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What to Expect Along the Nile

by Sue Bryant Egypt is going through something of a tourism boom at the moment so if you’ve always dreamed of cruising the Nile, now is the time to go, before it gets too busy. This is a wonderful time to travel; investment in tourism is paying off, with ancient temples being spruced up and new ...


Taking in the Marvels of India’s Golden Triangle with Riviera Travel

From forts to palaces and mosques to markets, Abra Dunsby from TTG marvels at the sights and sounds of India’s Golden Triangle on a Riviera Travel fam trip. I’ve never been so happy to be stuck in traffic. I crane my neck to catch a final glimpse of the elephant marching triumphantly past my window, draped in a ...


Our Impressions of Malaysia, Borneo & Singapore

by Naz, Reservations Team This August, Naz – a Team Leader in our Reservations Department – joined a group of clients on the Malaysia, Borneo & Singapore tour. We sat down with her to find out what she thought of her experience. What were your thoughts and expectations about Malaysia, Borneo & Singapore before you went, and ...


From pho to schnitzel, try these classic dishes from around the world

by Sue Bryant One of the joys of travel is sampling local culinary specialities – and perhaps making them yourself back home. Here are some absolute classics to look out for in towns and cities along the world’s waterways – or to try on board your Riviera Travel ship. The best of Alsace In Strasbourg, where you’ll spend ...


What to expect on a Mekong cruise

by Sue Bryant One of Asia’s longest rivers, the mighty Mekong snakes its way some 3,000 miles from its source on the Tibetan plateau to its vast delta in the South China Sea, along the way providing irrigation, drinking water, food and a transport artery for millions of people. Riviera Travel’s 15-day ‘A Journey on the Mekong’ ...


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 ...