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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 Venice, The Adriatic Greece - Athens to Venice
19 August 2020 - 7 nights

Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Olympia (tours From Katakolon) | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2790pp
Cruise OnlyCall
2 Barcelona to Venice
18 April 2019 - 12 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Mahon, Spain | Marseille | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Sorrento | Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£6679pp
Cruise Only£6299pp
3 Italy Intensive Voyage
27 April 2019 - 8 nights

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Amalfi/Positano | Sorrento | Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily | Brindisi | Kotor | Trieste, Italy | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2199pp
Cruise Only£1889pp
4 Italy to Greece
05 May 2019 - 9 nights

Venice | Venice | Koper | Dubrovnik | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Igoumenitsa, Greece | Katakolon | Nafplion, Greece | Piraeus (Athens), Greece more

Fly Cruise£2029pp
Cruise Only£1829pp
5 Rome to Venice
15 May 2019 - 10 nights

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Sorrento | Catania, Sicily | Valletta, Malta | Corfu | Kotor | Split | Ravenna | Rijeka | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3799pp
Cruise Only£3529pp
6 Mediterranean Odyssey - Venice to Barcelona
25 May 2019 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£8490pp
Cruise OnlyCall
7 Promenades & Palaces
25 May 2019 - 12 nights

Venice | Venice | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Valletta, Malta | Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily | Amalfi/Positano | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Toulon, France | Barcelona, Spain more

Fly Cruise£4449pp
Cruise Only£4019pp
8 Rome to Venice
28 May 2019 - 10 nights

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Amalfi/Positano | Sorrento | Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily | Siracusa, Sicily | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Sibenik, Croatia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2539pp
Cruise Only£2299pp
9 Greek & Italian Gems - Venice to Rome
29 May 2019 - 10 nights

Venice | Venice | Dubrovnik | Mykonos, Greece | Santorini | Gythion | Corfu | Giardini Naxos (Taormina), Sicily | Sorrento | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy more

Fly Cruise£4499pp
Cruise Only£4129pp
10 Mediterranean Odyssey - Barcelona To Venice
06 June 2019 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£6290pp
Cruise OnlyCall
11 Weekend Pursuit
07 June 2019 - 3 nights

Venice | Opatija | Koper | Venice

Fly Cruise£899pp
Cruise Only£599pp
12 Dalmatian Coast to Athens
10 June 2019 - 9 nights

Venice | Venice | Pula, Croatia | Korcula - Croatia | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Corfu | Santorini | Piraeus (Athens), Greece more

Fly Cruise£2759pp
Cruise Only£2559pp
13 Monte Carlo to Venice
17 June 2019 - 11 nights

Monte Carlo, Monaco | Portofino | Portoferraio, Elba | Porto Santo Steffano | Palermo | Giardini Naxos | Gallipoli, Italy | Kotor | Koper | Venice more

Fly Cruise£6499pp
Cruise Only£6499pp
14 Greece Intensive
19 June 2019 - 10 nights

Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Spetses, Greece | Mykonos, Greece | Rhodes | Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece | Chania (Souda) | Zakynthos, Greece | Igoumenitsa, Greece | Kotor | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3269pp
Cruise Only£2479pp
15 Venice to Monte Carlo
26 June 2019 - 11 nights

Venice | Dubrovnik | Leece (Otranto), Italy | Valletta, Malta | Giardini Naxos | Sorrento | Olbia, Sardinia | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Portofino | Monte Carlo, Monaco more

Fly Cruise£6639pp
Cruise Only£6639pp
16 Italy, the Adriatic & Greece - Athens to Rome
27 June 2019 - 14 nights

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

Fly Cruise£6530pp
Cruise OnlyCall
17 Venice to Athens (Piraeus)
28 June 2019 - 9 nights

Venice | Venice | Pula, Croatia | Dubrovnik | Brindisi | Chania (Souda) | Rhodes | Santorini | Piraeus (Athens), Greece more

Fly Cruise£8769pp
Cruise Only£8769pp
18 Croatia Intensive Voyage
29 June 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2299pp
Cruise Only£1689pp
19 Adriatic & Greek Glories
29 June 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4499pp
Cruise Only£4359pp
20 Barcelona to Venice
02 July 2019 - 12 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Marseille | Antibes | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Amalfi/Positano | Kotor | Zadar | Koper | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£5499pp
Cruise Only£5119pp
21 Mediterranean & Italian Sojourn
04 July 2019 - 14 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Marseille | St. Tropez, France | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Naples | Sicily (Trapani), Italy | Crotone, Italy | Bari | Sibenik, Croatia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£5780pp
Cruise OnlyCall
22 Italian Sojourn - Venice to Rome
04 July 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4990pp
Cruise OnlyCall
23 Mediterranean Pursuit Voyage
06 July 2019 - 11 nights

Venice | Venice | Koper | Sibenik, Croatia | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Valletta, Malta | Trapani | Amalfi/Positano | Sorrento | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy more

Fly Cruise£2599pp
Cruise Only£2199pp
24 Mediterranean Odyssey - Barcelona To Venice
18 July 2019 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4640pp
Cruise OnlyCall
25 Greece & Dalmatian Delights
20 July 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4899pp
Cruise Only£4549pp
26 Mediterranean Flair
25 July 2019 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2799pp
Cruise Only£2489pp
27 Adriatic & Greek Glories
27 July 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4039pp
Cruise Only£3879pp
28 Monte Carlo to Venice
29 July 2019 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4849pp
Cruise Only£4439pp
29 Empires Of The Mediterranean - Venice To Athens
30 July 2019 - 9 nights

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

Fly Cruise£7290pp
Cruise OnlyCall
30 Amalfi & Dalmatian Coasts
03 August 2019 - 10 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2449pp
Cruise Only£2239pp
32 Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia)
06 August 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4129pp
Cruise Only£4129pp
33 Venice, The Adriatic Greece - Athens to Venice
08 August 2019 - 7 nights

Piraeus (Athens), Greece | Olympia (tours From Katakolon) | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3390pp
Cruise OnlyCall
34 Italy, the Adriatic & Greece - Athens to Rome
08 August 2019 - 14 nights

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

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

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

Fly Cruise£4849pp
Cruise Only£4459pp
36 Greece Intensive Voyage
13 August 2019 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3199pp
Cruise Only£2479pp
37 Mediterranean & Italian Sojourn
15 August 2019 - 14 nights

Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, Spain | Marseille | St. Tropez, France | Monte Carlo, Monaco | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy | Naples | Sicily (Trapani), Italy | Crotone, Italy | Bari | Sibenik, Croatia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£5680pp
Cruise OnlyCall
38 Adriatic & Greek Glories
24 August 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3859pp
Cruise Only£3389pp
39 Romantic Reflections - Rome To Venice
07 September 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3019pp
Cruise Only£3019pp
40 Monte Carlo to Venice
13 September 2019 - 9 nights

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

Fly Cruise£5219pp
Cruise Only£5219pp
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