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Venice & the Gems of Northern Italy

Venice to Venice | 8 Days
Date Range: Aug 2014 - Nov 2014Ship: River Countess

Celebrate the “Queen of the Adriatic” and uncover the hidden treasures of Northern Italy. Venice. The word alone conjures up images of romantic gondolas, picturesque bridges over canals, and gentle waves lapping against seawalls. This odyssey of Northern Italy’s best begins and ends in this iconic city. This romantic journey also takes you to Bologna, Padua, Ravenna, Ferrara, and Verona, among other remarkable destinations… the ultimate journey for lovers of romance, splendid architecture, and Northern Italian cuisine!

Renaissance palazzi float mirage-like above the lagoon as singing gondoliers pole past. Such sights and sounds could occur in only one place in the world: Venice. But Venice is not the only storied city in Northern Italy; Padua, Bologna, Ferrara, and Verona may lie slightly off the beaten path, but they amply reward the curious traveler.

Uniworld takes you on a romantic journey to uncover the very best of this region in unparalleled comfort and convenience. Ensconced in the luxury of your floating boutique hotel, you need only relax and let the finest sights in Northern Italy come to you. Spend five nights in Venice, soaking up the enchantment of the city, including an exclusive evening opening and lighting ceremony event at St. Mark’s Basilica. Explore Padua, one of the oldest cities in Italy; Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital; Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliette; and Ferrara, one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Each of these enchanting cities offers authentic insights into Northern Italian culture.

All ground transportation in our spacious, extra-comfortable luxury motorcoaches features enhanced seating with more legroom, and no more than 40 guests per coach. These smaller group sizes give you the ease and the space to relax and enjoy a more comfortable journey every step of the way.

Who will enjoy this cruise Romantics, connoisseurs of food and wine, and lovers of art and architecture. Experienced travelers will appreciate the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of Northern Italy.

Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Pasta-making workshop in Bologna
Italian dessert-making demonstration and tasting
Special food-and-wine-pairing dinner

TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.

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Information is subject to change.