Fall in love with its canals, bridges, palaces, churches and colourful, narrow streets
Of Venice, the American writer Henry James wrote; “You desire to embrace it, to caress it, to possess it; and finally a soft sense of possession grows up and your visit becomes a perpetual love affair”.
Many people fall in love with Venice; if this is your first visit, disembark from luxury MSC cruise liner post-haste to make the most of Venice’s delights!
You’ll leave your cruise ship in the very modern Venice port before boarding another boat to the island of Murano (home to the famous glass blowers) or joining us on an excursion package around Venice itself. With great deals available on the sights, we’ll treat you to the best that this city has to offer.
A guided tour will help you understand how this enchanting city survives, despite being built on a series of wooden poles and despite the flowing waters of the Adriatic underneath the city. World-renowned for its canals and bridges, Venice is visually stunning, thanks to its higgledy-piggledy array of palaces, churches and colourful, narrow streets.
The main tourist sites, St Mark’s Square and the Doge Palace are famous for good reason and should not be missed whilst on holiday here. A lovely way to spend the day is to combine a gondola and walking tour: a gondola ride is another ‘must-do’ experience, whilst the secrets and history of Venice’s ‘calli’ (streets) will be revealed to you by your knowledgeable guide.
You may leave Venice with many tangible souvenirs, but the most lasting souvenir will be your impression of the city itself.
When cruising to and from the Venice cruise terminal, your ship will be docked at the Marittima terminal. It’s about a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute taxi or shuttle-bus ride from the Piazzale Roma, the final destination for buses and taxis that enter Venice.
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