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Cruise & Rail: Grand Alpine & The Jewels of Veneto

From the magnificent scenery and crisp air of the Alps, travel by luxury express train to Zürich past picturesque Italian lakes and on into Slovenia before finally heading south to Venice, the jewel of the Venetian Lagoon.

Combine the joy of classic scenic rail travel with a whole week on board a Uniworld River Cruise ship. Enjoy a compelling blend of Alpine scenery, the beauty of the Italian Lakes, and timeless Venetian vistas with non-stop history, culture, and heritage.

Relax in comfort on board the S.S. La Venezia, a fully refurbished floating boutique hotel that takes your Danube River Cruise to a new level. Inspired by Renaissance Italian design, this individually-appointed vessel offers a quintessentially Venetian experience.

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  • Cruise Line: Uniworld
  • Ship: S.S. La Venezia
  • Duration: 15 Nights
  • Departure: May 2024
£15,398pp
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Cruise & Rail: Grand Alpine & The Jewels of Veneto Cruise Itinerary

Explore five European countries by train and cruise ship on this epic 15-night adventure, which combines the best Alpine scenery with time on the picturesque Italian Lakes and a whole week on the dreamy Venetian Lagoon. Savour picture-postcard views, famous historical sites, and cultural treasures alongside regional and local culinary delights. Cruise the Lagoon in style on board the S.S. Venezia, a reimagined vessel designed specifically for Venice with elegantly appointed interiors, a testament to Italian style and Renaissance design.

Day 1

Budapest

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport and meet your Uniworld representative before transferring to the Four Seasons Gresham Palace Hotel or an equivalent five-star resort.

Day 2

Budapest (Embark), Vienna

Leave Budapest on the Golden Eagle Danube Express destined for Vienna with lunch on the train. Arrive in Vienna and explore the Naschmarkt or visit the famous Schönbrunn Palace. Later, enjoy a private concert by the Vienna Supreme Orchestra.

Day 3

Lake Achen, Innsbruck

Travel from Vienna into the Alps on one of Europe’s most scenic routes through the Semmering Pass, the village of Kitzbuhel, before arriving at picturesque Lake Achen, where guests enjoy a cruise. Later, head to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol.

Day 4

Vorarlberg, Zurich

Witness the beautiful vistas of the Vorarlberg from the comfort of your seat as you head through St. Anton, Lichtenstein, and into Switzerland. Pass stunning Lake Zürich before arriving in the city. Explore the Old Town’s waterfront promenades and enjoy a Swiss fondue tasting.

Day 5

Lake Como, Milan

From Zürich, take the scenic climb alongside the Lakes Zug and Lucerne to the St. Gotthard Pass before descending through Lugano to Lake Como in Italy. Lunch by the lake and then enjoy a cruise on the water plus a trip to Bellagio. Arrive in Milan.

Day 6

Verona, Trieste

Pass beautiful Lake Garda and arrive in Verona, where guests enjoy an informative walking tour of all the key sights. Take a train ride to Trieste with lunch on board. Stop at Miramare Castle and the famous Church of San Giusto with its precious mosaics.

Day 7

Lake Bled, Ljubljana

Witness spectacular scenery as the train leaves Trieste, climbing over the hills into Slovenia before descending through the Julian Alps to Lake Bled. Later, travel to Ljubljana with a guided tour, including Preseren Square, the Three Bridges, and Dragon Bridge.

Day 8

Postojna, Venice (Disembark)

Today, enjoy a private visit to the Postojna Caves before returning to your train and heading south towards Venice. Check into the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal or a similar five-star hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring Venice at your leisure.

Day 9

Venice (Embark)

Check out of the hotel and embark on the S.S. La Venezia for a 7-night luxury stay on the Venetian Lagoon.

Day 10

Venice

Enjoy an extensive walking tour of this island city starting at the Doge’s Palace, filled with magnificent artistic gems. Stroll the historic Castello district, a living neighbourhood. In the evening, experience a private after-hours tour of St. Mark’s Basilica.

Day 11

Venice, Mazzorbo (Burano)

Choose a trip to one of two UNESCO World Heritage cities, vibrant Vicenza or medieval Padua. Later, reboard the ship and sail across the lagoon to Mazzorbo and colourful Burano, famous for its lace-making. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

Day 12

Mazzorbo, Burano, Chioggia

Today, explore the northern lagoon of Venice and two captivating islands. First, with an expert guide, visit Torcello, older than Venice and with a famous basilica. Later, discover rural Mazzorbo and the renowned glassblowing artisans of Murano.

Day 13

Chioggia

Discover Chioggia, a classic Lagoon fishing village with a lively market known as the Pantry of Venice. There is the option of a light cycle ride along the beaches of Chioggia or a visit to Dominio di Bagnoli, a wine estate, for a tour and private tasting.

Day 14

Chioggia, Venice

Join a sailing excursion and explore the Po Delta, where the Po River and the Adriatic Sea meet. There is also a trip to discover one of Europe’s finest castles, Castello del Catajo, with stunning frescoes and beautiful gardens.

Day 15

Venice

Enjoy a walking tour in the footsteps of local people with a visit to the Rialto Bridge spanning the Grand Canal and the famous fish and produce markets. Stroll to the Dorsoduro, a peaceful district, and a chance to see a master gondola artisan at work.

Day 16

Venice

Disembark your ship and transfer to the Venice Marco Polo International Airport for return flights back to the UK.

Day 1

Venice

Arrive at Venice Marco Polo International Airport and meet your Uniworld representative before transferring to the Four Seasons Gresham Palace Hotel or an equivalent five-star resort.

