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GEMS OF NORTHERN ITALY

River cruising on board River Countess

Soak up the enchantment of "The City of Water" and two outer lying Venetian islands, Burano and Mazzorbo. 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 multi-course lunch complete with wine pairings at a historic wine estate in Valpolicella. 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

£1499PER PERSON

35

Call now to book: 0808 281 1490

*Saving is based on 18th August 2016 departure.prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing departing from London - regional flights are subject to availability at a supplement. Transfers are included in the cost. Can be based on a shared shuttle, alternatives may be available

at a supplement. Can be based on indirect services. Tours are subject to change and availability. Offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice. *Stay is 2 nights in Milan and time in Verona with tour. 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 £410PP*

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. Visit the medieval walled city of

Padua, walking through ancient arcades

and porticos to Palazzo della Ragione,

Padua's historic city centre, and enjoy a

treat at a local café.

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 and

Mazzorbo), Venice - Spend the day

exploring the Venice Lagoon and two

of its most notable islands. Visit Burano,

known for its colorful houses and lace

making tradition, and Mazzorbo, where

you'll enjoy a special tasting of wine

made from golden-hued Dorona grapes,

a time-honored and historic variety that

dates back for centuries.

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 Marco Polo International Airport

for your flight home.

Save up to £1750pp*

Date Window Cabin

05 Jun 2016 £1,999pp

24 Jul 2016 £1,859pp

07 Aug 2016 £1,729pp

21 Aug 2016 £1,869pp

28 Aug 2016 £1,499pp

11 Sep 2016 £1,699pp

16 Oct 2016 £1,799pp

23 Oct 2016 £1,999pp

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