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Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel use their years of touring expertise to provide excellent value for money on well-designed modern ships, exclusively for British passengers. Their river cruises include Eurostar travel or return flights from a choice of regional airports, quality dining options and fewer excursions meaning more time in destinations.

Riviera Travel also offer a choice of 7-night yacht cruises in Croatia from Split and Dubrovnik, accompanied by an experienced Tour Manager. Visit small, picturesque ports on the Dalmatian coast on yacht cruisers carrying just 38 passengers.

  • Lord Byron
  • Lord Byron bar
  • Restaurant on Lord Byron
  • cabin on Lord Byron
  • William Shakespeare
  • Swiss Sapphire
  • Mini suite on Serenade 2

About Riviera Travel River Cruises

What's Included?

All Riviera Travel cruises include a full board cruise plus return travel either by Eurostar or a choice regional airports, overseas transfers and some excursions as per the itineraries.

Dining

From sumptuous breakfasts to buffet lunches and fine four-course dinners, you will sample culinary delights on a Riviera Travel cruise. Early risers can enjoy tea or coffee and fresh pastries on the Sun Deck before a full buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant. Breakfast is a feast of hot and cold options with an omelette station preparing dishes to order. Lunch is also served as a buffet and Afternoon Tea is served with the Chef's special patisserie. Complimentary tea and coffee is available throughout the day. After a busy exploring new destinations, relax in the main restaurant with a four-course dinner of starter, soup, main and dessert including international dishes and regional delicacies. Every cruise also has a Welcome Dinner and Gala Dinner. The restaurant has an open-seating plan with smaller tables.

On newer ships, the Stern Bar transforms to the 'Chef's Restaurant' seating just 24 guests and the Chef presents special signature dishes with a fixed menu.

Cruise Collection

Rhine Cruises

  • Yuletide Markets on the Rhine

    4 Nights - Cologne and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Thomas Hardy and Emily Bronte Thomas Hardy and Emily Bronte

    Visit some of the best Christmas markets in Germany on this cruise along the River Rhine visiting the fairytale towns and cities of Rudesheim, Frankfurt, Koblenz and Cologne. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK or Eurostar from London St Pancras 2017 - Dec

    Yuletide Markets on the Rhine No Fly Cruise
    From £499pp
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  • Rhine to Strasbourg and Heidelberg

    7 Nights - Cologne and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron Choice of Ships

    Discover contrasting towns and cities, from quaint Boppard to majestic Heidelberg and medieval Strasbourg on this relaxing voyage along the Rhine from the historic city of Cologne. Includes guided excursions and return Eurostar from London St Pancras 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Rhine to Strasbourg and Heidelberg No Fly Cruise
    From £1099pp
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  • Rhine and Moselle

    7 Nights - Cologne and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Jane Austen Choice of Ships

    Visit the highlights along the scenic Rhine and Moselle rivers visiting historic villages and famous wine towns in the heart of Germany. Prices include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras 2017 - Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Rhine and Moselle River Cruise No Fly Cruise
    From £1199pp
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  • River Rhine to Switzerland

    7 Nights - Cologne to Basel

    Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Choice of Ships

    Join your floating hotel in Cologne cruising through the Rhine Valley to charming riverside towns and the scenic Black Forest, home to some of the most picturesque Alpine scenery. Prices include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights from the UK 2017 - Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    River Rhine to Switzerland Cruise No Fly Cruise
    From £1199pp
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  • Danube Cruises

  • The Blue Danube

    7 Nights - Budapest and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Choice of Ships

    Journey from the historic city of Budapest through Hungary, Slovakia and Austria. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    The Blue Danube River Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £999pp
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  • Rhine, Main and Danube Cruises

  • Medieval Germany

    7 Nights - Mainz to Regensburg

    Riviera Travel Ship - Swiss Tiara Choice of Ships

    Explore the charming medieval towns of Wertheim and Miltenberg and charming Bamberg on this cruise along the Main and Danube rivers through the heart of Germany, with included excursions and return flights from the UK 2017 - Sep, Oct
    2018 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Medieval Germany Fly Cruise Package
    From £1199pp
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  • Heart of Europe

    14 Nights - Cologne to Budapest

    Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron and Jane Austen Choice of Ships

    Tour through the heart of Europe along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Cologne to Budapest visiting well-preserved historic towns in Germany and the impressive city of Vienna in Austria. Include excursions and Eurostar from London St Pancras or return flights 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Heart of Europe from Cologne to Budapest No Fly Cruise
    From £1499pp
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  • Danube to Black Sea Cruises

