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About Riviera Travel

When you choose a Riviera Travel holiday, every detail of your river cruise or escorted tour is personally considered by travel specialists. Our experts behind the brand go to great lengths to curate each holiday, ensuring you can enjoy the very best of your chosen destination and have plenty of ....more

Reasons to tour with Riviera Travel

Price Promise: You'll always pay the best price by booking early, and if for any reason we do reduce the price after you book, we'll refund you the difference

Our expertise means we can create perfectly balanced and fully immersive itineraries, designed to take you off the tourist trail and under the skin of a destination

Our ‘happiness guarantee’ promises that if you’re not completely happy after 48 hours, we’ll fly you home and give you a full refund

Regional flights: There's no supplement on regional flights across our range of holidays so you can enjoy hassle-free travel from your local airport - at no extra cost

24/7 access to our award-winning UK based team

Flexible Booking - Change your holiday for free for any reason right up until your final balance payment is due

Which? Recommended Provider for both river cruises and tours


Our company’s foundation is built on our values, which distinguish us and guide our actions. We are keen on doing our part to make the world a more meaningful place; after all, the world is our passion. We strive to integrate environmental and sustainability principles into our core business philosophy. ....more


We're a fully bonded member of ABTA, ATOL and IATA, so your Riviera Travel holiday is safe and secure

ATOL No. 3430
ATOL No. 3430
ABTA No. V4744
ABTA No. V4744

What We Offer

Outstanding crafted itineraries, authentic experiences with local experts, award-winning reputation and an honest pricing polciy.


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Our Story

For 37 years our experts have been bringing to life the world’s most fascinating destinations. Like you, we love to travel and we are passionate about what we do. We personally select every aspect of your holiday and we are dedicated to ensuring that the content and detail of each ....more


Over the years, we have been recognised in many surveys and awards, including the British Travel Awards, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Observer, Which? Magazine, Silver Travel Awards, Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards, Travel Weekly and more.

These are staggering achievements in Britain’s most prestigious awards, ....more

Which? Recommended Provider status for River Cruises for 2020 and the Which? Recommended Provider status for Escorted Tours (awarded July 2020.)
Which? Recommended Provider status for River Cruises for 2020 and the Which? Recommended Provider status for Escorted Tours (awarded July 2020.)
Silver at the British Travel Awards 2019
Silver at the British Travel Awards 2019
2019 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards
2019 Cruise Critic UK Editors’ Picks Awards

How we're working to make you feel COVID-safe on your trip

Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

Riviera Travel Reviews

Valerie Pascoe

We would go again in a heartbeat



Oh my goodness, what a relief it was to actually get away! Full marks to all at Riviera for keeping us up to date before our trip and for the help so cheerfully and patiently given with the extra admin that Covid brought our way. We felt totally safe with the measures taken on board, thank you very much for this. Without exception, Staff were fantastic and our every need was attended to. The additional Covid testing ran smoothly, organised by our Riviera Reps. The guided tours were most interesting: the guides very knowledgeable and more importantly, interesting to listen to. We loved this trip and would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you again Riviera, you were FAB!

Kathryn Jurin, GB

Riviera South Africa tour - awesome



Riviera have amazing holidays and tours to choose from. The one we chose was South Africa and wow! It turned out to be our best trip ever - incredible memories we will never forget. We’ve been all over the world which was because of all our experiences, this one was awesome. The organisation of the holiday, the guide and the travel was e cells that. The choice of hotels, meals, restaurants, trips was absolutely fantastic - very good quality and character - nothing bland or boring! The Riviera guide was permanently with us along with a South Africa guide and they were both extremely friendly, professional, informative and you could ask any questions you want! I would massively recommend this holiday/trip and when you’ve experienced it, you realise how reasonable the price is. We reflect on this trip a lot and thank you Riviera for giving us such a wonderful experience.

Barry, GB

Rhine Christmas markets cruise



Just completed a 5 day trip on the Rhine. Our first river cruise and a tester for future cruises. The boat was well appointed and the cabin and public areas were spotlessly clean. The staff were attentive and contributed to the very relaxed atmosphere on the boat. The quality of the food surpassed that which we have experiened on sea cruises in recent years. I have written little because it was a faultless experience. We have booked a further cruise (in France) on the basis of our experience.

