EXPEDITION CRUISE

From The Serenissima to The City of Gods (8 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Venice, Italy to Piraeus, Greece
Dates: 30 Aug 2019 - 06 Sep 2019

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
30 Aug 2019
Venice, Italy
6:00 PM
DAY 2
31 Aug 2019
Hvar, Croatia
DAY 3
01 Sep 2019
Dubrovnik, Croatia
DAY 4
02 Sep 2019
Kotor, Montenegro
DAY 5
03 Sep 2019
Brindisi, Italy
DAY 6
04 Sep 2019
Fiscardo, Greece
DAY 7
05 Sep 2019
Itea, Greece
Corinth Canal (Transit), Greece
DAY 8
06 Sep 2019
Piraeus, Greece
7:00 AM
From The Serenissima to The City of Gods map

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About the Ship

Miscellaneous
Le Bougainville

The five-star Le Bougainville makes her maiden voyage in 2019. This small-capacity ship just 430 feet in length with just 92 staterooms features Blue Eye, the world's first multi-sensory underwater lounge. Le Bougainville is also equipped with the latest environmental preservation technology.

What's Included

Included

  • Welcome and farewell cocktail receptions

  • All meals aboard ship & an open bar

  • Port taxes, gratuities to shipboard personnel, porters, guides, and drivers

  • Shore excursions (on expedition cruises only)

Not Included

  • Airfare/airport taxes

  • Visa and passport fees

  • Luggage, cancellation, and accident insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Internet, laundry, spa services

  • Shore expeditions (on yachting cruises)

About Us

The world’s only French-flagged cruise line and top cruise line worldwide in polar expeditions, PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions currently has four distinctive and intimate vessels, embodying the essence of a private luxury yacht: the three-masted LE PONANT, an elegant sailing yacht accommodating 64 guests and three luxury yachts of 264-guests LE BORÉAL, L’AUSTRAL and LE SOLÉAL. The luxury cruise line will launch its fifth ship in Spring 2015, LE LYRIAL. These luxurious ships sail to the unexplored corners of the world including the Poles, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand on cruises ranging from three to 21 nights and including many ports and islands not accessible to large cruise ships. From Five Star Expeditions to themed cruises, the engaging itineraries offer a wealth of fascinating shore excursion programs to ensure that every voyage is a unique and exceptional experience. The latest eco-friendly technologies, attentive service, bilingual crew, luxurious staterooms and suites, an elegant, sophisticated cuisine and a chic, yet informal atmosphere offer a cruise experience unlike any other. In addition to the best available tours, our 1:2 staff to guest ratio also guarantees the best in personalized service. Explore your destinations at an unhurried pace and let the beauty that surrounds you, stir your senses. No matter where you wish to travel, our cruises will take you off the beaten path to a whole new world of adventure. Welcome aboard!

Insider Tip

PONANT is the only luxury cruise line to feature three brand new ships sailing to Antarctica and the Arctic each season with 46% market share, making us #1 in luxury expedition cruising.

Terms & Conditions

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Venice, Italy - 30 Aug 2019

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 2 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Cicheti & Nizioeti Gourmet Tour

 Discover a relaxed historic Venice through food tasting and street signs...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Venetian Legends Tour

Discover the truth behind Venice's greatest legends...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Venetian Legends Tour

Discover the truth behind Venice's greatest legends...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
At Home in Venice Tour

Live like a local with this off-the-beaten-path tour...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
500 Years of Venetian Painting Tour

See Venice through the eyes of Venetian artists...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Venice & The Plague Tour

See the efforts of the church and doctors during the plague...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Venice Overview Shore Excursion

Shore Excursion providing an overview of Venice...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Half-day (3 hours) Venice Walking Tour

You will visit some of Venice's most famous sites, including the St. Mark's Square, and explore the labyrinth-like alleys and canals.


Venice, a city of pedestrians and water traffic, is so richly adorned that many visits are needed to fully explore it. Most popular are the Basilica of San Marco, mausoleum of Venice's patron saint, the Doges' Palace, and the Accademia, which any student of Venetian art should not miss. Venice's other outstanding sites are her smaller churches: Gothic Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Santi Giovanni e Paolo, the Gesuati, San Zaccaria, and the Redentore, with their paintings, tombs, sculpture and treasuries.

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Venice for Beginners

A perfect introduction to "The Floating City"...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Music of Venice Tour

A melodious tour of the musical aspects of Venice...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Architectural Tour

Explore the work of renowned and influential architects...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
A Dorsoduro Discovery Tour

Walk the lively Venice district of Dorsoduro...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Exploring Cannaregio Tour

Go off the beaten path in the Cannaregio Quarter...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Jewish Heritage Tour

Explore the history of the Venetian Ghetto...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 3 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Adventure • Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Venice Family Friendly Tour

A fantasy Venice tour fit for all ages...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 4 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Private Excursion to Murano & Burano

Meet one of our knowledgeable local guide in your centrally located Venice hotel lobby for your private boat excursion to the Venetian lagoon islands of Burano and Murano.


At Murano you will discover the skilfull art of glass-making in a workshop. In 1291, all the glassmakers in Venice were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fires. In the following century, exports began, and the island became famous, initially for glass beads and mirrors. Aventurine glass was invented on the island, and for a while Murano was the main producer of glass in Europe. Getting close to Burano, enjoy the spectacle of the houses painted with a wide range of bright colours, particularly popular with artists. The colors of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development; if someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the government, who will respond by making notice of the certain colors permitted for that lot. Burano rose in importance in the 16th century as a center for lace making with needles, which was exported all across Europe.  

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 5 hours
Meals: Lunch
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Food & Wine • Sightseeing
Venetian Gourmet Tour

Cook a gourmet meal and experience Venice through your taste buds...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 6 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Excursion to Murano & Burano

Visit both Murano & Burano...

Offered by: European Connection
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 6 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Family Vacations • Sightseeing
Excursion to Torcello, Burano, & Murano

See all three of the Lagoon Islands...

Offered by: Abercrombie & Kent Italy
Location: Venice, Italy
Length: 7 hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: All Ages
Activity Level: Easy
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Shore Excursion: Venice & Lagoon Islands - 7 hours

Venice is undoubtedly one of the most romantic and unique cities in the world. During your private shore excursion, the dynamic history of this wondrous city will be brought to life. Begin your day with a warm greeting from your assistant, who will accompany on the private motor launch journey to the famous Piazza San Marco. Your privately guided walking tour will commence with the highlights of two of Venice’s most prominent buildings; the stunning Basilica of St Mark and the Doge's Palace, a masterpiece in Venetian Gothic architecture.

There will be time to enjoy lunch at leisure prior to your excursion to the Lagoon Islands. Burano is the most colourful of the many small islands, with brightly painted houses surrounding its waterways. Murano, the centre of the city’s world-famous glass making industry since 1291, is composed of a charming cluster of islands linked by bridges. After your visit you will be privately transferred back to your cruise ship.

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