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Adventure in the Alps: Escorted Touring vs. Independent Travel

James, a member of the Riviera Travel team, takes us on his journey of discovery during his very first escorted tour experience, comparing it to his usual self-planned holidays. We think we've converted him! Back in time The year is 2015, the month is October and the cold Autumn mornings are starting to become a familiar acquaintance. ...


The Benefits of Social Media on Holiday

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram have changed the way we travel significantly, from the way we discover and research new destinations to the ways in which we communicate with friends and family back home. Not only can you use social media anywhere in the world via your smartphone, many airlines ...


Experience a River Cruise Down the Seine

Be it gliding through the glorious French countryside or sailing past the iconic landmarks of Paris, one of the very best ways to enjoy France is on river cruise down the Seine. Our River Seine cruise is more than just a pretty river cruise; you’ll be transported on a journey through some of the most interesting, ...


Best markets along the world’s waterways

by Sue Bryant Whether you’re there to shop, to taste or simply to sightsee, visiting a market on your travels is a great way to enjoy a colourful snapshot of local life. Here are some of our favourite places to hunt for anything from cheese to spices to antiques, all easily accessible from where you’ll be ...


Off the beaten track ideas for your second time around

by Sue Bryant You’re hooked on river cruising and you’re getting to know the rivers of Europe and maybe even more far-flung places pretty well. So what do you do in port when you’ve checked off the main attractions? Here are some ideas. Vienna: The MuseumsQuartier First time round you probably saw the Hofburg, or Schönbrunn but the ...


The Portuguese food favourites you have to try

by Sue Bryant Visit any local market on a cruise through Portugal’s beautiful Douro valley and you may find yourself doing a double take. Some of the produce is easily recognisable, not least colourful mounds of temptingly fresh vegetables and fruits, but other specialities take some identifying. You’ll see stalls piled high with bacalhau, for example, ...