  • Budapest to the Black Sea

    14 Nights - Budapest and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy

    Discover stunning scenery on this 14-night cruise from Budapest and explore historic capital cities, the spectacular Iron Gates and the vast Danube Delta where the Danube meets the Black Sea. Includes excursions and return flights from the UK. 2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Sep

    Budapest to the Black Sea Fly Cruise Package
    From £2299pp
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  • Douro Cruises

  • The Douro to Salamanca

    7 Nights - Oporto and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Douro Elegance Douro Elegance

    A 7-night river cruise through the picturesque Douro Valley exploring Portugal's famous port wine region on a luxurious ship, with return flights from the UK 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

    The Douro and Salamanca River Cruise from Oporto Fly Cruise Package
    From £1299pp
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  • Rhone Cruises

  • Highlights of Burgundy and Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon to Avignon

    Riviera Travel Ship - Swiss Corona Choice of Ships

    Discover the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy and the historic highlights of Arles and Avignon in Provence. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Burgundy and Provence along the Rhone No Fly Cruise
    From £1099pp
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  • River Seine Cruises

  • Paris and Normandy on the Seine

    7 Nights - Paris and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Swiss Ruby Swiss Ruby

    Learn about the history of the D-Day landings and visit the picturesque towns made famous by impressioniste artists as you journey from Paris to the Normandy Coast. Includes shore excursions and Eurostar or return flights from the UK 2017 - Sep
    2018 - Jun, Sep

    Paris and Normandy on the Seine No Fly Cruise
    From £1399pp
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  • Holland at Tulip Time Cruises

  • Dutch Bulbfields

    4 Nights - Amsterdam and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Emily Bronte Choice of Ships

    See the stunning flower displays at the famous Keukenhof Gardens, the iconic windmills of the Kinderdijk and traditional Dutch villages on this 4-night river cruise from Amsterdam. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK or Eurostar from London St Pancras 2018 - Apr

    Dutch Bulbfields Fly Cruise Package
    From £699pp
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  • Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Lord Byron Choice of Ships

    Visit the battlefields of World War II and commemorative memorials in Arnhem, Oosterbeek and Ypres, and see the colourful tulips in full bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK 2018 - Apr

    Medieval Flanders and Dutch Bulbfields Springtime Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £1149pp
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  • Croatia Coast Cruises

  • The Dalmatian Coast

    7 Nights - Dubrovnik and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Corona Corona

    Explore atmospheric medieval towns and stunning islands on this relaxing cruise along the Dalmatian coast on board stylish small ship Corona, with return flights from the UK 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
    2018 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    The Dalmatian Coast Fly Cruise Package
    From £1399pp
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  • Dramatic Dalmatia

    7 Nights - Split and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Aquamarin Aquamarin

    Cruise along the magnificent Dalmatian coast from Split to Zadar and back to explore beautifully preserved and atmospheric medieval cities, on board luxury small ship Aquamarin, with return flights from the UK 2017 - Jul, Aug, Sep
    2018 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

    Dramatic Dalmatia Fly Cruise Package
    From £1499pp
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  • Dalmatian Coast

    7 Nights - Split and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Il Mare Il Mare

    Discover the ancient towns of Trogir, Sibenik, Zadar and Split and sail through the Kornato National Park on this Croatian coast cruise from Split, with return flights from the UK 2018 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

    Dalmatian Coast Fly Cruise Package
    From £1499pp
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  • Highlights of Croatia

    7 Nights - Split and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Admiral Admiral

    Discover secluded bays and fascinating cities on this superb voyage along the dramatic Dalmatian coast from Split to Dubrovnik and back, with return flights from the UK 2017 - Aug, Sep

    Highlights of Croatia Fly Cruise Package
    From £1499pp
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  • Yangtze Cruises

  • Grand Tour of China

    15 Nights - Shanghai and back

    Riviera Travel Ship - Century Sun Century Sun

    Discover China's iconic sights, from the magnificent Forbidden City in Beijing to the famous Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an and and the endangered Giant Pandas at Chengdu Zoo, and enjoy a 2-night cruise along the mighty Yangtze on the luxurious Century Sun, on this superb cruise and land tour, with return flights from the UK 2017 - Oct
    2018 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Grand Tour of China Fly Cruise Package
    From £2699pp
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