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Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy (2021)

Duration 8 days

Destinations visited :
  • Italy
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Uncover the enchanted beauty and breathtaking history of Venice and Northern Italy.

Travel to romantic Venice and treat yourself to a private evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Depart the enchanting “City of Water” to explore the waterfront shops, colorful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Farther south, discover Chioggia—a charming southern port loved by fishermen, artists and anyone looking for unique gifts or souvenirs. Enjoy additional shopping time in “bountiful” Bologna and medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus. Each of these enchanting locales is yours to uncover on “Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy.”

Note: To maximize your Venetian experience, plan to walk by foot whenever possible and avoid taking water-based transportation, which is slower, less-efficient and often costly.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour:
This itinerary is ideal for experienced travelers who enjoy walking to the many sights in Northern Italy. Many of these experiences are best discovered on foot. Romantics, connoisseurs of food & wine, and lovers of art & architecture will love this adventure.

Generations Family Program (select sailings):
Share the enchantment of this region with the younger people traveling with you. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they are also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and curiosity.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Venice (Embark)
Arrive at Venice Marco Polo International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Unpack, relax and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian Lagoon.

DAY 2

Venice
Hoping to escape marauding Huns, Goths and Vandals as the Roman Empire collapsed in the fifth century, refugees built a little settlement they called Venice on tiny islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. By the 12th century, Venice was the wealthiest and most powerful city-state in Europe, controlling the Mediterranean and all European trade with the East. Its merchant-aristocrats lavished their wealth on palaces and churches, art and music, creating a city that is truly like no other. Now, seawater laps at the foot of thousand-year-old houses— and sometimes rises above the doorsteps—but the glorious palaces and romantic canals enchant visitors just as they have for centuries. Today you will embark on your own personal voyage of discovery through this entrancing city. An expert guide will show you iconic sites as well as quiet lanes and secret spots known only to locals (shhhh….). Also on deck today: a scenic cruise around the Venetian Lagoon.

DAY 3

Chioggia
The River Countess sails from Venice, cruising through the lagoon, past the Lido, the colorful fishermen’s houses of Pellestrina and the huge ongoing flood-control project called MOSE (which is designed to protect Venice from rising seawater), before docking in Chioggia, sometimes called “Little Venice,” at the southern end of the lagoon. Join a local expert for a stroll around this picturesque fishing village, a popular place for artists, or “Let’s Go” with a bike ride along the beaches lining the lagoon, or, for something really unique, hop aboard a small boat to go mussel harvesting with local fishermen out in the lagoon. The seaside air and sweeping views are simply spectacular. IMPORTANT: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions. We thank you for your cooperation.

DAY 4

Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)
Today you face a tough decision: Do you spend a full day in Bologna, the culinary capital of Northern Italy, or visit UNESCO-designated Ferrara, a beautifully preserved Renaissance city? Let your passions be your guide today. If you have an appetite for pasta, head to Bologna—the heart of Italian culinary traditions—and learn how to make (and eat!) your own lunch. Or indulge your appetite for art with an excursion to Ferrara, an ancient center for the arts that once rivaled Medici Florence.

DAY 5

Porto Viro, Chioggia
Chioggia is such a delight that we’ll return there today to experience something completely different. You can visit the village’s bustling once-a-week market—a colorful and boisterous scene, and quintessentially Italian. IMPORTANT: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions. We thank you for your cooperation.

DAY 6

Venice Islands (Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello)
Venice is an island surrounded by hundreds of smaller islands, three of which you’ll visit today—Burano, famous for its lace-makers and houses painted in eye-popping colors; Mazzorbo, where you’ll taste a historic golden-hued wine; and Torcello, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics.

DAY 7

Venice
Lovers of food and wine flock to Italy to immerse themselves in a true farm-to-table epicurean experience. If that sounds like you, you’ll love today’s walking tour to the famous fish and produce market next to the Rialto Bridge. Prefer a more visual feast? Join an art historian for a highlights tour of the Accademia gallery.

DAY 8

Venice (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for your flight home.

