Mail on Sunday reader offer: See tenor Russell Watson perform live during a tour of glorious Venice

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See tenor Russell Watson perform live during a tour of glorious Venice

The islands of the Venetian lagoon, each with its own personality, not to mention glorious palaces and romantic canals, have attracted visitors for centuries. 

On this exclusive cruise you’re ensured of seeing all the sights, while travelling in opulence.

You will be joined by the world-famous tenor Russell Watson, who will give a special talk, host a question-and-answer session, personally sign a complimentary CD for you and give a private concert in this stunning and historic city.

Floating city: On The Mail on Sunday’s exclusive seven-night tour of Venice and its islands, you’ll see the spectacular Grand Canal (pictured)


You will be joined by Russell Watson

You will be joined by Russell Watson 

Russell Watson is the UK’s top-selling classical recording artist and has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest classical singers. After winning a talent competition at a local radio station, Russell launched his professional singing career and has recorded 13 best-selling albums, won four Classical Brit awards and is described as a unique performer ‘who sings like Pavarotti and entertains the audience like Sinatra’.

Sailing in luxury and style on Uniworld’s Super Ship La Venezia, gourmet meals and unlimited premium drinks are all included, as well as six days of fascinating excursions, including a private after-hours visit to St Mark’s Basilica.

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, and also visit its beautiful surrounding islands of Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello.

You’ll enjoy a tour of Venice’s famous Rialto Bridge and the ancient merchants’ house, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, now sympathetically restored as a luxury shopping mall.

Reasons to book

See Russell Watson perform: You will meet one of the world’s favourite classical singers in a special talk and Q&A, where Russell will also sign CDs. The following afternoon you will enjoy a truly unforgettable experience: an exclusive private concert in which Russell will sing for you in the breathtaking city of Venice.

Exclusive evening in St Mark’s Basilica: What better way to discover the heart of Venice than by enjoying a private ceremony in St Mark’s Basilica – without the crowds, and exclusive to Uniworld guests?

Explore Venice and its islands: You’ll also see the waterfront shops, colourful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello.

Sail in style: Uniworld is one of the world’s most awarded luxury river cruise lines. You’ll be sailing on one of the newest cruise ships in Italy – Super Ship La Venezia – which has been inspired by Venetian culture and offers four dining venues. The ship’s design pays homage to Venice, complete with Murano glass and the finest Fortuny fabric.


  • Flight from a choice of many UK airports to Venice. 
  • Seven nights’ all-inclusive Uniworld cruise on Super Ship La Venezia in a Classic Riverview Stateroom. 
  • All meals on board, prepared using high-quality local ingredients.
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A session with Russell Watson. 
  • Private performance and CD-signing with Russell Watson in Venice.
  • Six days of immersive, flexible and specially curated excursions to bring Venice to life. 
  • Travel with Uniworld, the world’s most awarded river cruise line.
  • All airport-to-ship transfers and all on-board gratuities.

YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Arrive in Venice and board Super Ship La Venezia DAY 2 Venice and after-hours tour of St Mark’s Basilica DAY 3 Vicenza or Padua and Venice DAY 4 Torcello, Mazzorbo and Burano DAY 5 Chioggia DAY 6 Po Delta, talk and Q&A with Russell Watson DAY 7 Rialto Bridge and concert with Russell Watson in Venice DAY 8 Disembark and return to the UK


The price: From £2,249pp* for eight days. The dates: April 2 to 9, 2023.

Call 0808 239 0398 quoting reference MOS RUSSELL WATSON. To find out more, visit

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: *From price is per person, based on two people sharing a Classic Riverview Stateroom, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, expert(s) may be substituted, and any expert-led events may be subject to change. Expert(s) will not join you for your full trip duration unless otherwise stated. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our overseas trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Uniworld River Cruises Limited. Full T&Cs at