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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Heart of Venice

Moor in the heart of Venice on this superb short break with optional excursions. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board and two short trips across the lagoon

Exclusive Blue Water Package
4 nights from £871pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Venice - Bridge of Sighs (in background)
  • Venice Lagoon
  • Venice
  • St Marks, Doges Palace and the busy waterside

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


Save 20% on cruise cost on 19 May 2017 departure!

Heart of Venice City Cruise Break  Special Offer

Your cruise ship moors along the quayside from St Mark's Square. Explore Venice historic sites, such as St Mark's Cathedral, the Doges Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Grand Canal and the Rialto bridge. Soak up the atmosphere of this unique city from your convenient floating hotel where unlimited complimentary drinks are included.

Two short cruises across the Venice lagoon and to Chioggia are included, with optional excursions to the famous islands of Murano, Burano and the city of Padua.

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VEN - Venice City Cruise Break Itinerary

Day 1 - Venice (Italy)

Embark at 6pm in Venice at our mooring on the Marittima or San Basilio wharf (waterbus stop Santa Marta). Enjoy a welcome cocktail party in the lounge. After dinner, explore the sights of Venice at leisure. Overnight in port.

Day 2 - Venice

This morning there is an optional visit of the Doge's Palace. The palace is Byzantine in origin and used to be the home of the Doge and the seat of the Palace of Justice. This afternoon's optional excursion visits the islands in the Lagoon. Begin in Murano, home of Venice’s glassmaking industry since the late 13th century then visit Burano, famous for its lacework which was developed on the island in the 16th century. Return on board and cruise to Venice.

Day 3 - Venice

Spend today discovering Venice at leisure. Optional guided tour of a handcraft manufacturing of a gondola, originally the the most used means of transportation by the inhabitants and visit a factory which makes masks, a symbol of Venice since 1271, they were originally black, but in the course of time the forms changed and colors were added. Free afternoon in Venice.

Day 4 - Chioggia

Breakfast on board while the ship cruises across the magnificent Venice lagoon to reach Chioggia mid morning. Have some time to discover the town on your own before lunch on board. In the afternoon, an optional excursion visits Padua, the pilgrimage town of St Anthony and famous for its art. Following a visit to the Santo Basilica, dedicated to St Anthony, stroll through the historic town centre and discover the popular Pedrocchi coffee house. In the meantime, the ship cruises back to Venice where you will join it in the evening. Dinner on board and gala evening.

Day 5 - Venice

Disembark at the passenger terminal after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 4 accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Mini-cruise itinerary as described
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses

Additional Information

  • Optional Excursions Available
  • Murano and Burano islands
  • Venice walking tour and Doge's Palace
  • Guided tour of Padua
  • Book all excursions and receive 5% discount! All excursions can be pre-booked

Special Features

  • This Venice City Cruise Break let you make your own travel arrangements - choose your own airport and take advantage of low-cost airline flights to Venice. Enjoy a water-bus transfer from Marco Polo airport. Add extra hotel days before or after your City Cruise Break in Venice.

2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Apr 30£531£955
May 04£581£999
May 19£465£1065
May 23, 27, 31; Jun 04, 08, 12, 16, 20£581£999
Jul 17, 21; Aug 04, 18£559£985
Sep 13, 17, 21, 25, 29£581£999
Oct 03, 07, 11, 15, 25, 29£531£955

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Feb 02, 06, 10£712£1047
Feb 14, 18, 22, 26; Mar 02, 06, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30£536£871
Apr 09, 13, 17, 27£598£933
May 07, 17, 21, 29; Jun 08, 12, 16, 26, 30£650£985
Aug 31£629£964
Sep 10, 14, 24, 28; Oct 02, 06, 10, 14£650£985
Oct 18£598£933

Price Information

  • Cabin upgrade supplements:
  • Upper Deck - 2017: £99pp 2018: £110pp
  • Suite - 2018: £110pp
  • Single Supplement - 2017: £170 2018: £281
Large map for Heart of Venice City Cruise Break
Small map for Heart of Venice City Cruise Break