Departure Date: 01/06/2022
Uncover the enchanted beauty and breathtaking history of Venice and Northern Italy. Travel to romantic Venice and treat yourself to a private evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica.
This Tour is normally R62,000 pps and Travel Counsellors has an exclusive offer of R57,000 pps (land only.)
Depart the enchanting “City of Water” to explore the waterfront shops, colorful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Farther south, discover Chioggia—a charming southern port loved by fishermen, artists and anyone looking for unique gifts or souvenirs. Enjoy additional shopping time in “bountiful” Bologna and medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus. Each of these enchanting locales is yours to uncover on “Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy.”
DAY 1: Venice (Embark)
Arrive at Venice Marco Polo International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Unpack, relax and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian Lagoon. Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.
DAY 2: 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 neighborhood 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 Excursions: A Morning Walk in Venice with Doge’s Palace Visit Private After-Hours Visit to Saint Mark's Basilica Parading through Doge’s Palace (Generations)* *Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
DAY 3: Venice, Chioggia
Begin your morning with a walk through Venice to meet a local gondola artisan, then head back onboard for a lunchtime sailing across the lagoon. Upon arrival in the fishing town of Chioggia, you'll be able to choose between a ride in a traditional bragozzo with a visit to a countryside estate, some Italian villa wine tasting or a walking tour through Padua. Featured Excursion: A Fisherman's Boat Ride (Generations)* Choice of Venice Morning Walk with Gondola Artisans Visit or Padua Walking Tour or Noble Country Villas and Their Wines or Bragozzo Ride with Tastings at Ca’ Zen *Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program. A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening. IMPORTANT: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that only crew may be on the ship during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions.
DAY 4: 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. Featured Excursion: Bolognese Pasta Workshop (Generations)* Choice of Private Pasta-Making and Italian Lunch in Bologna or Ferrara: Renaissance, Elegance and Italian Lifestyle Town Walk *Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
DAY 5: 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 multicolored island. Featured Excursions:
Chioggia Market Visit. Evening Stroll in Burano. Keys to Chioggia (Generations)* Choice of Castello del Catajo Visit or "Let's Go" Biking Chioggia *Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program. IMPORTANT: Uniworld is obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that only crew may be on the ship during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions. We thank you for your cooperation.
DAY 6: Burano (Torcello, Mazzorbo, and Burano), Venice
Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and its captivating islands. Start with a visit to Torcello's famous basilica with an art historian, then stroll through the agricultural island of Mazzorbo and the rainbow-hued island of Burano during your free time after lunch. Alternatively, you can take the afternoon to see the renowned glassblowing artisans of Murano at work. Featured Excursion: Torcello: Hidden Treasure of the Lagoon
Magic Islands (Generations)* *Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program.
DAY 7: Venice
As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals and the Canal Grande, you’ll arrive in style at the Rialto Bridge. The iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest point of the Canal Grande and holds numerous shops and restaurants. Featured Excursion:
"Do as the Locals Do" Venice for kids (Generations)* Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Venice Walking Tour or Rialto Walking Tour with Casanova or Ca' Macana Mask Atelier *Only available on sailings that belong to the Generations Program. A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
DAY 8: 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.
In addition to the standard inclusions, this is what guests can expect to experience on a river cruise:
* Stay in 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
* Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
* Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions, Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners, all your meals onboard have been prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
* Captivating onboard local entertainment
* Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
* Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures
* All prices are Rand Priced Guaranteed – the price you see is the price you pay.
* Highest Standards: As part of TTC, a 100 year old, family-owned collection of hospitality brands, we’re able to weather the most difficult of times without sacrificing our high standards.
* Booking Flexibility: Enjoy a 3-day courtesy hold before you need to put your deposit down. Full payment is due at 120 days prior to departure.
* The Perfect Size: Enjoy all the benefits of cruising while traveling with small groups of people who share your passion for travel and exploration.
* In the Best Hands: With one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios and the most tenured staff on the rivers, take comfort in knowing you're always in the best hands.
* Book & Cruise with Confidence: Your well-being & peace of mind is our priority. Uniworld is proud to become the first river cruise company to have our European ships sprayed with ACT CleanCoat™—the antimicrobial coating that is odorless, nontoxic and most importantly, kills bacteria and viruses including COVID-19.
All transfers on arrival and departure days, port charges, 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive S.S. La Venezia, 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water, 6 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, Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour.
7 Nights from R57,000 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid for sale: 28 April to 31 May 2022. Valid for travel: Selected Departures between May to October 2022. Offers are per person sharing. River Cruises are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge, high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates and savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Excludes: Flights, visas, travel insurance, spending money and items of a personal nature. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply. The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments. R5000 per person Exclusive Travel Counsellors Discount: book and deposit within 3 days of your booking, balance due 120 days prior to departure. Use promo codeTC2201-Z. Discount can be combined with other brochure discounts where applicable, does not apply to extra nights' accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees and airport transfers. Travel Vaccination Policy Update: All guests booked to travel with Uniworld are required to be fully vaccinated, which may include a booster shot to keep the vaccination status current and valid, depending on the travel destination. Please speak to your Travel Counsellor for more info. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.