A Resource for Riverboat Travel

Riverboat Travel with Road Scholar

Climb aboard a riverboat to explore a new destination from a unique point of view, or return to someplace you love to see it with new eyes from the ship deck. Take a study cruise along the Amazon to learn about the rainforests of Brazil. Visit the Holy Ganges to learn more about the daily rituals that take place along its spiritual shores. Enjoy an epic voyage along the Mighty Mississippi to study the life of Mark Twain. Or sail along the calming waters of the Dordogne or Loire Rivers, stopping to learn about winemaking along the way. Experiencing a region of the world via its waterways can be an amazing way to get to know the landscapes, flora, fauna and more at a relaxed pace and from a different perspective. Bon voyage!

World River Facts

A few statistics you might find interesting:

  • 4,132 miles = the length of the Nile, the longest river in the world
  • 4,000 miles = the length of the Amazon, the second-longest river in the world
  • 2,340 miles = the length of the Missouri River, the longest river in the U.S.
  • 2,320 miles = the length of the Mississippi River, the second-longest river in the U.S.
  • 76 = the number of rivers in the world that are over 1,000 miles long
  • 3.5 million = miles of rivers in the U.S.


Did you know?

There are 20 rivers hidden underneath the city of London.



“Of all the 15 Road Scholar trips we have taken, Egypt was over the top! I had been fascinated with its history since I was a girl, and I came home even more fascinated. To see the pyramids and ride on the Nile in a felucca with a real Egyptologist was an experience of a lifetime.” 

Rosemary from San Luis Obispo, CA

— Class of 2006 —

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