Venice

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
Gondala rowing down a canal in Venice, Italy

Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, remains a city unrivalled in its marriage of serenity and spectacle, legend and romance. With tranquil waters that stretch along 150 canals and audacious historic architecture, it’s no surprise that the city of Venice is lauded as one of the must-see global destinations.

With no cars, Venice is a gondola-ride into the past through its web of narrow cobbled streets and under 500 ancient bridges that entangle the city centre.[ReadMoreMob] The fittingly-named Grand Canal epitomises the grandeur of this magnificent city: stunning Venetian architecture reflects on its surface, while at one end, the magnificent Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco offer a jaw-dropping finish to any trip along this majestic canal. [ReadMore]

Away from the water, neighbourhood churches are lined with Veroneses and priceless marbles, and the great piazza San Marco – the place Napoleon once referred to as the ‘drawing room of Europe’ – is a total showstopper. From the lavish 14th century Doge’s Palace, to the stunning mosaic-decorated interior of the famous basilica, the square boasts some of the city’s best sights. All of which glistens in the shadow of the impressive clock tower, Torre dell’Orologio.

This lagoon-based city produces wining and dining specialities all of its own: a sunny morning spritz in a campi (square); a seafood lunch in a bacaro (bar); a happy hour selection of cicheti (Venetian tapas); or a traditional Venetian meal at a canal side restaurant with a glass of the city’s beloved Prosecco – all are truly unforgettable experiences. Venice is a city of trendsetters. From controversial artwork in the Punta della Dogana to showrooms of local artisans and the radical new art at the Biennale, an unconventional, creative vibe can be found everywhere in this magical place.

Cruises to Venice

Venice canals and iconic gondelas

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival • L2204

 Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 15 Feb 2022
26 nights
  • Tranquillity of ancient towns & opulence of iconic cities
  • Enjoy time in Venice, to catch carnival’s sights & sounds
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline
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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival • L2204SN

 Southampton
Balmoral
Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights
  • The tranquillity of ancient towns & opulence of iconic cities
  • Enjoy time in Venice, to catch carnival’s sights & sounds
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline
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Exploring Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy • M2230

 Southampton
Braemar
Sun 23 Oct 2022
27 nights
  • Discover the history & culture of Italy & Croatia
  • Explore quaint towns only accessible to smaller ships
  • Admire the Bay of Kotor’s fjord-like surroundings
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Ancient Adriatic with Venice • T2203A

 Southampton
Bolette
Sun 13 Feb 2022
19 nights
  • An unforgettable journey along the Adriatic coastline
  • Chance for a gondola ride in Venice
  • Explore fascinating history and culture in Croatia