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Venetian Affair River Cruise with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Venetian Affair River Cruise with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen invites you to uncover the enchanted beauty and breathtaking history of Venice and the Jewels of Veneto on a Venetian Affair River Cruise

I want to offer you an exclusive and extraordinary opportunity to revel in the glamour of a Venice that is only known to true insiders.
It’s a chance to become a Cognoscenti of La Serenissima as I’m planning to share my lifelong love for this earth-shatteringly beautiful city over eight gloriously indulgent days aboard La Venezia, the only luxury ship allowed to sail within the Venetian lagoon.
Jackie and I will be onboard for a fabulously personal exploration of the glorious culture, history, art architecture and culinary creativity of Venice and the Veneto. Somewhere that has always held an iconic place in our hearts.

A Venetian Affair with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

29 October 2023 • 8 days

Aboard S.S. La Venezia, not only will you benefit from an enviable location in Venice, you’ll also find that your hotel transports you to hidden gem towns nearby.

It’s a real insider experience, and the itinerary is enhanced by Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen’s passion for the region and their insider knowledge.
Explore the waterfront shops, colourful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. Farther south, discover Chioggia—a charming southern port loved by fishermen. And savour the spectacular wine and cuisines of this region every step of the way.


Day 1: Venice – Embark

Arrive at Venice Marco Polo International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship. Unpack, relax and enjoy your first evening on the Venetian Lagoon.
💎 Welcome talk with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Venice

With your early morning arrival at Doge’s Palace, you’ll be able to marvel at the estate in total peace. Wander through a Venetian neighbourhood and experience daily life in an authentic Venetian residential quarter.
💎 Private talk with Laurence in the afternoon
Later in the evening, cap the day off with a private once-in-a-lifetime experience at an after-hours lighting ceremony inside St. Mark’s Basilica without the crowds.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Venice & Mazzorbo (Burano)

Start your morning in 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 us on a walk in Venice to meet a local gondola artisan before reboarding the ship for scenic sailing across the lagoon as we head towards Mazzorbo and Burano.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Mazzorbo, Burano & Chioggia

Spend the day exploring the northern lagoon of Venice and its captivating islands. Start with a visit to Torcello’s famous basilica with an art historian.
💎 Private Tour – Murano Glass Blowing Demonstration visit with Laurence in the afternoon
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Chioggia

Today, you’ll admire the greatest sites of charming and coastal Chioggia, including a stop at the local and lively market.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Chioggia & Venice

This morning, join a sailing excursion where you’ll explore the Po Delta where the Po River and the Adriatic Sea meet. Later, during lunch, we sail back to Venice.
💎 Private Tour – Visit Fortuny Museum with Laurence
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Venice

As your water taxi glides past narrow side canals and the Canal Grande, you’ll arrive in style at the Rialto Bridge. The iconic stone arch bridge sits at the narrowest point of the Canal Grande and holds numerous shops and restaurants.
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Disembark in Venice

Disembark the ship. If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Venice Marco Polo International Airport for your flight home.
Meals included: Breakfast

Exclusive Fares

Save £300pp with our exclusive fares! Includes flights from the UK (based on London)

Accommodation Was Fare Exclusive Fare
Grand Suite (Murano Deck) £7,099 £6,799
Suite (Murano Deck) £5,199 £4,899
French Balcony (Murano Deck) £3,799 £3,499
Deluxe Riverview Stateroom (Burano/Mazzorbo Deck) £2,999 £2,699
Classic Riverview Stateroom (Torcello Deck) £2,499 £2,199

Join us onboard! Send us your details using the form below, or call us on 0800 810 8234 and a luxury river cruise specialist will be in touch to discuss your options. Alternatively, you could choose one of our other Venice & Jewels of Veneto river cruise dates, which, unfortunately, do not include insider experiences with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

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Gillian Williams Cruise Expert

Our river cruise expert Gill Williams will also be joining Laurence and Jackie for this amazing Venetian Affair river cruise.

Luxury, Boutique & Inclusive

The five-star Red Carnation Hotel Collection, serves as the inspiration for the Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Its portfolio of boutique hotels are renowned for their interior design that is destination-inspired, gracious service, and thoughtfully chosen amenities—all of which offer a cosy, refined, and laid-back experience.

Likewise, their boutique river cruise ships are stylish floating hotels with inviting spaces, exquisite antiques, custom fabrics and original works of art.

Truly All Inclusive amenities:

• Unlimited premium spirits and wines
Delicious, Five-Star, farm-to-table cuisine
Your choice of Carefully Curated Excursions
• All Gratuities onboard
Onboard Fitness Centre and Wellness Classes with a certified wellness instructor
All scheduled Airport Transfers
• Bicycles and Nordic Walking Sticks for onshore use
Shipwide Internet and Wi-Fi access
Onboard Entertainment and Enrichment

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