River Cruises

Our active river cruises span the globe, featuring luxurious small ships and incredible biking hiking in some of the world’s most beautiful places. Whether your interests lead you to castles along the Danube or colorful markets along the Mekong, you’re sure to love these river cruises, which give you the comfort, flexibility and convenience you need to enjoy an epic active adventure on and off the boat.

With classic Backroads-style biking, walking and hiking, along with superlative support for every pace, these excursions are a different kind of river cruise. Discover the magic of active river cruises with Backroads on these unique adventures, the best way to explore the world. Only unpack once and enjoy the unmistakable magic of discovering your destination actively. Whether you’re joining us on a cycling cruise or a watery walking adventure, we hope to see you out there soon!

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Biking on our Danube River Cruise

Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

Backroads River Cruise

Danube River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Prague to Budapest with 100+ Backroads Friends

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Ecuador's Extraordinary Wildlife & Ancient Culture

Backroads Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Splendid Salamanca to Historic Porto

Douro Full Ship Celebration River Cruise Bike Tour

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Magical Salamanca to Timeless Porto

Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour

Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour

Regal Waterways from Basel to Amsterdam

Backroads Rhine River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Rhine River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Bike from Basel to Amsterdam along the legendary Rhine River

Seine River Cruise

Seine River Cruise Bike Tour

Paris Lights & the D-Day Sites of Normandy

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos River Cruise Bike Tour

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Mekong River Cruise Bike Tour

Cycle & Sail along the Mighty Mekong