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VENICE & GEMS OF NORTHERN ITALY

River cruising on board River Countess

Soak up the enchantment of "The City of Water" and three outer lying Venetian islands, Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Be treated to an

exclusive evening opening and lighting ceremony at St. Mark's Basilica. Discover the charm of seaside Chioggia loved by fishermen and artists

alike. Enjoy a special Prosecco tasting in Mazzorbo and explore medieval Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus; and much more!

Included in the price:

• Return London flights

• All transfers

• 7 nights all inclusive Po river

cruise on board River Countess

• Includes a wide choice of

complimentary shore excursions

• All dining including alcoholic,

soft drinks, tea and coffee

7 NIGHTS PRICES FROM

£2039PER PERSON

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Call now to book: 0808 281 1490

Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing departing from London - regional flights are subject to availability at a supplement. Overseas airport transfers are included in the cost. Itineraries are subject to change and availability. Prices include early booking offer of £300 per

person in a Cat 5 stateroom. Saving of up to £1200 per couple is based on a suite, twin share. Book by 31 Aug 2016. *Extension includes 2 night stay in Milan and time in Verona with included excursions. Price is based on tour only, flights to be advised independently.

WHY NOT ENHANCE

YOUR VOYAGE WITH

2 NIGHTS IN MILAN

AND A TOUR

OF VERONA?

PRICES FROM £460PP*

YOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Venice - Arrive at Venice

airport, transfer to River Countess for

embarkation. Evening at leisure.

Day 2 - Venice - Wind through Venice's

labyrinthine back lanes on a walking tour

that features the city's top sights and a

Venetian glassmaking demonstration.

Later, you're in for a once-in-a-lifetime

experience-a crowd-free, after-hours

visit inside St. Mark's Basilica. In the

evening, enjoy a Captain's Welcome

Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 - Chioggia (Padua) - Enjoy

magnificent views of "The Floating

City's" greatest sights, including the

Grand Canal, as your ship departs

Venice. Explore of one of the oldest

cities in Northern Italy, Padua or discover

Chioggia, often referred to as "Little

Venice". For those who wish for a more

active day, bicycle along the beaches

of Chioggia.

Day 4 - Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara)

- Spend the day in Bologna, Italy's

culinary capital, an ideal place to learn

the art of making pasta. Or, spend a

half day in Ferrara, a UNESCO World

Heritage Site with a long history as a

centre for the arts.

Day 5 - Taglio di Po, Chioggia, Venice

- Stroll through Chioggia's bustling

fish market before indulging in a fresh

seafood lunch. Or learn the art of mussel

harvesting from local fishermen-a

unique (and delicious) culinary treat.

Later, head to the Sun Deck of your ship

for views of two Venice Lagoon isles,

sleepy Pellestrina and Lido, home to the

Venice Film Festival.

Day 6 - Venice Island (Burano,

Mazzorbo & Torcello), Venice - Spend

the day exploring the Venice Lagoon

and three of its entrancing islands. Stroll

through Burano with its rainbow of

colorful homes, and visit a lace-maker.

While on Mazzorbo, be treated to a very

special Prosecco tasting. Visit Torcello,

home to spectacular Byzantine mosaics

in the seventh-century Cathedral of

Santa Maria Dell'Assunta.

Day 7 - Venice - Get a feel for daily life

in Venice with a guided stroll through

the bustling Rialto Market, or tour the

renowned Accademia Gallery with an

art historian. In the evening, enjoy a

Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala

Dinner.

Day 8 - Venice (disembark) - transfer

to Venice Airport for your flight home.

Cabin Upgrades Available

Please ask for details

Date Window Cabin

24 Jul 2016 £2039

7 Aug 2016 £2239

21 Aug 2016 £2039

28 Aug 2016 £2039

11 Sep 2016 £2039

16 Oct 2016 £2239

23 Oct 2016 £2339

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