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Enchanting Waterways of Venice

Enchanting Waterways of Venice


Route:
  • UK
  • Venice
  • Burano
  • Murano
  • Chioggia
  • Venice
  • UK

5 DAYS from €1119pp

Tour Highlights
  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price.
  • Explore Venice at your own pace
  • Enjoy a Venice city tour and the chance to observe the fascinating crafting process of a gondola
  • Visit the coastal gem of Chioggia

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Enchanting Waterways of Venice

Our five day cruise takes you into the iconic Italian city of Venice, to marvel at an otherworldly network of sea-fed canals lined with bobbing gondolas, tucked away osterie taverns serving the city's signature prosecco, museums flooded with vivid artistic treasures and marble landmarks crowned by elegant Byzantine domes.

River Cruise Itinerary

1
UK to Venice

Depart on your scheduled flight to Venice. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship, the MS Michelangelo. After meeting the crew and enjoying a welcome cocktail, unwind on board with an evening to do as you please.

  • Dinner
2
Venice

Awake in a city like no other: a network of gondola-filled canals weaving between grand marble palaces and dramatic, historic monuments. This morning a brief cruise through the Venetian Lagoon will bring us to Mazzorbo. Take a guided tour of Saint Mark's Basilica, a Byzantine masterpiece, and one of the most important churches in the city. Learn about the fascinating pasts of the impressive sculptures and mosaics and what they represent within Christian history. Take an afternoon tour through the brightly-coloured streets of the charming island of Burano then explore the outlying island chain of Murano, renowned for its beautiful glassware.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Venice

This morning, join us on a Food tour of little-known neighbourhoods in Venice. The tour will begin with a stroll to the Rialto Market, the famous fish market located next to the Grand Canal. We'll continue on the Cannaregio neighbourhood, a melting pot of diversity and authenticity. The next stop will be Castelletto, the first red-light district in the city. At the end of our tour, we'll enjoy a wine tasting with some Italian-style tapas in an osteria. Our ship will cruise through the lagoon. Enjoy some free time on your own in Venice this afternoon and this evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Venice and Chioggia

This morning, sail to Chioggia, a picturesque coastal town where pastel houses overlook a web of serene canals. In the afternoon, travel to Padua, a city brimming with medieval architecture. Take a guided tour of the town's sights, including the grand Basilica of Saint Anthony, one of the most frequently visited holy sites in the world. Head back to Venice for on board evening entertainment and a gala meal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Venice to the UK

After a leisurely breakfast, disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport and your scheduled flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your entry into Italy. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of €300pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight is to Venice Airport with EasyJet, departing from London Gatwick.
Each passenger is entitled to hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on your final confirmation. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. A printed E-ticket is no longer required at check-in, all you need to do is present your passport to the staff at the desk and your boarding pass will be given to you.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Tour Guide

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in Italy is the Euro, We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPrice
2023 Dates
26 Mar 202330 Mar 2023€1432
30 Mar 202303 Apr 2023€1432
27 Apr 202301 May 2023€1791
25 May 202329 May 2023€1634
22 Jun 202326 Jun 2023€1511
20 Jul 202324 Jul 2023€1511
17 Aug 202321 Aug 2023€1511
14 Sep 202318 Sep 2023€1623
20 Oct 202324 Oct 2023€1287
24 Oct 202328 Oct 2023€1343
28 Oct 202301 Nov 2023€1175
01 Nov 202305 Nov 2023€1119
2024 Dates
15 Mar 202419 Mar 2024€1343
23 Mar 202427 Mar 2024€1455
27 Mar 202431 Mar 2024€1679
12 Apr 202416 Apr 2024€1679
10 May 202414 May 2024€1679
07 Jun 202411 Jun 2024€1567
25 Oct 202429 Oct 2024€1455
29 Oct 202402 Nov 2024€1343
02 Nov 202406 Nov 2024€1231

Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Additional Expenses

  • Optional Excursions
Important Notice

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Euro

Average Flying time

2 hours

Min/Max temperature

8 °C / 29 °C

Spoken languages

Italian

When to go

Please see the weather charts below.

Venice

What to pack
  • Warm Clothes in case of cold weather (Jumper and Jacket)
  • Insect Repellant
  • Suncream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses and plastic bags
  • Towel and Swimsuit
  • Rucksack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Travel Plug Adapter
MS Michelangelo

Spaced across the Upper and Main decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding outside views from the large picture windows.

Onboard facilities include...
Cabins

All cabins are equipped with shower plus a toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a souvenir shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

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