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Our Favourite Places to Travel: As Told by Our Tour Managers

From tucked away café spots in Provencal cities to incredible vistas painted forever in their memories, our tour managers have totted up hundreds of air miles, memories and of course stories along the way. In a time where we’re all longing to catch up on travel, we asked them about their favourite places, and where they can’t wait ...

Displays to Dazzle – The Best Fireworks Across the Globe

November. Remember, remember….. Once again, it’s that time of the year again; the clocks have gone back, there’s a definite nip in the air and Guy Fawkes’ Night is fast approaching. This week many of us will be enjoying the traditional spectacle of a glittering pyrotechnical performance. Whether your excitement mounts at the prospect of ...

World Voyager: Explore the Hidden Gems of Europe by Small Ship

Ocean cruising has long been a popular choice for exploring the world, sailing while you sleep to new destinations and unpacking just once. But new for 2022, discover ocean cruising with a Riviera twist –  luxurious small ships with fewer than 200 fellow guests and immersive itineraries visiting smaller ports and lesser known gems, as well as classic destination highlights.   On our new, luxury ship World Voyager you ...

Experience the Floriade Expo With Us in 2022

Dutch tulips are famed the world over, but even if you’re not coming to the Netherlands during the legendary bulb season in April, when fields of dazzling blooms in glorious technicolour stretch into the horizon as far as the eye can see, you can enjoy the Dutch talent for horticulture in other months of the year too.  White JasminePhotography credit: Floriade Expo The climate is a big advantage of course: mild winters, very little snow, and a good combination ...

Travelling As a Group – Your Questions Answered

Seeing the world is one of life’s greatest joys but nothing beats a shared travel experience with like-minded friends for memories to treasure. A group holiday can be a superb way to reconnect with your members – particularly in the aftermath of recent months, allowing us the time and space to re-establish friendships, lift spirits ...

We’re Cruising Europe’s Finest Rivers, Once Again

Over the last month, we’ve been delighted to welcome our wonderful guests back to the Douro Valley, France and Germany on our long awaited river cruises. We can’t tell you how fantastic it feels to be sharing the hidden gems of the European rivers again, with incredible scenery at every turn. But most of all ...

Why Take a Spring River Cruise With Us?

From the colourful bulbfields of Amsterdam to the tranquillity of Monet’s Garden - not forgetting the much anticipated 2022 Floriade Expo - there’s lots to choose from when it comes to river cruises next spring. Here are a few of our favourites and reasons why the spring is the perfect season to discover Europe. From ...

A Spotlight on Split

Steeped in history and old world charm, cobbled streets and coastal views combine in Dalmatia’s largest city, Split. With turquoise waters, and leafy palms lining the peninsula, and with a warm Adriatic breeze in the air, walk a few minutes inland to find a blend of ancient Roman ruins, sand-coloured architecture and authentic restaurants in traditional squares serving up catch of the day.   Split ...

6 Reasons to Make the Douro Your Next River Cruise

One of Europe’s best kept secrets in one of its most undiscovered corners, explore the sleepy villages and medieval towns unchanged for centuries, amongst the breathtaking rolling hills and terraced vineyard slopes of the stunning Douro Valley. Leaving behind the Atlantic influenced greenery of the coast, on our unforgettable Douro cruise, you are soon immersed ...

Why Book a ‘Seacation’ with Riviera?

When it comes to cruising, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. In fact, small ship cruises offer a much more immersive and exclusive experience, and cost less than you might think – with so much more included. With many missing the cruise experience, Seacations are the hottest summer travel trend for 2021. You can drive or travel by train to your departure port, and there’s no ...

Useful Tips for Life On Board a River Cruise Ship

If you’re seriously contemplating a river cruise - and even if you’re just browsing our website or brochures for ideas, we’d like to think our varied and wonderful itineraries and glossy images of our elegant fleet of vessels provide plenty of inspiration for the most superb holiday along Europe’s most iconic rivers. There’s no doubt ...