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

Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

Iconic Sites of Croatia & Italy

Departs: Southampton • Thu 30 Sep 2021
27 nights • Braemar • M2125

  • Immerse yourself in an unforgettable discovery of iconic sites and authentic experiences, as smaller-sized Braemar takes you closer to the highlights of incredible cities in Croatia and Italy.
  • Capture Venetian magic; sample Sicily’s famous Marsala wines; marvel at magnificent Mount Etna and Stromboli; and delight in typically Croatian history and scenery along the glorious Adriatic coast.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ event.

From £3,799pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

From £3,199pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204SN

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

From £3,299pp

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Discovering the Caribbean & the Adriatic

Discovering the Caribbean & the Adriatic

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
27 nights • Braemar • M220607

  • A unique cruise adventure featuring a rare combination of Caribbean and Adriatic sights and highlights, with a magical transatlantic crossing included for good measure.
  • Seek out a slice of Caribbean paradise; feel St Vincent’s black sands between your toes, discover Guadeloupe’s volcanic scenery, ride the famous St Kitts railway and much more.
  • In the Adriatic, cruise the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; immerse yourself in ancient history in Kotor, Dubrovnik and Split; and visit Venice, for iconic landmarks, canals and gondolas

From £3,299pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
37 nights • Braemar • M220608

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, you’ll navigate the Corinth Canal; and get to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the ancient city of Athens too.

From £5,049pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
59 nights • Braemar • M220610

  • Discover the sights and highlights of the Caribbean, Adriatic and Greek Islands, join a spectacular Spanish celebration, and experience unforgettable scenic cruising on one incredible itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise the remarkable Corinth Canal and uncover iconic ancient sites; then in Spain, visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.

From £7,899pp

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Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Transatlantic with Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 17 Mar 2022
47 nights • Braemar • M220609

  • This cruise makes for a unique holiday, offering chances to explore the Adriatic, Caribbean and Greek islands – and experience magical scenic cruising – on one itinerary.
  • Taste Caribbean paradise at islands such as St Vincent and St Kitts; sail the Atlantic and fjord-like Bay of Kotor; and visit UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £6,649pp

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Croatia, Italy & Montenegro

Croatia, Italy & Montenegro

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
12 nights • Braemar • M2207

  • Discover beautiful, historic regions nestled along gorgeous Adriatic coastline, as smaller-scaled Braemar takes you closer to destinations in Croatia, Italy and Montenegro.
  • Experience scenic cruising of the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore Kotor’s beautifully preserved medieval centre; and discover the historic delights of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.
  • Visiting Venice is an undoubted highlight; you’ll get to see iconic landmarks and ride a gondola on the famous canals, and even visit the charming, laid-back fishing town of Chioggia.

From £1,899pp

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Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
22 nights • Braemar • M220708

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of iconic destinations and experience unforgettable small-ship scenic cruising.
  • On your Adriatic adventure, sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore terracotta-topped Dubrovnik and Split; and discover the legendary landmarks and canals of Venice.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Rhodes, Crete, Kefallonia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £3,599pp

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Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Adriatic, Greek Islands & Corinth Canal

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
32 nights • Braemar • M220709

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic, offering chances to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of iconic destinations and experience unforgettable small-ship scenic cruising.
  • On your Adriatic adventure, sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor; explore terracotta-topped Dubrovnik and Split; and discover the legendary landmarks and canals of Venice.
  • In Greece, cruise between the pinching cliff faces of the Corinth Canal; and uncover ancient treasures in Crete, Kefallonia, Olympia and the legendary city of Athens too.

From £5,249pp

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Andalusia, Greek Islands & the Adriatic

Andalusia, Greek Islands & the Adriatic

Departs: Malaga • Fri 01 Apr 2022
44 nights • Braemar • M220710

  • An exciting exploration of the Med and Adriatic packed with highlights; discover iconic sites, be part of spectacular celebrations; and experience unforgettable scenic cruising.
  • Sail the fjord-like Bay of Kotor and the remarkable Corinth Canal; and visit Seville in time to catch the final day of Feria de Abril.
  • Seek-out the historic sites of Dubrovnik, Split and ancient Greek islands and cities including Rhodes, Crete and Athens, plus capture the magic of Venice with its legendary landmarks and canals.

From £6,549pp

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