Your Exclusive Itinerary
11 Days from Milan to Venice
– Departing Toronto on May 9, 2018
– Includes 3 nights pre-cruise in Milan
– Plus 7 night river cruise aboard the Uniworld River Countess
Day 1 May 9, 2018 (click to view details)
Depart Pearson International Airport for Milan Malensa Airport
Day 2 May 10, 2018 (click to view details)
Arrive in Milan at Milpensa Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel. Enjoy three nights at the Uptown Palace Hotel including breakfast daily. Meet your fellow travellers at a welcome cocktail party this evening.
Day 3 May 11, 2018 (click to view details)
Milan has long been a haven for the world’s musicians and music lovers – join your expert guide and driver to explore Milan from its most musical side….
We start the tour at the Museum of the great La Scala opera house then onto Casa Verdi, the final resting place of the Maestro. A free afternoon before heading out to dinner then our spectacular VIP experience at the Ballet Le Cosaire at La Scala Theatre.
Day 4 May 12, 2018 (click to view details)
Morning motor coach transfer to Como – The town of Como is both bustling with commerce and charming with monuments.
Join your guides for a classic tour that make its rich history come alive. Lunch at Ristorante Imbarcadero situated in the main square of Como near the lake. The best way to experience the Central Lake Area is from the water – take in its colorful lakeside villages, its elegant villas and its Alpine views from the comfort of your private boat, stopping off to visit Bellagio and Villa Melzi.
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni will host a cocktail party then we are off to enjoy a private concert held by Bellagio’s local choir Bilacus. The choir creates a wonderful atmosphere in an old medieval stone tower situated in the church square.
Evening motor coach transfer back to the hotel.
Day 5 May 13, 2018 (click to view details)
After breakfast we will transfer to Venice with a stop along the way in Verona, which is one of Italy’s most elegant cities.
Join your expert local guides for an introductory tour that unfolds like a lesson in Italian history. We’ll visit Roman ruins like a 1st-century BC arena. Shakespeare lovers will not want to miss the sight of Juliet’s Balcony, Verona’s top tourist spot. Leaving Verona behind, we will continue onto Venice where we will embark Uniworld’s River Countess.
After dinner this evening, our group will take a water taxi to San Vidal Church, to hear the string orchestra Interpreti Veneziani.
Day 6 May 14, 2018 (click to view details)
Venice walking discovery tour, sailing the Lagoon and exclusive evening opening of St. Mark’s Basilica.
Although it is planned by Uniworld, it is not always possible to arrange after-hours visits to St Mark’s Basilica. There is a slight chance religious functions or festivities are taking place in the evening, in that case we will visit during regular hours.
Day 7 May 15, 2018 (click to view details)
Choice of Choggia walking discovery tour or exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle tour of Chioggia’s beaches.
Day 8 May 16, 2018 (click to view details)
Polsella (Bologna or Ferrara)
Choice of full-day excursion to Bologna with exclusive pasta-making workshop and lunch or half-day excursion to Ferrara with lunch onboard.
Day 9 May 17, 2018 (click to view details)
Taglio di Po (Chioggia)
Chioggia with choice of market visit with lunch onboard or mussel harvesting experience.
Day 10 May 18, 2018 (click to view details)
Venice Islands (Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello)
Full-day “The Magical Island of Venice” – colorful Burano with lace making Mazzorbo with wine tasting and Torcello with its Byzantine mosaics.
Day 11 May 19, 2018 (click to view details)
Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour or “Venetian Painters at the Accademia” tour with art historian guide.