Venice Carnival Party Cruise

Duration: 4 hours aprox  Location: Venice
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Why choose this experience?

1 To take part in an original carnival boat cruise, on board of a typical Venetian galleon
2 Because you can enjoy the incomparable scenery that Venice and its lagoon gives at night
3 To enjoy the specialties prepared by the chef of the galleon navigating around Murano, Burano and Torcello

Participate in an original Carnival Party onboard a Venetian Galleon boat! Masks, music and food for an unforgettable evening!

Venice is famous for its carnival throughout the world. During the time dedicated to the celebrations, which usually lasts about three weeks a year, sumptuous balls and famous events bring the city back in time to that period when Venice reached the height of its splendour and its elegance was the envy of Europe. In addition to the Carnival parties and masked balls in Venetian palaces and historic hotels in the old town, the original proposals on the boat galleon also offers four not-to-be-missed evenings to celebrate the 2016 Venice Carnival in a really original way!

On Friday 29 January and 5 February or Saturday 30 January and 6 February you can climb aboard a traditional Venetian galleon and experience the craziest time of the year in the charming atmosphere of a boat from another time.

Built following the unique shape of the ancient galleons of the Venice Republic launched between the 16th and 19th centuries, the Venetian galleon now offers an original venue for special events and occasions. Comfort and modern amenities are combined with the history of the vessel to offer guests an experience of great charm, cruising to discover Venice and its beautiful lagoon.

The attention to detail distinguishes the organization of each event, from the creation of the menu to the decorations and the entertainment proposals.

Once on board, you can drink with the crew before sailing to discover the Venetian lagoon: the galleon will sail north along the famous islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello; a highly enthralling panorama will be the backdrop to the dinner prepared by the chef on board the galleon.

Dinner is buffet with standing service. Guests may choose the seat of their choice (non reservable) on the bow or stern.

After dinner the galleon will sail to Venice to allow you to admire St Mark's Square immersed in the incomparable magic of the Venetian carnival.

On board, expect party poppers, confetti, streamers and lots of fun up to the landing, around midnight.


Program of Menu at the Venetian Galleon - Carnival boat celebrations 2016

Dates: 29 and 30 January and 5 and 6 February 2016

Wearing a mask is appreciated.

  • 8.00 pm: boarding guests at the Naval Museum of Venice, a few steps from the bus stop ACTV Arsenale; welcome drink
  • 8.30 pm approximately: start buffet dinner while sailing to the islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello.
  • 10.30 pm approximately: after dinner the evening continues with a toast in front of the wonderful St Mark's Square
  • Midnight approximately: Guests landing in Venice (at the same port of departure, near the Naval Museum)

Welcome drink
Venetian Spritz with salty snacks

Variety of quiches
Delicate salad of octopus
Golden crab claws
Stuffed olives
Lasagna with Sorana meat sauce
Delicate fish risotto
Assortment of pizzas
Large platter of cold cuts and assorted cheese with vegetables with vinaigrette and bread snacks (Parma ham, bresaola beef, Venetian Salami, pork, cheeses, Grana Padano DOP)
Meat cooked on a spit
Grilled vegetables

Fresh fruit of the season
'Buranelli' Biscuits
Carnival Cake delicacies
Illy coffee

The buffet will be accompanied by a selection of Venetian white and red wines. The galley will be open for the entire evening with free drinks service (only water, coke, lemonade, beer, spirits are not included in the free drink service and must be paid for  directly on board).

Please note that the buffet dinner is not seated, there are tables in the bow and stern of the galleon, but they cannot be reserved and are available for general use by guests on board.

Buffet dinner, music and the incomparable magic of Venice and its lagoon views from the water. Book now one of the most original festivals of Carnival 2016. The Venetian Galleon awaits you on the 29/30 January and 5/6 February!

© Insidecom Tour Operator
(authorization no. 62027 dated 09/07/12 with determination no. 2052/2012)

Important info


Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February 2016
Sold out on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January 2016!

Departure point:

Venice Pier in front of the Naval Museum

Departure time

8.00 pm

Languages available

No explanations


€90.00 per person on the evenings of Saturday 30 and 6 February 2016

€80.00 per person on the evenings of Friday 29 and 5 February 2016


4 hours aprox

  • Welcome drink
  • Dinner buffet
  • Water, beer, soft drinks
  • Third party insurance in accordance with the current legislation
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

If you want to attend the event please show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

The navigation route may change due to environmental conditions or other factors at the discretion of the commander.

The tour will take place also in case of bad weather: the boat is equipped with roof structure and heating. The boat is also accessible to people with mobility impairments.

The boarding time is mandatory and the organization reserves the right to cancel the reservation of the customer who is not present at the boarding gate by the time indicated.

Please note that the dinner is a buffet with seating provided, seats cannot be reserved.

Wearing a mask is appreciated.

In case of cancellation of the dinner or missed departure of the galleon it is possible to postpone the booking date to be determined or to proceed with the reimbursement of the fee.

The tour is collective, so the presence of other participants who have booked is to be expected.

CANCELLATION POLICY: refund of 70% of the amount paid (by crediting the credit card used for payment) for cancellations received up to 15 days from the date of the booked service; no refunds for cancellations received less than 15 days from the date of the booked service.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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4 reviews for Venice Carnival Party Cruise

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February 2016

Mature couple


Reviewed on 20 Feb `16 - Booking No. 162851

'festa carnevale su galeone'

Venice Carnival Party Cruise

ottima organizzazione,cibo molto buono,staff gentile educato e disponibile,galeone magnifico e scenario ed organizzazione della festa eccezzionale....consigliamo a chi vuole fare festa a carnevale a venezia senza spendere cifre da capogiro...

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February 2016

Group of friends


Reviewed on 20 Feb `16 - Booking No. 15114572

'ottima serata'

Venice Carnival Party Cruise

Navigazione perfetto. Staff gentilissimo e disponibile. Cibo ottimo ed abbondante. Intrattenimento musicale eccellente.....forse musica troppo alta per i miei gusti, ma io sono tutta strana!!! molto piacevole. Lo consiglio e lo rifarei senz'altro. Grazie

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