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Milan, Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy

Operated by: Uniworld River Cruises

10 Days from $3,499 per person
River cruise ship in Venice, Italy

Countries Visited

Italy ...more Italy

Locations Visited

Milan, Verona, Valpolicella, Venice, Torcello, Burano, Mazzorbo, Chioggia, Bologna, Ferrara, Polesella ...more Milan, Verona, Valpolicella, Venice, Torcello, Burano, Mazzorbo, Chioggia, Bologna, Ferrara, Polesella
  1. Day 1 Arrive Milan

    Arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the hotel.

    hotel StarHotels Rosa Grand
  2. Day 2 Milan

    Famous for its innovative design and stylish flair, Milan is an Italian fashion mecca. Venture inside the city’s hulking Gothic cathedral, as well as its cathedral to capitalism, Europe’s oldest shopping arcade. Our Featured Excursion & Generations Excursion is pure genius—Da Vinci’s The Last Supper mural, the most famous religious painting in history. Milan’s financial and industrial center combines fashion & finance, opera & furniture design, telecom companies and trade fairs. It’s a modern global city whose roots sink deep into the history of Italy. Founded 2,500 years ago, Milan retains traces of every epoch, from Roman, medieval and Renaissance up to the current moment, and it boasts a dazzling bounty of artistic and cultural landmarks, which are yours to experience today.

    Featured Excursion: Milan highlights city tour

    Generations Excursion: Milano per bambini
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    Milan highlights city tour
    Your hotel is in the heart of the city, so it’s easy to see the highlights of the neighborhood on a short, guided walk. Il Duomo, the magnificent cathedral, was born in the 14th century yet finished 500 years later. The last part to be finished, one of its five great doors, wasn’t installed until 1965 and offers one of the most spectacular Gothic façades in the world. Step inside with a local expert for a tour of the ravishing interior, then walk across the square and under the splendid triumphal arch that welcomes visitors and shoppers into the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Learn a bit about the history of this area as you stroll through the beautiful 19th-century glass-covered arcade; it’s the oldest shopping mall in Europe and is still wildly popular, housing the flagships of leading fashion designers and trendy restaurants.

    You’ll emerge in Piazza della Scala, home to the internationally celebrated opera house whose name comes from the square, Teatro alla Scala. Directly opposite Piazza della Scala is Milan’s city hall. A stunning Renaissance palace, it is just one of the palaces and fortresses that were the heart of medieval civic power, where the Viscontis and then the Sforzas reigned, each ruler adding to the city’s splendor and tumultuous history.

    With so many highlights, it’s hard to pinpoint just one, but Santa Maria delle Grazie, a beautiful Gothic and Renaissance church, offers you a sight you will never forget. The Last Supper is not in the church itself; it adorns the walls of a modest adjoining building that was the Dominican refectory. Your tour ends after you’ve had an opportunity to admire Da Vinci’s revolutionary work or spend some free time exploring the area on your own.

    Note: The order of sightseeing varies according to the availability of time slots at Santa Maria delle Grazie.

    Generations Excursion: Milano per bambini
    Discover the monsters and gargoyles of the Gothic cathedral, the hidden secrets of Merchant’s Square and the wide-open spaces of Sforza castle. Milan is full of hidden treasures—like da Vinci’s The Last Supper, which is displayed in a bit of an unlikely place: the refectory!
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Milan (Verona/Valpolicella), Transfer to Venice (Embark)

    On this morning, you’ll check out of your hotel and head toward the Adriatic coast and magical Venice, but the day includes two delightful stops along the way. En route to Venice, you’ll stop in Verona—the literary hometown of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. One highlight is seeing Juliet’s famous balcony—yes, that balcony! Later, enjoy lunch at the historic Valpolicella wine estate owned by descendants of Dante, the great Italian poet who penned "The Inferno."

    This evening you’ll arrive in Venice and embark. Unpack, relax and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian Lagoon. A compulsory safety drill and briefing, along with the welcome briefing, will be organized shortly before dinner, but this will be a quick and easy part of your journey.

