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Gems of Northern Italy

This superb 9-night luxury holiday combines a 2-night hotel stay in the chic city of Milan with an 7-night cruise along the romantic River Po from Venice. Includes return flights from the UK, guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
9 nights from £2049pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Milan Cathedral
  • Verona
  • Venice
  • Venice
  • Chioggia
  • Burano

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Save up to 30% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount! Save up to 30% applies to 12, 19 Apr; 3, 24, 31 May; 7, 14, 28 Jun; 12, 19, 26 Jul; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug; 13, 20, 27 Sep; 4, 11, 25 Oct and 1 Nov 2019 departures, excluding suites. Exclusive £50pp discount applies to all departures. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2019

Gems of Northern Italy Special Offer

Uncover the extraordinary history and architecture of Venice and Northern Italy on this journey from Milan to the romantic city of Venice, with amazing experiences in Verona, Padua, Bologna and Ferrara.

Enjoy a 2-night hotel stay in the fashionable city of Milan where a guided tour features the highlights of the city, including the magnificent Duomo and Da Vinci's incredible fresco, The Last Supper. Next, travel to Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliet, and enjoy an exclusive tasting and lunch at a wine estate. Embark River Countess in Venice and explore the city on a walking tour.

Explore medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus, or discover Chioggia on foot or by bicycle. A trip to Bologna is perfect for food lovers, with an included pasta-making workshop, or visit UNESCO-listed Ferrara. Discover the charm of the seaside village of Chioggia and enjoy an exclusive after-hours visit to St Mark's Basilica. Explore the magical islands of Venice before sailing back to Venice for a guided walking tour through the Rialto Market or a visit to the famous Accademia Gallery.

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Gems of Northern Italy Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Milan (Italy)

Fly from the UK to Milan and transfer to the hotel for a 2-night stay.

Day 2 - Milan

Milan is the fashion capital of the world, and is also famous for its breathtaking architecture. Join the city tour to discover the city's Gothic Duomo then admire Leonardo da Vinci’s magnificent work of art, The Last Supper, at the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent.

Day 3 - Milan - Verona - Venice

Travel from Milan to the romantic city of Verona, home to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Enjoy a delicious lunch and exclusive tasting at a Valpolicella wine estate then continue to Venice and embark River Countess.

Day 4 - Venice

Stroll through the heart of Venice for a close-up look at legendary landmarks including the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge. After a scenic cruise around the Venetian Lagoon there is time to explore the city at leisure this afternoon. Back on board there is a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 5 - Padua or Chioggia

Enjoy spectacular views of Venice and the Grand Canal as the ship departs. Explore the medieval walled city of Padua on a guided walking tour, with highlights including Palazzo del Bo and the vast 13th-century Basilica of St. Anthony. Alternatively join the cycling tour of Chioggia or help a fisherman harvest mussels then steam them in prosecco for the freshest shellfish lunch.

Day 6 - Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

Spend the whole day on an excursion to Bologna, a food-lover's paradise, and join an exclusive pasta-making workshop where you can learn to make your own Italian pasta followed by a delicious lunch at a renowned restaurant. Alternatively, art-lovers will enjoy the half-day excursion to Ferrara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a long history of art.

Day 7 - Taglio di Po

Visit the colourful fishing village of Chioggia on the Venice Lagoon where there is a trip to explore the fish market with a guide. This evening there is an exclusive after-hours visit to St Mark's Basilica, truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Please note: St Mark's Basilica evening visit may not always be possible due to religious functions or festivities. If this is the case, we will visit during regular hours.

Day 8 - Burano - Mazzorbo - Torcello

Spend a full day exploring the Venice Lagoon and three of its beautiful islands. Discover Burano, famous for its colourful houses and lace making tradition, before heading to Mazzorbo for a special wine tasting. Torcello is home to the mosaic-clad Byzantine cathedral of the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, Venice's oldest church.

