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All-Inclusive River Cruise Adventures in the United States

Afloat learning adventures designed for travelers 50+!

From the Mississippi to the Gateway Arch to Montana to the Columbia River all the way to Oregon, journey along the great rivers of America and learn about how this beautiful region fits into history.

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USA Riverboat

Each River Cruise Adventures includes:

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

Favorite 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.