Venice & The Gems of Northern Italy with Uniworld

Venice & The Gems of Northern Italy with Uniworld

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Venice & The Gems of Northern Italy with Uniworld

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 Northern Italy.”

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

Romantics, connoisseurs of food and wine and lovers of art and architecture. Experienced travelers looking to explore the hidden gems of Northern Italy.

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.

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Lets Fly Away – Free Air with 2020 Cruises

Now is the time to live your best life on the world’s best luxury cruise line. Book any 2020 European river cruise and you’ll enjoy free economy air with an option to upgrade to business class air from just $3,999 per person.* Don’t miss out on this limited time offer.

Just Book a 2020 Voyage departing between 1 March and 15 November

Ship: S.S. La Venezia

Departure Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite
29 March 2020 $5,699 $6,599 $7,899 $10,199
05, 12 April 2020 $5,999 $6,899 $8,199 $10,499
19 April 2020 $6,599 $7,499 $8,799 $11,099
26 April 2020 $6,599 $7,499 $8,799 $11,099
03, 17, 24, 31 May 2020 $6,599 $7,499 $8,799 $11,099
07, 14, 21 June 2020 $6,599 $7,499 $8,799 $11,099
28 June 2020 $6,299 $7,199 $8,499 $10,799
05, 12, 19, 26 July 2020 $6,299 $7,199 $8,499 $10,799
02, 09, 16, 23 August 2020 $6,299 $7,199 $8,499 $10,799
06, 13, 20, 27 September 2020 $6,599 $7,499 $8,799 $11,099
04, 11 October 2020 $6,599 $7,499 $8,799 $11,099
18, 25 October 2020 $5,999 $6,899 $8,199 $10,499
  • All fares are per guest in AU 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.

*Flight offers are only valid for new bookings made between 27 March and 31 August 2019. Prices are per person and represent adult fares including any applicable taxes and fuel surcharges. The offer is based on fares to the nearest available online European city to the cruise embarkation point or an available alternative as advised at time of booking. Participating air carriers are Qatar Airways and Singapore Airways, and are selected at the discretion of Uniworld, based on available fare classes at the time of booking and must be purchased in conjunction with an applicable 2020 Uniworld Europe departure. Departure from Australia can be taken when convenient for the guest and not prior to 1 March 2020, subject to availability. The airfare cannot be sold in isolation and is subject to availability. Uniworld reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Airfares are valid departing from SYD/MEL/ADL/PER/BNE and arriving into AMS, ATH, BCN, BER, BRU, BUD, BUH, CPH, DUB, EDI,FRA,GOT, IST, LON, MAD, MAN, MIL, MLA, MOW, MUC, NCE, OSL, PAR, PRG, PSA, ROM, STO, VCE, VIE, WAW, ZAG and ZRH, subject to selected carrier and routing. Surcharges apply if the required booking class is not available and a higher booking class is required and for select arrival cities. Payment terms Economy Airfares: 10% cruise deposit and a non-refundable $1,500 per person additional deposit is due within 5 days of booking. Payment terms Business Class Airfares: 10% cruise deposit and a non-refundable $1,500 payment towards business class airfare is due within 5 days. Final payment of cruise fare and balance of any airfare is due 120 days prior to cruise departure. Guests who do not wish to book airfares under this air offer, may receive a $1,000pp discount off their cruise fare. In this case, standard Uniworld booking conditions apply. By paying the applicable deposits you accept the Terms and Conditions of the Uniworld Air Offer, and tickets will be issued. Our partner airlines reserve the right to advise an earlier airfare Ticketing Time Limit date, subject to booking conditions and restrictions. Stopovers are subject to an additional surcharge and flight restrictions apply. After ticket issuance, date changes and cancellation fees apply. For customers purchasing Uniworld Gold Seal Protection (GSP), GSP will not apply to the additional deposit collected to participate in the air offer. Any cancellation charges will be deducted from the GSP credit – see website for full Terms and Conditions. The promotion is capacity controlled, and may not be combined with any other offer, except for River Heritage Club savings. This offer is valid on all available cabin categories on all 2020 departures across Europe (excluding Holiday Season voyages) sailings from 1 March to 15 November 2020. For cruise departures where flights are out of date range at time of booking, we will issue tickets only when the return date is within range, approximately 331 days prior to the selected return date. Tickets will only be issued when proposed flights have been confirmed by you or your travel advisor, and must be ticketed by 15 November 2019, unless out of date range, at which point tickets must strictly be issued 3 days after flight confirmation from Uniworld. We will do everything reasonably possible to fulfil the air offer. However, if we are unable to fulfil the flights for any reason, we will revert your booking to the cruise only early booking promotion available at the time your booking was made. Offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time. Please contact Uniworld for details.

For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787

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DINING

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 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

EXCURSIONS

  • 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

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the impressive S.S. La Venezia
  • 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

EXPERIENCES

  • 1 country: Italy
  • 2 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

Expired on Sunday October 25th, 2020

Expired on Sunday October 25th, 2020

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

Hoping to escape marauding Huns, Goths and Vandals as the Roman Empire collapsed 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. Today you will embark on your own personal voyage of discovery through this entrancing city. An expert guide will show you iconic sites as well as quiet lanes and secret spots known only to locals (shhhh….). Also on deck today: a scenic cruise around the Venetian Lagoon.
Featured Excursions:
A morning walk in Venice
Private after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica
A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

The S.S. La Venezia sails from Venice, cruising through the lagoon, past the Lido, 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), before docking in Chioggia, sometimes called “Little Venice,” at the southern end of the lagoon. 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. The seaside air and sweeping views are simply spectacular. 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.
Choice of Padua morning walk and market visit or “Let's Go” biking Chioggia or Bragozzo ride with typical Italian mussel lunch
Generations Excursion:
Bike the Beach
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

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 to make (and eat!) your own lunch. 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 Ferrera: Renaissance, elegance and Italian lifestyle town discovery walk
Generations Excursion:
Bolognese Pasta Workshop
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.

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. 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 Excursion:
Chioggia market visit
Generations Excursion:
Keys to Chioggia
This excursion is only available on sailings that belong to the Generations program.
You’ll sail back to Venice this evening.

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 colors; Mazzorbo, where you’ll taste a historic golden-hued wine; and Torcello, home to beautiful Byzantine mosaics.
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.

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.
Featured Excursion:
"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
Generations Excursion:
Venetian Playground
This excursion is 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.

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.

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