Cruise the Venice lagoon's pretty islands, enjoy after-hours access at Venice's most iconic places and see singer Russell Watson’s live show

The centuries-old canals and palaces of Venice have captivated generations of visitors, and on this exclusive cruise of the islands in the Venetian lagoon you're ensured of seeing all the sights.

On your cruise of the 'City of Water' you will also be joined by the world-famous tenor Russell Watson, who will give a special talk, host a question-and-answer session, personally sign your complimentary CD and give an exclusive private concert in this stunning and historic city.

You'll have plenty of time, on included excursions, to discover the Unesco World Heritage site, where gondolas replace cars and the canals are lined by elegant Renaissance palaces, and also visit its beautiful surrounding islands Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. You'll also enjoy a tour of Venice's famous Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi.

Gourmet meals and unlimited drinks are included as well as a wide range of immersive, flexible and specially curated trips to truly bring Venice and its islands to life.

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Exclusive evening in St Mark's Basilica

What better way to discover the heart of Venice than enjoying private ceremonies in Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica - without the crowds and exclusive to Uniworld guests?

Explore Venice and Northern Italy

You'll also see the waterfront shops, colourful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. And you'll have the chance to stop in Italy's culinary capital, the stunning city of Bologna.

Sail in style

Uniworld is one of the world's most awarded luxury river cruise lines. You'll be sailing on one of the most luxurious cruise ships in Italy. Super Ship La Venezia, new for 2021, has been inspired by Venetian culture and offers three dining venues.

Peace of mind

Uniworld is ABTA-bonded and your trip is ATOL-covered, so it is 100 per cent protected.

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Your special guest

Russell Watson
Classical singer

Russell Watson is one of the UK's best-selling classical artists. Hailing from Irlam, near Manchester, Watson won a local radio talent competition which kick-started his career in music. His debut album The Voice held the top position in the UK charts for over 50 weeks and he has collaborated with a wide array of artists including musical greats Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney, Lulu and the legendary Luciano Pavarotti. As well as selling out public shows, Watson has performed for the Queen, Bill Clinton and even the Emperor of Japan.

Price includes

  • Flight from UK airports to Venice
  • Seven nights' all-inclusive Uniworld cruise on brand new Super Ship La Venezia in a Riverview Stateroom
  • All meals on-board, prepared using high-quality local ingredients
  • Welcome and Farewell Captain's Receptions and Gala Dinners

  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

  • Exclusive talk and Q&A with Russell Watson
  • Private performance and CD signing with Russell Watson in Venice
  • Six days of immersive, flexible and specially curated excursions to truly bring Venice and its islands to life
  • All international transfers and gratuities, both on board and on shore


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  1. Day
    Embark SS La Venetia
    Venice, Italy

    Fly from the UK to Venice Marco Polo International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Unpack, relax and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian Lagoon on-board S.S. La Venezia.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Doge’s Palace and St Mark's Basilica
    Venice, Italy

    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 neighborhood 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Chioggia or Padua
    Chioggia, Italy

    Choose between a full-day in medieval Padua, home to Italy's second oldest university, or a Venice walking tour and a choice of several exciting ways to see Chioggia: riding on a traditional bragozzo or biking through this authentic fishing town. A special Captain's Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)
    Bologna, Italy

    Explore Italy's culinary capital Bologna on a full-day tour packed with an exclusive pasta-making workshop and lunch, or explore Ferrara on a half-day tour.

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

    Today, you'll admire the greatest sites of charming and coastal Chioggia, including a stop at the local and lively market. Your ship will move to dock overnight in Burano, where you'll enjoy a lovely evening stroll through this multicolored island.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    Torcello, Mazzorbo, and Burano and talk from Russell Watson
    Burano, Italy

    Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and three of its captivating islands. Explore a basilica with an art historian in Torcello before heading to the peaceful, agricultural island of Mazzorbo. End the tour with a stroll through Burano's rainbow of colorful homes and visit a lace-making atelier.

    This evening, join Russell Watson for an exclusive talk and Q&A, as well as an opportunity for him to sign your included CD.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    Rialto Bridge and live concert from Russell
    Venice, Italy

    As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals and the Canal Grande, you'll arrive in style at the Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi. The iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest point of the Canal Grande and holds numerous shops and restaurants.

    Today, you will be treated to an exclusive private performance with Russell Watson and a special Captain's Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

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

    Disembark the ship before being transferred to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for your flight home to the UK.

    Meals - Breakfast


SS La Venezia

Cruise ship

Glamorous Uniworld ship sailing the Po and Venice Lagoon

The River Countess underwent a complete design renovation, debuting as SS La Venezia on March 27, 2020 and bringing guests complete luxury while exploring Northern Italy. The redesign of SS La Venezia was inspired by Venetian culture and features six elegantly appointed suites including two new Grand Suites, three dining venues including an Italian kitchen on the upper deck, spa, library, lounge and bar.

Suites: Grand Suite (28 sq m), Suite (20 sq m), French Balcony (14 sq m), Deluxe (14 sq m)
Classic (14 sq m).

Guests: 126, staff: 42. Length 110 m, width 11.4 m.

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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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