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There are so many treasures and new experiences waiting for you on a European holiday or tour. So when you come on a trip with Riviera Travel we’ll make sure you see not just the famous sights and unmissable places, but some of the unexpected and undiscovered corners that far fewer people know about.
Whether you’re looking for cultural gems, breathtaking landscapes, bustling cities or some rural tranquillity, you can find it all just a short step from home – right here on your doorstep in the fascinating, endlessly different continent of Europe. There are European tours too to suit the time you want to spend away – from a short three day break to a full two week holiday.
Is there anything to compare with the unmistakable atmosphere of the Mediterranean? In Spain and Italy
you can still feel all around you the influence and historical footprint of so many former civilisations as you take in the ancient temples, amphitheatres, monasteries, villas and beautifully preserved old towns. And you may never want to leave behind the wonderful climate, the relaxed lifestyle and the classic cuisine.
Beyond Germany and the charms of the Moselle and Rhine Valleys, with their imposing castles, picture postcard villages and majestic river bends, lies a very different side of Europe. Come with us further east, to experience for yourself the huge change that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall. To Dresden, Krakow, Prague or Moscow perhaps – where timeless and traditional cultural pasts sit side by side with modern, optimistic new societies.
Where else could your European tour take you? France is only a short hop away by Eurostar. And beyond the endless delights of Paris there are so many other surprises to discover and enjoy – from the wild Camargue to the hauntingly beautiful Dordogne and the stunning châteaux of the Loire Valley.
Yet Europe has even more to tempt you with; the crisp, clean air of the lakes and mountains of Austria … the real Portugal of medieval towns, coastal forests, wild seascapes and fragrant forests … the extraordinary blend of ancient, Christian and Ottoman worlds in Turkey … the legendary Greece of Homer and Olympia … or the ancient temples of Malta that pre-date the pyramids by a thousand years...
I have just returned from Japan. Our tour guide was Suzanne Brown and I have to say she made the holiday for us. She was friendly with all on the tour, dealt with awkward situations .. [Read More]
We have just returned from our first river cruise” Amsterdam and bulb fields”. It was excellent . The crew, Riviera staff and the tour as a whole are to be congratulated. .. [Read More]
Dave and Liz Newbury
What a fabulous trip we had with Riviera Travel to Japan. Great group - extremely well organised by Bernie. All the local guides were extremely knowledgeable and .. [Read More]
John & Marion
My partner and I returned from our trip to Paris yesterday evening:
we had a really great time, and please pass on our thanks to our Tour Guide,
Andy: a very amusing and .. [Read More]
Thank you to everyone for an amazing trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.
This is my third trip with Riviera and they have all surpassed my expectations - well done!
A few .. [Read More]
Wow, what an amazing experience! A huge thank you to tour manager Gill, Kami our guide, Ranveer our driver and Raman who looked after us on the coach, for making our holiday so .. [Read More]
We have just returned from a South Africa tour and wanted you to know how impressed we were by everything! The tour manager, Matt Locmelis was organised, professional, .. [Read More]
We have just returned from the South African Tour and we want to say what a fantastic tour it was. The success of the tour was in large part due to our tour manager Matt Lochmelis .. [Read More]
e.g. John Smith, Manchester
What a wonderful time we had. Jane, Tim, and Lesley, our tour managers were perfect for their job. Nothing was too much trouble including my husbands glasses being returned from a .. [Read More]
Paul and Sheila Shelmerdine