The Riviera Travel difference

The Riviera Travel difference

Riviera Travel’s commitment to outstanding value and quality, as well as its passion for customers has made it the UK’s leader in river cruise

Outstanding cruise holidays

Expect only the best on a Riviera Travel river cruise: the most luxurious ships; surprisingly spacious suites with everything you’d expect from a superbly appointed boutique hotel; a gastronomic journey sampling the finest cuisine; and first-class service.

Five-star experiences

Riviera Travel’s experts bring to life Europe’s most fascinating destinations. They select every aspect of your cruise and ensure the itineraries are balanced, so there’s time to explore at a relaxing pace.

Fine culinary experiences

Indulge in the finest cuisine throughout your stay on board, from early risers’ breakfast to midnight snacks. Menus feature a selection of European specialties and international favourites, so there’s something to suit every palate.

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Exceptional value guaranteed

Riviera Travel’s luxury river cruise holidays offer incredible value for money and include everything you need: return journeys and transfers, your choice of beautifully appointed suites or cabins, meals on board, all land visits, guided tours, taxes and fuel supplements.

Price promise

There are never any hidden surcharges, extras or fees to be added later, so the cost will not increase no matter what happens after you book. To ensure everyone pays the same, Riviera Travel do not inflate prices or offer artificial discounts, nor do they automatically include gratuities.

Award-winning reputation

Since their inception in 1984, Riviera Travel has consistently won awards for outstanding service, industry-beating quality and exceptional value for money. They are the only brand to hold three Which? awards concurrently, including ‘Travel Brand of the Year’ in 2017.

Fascinating excursions included

See the classic sights of Europe and the lesser-known places that are often more intriguing. Itineraries are thoughtfully balanced so there’s ample time to watch the world go by. If you wish to immerse yourself in local culture, there are opportunities to delve in. The experienced team are passionate about bringing to life the places we visit – you’ll learn far more from them than you would from any guidebook. Should you need assistance, cruise directors and tour managers are always on hand and ready to go the extra mile.

The finest ships

Riviera Travel’s fleet of five-star and four-star superior vessels are truly world-class. Primarily Swiss-built and operated, they are rated by Berlitz’s River Cruising In Europe guide as some of the finest river cruise ships to grace Europe’s waterways. All ships have an excellent ratio of crew to guests, and friendly English-speaking crew will anticipate your every need in a manner that’s intuitive yet discreet.

Fully air-conditioned decks, easily accessed via lift or stairs, offer different vantage points of the surrounding scenery. Take in sweeping views from a panoramic observation lounge and bar, complete with sumptuous seating and plush carpets. Most vessels feature a sauna, steam room, pool, fitness suite, library, and even a hair salon or treatment room. Complimentary wi-fi is available on every ship.

Spacious suites and cabins

Riviera Travel’s suites and cabins are among the largest on any river cruise vessels – the largest suite measures a generous 30 square metres, and 83 per cent of cabins feature a French or full balcony. They’re well-appointed with all the facilities you’d expect from a luxury boutique hotel. Every cabin features a hotel-style bed, crisp cotton linen, your choice of pillows, an en-suite bathroom and shower, plush towels and complimentary toiletries. All cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, a small desk, flat-screen TV, hair-dryer, safe, telephone and complimentary wi-fi. To make you feel at home, there are facilities for making coffee and tea.

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Onboard dining options and drinks packages

From sumptuous breakfasts to superb buffet lunches and fine four-course dinners, menus feature international classics and regional specialities, prepared by professional chefs. There is a policy of informal free seating and smaller tables. The wine list includes an extensive range of local wines in addition to classic favourites. Most dietary requirements are catered for.

Enjoy first-class cuisine in the ship’s excellent main restaurant, or if you prefer a more intimate setting, the Stern Bar on most of our five-star vessels transforms into the ‘chef’s restaurant’ with seating for no more than 34 diners. Here, the chefs present their signature dishes made with the freshest seasonal produce.

For 2018 departures, Riviera Travel are offering an optional drinks package which represents superb value and includes a wide selection
of drinks during lunch and dinner. You can choose from a range of draught and non-alcoholic beer, soft drinks, juices and house wines.

Amsterdam, Kinderdijk & the Dutch Bulbfields Five days from £899pp

Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields Eight days from £1,449pp

Rhine & Moselle Eight days from £1,199pp

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg Eight days from £1,099pp

Medieval Germany Eight days from £1,199pp

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland Eight days from £1,199pp

Cruise the Heart of Europe 15 days from £1,899pp

The Blue Danube Eight days from £999pp

Budapest to the Black Sea 15 days from £2,699pp

The Douro, Oporto & Salamanca Eight days from £1,199pp

Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence Eight days from £1,199pp

The Seine, Paris & Normandy Eight days from £1,399pp

Enchanting Rhine & Yuletide Markets Five days from £699pp

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