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. 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.”
The River Countess underwent a complete design renovation in 2020, debuting as the S.S. La Venezia to bring guests an enhanced luxury experience inspired by Northern Italy. The redesign of the S.S. La Venezia drew influence from the fine Fortuny fabrics displayed prominently onboard. Murano glass, gilded accents and artistic etched elements pay homage to popular Venetian aesthetics of the early 20th century, creating an onboard atmosphere that is at once elegant and nostalgic.
The S.S. La Venezia Staterooms
Grand Suite, Luxury riverview grand suite (302 sq ft - 28 sqm) with a French balcony and a spacious living room.
Suite, Luxury riverview suite (214 sq ft - 20 sqm) with a French Balcony
French Balcony, Luxury riverview staterooms (151 sq ft - 14 sqm) with a French Balcony
Deluxe, Luxury riverview staterooms (151 sq ft - 14 sqm)
Classic, Luxury riverview staterooms (151 sq ft - 14 sqm)
All staterooms have Handcrafted Savoir* Beds of England with marble bathrooms with Asprey bath and body products.
Receive an Air Credit or Cruise Credit of $1,500 pp* on new cruise bookings made before 31 January 2023.
22 & 29 October 2023 departures:
For alternative departure dates, please ask your Travel advisor for details. Call today on 1300 414 198
NOTE: all prices correct at the time of publishing, prices are subject to availability and change at the time of booking.
Day 1: Venice
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.
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 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.
Featured Excursions - A morning walk in Venice with Doge's Palace visit / Private after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica.
DAY 3: Venice, Mazzorbo (Burano)
Start your morning in one of two of the Veneto region’s UNESCO World Heritage cities, Vicenza or Padua. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to join us on a walk in Venice to meet a local gondola artisan before reboarding the ship for scenic sailing across the lagoon as we head towards Mazzorbo and Burano.
Featured Excursions - Venice Walk with Gondola Artisans Visit /
Evening Stroll in Burano
DAY 4: Mazzorbo, Burano, Chioggia
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 Excursions: Torcello: Hidden Treasure of the Lagoon / Murano Glass Blowing Demonstration
DAY 5: Chioggia
Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of charming and coastal Chioggia, including a stop at the local and lively market.
DAY 6: Chioggia, Venice
This morning, join a sailing excursion where you’ll explore the Po Delta where the Po River and the Adriatic Sea meet. Later, during lunch, we sail back to Venice.
Featured Excursion: Po Delta Sailing
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.
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.
Interested in extending your stay? Ask our team for details. Call today on 1300 414 198 to learn more.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Please contact us for more information.
*Prices are per person in Australian dollars, based on twin share accommodation in lead-in stateroom categories including any applicable taxes and fuel surcharges. Offer is valid for new cruise bookings made until 31 January 2023. The offered credit is applied to a value of up to $1,500 per person and applies to either the airfare or cruise fare portion of the booking. When selecting an airfare credit, Uniworld will take care to offer best available airfare options to the guest, however any unused portion will be forfeited. Payment terms to participate in our airfare credit offer: 10% cruise deposit plus full payment of air ticket balance is required at time of booking. Final payment of cruise fare is due 120 days prior to cruise departure. Guests who do not wish to book airfares under this airfare credit offer, apply the cruise credit and will receive a 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 credit offer, and tickets will be issued after which time change fees and penalties will apply. 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 additional surcharge and flight restrictions apply. After ticket issuance, date changes and cancellation fees will apply as per the airfare rules (rules will be advised at time of booking) as well as the Uniworld administration fee of $140 pp. The promotion is capacity controlled, and is not combinable with other offers, except for River Heritage Club benefits for past guests and the 2023 Early Payment Discount. The airfare can’t be sold without a new cruise booking and is subject to availability. Existing air credits cannot be redeemed on this offer. This offer is valid on all available cabin categories on most 2023 departures across Europe (excluding Christmas Markets) sailings from 1 Mar to 15 Nov 2023. Uniworld will do everything reasonably possible to fulfil the air credit offer, however, if we are unable to fulfil the flights for any reason, we will revert your booking to the cruise only savings in lieu. Uniworld reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change all fares, fees and surcharges at any time.