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Flavor
Carnival
"La Fabuleuse"
2019

The gems of Venice (port-to-port cruise)

5 Days - VEN_PALPP
# Description

Cruise

VENICE - Burano and Murano - VENICE - CHIOGGIA (or nearby) - VENICE

Venice ... admire the natural beauty of its lagoon and its breath-taking panoramas. You will have a chance to visit Padua, a sublime province you will be amazed by, from its architecture to its artistic richnesses that are marked by the medieval times and the Renaissance. 

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Possibility of a VIP evening with dinner in a Venetian palace and entertainment from Harlequin and Columbina(1)
  • Revel in the special atmosphere of the Lagoon City
  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Venice and the Doge's Palace
    • Discover the captivating Lagoon islands of Murano and Burano
    • Tour a handcraft manufactory of gondolas and masks, Venetian symbols
    • Visit Padua, town of St Anthony

Route

Day 1

VENICE

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. The evening in Venice is free to do as you please.

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Day 2

VENICE - Burano and Murano - VENICE

This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Doge’s Palace and Saint Mark’s Square. The palace was the official residence of Venetian dukes and the seat of the government until 1797, and many consider it the most beautiful palace in the world. A trek to the top of the Golden Staircase brings you to massive works by Tintoretto and Veronese and gives you access to the antechambers and a magnificent view from the balcony.

This afternoon, we’ll take a trip to the Venetian Lagoon and its islands, Burano and Murano. Murano is well known for its famous glass, and we’ll have the opportunity to see a master glassmaker at work. Burano’s colorful village homes lining the fishing port are the backdrop to the traditional lacework found on the island and the school that was opened to preserve the craft. After our excursion, we will return on board the ship.

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Day 3

VENICE

This morning, we’ll visit gondola and mask makers found in the typical workshops throughout the city.  On our first stop, we’ll discover the traditional techniques used to build the emblematic boats that crisscross the city. We’ll then tour a mask-making workshop and discover how the famous Carnival symbols are created entirely by hand.

Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a cruise through the lagoon to enjoy its beauty. Take advantage of some free time on your own in the city this afternoon. VIP evening in a historical Venetian palace(1). You’ll be greeted by Harlequin, Brighella, and Columbina before enjoying your cocktail. Dinner will be served to the sounds of lovely Baroque music.

Typical menu

  • WELCOME COCKTAIL
    • Anchovy-stuffed mozzarella and Prosciutto ham
    • Polenta croutons with cod cream
    • Puff-pastry pretzels and pizetta
    • Parmesan flakes
  • DINNER
    • Shrimp on a bed of arugula, tomato and basil sauce
    • Shrimp and porcini-mushroom risotto
    • Bass fillet with cherry tomatoes and taggiasca olives
    • Tiramisu
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Day 4

VENICE - CHIOGGIA (or nearby) - VENICE

We’ll cruise through the magnificent Venetian Bay to Chioggia.

This afternoon, you can join us for a tour of Padua, the home of Saint Anthony and marvelous works of art. We’ll visit the famous Il Santo, the Pontifical Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua (no tours on Sundays). The Equestrian Statue of Gattamelata by Donatello is located in the square in front of the church. Enjoy some free time before returning to the ship in Venice. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 5

VENICE

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

Formalities

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

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)t - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - excursions mentioned in the program - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - private VIP evening in a Venetian palace (reservation mandatory before departure) - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

4 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Venice and the Doge's Palace Lagoon islands : Burano and Murano Visit of gondola and mask-making workshops Padua
Price per pers. 209.00 € Before departure 245.00 € On board
Classic

Guided walking tour of Venice and the Doge's Palace

Meet up with your guide on board. The tour will begin with a historical and artistic introduction to Venice with St Mark's Square, after which you will be able to admire the exteriors of St Mark's Cathedral. The Byzantine facades of the Cathedral (on...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Visit of gondola and mask-making workshops

This excursion will lead you to discover the area that has been the heart of handmade gondola production for centuries. You'll visit a gondola workshop and learn all the secrets of this art directly from the master artisans. Back in the 16th-century,...

Duration 4h15 Classic

Guided tour of Padua

Transfer by coach from Chioggia to Padua. Best known in Christianity as the Saint Antoine of Padua city, it is also famous for its art. Giotto (1267-1337, painter, sculptor and Italian architect) gifted the city of Padua some of his masterpieces, enr...

Duration 5h00 Classic

Murano and Burano islands

This 32-mile long Venitian lagoon was born from the estuaries of three different rivers and is separated from the Adriatic Sea by a thin sand bar. Venice is located in the midst of the cluster of islands that are in this lagoon. Almost half of them a...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

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

(1) Optional excursion.

Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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