Venice & The Gems of Northern Italy Cruise Overview
Uncover the extraordinary hidden treasures of Venice and Northern Italy. Soak up the enchantment of 'The City of Water' and three outer-lying Venetian islands, Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Be treated to an exclusive evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Discover the charm of seaside Chioggia loved by fishermen and artists alike.
Explore medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus; 'bountiful' Bologna; and UNESCO-designated Ferrara. Each of these enchanting locales is yours to uncover on ‘Venice & the Gems of Nothern Italy'.
Venice & The Gems of Northern Italy
UNIWORLD Boutique River Cruises
S.S. La Venezia
29 March 2020
Included in this Package
Flights from London (regional flights available)
6 days of excursions, including 'Choice is Yours' options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
7 night all-inclusive cruise
Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
Use of Nordic walking sticks
Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
London / London
Fly from London to Venice. Transfer to the Venice Lagoon
where your ship is waiting. Unpack and relax.
Enjoy a guided tour around both iconic and secret sights of this floating city.
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.
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.
Porto Viro, Chioggia
You can visit the village’s bustling once-a-week market—a
colourful and boisterous scene, and quintessentially Italian.
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 bright colours;
Mazzorbo, where you’ll taste a historic golden-hued wine;
and Torcello, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics.
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.
Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your
return flight to London.