Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the new S.S. La Venezia for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise during her maiden season
Explore iconic sites as well as quiet lanes and secret spots known only to locals with an expert guide. Also, on deck today, enjoy a scenic cruise around the Venetian Lagoon. Enjoy a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner
★ Featured Excursion - Venice walking discovery tour
★ Exclusive Excursion - Enjoy an extremely rare after-hours visit to St. Mark’s Basilica – exclusively for Uniworld guests
Sail from Venice, through the lagoon, passing the huge ongoing flood-control project called MOSE, designed to protect Venice from rising seawater. Arrive in Chioggia and join a local expert and stroll around the picturesque fishing village, a popular place for artists, or “Go Active” with a bike ride along the beaches lining the lagoon to enjoy the spectacular sweeping views, or, if weather permits, take a small boat out to the lagoon to take part in a mussel harvest
★ Featured Excursions - Enjoy a Chioggia walking discovery OR an exclusive guided “Let’s Go” bicycle tour of Chioggia’s beaches OR Chioggia mussel harvesting experience
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 centre for the arts that once rivalled Medici Florence
★ Featured Excursions - Full-day excursion to Bologna with exclusive pasta-making workshop and lunch OR half-day excursion to Ferrara with lunch on board
Dip into a lively local scene with a stroll through Chioggia to visit the once-a-week bustling market. This evening, sail back to Venice
★ Featured Excursion - Chioggia market visit
Venice is an island surrounded by hundreds of smaller islands, three of which you’ll visit today – Burano, famous for its lacemakers and houses painted in eye-popping colours; Mazzorbo, where you’ll taste a historic golden-hued wine; and Torcello, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics
★ Featured Excursion - Full day exploring the hidden treasures of the lagoon
Enjoy a walking tour to the famous fish and produce market next to the Rialto Bridge. Or, join an art historian for a highlights tour of the Accademia gallery. Enjoy a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner this evening
★ Featured Excursions - Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour OR “Venetian Painters at the Accademia” tour with art historian guide
With a maze of canals threaded through the city and hints of history to be found on every corner, it’s easy to see why Venice is considered one of the most beautiful and charming destinations in the world.
Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy River Cruise Sale
* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
The River Countess will undergo a complete design renovation and debut as S.S. La Venezia on March 27, 2020 bringing guests complete luxury while exploring Northern Italy. The redesign of S.S. La Venezia will be inspired by Venetian culture and feature four elegantly appointed suites, two dining venues, including an Italian kitchen on the upper deck, spa, library, lounge and bar.Ship info Deck plans
Booking conditions of Uniworld and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing and may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Unlimited drinks are subject to the cruise line’s T&Cs. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Tours are subject to change and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors. Spa facilities will incur an additional charge. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.
John Lewis gift card is based on one per booking, is tiered on cabin grade booked, for UK mainland addresses only when booking an Ocean View or above by 8.30pm 29th February 2020.View cruise line T&C's