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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 Rome to Venice
21 April 2020 - 19 nights

Rome (Civitavecchia) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Porto Venere, Italy | Cannes | Ajaccio | Palma De Mallorca | Valencia | Barcelona | Barcelona | Toulon (France) | Monte Carlo | Monte Carlo | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento | Taormina | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £5999pp
Cruise Only £5329pp
2 Venice to Venice
24 April 2020 - 11 nights

Venice | Trieste | Rovinj | Zadar | Hvar | Dubrovnik | Corfu | Split | Ravenna | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £6079pp
Cruise Only £6079pp
3 Barcelona to Venice
03 May 2020 - 11 nights

Barcelona | Marseille, France | Saint-Tropez, France | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento | Giardini Naxos, Sicily | Brindisi | Split | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £5219pp
Cruise Only £5219pp
4 Venice to Rome
05 May 2020 - 12 nights

Venice | Trieste | Split | Korcula | Dubrovnik | Valletta | Valletta | Gozo | Siracusa | Lipari, Italy | Sorrento | Olbia (Italy) | Rome (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise £5839pp
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5 Greece & Dalmatian Delights
23 May 2020 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise £3799pp
Cruise Only £3319pp
6 Gems Of The Venetian Empire
23 May 2020 - 14 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Monemvasia | Katakolon (Olympia) | Nydri, Nisos Lefkda, Greece | Brindisi | Dubrovnik | Zadar | Venice | Vodice | Kotor | Kerkira, Corfu, Greece | Sami, Cephalonia, Greece | Pylos, Greece | Milos, Greece | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise £5979pp
Cruise Only £5499pp
7 Adriatic & Greek Glories
30 May 2020 - 7 nights

Venice | Sibenik | Kotor | Corfu | Sami, Cephalonia, Greece | Pylos, Greece | Milos, Greece | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise £2769pp
Cruise Only £3129pp
8 Treasures of Italy & the Adriatic
31 May 2020 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise £3039pp
Cruise Only £2499pp
9 Venice to Venice
14 June 2020 - 10 nights

Venice | Split | Kotor | Corfu | Katakolon (Olympia) | Santorini, Greece | Mykonos | Bari | Umbria (Ancona) | Venice more

Fly Cruise £5669pp
Cruise Only £5389pp
10 Venice to Bracelona
18 June 2020 - 10 nights

Venice | Zadar | Split | Dubrovnik | Valletta | Siracusa | Sorrento | Olbia (Italy) | Porto Mahon | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise £5499pp
Cruise Only £5499pp
11 Timeless Creations - Athens to Venice
19 June 2020 - 10 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Mitilini (Lesbos) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kusadasi | Mykonos | Katakolon (Olympia) | Kotor | Split | Venice more

Fly Cruise £3939pp
Cruise Only £3279pp
12 Greece & Dalmatian Delights
20 June 2020 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise £3599pp
Cruise Only £3129pp
13 Gems Of The Venetian Empire
20 June 2020 - 14 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Monemvasia | Katakolon (Olympia) | Nydri, Nisos Lefkda, Greece | Brindisi | Dubrovnik | Zadar | Venice | Vodice | Kotor | Kerkira, Corfu, Greece | Sami, Cephalonia, Greece | Pylos, Greece | Milos, Greece | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise £5029pp
Cruise Only £4559pp
14 Venice To Monte Carlo
24 June 2020 - 12 nights

Venice | Umbria (Ancona) | Kotor | Bari | Leece (Otranto), Italy | Crotone, Italy | Siracusa | Valletta | Porto Empedocle (Sicily), Italy | Trapani | Ajaccio | Monte Carlo more

Fly Cruise £5479pp
Cruise Only £5459pp
15 Amalfi & Dalmatian Coasts
27 June 2020 - 10 nights

Rome (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento | Amalfi | Siracusa | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Sibenik | Koper, Slovenia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £2449pp
Cruise Only £2079pp
16 Coasts, Cliffs & Canals - Monte Carlo To Venice
28 June 2020 - 12 nights

Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Gaeta | Amalfi | Taormina | Valletta | Zakynthos, Greece | Kotor | Split | Koper, Slovenia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £2989pp
Cruise Only £2599pp
17 Momentous Mediterranean - Venice to Bercelona
29 June 2020 - 10 nights

Venice | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Corfu | Taormina | Amalfi | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Monte Carlo | Saint-Tropez | Toulon (France) | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise £3919pp
Cruise Only £2979pp
18 Rome (Civitavecchia) To Venice
06 July 2020 - 7 nights

Rome (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento | Sicily,(Catania) | Valletta | Kotor | Zadar | Venice more

Fly Cruise £4759pp
Cruise Only £4459pp
19 Dubrovnik To Venice
12 July 2020 - 7 nights

Dubrovnik | Kotor | Split | Split | Zadar | Opatija | Piran, Slovenia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £6129pp
Cruise Only £5339pp
20 Adriatic Idyll
14 July 2020 - 11 nights

Venice | Rovinj | Vathi, Nisos Ithaki (Ithaca), Greece | Kerkira, Corfu, Greece | Brindisi | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Vodice | Koper, Slovenia | Venice more

