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Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

From £2,789pp

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Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

5★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 27 Aug 2023
  • Sails from Venice, Italy
  • Ship S.S. La Venezia
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1838250

Your Itinerary

Venice sunset

Venice, Italy Sun 27 Aug 2023

Venice sunset

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark S.S. La Venezia for your seven night all-inclusive river cruise

Venice sunset

Venice, Italy Mon 28 Aug 2023

Venice sunset

With your early morning arrival at Doge’s Palace, you’ll be able to marvel at the estate in total peace. Wander through a Venetian neighbourhood and experience daily life in an authentic Venetian residential quarter. Later in the evening, cap the day off with a private once-in-a-lifetime experience at an after-hours lighting ceremony inside St. Mark’s Basilica without the crowds

★ Featured Excursion - A morning walk in Venice with Doge’s Palace visit

★ Exclusive Excursion - Enjoy an extremely rare after-hours visit to St. Mark’s Basilica – exclusively for Uniworld guests

Chioggia, Italy

Chioggia, Italy Tue 29 Aug 2023

Chioggia, Italy

Choose between a full day in medieval Padua, home to Italy’s second oldest university, or a Venice walking tour and a choice of several exciting ways to see Chioggia: riding on a traditional bragozzo or biking through this authentic fishing town. A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening

★ Featured Excursions - Enjoy a Padua walking tour & "Drink like an Italian" OR an exclusive guided “Let’s Go” bicycle tour of Chioggia’s OR Bragozzo Ride with Ca'zen Visit and Tasting

Polesella (for Bologna or Ferrara), Italy

Polesella (for Bologna or Ferrara), Italy Wed 30 Aug 2023

Polesella (for Bologna or Ferrara), Italy

Explore Italy’s culinary capital Bologna on a full-day tour packed with an exclusive pasta-making workshop and lunch or explore Ferrara on a half day tour

★ Featured Excursions - Full-day excursion to Bologna with private pasta-making OR an Italian lunch in Bologna or Ferrara: Renaissance, elegance and Italian lifestyle town walk

Chioggia, Italy

Porto Viro - Chioggia - Burano, Italy Thu 31 Aug 2023

Chioggia, Italy

Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of charming and coastal Chioggia, including a stop at the local and lively market. Your ship will move to dock overnight in Burano, where you’ll enjoy a lovely evening stroll through this multicoloured island

★ Featured Excursions - Chioggia market visit and evening stroll in Burano

Venice sunset

Venice Islands (for Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello), Italy Fri 01 Sep 2023

Venice sunset

Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and three of its captivating islands. Explore a Basilica with an art historian in Torcello. Stroll through Burano’s rainbow of colourful homes and visit a lace-making atelier

★ Featured Excursion - Full day exploring the hidden treasures of the lagoon

Venice sunset

Venice, Italy - overnight Sat 02 Sep 2023

Venice sunset

As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals and the Canal Grande, you’ll arrive in style at the Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest point of the Canal Grande and holds numerous shops and restaurants

Enjoy a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner this evening

★ Featured Excursion - Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour OR Rialto walking tour with Casanova 

Venice sunset

Venice, Italy - Disembark the ship Sun 03 Sep 2023

Venice sunset

After breakfast disembark the ship and transfer to the airport

Venice sunset

Venice, Italy - overnight Sat 02 Sep 2023

Venice sunset

As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals and the Canal Grande, you’ll arrive in style at the Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest point of the Canal Grande and holds numerous shops and restaurants

Enjoy a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner this evening

★ Featured Excursion - Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour OR Rialto walking tour with Casanova 

Venice sunset

Venice, Italy - Disembark the ship Sun 03 Sep 2023

Venice sunset

After breakfast disembark the ship and transfer to the airport

What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
  • Plus, book an Ocean View or above by 8pm 30th November 2021 and receive a John Lewis Gift Card worth up to £75

Book today and earn up to £104.38 off your next ROL Cruise booking

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Luxurious riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, closet, hairdryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, telephone, and a flat-screen TV with infotainment center Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

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Luxurious riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, closet, hairdryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, telephone, and a flat-screen TV with infotainment center Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

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Luxurious riverview stateroom (151 sq ft - 14 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, closet, hairdryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, telephone, and a flat-screen TV with infotainment center Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, cozy bathrobes, and slippers

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Luxurious riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sq m) with a French balcony Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, closet, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, cozy bathrobes and slippers, special towel warmers and backlit magnifying mirror Additional amenities and services, include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; floor heaters; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine and free laundry service

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Luxurious riverview grand suite (302 sq ft - 28 sq m) with a French balcony and a spacious living room Handcrafted Savoir Beds of England, closet, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, cozy bathrobes and slippers, separate bathtub, and backlit magnifying mirror Additional amenities and service include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine and free laundry service

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The Ship - S.S. La Venezia

  • Occupancy126
  • Length361 ft (110.03 m)
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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.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Uniworld River Cruises

Does Uniworld have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Uniworld does have a flexible cancellation policy. Uniworld are currently allowing guests to change or suspend their cruise up to 60 days prior to departure on their European and exotic sailings departing in 2021.

Guests can rebook to any future cruise through to 2022.

Alternatively, guests can choose to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. The Future Cruise Credit can be used towards any 2021 or 2022 Uniworld sailing.

Please note Airfares booked through Uniworld are subject to airline cancellation fees. Further Cruise Line Terms & conditions apply. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld ship?

If travelling aboard one of Uniworld's sailings departing prior to 31st December 2022 all guests will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of embarkation until further notice. Guests under 12 will be exempt but will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of travel. 


Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.


Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.


Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.


Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.


Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.


How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your cruise.


Last Updated: 05/05/2021

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