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Enchanting Waterways of Venice

Enchanting Waterways of Venice

  • Route:
  • UK
  • Venice
  • Burano
  • Murano
  • Chioggia
  • Venice
  • UK
5 DAYS from £699pp

Tour Highlights

  • All-Inclusive Cruising - all meals and drinks included in the price.
  • Explore Venice at your own pace
  • A number of optional excursions are available including 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.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Venice

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Venice, upon arrival you will be transferred to the MS Michelangelo. After meeting the crew and a welcome cocktail, unwind on board for an evening at leisure.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Venice

Awake in a city like no other: a network of gondola occupied canals weaving between grand marble palaces, baroque music filling the ocean tinted air and dramatic monuments clad in historic opulence. This morning become acquainted with the city at leisure, alternatively undertake an optional excursion that includes a visit to the Doge's Palace, a fascinating display of both Gothic and Classical architecture. Return to your ship this afternoon for a short cruise to Burano and Murano where an optional trip to these charming Venetian islands awaits. Later today return to Venice.

Optional Excursions

  • Morning Doge's Palace Visit - EUR 62pp
  • Afternoon Trip to the Islands of Murano & Burano - EUR 44pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Venice

Today is at leisure to continue your exploration of Venice, in which a gondola ride and a visit to view spectacular Byzantine domes of Basilica di San Marco are a must. An optional tour is available to observe the quintessential Venetian crafting process of gondolas and the famed masquerade masks characterised by ornate designs and intricate gilding.

Optional Excursions

  • Morning Gondola & Mask Factory Visits - EUR 66pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Venice

This morning sail to Chioggia, a quaint coastal town boasting serene canals overlooked by pastel houses. You may take an optional trip to Padua for a guided tour of the town's sights including the grand Basilica of Saint Anthony, or explore at leisure. Head back to Venice for on board entertainment and a gala meal.

Optional Excursions

  • Afternoon Padua Tour - EUR 56pp

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Venice to UK

Following breakfast, disembark the ship where your transfer will take you to Venice Airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Included in the Price

  • Included Air-conditioned, en suite cabins on board our hand-picked vessels
  • Included Return flights from London. Regional flights and Eurostar are available on selected cruises.
  • Included 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).
  • Included Entertainment on board your ship
  • Included Return transfers to/from airport/station to ship
  • Included Complete Financial Protection: Fully ABTA & ATOL protected

Important Information


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.


You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 10 days cover£21£42£62

For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. 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.


If booking more than 90 days before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable 90 days prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 90 days 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;,,, 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.

Cruise Director

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
2017 Dates
08 Jun 201712 Jun 2017£849ppBook
17 Sep 201721 Sep 2017£849ppBook
29 Sep 201703 Oct 2017£849ppBook
11 Oct 201715 Oct 2017£749ppBook
2018 Dates
13 Apr 201817 Apr 2018£699ppBook
07 May 201811 May 2018£859ppBook
25 May 201829 May 2018£869ppBook
08 Jun 201812 Jun 2018£879ppBook
26 Jun 201830 Jun 2018£899ppBook
31 Aug 201804 Sep 2018£899ppBook
14 Oct 201818 Oct 2018£829ppBook
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.

Optional Excursions:

  • Morning Doge's Palace Visit - EUR 62pp
  • Afternoon Trip to the Islands of Murano & Burano - EUR 44pp
  • Morning Gondola & Mask Factory Visits - EUR 66pp
  • Afternoon Padua Tour - EUR 56pp

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.

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...


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.

Cruise Map

Enchanting Waterways of Venice Route Map

Download Tour Dossier - 2017

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Average Flying time: 2 hours
  • Minimum temperature: 8°C
  • Maximum temperature: 29°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Italian

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