Riviera Travel

Founded in 1984, Riviera Travel has been providing personalised tours of some of the most beautiful rivers in the world for more than 31 years. The company has their roots in coach touring, as they originally provided trips to Paris, but today they have evolved to become the largest overseas escorted tour operator in Britain.

Riviera Travel offer itineraries across four continents, and strive to provide the best value for money packages they possibly can. Their staff undergo annual resort-based training, enabling them to advise their customers on a personal level.

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What is the Riviera difference?


Handcrafted holidays with authentic experiences

Like you, we love to travel. Our team of experts personally selects every aspect of your holiday so that it is thoughtfully balanced and honed to perfection. Between our exceptional fleet of ships and our handpicked hotels, you can rest assured that you'll be exploring the world in comfort.

While you travel, you're looked after by our talented team of Tour Managers and Cruise Directors. Together, we ensure that you'll get fascinating perspectives on the culture, history, gastronomy, art and architecture of the places you visit. You'll step off the tourist trail and beyond the pages of a guide book, discovering hidden gems, mingling with the locals, and exploring lesser-known but equally beautiful places.

Your holiday – your way

We give you the flexibility and choice to enhance your holiday and make it your own.

Everyone’s idea of the perfect holiday is different and we like to give you the freedom to customise your travel experience. You can add on extras to your holiday, such as drinks packages or hotel upgrades, or even extend your holiday with a City Stay or Tour Extension.

Opt for a convenient door-to-door service with transport from your home to your choice of regional airport, available as an added optional with every holiday. We also offer a Travel Concierge service for all river cruises which allows you to add on up to two days pre- or post-departure either at the airport or at your destination.

On many of our holidays we also offer thoughtfully crafted itinerary choices and you may wish to personalise your holiday further with one of these fascinating experiences. Just get in touch with our friendly reservations team for more information.

So much included

At Riviera Travel, we include everything you need for an exceptional holiday in the price. All our holidays come with the services of an experienced Tour Manager or Cruise Director on hand to ensure your holiday runs smoothly and take care of you, and unlike some of our competitors, all the guided tours, visits to attractions and experiences described in the itineraries are fully included. Plus of course, accommodation in hand-picked hotels or on luxury ships, regional flights or rail from the UK and all transfers.

922 Cruises · 33 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Danube
  • Black Sea/Med
  • Douro
  • Indian Ocean
  • Seine
  • Mediterranean
  • Mekong
  • Rhine
  • Rhine/Moselle
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Rhine/Danube
  • Nile
  • N Europe
  • Rhone/Saone

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Reasons to Book

Your holiday the Riviera Travel way


The Riviera difference

Here are a few reasons why you can feel confident when booking a holiday with us

Unbeatable Value for Money & Honest Pricing

With almost 40 years of experience as the UK’s leading escorted tour operator, we can offer remarkable value on our holidays; our scale and the strong relationships we’ve built with our suppliers enables us to negotiate exceptional rates – and we pass those savings straight back to you. Our prices are fair and straightforward, with no hidden extras. Unlike many of our competitors, with us there’s no smoke and mirrors with our pricing and promotions – you’ll never find us inflating our prices just to offer artificially big discounts – we just offer amazing value for money, all the time.

We’ll look after you – no matter what

We’ll always go above and beyond to make sure you can enjoy the holiday you’ve looked forward to. Almost all of our holidays run without any issues, but occasionally we’ll be impacted by circumstances outside of our control; for example flight changes. If this happens, rest assured that our team will take care of it; finding alternative travel options, organising hotels, and keeping you informed. We’re there for you every step of the way – so all you need to worry about is your packing.


Our Promises

Quality Promise

You cannot find the same quality experience for less with a competitor – and if you do, we’ll match the price. Find out more about our Quality Promise.

Price Promise

You'll usually get our lowest prices by booking early. But should we ever drop the price in the future, we'll give you the value of the difference back. Find out more about our Price Promise.

Happiness Guarantee

You’re always protected by our Happiness Guarantee; if you’re not happy by day two of your holiday, we’ll bring you home with a full refund. Find our how it works and the full Holiday Happiness Guarantee terms.

Fly from your local airport at no extra cost

There’s no supplements 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 UK based team

We’re on hand before and during your holiday. If anything were to go awry during your travels, you can call our emergency number at any point.

Your money is safe and secure

No matter what, your money is safe and secure and fully protected by ABTA and ATOL.

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