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See the unmissable sights of Venice and get to know Torcello, Chioggia, Murano and more, painting a complete picture of life in the Venetian Lagoon

The historic canals and waterfront palaces of Venice have captivated visitors for generations. On this luxury cruise, you'll discover the enchanting beauty of the 'City of Water' and its surrounding islands, where gondolas replace cars and canals are lined by elegant Renaissance buildings.

Making this cruise extra special is the company of Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett. Angela will accompany a tour of the wonderful Rialto food market, before hosting an exclusive onboard cooking demonstration and answering some of your questions.

Your home for the week will be the sleek river ship, S.S La Venezia. With large cruise lines now banned in Veneto, Uniworld's small ship size gives guests an added level of exclusivity as the only luxury cruise line to not only enter, but also sail through the heart of Venice.

Over seven days of exploring you'll get exclusive access to some of the Vento region's most renowned attractions. Enjoy VIP access to Doge's palace during an early morning visit before it opens to the public and see St Mark's Basilica after nightfall to witness an atmospheric lighting ceremony, free of the daytime crowds. You'll also step inside the church on Torcello before it officially opens to appreciate its tranquil atmosphere.

There's a wide choice of optional excursions available throughout the cruise. Perhaps you'll join walking tours to discover more of Venice's history, or cycle along the beaches of Chioggia to see the Lucenzo Lagoon. You'll find plenty of ways to fully immerse yourself in Venetian life.

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You'll be joined by

Angela Hartnett OBE
Chef
Angela Hartnett OBE is an English Michelin-starred chef.

A protégée of Gordon Ramsay, Angela has appeared on TV shows including Tomorrow's Food and Best Home Cook with Mary Berry. During her childhood, Angela's Italian grandmother instilled in her an appreciation and love of good food. She is Chef-Patron for Murano in Mayfair and Café Murano, and works long side Luke Holder at Limewood Hotel. Angela has also written three cookery books; her latest is The Weekend Cook published in May 2022.

Price includes

  • Save £550pp*
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Seven-night cruise in a classic Riverview Stateroom on board the S.S La Venezia
  • All meals on board prepared using the freshest and finest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages while on board, including fine wines, handmade cocktails and local beers
  • An onboard cooking demonstration, market tour, and Q&A with Angela Hartnett
  • Captain's welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transfers to and from the airport and ship
  • All gratuities, both on board and on shore
  • Six days of excursions by local experts

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 21, 2024
To
Sun, Sun, Jul 28, 2024
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,949*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability. Price includes exclusive £550pp* saving. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld River Cruises Limited.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    London to Venice
    Venice, Italy

    You'll arrive at Venice Marco Polo airport, before transferring to your home for the week, the luxurious S.S. La Venezia. You'll have time to unpack and get to know your surroundings before heading to dinner.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Venice
    Venice, Italy

    After breakfast on board, you'll travel to Doge's Palace to explore this usually busy site in peace, with a special early time-slot. You'll enter through the side door, normally reserved for dignitaries and VIPs.

    After spending time exploring the palace you'll wander through a traditional Venetian neighbourhood to see how local life unfolds on the canal banks. Tonight, you'll witness a private after-hours lighting ceremony inside St Mark's Basilica without the crowds.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Venice
    Venice, Italy

    This morning you can decide whether you'd like to visit Vicenza or Padua - two of Veneto's UNESCO World Heritage cities.

    In the afternoon, there's the opportunity to meet a local gondola artisan and take a guided walk through Venice before returning to the ship for a scenic journey across the lagoon towards Mazzorbo and Burano. Your captain will host a special welcome reception and dinner as you sail.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Torcello, Mazzorbo, Burano and Murano
    Burano, Italy

    Today you'll pay a visit to the oldest church in the Venetian lagoon, the Torcello Basilica, where you'll be joined by an art historian who'll share expert insights into this late Paleochristian basilica and its historically significant mosaics.

    There's time for coffee in a local osteria before returning to the ship. You'll have a free afternoon, which you could use to explore Burano or Mazzorbo or watch a glass-blowing demonstration on Murano.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Chioggia
    Chioggia, Italy

    Today you'll explore Chioggia, a pretty seaside town south of Venice. You'll have a choice of ways to get to know the town. You can opt to visit a local market, bike along the beaches, head to a beautiful castle, or learn about the region's winemaking and stay for an optional tasting.

    Tonight, special guest Angela Hartnett will host a talk and a Q&A back on board S.S. La Venezia.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Chioggia
    Chioggia, Italy

    This morning, explore the Po Delta at the point where the Adriatic Sea meets the Po River on a sailing excursion. Over lunch back on board the S.S La Venezia, you'll sail back to Venice, and Angela will demonstrate how to create some small tasting plates in an onboard cooking demonstration.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Venice
    Venice, Italy

    Today you'll take a water taxi through the Venice canals, arriving in style at the Rialto Bridge. From here, you can visit Rialto market with special guest Angela Hartnett, take a walking tour or visit a mask atelier to see how the intricate masks worn at the Carnival of Venice are made.

    This afternoon, Angela will host a talk where you can learn more about her career and her love for Italian food, sparked by her Italian grandmother. You'll also have a chance to ask her questions during a Q&A session.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Venice to London
    Venice, Italy

    After a final breakfast on board, you'll disembark S.S. La Venezia, and transfer to the airport for your flight home to London.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

SS La Venezia

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Cruise ship

Glamorous Uniworld ship sailing the Po and Venice Lagoon

Paying homage to classic Venetian style, the S.S La Venezia is no ordinary cruise ship. This elegant vessel was renovated in 2020, bringing a new level of luxury and decadence to river sailing. With nods to its locale, the ship features Murano glass and splendid gilding that add to a sparkling onboard atmosphere. All the staterooms are river-facing with marble bathrooms and luxury amenities.

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This tour is operated solely by Uniworld
Uniworld is one of the world's outstanding luxury river cruise lines. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality, and numerous other all-inclusive benefits.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jul 21, 2024
To
Sun, Sun, Jul 28, 2024
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,949*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability. Price includes exclusive £550pp* saving. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld River Cruises Limited.

Call now to book 08082394833
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