DINING

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

EXCURSIONS

  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Do as the Locals Do” and “Let’s Go” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive S.S. La Venezia
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

EXPERIENCES

  • 1 country: Italy
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
  • Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures
Ship Deck Details
Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
Sun 23 May 2021 £3,499
£2,799
£3,999
£3,199
£4,799
£3,839
£6,099
£6,099
£8,099
£8,099
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 30 May 2021 £3,599
£2,519
£4,099
£2,869
£4,899
£3,429
£6,199
£6,199
£8,199
£8,199
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 06 Jun 2021 £3,599
£3,239
£4,099
£3,689
£4,899
£4,409
£6,199
£6,199
£8,199
£8,199
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 13 Jun 2021 £2,799
£1,959
£3,299
£2,309
£4,099
£2,869
£5,399
£5,399
£7,399
£6,659
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 20 Jun 2021 £3,499
£3,149
£3,999
£3,599
£4,799
£4,319
£6,099
£6,099
£8,099
£8,099
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 27 Jun 2021 £3,199
£2,559
£3,699
£2,959
£4,499
£3,599
£5,799
£4,059
£7,799
£5,459
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 04 Jul 2021 £2,799
£2,519
£3,299
£2,969
£4,099
£3,689
£5,399
£5,399
£7,399
£6,659
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 11 Jul 2021 £2,899
£2,029
£3,399
£2,379
£4,199
£2,939
£5,499
£3,849
£7,499
£5,249
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 18 Jul 2021 £2,799 £3,299 £4,099 £5,399 £7,399
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 25 Jul 2021 £2,899
£2,609
£3,399
£3,059
£4,199
£3,779
£5,499
£3,849
£7,499
£5,249
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 01 Aug 2021 £3,199
£2,239
£3,699
£2,589
£4,499
£3,149
£5,799
£4,059
£7,799
£5,459
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 08 Aug 2021 £3,199
£2,239
£3,699
£2,589
£4,499
£3,149
£5,799
£4,059
£7,799
£5,459
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 15 Aug 2021 £3,199
£2,239
£3,699
£2,589
£4,499
£3,149
£5,799
£4,059
£7,799
£5,459
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 22 Aug 2021 £2,899 £3,399 £4,199 £5,499 £7,499
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 29 Aug 2021 £3,349
£3,014
£3,849
£3,464
£4,649
£4,184
£5,949
£5,949
£7,949
£7,154
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 05 Sep 2021 £3,499
£3,149
£3,999
£3,599
£4,799
£4,319
£6,099
£6,099
£8,099
£7,289
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 12 Sep 2021 £3,599
£3,239
£4,099
£3,689
£4,899
£4,409
£6,199
£6,199
£8,199
£7,379
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 19 Sep 2021 £3,499 £3,999 £4,799 £6,099 £8,099
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 26 Sep 2021 £3,499
£2,799
£3,999
£3,199
£4,799
£3,839
£6,099
£5,489
£8,099
£8,099
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 03 Oct 2021 £3,499
£3,149
£3,999
£3,599
£4,799
£4,319
£6,099
£4,879
£8,099
£6,479
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 10 Oct 2021 £2,499
£1,999
£2,999
£2,399
£3,799
£3,039
£5,099
£5,099
£7,099
£7,099
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 17 Oct 2021 £2,499 £2,999 £3,799 £5,099 £7,099
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 24 Oct 2021 £2,999
£2,099
£3,499
£2,449
£4,299
£3,009
£5,599
£5,599
£7,599
£7,599
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice
Sun 31 Oct 2021 £2,899 £3,399 £4,199 £5,499 £7,499
Ship: S.S. La Venezia / Venice to Venice

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Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy (2021)

Uncover the enchanted beauty and breathtaking history of Venice and Northern Italy.

Travel to romantic Venice and treat yourself to a private evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Depart the enchanting “City of Water” to explore the waterfront shops, colorful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Farther south, discover Chioggia—a charming southern port loved by fishermen, artists and anyone looking for unique gifts or souvenirs. Enjoy additional shopping time in “bountiful” Bologna and medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus. Each of these enchanting locales is yours to uncover on “Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy.”

Note: To maximize your Venetian experience, plan to walk by foot whenever possible and avoid taking water-based transportation, which is slower, less-efficient and often costly.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour:
This itinerary is ideal for experienced travelers who enjoy walking to the many sights in Northern Italy. Many of these experiences are best discovered on foot. Romantics, connoisseurs of food & wine, and lovers of art & architecture will love this adventure.

Generations Family Program (select sailings):
Share the enchantment of this region with the younger people traveling with you. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they are also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and curiosity.