11- or 18-Day Canals & Palaces of Venice

4-Day pre-cruise Venice land tour
7-Day or 14-Day Mediterranean & Greek Isles or Adriatic cruise

Tour Highlights

  • 3 nights Grand Hotel Principe or similar, Venice
  • Guided walking tour of Venice
  • Gondola ride with music and sparkling wine
  • Visit to Lagoon Islands of Murano, Burano & Torcello
  • Afternoon stop for gelato
  • Sample local specialties (Cicchetti)

Package Includes

  • Services of English-speaking host & local guide throughout
  • Arrival transfer Venice airport to hotel*+ Transfer Venice hotel to port
  • 3 buffet breakfasts
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday - Arrive in Venice
Arrive in Venice and transfer via water taxi to your hotel*. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an orientation meeting with your tour manager then do as the Venetian do! Follow your Tour Manager to a Cicchetteria, for the typical Venetian aperitif, sample local specialties (cicchetti) as per the daily offer of the Market while sipping a typical "ombra" of wine.

Highlights:
Venice at your leisure

Day 2: Thursday – Venice City Tour & Gondola Ride
Begin the day with a guided walking tour of romantic Venice. View the Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and visit the Doge's Palace, whose facade features a massive late-Gothic gate, known as the Porta della Carta. Complete the tour with a relaxing gondola ride with music and prosecco along the famous Grand Canal, and glide along the centuries old canals, the lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges. (Subject to weather permitting. Maximum of four passengers in the gondola. This is not a private gondola ride).

Highlights:
Walking tour of Venice • Golden Basilica of San Marco • Bridge of Sighs • Doge's Palace • Gondola ride on the Grand Canal

Day 3: , Friday – Morning Excursion to the Islands of Venice Lagoon
Today begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano. Built on a series of small islands connected by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, Murano is known throughout the world for its glass manufacturing industry. Enjoy a visit inside one of the island's glass blowing factories to witness first-hand the methods of this fascinating art. Continue to Burano, the most scenic island of the Lagoon, famous for its colorful houses and central church with leaning campanile. Visit Baldassarre Galuppi Street, the island's main avenue, filled with tiny shops that sell famous handmade lace. Continue to the island of Torcello to visit the church of Santa Fosca. Here you will see the church's unique portico in the form of a Greek cross, and the Byzantine Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Return to the main island of Venice, enjoy a gelato and continue to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore Venice on your own.

Highlights:
Island of Murano • Glass blowing experience • Baldassarre Galuppi Street • The church of Santa Fosca • Byzantine Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

Day 4: Saturday - Embark Cruise
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Venice then transfer to the Venice port.

*The transfer from airport to hotel is included when arriving flight information is provided to Norwegian Cruise Line at least 10 days prior to Cruisetour start date. This transfer is offered only on the start date of the tour. Please provide flight information to a reservation agent after booking to add a transfer to your reservation. Guests that do not provide flight information within these guidelines forfeit this service. Unused transfers are non-refundable.

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