    Featured Excursions:
    Verona, “City of Romeo and Juliet”
    Valpolicella wine estate lunch

    Generations Excursion: Romeo, Juliet & Roman gladiators
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    Verona, “City of Romeo and Juliet”
    Discover the real roots of Shakespeare’s tragic tale with a visit to the fair city of Verona. The Scaligeri family ruled the city for two centuries, routinely murdering one another to gain power; an echo of these savage family feuds found their way into the Bard’s tragedy. Your walking tour passes the house where Romeo purportedly lived, as well as the pretty 14th-century stone house where legend says Juliet listened to her Romeo’s vows. It’s certainly a romantic destination for lovers now as visitors leave love notes on the walls. Stop by the imposing Scaligeri tombs, and ramble along Via Mazzini and through Piazza delle Erbe—the bustling city square laid out where the ancient Roman forum once stood. After the tour, you’ll have a little free time to explore on your own. You might step into one of the beautiful and historic churches nearby or take an elevator up to the top of Torre dei Lamberti for a great view of the old city and its surroundings.

    Valpolicella wine estate lunch
    Your journey continues from Verona through the lovely vine-clad hills of the Valpolicella wine country. These vineyards grow Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes—and even Garganega, the grape used for Soave wines. While the everyday Valpolicella red wine is popular and easy-drinking, the region also produces Amarone, a lush and unmistakable red that is the result of a unique wine-making process: Grapes are air-dried on bamboo racks for several months before being crushed for fermentation, giving the wine a luscious depth of flavor. Modest farmhouses and great estates alike produce delightful wines, but the Serego Alighieri estate, which belongs to descendants of Dante Alighieri, is one of the oldest and loveliest. The stately villa stands amid gracious gardens and fertile vineyards, welcoming you in for a tour of the grounds and cellars. You’ll see the drying racks and learn about the process before savoring a delectable three-course lunch carefully paired with Serego Alighieri wines.

    Generations Excursion: Romeo, Juliet & Roman gladiators
    Get to know the historic town that provided the backdrop for one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet. Visit Juliet’s balcony in the historic city center and the Arena of Verona, where gladiators once competed with beasts.
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4 Venice (Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Basilica)

    Hoping to escape marauding Huns, Goths and Vandals in the fifth century, refugees built a little settlement they called Venice on tiny islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. By the 12th century, Venice was the wealthiest and most powerful city-state in Europe, controlling the Mediterranean and all European trade with the East. Its merchant-aristocrats lavished their wealth on palaces and churches, art and music, creating a city that is truly like no other. Now, seawater laps at the foot of thousand-year-old houses— and sometimes rises above the doorsteps—but the glorious palaces and romantic canals enchant visitors just as they have for centuries. On this day you will embark on your own personal voyage of discovery through this entrancing city. An expert guide will take you on a “secret” tour, showing you iconic sites, quiet lanes and secret spots normally reserved only for locals. Also, on deck today—a scenic cruise around the Venetian Lagoon.

    A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

    Featured Excursions:
    A morning walk in Venice with Doge’s Palace visit
    Private after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica

    Generations Excursion: Parading through Doge’s Palace
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    A morning walk in Venice with Doge’s Palace visit
    Please note that the amount of walking during this excursion is extensive.

    Venice has no need to designate a pedestrians-only historic district because no cars are permitted within the island city - all transportation is by foot or water.

    You first arrive at the Doge’s Palace and most famous plaza in Italy—St. Mark’s Square. Venetians elected their first doge, or duke, in AD 697 and began building the palace around AD 800.

    The palace complex, as it exists now, mostly dates to the 14th and 15th centuries, and it brims with jaw-dropping artistic gems, including Tintoretto’s wall-sized Paradise and works by Veronese, Tiepolo and Titian. Throughout its history, Venice has been a supremely political city. Those convicted of crimes were led across the Bridge of Sighs to prison. Follow their footsteps to the prison and gaze into the cells. Casanova escaped from one of these cells. Other less-fortunate prisoners whiled away their time by inscribing graffiti on the walls, which you can still read.

