Venice, Italy Luxury Cruises

Overview

Built as a trading town for the northeast of Italy, the impressive and utterly unique city of Venice boasts a remarkable construction of stilted houses, cobbled courtyards and miles upon miles of canals. Famous for the exploits of legendary romantics like Casanova, and regularly filmed for major motion pictures like James Bond and Indiana Jones, it’s one of the most popular and culturally important cities in Europe.

Sightseeing in Venice

Venice may be small in size, but what it lacks in space it more than makes up for in exciting attractions. From the famous Grand Canal that snakes its way through the city, to the floating festivals filled with Dragon boats and Gondolas there’s always something happening here. If your cruise enjoys a stopover in the port of Venice, you might have difficulty deciding what to see first. Here are some of our favourite ideas:

Rialto Bridge: This much photographed bridge was built to span the Grand Canal in 1591, a replacement to the original wooden bridge that was partially destroyed by fire during a city uprising. Not only is it beautifully constructed with a very ornate design, but it houses some exciting boutique shops and stalls on both sides of the bridge which sell everything from fashion to chintzy trinkets.

St Mark’s Square: The Square is a focal point for tourists, with everyone heading here the first time they visit the city. It’s a beautiful courtyard set amid old buildings that now house restaurants, cafes and shops. Seating spills out into its centre and it’s a pleasant place to sit for a while and sip an Espresso. You’re not allowed to feed the pigeon’s in St Mark’s Square, although that doesn’t stop street vendors selling bags of seed for that very purpose.

Basilica Di San Marco: As places of worship go, Venice’s Basilica is an architectural wonder that took almost 800 years to finish building. Designed in an elaborate fashion, much to the chagrin of the leaders of the Roman church at the time, it is a wonderful attraction and free to enter.

Shopping in Venice

Venice has plenty of shopping streets and canals to explore, although the best places are often the ones you come across by accident. Cobbled courtyards and winding narrow lanes are sometimes home to the most authentic trattorias or the most exclusive boutiques.

Venice is perhaps best known for a few special items including Murano glass, Venetian lace and, of course, those immediately recognisable porcelain masks. Head down to St Mark’s Square, where the surrounding streets are home to some of the best tourist shopping in the city.

Arte Vetro Murano is a family of native Murano glass blowers who decided to try something different. Instead of the traditional glass vases and goblets, they turned their trade to modern jewellery, incorporating some very unusual techniques. Their skills have really caught on and they’ve become a household name in Venice. Their bijou store can be found in the Navagaro district.

Eating Out in Venice

Italy is well known for its love of fabulous cooking, from freshly made pastas to hand-thrown pizzas, but when your cruise ship calls in at the port of Venice, there’s something else you really must try. The Bellini is a popular cocktail first created by Guiseppe Cipriani at his Harry’s Bar. It’s a blend of sparkling Prosecco and pressed peach puree. Harry’s Bar is still there on Calle Vallaresso, so you can take a sip of this iconic drink at the place it all started.

1 Greece & Dalmatian Delights
20 July 2019 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Monemvasia, Greece | Katakolon | Nydri, Nisos Lefkda, Greece | Brindisi | Dubrovnik | Zadar | Venice more

Fly Cruise£4499pp
Cruise Only£3869pp
2 Mediterranean Flair - Barcelona to Venice
25 July 2019 - 12 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Toulon, France | Cannes | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Amalfi, Positano | Taormina (Sicily) | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2949pp
Cruise Only£2639pp
3 Adriatic & Greek Glories
27 July 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Vodice | Kotor | Kerkira, Corfu, Greece | Sami, Cephalonia, Greece | Gythion | Nafplion | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£3439pp
Cruise Only£3199pp
4 Monte Carlo to Venice
29 July 2019 - 11 nights

Monte Carlo | Provence (Marseille), France | Barcelona, Spain | Palma De Mallorca | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Split | Koper | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3999pp
Cruise Only£3749pp
5 Piraeus to Venice
30 July 2019 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Rethymnon, Crete, Greece | Santorini, Greece | Argostoli | Corfu | Hvar | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£7439pp
Cruise Only£7439pp
6 Amalfi & Dalmatian Coasts
03 August 2019 - 10 nights

Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Amalfi, Positano | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Taormina (Sicily) | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Hvar | Zadar | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2299pp
Cruise Only£2229pp
7 Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia)
06 August 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Split | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Corfu | Giardini Naxos, Sicily | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Rome, (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise£5779pp
Cruise Only£5779pp
8 Italy, the Adriatic & Greece - Athens to Rome
08 August 2019 - 14 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Katakalon (Olympia) | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice | Venice | Venice | Sibenik | Bari | Crotone, Italy | Sicily (Trapani), Italy | Naples | Rome, (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise£5680pp
Cruise OnlyCall
9 Venice to Barcelona
09 August 2019 - 10 nights

Venice | Zadar | Kotor | Corfu | Sicily/Catania, Italy | Amalfi, Positano | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Monte Carlo | Cannes | Palamos, Spain | Barcelona, Spain more

Fly Cruise£3879pp
Cruise Only£3489pp
10 Greece Intensive Voyage
13 August 2019 - 11 nights

Venice | Kotor | Corfu | Zakynthos, Greece | Gythion | Monemvasia, Greece | Chania | Santorini, Greece | Patmos | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£2679pp
Cruise Only£2129pp
11 Mediterranean & Italian Sojourn
15 August 2019 - 14 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Provence (Marseille), France | Saint-Tropez, France | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Naples | Sicily (Trapani), Italy | Crotone, Italy | Bari | Sibenik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£5680pp
Cruise OnlyCall
12 Greece & Dalmatian Delights
17 August 2019 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Monemvasia, Greece | Katakolon | Nydri, Nisos Lefkda, Greece | Brindisi | Dubrovnik | Zadar | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3389pp
Cruise Only£3199pp
13 Adriatic & Greek Glories
24 August 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Vodice | Kotor | Kerkira, Corfu, Greece | Sami, Cephalonia, Greece | Gythion | Nafplion | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£3149pp
Cruise Only£2899pp
14 Romantic Reflections - Rome To Venice
07 September 2019 - 7 nights

Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£7099pp
Cruise Only£6699pp
15 Monte Carlo to Venice
13 September 2019 - 9 nights

Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Siracusa | Corfu | Dubrovnik | Hvar | Venice more

Fly Cruise£6269pp
Cruise Only£6269pp
16 Adriatic Pursuit
14 September 2019 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Chania | Katakolon | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2249pp
Cruise Only£1669pp
17 Greece & Dalmatian Delights
14 September 2019 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Monemvasia, Greece | Katakolon | Nydri, Nisos Lefkda, Greece | Brindisi | Dubrovnik | Zadar | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3449pp
Cruise Only£3389pp
18 Mediterranean & The Adriatic -Round-Trip Venice
14 September 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Venice | Kotor | Corfu | Dubrovnik | Split | Koper | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3569pp
Cruise Only£3169pp
19 Croatia Intensive
21 September 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Rijeka | Zadar | Split | Split | Dubrovnik | Hvar | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2679pp
Cruise Only£2369pp
20 Beyond the Pillars of Hercules
21 September 2019 - 12 nights

Venice | Venice | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Corfu | Gallipoli | Taormina (Sicily) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Monte Carlo | Monte Carlo | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain more

Fly Cruise£5599pp
Cruise Only£5339pp
21 Venice to Rome
22 September 2019 - 11 nights

Venice | Venice | Opatija | Zadar | Korcula | Kotor | Brindisi | Valletta | Palermo | Naples (Capri) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise£7539pp
Cruise Only£7539pp
22 Mediterranean Mosaic
28 September 2019 - 12 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Saint-Tropez, France | Monaco | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento/Capri, Italy | Amalfi, Positano | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Sibenik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2489pp
Cruise Only£2299pp
23 Dalmatian & Amalfi Coasts
28 September 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Koper | Sibenik | Kotor | Corfu | Taormina (Sicily) | Amalfi, Positano | Rome, (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise£2279pp
Cruise Only£1999pp
24 Rome (Civitavecchia) to Venice
03 October 2019 - 7 nights

Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Naples | Giardini Naxos, Sicily | Valletta | Dubrovnik | Korcula | Venice more

Fly Cruise£4299pp
Cruise Only£4299pp
25 Monte Carlo to Venice
08 October 2019 - 10 nights

Monte Carlo | Portofino | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Naples | Giardini Naxos, Sicily | Dubrovnik | Zadar | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£5189pp
Cruise Only£5189pp
26 Adriatic Exploration Voyage
10 October 2019 - 9 nights

Venice | Venice | Koper | Korcula | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Corfu | Katakolon | Nafplion | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£2419pp
Cruise Only£2169pp
27 Venice to Athens (Pireaus)
10 October 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Venice | Split | Kotor | Corfu | Nafplion | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£4299pp
Cruise Only£4299pp
28 Venice to Pireaus
18 October 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Split | Dubrovnik | Corfu | Rhodes | Santorini, Greece | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£7539pp
Cruise Only£7539pp
29 Mediterranean Odyssey - Barcelona To Venice
20 October 2019 - 12 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Provence (Marseille), France | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Naples | Corfu | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£4990pp
Cruise OnlyCall
30 Empires Of The Mediterranean - Venice To Athens
22 October 2019 - 9 nights

Venice | Koper | Zadar | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Corfu | Katakalon (Olympia) | Santorini (Thira), Greece | Athens (Piraeus) | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£3390pp
Cruise OnlyCall
31 Majestic Vistas - Venice to Rome
28 October 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Valletta | Messina | Naples | Rome, (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise£2369pp
Cruise Only£2029pp
32 Coastlines to Canals - Barcelona To Venice
28 October 2019 - 10 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Naples | Kotor | Zadar | Koper | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2299pp
Cruise Only£2129pp
33 Mediterranean Odyssey - Venice to Barcelona
01 November 2019 - 12 nights

Venice | Venice | Split, Croatia | Dubrovnik | Corfu | Naples | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo | Provence (Marseille), France | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain more

Fly Cruise£4240pp
Cruise OnlyCall
34 Italian Spotlight - Venice to Rome
07 November 2019 - 10 nights

Venice | Umbria (Ancona) | Dubrovnik | Durres (Tirana) | Corfu | Messina | Naples | Gaeta | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise£1869pp
Cruise Only£1539pp
35 Atlantic & Mediterranean Odyssey
06 March 2020 - 26 nights

Miami | Philipsburg, St Maarten | Madeira (Funchal) | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Provence (Marseille), France | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Naples | Corfu | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£5980pp
Cruise OnlyCall
36 Mediterranean Odyssey - Barcelona To Venice
20 March 2020 - 12 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Provence (Marseille), France | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Naples | Corfu | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3840pp
Cruise OnlyCall
37 Mediterranean Odyssey - Barcelona To Venice
25 March 2020 - 12 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Provence (Marseille), France | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Naples | Corfu | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3890pp
Cruise OnlyCall
38 Mediterranean & Italian Sojourn
01 April 2020 - 14 nights

Venice | Venice | Sibenik | Bari | Crotone, Italy | Sicily (Trapani), Italy | Naples | Rome, (Civitavecchia) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo | Saint-Tropez, France | Provence (Marseille), France | Provence (Marseille), France | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain more

Fly Cruise£4430pp
Cruise OnlyCall
39 Italian Sojourn - Venice to Rome
01 April 2020 - 7 nights

Venice | Venice | Sibenik | Bari | Crotone, Italy | Sicily (Trapani), Italy | Naples | Rome, (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise£2490pp
Cruise OnlyCall
40 Empires Of The Mediterranean - Venice To Athens
06 April 2020 - 9 nights

Venice | Koper | Koper | Zadar | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Corfu | Katakalon (Olympia) | Santorini (Thira), Greece | Athens (Piraeus) | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£4590pp
Cruise OnlyCall
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