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Enchanting Waterways of Venice

Enchanting Waterways of Venice


Route:
  • UK
  • Venice
  • Burano
  • Murano
  • Chioggia
  • Venice
  • UK

5 DAYS from £889pp

Tour Highlights
  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price.
  • Explore Venice at your own pace
  • Enjoy a Venice city tour and the chance to observe the fascinating crafting process of a gondola
  • Visit the coastal gem of Chioggia

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Enchanting Waterways of Venice

Our five day cruise takes you into the iconic Italian city of Venice, to marvel at an otherworldly network of sea-fed canals lined with bobbing gondolas, tucked away osterie taverns serving the city's signature prosecco, museums flooded with vivid artistic treasures and marble landmarks crowned by elegant Byzantine domes.

River Cruise Itinerary

1
UK to Venice

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Venice. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship, the MS Michelangelo. After meeting the crew and enjoying a welcome cocktail, unwind on board with an evening to do as you please.

  • Dinner
2
Venice

Awake in a city like no other: a network of gondola-filled canals weaving between grand marble palaces and dramatic, historic monuments. This morning, enjoy a land excursion to the Doge's Palace, Venice's famed palace-turned-museum that overlooks the canal waters. Enjoy time at leisure to become acquainted with the city, perhaps enjoying a scoop of gelato in Piazza San Marco, the city's public square. Take an afternoon tour through the brightly-coloured streets of the charming island of Burano then explore the outlying island chain of Murano, renowned for its beautiful glassware.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Venice

On this morning's tour, observe the quintessential Venetian process of crafting gondolas and creating the city's iconic masquerade masks, characterised by ornate designs and intricate gilding. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, giving you the chance to take a gondola ride, view the spectacular Byzantine domes of Basilica di San Marco or stroll the city streets.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Venice and Chioggia

This morning, sail to Chioggia, a picturesque coastal town where pastel houses overlook a web of serene canals. In the afternoon, travel to Padua, a city brimming with medieval architecture. Take a guided tour of the town's sights, including the grand Basilica of Saint Anthony, one of the most frequently visited holy sites in the world. Head back to Venice for on board evening entertainment and a gala meal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Venice to the UK

After a leisurely breakfast, disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport and your scheduled flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

A visa is not required for your entry into Italy. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Tour Guide

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in Italy is the Euro, We recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
2018 Dates
14 Oct 201818 Oct 2018£999SOLD OUT
2019 Dates
04 Apr 201908 Apr 2019£889Book Now
04 May 201908 May 2019£999Book Now
03 Jun 201907 Jun 2019£1089Book Now
07 Sep 201911 Sep 2019£1099Book Now
17 Sep 201921 Sep 2019£1099Book Now
27 Sep 201901 Oct 2019£1099Book Now
17 Oct 201921 Oct 2019£999Book Now

Cabin Upgrades

Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Single Cabins

If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.

Included in the Price

  • Air-conditioned, en suite cabins on board our hand-picked vessels
  • Return flights from London. Regional flights and Eurostar are available on selected cruises.
  • All-Inclusive - Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily are taken onboard the ship. Tables seat 6 people, so you'll be able to converse and socialise with new friends, whilst never feeling crowded together. Tea and coffee are available on board ship as well as unlimited soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, including a variety of wines and beer, both during meals and at the bar. (Premium brands are available at an extra cost).
  • Entertainment on board your ship
  • Return transfers to/from airport/station to ship
  • Complete Financial Protection: Fully ABTA & ATOL protected

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
  • Optional Excursions
Important Notice

The Captain and Croisieurope reserve the right to alter/modify an itinerary at any time, should safety or external circumstances make this necessary, changes are also subject to tides. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Euro

Average Flying time

2 hours

Min/Max temperature

8 °C / 29 °C

Spoken languages

Italian

What to pack
  • Warm Clothes in case of cold weather (Jumper and Jacket)
  • Insect Repellant
  • Suncream and a hat with a big brim for sunny days
  • Comfortable shoes such as trainers
  • Sunglasses and plastic bags
  • Towel and Swimsuit
  • Rucksack or light bag per person
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • Travel Plug Adapter
MS Michelangelo

Spaced across the Upper and Main decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding outside views from the large picture windows.

Onboard facilities include...
Cabins

All cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe. Spaced across the Upper and Main Decks, all cabins are outside facing and located above the water affording outstanding views from the large picture window.

All-inclusive Dining

Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast. Chefs prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner which are served in the onboard restaurant. Midday and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen beers and wines, included in the price. An open bar is available throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines, premium spirits or fine brandies).

Life Onboard

All cruises start with a welcoming cocktail reception where you'll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship. Facilities onboard include a comfortable lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation as well as a souvenir shop. FREE Wifi is available in lounge bar and reception. The sun deck offers a panoramic view of the landscape's beauty as you cruise.

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