    You will continue this exploration by strolling through the historic Castello district. It’s the largest of Venice’s six districts. Back in the 13th century, the Castello district was home to the Arsenal, where Venice’s ships were built. (Venetians boasted that they could build a complete ship in a single day.) This is also where the famous Biennale art exhibition now takes place. As you pass 800-year-old homes, you’ll hear the murmur of the soft local dialect through the open windows. Clothes flap from lines strung over tiny canals and kids kick soccer balls along cobbled alleys. It’s a real, living, breathing neighborhood, not just a historic site.

    In addition to its well-known museums, Venice is also home to some highly specialized ones: Displays at the Correr are devoted to the history of Venice; the Museo della Musica contains 17th- and 18th-century musical instruments and exhibits about composer Antonio Vivaldi. Known as the Red Priest for his hair color, Vivaldi taught music to the daughters of Venetian noblemen. The Museo Ebraico examines the history of the Jewish community that was confined to an island known as Ghetto Nuovo. The latter was one of Europe’s wealthiest and most cultured Jewish communities, made up in part with refugees from the Spanish Inquisition.

    Private after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica
    Welcome to Saint Mark’s Basilica. The doors of this icon are specially opened for you tonight. You will see the glorious church in the evening light and without the crowds. You’ll find it almost impossible not to gaze heavenward as you enter St. Mark’s. High overhead, magnificent domes are sheathed in mosaics telling the story of the New Testament, but don’t miss the intricate pattern of marble and mosaic tile under your feet. Ahead of you is the famous altarpiece made by 10th-century Byzantine artisans who gilded it and decorated it with precious gems, some of which were subsequently stolen by Napoleon. The building, which exemplifies the city’s historic connection to Byzantium and the Eastern Mediterranean, was finished in the 11th century and incorporates the remnants of earlier churches. Golden glass-tiled mosaics line the interior walls and cupolas, giving the church its nickname, Church of Gold. It houses treasures collected by Venetians over the centuries. The relics of St. Mark, patron saint of the city, were stolen from Alexandria, and the Tetrarch, a group of four crowned figures, was looted from Constantinople during the Fourth Crusade. Every successful Venetian voyager returned with something to decorate the basilica—a frieze, a statue—and the result is one of the most stunning works of art and architecture in this amazing city.

    Note: It is not always possible to arrange an after-hours visit to St. Mark’s Basilica if religious functions or festivities are taking place in the evening. We will try to organize an earlier tour, but if canceled, an alternative option, like a visit to San Rocco, will be organized.

    Generations Excursion: Parading through Doge’s Palace
    A visit to Doge’s Palace is sure to delight and surprise even the youngest of the crew. With mystery at every turn, artistic majesty cloaking the walls, and a dusty dungeon straight from a fairy tale—Doge’s Palace is, in a word, spectacular. Don’t forget to meet Venice’s guardian lions on your way to the Bridge of Sighs and Saint Mark’s Square.
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Welcome Reception & Dinner
  5. Day 5 Chioggia

    The S.S. La Venezia sails from Venice and passes the Lido before docking in Chioggia at the southern end of the lagoon. On this journey you will cruise through the lagoon to see the colorful fishermen’s houses of Pellestrina and the huge ongoing flood-control project called MOSE (which is designed to protect Venice from rising seawater), arriving in Chioggia—sometimes called “Little Venice.” Join a local expert for a stroll around this picturesque fishing village, a popular place for artists. The seaside air and sweeping views are simply spectacular. Adventurous travelers can explore the sights with a bike tour around Lusenzo lagoon ending at Sottomarina’s beach.

    IMPORTANT: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions.

