Why Riviera Travel

Why Choose Riviera Travel

Experience a holiday with a difference whenever you travel with us. Choose an itinerary from our wide range of luxurious river cruise holidays across Europe.


Our Tour Managers

Our cruise directors are the best you’ll find on any river cruise. Some have been with us for a staggering twenty years! So it goes without saying they are passionate about travel. Get to know some of our cruise directors here.


Awards & Accolades

We’ve been delighting customers for 36 years and have been consistently recognised for exceptional customer service and first-class products. Read more about the awards we’ve won here.


What Our Customers Say

Take a look at our testimonials to see what our customers say about taking a river cruise with Riviera Travel. From itinerary highlights to charming cruise directors and ship comforts.


Your holiday the Riviera Travel way

10 details that make the difference


1 icon Meticulously crafted river cruises

We personally select every aspect of your holiday, so you come away with a great appreciation of culture, landscape, wildlife and history. We also ensure that our itineraries are thoughtfully balanced, so there’s time to explore at a relaxing pace.


2 icon Outstanding river cruise ships

Expect only the best: the most luxurious ships, exclusively chartered by us, surprisingly spacious cabins and suites with everything you would want, panoramic lounges and extensive sun decks.

Couple on river cruise ship balcony

Cologne cathedral


3 icon The best cruise directors and knowledgeable local guides

Our experts are chosen not only for their wealth of knowledge, but their flair for engaging audiences and passion for delighting customers. You’ll feel like you’re travelling with a friend who happens to know the secrets of every destination.


4 icon Truly authentic experiences

We take you beyond the tourist trail and pages of a guide book, discovering hidden gems and behind-the-scenes tours.


5 icon Your options – for flexibility and choice

Personalise your holiday with one of our hand-picked experiences or extend your holiday with a post cruise extension, giving you the opportunity to explore more of the world with us. You may also wish to add a drinks package or on-board credit to your booking.


6 icon Exceptional service

We genuinely care about making your cruise the very best it can be. Our friendly and experienced team make every effort to get to know you by name and your preferences at heart. 

Woman at reception desk onboard a river cruise ship

Riviera Travel Which logos


7 icon Unbeatable value

Our holidays offer incredible value for money and include everything you need for an unforgettable experience: guided tours, services of an English-speaking cruise director and concierge, guided tours, luxurious accommodation and all on-board meals from delicious fine-dining menus. Please compare the quality and prices of everything we offer – you won’t find better for less.


8 icon Award-winning reputation

Since our inception in 1984, we have been consistently recognised for outstanding service, value and quality. For seven years Which? has awarded us the highly coveted “Recommended Provider” status. According to independent review site Reevoo, over 99% of respondents would also travel with us again.


9 icon Peace of mind

Our cruise directors and concierges are with you throughout your holiday to ensure your experience is exceptional. You can always seek their assistance or call our dedicated 24-hour helpline to speak to a member of our team in the UK.


10 icon Our unique price promise

It’s simple. Everything you need is included in the price without any compromise on quality. There are no surcharges and no hidden extras, just like always. And if, for whatever reason, the price of your holiday increases after you’ve booked, rest assured we’ll never ask you to pay more.
Plus, should the cost of your holiday go down after you’ve booked, we’ll pass on the benefit automatically. This means you can book with confidence safe in the knowledge that you’re getting the very best value all year round.

Couple watching sunset in Budapest


Frequently asked questions


How do I make a booking?

To confirm a booking please contact Cruise Traveller on 1300 561 001.

What’s included on my holiday?

Our fully comprehensive itineraries include all of the ‘must see’ sights and experiences your selected destination offers. Many operators sell these as ‘options’ – but on a Riviera Travel holiday you will miss nothing of importance. We do not sell you lots of additional excursions that just add to your overall costs. For specific details of what is included, please see the relevant cruise page.

Is there a daily programme of activities?

A daily programme is produced on board and delivered to your cabin each evening, detailing the following day’s activities.

Who is the cruise director?

On board, our cruise director will look after you and advise on food and drink, local customs and events and any other information concerning your holiday.

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