Po River cruises travel through the fertile Po Valley in northern Italy, home to nearly a third of the country's population. This ancient river -- known to the Romans as Padus -- winds through charming towns and breathtaking scenery.
The river flows eastward and empties into the Adriatic Sea near Venice, one of the world's most romantic cities. Here, explore Piazza San Marco and its famous Basilica or enjoy a gondola ride through the city's canals. In nearby Padua, visit the university where Galileo taught or view Giotto's frescoes.
You'll also visit Verona and see its renowned balcony, from which Shakespeare's Juliet listened to the pledges of love-struck Romeo. Sail into Serravalle and enjoy a walking tour of Byzantine mosaics in nearby Ravenna, or disembark in Polesella to sample pasta in Bologna, northern Italy's culinary capital.
The day-to-day details are handled by an experienced cruise director, making our cruises hassle-free and relaxing. At each stop, sightseeing guides reveal local history and culture. Sailings are easy to budget, too, as accommodations, onboard meals and sightseeing are included in the upfront price.
River cruises are rated according to the quality of the vessel and its accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities both on and off the ship, the class of hotels used for land portions of itineraries, and the level of service delivered. The river cruises below are categorized according to the industry rating scale (budget, first class and deluxe). Click any cruise name for the itinerary, dates and prices.
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.