Peter Blundell

An amazing trustworthy company.



By the law of averages, there will occasionally be dramas with holidays when hundreds of people are on a package trip. It’s a fact of life. However a true rating measure of a travel company is how they look after the customer in these circumstances. Riviera Travel are, in my opinion, totally trustworthy and will do whatever they can within their power when there is a problem. In fact, to a degree that is actually above and beyond the call of duty. I would thoroughly recommend them, and look forward to our next Riviera holiday in 2022.

Mike Cole, GB

Croatian Islands Cruise



We have just returned from a very enjoyable cruise along the Croatian coast on the Il Mare. Everything was extremely well organised and it was a very relaxing holiday. We had a week of excellent weather, also being organised for us by Riviera! I would definitely recommend this type of cruise to anybody considering something similar as both the scenery and stops at the numerous islands were very pleasant.

Riviera Travel Ships

MS Seaventure

MS Movenpick Darakum

MS Douro Splendour

MV Aphrodite

RV Mekong Prestige II

MS Emily Bronte

MV Riva

MS II Mare

MS Charles Dickens

MS Robert Burns

MS Adriatic Sky

MS Douro Elegance

MS Adriatic Sun

MS Swiss Ruby

MS George Eliot

MS Mendula

MS Lord Tennyson

MS William Wordsworth

MS Rossia

MV Corona

MV Rhapsody

MS William Shakespeare

MV Ocean Atlantic

MS Oscar Wilde

MS Geoffrey Chaucer

MV Mare Blu

MV Markan

MV Yasawa Princess

MS Jane Austen

MS Thomas Hardy

MS Lord Byron

Frequently Asked Questions

What policies are in place for Covid-19?

Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

How long has the tour company been trading?

For almost 40 years

I have reduced mobility; can I still travel?

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us or call us on 01283 688 486 to discuss these concerns; our offices are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday 9:30am - 4pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday. Accommodation For all tour and river

Do I require travel insurance?

It is a condition of booking that you carry suitable travel insurance.

What is my luggage allowance?

You will receive details of your luggage allowance with your final travel documents, which are sent approximately 10 days prior to your date of departure.


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Puglia, Lecce and Vieste - Undiscovered Italy
7 Nights $2047 inc flight
Ecuador and the Galapagos
15 Nights $5722 inc flight
Berlin, Dresden, Meissen and Colditz
4 Nights $1023 inc flight
Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer
8 Nights $4336 inc flight
Jordan and Petra for Solo Travellers
6 Nights $3131 inc flight
Vietnam and Cambodia with Laos Extension
18 Nights $5420 inc flight
Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga
7 Nights $1445 inc flight
The Blue Danube River Cruise - MS Oscar Wilde
7 Nights $2710 inc flight
Lyon, Provençal Rhône & the Camargue River Cruise - MS Lord Byron
10 Nights $4095 inc flight
Drink Package
Free drinks package with all July and August river cruises. There’s no more relaxing way to explore Europe than on a luxury river cruise. Cruise in summer to make the most of the long days and pleasant temperatures and discover Europe’s most beautiful towns and cities at their finest. Bask in the sun on a comfortable lounger as you sail through the sun-kissed hills and valleys that surround you; cool off with a dip in the splash pool or enjoy a refreshing drink in the shade. Enjoy drinks on us this summer, with a free drinks package included on river cruises departing in July and August. Quench your thirst with an ice-cold beer, or savour the first, cool sip of a delicate white wine. With a choice of carefully selected local wines, beers and soft drinks, it’s the perfect way to cool down from an active day of sightseeing. Book any European river cruise departing in July and August 2023 by 28 February to take advantage of this offer.
Spain’s Basque Country, La Rioja and Burgos
7 Nights $1649 inc flight
Hidden Italy
5 Nights $1107 inc flight
Florence and Tuscany
7 Nights $1589 inc flight
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