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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 £2199pp

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

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Save up to 10% on 2019 departures! Subject to availability. Prices shown include discounts

Exclusive £50pp discount on 2018 departures!

Low single supplement! Applies to 22, 29 Jul; 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug; 2, 23, 30 Sep; 21, 28 Oct and 4 Nov 2018 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

In 2018, 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. 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.

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

In 2018, explore Chioggia's bustling fish market with a guide, or learn the art of mussel harvesting from local fisherman. 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.

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 (visited on 2018 departures only) 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. In 2018, there is also the option to head to the Accademia Gallery with an art-historian guide, while in 2019 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.

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

  • August
    • Aug 19th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2199
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3899
      Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3499
    • Aug 26th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2199
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4099
      Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3499
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2199
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4099
      Blue Water Price from: £2199 Blue Water Price from: £2399 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3499
    • Sep 9th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2749
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4099
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4049
    • Sep 16th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2749
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4099
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4049
    • Sep 23rd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2749
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4099
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4049
    • Sep 30th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2749
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4099
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4049
  • October
    • Oct 7th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2749
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4099
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4049
    • Oct 14th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2749
      Cat 5 Window Cabin Cat 4 Window Cabin Cat 3 Deluxe Cabin Cat 2 Deluxe Cabin Cat 1 French Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3499 Brochure Price from: £4099
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £4049
    • Oct 21st - 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
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799
      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
    • Oct 28th - 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
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799
      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
  • November
    • Nov 4th - 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
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2699 Brochure Price from: £2999 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3799
      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

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 31st - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2249
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £3049 Brochure Price from: £3749 Brochure Price from: £4649
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2744 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4416
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2339
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £3149 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4749
      Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2834 Blue Water Price from: £3656 Blue Water Price from: £4511
    • Apr 14th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2339
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £3149 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4749
      Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2834 Blue Water Price from: £3656 Blue Water Price from: £4511
    • Apr 21st - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
  • May
    • May 5th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • May 12th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • May 26th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Jun 9th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Jun 16th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Jun 23rd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Jun 30th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
  • July
    • Jul 14th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
    • Jul 21st - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
    • Jul 28th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
    • Aug 11th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
    • Aug 18th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
    • Aug 25th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2519
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3349 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £4949
      Blue Water Price from: £2519 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3846 Blue Water Price from: £4701
    • Sep 8th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Sep 15th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Sep 22nd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Sep 29th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Oct 13th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2609
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2899 Brochure Price from: £3449 Brochure Price from: £4149 Brochure Price from: £5049
      Blue Water Price from: £2609 Blue Water Price from: £3104 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £4796
    • Oct 20th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2339
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £3149 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4749
      Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2834 Blue Water Price from: £3656 Blue Water Price from: £4511
    • Oct 27th - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2339
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £3149 Brochure Price from: £3849 Brochure Price from: £4749
      Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2834 Blue Water Price from: £3656 Blue Water Price from: £4511
  • November
    • Nov 3rd - Venice and back - Sailing on: River Countess From: £2249
      Classic Window Cabin Deluxe Window Cabin French Balcony Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £3049 Brochure Price from: £3749 Brochure Price from: £4649
      Blue Water Price from: £2249 Blue Water Price from: £2744 Blue Water Price from: £3561 Blue Water Price from: £4416

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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