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Venice and Northern Italy

Discover magnificent cities and superb architecture on this superb itinerary from Venice exploring the Lagoon and Po. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1899pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Venice Lagoon
  • Padua, Venice
  • Chioggia
  • Chioggia
  • Bologna
  • Venice

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Save £400pp! Applies to 15, 22, 29 Jul and 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug departures. Exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount on all other departures. Pricing subject to change. Book by 31 May 2018

Low single supplement! Applies to 6, 27 May; 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul; 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug; 2, 23, 30 Sep; 21, 28 Oct and 4 Nov departures. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability

Venice and Northern Italy Special Offer

Begin this romantic cruise exploring the heart of Venice through hidden alleys to the Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace with an exclusive visit to the spectacular St Mark's Basilica.

River Countess crosses the Venice Lagoon to Chioggia, from where there is an included excursion to the medieval walled city of Padua. Rejoin the ship on the River Po and cruise to Polesella. Visit Bologna which is famed for its Italian cuisine and enjoy an exclusive pasta-making workshop or explore the artistic hub of Ferrara.

Explore Chioggia's lively fish market or learn the art of mussel harvesting from local fisherman, visit Burano with its colourful houses and enjoy a special wine tasting in Mazzorbo. Conclude your Venetian holiday back in Venice with more time to discover its hidden treasures.

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Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Venice (Italy)

Fly from the UK to Venice. Meet your representative on arrival and transfer to your ship, River Countess.

Day 2 - Venice

Stroll along charming lanes on a walking tour which showcases the city's top sights, and enjoy a Venetian glassmaking demonstration. Later, join an exclusive after-hours visit to St Mark's Basilica. Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner this evening. If religious functions or festivities are taking place, St Mark's basilica will be visited during regular hours.

Day 3 - Chioggia - Padua

Head to the medieval walled city of Padua, one of Italy's oldest towns. Here many notable scholars sought academic freedom including Galileo and Copernicus. Join a local guide on a walking tour through ancient arcades and porticos to the magnificent Palazzo della Ragione, the historic centre. Or if you prefer to discover Chioggia, known as 'Little Venice', join the guided walking tour or bicycle along Chioggia's beaches.

Day 4 - Polesella - Bologna or Ferrara

Spend the whole day on an excursion to Bologna and join an exclusive pasta-making workshop where you can learn to make your own Italian pasta then enjoy lunch in one of Bologna's most famous restaurants. Alternatively spend a half-day in Ferrara, one of Italy's best-kept secrets, where you'll discover how the city became an artistic hub for the likes of Leonardo da Vinci.

Day 5 - Taglio di Po - Chioggia

Explore Chioggia's bustling fish market with a guide, or learn the art of mussel harvesting from local fisherman.

Day 6 - Burano - Mazzorbo

Spend the day exploring the Venice Lagoon. Discover Burano, renowned for its colourful houses and lace making tradition, before heading to Mazzorbo, where you can enjoy a special wine tasting. In Torcello there are stunning Byzantine mosaics to discover in the 7th-century Cathedral.

Day 7 - Venice

Experience daily life in Venice on a walking tour through the Rialto Market or perhaps head to the Accademia Gallery with an art-historian guide. This evening, enjoy the Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 8 - Venice - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Due to Italian regulations the ship cannot sail with passengers on the short section of the Adriatic Sea between Chioggia and the mouth of the River Po.

Price Includes

  • 7-nights full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions, and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • Gentle Walking Tours available on Days 2-6
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi onboard
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty
  • All port charges
  • Airline imposed fuel surcharge

Special Features

  • Please note: On 1 and 8 Jul 2018 departures, a Generations family programme is available. Therefore, there may be children on board.
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 27th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3249
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5399
      Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4549 Blue Water Price from: £5349
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2249
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4349
    • Jun 10th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2249
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4349
    • Jun 17th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2249
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4349
    • Jun 24th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2249
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4349
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2249
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4349
    • Jul 8th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2249
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4349
    • Jul 15th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £1899
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3999
    • Jul 22nd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £1899
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3999
    • Jul 29th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £1899
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3999
  • August
    • Aug 5th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £1899
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3999
    • Aug 12th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £1899
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3999
    • Aug 19th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £1899
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4399
      Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3999
    • Aug 26th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2099
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599
      Blue Water Price from: £2099 Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2799 Blue Water Price from: £3399 Blue Water Price from: £4199
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2449
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4549
    • Sep 9th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2449
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4549
    • Sep 16th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2449
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4549
    • Sep 23rd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2449
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4549
    • Sep 30th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2449
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4549
  • October
    • Oct 7th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2449
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4549
    • Oct 14th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2449
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4599
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4549
    • Oct 21st - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2149
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2199 Brochure Price from: £2399 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4299
      Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4249
    • Oct 28th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2149
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2199 Brochure Price from: £2399 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4299
      Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4249
  • November
    • Nov 4th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2149
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2199 Brochure Price from: £2399 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4299
      Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2649 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4249

Price Information

  • Please note: On 1 and 8 Jul 2018 departures, a Generations family programme is available. Therefore, there may be children on board.
  • Flight supplement may apply in peak season.
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