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Grand Italia

Enjoy this cruising adventure through Grand Italia, bookended by two nights at a hotel in Milan and another three in Rome.

Featuring attractions from Milan to Rome, this spectacular 12-day itinerary pulls out all the stops to ensure guests an unique adventure to commemorate.

Spend your nights on the road aboard the over-achieving S.S. La Venezia, whose magnificent interiors were designed to promote a comfortable and convenient cruising experience.

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  • Cruise Line: Uniworld
  • Ship: S.S La Venezia
  • Duration: 12 Nights
  • Departure: Apr - Nov
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Grand Italia Cruise Itinerary

This extravagant itinerary is designed to provide guests with the best of both worlds – featuring both hotel and cruising portions. Guests will enjoy a range of activities, tours, tastings and much more.

Day 1


Arrive at the Milan Malpensa Airport this afternoon to check into your hotel and spend the evening settling in. You may wish to embark on the ‘Leonaro da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”’ excursion.
*Please note this excursion may be operated on either Day 1 or Day 2.

Day 2


Begin your adventure on a scenic tour of Milan’s famous city highlights.
*Optional Masterpiece Collection excursion: ‘Milano La Scala’ (£119)

Day 3

Milan (Verona/Valpolicella) / Transfer to Venice (EMBARK)

For today, you’ll pay a visit to the historic Verona – known as the “City of Romeo and Juliet”. Afterwards, your journey continues into Valpolicella wine country to explore the vineyards and enjoy a lavish lunch.

Day 4


Arrive early into Venice for a walk around Doge’s Palace estate. Later, you’ll have the opportunity for a private, after-hours experience at Saint Mark’s Basilica where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the magnificent church.

Day 5

Venice / Mazzorbo (Burano)

Spend today exploring Vicenza and visiting the Teatro Olimpico or travel to Padua for a walking tour.
Come evening, join your guide for an evening stroll in Burano.

Day 6

Mazzorbo / Burano / Chioggia

Spend the day exploring Torcello and attending an informative Murano glass-blowing demonstration.

Day 7


Choose to spend your time in Chioggia biking along beaches, visiting the market, riding a bragozzo on the way to a tasting at Ca’Zen or visiting Dominio di Bagnoli to learn about their wines.

Day 8

Chioggia / Venice

Choose to embark on either a Po Delta Sailing excursion or a visit to Castello del Catajo – one of Europe’s most majestic castles.
*Optional Masterpiece Collection excursion: ‘Jewish Ghetto’ (£99)

Day 9


Spend your last full-day exploring Venice on a walking tour inspired by the locals, visiting the Gondola Artisans in Dorsoduro, attending a demonstration by a Ca’Macana mask atelier or trying your hand at Venice’s unique style of rowing.

Day 10

Venice (DISEMBARK) / Transfer to Rome

After disembarking from your ship this morning – make your way into the historical city of Rome. After checking into your hotel, you may wish to join your host for Orientation Walk around the neighbourhood.

Day 11


For today, you’ll embark on a panoramic tour of Rome to discover some of its most coveted tourist attractions.

Day 12


This day’s itinerary brings you to the smallest country in the world on a visit to Vatican City – complete with viewings of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Day 13


After breakfast, check out of your hotel to begin your journey home.

Grand Italia 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 the sights and tastes of Grand Italia

12 Nights
Apr Nov

Grand Italia

  • Milan
  • Milan (Verona/Valpolicella) / Venice
  • Venice
  • Venice / Mazzorbo (Burano)
  • Mazzorbo / Burano / Chioggia
  • Chioggia
  • Chioggia / Venice
  • Venice / Rome
  • Rome
£5,129pp Est. Price per person
  • S.S. La Venezia  
  • European Rivers

Grand Italia Cruise Review

“It was good fun to explore both the hotels and the ship – everywhere was so extravagant. I really enjoyed the range of excursions on offer and the guidance from on-board advisors helped me make sure I had time to see everything I wanted to.”

Lauren Stead, Nottingham

Grand Italia FAQ

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

What can I expect for entertainment during my cruise?

As you cruise through Italy, enjoy a range of provided tours and freedom of choice activities, the opportunity to view 4 UNESCO-designated sites, local entertainment on-board alongside a range of lectures and enrichment activities.

What are Masterpiece Collection excursions?

Our Masterpiece Collection consists of paid excursions on offer to guests. They’ll be marked with an *asterisk on your itinerary.

Are there any extensions available for this cruise?

Currently there are no extensions available for this Grand Italia River Cruise.

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