Milan to Venice Luxury River Cruise with Platinum Travel and Uniworld
9 nights From €3559 (Per Person)
25 Aug 2017 | 01,08,15,22,29 Sept 2017 | 06,13,20,27 Oct 2017 | 03 Nov 2017
Ships: River Countess
Uncover the extraordinary hidden treasures of Venice and Northern Italy
Encounter unforgettable sights on this odyssey through Northern Italy that begins in Milan, home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and ends in legendary Venice, the “Queen of the Adriatic.” These two iconic cities bookend an exploration of Northern Italy that rewards the curious traveller with amazing experiences in Verona, Padua, Bologna and Ferrara.
Travel from dynamic Milan to romantic Venice. 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. Enjoy a multicourse lunch complete with wine pairings at a historic wine estate in Valpolicella. Explore medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus; “bountiful” Bologna; Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliet; and UNESCO-designated Ferrara. Each of these enchanting locales is yours to uncover on the “Gems of Northern Italy.”
Who will enjoy this cruise/tour
Romantics, connoisseurs of food and wine and lovers of art and architecture. Experienced travellers looking to explore the hidden gems of Northern Italy.
Generations Family Programme (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.
Full Itinerary available on request - Enquire now for more details of excursions and unique experiences available on this luxury river cruise. Contact us now for further details.
- Cruise in a Riverview Stateroom with Uniworlds six star experience
- Highest staff-to-guest ratio in the River Cruise industry
- Average ship capacity of just 130 guests
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Captain’s Welcome Gala and Farewell Receptions
- Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water
- All Gratuities included
- Captivating onboard local entertainment
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Excursions included, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
- Guided “Do as the locals do” and “Gentle Walking” programs where applicable
- Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
- Use of Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks where applicable
- Optional Cultural enrichment lectures
Milan city tour with visit to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper
Verona, “City of Romeo and Juliet,” and exclusive Valpolicella wine estate lunch
Venice walking discovery tour, Murano glassmaking, a time-honored Venetian tradition, and exclusive evening opening of St. Mark’s Basilica
Choice of Padua walking discovery tour OR Chioggia walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” bike tour of Chioggia’s beaches
Admire the magnificent views of “The Floating City’s” greatest sights, including the Grand Canal, as your ship departs Venice and sails the lagoon for Chioggia. For those who wish to travel further back in time, an exploration of one of the oldest cities in Northern Italy, Padua, is the perfect choice. This medieval walled city is home to Italy’s second-oldest university, established in 1222, with frescoes by Giotto in its Scrovegni Chapel and the vast 13th-century Basilica of St. Anthony, a pilgrimage site. Or if you prefer to discover Chioggia, often referred to as “Little Venice,” you can do so with a discovery tour; for those who wish for a more active day, you can bicycle along the beaches of Chioggia.Special attention to: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage. We thank you for your cooperation.
Choice of full day excursion to Bologna with exclusive pasta-making workshop with lunch OR half day excursion to Ferrara with lunch onboard
Chioggia market visit
There’s no better place to indulge in Italy’s famed frutti di mare than Chioggia, a colorful fishing village on the Venice Lagoon. Stroll through the town’s bustling fish market with a guide.Special attention to: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage. We thank you for your cooperation.
Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour OR “Venetian Painters at the Accademia” tour with art historian guide
The Uniworld fleet guarantees an unparalleled luxury experience for all guests. Fine art and precious antiques blend perfectly with marble flooring and lavish furnishings, ensuring that every moment you spend on-board is as memorable as those you spend onshore.
Platinum Travel are delighted to be working with Uniworld - Boutique River Cruises with the six star experience
Spend even one night in one of the magnificent riverview staterooms and you will agree, sailing with Platinum Travel and Uniworld is truly a stunning way to see the world.
Each Uniworld ship combines old world elegance with modern conveniences. Your stateroom includes marble bathrooms, flatscreen TVs featuring musiic movies and satelite cahnells, in room safe and individual climate control.
When you choose a Uniworld River Cruise with Platinum Travel, you can be assured there is so much included in the price - All meals with various dining options including unlimited beverages onboard, scheduled airport transfers and shore excursions with English speaking local guides. Your gratuities are also included.
Uniworld are committed to giving their valued guests the ultimate strsss free, luxury six star cruise experience. So relax, unwind, and leave the rest to Platinum Travel and Uniworld.
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