Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Discover Venice with TV’s Kevin McCloud
The centuries-old canals and palaces of Venice have captivated generations of visitors, and on this incredible Italy experience you’ll cruise the islands of the Venetian lagoon before staying in stunning Lake Garda and heading home on the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
You’ll discover the Unesco World Heritage site, where gondolas replace cars and the canals are lined by elegant Renaissance palaces, in the company of designer and TV presenter Kevin McCloud, and also visit the beautiful surrounding islands of Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello.
You’ll be joined by Kevin on your tour of Venice’s famous Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi and he’ll give a talk on design and architecture on board your luxury Uniworld Super Ship.
Iconic: The centuries-old canals and palaces of Venice have captivated generations of visitors
You’ll travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, enjoying a three-course lunch and four-course dinner
Gourmet meals and unlimited drinks are included, as well as a wide range of immersive, flexible and specially curated excursions to truly bring Venice and its islands to life. You’ll then spend two nights enjoying the natural beauty of Lake Garda before returning to the UK overnight aboard the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
REASONS TO BOOK
Meet Kevin McCloud: Kevin will give a talk, then answer questions in a Q&A session. The next day, he’ll board a water taxi with you on the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi. Venice will take your breath away. Join a tour of spots that are usually reserved for locals, visit the spectacular Doge’s Palace and enjoy St Mark’s Basilica after hours.
Sail in style: Uniworld is one of the world’s most prize-winning luxury river cruise lines. You’ll be sailing on one of the newest and most luxurious cruise ships in Italy, SS La Venezia, which has been inspired by Venetian culture and offers a choice of three dining venues.
Travel on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Board the iconic train and step back in time, enjoying a three-course lunch and four-course dinner in the restaurant cars.
Explore the Veneto: You’ll also see the waterfront shops, colourful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. And you’ll stop at Chioggia, a charming port loved by fishermen and sometimes called ‘Little Venice’.
Peace of mind: Uniworld is Abta-bonded and your trip is Atol-protected, so you can book with confidence, as it is 100 per cent protected.