Day 1 - Venice
Day 2 - Venice / Venice Lagoon
Day 3 - Venice
Day 4 - Venice Lagoon
Day 5 - Return flight

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Venice from the Water

Visit Venice and cruise the lagoon on board the MS Michelangelo with time to explore independently or on optional excursions

It was due to the threat from aggressive invaders that the Venetians originally retreated to the lagoon and created a safe city haven of islands and canals. Their affinity with the sea enabled them to dominate trade across vast tracts of the Mediterranean and beyond.

Important trade links with Byzantium were created, culminating in its conquest in 1204. Venice overflowed with the fruits of its trade and conquest, developing into one of Europe’s most magnificent and artistically active cities.

It thus seems apposite to stay on a boat with easy access to central Venice. This arrangement avoids the high costs associated with Venice’s hotels and restaurants and, being based on water gives a different perspective of this intriguing city, taking you comfortably away from the crowded, enervating bustle of a land-based stay.

UNESCO has declared both Venice and its lagoon a World Heritage site, in recognition of the fact that this is a unique lagoon of over 100 islands, many with their own history and heritage.

Key Features

UNESCO: Venice & Lagoon
No Single Supplement
Drinks Included
UK Tour Manager
Group Size: 6 – 28

Special Departure

Venice Carnival - 18 February 2022

Visit Venice at its most vibrant on February 18, during the annual world-famous carnival known for its elaborate masks. Venice was renowned for its partying during the 18th century, when its carnival was the height of hedonism, after a long period of absence the carnival was revived in 1979 and still going strong today with some of the most popular outfits being traditional costumes of 18th-century lords and ladies.

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Venice. Transfer to the MS Michelangelo for four nights. (D)

Day 2 An optional morning tour of St. Mark’s Basilica (£40). Lunchtime cruise on the Venetian lagoon to Mazzorbo and explore the colourful charming island of Burano known for its lacemaking. Later, join the optional excursion to the famous glass-making island of Murano (£45) or independently explore Mazzorbo. Cruise back to Venice. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Morning optional gourmet food walk of Venice neighbourhoods including Cannaregio and Castelletto (£60) or independently explore Venice’s waterways, beautiful churches and piazzas, resplendent in their historic streets and St. Mark’s Square, setting for St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doges’ Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Afternoon for independent Venice exploration. Discover the Grand Canal and Rialto or for a true Venetian experience take a classic gondola ride. Pre-dinner Jules Verne drinks party. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Morning cruise southwards through the Venice Lagoon passing the fishing port of Chioggia (or choose to spend the full day in Venice independently). In the afternoon relax as you cruise back to Venice or enjoy an optional excursion to the old university town of Padua (£50), enjoy the remarkable architecture including the famous Basilica of St. Anthony, join the boat back in Venice. Gala dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Disembark and transfer to Venice airport for the return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Whilst the vessel carries more, the excursion group size is limited to 30 (50 for Padua). Optional excursions are subject to minimum numbers and include some long walks.
The exact location of the moorings is at the discretion of the Venice port authorities, normally Riva Sette Martiri or Marittima.
Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure (before/after this, luggage storage on board is possible).
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.


per person in your own Main Deck cabin 
British Airways from Gatwick

Date Price
February 18 £1245
March 2 £895
April 15 £1195
May 25 £1125
June 22 £1065
July 8 £995
August 5 £1025
September 26 £995
October 16 £945
October 24 £945
November 1 £945
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Early Booking Offer

For 2022 bookings made by 31 December 2021, deduct £35 per person

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

(limited availability)
2022: Aug 5 & Nov 1

Single supplement £285

Cabin Upgrades

Upper Deck £125 

Flight Options

British Airways from Heathrow - nil

Optional Excursions

St. Mark’s Basilica £40
Murano Island Tour £45
Gourmet food walk of Venice neighbourhoods £60
Padua £50

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival or departure transfer add £44

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 4-night cruise, full board and drinks on vessel, services of a UK Tour Manager, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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