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Green List Countries to Travel to in 2021

With so many of us looking forward to seeing the world again, we were thrilled to get confirmation from the UK government on the new traffic light system for safe travel. With this in mind, we’re delighted to confirm the tours and cruises currently on the green list that we’ll be operating this summer, so you can plan a late escape with confidence. We’ll be keeping ...


4 Great Reasons to Book Your Holiday Early 

Everyone knows that a superb holiday provides the ultimate stress relief, but did you know that planning a holiday can make you happier even before the trip has begun? Never let it be said that we don’t think spontaneity is fun; an impulse getaway is always exciting but booking a cruise or tour early can benefit you in more ways than you might think if you know exactly where you ...


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 ...


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, ...


Why Travel Solo in 2021?

It’s all about you If travel broadens the mind, then solo travel can positively impact your life on a whole other level, possibly in ways you may never have dreamed of. When you travel alone, the experience can be transformative, and whether it’s by choice or by circumstance, many solo travellers would say, whilst it’s not ...


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 ...


Must-read Books for Your List: Our Favourite Reads at Riviera Travel

With more people spending their free time at home at the moment, what better way to escape than with a good book. Whether an old favourite, literary classic or something new, we have asked the resident bookworms at Riviera Travel for their recommended reads. From spy fiction to positive affirmations, here’s what our teams have ...


12 Ways to Banish Seasickness

Don’t let the worry of seasickness stop you getting the best from an ocean cruise. Read our expert guide to 12 ways to tackle seasickness.