Your Cruise Itinerary - Venice & its Lagoon

Day 1: Embark in Venice

Step aboard the MS Michelangelo - enjoy a welcome cocktail and meet the crew.

Day 2: Venice

After breakfast we can join an optional visit to Doge’s Palace, then return to the ship and cruise the lagoon to Mazzorbo. This afternoon there is an optional excursion to visit the islands of Burano, famous for its lacework and Murano, known for its ancestral glassblowing. There will be dinner and dancing on board this evening.

Day 3: Venice

After breakfast, there is an optional guided tour to discover the manufacture of handcrafted gondolas. This afternoon, enjoy free time in Venice - this city is famous for its marvellous architecture and incredible heritage. Discover its iconic sights, such as the Grand Canal, St Mark’s Square, and the beautiful Basilica

Day 4: Venice – Chioggia (or nearby) – Venice

We cruise across the magnificent Bay of Venice to Chioggia, a port city of Roman origin, this morning. Enjoy lunch on board before an optional excursion to Padua, the pilgrimage town of St Antoine di Padova. Take a stroll through the historical town centre and discover the famous ‘Pedrocchi coffee house’. We re-join the ship in Venice; spend the final night on board enjoying a gala evening of music and dancing.

Day 5: Disembark in Venice

Disembark after breakfast. Air passengers travel home. Coach passengers travel to Lake Garda, the largest and one of the most attractive of the Italian lakes. With its amazing scenery and excellent nearby destinations, this is the ideal place to enjoy a two night stay in a carefully selected minimum 3 star standard hotel including dinner and breakfast. Then we continue our journey home. (coach passengers only)

Departure dates & prices 2018 - 5 or 10 days by coach or air - 5% discount on all date

Shearings brochure price from £969

Travel 55 discount price from  £921

Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 ref: S9990 + tour code RRITACA or RAITAF

*The prices quoted here are based on Shearings lead in prices and will fluctuate as and when departure dates are taken up. For the latest up to date prices check with Shearings when you book. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code S9990 to receive your 5% discount. Tel Shearings reservations on 0844 824 3535.

March 15 by coach £921

May 17 by air £1002

  • 10 days by coach : holiday code: RRITACA : dep code: X
  • 5 days by air : holiday code RAITAC

Prices are based on Twin Main Deck cabin, upgrades are available see website for details. Air holidays are based on flights with British Airways from London Heathrow, regional departures are available call for details (supplements may apply). Please note: additional dates are available by air call for details. 

All holidays subject to Shearings Terms and Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on the website.

Shearings Holidays
Venice & its Lagoon

5 or 10 days - 5% discount

Prices from only £921


Venice, the 'Queen of the Adriatic', is the only city in the world which is built entirely on water. Visit the heart of Venice, the vast Piazza San Marco with its great architectural showpieces. The MS Michelangelo provides the perfect base to explore this fascinating city. 

This wonderful Venice cruise holiday comes with a 5% discount saving. To book call  Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote Travel 55 Ref: S9990 plus the Tour Code.

It’s never been more important to book with an operator you can trust. Your Shearings river cruise will be fully protected by our membership of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents). Travel by coach and you’re also protected by the Bonded Coach Holidays protection scheme, and air holidays are protected by our ATOL licence.

Travel 55 offer you 5% discount on Shearings holidays and tours. To book, call Shearings direct on 0844 824 3535 and quote S9990 for the Travel 55 discount price. 

What's Included

  • Return travel from the UK by coach with overnight stays including dinner and breakfast in France, Switzerland and Lake Garda, or by Air to Venice.
  • 4 nights all inclusive cruise.
  • Service of a Shearings Cruise Manager.
  • FREE drinks on board including beer, fne wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, fruit juice, soft drinks, specialty coffees and tea.

Holiday Highlights

  • Cruise the enchanting Lagoon of Venice
  • Explore romantic Venice’s many sights
  • Discover the ancient town of Chioggia

Your Ship: MS Michelangelo

Built in 2000 and refurbished in 2006, the ship offers a comfortable accommodation for 158 passengers. The interior has facilities including a lounge area, bar, dance floor, tasteful dining room, gift shop and a large spacious sun deck.

All 78 cabins are fully equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe, central heating/air conditioning, 220V electricity and radiophone. There are 28 cabins located on the Upper Deck and 50 cabins on the Main Deck.

Delicious food served on board with an extensive buffet breakfast, with lunch and dinner with a French inspiration. There is also a fine wine menu available on board.

Optional Excursions

  • Boat Trip to the Islands of Burano and Murano
  • Guided Visit to St Mark’s Square and the Doge’s Palace
  • Guided Tour of Padua
  • Visit to See the Art of Gondola Making
  • Pre-book optional excursions from only £46

Great deals for group bookings

Take your group on one of Shearings holidays for an unforgettable experience. Take advantage of FREE places on many tours for groups of more than 20, with up to four free places for groups of over 40.

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