Stay in a stateroom with a river view and enjoy exclusive access to the best landmarks in Venice and the wider lagoon

With its labyrinth of canals and elegant waterways, a luxury river cruise is the ideal way to explore the Venetian Lagoon, from the waterfront shops and colourful facades of the city to the islands of Mazzorbo, Burano and Torcello.

On this week-long cruise you'll see the lagoon's highlights and hidden gems, with exclusive access to top attractions. Step inside the incredible St Mark's Basilica for a lighting ceremony, venture inside the church on Torcello before it opens to the public, and enjoy VIP access to Doge's palace during an early morning visit.

Your home for the week is SS La Venezia, a luxurious ship decked out in fine Fortuny fabrics, Murano glass, and gilded accents, where you'll have all your meals included, including two gala dinners.

With large ocean lines now banned, Uniworld's small ship size gives guests an added level of exclusivity being the only luxury cruise line to not only enter, but also sail through the heart of Venice. As well as Venice, you'll get to know the islands of Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello, and Murano, painting a complete picture of life in the Venetian Lagoon.

Departs every Sunday until 27 October 2024, 2025 dates also available, offer available on selected dates, please call for details
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  • Seven-night cruise in a river view stateroom on the impressive SS La Venezia
  • Lavishly appointed river view staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Captain's welcome and farewell receptions and gala dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water.
  • Six days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Visit Doge's Palace, private after hours visit of Saint Marks Basilica
  • Explore Mazzorbo and Burano
  • Early access to Santa Maria Assunta, see the stunning 11th-century mosaic of the Last Judgement without the crowds, with expert commentary from art historian guide.
  • Watch a Murano glass blowing demonstration
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Return flights from the UK
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of Nordic walking sticks
  • Enjoy savings of up to £1,000pp
  • £150 per booking on board credit, exclusively for our readers


Sat, Sat, Jul 20, 2024
Fri, Fri, Oct 31, 2025
8 days
Price per person

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a classic cabin, subject to availability and based on 22 September 2024 departure date. Price includes up to £1000pp saving, saving is capacity controlled. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. No single supplement. Deposit 15%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld River Cruises Limited.

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  1. Day
    Arrive in Venice
    Venice, Italy

    Today you'll arrive at Venice Marco Polo airport, where you'll meet your transfer and later board SS La Venezia, your home for the week. You'll have some spare time to unpack and settle into your Riverview Stateroom before dinner.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Basilica
    Venice, Italy

    After an early breakfast on board, you'll pay an early morning visit to Doge's Palace to explore this usually busy site in peace. You'll enter through a side door, which is usually reserved for dignitaries and VIPs.

    Later, take a stroll through a traditional Venetian neighbourhood to see how local life unfolds in this fascinating city. Tonight, you'll attend a private after-hours lighting ceremony inside St Mark's Basilica without the crowds.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Vicenza or Padua
    Venice, Italy

    After breakfast on your ship, you'll have a choice to visit either Vicenza or Padua - both UNESCO World Heritage Cities.

    In the afternoon, following your city tour, you'll reboard the ship for a scenic journey across the lagoon towards Burano and Mazzorbo.

    This evening, your captain will host a special welcome reception and dinner on SS La Venezia.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    Torcello, Mazzorbo, Burano
    Burano, Italy

    This morning you'll visit Torcello's basilica, the oldest church in the Venetian lagoon. You'll be joined by an art historian who'll share an expert commentary as you explore. The doors open early for you, so you can see the stunning 11th-century mosaic of the Last Judgement without the crowds-and with expert commentary from your art historian guide. There's time for coffee in a traditional osteria before returning to the ship.

    In the afternoon you can decide whether to explore Burano or Mazzorbo or watch a glass-blowing demonstration on Murano.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    Chioggia, Italy

    Today, you'll admire the greatest sites of charming and coastal Chioggia, a seaside town south of Venice. Older than Venice, this enchanting town boasts picturesque canals, brightly-coloured buildings, and traditional markets. It's often nicknamed 'Little Venice' and has some similarities with its larger neighbour while being a lot less crowded.

    Wander along the stylish seafront promenade and perhaps sample some of the mouthwatering seafood the town is known for.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    Po Delta
    Chioggia, Italy

    This morning, you'll explore the Po Delta at the point where the Adriatic Sea meets the Po River on a sailing excursion. This area is lush with forests and green pinewoods, and has abundant flora and fauna including over 300 species of birds.

    Later on you'll sail back to Venice over lunch.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    Venice, Italy

    Today you'll board a water taxi to glide through the Venice canals, arriving in style at the Rialto Bridge. From here you can visit Rialto market, take a walking tour or visit a mask atelier to see how the intricate masks worn at the Carnival of Venice are made.

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

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    Venice, Italy

    After a final breakfast on board, you'll disembark S.S. La Venezia and a transfer will take you to the airport for your flight back to London.

    Meals - Breakfast


SS La Venezia

Cruise ship

Glamorous Uniworld ship sailing the Po and Venice Lagoon

Paying homage to classic Venetian style, the S.S La Venezia is no ordinary cruise ship. This elegant vessel was renovated in 2020, bringing a new level of luxury and decadence to river sailing. With nods to its locale, the ship features Murano glass and splendid gilding that add to a sparkling onboard atmosphere. All the staterooms are river-facing with marble bathrooms and luxury amenities.

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This tour is operated solely by Uniworld
Uniworld is one of the world's outstanding luxury river cruise lines. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality, and numerous other all-inclusive benefits.

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