We’ve had some really exciting new developments for 2017 at Riviera Travel, including the launch of our dedicated solo tours, but we’re not sitting back and resting on our laurels. There are already fantastic plans in the pipeline to make next year even better. So if you’re looking to be inspired by a new tour or cruise, read on to discover what’s new at Riviera Travel for 2018.
On this new river cruise we take you further along the Danube than ever before, from Budapest in Hungary, through Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, all to way to the Black Sea. You’ll see many gems of Eastern Europe along the way, including Kalemegdan Fortress in Belgrade, the magnificent Iron Gates Gorge, pretty ‘little Paris’ Bucharest and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Danube Delta – plus much more. And, of course, a brand new cruise calls for a brand new ship, so you’ll be sailing on the all-suite, five star MS Thomas Hardy.
This new Netherlands cruise has departures throughout April 2018 to enable guests to experience the vast bulb fields of Keukenhof at their brightest and best. Try to imagine seven million colourful blooms across a beautifully landscaped 80-acre park and you’ve got a glimpse of the floral splendour that’s in store! You’ll also see the authentic 18th century windmills at the step-back-in-time village of Kinderdijk and explore the scenic little town of Enkhuizen, as well as experiencing city life in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
We’re running one Namibia tour a month from March to November 2018, making experiencing this unique country a possibility, regardless of when you’d prefer to travel. Combining South African and German influences, exploring Namibia is a truly intriguing prospect, and this tour will take a looped route from capital city Windhoek. On the itinerary you’ll find a 4×4 trip across the russet-red Sossusvlei Dunes, a stop off at the largest Cape fur seal breeding colony in the world, a visit to a local tribe village and a safari drive through Etosha, Namibia’s most famous national park.
With dates for late this year, then running through 2018, this incredible 11-day tour offers something extra special. You’ll be whisked through the heart of India in your own deluxe butler-served en-suite compartment of the Deccan Odyssey, a distinctive royal blue train that epitomises travelling in true grandeur. Along the way you’ll brave a tiger safari at Ranthambore National Park, marvel at the Taj Mahal, explore the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur and see the extraordinary rock-carved temples at Ellora Caves. Add busy city stays in Mumbai and Delhi and you’ve got a mesmerising tour that ticks off some of India’s most popular sights by luxury private train.
We have arranged for two more of our popular escorted tours to be available for solo travellers: Jerusalem, Galilee & the Dead Sea and Vietnam & Cambodia. In addition to this we have been expertly crafting a new tour to Portugal – the Douro Valley to Lisbon – which will be exclusive to solo travellers. This tour will be available to book in May 2017 so keep an eye out on our website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.
Whether you’re considering making your first booking with Riviera Travel, or you’re looking to be inspired by something new, our exciting new cruises and tours are set to guarantee great holidays in 2018. Go to our website for our full product selection.