European river cruise

Uniworld - Gems of Northern Italy

10 Day Gems of Northern Italy

Gems of Northern Italy

Days: 10

From: Milan to Venice

Countries Visited: Italy

Code: univpr

Our Price (from): $5,531 pp

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Itinerary


1. Milan
Arrive at Malpensa Airport, where you will be transferred to your hotel.

2. Milan
Featured Excursions: city tour with visit to Da Vinci's The Last Supper.
, known the world over for its high-end fashion and dazzling bounty of artistic landmarks, provides the perfect starting point for your Italian adventure. Admire the grand Gothic Duomo in the heart of the city center and then come face-to-face with Leonardo da Vinci's magnificent fresco, The Last Supper, housed at the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent.

3. Milan, Verona (Valpolicella), Venice
Featured Excursions: Verona, 'City of Romeo and Juliet, ' and exclusive Valpolicella wine estate lunch.
En route to Venice, stop in Verona - home to Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. From Verona, journey on to an exclusive wine tasting and multicourse lunch at the Serego Alighieri estate, which belongs to descendants of Dante Alighieri, one of Italy's most famous poets. Once in magical Venice, board the River Countess where you'll begin your exploration of the 'Queen of the Adriatic. '.

4. Venice
Featured Excursions: walking discovery tour, Murano glassmaking, a time-honored Venetian tradition, and exclusive evening opening of St. Mark's Basilica .
Wind through 's labyrinthine back lanes as you get an up-close view of the city's residential heart as well as such legendary locations as the Doge's Palace and the Rialto Bridge. Be treated to a Murano glassmaking demonstration at Arti Veneziane alla Giudecca Glass Factory, where a skilled glassmaker demonstrates the timeless art of turning liquid silica into priceless figures. Cap the day off with an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience at an after-hours lighting ceremony inside St. Mark's Basilica without the crowds. Return to the ship for a Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: It is not always possible to arrange after-hours visits to St. Mark's Basilica. If religious functions or festivities are taking place in the evening, we will visit during regular hours.

5. Venice
Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive 'Do as the Locals Do' walking tour OR 'Venetian Painters at the Accademia' tour with art historian guide.
Get a feel for daily life in with a guided stroll through the bustling Rialto Market, or tour the renowned Accademia Gallery with an art historian. Celebrate your last night onboard at the Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

6. Chioggia
Featured Excursions: Choice of walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' bike tour of 's beaches.
Admire magnificent views of Venice and the Grand Canal as your ship departs the "Floating City" and cruises the lagoon to . Explore this charming fishing village, often referred to as "Little Venice, " on a walking discovery tour. For a more active day, bike along 's scenic beachfront along the Adriatic Sea.

7. Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)
Featured Excursions: Choice of full day excursion to Bologna with exclusive pasta-making workshop with lunch OR half day excursion to Ferrara with lunch onboard.
Bologna is a food lover's paradise with unmatched specialty food stores and halls featuring locally made mortadella, handmade tortellini, luscious balsamic vinegar from nearby Modena, ham from Parma and great rounds of Parmesan cheese. Participate in a pasta-making workshop and then enjoy lunch at one of Bologna's most celebrated restaurants. For lovers of art, spend a half day in Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a hidden Renaissance treasure, with a long history of art founded on the sponsorship of the noble Renaissance family of d'Este.

8. Taglio di Po, Chioggia
Featured Excursions: Chioggia market visit and boat ride on the Chioggia Lagoon. 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. Or head via small boat to a casone (fisherman's hut on stilts in the middle of the lagoon) to experience how local fisherman harvest mussels.

9. Venice Islands (Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello), Venice
Full day 'The Magical Islands of Venice' - colorful Burano with lace-making, peaceful Mazzorbo with wine tasting and Torcello with its Byzantine mosaics. Spend the day exploring the Venice Lagoon and three of its entrancing islands. Stroll through Burano with its rainbow of colorful homes, and visit a lace-making atelier. While on Mazzorbo, be treated to a very special wine tasting from a salt-water-tolerant heirloom grape, Dorona, which has been planted here to yield a luscious golden wine. Before heading back to Venice, visit Torcello, home to spectacular Byzantine mosaics depicting the Last Judgment in the seventh-century Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell'Assunta.

10. Venice (Disembark), transfer to the airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for your flight home.

Dates & Prices


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27 Jul 2018
05 Aug 2018
River Countess
$6,399
$6,113

03 Aug 2018
12 Aug 2018
River Countess
$6,399
$6,113

10 Aug 2018
19 Aug 2018
River Countess
$6,399
$6,113

17 Aug 2018
26 Aug 2018
River Countess
$6,399
$6,113

24 Aug 2018
02 Sep 2018
River Countess
$6,399
$6,113

31 Aug 2018
09 Sep 2018
River Countess
$6,699
$6,404

07 Sep 2018
16 Sep 2018
River Countess
$7,099
$6,792

14 Sep 2018
23 Sep 2018
River Countess
$6,699
$6,404

21 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018
River Countess
$6,699
$6,404

28 Sep 2018
07 Oct 2018
River Countess
$6,699
$6,404

05 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
River Countess
$6,699
$6,404

12 Oct 2018
21 Oct 2018
River Countess
$6,699
$6,404

19 Oct 2018
28 Oct 2018
River Countess
$6,099
$5,822

26 Oct 2018
04 Nov 2018
River Countess
$6,099
$5,822

02 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
River Countess
$5,799
$5,531

29 Mar 2019
07 Apr 2019
River Countess
$5,799
$5,532

05 Apr 2019
14 Apr 2019
River Countess
$6,099
$5,823

12 Apr 2019
21 Apr 2019
River Countess
$6,099
$5,823

19 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

26 Apr 2019
05 May 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

03 May 2019
12 May 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

10 May 2019
19 May 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

17 May 2019
26 May 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

24 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

31 May 2019
09 Jun 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

07 Jun 2019
16 Jun 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

14 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

21 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

28 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

05 Jul 2019
14 Jul 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

12 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

19 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

26 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

02 Aug 2019
11 Aug 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

09 Aug 2019
18 Aug 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

16 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

23 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

30 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
River Countess
$6,399
$6,114

06 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

13 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

20 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

27 Sep 2019
06 Oct 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

04 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

11 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
River Countess
$6,699
$6,405

18 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019
River Countess
$6,099
$5,823

25 Oct 2019
03 Nov 2019
River Countess
$6,099
$5,823

01 Nov 2019
10 Nov 2019
River Countess
$5,799
$5,532