Cruises to Venice Italy

Hop on board one of MSC's Mediterranean Cruises to Venice Italy. Fall in love with its canals, bridges, palaces, churches and colorful, narrow streets. Find the best cruises to Venice with MSC Cruises.

Venice: Fall in love with its canals, bridges, palaces, churches and colorful, 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 ship 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 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.

Make Venice part of your next cruise vacation. Find the best cruises to Venice Italy with MSC cruises!

Cruise to Venice - Italy - Mediterranean - MSC Cruises

Directions


When cruising from the Venice cruise terminal, your ship will be docked at the main 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.

Port average temperature

Venice has a Humid subtropical climate.

The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.

VENICEMonths
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average high °C681216212427272317117
Average low °C--471216181715103-
 VCE03 - TRANSFER TO ST. MARK'S SQUARE (approx. 5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  No guide available  After disembarking from the ship, you can drop your luggage at the left luggage facility outside Maritime Station and board a boat for a trip along the waterways to the famous St. Mark’s Square, the city’s social, religious and political centre. You will have some free time to explore the beautiful Piazza and the co-located St. Mark’s Basilica, a magnificent example of Byzantine architecture, and the adjacent Doge’s Palace. Or stroll around the exquisite Venetian streets, or calli as they are properly known, to fully experience the special charm of the city. On returning to the port and collecting your luggage, your tour will be brought to a close with your transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. Please Note: this tour ends at Venice airport and is available only for disembarking guests with flights departing after 17.30 Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $46.00 Adults $46.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 VCE05D - GONDOLA TOUR & GUIDED WALKING TOUR (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  No visit to the romantic city of Venice could ever be considered complete if it failed to include a trip on a typical Venetian gondola, rowed by a traditional gondolier. As you make your way from canal to canal, you can admire the beautiful bridges, the magnificent royal palaces and the typical narrow Venetian streets, called calli, from a unique perspective. The excursion includes free time in St. Mark's Square, home also of St. Mark’s Cathedral, after an informative and comprehensive walk around the calli with a local guide brings your tour to an enjoyable close. On returning to the port and collecting your luggage, your tour will be brought to a close with your transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. Please Note: no guide service during the 30-minute gondola trip. This tour is available only for disembarking guests with flights departing after 17.30Click HERE to watch the video
 

Price per person $121.00 Adults $85.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 VCE08D - ROMANCE & CULTURE: GONDOLA EXPERIENCE, GUIDED WALKING TOUR & TOP MUSEUMS  (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  A gondola ride is a great way to explore the romantic city of Venice. As you travel from canal to canal, a breathtaking vista of bridges, palaces and narrow streets, known as calli, unfolds before your eyes. The tour includes a little free time in St. Mark's Square, before which a local guide will take you on an informative walk around the calli. A special museum ticket will then fast-track you into the museum of your preference. Choose from the Doge’s Palace, the Correr Museum, the Archaeological Museum or the Biblioteca Marciana, to name but a few. On returning to the port and collecting your luggage, your tour will be brought to a close with your transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. Please Note: No guide service during the 30-minute gondola trip. This tour is available only for disembarking guests with flights departing after 17.30 hours.

Price per person $123.00 Adults $86.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 VCE09D - GONDOLA TOUR & ST. MARK'S SQUARE (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  No guide available  What could be more Venetian than a gondola trip down the famous waterways, rowed by a traditional gondolier? This tour gives you an opportunity to discover the charm and beauty of the city’s many bridges, ornate palaces and narrow streets, known as calli, from a unique canal perspective. The excursion also includes some free time to spend in St. Mark's Square, an ideal spot to sip coffee and watch the world go by or perhaps marvel at the resplendent St. Mark’s Cathedral and Doge’s Palace, which are co-located. On returning to the port and collecting your luggage, your tour will be brought to a close with your transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. Please Note: No guide service during the 30-minute gondola trip. This tour is available only for disembarking guests with flights departing after 17.30 hours.

Price per person $84.00 Adults $59.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 VCE10D - CHARMING VENICE: GONDOLA TRIP, ST. MARK'S SQUARE & TOP MUSEUMS  (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  No guide available  Cultural  Treat yourself to the most luxurious way to see Venice: a gondola trip down the famous waterways with a traditional gondolier rowing at the stern. Feast your eyes on the many beautiful bridges, splendid palaces and the city’s typical narrow streets, so-called calli, as you meander from canal to canal. A special “queue-jumper” ticket will then take you straight into the museum of your choice. Take your pick from the Doge’s Palace, the Correr Museum, the Archaeological Museum or the Biblioteca Marciana, just as a few examples. On returning to the port and collecting your luggage, your tour will be brought to a close with your transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. Please Note: No guide service during the 30-minute gondola trip. This tour is available only for disembarking guests with flights departing after 17.30

Price per person $111.00 Adults $78.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 VCE11D - PANORAMIC BOAT TRIP, MURANO & ST. MARK'S SQUARE  (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  After boarding a pleasure boat at Venice terminal, your tour begins with a relaxing boat trip, first heading for St. Mark Square and then continuing on a route past the historically famous Venetian Arsenal and lovely isles such as San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo and La Certosa on your way to the island of Murano. Your guide will tell you all about these islands as the boat sails close by the coastline. In Murano, renowned for a glass-blowing tradition dating back to the 12th century, you will have a chance to visit the workshop of a famous glassworker or stroll around and admire the beautiful St. Donato Basilica. Your tour is rounded off with some free time to spend at St. Mark’s Square before returning to the port and collecting your luggage. Your tour will be brought to a close with your transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. Please Note: This tour is available only for disembarking guests with flights departing after 17.30

Price per person $71.00 Adults $50.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 VCE12D - FASCINATING VENICE: PANORAMIC BOAT TOUR, MURANO, ST. MARK'S SQUARE & GONDOLA EXPERIENCE  (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Swap your ship for a boat at Venice terminal and embark on a boat tour to Murano on a route that will take you past St. Mark’s Square, the Venetian Arsenal and the islands of San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo and La Certosa, with information provided by your guide. Once at the famous glass-blowing island of Murano, you can see the glass-blowing process in action at a glassworker’s workshop or visit St. Donato Basilica. On returning to St. Mark’s Square, you will swap your boat for a gondola and begin the last leg of your tour: a trip around Venice’s picturesque canals and many bridges, flanked by spectacular palaces and the narrow streets known as calli. Your tour is rounded off with some free time to spend at St. Mark’s Square before returning to the port and collecting your luggage. Your tour will be brought to a close with your transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. Please Note: No guide service during the 30-minute gondola trip. This tour is available only for disembarking guests with flights departing after 17.30

Price per person $105.00 Adults $74.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



 VCE14D - PANORAMIC BOAT TRIP, MURANO, ST. MARK'S SQUARE & MUSEUMS  (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  Board a boat at Venice terminal for a relaxing trip to Murano that takes you past St. Mark Square, the famous Venetian Arsenal and the isles of San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo and La Certosa, with your guide providing details as you sail by. In Murano, home of the famous glassworks, you can then visit a glass-blower’s workshop or St. Donato Basilica. After sailing back to St. Mark’s Square, a special “fast-track” ticket will give you direct access to such famous museums as the Doge’s Palace, the Correr Museum, the Archaeological Museum or the Biblioteca Marciana, to name but a few. A fascinating experience awaits you whichever one you choose. The tour includes some little free time in St. Mark's Square before returning to the port and collecting your luggage. Your tour will be brought to a close with your transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport. Please Note: This tour is available only for disembarking guests with flights departing after 17.30

Price per person $97.00 Adults $68.00 Children

   


Reserve Now



Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.