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Venice, the Lagoon Islands, and the Po Delta

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 : Chioggia | Padua | Taglio di Po | Polesella
Day 3 : Ferrara | Verona | Taglio di Po
Day 4 : Chioggia | Venice
Day 5 : Venice | Lagoon Islands | Venice
Day 6 : Venice | Disembark


  • Explore Padua, a pilgrimage town full of artistic treasures
  • View Verona, the beautiful & romantic setting for Romeo and Juliet
  • Tour St. Maria & St. Donato churches on Murano
  • 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 in to 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 will remain in port overnight.

Day 2 Chioggia | Padua | Taglio di Po | Polesella

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Begin your day with breakfast on board and spend the morning cruising to Chioggia. Eat lunch on board before joining an optional afternoon tour by coach of Padua. Known as the town of St Anthony, Padua is a pilgrimage town, full of artistic treasures. Visit the 'Santo' basilica, dedicated to St. Anthony, and stroll through the historic town center. The ship cruises to Taglio di Po, where you can reboard at 7:00 p.m.

Day 3 Ferrara | Verona | Taglio di Po

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, set off by coach to visit Ferrara. Awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO, this town was home to the Este Court. Return to the ship for lunch before setting off on a coach excursion to Verona, the beautiful and romantic setting for Romeo and Juliet. Return to our boat in Polesella and sail to Taglio di Po. Arrive in the evening and end the day with a gala dinner on board.

Day 4 Chioggia | Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, transfer from the ship to Chioggia, stopping in Adria to discover and explore the town. Continue your trip towards Chioggia, a port city which originated in Roman times and is the second largest city of the Serene Republic. Stroll around the area and discover the town at your own pace. During this time, the Michelangelo cruises to Chioggia where you must join it for lunch on board. Cruise back to Venice, and arrive around 2:30 p.m. Take an optional guided tour of the Doge's Palace and the famous Piazza San Marco before returning to the ship for dinner.

Day 5 Venice | Lagoon Islands | Venice

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, take an optional trip to the lagoon islands of Burano and Murano. Murano is famous for its glass work and its St. Maria and St. Donato churches, the oldest in the lagoon. Burano, a fishing island, is famous for its traditional lacework. Explore Venice at your own pace in the afternoon before returning to the ship for dinner.

Day 6 Venice | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, disembark in Venice and transfer to the airport for your onward flights.

MS Michelangelo

Per person starting at
Main Cabins.
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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 the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Passengers can not stay on board during navigation between Chioggia and Taglio di Po nor the opposite direction.
(2) If the boat is not moored at the 7 Martyrs, a transfer by vaporetto will be organized by the crew (payable on board).
(3) Exact docking location will be announced by the crew. 

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on the D6
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices, and one coffee served during meals on board only double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees

This offer does not include:
- Drinks served at the bar, wines on the wine list, drinks served during excursion or transfer meals
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- The porterage baggage’s fee
- Personal expenses

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.


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