Day 9 - Venice

Experience daily life in Venice on a guided 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 on board.

Day 10 - Venice - UK

Disembark River Countess and 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.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on the River Countess
  • 2-night Milan hotel stay
  • 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
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions, and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • 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 28 Jun and 12 Jul 2019 departures, a Generations family programme is available. Therefore, there may be children on board.
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 29th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2949
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5149
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £4199 Blue Water Price from: £5099
  • April
    • Apr 5th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3549
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4849 Brochure Price from: £5749
      Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4099 Blue Water Price from: £4799 Blue Water Price from: £5699
    • Apr 12th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2119
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4349 Brochure Price from: £5249
      Blue Water Price from: £2119 Blue Water Price from: £2504 Blue Water Price from: £2994 Blue Water Price from: £5199
    • Apr 19th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2469
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4849 Brochure Price from: £5749
      Blue Water Price from: £2469 Blue Water Price from: £2854 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £5699
    • Apr 26th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £5499
  • May
    • May 3rd - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3069
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5149 Brochure Price from: £6049
      Blue Water Price from: £3069 Blue Water Price from: £3509 Blue Water Price from: £4069 Blue Water Price from: £5999
    • May 10th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £5499
    • May 17th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £5499
    • May 24th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2679
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5149 Brochure Price from: £6049
      Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3064 Blue Water Price from: £3554 Blue Water Price from: £5999
    • May 31st - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2679
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5149 Brochure Price from: £6049
      Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3064 Blue Water Price from: £3554 Blue Water Price from: £5999
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2679
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4449 Brochure Price from: £5149 Brochure Price from: £6049
      Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3064 Blue Water Price from: £3554 Blue Water Price from: £5999
    • Jun 14th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2469
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4849 Brochure Price from: £5749
      Blue Water Price from: £2469 Blue Water Price from: £2854 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £5699
    • Jun 21st - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3949
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5249 Brochure Price from: £6149
      Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4499 Blue Water Price from: £5199 Blue Water Price from: £6099
    • Jun 28th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3229
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5349 Brochure Price from: £6249
      Blue Water Price from: £3229 Blue Water Price from: £3669 Blue Water Price from: £4229 Blue Water Price from: £6199
  • July
    • Jul 12th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2589
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5449
      Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £3029 Blue Water Price from: £3589 Blue Water Price from: £5399
    • Jul 19th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2259
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5449
      Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £5399
    • Jul 26th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2259
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5449
      Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £5399
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2259
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5449
      Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £5399
    • Aug 9th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2259
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5449
      Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £5399
    • Aug 16th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2259
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5449
      Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £5399
    • Aug 23rd - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2259
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5449
      Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £5399
    • Aug 30th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2259
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4549 Brochure Price from: £5449
      Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2644 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £5399
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £5499
    • Sep 13th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2669
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £2669 Blue Water Price from: £3109 Blue Water Price from: £3669 Blue Water Price from: £5499
    • Sep 20th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2329
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2714 Blue Water Price from: £3204 Blue Water Price from: £5499
    • Sep 27th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2329
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2714 Blue Water Price from: £3204 Blue Water Price from: £5499
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2329
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2714 Blue Water Price from: £3204 Blue Water Price from: £5499
    • Oct 11th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2329
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2714 Blue Water Price from: £3204 Blue Water Price from: £5499
    • Oct 18th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £3349
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3949 Brochure Price from: £4649 Brochure Price from: £5549
      Blue Water Price from: £3349 Blue Water Price from: £3899 Blue Water Price from: £4599 Blue Water Price from: £5499
    • Oct 25th - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2469
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £4849 Brochure Price from: £5749
      Blue Water Price from: £2469 Blue Water Price from: £2854 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £5699
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Milan to Venice - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2049
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £4249 Brochure Price from: £5149
      Blue Water Price from: £2049 Blue Water Price from: £2434 Blue Water Price from: £2924 Blue Water Price from: £5099

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply in peak season.
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