Gems of Northern Italy

1 July - 8 July 2018


7 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)


10 Ports

1 July

Setting sail from Milan

Fashion capital of the world, economic powerhouse and the historic seat of the Kingdom of Lombardy, Milan is a dynamic and culturally rich city that belies its reputation as a sterile and snobbish financial centre. At its heart you will find iconic buildings such as La Scala opera house and the striking Duomo cathedral, and the Quadrilatero della Moda is the place to find the latest styles from Milan's top designers. Buzzing cafés and restaurants spill into the streets of the design district, Brera, which is also home to one of the world's premier collections of Italian art, the Pinacoteca di Brera.

1 July

Italy: Verona

1-2 July

Italy: Venice

3 July

Italy: Chioggia

4-7 July

Italy: Polesella, Taglio di Po, Venetian Lagoon, Burano, Torcello

7-8 July

Arriving in Venice

Venice is a city like no other, a marble maze of turquoise canals criss-crossed by beautiful bridges, overflowing with palaces, churches and charming little piazzas. No matter how many times you've seen it in photographs, that first glimpse of the Grand Canal will simply take your breath away; it hardly seems credible that such a eye-popping scene could exist outside of a Canaletto painting. Of course Venice is a city that draws big crowds, especially in summer, but don't let this put you off; even the busiest areas are never more than a few steps from a quiet courtyard or a secluded square.

Don't miss

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection houses an eclectic assortment of works from the likes of Picasso, Magritte and Jackson Pollock. There is also a lovely garden facing on to the Grand Canal, with a rather rude sculpture of a rider on horseback.

The Ship

Your home from home

River Countess Lobby

River Countess has been uniquely designed and decorated with an exceptional attention to detail.

What we love

Uniworld's ships really do stand out from the crowd, unmatched in their opulent style and individual features. Every detail of the ship has been carefully considered to create an environment which enhances your itinerary by providing supreme levels of comfort and reflecting the region in which you travel.

Capacity 132 Guests
Crew 41 European Staff
Style Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.
  • All meals in all venues
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Tea, specialist coffees and soft drinks
  • Wi-Fi onboard
  • Bicycles and fitness centre
  • All gratuities
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Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Hotel Metropole, Venice

Our favourite hotel in Venice

The Metropole is an old favourite for its quieter location and lovely lagoon views.

See more of the Veneto

If you’ve time, take the train to Padova and visit the Scrovegni Chapel.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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