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Venice from the Water

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For all April - November 2024 bookings made by 29 February 2024, save £35 per person

There is nowhere else on earth like Venice. The busy city’s streets of water and the tiny islands of its lagoon combine in a unique UNESCO enclave. The tour is a similarly fitting combination, quietly based on an elegant boat, with all the sights at the foot of the gangplank

Since its medieval golden days, Venice has been revered for its art and architecture. Known as La Serenissima, the marble city is squeezed onto a hundred islets, interwoven with canals and bridges, a great, flamboyant, living museum. The lagoon is a broad but shallow spread around it, dotted with sleepy islands, some all but abandoned, others brimming with old world charm. Making full use of the watery topography, this tour is based aboard the stylish cruiser, MS Michelangelo; calmly removed from the crowds, while effortlessly visiting the unmissable sights. The ‘best of both worlds’ concept extends to the itinerary in a flexible blend of included activities, optional excursions, and time for independent exploration. Two cruises on the lagoon are included, the first at the northern end, to rural Mazzorbo, linked by a long footbridge to Burano Island and its impossibly pretty rows of pastel painted houses; the second floating south, past tiny islets, to the leisurely pace of Choggia. Optional excursions include the city’s must-see monument, St Mark’s Basilica; Murano Island, its canal-sides awash with displays of its famous glass; a walk through less-visited Venice; and historic Padua, home to Italy’s largest piazza.


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

  • UNESCO: Venice & Lagoon
  • Drinks Included
  • Jules Verne Representative

There is nowhere else on earth like Venice. The busy city’s streets of water and the tiny islands of its lagoon combine in a unique UNESCO enclave. The tour is a similarly fitting combination, quietly based on an elegant boat, with all the sights at the foot of the gangplank


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.

he exact location of the moorings is at the discretion of the Venice port authorities, normally Riva Sette Martiri, Marittima or San Basilio.

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.


MS Michelangelo

Launched in 2000 and refurbished in 2017, the MS Michelangelo is registered in France with a mainly European crew and announcements in French and English. For 20 years Jules Verne has been the main UK partner of the innovative French cruise company, CroisiEurope, established over 40 years ago, now boasting the largest European river fleet (over 40 ships), yet still operated by the same family.

All drinks, except premium brands are included throughout the cruise. Enjoy International and French cuisine with a choice of wines in an elegant one-sitting dining room. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner waiter service with the occasional buffet. The vessel does not sail at night.

Reception, lounge bar with small dance floor, sun deck and WiFi (free/limited).

78 air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV. 27 twin/double cabins (118 sq. ft.) on the Upper Deck with a picture window, 49 twin/double cabins (118 sq. ft.) and two single cabins with picture window on the Main Deck.

Optional Excursions

An optional morning tour of St. Mark’s Basilica

Saint Mark’s Basilica is considered a Byzantine masterpiece, and for that reason, it is one of the most important churches in the city. Construction began in 1063 as a Byzantine-style edifice, which over the centuries was accented with Gothic arches and mosaics. Having seen it throughout the decades as a backdrop to scenes in movies, visitors flock from all over the world just to stand in the spectacular square.

Murano Island Tour

A short boat ride will take us to the island of Murano. The largest island in the lagoon, Murano is famous all over the world for its unique glass. We’ll visit a glassblowing studio to see how it’s done. Take advantage of some free time afterwards to explore the island on your own. Murano is also known for its lovely churches and several remarkable palazzetto.

Morning optional walk of Venice neighbourhoods

Venetian cuisine is brimming with variety and delicacies. It incorporates the diverse backgrounds of the Venetian population to propose the best the sea and land have to offer in the region. The Rialto Market (closed on Sunday) in the San Polo District is the natural starting point for this tour. We’ll stroll among the vegetable and fruit stands and witness the fishmongers in action. After, we’ll leave the hustle and bustle of the crowds behind us and head over to the laid-back Cannaregio District to poke around at what it has to offer. At the end of the tour, we’ll take a seat in a typical osteria to snack on cicchetti, Italian tapas-like morsels.

Optional excursion to Padua

Transfer by coach from Chioggia to Padua. Best known in Christianity as the Saint Antoine of Padua city, it is also famous for its art. Giotto (1267-1337, painter, sculptor and Italian architect) gifted the city of Padua some of his masterpieces, enriching the artistic scenery of the city. We'll start off with a guided tour of the city by coach before visiting the basilica which holds the vault of Saint Antoine. You'll be able to admire Donatello's bronze statue from the 15th century in the square before the basilica. This art piece was a major influence on sculptors of the Italian Renaissance. A guided tour on foot will take you to the Piazza delle Erbe and the Piazza dei Frutti which holds a fresh produce market every day. You'll then see the Palazzo della Ragione (exteriors only) and the Torre dell'Orologio with its astronomical clock dating back to 1344. You'll enjoy some free time to discover this charming city on your own. We'll be back on board in Venice.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double Main Deck cabin
Wizzair from Gatwick (3 Nov - British Airways from Heathrow)

March 23 (Saturday)
April 12 (Friday)

Was £1255

£ 1220

June 7 (Friday)

Was £1275

£ 1240

September 27 (Friday)

Was £1325

£ 1290

October 25 (Friday)

Was £1255

£ 1220

Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 4-night cruise, full board and drinks on vessel, services of a Jules Verne Representative, 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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep, Oct

  • Upper Deck Twin/Double
  • £125
  • Upper Deck Single No Supplement
  • £125
  • Main Deck Single
  • £275
  • Upper Deck Single
  • £410
Optional Excursions
  • An optional morning tour of St. Mark’s Basilica
  • £50
  • Murano Island Tour
  • £53
  • Morning optional walk of Venice neighbourhoods
  • £64
  • Padua
  • £60
Tour Only
  • Save
  • £200
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £90

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