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Venice, the Lagoon Islands, and the Po Delta

Venice Roundtrip - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Michelangelo
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Take an in depth tour of Italy's lagoon and Po Delta on this 6 day cruise on board the MS Michaelangelo. Visit a small pilgrimage town full of artistic treasures, 'Santo' basilica, World Heritage Sites, Doge's Palace, and Lagoon islands. This short cruise is a great introduction to the rich history of Italy and historic sites that it holds. Enjoy extra time to explore Venice at your own pace and then continue on to the next stop on your European vacation! 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Venice | Embark
Day 2 : Venice | Chioggia | Padua | Taglio Di Po | Polesella
Day 3 : Polesella | Ferrara | Verona | Taglio Di Po
Day 4 : Taglio Di Po | Chioggia (or Outskirts) | Venice
Day 5 : Venice | Burano And Murano | Venice
Day 6 : Venice | Disembark


  • Explore Padua, a pilgrimage town full of artistic treasures
  • View Verona, the beautiful & romantic setting for Romeo and Juliet
  • Hike on the wine route, through the Euganean Hills and Arquà Petrarca
  • Visit the fishing island of Burano, famous for its traditional lacework


MS Michelangelo

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  • Small Ship

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Gondola on Canal Grande at Sunset, Venice Elaborate masks encountered in Italy Beautiful architecture of Italy The sprawling canals of Venice Wander the squares of Italy on your European cruise

Day 1 Venice | Embark

Arrive in Venice and board the MS Michelangelo after 6:00 p.m. After settling into your cabin, attend a welcome cocktail party in the lounge and familiarize yourself with the ship and her crew. After dinner, leave the ship to discover Venice and all its sights. The Michelangelo remains in port overnight.

Day 2 Venice | Chioggia | Padua | Taglio Di Po | Polesella

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You'll spend this morning cruising to Chioggia. In the afternoon, join an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Padua, the town of St Anthony of Padua.
Return on board in Taglio di Pô(1). If you do not choose  to go on the excursion to Padua, a transfer is established to the famous resort of Sottomarina. There you will have some free time to enjoy its beautiful promenade by the sea (possibility of bathing) or the city center. Then drive to Taglio Di Po where you'll return on board for an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 Polesella | Ferrara | Verona | Taglio Di Po

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a unique guided tour of Ferrara, awarded the World Heritage status by UNESCO, this town was home to the Este Court. This afternoon, take one of the excursions proposed: 

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Verona, a truly fine Italian city made famous by the tale of Romeo and Juliet. Don't miss its Roman theater and the Giusti Gardens.

DISCOVERY: Verona by bike and the Giusti Gardens, one of the city’s marvels.

Afterwards, return on board in Polesella before cruising towards Taglio di Po, reaching it in the evening. Remain in port overnight.

Day 4 Taglio Di Po | Chioggia (or Outskirts) | Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Departure by coach to Chioggia. Stop for some free time in Adria. Then continue towards Chioggia and take some time to stroll around and discover the town for yourselves. Return on board in Chioggia and cruise towards Venice. Join one of the excursions proposed :

CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Doge's Palace, the symbol of the glory and power of Venice, and the famous Piazza San Marco.
DISCOVERY: Following the footsteps of Casanova in Venice, tour of the Doge's palace and its mysterious passageways.

The evening is free to do as you please. Remain in port overnight.

Day 5 Venice | Burano And Murano | Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, visit the lagoon islands of Murano and Burano. Burano, a fishing island, is famous for its traditional lacework. Murano is famous for its glass-work not forgetting the fine churches of St. Maria and St. Donato, some of the oldest in the lagoon. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Venice on your own or perhaps take an optional gondola trip (to be booked and paid for onboard). Tonight is your festive gala dinner and evening. Remain in port overnight.

Day 6 Venice | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark in Venice and transfer to the airport for your return trip home.

MS Michelangelo

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Main Deck
51 cabins (44 twins, 2 single cabins, 4 cabins with a double bed, 1 suite) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Standard Cabins.
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Upper Deck
27 twin cabins with large windows equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Passengers cannot stay on board during navigation between Chioggia and Taglio di Po nor the opposite direction. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
-Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
-Excursions included in the package selected
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-Gala dinner
-Onboard entertainment
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include :
-Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
-Personal expenses.

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
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