    Choice of Padua morning walk and market visit or “Let's Go” biking Chioggia or Bragozzo ride

    Generations Excursion: Bike the beach
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    Padua morning walk and market visit
    As you stroll through town on a picturesque tour of Padua’s medieval highlights, you’ll learn that in the 13th and 14th centuries, Padua was at the peak of its glory days. In 1222, Italy’s second-oldest university was established here, where Galileo and Copernicus were among its students. The university sits outside the Palazzo del Bo, which is adjacent to Café Pedrocchi. Although the Café is not as old as the University itself, it is historically notable in its own way. Revolutionaries met there in 1848 and French writer Stendahl, called it the best club in Europe. After gazing in awe at Padua’s splendor, your excursion ends with an unforgettable sight—the Byzantine-inspired domes and towers of St. Anthony’s Basilica.

    Note: Lunch is not offered with this excursion.

    “Let's Go” biking Chioggia
    Meet your local bike guide dockside for a scenic ride along the lagoon. Your first stop is Piazza Vigo. With its stunning white-marble bridge standing on its own little island, from this view at Piazza Vigo, you’re likely to see your ship cruise past right about now. Your guide will provide an insightful overview of the fishing village of Chioggia. Pedal to Fondamenta San Francesco for a view of its stunning Chiesa before embarking on your excursion around the lagoon. Enjoy a pleasantly tranquil trip around the Lusenzo lagoon, the placid body of water between Chioggia and Sottomarina, which offers up stunning views of the city. You will end your tour in Sottomarina where you will have a break and can dip your toe in the Adriatic Sea. After a long day working up an appetite, enjoy a well-deserved local lunch at Restaurant Il Ristoro and an enlightening mussel demonstration. Please note that the mussel demonstration is not always possible for the bike group.

    Bragozzo ride
    Mussels have been a staple of Venetian cooking for many years, mainly because the waters of the lagoon produce a bounty of fish and shellfish. Climb aboard a small boat and head out to the mussel banks. Marvel at mussel ropes suspended from poles into shallow waters, then head to Ristoro Restaurant to have a fisherman’s lunch where you’ll steam your mussels in prosecco for a delicious meal. Shellfish don’t get any fresher or more delicious than this.

    Generations Excursion: Bike the beach
    Explore the lively fishing town of Chioggia by bicycle! From views of the lagoon to the sea—stop at the Adriatic beaches for some fun in the sun before cooling down with a gelato.
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

    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. If you have an appetite for pasta, head to Bologna—the heart of Italian culinary traditions—and learn how many pastas are made and shaped, even trying to shape some yourself! Then enjoy an authentic Italian pasta lunch prepared just for you. Or indulge your appetite for art with an excursion to Ferrara, an ancient center for the arts that once rivaled Medici Florence.

    Choice of Private pasta-making and Italian lunch in Bologna or Ferrara: Renaissance, elegance and Italian lifestyle town walk

    Generations Excursion: Bolognese pasta workshop
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    Private pasta-making and Italian lunch in Bologna
    There are those who believe that the best tortellini in the world is made in Bologna. Taste and decide for yourself today. Of course, there’s Bolognese sauce, but that’s just one possible topping for the exceptional pasta available here. Locals also claim to have invented the first chocolate bars, and even if others dispute that claim, there’s no denying that the chocolate shops offer some very special treats. Bologna’s green market brims with local produce, and its specialty food stores and food halls are unmatched; locally made mortadella, luscious balsamic vinegar from nearby Modena, ham from Parma and, of course, great rounds of Parmesan cheese all contribute to the lavish displays. Stroll with your guide under the famous arcades to see some of the lovely, historic buildings in the city center. The huge basilica dates to the 14th century, and the two leaning towers that loom above Piazza di Porta Ravegnana were built in the 12th century, as were the structures that housed Europe’s first university. Participate in a workshop on making pasta and enjoy an exquisite Bolognese lunch at a celebrated restaurant. Sated with food and culture, it will then be time to head back to the ship.

