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Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

Milan to Venice

10 days from £2,749 per person

Combine headline sights with hidden treasures on this journey through northern Italy. A two-night stay in Milan - home of Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ - starts things off. We’ll then travel via fair Verona to Venice, discovering its iconic attractions and quiet lanes. We’ll explore the islands of the Venetian Lagoon; soak up the seaside charm of artists-favourite Chioggia; and have the chance to take a cooking class in Bologna, Italy’s foodie capital.

10 included excursions and visits

  • Milan highlights city tour
  • Verona ‘City of Romeo and Juliet’ and Valpolicella wine estate lunch
  • A morning walk in Venice
  • Private after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Choice of Padua morning walk and market visit or ‘Let's Go’ biking Chioggia or Bragozzo ride with typical Italian mussel lunch
  • Choice of Private pasta-making and Italian lunch in Bologna or Ferrara: Renaissance, elegance and Italian lifestyle town discovery walk
  • Chioggia market visit
  • Magic Island Day: hidden treasures of the lagoon
  • "AVG Arti Veneziane alla Giudecca" glass factory visit with crafts demonstrations
  • Choice of ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Venice walking tour or ‘Venetian Painters at the Accademia’ tour with art historian guide or Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Including...

  • 2 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on River Countess or S.S. La Venezia (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • The finest riverview cabins afloat; handcrafted beds, marble bathrooms & robes/slippers
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients
  • Breakfasts during hotel stay
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Captain’s welcome/farewell receptions and dinners
  • Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Complimentary use of bicycles/Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Uniworld cruise manager
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • All airport/port taxes and duties

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Venice and gens of Northern Italy


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UK - Milan

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Milan. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to the Starhotels Rosa Grand Milan or similar (5T) for two nights.

Starhotels Rosa Grand Milan or similar (5T)


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Milan

Milan is a mecca for Italian fashionistas, famous for its innovative design and stylish flair. Venture inside the city’s Gothic cathedral, as well as Europe’s oldest shopping arcade. The highlight today is pure genius - Da Vinci’s revolutionary The Last Supper mural.


Day 3 - Milan - Verona - Venice

En route to Venice, you’ll stop in the literary hometown of Shakespeare’s famously star-crossed teen lovers to see the sights and the famous balcony. Later, enjoy lunch at a historic wine estate owned by descendants of Dante, the great Italian poet who penned The Inferno. Once in magical Venice, board River Countess (5T) or S.S. La Venezia (5T) where you’ll begin your exploration of the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’.

River Countess (5T)

Day 4 - Venice

If ever there was a city that could be described as ‘bewitching’, Venice is it. An expert guide will show you iconic sites as well as quiet lanes and secret spots. Enjoy an extremely rare after-hours visit to St Mark’s Basilica. A special captain’s welcome reception and dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

River Countess (5T)

Day 5 - Chioggia

Join a local expert for a stroll around this picturesque fishing village, a popular place for artists, take a bike ride along the beaches lining the lagoon, or hop aboard a small boat to go mussel harvesting with local fishermen out in the lagoon. Please note: The Italian Maritime Authorities require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage.

River Countess (5T)

Day 6 - Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

If you have an appetite for pasta, head to Bologna today - the heart of Italian culinary traditions - to 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.

River Countess (5T)

Day 7 - Porto Viro - Chioggia

Chioggia is such a delight that we’ll return there today to visit the village’s bustling once-a-week market. Please note: The Italian Maritime Authorities require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage.

River Countess (5T)

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Day 8 - Venice Islands (Burano, Mazzorbo and 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 colours; Mazzorbo, where you’ll taste a historic golden-hued wine; and Torcello, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics.

River Countess (5T)

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Day 9 - Venice

If you love food, you’ll love today’s 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. A special Captain’s farewell reception and dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

River Countess (5T)

Day 10 Venice - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

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Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

Milan to Venice

10 days from £2,749 per person