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Educational River Cruises

Climb aboard a river cruise to explore a new destination from a unique point of view, or return to someplace you’d love to learn about with new eyes from the ship deck. Steamboat down the Mississippi, experience France along the Rhône or discover India from the Ganges River on expert-led, educational itineraries. Our enriching programs aboard riverboats let you learn about life along the river in cities and rural villages, offering an experience akin to a small floating hotel.

Check out our River Cruise Travel Guide →

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Best River Cruises

Cruises don’t just have to explore the deep blue waters of the world’s oceans. River cruises are a great way to travel from city to city in a more intimate way. Steamboat down the Mississippi, experience France along the Rhône, or discover India from the Ganges River on expert-led, educational itineraries. Our enriching riverboat programs let you learn about life along the river in cities and rural villages, offering an experience akin to a small floating hotel. Take a look at our selection of the best river cruises below, and review our riverboat travel guide to see what you can expect on a Road Scholar river cruise.

River Cruises in the United States, North, and South America

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of river cruises in the United States that bring you through some of America’s most famous cities and towns. From Mississippi River cruises for families to voyages down the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest, our United States riverboat cruises show you what makes America so special. 

 

In addition to our riverboat tours in the USA, you can explore more of the Americas through our South American river cruises. Gain an insider’s perspective of the Amazon Rainforest through our Brazil river cruise, where you’ll discover the Amazon’s rich biodiversity, rivers, and landscape from local experts. These are just some of the best river cruises we offer in North and South America. Scroll through our collection to find an educational river tour that piques your interest today.

Cruises on European Riverboats

At Road Scholar, our European riverboats bring you through some of this historic continent’s most famous cities. Local experts will show you diverse landscapes, such as Holland’s rivers cutting through endless tulip gardens or Paris’ picturesque skyline that inspired artists of every generation.  From central European riverboats to sailing the Danube River and the Road Scholar Portugal river cruise, these unique learning experiences will allow you to discover the world.

River Cruises in Africa

Africa is a continent full of history, cultures, landscapes, and attractions. What better way to discover what it has to offer than a river cruise? At Road Scholar, our river cruises in Africa provide a safari by land and water, so you can spot iconic animals like elephants and lions, view natural wonders like Victoria Falls, and meet the locals.

River Cruises in Asia

At Road Scholar, we have some of the best river cruises in Asia, bringing you to countries like Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. No matter the river cruise in Asia you choose, you’ll be able to spot rare wildlife and join others looking to gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. 

Conclusion

At Road Scholar, we have some of the world’s best river cruises to choose from. From river cruises in the United States to boat tours throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa, you’re sure to find a learning experience that captivates you. Sign up for a Road Scholar river cruise tour today to see what the world has to offer, and return home with lifelong memories and relationships!