Fly Cruise £3719pp
Cruise Only £4269pp
21 Barcelona To Venice
16 July 2020 - 12 nights

Barcelona | Marseille, France | Antibes | Monte Carlo | Monte Carlo | Portofino | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Amalfi | Kotor | Split | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £4949pp
Cruise Only £4589pp
22 Venice To Barcelona
23 July 2020 - 12 nights

Venice | Zadar | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Argostoli | Sicily,(Catania) | Amalfi | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Portofino | Monte Carlo | Marseille, France | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise £7759pp
Cruise Only £7429pp
23 Adriatic & Greek Glories
25 July 2020 - 7 nights

Venice | Sibenik | Kotor | Corfu | Sami, Cephalonia, Greece | Pylos, Greece | Milos, Greece | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise £3219pp
Cruise Only £2559pp
24 Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia)
28 July 2020 - 7 nights

Venice | Split | Kotor | Tirana (Durrës) | Corfu | Sicily,(Catania) | Sorrento | Rome (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise £4379pp
Cruise Only £3779pp
25 Greece Intensive
01 August 2020 - 10 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Mykonos | Mykonos | Paros | Rhodes | Crete (Aghios Nikolaos) | Chania, Crete | Zakynthos, Greece | Corfu | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £2689pp
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26 Barcelona to Venice
02 August 2020 - 10 nights

Barcelona | Toulon (France) | Saint-Tropez | Monte Carlo | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Amalfi | Taormina | Corfu | Kotor | Zadar | Venice more

Fly Cruise £2889pp
Cruise Only £2829pp
27 Pireaus to Venice
02 August 2020 - 12 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Istanbul | Istanbul | Kusadasi | Mykonos | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Split | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £4799pp
Cruise Only £5199pp
28 Mediterranean - Roundtrip Barcelona
03 August 2020 - 36 nights

Barcelona | Sardinia (Alghero) | Marseille, France | Saint-Tropez, France | Calvi (Corsica), France | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo | Portofino | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento | Sorrento | Siracusa | Dubrovnik | Split | Venice | Venice | Rab | Sibenik | Kotor | Santorini, Greece | Rhodes | Rethymnon | Athens (Piraeus) | Mykonos | Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey | Patmos, Greece | Giardini Naxos, Sicily | Valletta | Valletta | Gozo | Palma De Mallorca | Barcelona | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise £17859pp
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29 Monte Carlo to Venice
09 August 2020 - 10 nights

Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Amalfi | Syracuse (Sicily), Italy | Crotone, Italy | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £2469pp
Cruise Only £2089pp
30 Monte Carlo to Venice
10 August 2020 - 9 nights

Monte Carlo | Portofino | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento | Sorrento | Siracusa | Dubrovnik | Split | Venice more

Fly Cruise £4869pp
Cruise Only £4869pp
31 Italy Intensive
11 August 2020 - 9 nights

Venice | Ravenna | Ancona | Kotor | Siracusa | Taormina | Amalfi | Sorrento | Rome (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise £1979pp
Cruise Only £1689pp
32 Venice to Monte Carlo
12 August 2020 - 10 nights

Venice | Ravenna | Dubrovnik | Valletta | Catania, Sicily, Italy | Amalfi | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Portofino | Monte Carlo more

Fly Cruise £2399pp
Cruise Only £2019pp
33 Roundtrip Venice
14 August 2020 - 7 nights

Venice | Rab | Split | Kotor | Corfu | Dubrovnik | Hvar | Venice more

Fly Cruise £3499pp
Cruise Only £3499pp
34 Venice to Barcelona
19 August 2020 - 12 nights

Venice | Venice | Dubrovnik | Bari | Argostoli | Taormina | Amalfi | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Portofino | Monte Carlo | Marseille, France | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise £2959pp
Cruise Only £2599pp
35 Venice to Athens
19 August 2020 - 9 nights

Venice | Venice | Rab | Sibenik | Kotor | Santorini, Greece | Rhodes | Rethymnon | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise £3979pp
Cruise Only £3979pp
36 Amalfi & Dalmatian Coasts
20 August 2020 - 9 nights

Rome (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento | Amalfi | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Sibenik | Koper, Slovenia | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £2049pp
Cruise Only £1699pp
37 Barcelona to Venice
21 August 2020 - 12 nights

Barcelona | Marseille, France | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Rome (Civitavecchia) | Sorrento | Sicily,(Catania) | Argostoli | Bari | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise £4749pp
Cruise Only Call
38 Venice to Civitevichia
21 August 2020 - 10 nights

Venice | Rijeka, Croatia | Hvar | Kotor | Valletta | Siracusa | Sorrento | Sorrento | Olbia (Italy) | Rome (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise £3979pp
Cruise Only £3979pp
39 Venice to Rome (Civitavecchia)
02 September 2020 - 7 nights

Venice | Split | Kotor | Tirana (Durrës) | Corfu | Sicily,(Catania) | Sorrento | Rome (Civitavecchia) more

Fly Cruise £4759pp
Cruise Only £4379pp
40 Adriatic & Greece
05 September 2020 - 7 nights

Venice | Sibenik | Kotor | Corfu | Katakolon (Olympia) | Santorini, Greece | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise £2829pp
Cruise Only £2349pp
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