Venice & The Jewels of Veneto - Uniworld River Cruise

A unique river cruise experience in Venice

Discover the beauty of Venice and its famous lagoon on a boutique luxury river cruise. This unique experience allows you to learn about the rich history of the Veneto region as well as visit the surrounding islands. The eight day tour features several once in a lifetime excursions including after hours visits to the famous St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace with your own professional guide. These attractions are hugely popular, but Uniworld guests can skip the long queues and enjoy a private tour. Sail through Venice and explore the lagoon from a whole new angle, exploring Venice’s famed islands. Ocean cruise lines are banned from this area and Uniworld is the only luxury cruise permitted to sail in the lagoon, so it really is a unique experience not to be missed. It is also a great opportunity to add to your Italy trip so you can see even more of Italy, just give our Personal Travel Planners a call to discuss your options. 

On board the river cruise you’ll find wonderful dining experiences at the four restaurants as well as locally inspired entertainment. Guests are also treated to welcome and farewell gala dinners, a real opportunity to enjoy the very best Italian cuisine. There’s also all inclusive amenities including unlimited fine wines, cocktails, spirits and beers to enjoy. 

The itinerary includes highlights like early morning access to Doge’s Palace, walks in the picturesque towns of Mazzorbo and Chioggia, and excursions to various historic sites and attractions. 

The exclusive amenities and carefully curated experiences make the Venice & The Jewels of Veneto tour an ideal option for travellers seeking a luxurious and memorable exploration of Venice and the surrounding Veneto region.

Key Information

  • Maximum 126 guests, 42 staff
  • Departures on Sunday
  • 7 nights so is ideal for adding to an Italian adventure
  • Fully inclusive - drinks, meals and experiences
  • Gratuities included

Departure dates:

All cruises depart on a Sunday for 7 nights.

31st March 2024
14th April 2024
19th May 2024
16th June 2024
18th August 2024
29th September 2024
27th October 2024

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Your plans, our expertise

Start planning your Citalia holiday by getting in touch with one of our Personal Travel Planners.

Lines open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:30 (Wednesdays from 9:30), Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00.

Cabins on the River Cruise


Classic Cabins enjoy a lovely river view with handcrafted comfortable beds and marble bathroom.
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With luxurious decor and handcrafted beds, the Deluxe Rooms come with a spacious marble bathroom.
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French Balcony

French Balcony rooms come with gorgeous river views from your private French balcony.
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Suites come with additional amenities and services including in-suite butler service as well as in-room breakfast. Enjoy a comfortable handcrafted bed and a beautiful marble bathroom.
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Grand Suite

Step into luxury in the Grand Suite with a spacious living room and French balcony with river views. Relax in your comfortable handcrafted bed and take advantage of additional amenities.
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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Venice
Board the Super Ship La Venezia to begin your river cruise.
Day 2 : Venice
Enjoy an early morning private tour of the Doge’s Palace and then in the evening, a private experience exclusive to Uniworlds at St. Mark’s Basilica awaits. 
Day 3 : Venice, Mazzorbo (Burano)
Begin your day with a walking tour in either Vicenza or Padua, UNESCO World Heritage cities. By afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a scenic walk in Venice before heading back to the boat to sail towards the colourful island of Burano for an evening stroll.
Day 4 : Mazzorbo, Burano, Chioggia
Spend day four exploring Venice’s northern lagoon. Start off with a visit to Torcello’s basilica then enjoy the agricultural island of Mazzorbo and the vibrant Burano. Or you can enjoy an afternoon on Murano to see the famous glass blowing art. 
Points of interest:
Day 5 : Chioggia
Enjoy the beauty of coastal Chioggia including a stop at the bustling market or you could enjoy a villa and wine tour.
Day 6 : Chioggia, Venice
Explore the Po Delta on a sailing excursion before heading back to Venice to explore the Jewish Ghetto.
Day 7 : Venice
Arrive in style at Rialto Bridge in your water taxi. Here you can enjoy a Venice walking tour or visit a Venetian mask maker or gondola artist. Take in all the sights before wining and dining at the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.
Day 8 : Venice
Disembark from the river cruise and begin your journey home.

8 days from £2199 per person


Based on 2 adults sharing. Travelling October 2024.

Quote reference number: 53233395

Practical Information

Flight Information

Direct flights to Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle and Southend and take approximately 2 hours. Transfers from the airport are by water taxi or water bus and take approximately 40 minutes to reach the centre of Venice.

Direct flights to Venice Treviso airport (TSF) depart from London Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Bristol and East Midlands and take approximately 2 hours.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Throughout 2024, the local government will be trialling the Venice Access Fee. Those staying in a hotel are not required to pay this, however, must apply online for an exemption. The Access Fee is set at €5 per day per person and must be paid by each person who accesses the Ancient City. For further information, visit the official site here:


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.
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