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Explore the top-rated Venice small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Venice, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of Venice small ship cruises start at $1,250 for a trip of 8 to 15 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream Venice small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Cape Drastis at Corfu island in Greece
$3,070
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Venice to Rome - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy one of the most stunning destinations in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, aboard the luxury tall ship the Royal Clipper. Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense …
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St.Blaise Church, Dubrovnik
$3,070
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

Rome to Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel
  • Snorkel at Palmarola
  • Visit the medieval city of Kotor
  • Cruise through Venice's canals
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail aboard the tall ship Royal Clipper from Rome to Venice on this 12-day expedition. Fall asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea, and awake refreshed and ready to explore a new destination. Experience friendly and gracious service and a delightful menu of international foods from the …
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Turquoise sea of Hvar island
$2,780
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Italy, Montenegro & Croatia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Call in at Kotor, Montenegro
  • Join an optional tour to Pompeii
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail to Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro from Venice. Discover the heavenly scent of lavender in the fields and valleys around the island of Hvar. In Dubrovnik, the sense of awe never fails to descend when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town. Barrel under full sail through the narrow Strait of …
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Cruise the Mediterranean aboard the Royal Clipper
$890
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Croatia & Slovenia

Venice Roundtrip - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Ride in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit the town of Rovinj
  • Explore Slovenia's hidden gems
  • View the domes of San Marco
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Royal Clipper on this 4-day cruise visiting Croatia and Slovenia. Embark in Venice, Italy before making your way to Croatia. Stop in Rovinj which is dominated by the Baroque three-nave church of St. Euphemia. Next visit Piran in Slovenia, which boasts some of the country's finest …
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Korcula Island
$4,190
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The Best of Croatia

8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore the medieval town of Split
  • Tour Dubrovnik
  • Visit Pula's ancient amphitheater
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Venice, set sail for Croatia and its many hidden treasures on this 8-day voyage. Le Lyrial slips effortlessly through the turquoise Adriatic Sea, wending her way between necklaces of islands dotted here and there off the Dalmatian Coast. There are cities that thrive on their legend – and …
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Donkeys are a traditional form of transportation in Greece
$2,820
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Greece, Montenegro & Croatia

Piraeus to Venice - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • View beautiful Mykonos
  • Walk through sacred temples
  • Discover historic Dubrovnik
  • Bike around Mali Losinj
  • Visit inviting Korcula
Starts / Ends:
Piraeus / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover some of the most breathtaking destinations in Europe on this incredible 12-day voyage. The lushest (and some say the loveliest) of all the Greek Islands, Corfu lies just a stone's throw from the Albanian coast. Hvar is idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast, the island and …
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View of Hvar harbor
$4,750
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Croatian Coast and the Best of Adriatic

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Marvel at Diocletian’s Palace
  • Visit Korcula, “Little Dubrovnik”
  • Relax on the shoreline of Hvar
  • Explore Croatia
Starts / Ends:
Dubrovnik / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For eight days, sail on the Emerald Azzurra to these gorgeous Croatian destinations. Along the gorgeous Adriatic coast, azure waters abound, and Croatia exhibits a unique brand of beauty. From Dubrovnik's unmistakable terracotta buildings to the island of Korcula, dubbed "Little …
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Golden hour in Venice's famed Piazza San Marco
$4,780
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The Best of Croatia

Venice - Venice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Jacques Cartier
  • Explore the canals of Venice
  • Experience Krka Waterfalls
  • Stroll through beautiful Dubrovnik
  • Get a taste of local cuisines
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of theAdriatic on an exceptional8-day cruiseinCroatia and Montenegro. AboardLeJacques-Cartier, fall under the spell of the hidden treasures of the Dalmatian coast and its turquoise waters. Explore Venice, its canals lined with multi-colored stonework, criss-crossed with bridges, …
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The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera
$3,500
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Grand Voyage: Venice to Cannes

15 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore traditional Rovinj
  • Swim in Dubrovnik's waters
  • Admire the scenery of Corfu
  • Sail through the Strait of Messina
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 15-day sailing expedition between Italy and France offers the flexibility to do as you wish with your days and evenings. Experience light-hearted fun, informal elegance, and no rigid schedules. Participate in classes such as knot tying and navigation, relax on the deck and watch as the sun …
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Landscape of old Perast, Kotor bay
$2,540
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Greece, Montenegro & Croatia

