Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will add another extraordinary river cruise destination to their collection of itineraries: Italy, the Po River, and the Venice Lagoon. The 13-day Splendours of Italy itinerary combines a 7-night river cruise along the Po River and the Venice Lagoon with a 2-night land stay in Florence and 3-nights in Rome.
What a stunning way to explore the region's art, architecture, music, cuisine, landscapes, culture, religious and political history - you get to experience the 'must see' sights in the iconic cities of Rome, Florence and Venice, and have the opportunity to venture off the beaten path, travelling to such places as Ravenna, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enchanting Verona―the home of literature's most famous lovers―Romeo and Juliet.
And hey, this is Italy .... food features big! Guests will also be introduced to Italy's distinctive culinary delights attending a pasta-making workshop in Bologna, the culinary capital of northern Italy. Throughout the journey, they'll also indulge in the culinary flavours of the region―from crispy Roman pizza to creamy Venetian gelato to hearty Chianti. Yum!
Couples wishing to travel to Italy with Uniworld during their inaugural season, will receive from $700 to $800 savings p/person by paying in full at the time of booking before June 30, 2012. From $6049 (p/person - twin share, excluding tax), Uniworld's new 13-day Splendours of Italy includes: 7-nights in a riverview stateroom onboard the luxurious River Countess; 2-nights in a deluxe hotel in Florence and 3-nights in a deluxe hotel in Rome. All meals onboard with complimentary fine wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, fully guided excursions with local experts and all transfers on arrival and departure days, and throughout the program. The 8-day Venice & the Po River cruise only itinerary is priced from $3199 (p/person - twin share, excluding tax).