Active Ocean & River Cruise Adventures

Enjoy the invigorating experience of traveling with Backroads on small cruise ships that feel more like exclusive retreats. These active adventures are a world away from typical large cruises. On a floating hotel that covers more distance, you’ll see the world while only unpacking once.

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Multi-Adventure

Couples, Friends & Solos

Galápagos Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

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Sailing through Ecuador's Enchanted Isles

8 days

Levels 1-2

Casual Plus Ship

From $8,799/person

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Walking & Hiking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

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Torres del Paine, Tierra del Fuego & Cape Horn

9 days

Levels 1-3

Casual Plus Hotels & Casual Ship

From $11,999/person

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Walking & Hiking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

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Ecuador's Vibrant Cultures & Wildlife Wonders

11 days

Levels 1-2

Premiere Hotels & Ship

From $10,199/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Danube River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

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Prague to Budapest with 100+ Backroads Friends

8 days

Levels 1-4

Small Luxury Ship

From $5,999/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

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Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

8 days

Levels 1-4

Small Luxury Ship

From $5,599/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour

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Basel to Amsterdam through Switzerland, France, Germany & the Netherlands

8 days

Levels 1-3

Small Luxury Ship

From $7,999/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Dutch & Belgian Waterways River Cruise Bike Tour

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Iconic Canals, Windmills & Bike Paths from Amsterdam to Bruges

8 days

Levels 1-3

Small Luxury Ship

From $7,499/person

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Walking & Hiking

Families with Older Teens & 20s

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Family Walking & Hiking Tour

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Ecuador's Vibrant Cultures & Wildlife Wonders

11 days

Levels 1-2

Premiere Hotels & Ship

From $10,599/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

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Splendid Salamanca to Historic Porto

8 days

Levels 2-4

Small Luxury Ship

From $6,199/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Bordeaux River Cruise Bike Tour

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Vineyards & Châteaux of Garonne, Dordogne & Gironde

8 days

Levels 1-3

Small Luxury Ship

From $7,699/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Seine River Cruise Bike Tour

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Paris Lights, the Land of Monet & Normandy's D-Day Sites

8 days

Levels 1-3

Small Luxury Ship

From $5,999/person

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Multi-Adventure

Couples, Friends & Solos

Croatia Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

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Biking, Hiking & Cruising along the Adriatic Coast

8 days

Levels 2-4

Small Luxury Ships

From $9,299/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Mekong River Cruise Bike Tour

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Cycle & Sail along the Mighty Mekong

9 days

Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels & Ship

From $8,999/person

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Walking & Hiking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Iceland Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

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Passage to the Land of Fire & Ice

8 days

Levels 1-3

Small Luxury Ship

From $9,099/person

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NEW

Multi-Adventure

Couples, Friends & Solos

Greece & Mediterranean Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

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From Athens to Croatia’s Dubrovnik via Albania & Montenegro

8 days

Levels 2-4

Small Luxury Ships

From $8,699/person

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Multi-Adventure

Couples, Friends & Solos

Tahiti Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

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Sailing Idyllic Isles from Tahiti to Bora Bora

8 days

Levels 1-3

Small Luxury Ships

From $8,699/person

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NEW

Multi-Adventure

Couples, Friends & Solos

Danube River Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

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Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

8 days

Levels 1-4

Small Luxury Ship

From $9,099/person

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Biking

Families with 20s & Beyond

Danube River Cruise Family Bike Tour

Subtitle/H2
Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

8 days

Levels 1-4

Small Luxury Ship

From $7,299/person

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Biking

Families with Older Teens & 20s

Danube River Cruise Family Bike Tour

Subtitle/H2
Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

8 days

Levels 1-4

Small Luxury Ship

From $7,599/person

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Biking

Families with Teens & Kids

Danube River Cruise Family Bike Tour

Subtitle/H2
Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

8 days

Levels 1-4

Small Luxury Ship

From $5,299/person

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Biking

Families with Teens & Kids

Rhine River Cruise Family Bike Tour

Subtitle/H2
Basel to Amsterdam through Switzerland, France, Germany & the Netherlands

8 days

Levels 1-3

Small Luxury Ship

From $5,299/person

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Biking

Couples, Friends & Solos

Rhine River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour

Subtitle/H2
Dolce Tempo Journey from Basel to Amsterdam

8 days

Levels 1-2

Small Luxury Ship

From $7,999/person

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Multi-Adventure

Couples, Friends & Solos

Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

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Penguins, Icebergs, Glaciers & Epic Grandeur

11 days

Levels 1-2

Small Luxury Ships

From $16,999/person

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Active Ocean & River Cruise Adventures

Led by your expert Trip Leaders, our carefully planned itineraries offer enough flexibility and activity to get you away from the crowds and into the region’s hidden gems. It’s the perfect combination: time onboard to relax and onshore activities that showcase the best of your destination.