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Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

With Uniworld

aboard the SS La Venezia

October 24 – 31, 2021

Starting at $2729 per person, double occupancy

 

 

 

 

Uncover the enchanted beauty and breathtaking history of Venice and Northern Italy.

Travel to romantic Venice and treat yourself to a private evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Depart the enchanting “City of Water” to 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, artists and anyone looking for unique gifts or souvenirs. Enjoy additional shopping time in “bountiful” Bologna and medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus. Each of these enchanting locales is yours to uncover on “Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy.”

Note: To maximize your Venetian experience, plan to walk by foot whenever possible and avoid taking water-based transportation, which is slower, less-efficient and often costly.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour

This itinerary is ideal for experienced travelers who enjoy walking to the many sights in Northern Italy. Many of these experiences are best discovered on foot. Romantics, connoisseurs of food & wine, and lovers of art & architecture will love this adventure.

Generations Family Program 

Share the enchantment of this region with the younger people traveling with you. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they are also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and curiosity.

Day 1 — Venice (Embark)

Arrive at Venice Marco Polo International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Unpack, relax and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian Lagoon.
Note: For Arrival, Departure and Transfer details, please visit Uniworld.com/transfers. For Port Location details, please visit Uniworld.com/ports.

Day 2 — 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.

Featured Excursion(s): Choice of a morning walk in Venice with Doge’s Palace visit or private after-hours visit to Saint Mark’s Basilica

Generations Excursion: Parading through Doge’s Palace

Day 3 — Venice, Chioggia

Choose between a full-day in medieval Padua, home to Italy’s second oldest university, or a Venice walking tour and a choice of several exciting ways to see Chioggia: riding on a traditional bragozzo or biking through this authentic fishing town.

Choice of Venice morning walk with gondola shipyard visit or Padua walking tour and “Drink like an Italian” or “Let’s Go” biking Chioggia with Ca’ Zen visit and tasting or Bragozzo ride with tastings at Ca’ Zen.

Generations Excursion: Bike the beaches

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

IMPORTANT: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that only crew may be on the ship during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions.

Day 4 — Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

Explore Italy’s culinary capital Bologna on a full-day tour packed with an exclusive pasta-making workshop and lunch or explore Ferrara on a half-day tour.

Choice of Private pasta-making and Italian lunch in Bologna or Ferrara: Renaissance, elegance and Italian lifestyle town walk

Generations Excursion: Bolognese pasta workshop

Day 5 — Porto Viro, Chioggia, Burano

Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of charming and coastal Chioggia, including a stop at the local and lively market. Your ship will move to dock overnight in Burano, where you’ll enjoy a lovely evening stroll through this multicolored island.

Featured Excursion(s): Chioggia market visit or Evening stroll in Burano

Generations Excursions: Keys to Chioggia

IMPORTANT: We are obliged to comply with Italian Maritime Authorities who require that only crew may be on the ship during the Adriatic Sea passage. Therefore, our guests must disembark the ship and partake in the featured excursions.

Day 6 — Burano (Torcello, Mazzorbo, and Burano), Venice

Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and three of its captivating islands. Explore a basilica with an art historian in Torcello before heading to the peaceful, agricultural island of Mazzorbo. End the tour with a stroll through Burano’s rainbow of colorful homes and visit a lace-making atelier.

Featured Excursion: Full-day Magic Island Day–hidden treasures of the lagoon

Generations Excursions: Magic Islands

Day 7 — Venice

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

Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour or Rialto walking tour with Casanova.

Generations Excursions: “Do as the Locals Do” Venice for kids

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

Day 8 — 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.

 

PRICE  This discount price is based on DOUBLE occupancy & includes $230 pp Port Charges

$2729 per person double occupancy – Deluxe          Retail – $3929

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 7 night cruise on the RIVERSHIP S.S. LA VENIZIA
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities onboard
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water.  Some premium liquors are additional
  • All meals onboard, impeccably prepared by Uniworld chefs, using the finest and freshest ingredients from local markets
  • Shore excursions hosted by English-speaking local experts, with “Choice Is Yours”, “Gentle Walking”, and “Go Active” options
  • Complimentary portable audio headset system used on all shore excursions
  • A variety of complimentary culinary experiences and onboard dining options
  • All entertainment and Signature Lectures onboard
  • Complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
  • Complimentary in-stateroom Infotainment Center
  • Complimentary well-equipped fitness center and exercise classes
  • Complimentary use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore enjoyment
  • The finest river view staterooms afloat—many with French balconies—offering deluxe signature touches including handcrafted beds from Savoir® of England and a wide variety of pillow options for the most soothing night’s sleep
  • Award-winning service from professionally trained, English-speaking staff on ships with an average capacity of just 130 guests and the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry.

 PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

AIRFARE and items of a personal nature and alcoholic beverages other than specified.

We will obtain airfare pricing as soon as it becomes available which is approximately 330 days in advance of return  date.

 

SS La Venezia

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.

Staterooms

 

DELUXE

  • Luxurious riverview stateroom (151 sq ft – 14 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, closet, hair dryer, safe, individual climate-control thermostat, telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom with Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, cozy bathrobes and slippers

A valid passport is required for this trip. As of this writing a COVID test is required prior to departure and there is a possibility clients will need to be fully vaccinated.

Your passport cannot expire for at least 6 months after your return.  If you are not an American Citizen, you are responsible for having proper documentation to enter any of the ports of call.  Failure to do so may result in being denied boarding.


PAYMENTS:   A 10% deposit of total price is due with booking.  Final payment is due July 20, 2021. You may use a credit card for deposit (without fee). We accept AX, Visa, & MC and we are now accepting Zelle and Venmo. (Please call for more information) Final payment may be made by check or by credit card (with 5% fee).

CANCELLATIONS:   If cancelled before July 20, 2021, a $700 per person fee is assessed. If cancelled on or after July 20, 2021, package is non refundable.  Name changes are allowed up to 100 days prior to departure at $200 per name change. Within 100 days, no changes are allowed for any reason.

FULL LEGAL NAMES: must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport.

IMPORTANT  INFORMATION:  YOUR REQUIRED PASSPORT MUST BE VALID 6 MONTHS AFTER THE RETURN OF YOUR CRUISE.  “PASSPORT CARDS” ARE NOT VALID FOR OVERSEAS TRAVEL.  If you reside outside of the US or Canada, please check with your consulate to see if you need a visa.  If you do not have proper paperwork, you could be denied boarding.

Insurance: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.  Insurance information will be provided to you.  If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately.  Please read the information brochure carefully before sending payment to the insurance carrier. If you have a pre-existing condition, insurance must be purchased before final payment is made.  If you wish to purchase “cancel anytime” insurance, it must be done when deposit is received.  Insurance does not cover a pandemic.

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.
Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline.  Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement.  Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

RESPONSIBILITY:  SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such service and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, war, insurrection, vendor bankruptcy, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, strikes, pandemic or any act of god occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, or for any reason whatsoever SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not responsible for ski conditions.  The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are responsible for providing the travel services purchased.   SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also, SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.  If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.

 

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