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 Croatia Intensive
21 September 2019 - 7 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2649pp
Cruise Only£2349pp
2 Venice to Rome
22 September 2019 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£6689pp
Cruise Only£6689pp
3 Mediterranean Mosaic
28 September 2019 - 12 nights

Barcelona | Saint Tropez | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Civitavecchia | Sorrento/Capri | Amalfi | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Sibenik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2459pp
Cruise Only£2279pp
4 Dalmatian & Amalfi Coasts
28 September 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Koper | Sibenik | Kotor | Corfu | Taormina (Naxos) | Amalfi | Civitavecchia more

Fly Cruise£2349pp
Cruise Only£2079pp
5 Monte Carlo to Venice
08 October 2019 - 10 nights

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

Fly Cruise£5139pp
Cruise Only£5139pp
6 Adriatic Exploration Voyage
10 October 2019 - 9 nights

Venice | Venice | Koper | Korcula | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Corfu | Katakolon (Olympia) | Nafplion(Mycenae/Corinth) | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£2399pp
Cruise Only£2149pp
7 Venice to Athens (Pireaus)
10 October 2019 - 7 nights

Venice | Venice | Split | Kotor | Corfu | Nafplion(Mycenae/Corinth) | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£4259pp
Cruise Only£4259pp
8 Coastlines to Canals - Barcelona To Venice
28 October 2019 - 10 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2299pp
Cruise Only£2129pp
9 Atlantic & Mediterranean Odyssey
06 March 2020 - 26 nights

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

Fly Cruise£8290pp
Cruise OnlyCall
10 Mediterranean Odyssey - Barcelona To Venice
25 March 2020 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£5590pp
Cruise OnlyCall
11 Athens to Venice
15 April 2020 - 9 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Santorini | Chania | Argostoli | Sarande | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Split | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£3299pp
Cruise Only£3299pp
12 Greece Intensive
23 April 2020 - 9 nights

Athens (Lavrion) | Mykonos | Patmos | Santorini | Chania | Zakynthos, Greece | Corfu | Kotor | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2379pp
Cruise Only£1979pp
13 Mediterranean Odyssey - Venice to Barcelona
24 April 2020 - 12 nights

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

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£4990pp
14 Venice to Venice
24 April 2020 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3699pp
Cruise Only£3839pp
15 Barcelona to Venice
03 May 2020 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3959pp
Cruise Only£4269pp
16 Palais to Palazzos
03 May 2020 - 7 nights

Monte Carlo | Civitavecchia | Sorrento/Capri | Taormina (Naxos) | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£2819pp
17 Venice to Rome
05 May 2020 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£6199pp
Cruise OnlyCall
18 Italy Intensive Voyage
09 May 2020 - 10 nights

Venice | Rovinj (istria),Croatia | Hvar | Split | Korcula | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Sorrento/Capri | Ajaccio | Villefranche (Nice) more

Fly Cruise£2449pp
Cruise Only£1939pp
19 Italy, the Adriatic & Greece - Rome to Athens
13 May 2020 - 14 nights

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

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£4830pp
20 Venice to Athens
14 May 2020 - 9 nights

Venice | Rovinj, Croatia | Hvar | Split | Kotor | Kotor | Corfu | Katakolon (Olympia) | Monemvasia | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£3839pp
Cruise Only£3839pp
21 Venice, The Adriatic Greece - Athens to Venice
27 May 2020 - 7 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Katakalon (Olympia) | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£2990pp
22 Italy, the Adriatic & Greece - Athens to Rome
27 May 2020 - 14 nights

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

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£20390pp
23 Mediterranean & Adriatic Sojourn
27 May 2020 - 21 nights

Athens (Piraeus) | Katakalon (Olympia) | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Split, Croatia | Venice | Venice | Venice | Sibenik | Bari | Crotone, Italy | Sicily (Trapani), Italy | Naples | Civitavecchia | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Monte Carlo | Marseille (Provence) | Sete | Barcelona | Barcelona more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£7670pp
24 Pireaus to Venice
30 May 2020 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£5819pp
Cruise OnlyCall
25 Treasures of Italy & the Adriatic
31 May 2020 - 7 nights

Civitavecchia | Sorrento/Capri | Corfu | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2969pp
Cruise Only£2419pp
26 Adriatic & Aegean Adventure
07 June 2020 - 7 nights

Venice | Split | Kotor | Santorini | Rhodes | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£3349pp
Cruise Only£2819pp
27 Venice to Bracelona
18 June 2020 - 10 nights

Venice | Zadar | Split | Dubrovnik | Valletta | Siracusa | Sorrento/Capri | Olbia (Sardinia) | Porto Mahon | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£4269pp
Cruise Only£4269pp
28 Timeless Creations
19 June 2020 - 10 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2799pp
Cruise Only£2399pp
29 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 | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly Cruise£6499pp
Cruise Only£5799pp
30 Amalfi & Dalmatian Coasts
27 June 2020 - 10 nights

Civitavecchia | Sorrento/Capri | Amalfi | Siracusa | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Sibenik | Koper | Venice | Venice more

Fly Cruise£2689pp
Cruise Only£2159pp
31 Coasts, Cliffs & Canals - Monte Carlo To Venice
28 June 2020 - 12 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3099pp
Cruise Only£2789pp
32 Empires Of The Mediterranean - Venice To Athens
29 June 2020 - 9 nights

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

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£4340pp
33 Greece Intensive
07 July 2020 - 11 nights

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

Fly Cruise£2899pp
Cruise Only£2459pp
34 Empires Of The Mediterranean - Athens To Venice
08 July 2020 - 9 nights

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

Fly Cruise£4790pp
Cruise OnlyCall
35 Venice To Venice
13 July 2020 - 10 nights

Venice | Split | Kotor | Corfu | Katakolon (Olympia) | Santorini | Mykonos | Gythion | Ancona | Venice more

Fly Cruise£5899pp
Cruise Only£5569pp
36 Mediterranean Odyssey - Venice to Barcelona
17 July 2020 - 12 nights

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

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£5040pp
37 Venice To Barcelona
23 July 2020 - 12 nights

Venice | Zadar | Kotor | Dubrovnik | Argostoli | Taormina (Sicily) | Amalfi | Civitavecchia | Portofino | Monte Carlo | Marseille (Provence) | Barcelona more

Fly Cruise£7699pp
Cruise Only£7339pp
38 Adriatic & Aegean Isles
25 July 2020 - 14 nights

Venice | Vodice | Kotor | Kerkira, Corfu, Greece | Sami, Cephalonia, Greece | Pylos | Athens (Piraeus) | Agios Nikolaos - Crete | Patmos | Cesme | Kusadasi | Mykonos | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£5799pp
39 Mediterranean & Adriatic Sojourn
29 July 2020 - 21 nights

Barcelona | Barcelona | Sete | Marseille (Provence) | Monte Carlo | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Florence/Pisa (Livorno) | Civitavecchia | Naples | Taormina (Sicily) | Crotone, Italy | Bari | Sibenik | Venice | Venice | Venice | Split, Croatia | Dubrovnik | Kotor | Corfu | Katakalon (Olympia) | Athens (Piraeus) more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£9690pp
40 Greece Intensive
01 August 2020 - 10 nights

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

Fly Cruise£3029pp
Cruise Only£2249pp
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