December 22: VENICE
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. in Venice. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner then feel free to explore Venice.
December 23: VENICE - CHIOGGIA - VENICE
We’ll cruise through the magnificent bay of Venice all the way to Chioggia. Enjoy some free time in the city. This afternoon, we’ll set out on a guided tour of Padua, which is probably one of the most important artistic towns in Italy. Many painters, architects and sculptors have left their mark on the town. Afterwards, we’ll cruise back to Venice.
December 24: VENICE - BURANO - MURANO - VENICE
Today, join us on an excursion by private boat to visit the islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Burano, famous for its lacework, and Murano, home to Venice's glassmaking industry since the late 13th century. We’ll take a guided tour of the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square. This Gothic palace rests on a gallery of fine arches full of ornaments: gilding, ceilings painted by Veronese, paintings by Tintoretto, Titian and Tiepolo. Tonight is our Christmas Eve evening. Midnight mass in Venice at St Mark's Basilica (1) (depending on availability.)
December 25: VENICE
The whole day is free to do as you please in Venice. This legendary city which was built in the 5th century extends on 118 islands and became a great maritime power in the 10th century. Venice is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece. Tonight is our gala evening.
December 26: VENICE
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Venice at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.