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Venice & The Jewels of Veneto

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,895 pp incl. flights

Save up to £1,000 pp off selected 2024 departures


Short description

Sail among the treasures of Northern Italy in style


  • Explore Venice – the Floating City – home to world-famous art & museums
  • Discover the varied islands of the Venetian Lagoon
  • Explore the region in depth with expert guides
  • Enjoy all-inclusive, gourmet dining on board your luxury river ship

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Venice
  • 2 Nights Burano
  • 1 Night Chioggia
  • 2 Nights Venice


Recommended for:
Escorted tour | Food & wine | History & culture | River cruise

Having undergone a full redesign in 2020, S.S. La Venezia offers unparalleled luxury as she sails among the gems of Northern Italy. Flying to Venice, you'll settle into your stateroom to experience the myriad delights of a region famed for its history, art and cuisine. Indeed, your programme includes tours to the likes of artists' favourite, Chioggia, as well as the charms of the Venetian Islands, stopping off in Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello to enjoy everything from wine estate tours to traditional lace workshops.

This journey is also available paired with the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Venice

Enjoy included airport lounge access before flying to Venice to board S.S. La Venezia at San Basilio cruise pier. Recently renovated, this luxurious ship is inspired by Venetian culture, and features three dining venues, a spa, lounge and bar to help you make the most of your Italian sojourn. Settle into your luxurious stateroom or suite, and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian lagoon, perhaps heading to the upper duck to watch the sun set over the water.

Read our blog for an insider's guide to life aboard S.S La Venezia.

Stay: S.S. La Venezia (Deluxe)

Meals: D

Day 2

Today you'll disembark in Venice for two featured excursions to help you get to know the city. An expert guide will take you on a walking tour of the iconic sights and hidden treasures of its floating laneways, while back onboard the ship, you'll take a scenic cruise around the Venetian Lagoon. This evening, a private after-hours visit to Saint Mark's Basilica is a highlight – see the spectacular church in the evening light and without the crowds. And, before retiring to your room for the night, enjoy a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner. 

Stay: S.S. La Venezia (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Padua, Vicenza and Burano

Start your day by visiting one of two of the Veneto region’s UNESCO World Heritage cities, Vicenza or Padua. In the afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to join a walk in Venice to meet a local gondola artisan before reboarding the ship for scenic sailing across the lagoon heading towards Mazzorbo and Burano.  Enjoy and evening stroll in Burano and a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner.

Stay: S.S. La Venezia (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Mazzorbo, Burano, Choggia

We will spend the day exploring Venice's northern lagoon and its captivating islands. Start with a visit to Torcello's famous basilica with an art historian, then stroll through the agricultural island of Mazzorbo and the colourful island of Burano during your free time after lunch. Alternatively, you can visit the renowned glassblowing artisans of Murano at work.

Stay: S.S. La Venezia (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 5

Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of charming coastal Chioggia, including a stop at the local and lively market. A choice of excursions is on offer, including a sommelier  guided private wine-tasting at Dominio di Bagnoli - one of the oldest wine producing properties in Europe - a sailing experience aboard a genuine Adriatic wooden sailing boat, a bragozzo, or a visit to Castello del Catajo, one of Europe’s most majestic castles.  

Stay: S.S. La Venezia (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6

In the morning you can join a sailing excursion where you’ll explore the Po Delta where the Po River and the Adriatic Sea meet. Later, enjoy a leisurely lunch onboard whilst cruising back to Venice.

Stay: S.S. La Venezia (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 7

Today you're back in Venice with a choice of fascinating tours. Take a “Do as the Locals Do” Venice walking tour, where your guide – often the ship's chef – will see you to the covered fish market and culinary hotspots. Perhaps enjoy a gondola ride before rejoining your guide at a bacaro for the Venetian version of happy hour – ombra e cicchetti. Sip prosecco and sample crostini with salt cod spread as you watch the world go by. Alternatively, join a Rialto walking tour and explore the sites made famous by renowned intellectual and part-time playboy, Casanova. Back onboard, celebrate your final night with a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner.

Stay: S.S. La Venezia (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Depart Venice

After breakfast, disembark the ship and take your included transfer to the airport for your flight home to the UK.

Meals: B



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.


8-day luxury river cruise
from £2,895 pp incl. flights

Save up to £1,000 pp off selected 2024 departures
Book by: 22 July 2024

Special offers:

  • Save up to £1,000 pp on selected 2024 departure dates from July to October 2024
  • 22 September 2024 from just £2,295 pp - please call for prices for other departure dates
  • No single supplement on selected departure dates 
  • Save 10% on selected 2025 departure dates


  • Return scheduled flights from the UK to Venice
  • Transfers from airport to ship and back to airport
  • 7 nights aboard SS La Venezia
  • Choice of daily excursions
  • Delicious farm-to-table cuisine
  • Unlimited beverages, including many premium spirits and wines
  • Outstanding service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line
  • Butler service in suites
  • Elegant and well-appointed river view staterooms, with the finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds
  • A variety of excursions led by English-speaking local experts
  • Onboard fitness centre, plus exercise and wellness classes
  • Ship wide Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment

Departures most Sundays from late March to October. Price varies by departure date and stateroom availability.

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply. 

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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