    Ferrara: Renaissance, elegance and Italian lifestyle town walk
    Square towers rise sternly above the moat that still surrounds Castle Estense, the huge fortress the Este family built in the center of Ferrara in the 14th century. It was a demonstration of both power and caution, since the Estes had just put down an uprising, but it is just one of the family palaces to grace the city they developed. They turned Ferrara into a center for the arts and artists—particularly for musicians and composers—that rivaled Medici Florence. Here the Renaissance concept of the ideal city took shape—it was the first planned city in Italy that did not follow a Roman model—and as you take a brief walking tour through the historic center, you will see the Estes’ vision throughout it, from the street layout that parallels the river to the many family palaces. But not all of Ferrara is Renaissance: The medieval walls still surround the old city (providing a popular walking and biking route for locals and visitors alike), the Gothic cathedral dates to the 12th century, and tiny cobbled lanes might make you think you were visiting the Middle Ages—were it not for the bicycles that Ferrara’s citizens ride everywhere. Your local expert will introduce you to the highlights of Ferrara, and you’ll have some time to explore on your own before returning to the ship for lunch.

    Generations Excursion: Bolognese pasta workshop
    You’re never too young to become a food connoisseur. First, you'll be taken on a food-focused tour through Bologna and its historic central markets which boast a variety of culinary delicacies like artisanal chocolates, cheese, ham and handmade pasta. Next, a workshop where an expert will guide you through the process of making your own pasta. It's messy but wholesome fun. Afterward, the chef’s delicious creations will be incorporated into an authentic Bolognese meal for you and your family. And you get to take home the best souvenir you could ask for—a new (and tasty!) skill.
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Porto Viro, Chioggia, Burano

    Chioggia is such a delight that we’ll return there today to experience something completely different. You can visit the village’s bustling once-a-week market—a colorful and boisterous scene, and quintessentially Italian.

    You’ll sail back to Venice around 2pm, arriving in Venice by 5pm, giving you the opportunity to disembark and have a few hours of free time before dinner.

    IMPORTANT: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions. We thank you for your cooperation.

    Featured Excursions:
    Chioggia market visit
    Night tour in Burano

    Generations Excursion: Keys to Chioggia
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    Chioggia market visit
    Chioggia is the quintessential Venetian Lagoon fishing village. Founded in the fifth century, it was known as the pantry of Venice because of its many small truck farms, which supplied Venetian households with produce until just a few decades ago. It is still a thriving fishing port; its wholesale fish market is one of the largest in Italy. On Thursdays, Chioggia also hosts Corso del Popolo—a dynamic outdoor market along its main thoroughfare where stands sell everything from clothes, shoes, purses, gadgets and “every-day” domestic items. Locals usually do their shopping here as prices are more affordable than retail shopping.

    Generations Excursion: Keys to Chioggia
    It’s market day! See a different side of Chioggia with a tour through the city’s active and rich markets. Check out the catch of the day in the fish market, sample local delicacies and enjoy a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Here, you can climb to the top of the ancient clock tower to take in the view.
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Venice Islands (Torcello, Mazzorbo, Burano)

    Venice is an island surrounded by hundreds of smaller islands, three of which you’ll visit today—Torcello, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics; Mazzorbo, where you’ll taste a historic golden-hued wine; and Burano, famous for its lace-makers and houses painted in eye-popping colors.

    Featured Excursion: Magic Island Day: hidden treasures of the lagoon

    Generations Excursion: Magic islands
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    Magic Island Day: hidden treasures of the lagoon
    The Venetian lagoon is dotted with islands, each with its own history, heritage and charm.

    Welcome to Torcello. It was settled before Venice was founded, and at one time it was the greatest, most populous city in the lagoon; now, however, only a handful of people live there. Its centerpiece is the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the oldest church in the lagoon and a monument to Torcello’s lost might. The doors open early for you so you can see the stunning 11th-century mosaic of the Last Judgment without the crowds—and with expert commentary from your art historian guide.

    Off to Mazzorbo. Here you’ll find a different craft practiced: winemaking. Visit an ambitious wine estate devoted to making wine with Dorona grapes, which tolerate the salt air—and the occasional saltwater bath during very high tides—and produce a luscious golden wine. These grapes grew here long ago in a walled vineyard that has been brought back into verdant production. Enjoy a tasting in lovely surroundings.

