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.
Discover vibrant Venice with TV’s Sherrie Hewson
Romantic, beautiful and beguiling: even among the great Italian cities, Venice is a spectacular gem. And there's no better way to explore its unique history, culture and architecture than on this exclusive four-night full-board cruise, where you will be joined by our special guest, the actor and TV presenter Sherrie Hewson.
You will be staying throughout your unforgettable holiday in the ideal place to explore this iconic city - close to Venice's must-see sights but away from the crowds, on board the stylish MS Michelangelo. As well as having time to discover Venice itself, you will have the chance to explore the beautiful destinations of Chioggia and Padua.
Sherrie will give an exclusive talk and question-and-answer session one evening, and join you on a wonderful trip to explore the nearby islands of Murano and Burano. You'll also have the chance to join optional trips, such as visits to the city of Padua and the Doge's Palace while MS Michelangelo awaits at Riva dei Sette Martiri, a short walk from Piazza San Marco.
Meet Sherrie Hewson
Sherrie will give a private talk on board, featuring stories from a career that has spanned beloved TV shows and films such as Coronation Street, Loose Women and Carry On Behind.
Island visits with Sherrie
Sherrie will also join you for an excursion to discover two wonderful islands in the Venetian lagoon: Murano and Burano. Murano has been renowned for its glasswork since the 13th Century, and you will watch a master Italian glassmaker at work. You will also explore the pretty fishermen's village of Burano, famous for its brightly coloured houses and centuries-old tradition of lace-making.
You'll also have the chance to enjoy a superb selection of optional on-shore excursions, including a visit to historic Padua, a tour of a manufacturer of handcrafted gondolas and Venetian masks, and a walking tour in Casanova's footsteps through the secret passageways of the Doge's Palace.
Sailing in style
Your ship, MS Michelangelo, is the perfect base from which to discover the city and its famous lagoon. As well as featuring smart, comfortable cabins - each with wi-fi, air-conditioning and a bathroom with a shower - its facilities include a sun deck with chairs and recliners, a lounge bar with dancefloor, and a restaurant with large windows offering 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.