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    River & Ocean Cruises

River & Ocean Cruise Tours

We've teamed up with the best river and small ship cruise companies to bring you a revolutionary Backroads experience: incredible River Cruise Biking, River Cruise Walking and Small Ship Ocean Cruise Walking Trips with an elegant ship as our home base! Enjoy the best of cruising through some of the world's most captivating landscapes, cityscapes and countryside—along with the outstanding Trip Leaders, routes and support that travelers expect from Backroads. After the successful launch of our first River Cruise trips on the Danube, Rhine, Seine and Douro, we're excited to introduce the Amazon and Mekong Rivers, as well as a Small Ship Ocean Cruise around Iceland. Departures will sell out quickly—reserve your trip today.

Don't miss our special Danube Full Ship Celebration exclusively for Backroads guests! Starting in Prague, you'll sail and bike from Passau to Vienna, Bratislava and on to Budapest. All enhanced by the camaraderie of 150 or so fellow Backroads travelers! Ride along the Danube, past castles, onion-domed churches and legendary vineyards with the friendliest group of adventurers around—let the grand journey begin.

Seine River Cruise Bike Tour

Seine River Cruise Bike Tour

Paris to Normandy
C Classic 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 – Teens & Younger Siblings Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s Premiere Ship
Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

Danube Wheels & Waterways River Cruise Bike Tour

Budapest to Prague - Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany & Czech Republic
C Classic Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s 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
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 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
C Classic Premiere Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s Premiere Ship
Galapagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking Tour

Ecuador: Galapagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking Tour

Extraordinary Wildlife & Ancient Culture
C Classic Premiere Hotels & Ship
F Family – Older Teens & 20s Premiere Hotels & Ship
Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Bike Tour

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos River Cruise Bike Tour

Along the Mighty Mekong River in Indochina
C Classic Premiere Hotels & Ship