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    River & Ocean Cruises

River & Ocean Cruise Tours

Experience the Backroads way of exploring actively—on a Biking, Walking & Hiking or Multi-Adventure, in combination with small luxury ocean or river ships. Unpack once. Explore multiple regions. Travel with best-in-class Backroads leaders. And best of all… go at your pace and connect with locals and the region in a way that no other cruise experience can.

This is a new active approach to water travel on small luxury ships. No waiting in long lines. No crowded tour buses. No superficial visits to mass tourist attractions. Backroads is the pioneer in active travel and we have the experience, resources and onshore staff to create a unique adventure—even when the weather or sailing conditions may cause a change of plans.

New Ocean Cruises: Alaska - Bears & Glaciers of Inside Passage Multi-Adventure Tour | Alaska Inside Passage - Juneau to Glacier Bay Multi-Adventure Tour | Antarctica Multi-Adventure Tour | Baltic Sea Bike Tour | Costa Rica & Panama Multi-Adventure Tour | Galápagos Multi-Adventure Tour | Iceland Multi-Adventure Tour | Japan Walking & Hiking Tour | New Zealand Multi-Adventure Tour | Venice to Croatia Bike Tour

New River Cruises: Douro Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour | Douro Full Ship Celebration Walking & Hiking Tour

Seine River Cruise Bike Tour

Seine River Cruise Bike Tour

Paris to Normandy
C Classic Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s NEW Premiere Ship
Baltic Sea Ocean Cruise Bike Tour

Baltic Sea Ocean Cruise Bike Tour

Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg & Copenhagen
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
Venice to Croatia Ocean Cruise Tour

Venice to Croatia Ocean Cruise Bike Tour

Along the Adriatic Sea
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s NEW Premiere Ship
Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

Danube Full Ship Celebration River Cruise Bike Tour

Prague to Budapest - Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary
C Classic Premiere Ship
Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

The Blue Danube - Prague to Budapest
C Classic Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s Premiere Ship
F Family – Teens & Kids NEW Premiere Ship
Danube River Cruise Walking and Hiking Tour

Danube River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

The Blue Danube - Prague to Budapest
C Classic Premiere Ship
Iceland Ocean Cruise walking and hiking tour

Iceland Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Passage to the Land of Fire & Ice
C Classic Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s NEW Premiere Ship
Iceland Ocean Cruise Multi-adventure Tour

Iceland Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

The Geological Wonders & Otherwordly Beauty of Iceland
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Portugal's Douro Full Ship Celebration River Cruise Bike Tour

Magical Salamanca to Timeless Porto
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s NEW Premiere Ship
Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Splendid Salamanca to Historic Porto
C Classic Premiere Ship
Douro River Cruise Walking and Hiking Tour

Portugal's Douro Full Ship Celebration River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Magical Salamanca to Timeless Porto
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
Douro River Cruise Walking and Hiking Tour

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Stunning Salamanca to Vibrant Porto
C Classic Premiere Ship
Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour

Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour

The Regal Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam
C Classic Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s Premiere Ship
F Family – Teens & Kids NEW Premiere Ship
Alaska Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Alaska Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Bears & Glaciers of the Inside Passage
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
Alaska Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Alaska Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Inside Passage: Juneau to Glacier Bay
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s NEW Premiere Ship
Costa Rica & Panama Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Costa Rica & Panama Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Wildlife & Waterways - Pacific Coast to the Panama Canal
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s NEW Premiere Ship
F Family – Teens & Kids NEW Premiere Ship
Galapagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking Tour

Ecuador: Galapagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking Tour

Extraordinary Wildlife & Ancient Culture
F Family – Older Teens & 20s Premiere Hotels & Ship
Galapagos Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Galapagos Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Wildlife & Wonder in Ecuador's Enchanted Isles
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s NEW Premiere Ship
F Family – Teens & Kids NEW Premiere Ship
Japan Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Japan Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Land of the Rising Sun
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
New Zealand Ocean Cruise Tours

New Zealand Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

North & South Islands - Milford Sound to Auckland
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Bike Tour

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Bike Tour

Cycle & Sail Along the Mighty Mekong River in Indochina
Antarctica Ocean Cruise Tours

Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Glaciers & Wildlife at the Edge of the Earth
C Classic NEW Premiere Ship
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