River Cruises in the Venice region

The southern European country of Italy offers distinctive cruise itineraries.

Italy river cruises start in the unique city of Venice, with our river cruise ship MS Michelangelo moored along the quayside from St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal. The short break cruises offer an ideal way to explore Venice, with the advantage of all meals included and a central city base.

The islands of Burano and Murano in the Venice lagoon can be visited on a Venice river cruise, with longer cruises offering excursions to cities such as Padua and Verona.

  • Heart of Venice

    4 Nights - Venice and Back

    Michelangelo Michelangelo

    Explore the heart of Venice on this superb short break with optional excursions. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board and two short trips across the lagoon 2020 - Sep, Oct 2021 - Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save 15% on 2021 departures!

    Venice Cruise Only
    From £458pp
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  • Venice at Christmas

    4 Nights - Venice and Back

    Michelangelo Michelangelo

    Spend a leisurely Christmas in Venice on this short break with a visit to Chioggia and the chance to visit Padua, Burano and Murano 2020 - Dec

    Venetian lagoon Cruise Only
    From £770pp
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  • Venice to Mantua

    6 Nights - Venice to Mantua

    Michelangelo Michelangelo

    This unique cruise on board Michelangelo explores the breathtaking regions of Veneto, Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, with visits to enchanting Venice and romantic Mantua. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board 2020 - Sep, Oct 2021 - Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct Save 15% on 2021 departures!

    Venice Cruise Only
    From £1032pp
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  • Venice to Milan and Lake Como

    8 Nights - Venice to Milan

    Michelangelo Michelangelo

    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 2020 - Sep, Oct 2021 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save 15% on 2021 departures!

    Venice Cruise Only
    From £1445pp
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