Venice to Athens - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Star Flyer
  • Glide in a gondola in Venice
  • Visit Lubenice, a UNESCO site
  • Admire Hvar's beauty
  • Explore cosmopolitan Mykonos
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Love is always in the air in Venice. Start your 11-day tall ship adventure gliding in a gondola down the Grand Canal. Explore Hvar, idyllically located just off the Dalmatian Coast. The island and the little port named after it have been a favorite getaway ever since the time of the Romans, the …
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View of Hvar, Croatia
$2,040
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Croatia & Montenegro

Including Korcula - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore Venice's famous canals
  • Discover Marco Polo's birthplace
  • Visit the preserved city of Kotor
  • Listen to the Sea Organ in Zadar
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Royal Clipper on this 8-day Adriatic tall ship voyage. Experience friendly and gracious service and a delightful menu of international foods from the far corners of the earth. Fall asleep to the gentle rhythms of the ship and sea, and awake refreshed and ready to explore a new destination. …
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Admire the temples of the Athenian acropolis
$3,970
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From the city of Gods to the canals of Venice

Venice to Athens - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Discover wonders of the Adriatic
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore ports in 4 countries
  • Sail in the Bay of Kotor
  • View panoramas of Croatia
Starts / Ends:
Athens / Venice
Activities:
Adventure Options, Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the jewels of the Aegean, Adriatic, and Ionian Seas on this 8-day Mediterranean cruise. Embark in Venice to discover the city of the Doges, with its many canals, and its mythical gondolas before heading to Croatia and the city of Rovinj. Following a port of call in Hvar, continue to sail along …
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Brilliant blue of Venice's lagoon
$4,190
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The best of Croatia

Venice Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Experience Radio Classique onboard
  • Visit the cathedral St Jacques
  • View the Diocletian’s Palace
  • Wander the streets of Rovinj
  • Explore the old town of Dubrovnik
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A musical cruise in partnership with Radio CLassic, Experience the exceptional presence on board of Alain Duault and of artists.Discover the beauty of theAdriaticwithPONANTon an exceptional8-day cruiseinCroatia and MonténégroThis exciting musical cruise will begin and end in Italy …
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See the famed Rialto bridge in Venice
$6,595
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Croatia's Rich Nature and Culture

Round-trip Venice - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud II
  • Explore the canals of Venice
  • Tour the town of Korcula
  • Visit Krka Nation Park
  • Admire nature and architecture
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Sea Cloud for this 9-day cruise exploring some of the highlights of the Adriatic. Begin in the famous floating city of Venice, exploring its numerous canals and bridges, piazzas and churches. Cruise to Sibenik, Croatia for a tour of this charming old town. Continue Korcula, where legend says …
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View from gondola during the ride through the canals, Venice
$3,642
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Milan and Lake Como to the Canals of Venice

Milan to Venice - 9 Day Itinerary aboard MS Michelangelo
  • Enjoy traditional cuisines
  • Visit Parma
  • Taste an authentic Parmesan cheese
  • Explore the region of Lombardy
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Stop off in Milan, the fashion capital, to explore the city and nearby Lake Como before setting off on your cruise. From Mantua to Venice, enjoy a unique cruise through the heart of three Italian regions. Your trip starts with the region of Emilia-Romagna and its traditional cuisine: do not miss …
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$4,880
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From Sublime Istanbul to Venice the Serenissima

10 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Enjoy sceneries and cultural visits
  • See Istanbul UNESCO Heritage Sites
  • Explore the island of Hvar
  • Discover the island of Mljet
Starts / Ends:
Istanbul / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your voyage begins in Istanbul, Europe's gateway to Asia, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You then make your way to the region of Thessaly, which is located at the foot of Mount Pelion and is home to the port of Volos. Take the remarkable Corinth Canal, a famous sea …
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Wander through the preserved structures of Dubrovnik
$5,050
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Cruising the Dalmatian Coast and the Ionian Sea: Venice to Athens with Smithsonian Journeys

Athens-Venice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Cruise the Adriatic and Aegean seas
  • Discover Mediterranean countries
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Sail through Croatian islands
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Athens
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Dalmatian Coast, on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea, is home to some of the most magnificent and welcoming cities and villages in the world. Your experience begins when you depart Athens, pass through the Corinth Canal, and arrive the next day at Itea. Explore as many as six UNESCO World …
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