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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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 £2249pp

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

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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 or La Venezia.

Day 2 - Venice

In 2019, enjoy a morning walking tour, then join a scenic lagoon cruise in the afternoon. Later, enjoy a welcome cocktail on deck with Saint Mark's Basilica and the Canal Grande as your backdrop. In 2020, there is a morning walking tour followed by a scenic cruise around the lagoon. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore independently. Later, enjoy a private after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica. Note: It is not always possible to arrange an after-hours visit to St. Mark’s Basilica. If religious functions or festivities are taking place in the evening, we will visit 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 bicycle tour along Chioggia's beaches. In 2020, there is also a Bragozzo ride which includes a typical Italian mussel lunch.

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 - Chioggia

In 2019, see the sights of Chioggia with a stop at the lively fish market and a bragozzo ride along the canals. Or perhaps opt for the bike tour along the harbour. This evening, enjoy an exclusive after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica. In 2020, visit Chioggia's market, a colourful and boisterous scene. Please note: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that the ship is only manned by crew during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, all guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions.

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.

Day 7 - Venice

In 2019, experience daily life in Venice on a walking tour through the Rialto Market. Guests can choose to join a morning walk from San Basilico to San Marco with a well-being coach. This evening, enjoy the Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. In 2020, enjoy a walking tour to the famous fish market next to the Rialto Bridge. Alternatively, join the AVG Arti Veneziane alla Giudecca glass factory visit with crafts demonstrations, or opt for the "Venetian Painters at the Accademia" tour with art historian guide. Captain's farewell Reception and Dinner this evening.

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
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 29th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £3099
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3149 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4349 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7749
      Blue Water Price from: £3099 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4299 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7699
  • April
    • Apr 5th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £3099
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3149 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4349 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7749
      Blue Water Price from: £3099 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4299 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7699
    • Apr 12th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2609
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4999 Brochure Price from: £6299 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £2959 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £5619 Blue Water Price from: £6669
    • Apr 19th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2749
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8599
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3099 Blue Water Price from: £3589 Blue Water Price from: £6449 Blue Water Price from: £8549
    • Apr 26th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £3099
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3149 Brochure Price from: £3649 Brochure Price from: £4349 Brochure Price from: £5649 Brochure Price from: £7749
      Blue Water Price from: £3099 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £4299 Blue Water Price from: £5599 Blue Water Price from: £7699
  • May
    • May 3rd - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • May 17th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £3499
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4749 Brochure Price from: £6049 Brochure Price from: £8149
      Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4699 Blue Water Price from: £5999 Blue Water Price from: £8099
    • May 24th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • May 31st - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2609
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4999 Brochure Price from: £6299 Brochure Price from: £8399
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £2959 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £6249 Blue Water Price from: £6669
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £3499
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3549 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4749 Brochure Price from: £6049 Brochure Price from: £8149
      Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £4699 Blue Water Price from: £5999 Blue Water Price from: £8099
    • Jun 14th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • Jun 21st - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • Jun 28th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7999
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3169 Blue Water Price from: £5259 Blue Water Price from: £6349
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7999
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3169 Blue Water Price from: £5849 Blue Water Price from: £6349
    • Jul 12th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7999
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3169 Blue Water Price from: £5259 Blue Water Price from: £6349
    • Jul 19th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2749
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £5299 Brochure Price from: £7399
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £5249 Blue Water Price from: £7349
    • Jul 26th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7999
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3169 Blue Water Price from: £4079 Blue Water Price from: £5549
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7999
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3169 Blue Water Price from: £4079 Blue Water Price from: £5549
    • Aug 9th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7999
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3169 Blue Water Price from: £4079 Blue Water Price from: £5549
    • Aug 16th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2329
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3399 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4599 Brochure Price from: £5899 Brochure Price from: £7999
      Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £3169 Blue Water Price from: £4079 Blue Water Price from: £5549
    • Aug 23rd - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2249
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £6899
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £6849
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • Sep 13th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • Sep 20th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • Sep 27th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • Oct 11th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2949
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £5499 Brochure Price from: £7599
      Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £5449 Blue Water Price from: £7549
    • Oct 18th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2549
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7199
      Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £5049 Blue Water Price from: £7149
    • Oct 25th - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2549
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7199
      Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £5049 Blue Water Price from: £7149
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Venice and back - Sailing on: La Venezia From: £2349
      Classic Deluxe French Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2399 Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999
      Blue Water Price from: £2349 Blue Water Price from: £2849 Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply in peak season.
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