Sherrie Hewson is loved for her roles on ITV soaps Coronation Street, Crossroads and Emmerdale. She is a TV presenter and actress, and played Joyce Temple-Savage in the ITV sitcom Benidorm. Sherrie will join you for tours of Burano and Murano and deliver a talk about her life and career.
Explore magical Venice with Sherrie Hewson
With its breathtaking architecture, glorious palaces and romantic canals that flow into a wonderful natural lagoon, Venice is a must-visit destination. And there's no better way to discover the city than on this fabulous five-day cruise that not only takes in Venice, but also Padua, Chioggia and the Adriatic islands of Burano and Murano.
To make your trip truly unforgettable, you'll be joined by former Corrie and Benidorm star Sherrie Hewson as you take a trip to see the famous coloured glass of the lagoon islands of Burano and Murano. Sherrie, who has also appeared in Carry On Behind, Russ Abbot's Madhouse and Juliet Bravo, will join you for an exclusive drinks and talk before she answers your questions in a private Q&A session.
All your meals on board your ship, MS Michelangelo, are
included, as is your cocktail reception and gala welcome dinner.
Also included is a trip to the islands of Burano and Murano, plus
there are optional trips including the medieval city of Padua and
the Doge's Palace, with its mysterious passageways.
From Piazza San Marco to the Grand Canal and Bridge of Sighs, there's incredible architecture to admire. You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to places to explore. You will also have the chance to pick from a range of wonderful optional excursions, including a visit to the nearby city of Padua, a tour of a local manufacturer of handcrafted gondolas and Venetian masks, and a tour where you'll walk in Casanova's footsteps through the secret passageways of the Doge's Palace.
Sail on MS Michelangelo
With just 78 cabins, MS Michelangelo is the ideal ship on which to explore the Venetian Lagoon. It has a spacious sundeck, where you can watch scenery drift by and, each night, you'll be berthed on the waterfront at Riva dei Sette Martiri, a short walk from Piazza San Marco. The elegant upper deck restaurant also boasts panoramic views.
Reasons to book
Exclusive events with Sherrie
Sail on MS Michelangelo
Your expert guide
- Return flights from London Gatwick, overseas transfers, on-board activities and entertainment, travel assistance and repatriation insurance.
- Four-night cruise in the beautiful Venetian Lagoon.
- Visits to the islands of Burano and Murano with Sherrie Hewson.
- Exclusive Q&A session with Sherrie, and hear a special talk from the actor.
- Gala dinner, welcome cocktail and all meals.
- Drinks with meals and at the bar.
Single supplement available, contact for information.
Day1Arrive in Venice and board MS MichelangeloVenice, Italy
Following your flight from the UK, you will be transferred to Venice where you will be free to board the ship from 6pm. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will meet the crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. The evening in Venice is free to do as you please.
Day2Venice, Burano and Murano + Q&ABubano, Italy
This morning, join Sherrie Hewson on a tour of the Lagoon Islands of Burano and Murano. After lunch, you will have a choice of two excursions:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Doge's palace and the Piazza San Marco.
DISCOVERY: Following the footsteps of Casanova, tour of the Doge's palace and its mysterious passageways.
In the evening, you will enjoy a talk and Q&A session with Sherrie.
Day3Cruise the Venetian LagoonMurano, Italy
This morning, take part in our optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of a handcraft manufactory of gondolas and masks. We'll cruise in the Lagoon. The afternoon and evening in Venice are free to do as you please.
Leave in the early morning towards Chioggia. This afternoon, join an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Padua, town of St. Anthony of Padua. Return on board in Venice for a gala dinner and special evening.
Day5Disembark and return to the UKVenice, Italy
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9am. You will then be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
A small, modern cruise ship with a personal touch
The MS Michelangelo is a small, French-operated river cruise ship, with just 78 cabins. Her elegant restaurant is situated on the top deck, offering panoramic views of the passing scenery. Refurbished in 2011, the cabins are located on the main and upper decks and are all outward facing with large picture windows.
You can enjoy the views from the spacious sun deck or relax in the well-appointed lounge, bathed in natural light from its panoramic windows. An open bar is available throughout the day, as are complimentary tea and coffee.
Those wanting to take some exercise can join the morning fitness classes on the sun deck, while those looking for a more relaxing break can sit back and enjoy the excellent onboard entertainment.