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DAY 1: UK - Venice.

Fly to Venice where you will be met and transferred to your ship, MS Michelangelo, for embarkation. Enjoy a welcome cocktail party and dinner as your ship cruises towards Martyrs Quay, close to St Mark's Square. MS Michelangelo moors here, in an ideal location for visiting the must see sights of Venice from the quayside. Includes Dinner

DAY 2: Venice - Burano.

This morning, enjoy an optional excursion to magnificent Doge's Palace. The Doge or leader of Venice's former palace dominates Venice and is one of the must see museums in the world. A stunning exterior decorated in Gothic style with an open portico. It was also the location for the republic's prisons, some of which were accessed by one of Venice's most famous bridges the 'Bridge of Sighs'. Later, cruise on the Lagoon to the colourful island of Burano, renowned for its lacemaking. Perhaps join the optional tour of the island before visiting the nearby island of Murano, famed for its glass-blowing artisans. Alternatively, enjoy free time in Burano to explore. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Venice.

Today, the day is yours to explore the splendid museums and shopping opportunities that this historic city has to offer. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Venice - Chioggia area - Venice.

Cruise to the Bay of Venice and sail to Chioggia, a picturesque town laced with canals, for free time to explore at leisure. After lunch back on board, perhaps join the optional excursion to Padua - a medieval gem famous for its Old Town, iconic Pedrocchi coffee house and lovely St Anthony's Basilica. Rejoin your ship in Venice for a gala dinner on board. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: Venice - UK.

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in Venice with a 2 night stay at the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal. Includes Breakfast Note: Occasionally the ship will disembark in a different location and will require a short walk. Parts of the itinerary may also be by coach.

Take in the enchanting sights and atmosphere of one of Europe's most romantic cities from the comfort of Michelangelo, your floating hotel, conveniently moored to enjoy Venice from a unique perspective. Visit the magnificent palaces, cruise on the Lagoon to the colourful island of Burano, take advantage of the shopping opportunities, cruise to the Bay of Venice and sail on to Chioggia, a town laced with canals. This cruise ship tour is one of the most enchanting ways to take in the romantic city.

Inclusions:

• Flights UK - Venice - UK
• Accommodation Outside lower deck cabin
• 11 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
• All Inclusive Drinks throughout the cruise
• Individual audio system on all excursions
• Transfers
• All local, port and airport taxes
• VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)