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

Venice to Milan and Lake Como

This unique holiday combines a relaxing cruise from enchanting Venice to picturesque Mantua, with a hotel stay in fashionable Milan or picturesque Lake Maggiore, your gateway to stunning Lake Como. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board the ship

Cruise Only
8 nights from £1554pp

Fly-Cruise Package
8 nights from £2264pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Venice
  • Venice
  • Burano
  • Chioggia
  • Verona
  • Milan Cathedral
  • Lake Como
  • Lake Como

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Save 15% on 2022 departures! Book by 30 Jun 2021

Book with Peace of Mind! More than 30 days before departure: Postpone your booking to another 2021 or 2022 date. Within 30 days of departure: postpone your reservation to a later date if you are affected by Covid 19 (on presentation of a positive test). If the cruise is cancelled by CroisiEurope, you will be able to change your date, request a voucher or request a refund. Applies to new bookings for 2021, booked between 1 Mar and 31 Aug 2021.

Venice to Milan and Lake Como Special Offer

Discover three of Italy’s most breathtaking regions on an exciting cruise, before enjoying a hotel stay in glamorous Milan or Lake Maggiore, from where you’ll visit Lake Como, overlooked by elegant villas and fairytale castles.

During your time in the romantic city of Venice, capital of the Veneto region, perhaps join the guided tour of the incredible Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square, or head to the colourful islands of the Venetian Lagoon.

Pretty Chioggia is your gateway to Vicenza which straddles the Bacchiglione River, while Torretta is just a stone’s throw from Verona which has a quaint medieval old town. Mantua is a delight to explore and a city steeped in history as it was ruled by the House of Gonzaga for almost 400 years.

Sample the delights of Parma on an optional tour, before leaving the ship and travelling to the fashion capital of Milan or tranquil Lake Maggiore for a two-night hotel stay. Enjoy a guided tour of Como including a visit to the remarkable cathedral, as well as a boat tour of glistening Lake Como.

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VMM/MMV - Venice to Milan and Lake Como Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - Venice (Italy)

Embark your ship, Michelangelo, at 6pm in Venice. 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 to the Doge's Palace and Saint Mark's Square. The palace is Byzantine in origin and used to be the home of the Doge and the seat of the Palace of Justice. There is also the option to follow in the footsteps of Casanova with a tour of the Doge's palace. This afternoon's optional excursion visits the islands of the Venetian 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.

Day 3 - Venice - Chioggia - Porto Viro

Cruise to Chioggia, the starting point for the optional excursion to Vicenza, the epitome of stunning Italian landscapes, food and art. The city's most beautiful buildings are located around the Piazza dei Signori. As guests depart on the tour, the ship cruises to Porto Viro. Guests who don't take the excursion have to disembark the ship and be transferred by coach from Chioggia to Porto Viro. Enjoy free time in Chioggia. This afternoon is spent cruising towards Rovigo.

Day 4 - Rovigo - Torretta - Valdaro

Spend the morning cruising to Torretta. This afternoon, there are two optional excursions. Visit Verona and its impressive ampitheatre or the Giusti Gardens. Alternatively, opt for the bicycle tour of Verona with visit to the Giusti Gardens. Later, return on board in Valdaro.

Day 5 - Valdaro - Mantua

Early morning, begin cruising to Mantua. Join the optional guided tour of Mantua, where the House of Gonzaga ruled for almost 400 years. Spend time at leisure this afternoon. Alternatively, opt for the guided tour of the Ferrari Museum in Modena.

Day 6 - Mantua

Today there is an optional excursion to Cremona and Parma, including lunch. See the sights of Cremona including the medieval square, bell tower and cathedral, before heading to Parma for a visit to the pink-marble Baptistery containing frescoes depicting the life of Christ.

Day 7 - Mantua - Milan

Disembark after breakfast and transfer by coach from Mantua to Milan, approximately a 2 hour drive. Upon arrival mid-morning, join the guided tour of the city. Later, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. This afternoon, opt for the visit to the remarkable cathedral. Stay at the LS in Milan or Lake Maggiore.

Day 8 - Milan - Lake Como

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to pretty Como for a guided tour, including a visit to the impressive cathedral. This afternoon, board the funicular railway to the summit for fantastic views for the lake and city below. Return to Como for a boat tour of the lake. After the excursion, return to Milan by coach. Dinner and stay at the LS in Milan or Lake Maggiore.

Day 9 - Milan

After breakfast, disembark the ship.

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

Price Includes

  • 6-nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • 2-night stay in the 3-star LS in Milan or Lake Maggiore with breakfast and dinner
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board the ship
  • Lunches on Days 7 and 8
  • Coach transfer from Mantua to Milan
  • Complimentary shore excursions on Days 7 and 8 as described in itinerary
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Welcome Cocktail and Gala Farewell Dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Fly-cruise package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas 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:
  • Venice
  • Vicenza
  • Verona
  • Mantua
  • Cremona
  • Parma
  • Included Excursions:
  • Milan city tour with visit to the cathedral
  • Tour of Como with visit to the cathedral
  • Boat tour of Lake Como

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships 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 and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • September
    • Sep 9th - Venice to Milan - Sailing on: Michelangelo From: £1814
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1814 Cruise Only from: £1972
    • Sep 15th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: Michelangelo From: £1814
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1814 Cruise Only from: £1972
  • October
    • Oct 2nd - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: Michelangelo From: £1814
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £1814 Cruise Only from: £1972

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 19th - Venice to Milan - Sailing on: Michelangelo From: £1554
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1554 Cruise Only from: £1586 Cruise Only from: £1615 Cruise Only from: £1699 Cruise Only from: £1731 Cruise Only from: £1759
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2264 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2325 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2409 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2441 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2469
  • May
    • May 19th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: Michelangelo From: £1646
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1646 Cruise Only from: £1683 Cruise Only from: £1720 Cruise Only from: £1791 Cruise Only from: £1828 Cruise Only from: £1864
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2393 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2430 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2501 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2538 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2574
  • June
    • Jun 26th - Venice to Milan - Sailing on: Michelangelo From: £1646
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1646 Cruise Only from: £1683 Cruise Only from: £1720 Cruise Only from: £1791 Cruise Only from: £1828 Cruise Only from: £1864
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2393 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2430 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2501 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2538 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2574
  • September
    • Sep 8th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: Michelangelo From: £1646
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1646 Cruise Only from: £1683 Cruise Only from: £1720 Cruise Only from: £1791 Cruise Only from: £1828 Cruise Only from: £1864
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2393 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2430 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2501 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2538 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2574
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: Michelangelo From: £1646
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £1646 Cruise Only from: £1683 Cruise Only from: £1720 Cruise Only from: £1791 Cruise Only from: £1828 Cruise Only from: £1864
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2356 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2393 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2430 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2501 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2538 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2574

Price Information

  • Single Supplement: 2021 - £432; 2022 - £565
Map for Venice to Milan and Lake Como