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Congratulations to Our 2021 Photo Competition Winners

As we enter a new year of travel, we’re delighted with the calendar we have created with the 12 winning entries from our photo competition in 2021

From African big cats to Austrian castles, Lake Bled to Lake Windermere, Como to Coimbra, we received some truly captivating and inspirational images that told the most delightfully insightful tales of your holiday experiences with us, and we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who entered and brought us so much joy by sharing their most special moments. 

Gary Schultz, Cappadocia on the Cappadocia, Istanbul, Ephesus and Troy tour

From ethereal aerial photographs to iconic historical monuments, exquisite religious sites to mesmerising lakes, majestic mountain ranges to spectacular wildlife, we were blessed with a host of your most fascinating and beautiful interpretations of our planet’s natural world and its breathtaking cultural heritage, plus wonderfully immersive glimpses of ‘real life’ from all over the globe – all experienced whilst exploring the world on a Riviera holiday.  

The winning image: John Young, Strasbourg on the Rhine Cruise to Switzerland cruise in 2019

The winning shot of the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, taken by John whilst on our Rhine Cruise to Switzerland river cruise, was crowned our ultimate winner. We all felt this exceptional photograph captured the serene beauty of this picturesque medieval gem to perfection and made us all want to be there! John wrote: 

“We had berthed in the beautiful town of Strasbourg and I wandered a short distance into the town. The historic buildings throughout the area are of a wonderful medieval construction. Those alongside the waterway and the bridges over it are decorated with brightly coloured flower baskets. The shops and cafés invite you to tally and sample their produce. A fantastic way to spend the day in a fascinating town.” 

John Bell, Kruger National Park on the South Africa tour in 2016

If you fancy winning a Riviera Travel voucher to put towards your next holiday, as well as having your photograph feature in our 2023 calendar, then make sure you enter this year’s Photo Competition.  

All details on how to enter can be found at