Venice Cruises

Destination: Rialto Bridge, Venice

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Discover the magic of Venice

Venice is a city like no other. Conjuring romance, decadence and wonder with its labyrinthine canals, criss-crossing ornate bridges and winding streets.

Our luxurious Venice cruises allow you to lose yourself in the wonder and magic of the romantic city, its many secrets waiting to be discovered by the curious traveller.

Whether you encounter the mysteries of Venice as a Mediterranean jewel on one of our magnificent European river cruises itineraries, or as a wonderful way to enter or complete your opulent ocean cruising experiences with us, our Venice cruises offer the perfect combination of extravagance and practicality.

The dreamy quality of this floating city is hard to resist. Built on an archipelago of islands formed by 177 canals in a shallow lagoon, connected by over 400 uniquely-designed bridges.

Venice has charmingly retained its integrity since its Italo-Byzantine origins with the canals still serving the function of roads. The famous gondolas are a revelation, and a ride on one is an exciting way to see the city. Wander the maze of streets and bridges and let every turn reveal a new secret.

Our Venice cruises itineraries include other gems of Italy – Rome, Florence, the Cinque Terra, the Amalfi Coast and others, as well as the European jewels of Dubrovnik, Split and Budapest. Choose from an immersive 36 or 29 day European river cruise, or begin or end your 10 or 15 day opulent ocean cruise with us exploring this truly magical city at your leisure.

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The difference is Scenic

Our Venice cruises are a luxurious wallet-free playground.

Scenic is a uniquely all-inclusive luxury cruising experience. As you soon as you step on board our discovery yacht the Scenic Eclipse, you can relax into your journey assured that every detail of your experience has been thoughtfully designed and prepared for you. There is no on board up-selling, no hidden costs and all tipping and gratuities are included.

Included in your Scenic Eclipse experience:

  • 6-star luxury hotel-style private verandah suites
  • All transfers and tipping
  • On board entertainment and onshore activities
  • Zodiacs, E-bikes, kayaks for shore excursions
  • Multiple dining venues, ranging from the casual café fare to fine dining
  • Laundry concierge service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Butler service
  • Bottled water and chef-prepared picnics for shore excursions
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Destinations and experiences

The gateway to Mediterranean splendour, from the many wonders of Italy to the delights of Eastern Europe our Venice cruises destinations will bewitch you.

Take a walking tour through the glorious ancient city of Rome, where a local guide will introduce you to the city’s many key landmarks including the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

Explore the impressive Vatican City, including the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica, St Peter’s Square, before venturing to the Colosseum and the Forum.

From Sorrento, the crystal-blue Amalfi Coast is yours to explore, take a funicular ride to glamourous and stunning Capri or visit exquisite Positano - it’s your Freechoice.

From Perugia venture to Florence, an art-lover’s paradise. Observe Michaelangelo’s David from all directions, enjoy the fine food delights on offer in your local Freechoice dining options.

In Cinque Terra, the World-Heritage-listed five villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are waiting for you to explore and discover. Accessible only by boat, walking paths or train, this magical experience is a wonderful preview for Venice.

After exploring the stunning St Mark’s Basilica, Venice’s most famous church, a fine example of 17th Century Italo-Byzantine architecture we Enrich your experience by treating you to a charming gondola ride through the labyrinthine canals and under the many ornate bridges, an utterly romantic encounter. Enjoy a sumptuous Venetian feast in the evening.

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Enrich your journey

Scenic’s expert team of Journey Designers have carefully crafted your Venice cruises itinerary with a flexible range of activities.

We believe that freedom is luxury, and we’ve thought of everything on our all-inclusive experiences so you don’t have to. Our signature Enrich, Freechoice and Sundowner experiences are designed for you to get the most out of your Scenic experience.

Scenic Enrich

In Sorrento, once settled into your opulent suite at the Sorrento Hilton, we Enrich your experience by treating you to a traditional Italian home-hosted dinner, where the delicious home-style fare is complimented by the warm and generous hospitality of a local family.

In Florence a visit to a charming Tuscan farmhouse to learn about the local wine and oil production before sampling the local produce in a rustic lunch will Enrich your understanding of this historic terracotta-coloured city.

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Scenic Freechoice

Travel is a personal experience. Our Freechoice options offer you freedom and flexibility to take the days as you like by selecting from an impressive range of sightseeing options and activities conveniently arranged into Active, Moderate and Relaxed paces.

From Sorrento take a short trip by hydrofoil to the beautiful island of Capri, visit the town of Anacapri where your local guide will take you on a bus tour, or take a trip to the picturesque town of Positano, the Amalfi Coast's most photographed town.

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