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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. in Venice. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner then feel free to explore Venice.
We’ll cruise through the magnificent bay of Venice all the way to Chioggia. Enjoy some free time in the city. This afternoon, we’ll set out on a guided tour 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. Afterwards, we’ll cruise back to Venice.
Today, join us on an excursion by private boat to visit the islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Burano, famous for its lacework, and Murano, home to Venice's glassmaking industry since the late 13th century. We’ll take a guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. This Gothic palace rests on a gallery of fine arches full of ornaments: gilding, ceilings painted by Veronese, paintings by Tintoretto, Titian and Tiepolo. Tonight is our Christmas Eve evening. Midnight mass in Venice at St Mark's Basilica (1) (depending on availability.)
December 25: VENICE
The whole day is free to do as you please in Venice. This legendary city which was built in the 5th century 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.
December 26: VENICE
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Venice at 9:00 a.m. End of our services. 
Tour Map
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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