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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Our Top First Time Holidays

Whether you’re new to Riviera, or just haven’t yet tried a particular type of holiday with us yet, over the years we’ve found there are certain tours, river cruises and city breaks within our carefully crafted collections that lend themselves perfectly as the ideal ‘first-timer’ holiday. If you’re contemplating a European river cruise for example, ...

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Cruise Tips and Tricks for First-Time River Cruisers

Interested in a 2021 river cruise and want to know more? Our tips and tricks for first-time river cruisers can help Expert tips and helpful advice for making your first river cruise a holiday to remember From choosing a cabin to dining and excursions, here’s how to get the best from your first river cruise If you’re considering ...

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