River cruises in Italy travel on the Po River through the northern part of the country. This ancient river -- known to the Romans as Padus -- winds through charming towns and breathtaking landscapes.
The Po River flows eastward and empties into the Adriatic Sea near Venice, a city known for its romantic ambiance. Here, explore Piazza San Marco and its famous Basilica or ride a gondola through the city's canals. In nearby Padua, visit the university where Galileo taught or view Giotto's frescoes.
While cruising the Po, you'll also stop in Verona and see the renowned balcony where Shakespeare's Juliet listened to the pledges of smitten Romeo. Sail into Serravalle and take a walking tour of Byzantine mosaics in nearby Ravenna, or disembark in Polesella to sample pasta in Bologna, northern Italy's culinary capital.
Day-to-day details are handled by an experienced cruise director, making our Italy river cruises hassle-free and relaxing. At each stop, guides reveal local history and culture. These cruises are easy to budget, too, as accommodations, onboard meals and sightseeing are included in the upfront price.
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees
imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.