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Celebrating 37 Years of Riviera: Where It All Began

This year, Riviera turned 37. In these extraordinary times for the travel industry that’s definitely something to be celebrated and since we’re all feeling a bit reflective, we wanted to share some of our special memories, as penned by Amy, who has been with us for over 25 years. We’re extraordinarily proud of our heritage; from ...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day with Our Incredible Riviera Tour Managers

Today marks International Women’s Day, a celebration of social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, an annual event since 1911. At Riviera, we are marking the day by celebrating women at Riviera who inspire us, as well as hosting workshops and shining a light on women who are “amazing just for being themselves”. ...

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7 Must-See UK Landmarks

From the heights of John o’Groats to the tip of Lizard Point, there’s no doubt the beautiful British Isles has so many jewels just waiting to be discovered, or even rediscovered. Whether you love taking a step back in time, seeking out local wildlife or simply soaking up the natural beauty of an area, every ...

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Sample a Slice of History: the Sachertorte

Rich melted chocolate, springy layers of sponge and a jammy apricot glaze are essential ingredients for the iconic sachertorte. The decadent dessert was first sliced and served with a signature dollop of cream in 1832, when apprentice chef Franz Sacher created this culinary combination for Prince Metternich and his guests. Since then, the sachertorte has ...

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Announcing Our 2020 Photography Competition Winner…

From Japanese gardens to stunning Mediterranean coastlines, we have loved flicking through your memories from our Riviera holidays. After much deliberation, we are delighted to announce the winner of our photography competition is Peter, with his picture of Alhambra on the Classical Spain tour. This fantastic image, with 11 others, now features in our 2021 ...

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Our New UK Tours: Everything You Love About a Riviera Holiday on Your Doorstep

Whatever the weather, our passion for travel shines on, and our love of discovering, exploring and learning about somewhere new is as strong as it’s ever been. A year unlike any other in Riviera’s history, we’ve certainly had our thinking caps on, and whilst we know you love travelling the world with us, we completely ...

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Our Tour Managers’ Must-Visit Destinations for Your Bucket List

The Monarch butterflies in Mariposa Monarca, the cherry blossom in Tokyo, the lavender of Provence… everyone has their travel bucket list just waiting to be ticked off. We asked our tour managers for their bucket list destinations. The only question is, where can we take you? "My bucket list destination would be Japan, ever since I ...

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