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New 19 days river cruise and rail. Milan, Venice, Istanbul, Greece & the Balkans


A very famous bridge in Venice, italy

Venice photo by Zigmund ©

This adventure by river cruise and private train is nothing short of spectacular. Start with Milan, Verona, and the colorful islands of the Venice Lagoon, then set off through historic Eastern European cities and the Greek seafront to reach the transcontinental city of Istanbul.


CRUISE & RAIL: MILAN, VENICE, ISTANBUL GREECE & THE BALKANS 19 Days | Milan to Istanbul

with $450 shipboard credit (FunCruise.com code FC 450) OVERVIEW

Discover a unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures on a one-of-a-kind journey by land, cruise, and train as you travel between northern Italy and the diverse nations of the Balkan Peninsula. Begin your journey in stunning Milan and embark on your cruise in romantic Venice. These two legendary cities will bookend unforgettable experiences throughout the Veneto region. Treat yourself to a private evening lighting ceremony at St. Mark’s Basilica. Depart the enchanting “City of Water” to explore the waterfront shops, colorful facades, and peaceful canals unique to Burano, Mazzorbo, and Torcello. Farther south, discover Chioggia—a charming southern port loved by fishermen, artists, and anyone looking for unique gifts or souvenirs. Then set off on a private train journey to Istanbul, during which you’ll sleep on the luxury Golden Eagle Danube Express with ever-changing views at your window—the perfect addition to a river cruise. Along the way, visit Alpine lake towns, historic cities across Eastern Europe, the Greek seafront, and more.

  • 8 countries: Italy, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey

  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites

  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager

  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)

  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour

  • Captivating onboard local entertainment

  • Cultural enrichment

DAY 1 #MILAN

DAY 2 MILAN DAY 3 TRANSFER TO VENICE (EMBARK) DAY 4 #VENICE DAY 5 VENICE, MAZZORBO (BURANO) DAY 6 MAZZORBO, BURANO, CHIOGGIA DAY 7 #CHIOGGIA DAY 8 CHIOGGIA, VENICE DAY 9 #VENICE DAY 10 VENICE (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO TRAIN (EMBARK), #TRIESTE DAY 11 #LJUBLJANA DAY 12 #SARAJEVO, MOSTAR DAY 13 #DUBROVNIK DAY 14 #BELGRADE DAY 15 SKOPJE, #THESSALONIKI DAY 16 #SOFIA, PLOVDIV DAY 17 ISTANBUL (DISEMBARK) DAY 18 ISTANBUL DAY 19 #ISTANBUL

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