Sunday, 25 March 2012

Uniworld Add Italy In 2013

In the spring of 2013, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises will add another extraordinary river cruise destination to their collection of itineraries: Italy, taking in the Po River and the Venice Lagoon.

Uniworld say that their new Italy programme "is designed to bring the region’s art, architecture, music, cuisine, landscapes, culture and religious and political history together like pieces of an exquisite puzzle, creating an immersive and enlightening journey for each of our guests."

While guests will get to experience the “must-see” memorable sights in the iconic cities of Rome, Florence and Venice, they will also 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.

Guests will also be introduced to Italy’s distinctive culinary delights, attending a pasta-making workshop in, the culinary capital of northern Italy. Throughout the journey, they will indulge in the culinary flavours of the region, from crispy Roman pizza to creamy Venetian gelato and hearty Chianti.

Uniworld will be moving one of their award-winning boutique ships, the River Countess, to Venice and the Po River in 2013. The vessel is being completely remodelled to reflect the spirit and heart of this great destination with all the elegant touches and finesse of a finely painted Italian masterpiece.

The new 13-day ‘Splendours of Italy’ voyage includes: seven nights in a riverview stateroom, two nights in a deluxe hotel in Florence and three nights in a deluxe hotel in Rome; all meals onboard with complimentary 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 programme.

For booking details, be sure to check with the UK's luxury river-cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd, on 0800 008 6677.