Venice at Christmas

Spend a leisurely Christmas in Venice on this short break with a visit to Chioggia and the chance to visit Padua, Burano and Murano

Cruise Only - Package Possible
4 nights from £730pp

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Your cruise ship moors at Riva Sette Martiri commanding fine views across to San Giorgio Maggiore and Sante Maria della Salute. From here you have easy access to Castello and just a 15 minutes' walk along the waterfront to St Mark's Square.

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

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NOV/REW - Festive Venice Itinerary

Day 1 - Venice (Italy)

Embark your ship at 6pm at Saint Basilio's pier (vaporetto Santa Marta station). Cruise towards the 7 Martiri's pier. 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 th town. Visit the famous "Santo" Basilica before a short walking tour of the town. Return to Venice by coach to re-join the ship. After dinner on board the evening is free in Venice, where we moor for the night.

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.
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Ship: Michelangelo
Dec 22£730£1110

Price Information

  • Upper Deck Cabin supplement from £101pp
  • Single Supplement - £431
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