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Enchanting Waterways of Venice including

Venice City Stay

  • UK
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  • Borromean Islands
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  • Turin
  • Belgirate
  • Macugnaga
  • Milan
  • Venice
  • UK

2 NIGHTS from €335pp

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3 night stay in the beautiful city of Venice
  • 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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Venice City Stay

This unique city, built on over 100 islands in the lagoon, is yours to explore. Take in galleries, museums and historic churches, as well as canals lined with grand villas and tucked-away cafes - be sure to make time for an 'ombre e chiceti' - chilled white wine with typical snacks.

Tour Itinerary

UK to Venice

Depart 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

Awake in a city like no other: a network of gondola-filled canals weaving between grand marble palaces and dramatic, historic monuments. This morning a brief cruise through the Venetian Lagoon will bring us to Mazzorbo. Take a guided tour of Saint Mark's Basilica, a Byzantine masterpiece, and one of the most important churches in the city. Learn about the fascinating pasts of the impressive sculptures and mosaics and what they represent within Christian history. 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

This morning, join us on a Food tour of little-known neighbourhoods in Venice. The tour will begin with a stroll to the Rialto Market, the famous fish market located next to the Grand Canal. We'll continue on the Cannaregio neighbourhood, a melting pot of diversity and authenticity. The next stop will be Castelletto, the first red-light district in the city. At the end of our tour, we'll enjoy a wine tasting with some Italian-style tapas in an osteria. Our ship will cruise through the lagoon. Enjoy some free time on your own in Venice this afternoon and this evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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
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

Explore this incredible cities network of gondola-filled canals which weave between grand marble palaces and dramatic, historic monuments. Why not visit the Doge's Palace and the famous St Marks Square or enjoy a relaxing coffee at one of the many cafes dotted through the city.

  • Breakfast
Venice to the UK

After breakfast, transfer to Venice airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

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.


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.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of €300pp 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.

Flight Information

Your flight is to Venice Airport with EasyJet, departing from London Gatwick.
Each passenger is entitled to hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage and 1 personal item such as a handbag, briefcase or laptop case. Weight restrictions will be finalized on your final confirmation. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure. A printed E-ticket is no longer required at check-in, all you need to do is present your passport to the staff at the desk and your boarding pass will be given to you.

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.

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 UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
2023 DATES
Hotel Santa Marina
20 Oct 202326 Oct 2023€480€1365€1845
24 Oct 202330 Oct 2023€480€1343€1823
28 Oct 202303 Nov 2023€480€1175€1655
2024 DATES
15 Mar 202421 Mar 2024€335€1343€1678
23 Mar 202429 Mar 2024€335€1455€1790
27 Mar 202402 Apr 2024€335€1679€2014
12 Apr 202418 Apr 2024€492€1679€2171
10 May 202416 May 2024€368€1679€2047
07 Jun 202413 Jun 2024€368€1567€1935
25 Oct 202431 Oct 2024€492€1455€1947
29 Oct 202404 Nov 2024€492€1343€1835
02 Nov 202408 Nov 2024€492€1231€1723

Additional Expenses

  • 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


Average Flying time

2 hours

Min/Max temperature

8 °C / 29 °C

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When to go

Please see the weather charts below.


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
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