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Join the world-famous singing star on this luxurious Italian river cruise as you explore the beautiful region of Veneto

On this fabulous new cruise, which is exclusively for Good Housekeeping readers, you will experience all the wonders of the famous 'City of Water' while also discovering the enchanting islands of its beautiful lagoon.

What's more, you will be joined by the world-famous tenor Russell Watson, who will give a special talk and Q&A, sign your complimentary CD, and give an exclusive private concert in this stunning and historic city.

As you sail in luxury and style on Uniworld's S.S. La Venezia, gourmet meals and unlimited premium drinks are all included, as well as six days of fascinating excursions, including a private after-hours visit to St Mark's Basilica.

You will also explore the islands of Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello; the charming port of Chioggia and the iconic Italian cities of Bologna, famous for its food, and medieval Padua.

Exclusive events with Russell

You will meet one of the world's favourite classical singers in a special talk and Q&A, where Russell will also sign your complimentary CD. The following evening you will enjoy a truly unforgettable experience: an exclusive private concert in which Russell will sing for you in the breathtaking city of Venice. Russell has recorded 13 best-selling albums, won four Classical Brit awards and been described as a unique performer "who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Sinatra".

Sail with Uniworld

Uniworld is one of the world's outstanding luxury river cruise lines. From the moment you step on board you experience the Uniworld difference, from the ship's unique décor to the premium all-inclusive amenities. Your home for the week is the brand-new Super Ship La Venezia, making her debut season for 2021. Your ship comes complete with a choice of three dining venues, all of which are a showcase for typically Italian cuisine. The ships design pay homage to Venice, complete with Murano Glass and the finest Fortuny fabric - marking the first time Fortuny has worked with any cruise line.

Visit Venice

Venice is a city like no other. There is so much to see and do, including taking a fascinating 'secret' tour of hidden spots usually reserved for locals and enjoying a private visit to the world-renowned Doge's Palace. Plus, in a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will enjoy a private lighting ceremony in St. Marks Basilica, without the crowds and only available to Uniworld guests.

Explore the islands

You will discover the colourful, captivating islands of Venice's northern lagoon as you visit beautiful Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. When exploring the island of Burano you will enjoy exclusive access to the island, as Uniworld are the only ship permitted to dock here.

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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

  • Meet singing sensation Russell Watson in a special talk and Q&A, where he will also sign a complimentary CD.
  • Attend an exclusive private performance by Russell in Venice.
  • Cruise in style for eight days.
  • Stay in a lavish Riverview Stateroom.
  • Enjoy gourmet cuisine and unlimited premium spirits and wines.
  • Take in Venice's romantic islands, including Burano, Murano and Torcello.
  • Choose from a wide selection of private tours, including an after-hours visit to St Mark's Basilica.
  • Opt to go on a day trip to Bologna, Padua or Ferrara.

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Apr 3, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Apr 10, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,249*

* Based on twin/double share. Single supplement applies. Flights from other airports and/or overnight accommodation before/after the tour available on request and at a supplement. Uniworld holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld, a company wholly independent of Hearst. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    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
    2
    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
    3
    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
    4
    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
    5
    Chioggia
    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
    6
    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
    7
    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
    8
    Disembark
    Venice, Italy

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

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

SS La Venezia

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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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Uniworld
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, Apr 3, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Apr 10, 2022
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,249*

* Based on twin/double share. Single supplement applies. Flights from other airports and/or overnight accommodation before/after the tour available on request and at a supplement. Uniworld holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld, a company wholly independent of Hearst. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

Call now to book 08082394833
Quote ref: GH RUSSELL VENICE