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

Venice at Christmas

A unique 4-night festive city cruise break mooring in the heart of Venice, offering excursions to the islands of Murano and Burano and including all meals onboard

River Cruise Holiday
  • Venetian lagoon
  • Bridge of Sighs

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Celebrate Christmas in style on this festive cruise in Venice and its lagoons.

The optional sightseeing programme encompasses the main points of St Mark's Square and explores local churches revealing some of Venice's great artistic heritage. Chioggia is a small, waterside port of Roman origin and once second only to Venice in the region - with architectural styles ranging from the Byzantine and Gothic to Baroque

E191 Operated by CroisiEurope


NOV/REW - Festive Venice Itinerary

Day 1 - Venice (Italy)

Embark your ship at 6pm After settling into your cabin enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner. Evening free to explore Venice.

Day 2 - Chioggia

We have breakfast on board and relax as we cruise through the magnificent bay of Venice to Chioggia, where we arrive mid morning. We have free time to explore the town before returning on board for lunch. This afternoon, we have an optional guided visit of Padua, probably one of the most important artistic towns in Italy. Many painters, architects and sculptors have left their mark on the town.

Day 3 - Venice

After breakfast on board, we have either free time in Venice or set off on our optional excursion to visit the beautiful islands in the lagoon, Burano, famous for its lacework and Murano, home of Venice's glassmaking industry. Return on board for lunch. This afternoon there is an optional guided visit of the Doge's Palace and St Mark's Square. We also see the exterior of the famous awe-inspiring basilica, one of the most beautiful in the world, with its Byzantine-style facades. Dinner on board this evening and Christmas Eve celebrations. Optional midnight mass in Venice (subject to availability). Return on board.

Day 4 - Venice

Take advantage of this relaxing day at leisure to discover Venice at your own pace. Venice is a town of legend, built in the 5th century and today a dream of a city with an enchanting mosaic of 118 islands stitched together by more than 400 bridges. Venice became a great maritime power in the 10th century and is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece. The Gala dinner on board is followed by dancing and entertainment.

Day 5 - Venice

Disembark your cruise ship after breakfast.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary if necessary

Price Includes

  • 4 nights' accommodation including full board on MS Michelangelo
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Christmas Eve dinner is included on December 22 departure with wine included
  • Welcome cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Itinerary as described
  • 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
  • Personal on board spend
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Travel Insurance

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their cruises have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries. There may be other English speaking passengers on board this cruise.