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Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Explore glorious Venice with TV’s Kevin McCloud

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Explore glorious Venice with TV’s Kevin McCloud

Venice is a city like no other. Beautiful, romantic and formed of 118 islands linked with spectacular bridges and canals, its ornate palaces and piazzas have to be seen to be believed. 

On this exclusive cruise of the islands in the Venetian lagoon, you’ll get to see the City of Water in the company of designer and TV presenter Kevin McCloud.

You’ll have plenty of time to discover the Unesco World Heritage site, where gondolas replace cars and the canals are lined by elegant Renaissance palaces, on included excursions and also visit the lovely surrounding islands of Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello.

Venice’s ornate palaces and piazzas have to be seen to be believed. Pictured is one of the city’s busy waterways

Suite spot: A room with a view on Super Ship La Venezia

Suite spot: A room with a view on Super Ship La Venezia

OUR SPECIAL GUEST

You will be joined by Kevin McCloud

You will be joined by Kevin McCloud

Kevin McCloud MBE is a British designer, writer and television presenter. He has presented Channel 4’s Grand Designs since its debut in April 1999 and has also fronted Grand Designs Abroad, Kevin McCloud: Slumming It, Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home and Kevin McCloud’s Escape To The Wild. He is also the author of several books on design.

You will be joined by Kevin on your tour of Venice’s famous Rialto Bridge and the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi merchants’ house, and he’ll give a talk on design and architecture on board your luxury Uniworld Super Ship. 

Gourmet meals and unlimited drinks are included, as is a range of curated excursions to bring Venice and its islands to life.

At the end of your fantastic trip, there is also the option (at a supplement) to add a three-night stay in Lake Garda followed by an overnight return journey on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

REASONS TO BOOK

Meet Kevin McCloud: Kevin will give a talk, then host a question-and-answer session. The next day, he will board a water taxi with you on the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi.

Visit Venice: Built on tiny islands in a lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, this incredible city is truly breathtaking. Join a ‘secret’ tour of hidden spots usually reserved for locals, visit the Doge’s Palace and see St Mark’s Basilica without the crowds.

Sail in style: Uniworld is one of the world’s most awarded luxury river cruise lines. You’ll be sailing on one of the most luxurious cruise ships in Italy, Super Ship La Venezia, new for 2021, inspired by Venetian culture and offering a choice of three dining venues.

Explore the Veneto: You’ll also see the waterfront shops, colourful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. And you will stop at Chioggia, a charming southern port loved by fishermen and sometimes called Little Venice.

Peace of mind: Uniworld is ABTA-bonded and the trip ATOL-protected, so you can book with confidence, as it is 100 per cent protected.

WHAT’S INCLUDED  

  • Flights from UK airports to Venice. 
  • Seven nights’ all-inclusive Uniworld cruise on brand new Super Ship La Venezia in a Riverview Stateroom.
  • All meals on board, prepared using high-quality local ingredients.
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A with Kevin McCloud.
  • Private tour of Rialto Bridge and Fondaco dei Tedeschi with Kevin.
  • Six days of immersive, flexible and specially curated excursions to truly bring Venice to life.
  • Travel with Uniworld, the world’s most awarded river cruise line.
  • All international transfers and gratuities, on board and ashore.  

YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Arrive in Venice and board Super Ship La Venezia DAY 2 Explore Venice, after-hours tour of St Mark’s Basilica DAY 3 Chioggia or Padua DAY 4 Polesella for Bologna or Ferrara DAY 5 Porto Viro, Chioggia, Burano DAY 6 Venice islands and Kevin McCloud talk and Q&A DAY 7 Venice with Kevin and farewell gala dinner DAY 8 Disembark and fly home  

HOW TO BOOK

The price: From £2,349pp* for eight days. The dates: August 29 to September 5, 2021.   

Call 0808 239 4750 quoting reference MOS KEVIN MCCLOUD. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/kevinmccloud.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: * Price shown includes all relevant discounts. Prices correct at time of going to press. Based on twin/double share, single supplement applies. Timings of Kevin’s events are subject to change and there may be slight alterations to the itinerary due to operational restrictions. This trip is ABTA-bonded and ATOL-protected. For full T&Cs, visit mailtravel.co.uk/kevinmccloudvenice. 

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