Day 2

Venice

Enjoy a walking tour in the footsteps of local people with a visit to the Rialto Bridge spanning the Grand Canal and the famous fish and produce markets. Stroll to the Dorsoduro, a peaceful district, and a chance to see a master gondola artisan at work.

Day 3

Chioggia, Venice

Join a sailing excursion and explore the Po Delta, where the Po River and the Adriatic Sea meet. There is also a trip to discover one of Europe’s finest castles, Castello del Catajo, with stunning frescoes and beautiful gardens.

Day 4

Chioggia

Discover Chioggia, a classic Lagoon fishing village with a lively market known as the Pantry of Venice. There is the option of a light cycle ride along the beaches of Chioggia or a visit to Dominio di Bagnoli, a wine estate, for a tour and private tasting.

Day 5

Mazzorbo, Burano, Chioggia

Today, explore the northern lagoon of Venice and two captivating islands. First, with an expert guide, visit Torcello, older than Venice and with a famous basilica. Later, discover rural Mazzorbo and the renowned glassblowing artisans of Murano.

Day 6

Venice, Mazzorbo (Burano)

Choose a trip to one of two UNESCO World Heritage cities, vibrant Vicenza or medieval Padua. Later, reboard the ship and sail across the lagoon to Mazzorbo and colourful Burano, famous for its lace-making. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

Day 7

Venice

Enjoy an extensive walking tour of this island city starting at the Doge’s Palace, filled with magnificent artistic gems. Stroll the historic Castello district, a living neighbourhood. In the evening, experience a private after-hours tour of St. Mark’s Basilica.

Day 8

Venice (Embark)

Check out of the hotel and embark on the S.S. La Venezia for a 7-night luxury stay on the Venetian Lagoon.

Day 9

Postojna, Venice (Disembark)

Today, enjoy a private visit to the Postojna Caves before returning to your train and heading south towards Venice. Check into the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal or a similar five-star hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring Venice at your leisure.

Day 10

Lake Bled, Ljubljana

Witness spectacular scenery as the train leaves Trieste, climbing over the hills into Slovenia before descending through the Julian Alps to Lake Bled. Later, travel to Ljubljana with a guided tour, including Preseren Square, the Three Bridges, and Dragon Bridge.

Day 11

Verona, Trieste

Pass beautiful Lake Garda and arrive in Verona, where guests enjoy an informative walking tour of all the key sights. Take a train ride to Trieste with lunch on board. Stop at Miramare Castle and the famous Church of San Giusto with its precious mosaics.

Day 12

Lake Como, Milan

From Zürich, take the scenic climb alongside the Lakes Zug and Lucerne to the St. Gotthard Pass before descending through Lugano to Lake Como in Italy. Lunch by the lake and then enjoy a cruise on the water plus a trip to Bellagio. Arrive in Milan.

Day 13

Vorarlberg, Zurich

Witness the beautiful vistas of the Vorarlberg from the comfort of your seat as you head through St. Anton, Lichtenstein, and into Switzerland. Pass stunning Lake Zürich before arriving in the city. Explore the Old Town’s waterfront promenades and enjoy a Swiss fondue tasting.

Day 14

Lake Achen, Innsbruck

Travel from Vienna into the Alps on one of Europe’s most scenic routes through the Semmering Pass, the village of Kitzbuhel, before arriving at picturesque Lake Achen, where guests enjoy a cruise. Later, head to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol.

Day 15

Budapest, Vienna

Leave Budapest on the Golden Eagle Danube Express destined for Vienna with lunch on the train. Arrive in Vienna and explore the Naschmarkt or visit the famous Schönbrunn Palace. Later, enjoy a private concert by the Vienna Supreme Orchestra.

Day 6

Budapest

Disembark your ship and transfer to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for return flights back to the UK.

Cruise & Rail: Grand Alpine & The Jewels of Veneto Cruise Ships

S.S. La Venezia

After a complete design renovation in 2020, this vessel is designed to deliver an enhanced luxury experience inspired by Northern Italy. The design aboard this floating hotel pays homage to popular Venetian aesthetics of the early 20th century – murano glass, gilded accents.

Redesigned in 2020
French Balconies
Serenity River Spa

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Explore by Rail and Ship from The Alps to Zurich, Milan, and Venice with Crui.se

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May 2024

Cruise & Rail: Grand Alpine & The Jewels of Veneto

  • Budapest
  • Lake Achen
  • Vorarlberg
  • Lake Como
  • Verona
  • Lake Bled
  • Postojna
  • Venice
  • Venice / Mazzorbo (Burano)
  • Mazzorbo / Burano / Chioggia
  • Chioggia
  • Chioggia / Venice
£15,398pp Est. Price per person
  • S.S. La Venezia  

Cruise & Rail: Grand Alpine & The Jewels of Veneto Cruise Review

“We were treated wonderfully. Every day, we lived a fantastic experience”.

Neiva Melamed, Bristol

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Cruise & Rail: Grand Alpine & The Jewels of Veneto FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

Are three people per room allowed?

The S.S. La Venezia has some triple accommodation suites (excluding the Royal Suite). The ships that allow triple bookings do change, so we advise you to check with your Uniworld travel adviser for the most up-to-date information.

Is there a laundry service available?

The S.S. La Venezia has a guest laundry on the Torcello Deck, which has self-service facilities and an ironing board. The Grand Suites and all the Suites on the Murano Deck have a free in-suite laundry service.

Is smoking allowed on board the ship?

Smoking is allowed on the ship’s Sun Deck but prohibited everywhere else, including all public areas, suites, and staterooms. The smoking ban includes tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and vape devices. Uniworld asks guests to refrain from smoking on shore tours and excursions, and many tourist attractions and historical sites now have a no-smoking policy.

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