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Venice and the Venetian Lagoon at Christmas

5 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
December 22: VENICE
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. at Saint Basilio's pier (vaporetto Santa Marta station). Sailing toward the 7 Martiri's pier. PAfter comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. The evening is free to do as you please.
Cruising through the magnificent bay of Venice to Chioggia. The morning is free to do as you please. Afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: Guided visit of Padua, which is probably one of the most important artistic towns in Italy. Many painters, architects and sculptors have left their mark on the town. Cruising back to Venice. The evening is free to do as you please.
Join us for the excursion proposed by private boat: Visit the islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Burano, famous for its lacework, and Murano, home of Venice's glassmaking industry since the late 13th century. Afternoon, join us for the excursion proposed: Guided visit of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. This Gothic palace that rests on a gallery of fine arch full of ornament: gilding, ceilings painted by Veronese, paintings by Tintoretto, Titian and Tiepolo. Christmas Eve evening. Midnight mass in Venice at St Mark's Basilica (1) (depending on availability.)
December 25: VENICE
The day is free to do as you please in Venice. Legendary city, built in the 5th century, it extends on 118 islands and became a great maritime power in the 10th century. Venice is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.
December 26: VENICE
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. at the main passenger terminal in Venice. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • Padua, and the Basilica dedicated to St. Anthony
  • The Venetian Lagoon islands
  • The Doge's palace and St. Mark's Square in Venice 
  • Midnight mass in Venice
  • Christmas surprise
  • Christmas Eve Dinner with wine included
All This Included
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at onboard bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Michelangelo
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) Midnight mass will be conducted partly in Latin and partly in Italian. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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