Venetian Vacation & Grecian Getaway

from 

NZ$15,219

per person
 
Duration: 16 Nights
Destination: Milan, Italy
Region: Europe
Deal Code: PAV99R8

 

 

Description

Begin your journey in stunning Milan and disembark in romantic Venice. These two legendary cities will bookend unforgettable experiences throughout the Veneto region.

This ultimate Venetian vacation is perfected by one unique quality: your stay onboard our floating boutique hotel. Not only will you benefit from an enviable location in Venice, you’ll also find that your hotel transports you to hidden gem towns nearby. Explore the waterfront shops, colorful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Farther south, discover Chioggia—a charming southern port loved by fishermen. And savor the spectacular wine and cuisines of this region every step of the way.

The River Countess underwent a complete design renovation in 2020, debuting as the S.S. La Venezia to bring guests an enhanced luxury experience inspired by Northern Italy. The redesign of the S.S. La Venezia drew influence from the fine Fortuny fabrics displayed prominently onboard. Murano glass, gilded accents, and artistic etched elements pay homage to popular Venetian aesthetics of the early 20th century, creating an onboard atmosphere that is at once elegant and nostalgic.


Next, explore Greek treasures from Venice to Athens onboard Seabourn Encore!

Seabourn Encore is as strikingly beautiful and as excitingly innovative as any Seabourn has ever debuted. She crowns a fleet of luxury cruise ships that is already the newest, most modern and most acclaimed in the ultra-luxury segment. Modeled on the award-winning trio of ships introduced with Seabourn Odyssey, Seabourn Encore represents another welcome stage in the evolution of small ship cruising. Each day on board offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment and enriching activities.


Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $2500 flight credit per person
  • 9 night Milan, Venice & Veneto cruisetour onboard SS La Venezia, Milan to Venice
  • Includes 2 nights in Milan, 7-night cruise, all meals onboard, unlimited beverages, excursions, gold seal protection plus more
  • 7 night Adriatic & Greek Treasures cruise onboard Seabourn Encore, Venice to Athens
  • Includes world-class dining, premium spirits & wines, signature events, complimentary caviar plus more
  • Select transfers

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 04-20 April 2025

Solo traveller pricing available, speak with your travel consultant


Milan, Venice & Veneto Itinerary:

DAY 1   

MILAN

Arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Rosa Grand hotel.

DAY 2

MILAN

Milan is a mecca for Italian fashionistas, famous for its innovative design and stylish flair. Venture inside the city’s hulking Gothic cathedral, as well as its cathedral to capitalism, Europe’s oldest shopping arcade. Alternatively, you can join a Masterpiece Collection optional excursion to Lake Como and Bellagio. This experience is bookable upon arrival, so please inquire with your tour manager about pricing and availability after check-in on Day 1.

DAY 3

MILAN (VERONA/VALPOLICELLA), TRANSFER TO VENICE (EMBARK)

En route to Venice, you’ll stop in the literary hometown of Shakespeare’s famously star-crossed teen lovers to see the sights. Later, enjoy lunch at a historic wine estate owned by descendants of Dante and learn about one of the most unique Italian wines, Amarone di Valpolicella.

This evening you’ll arrive in Venice and embark. Unpack, relax and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian Lagoon. A compulsory safety drill and briefing, along with the welcome briefing, will be organized shortly before dinner, but this will be a quick and easy part of your journey.

DAY 4

VENICE

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.

DAY 5

VENICE, MAZZORBO (BURANO)

Start your morning in one of two of the Veneto region’s UNESCO World Heritage cities, Vicenza or Padua. In the afternoon, you'll reboard the ship for scenic sailing across the lagoon as we head towards Mazzorbo and Burano.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 6

MAZZORBO, BURANO, CHIOGGIA

Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and its captivating islands. Start with a visit to Torcello's famous basilica with an art historian, then stroll through the agricultural island of Mazzorbo and the rainbow-hued island of Burano during your free time after lunch. Alternatively, you can take the afternoon to see the renowned glassblowing artisans of Murano at work.

DAY 7

CHIOGGIA

Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of charming and coastal Chioggia, including a stop at the local and lively market.

DAY 8

CHIOGGIA, VENICE

This morning, join a sailing excursion where you’ll explore the Po Delta where the Po River and the Adriatic Sea meet. Later, during lunch, we sail back to Venice.

DAY 9

VENICE

As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals and the Canal Grande, you’ll arrive in style at the Rialto Bridge. The iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest point of the Canal Grande and holds numerous shops and restaurants.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

DAY 10

VENICE (DISEMBARK)

Disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for your flight home.


Adriatic & Greek Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

13 Apr 25

Venice, Italy

-

5.00 pm

14 Apr 25

Vodice (Sibenik), Croatia

10.00 am

6.00 pm

15 Apr 25

Kotor, Montenegro

8.00 am

3.00 pm

15 Apr 25

Scenic Cruising Bay of Kotor

-

-

16 Apr 25

Kerkira, Nisos Kerkira (Corfu), Greece

8.00 am

6.00 pm

17 Apr 25

Sami, Cephalonia, Greece

8.00 am

5.00 pm

18 Apr 25

At Sea

-

-

19 Apr 25

Nafplion, Greece

8.00 am

5.00 pm

20 Apr 25

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

7.00 am

-


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Terms & Conditions

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest outside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 10 June 2024 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.