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Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

Milan to Venice

Summary

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.

Your holiday includes:

10 excursions and visits

  • Milan highlights city tour
  • Verona, ‘City of Romeo and Juliet’
  • Valpolicella wine estate lunch
  • A morning walk in Venice with Doge’s Palace visit
  • Private after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica
  • Choice of Venice walking tour or Drink like an Italian in Padua or Po Delta sailing or ‘Let's Go’ biking Chioggia with Ca’zen visit and tasting or Bragozzo ride with Ca’zen visit and tasting
  • Chioggia market visit
  • Evening stroll in Burano
  • Full-day Magic Island Day - hidden treasures of the lagoon
  • Choice of ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Venice walking tour or Rialto walking tour with Casanova

Plus:

  • 2 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on S.S. La Venezia (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients. Breakfasts during hotel stay

Plus

  • The finest riverview cabins afloat, with included robes and slippers
  • 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
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Uniworld cruise manager

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Venice and gens of Northern Italy


  • VIP Outbound2

    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 our hotel for two nights.

    Starhotels Rosa Grand Milan or similar (5-star)


  • Milan

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

    Starhotels Rosa Grand Milan or similar (5-star)


  • Day 3 - Milan - Verona - Valpolicella - Venice

    En route to Venice, you’ll stop in the literary hometown of Shakespeare’s famously star-crossed teen lovers to see the sights. Later, enjoy lunch at a historic wine estate owned by descendants of Dante and learn about one of the most unique Italian wines, Amarone di Valpolicella. This evening you’ll arrive in magical Venice and embark your ship. Unpack, relax and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian Lagoon.

    S.S. La Venezia (5-star)

  • Day 4 - Venice

    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.

    S.S. La Venezia (5-star)

  • Day 5 - Chioggia

    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: sailing through the Po delta, 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. Please note: The Italian Maritime Authorities require that only crew may be on the ship during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions.

    S.S. La Venezia (5-star)

  • Day 6 - Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

    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.

    S.S. La Venezia (5-star)

  • Day 7 - Porto Viro - Chioggia - Burano

    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 multi-coloured island. Please note: The Italian Maritime Authorities require that only crew may be on the ship during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions.

    S.S. La Venezia (5-star)

  • VIP Inbound

    Day 8 - Burano (Torcello, Mazzorbo and Burano)

    Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and three of its captivating islands. Explore a basilica with an art historian in Torcello before heading to the peaceful, agricultural island of Mazzorbo. End the tour with a stroll through Burano’s rainbow of colourful homes and visit a lace-making atelier.

    S.S. La Venezia (5-star)

  • Day 9 - Venice

    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. A special Captain’s farewell reception and dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

    S.S. La Venezia (5-star)

  • 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.

    Arrive Home


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Please note: 2020 departures have slightly amended inclusions - please call for details. The deposit due for this holiday is £250pp

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Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

Milan to Venice