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All-Inclusive USA River Cruises

Riverboat adventures designed for travelers ages 50+

From the Mississippi River all the way to the Columbia River, journey along the great waterways of America and learn about how these beautiful regions fit into history. 

USA Riverboat
USA Riverboat

Each River Cruise includes:

  • All lodgings & most meals
  • Expert-led lectures & field trips
  • Hands-on experiences & performances
  • All gratuities
  • Road Scholar Assurance Plan
USA Riverboat

Favorite River Cruise Experiences

  • Explore Hannibal, Missouri, and learn how it inspired the work of its most famous son, Mark Twain
  • Relax and watch the Mississippi go by aboard the world’s largest paddlewheel steamboat
  • Uncover the roots of Zebulon Pike’s famous Mississippi River expedition in Burlington, Iowa
  • Discover Hell’s Canyon — one of the deepest gorges on earth — via a jet boat excursion along the Snake River


A university of the world, Not-for-Profit Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for nearly 50 years.

Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel since 1975.