    Next, let’s enjoy a rainbow of Italian history. Hot pink, chartreuse, orange, lemon yellow—Burano’s brightly painted fishermen’s cottages are an artist’s dream. The sizzling colors may look random, but they are strictly regulated: An owner needs state permission to change the color of the house. Burano is even better known for its lace-making tradition than for its colors; the exquisite craft has been practiced here for 400 years, handed down from mother to daughter since the first workshop was set up at the end of the 16th century. Visit a historic lace-making atelier to see some of this delicate work and, if you like, purchase items to take home.

    Generations Excursion: Magic islands
    Explore the northern lagoon with a scavenger hunt through Torcello, Burano and Mazzorbo. Make sure you bring your camera to these picture-perfect islands for snapshots of their gorgeous landscapes, colorful houses, and historic bell-towers. And don’t miss sampling the Bussola Buranello cookies that put Burano on the culinary map.
    This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  9. Day 9 Venice

    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.

    A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

    Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour or “Venetian Painters at the Accademia” tour with art historian guide

    Generations Excursions:
    "Do as the Locals Do" Venice for kids
    Venetian Treasures
    These excursions are only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

    “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour
    Back when Venice was at the height of its power, only the Rialto Bridge spanned the Grand Canal—and the city’s famous Rialto markets for fish and produce have sprawled at its feet as long as the bridge has arched over the water. Here you’ll find violet artichokes from the nearby island of Sant’Erasmo, honey from the salt marshes, white asparagus from Giare—and Venetians shopping for their dinners in the historic heart of the city. Join them as you explore the colorful, noisy and fun arcades with your guide (the ship’s chef often accompanies this expedition), who knows Venice’s culinary arts intimately. Freshly caught local fish is sold to knowledgeable customers under the Gothic arches of the covered fish market, which was probably originally built in the 11th century. At the end of the tour (and after some free time where you should have plenty of time to enjoy a gondola ride), join your guide at a bacaro (a casual wine bar) for the Venetian version of happy hour, called ombra e cicchetti—a drink (often a glass of prosecco) with a bite of something delicious—perhaps crostini with salt cod spread or another Venetian fish specialty.

    “Venetian Painters at the Accademia” tour with art historian guide
    Join an art historian on a private guided visit to the Academy. Probably the greatest collection of Venetian Renaissance paintings in the world, it includes works by Tiepolo, Veronese, Tintoretto, Bellini and Canaletto. There are more than 20 galleries, each one containing extraordinary masterpieces, with exhibits generally laid out in chronological order. There are far too many to see in a single visit; fortunately, your guide brings a specialist’s knowledge to the history of Venetian painting and will show you what was unique about Venetian art as it developed from the 14th through the 16th centuries.

    Note: Photography is not permitted inside the Academy, and large bags, especially backpacks, must be left in lockers.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Reception & Dinner
  10. Day 10 Venice (Disembark)

    Disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for your flight home.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Generations Family Program (select sailings)

Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Accommodations

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive S.S. La Venezia
  • 2 nights in Milan at Starhotel Rosa Grand (or similar) with breakfast
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access

Explore

  • 8 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Do as the Locals Do" and "Let's Go" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks

Experiences

  • 1 country: Italy
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
  • Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures

All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.

Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.

Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.

Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.

The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.

Prices exclude additional port charges of $230 per person

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request Trip prices are based on double occupancy; single supplement discounts are available on select departures, call us at 1-877-622-9109 for more info
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LAUNCHING IN ITALY IN 2020

The River Countess will undergo a complete design renovation and debut as S.S. La Venezia in 2020, bringing guests complete luxury while exploring Northern Italy. The redesign of S.S. La Venezia will be inspired by Venetian culture and feature six elegantly appointed suites including two new Grand Suites, three dining venues including an Italian kitchen on the upper deck, spa, library, lounge and bar.

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