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.



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 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. 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.



What is the Riviera difference?



1 icon 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 lookied 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.


Tour manager guiding a small group in Budapest

Couple watching sunset in Budapest

2 icon 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.

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.

3 icon 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!

lucerne & bernese oberland


Frequently asked questions



How do I make a booking?

To confirm a booking please contact Travel the World on 1 300 857 437.

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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