Exclusive for MoS readers: See Russell Watson in concert in Venice

Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See tenor Russell Watson in concert in magical Venice

Each with a personality of its own, the islands of the Venetian lagoon with their glorious palaces and romantic canals, have enchanted visitors for centuries. 

On this exclusive eight-day cruise you’re sure to see all the sights while travelling in opulence.

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

You will get to experience Venice’s romantic canals. Pictured are water buses on the iconic Grand Canal

You will be sailing on Super Ship La Venezia, one of the newest and most luxurious cruise ships in Italy. Pictured is one of the cabins on board 


You will be joined by Russell Watson 

Russell Watson is the UK’s top-selling classical recording artist. After winning a talent competition on a local radio station, Russell launched his singing career and has never looked back. He has since been hailed as one of the world’s greatest classical singers, having recorded 13 bestselling albums, won four Classical Brit awards and been described as a performer ‘who sings like Pavarotti and entertains like Sinatra’.

You’ll have plenty of time on a wide range of immersive, flexible and specially curated included excursions to discover this Unesco World Heritage site, where gondolas replace cars and its canals are lined by elegant Renaissance palaces.

You’ll also enjoy a tour of Venice’s famous Rialto Bridge and the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building on the Grand Canal, as well as visiting the beautiful surrounding islands of Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello.

Gourmet meals and unlimited drinks are included in this Uniworld cruise.


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 your complimentary CD. 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 enjoying a private ceremony in St Mark’s Basilica – without the crowds and exclusive to Uniworld guests?

Explore Venice and Northern Italy: You’ll get to see the waterfront shops, colourful facades and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. And you’ll have the chance to stop in Italy’s culinary capital, the stunning city of Bologna.

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 and most luxurious cruise ships in Italy. Super Ship La Venezia, new for 2021, has been inspired by Venetian culture and offers three dining venues.

Peace of mind: You can book this amazing experience without worry as Uniworld is ABTA-bonded and your trip is ATOL-covered, so it is 100 per cent protected.


  • Flight from UK airports to Venice.
  • Seven nights’ all-inclusive Uniworld cruise on the brand new Super Ship La Venezia in a Riverview Stateroom.
  • All meals on board, which are 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 international transfers and all on-board gratuities.  

YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Arrive in Venice and board Super Ship La Venezia DAY 2 Explore Venice and after-hours tour of St Mark’s Basilica DAY 3 Chioggia or Padua DAY 4 Polesella (Bologna or Ferrara) DAY 5 Porto Viro, Chioggia and Burano DAY 6 Venice islands and an exclusive talk, Q&A and CD-signing with Russell Watson DAY 7 Exclusive private concert with Russell Watson in Venice DAY 8 Disembark and return to UK


The price: From £2,249pp* for eight days. The dates: April 3 to 10, 2022.

Call 0808 239 0398 quoting reference MOS RUSSELL WATSON. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/russellwatsonvenice. 

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 Russell’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/russellwatsonvenice.

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