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Live La Dolce Vita with Uniworld Boutique river cruises

Discover the cultural gems and myriad splendours of Italy in 2018  with the world’s most renowned river cruise line, Uniworld.

Across 40 years and throughout spectacular destinations, Uniworld has forged a name as the specialist in boutique cruises throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt and Asia. Renowned for their all-inclusive luxury, impeccable service, culinary excellence and bespoke cruise excursions, Uniworld is the world’s most revered river cruise line.

With this being Selector’s ‘la dolce vita’ issue, Uniworld is proud to announce two culturally rich journeys through Italy in 2018 – the Gems of Northern Italy, a 10-day cruise from Milan to Venice, and Splendours of Italy, 15 days from Milan to Rome.

The Gems of Northern Italy

Encounter unforgettable sights on this odyssey through Northern Italy that begins in Milan, home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and ends in legendary Venice, the ‘Queen of the Adriatic.’ These two iconic cities bookend an exploration of Northern Italy that rewards romantics, lovers of art and architecture, and connoisseurs of food and wine with amazing experiences in Verona, the famed city of Romeo and Juliet, Padua, once home to Galileo and Copernicus, bountiful Bologna and historic Ferrara.

Splendours of Italy

Uniworld’s Splendours of Italy also explores the gems of Northern Italy with bespoke excursions in Milan, Verona, Padua, Bologna and Venice, before travelling south to Florence, where the Renaissance began and home to astonishing works by Michelangelo, Rafael, Donatello and Boticelli. A fitting end to this Italian adventure awaits in Rome with all of its wonders including the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museum, Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel, and many more.

The Uniworld difference

One of the many things that sets Uniworld apart in the river cruise field is its exclusive on-shore excursions. For instance, historians will love the once-in-a-lifetime experience at an after-hours lighting ceremony inside St. Mark’s Basilica, pre-opening viewing of the stunning 11th-century mosaic of the Last Judgment on the island of Torcello, and the ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Venice walking tour. Gourmands will delight in a Chianti wine tasting at Castello di Verrazzano, an exclusive lunch in the lovely vine-clad hills of the Valpolicella wine country, and a pasta-making workshop in Bologna. And there are many more amazing bespoke adventures and excursions on offer.

The only way to cruise

Uniworld offers a true boutique experience with the river cruise industry’s highest staff-to-guest ratio, unsurpassed luxury and supreme attention to detail. Travelling from one exciting destination to the next is like being on a stylish floating hotel.

When dining onboard, guests are treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, sourced from the destinations visited along the way. Uniworld’s farm-to-table approach takes their world-class master chefs to regional farms, food markets and artisanal producers to ensure that every meal is an adventure in itself. And to enhance your culinary experience even further, onboard sommeliers expertly curate wine menus to reflect the local destination. With Uniworld, you’ll create special moments you’ll remember for a lifetime.

For Uniworld’s latest cruises and offers, call 1300 780 231 or visit uniworld.com.

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From its noble châteaux to its breath-taking estuary, Bordeaux is an oenophile’s paradise and every wine lover’s dream. Sail the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde, savour the unique heritage of southwest France, and be treated to a grand display of culinary magic.

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