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Few other countries can compare with the magic of Italy. Whether you’re looking for a two week holiday, a tour or a short city break, Italy combines a stunning blend of all the very best ingredients to make your break a success. Bring together its classical art and music, its iconic architecture and breathtaking scenery, its world-renowned food and wine, a sunny, dry climate and the legendary love of life of its warm and vivacious people, and you have everything you need for a fantastic Italian experience.
Between the two extremes of unspoilt Sicily in the south and the magnificent Lakes and Alps to the north lie a great diversity of landscapes and cuisine, and the cultural footprints of ancient and medieval civilisations. Your holiday, break or tour in Italy can be as varied and endlessly fascinating as the country itself – from the
tranquil beauty of Lakes Como, Garda and Maggiore to the tiny cobbled streets of Sorrento, and from the grandeur of the Colosseum in Rome to the fragrant citrus and olive groves of Tuscany. Like countless composers and artists from Verdi and Rossini to Michelangelo and da Vinci, you’ll find yourself inspired at every turn by the charm and romance of Italy.
So where will your tour of Italy take you? Maybe you’ll discover the fabulous ancient Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, or the blood-red volcanic rocks of snow-capped Mount Etna. Perhaps you’ll soak in the beauty of the unrivalled Amalfi coast, with its deep red mountains and vivid green pine forests
plunging dramatically into the calm blue Mediterranean. You might prefer to base your Italian holiday in the Lakes, enjoying the gentle waves, mountain breezes and deep blue waters reflecting
towering snow-capped peaks. You could be drawn to enchanting Florence, the extraordinary leaning tower of Pisa, Rome’s stunning Sistine Chapel, the exquisite Doge’s Palace and St Mark’s Square of Venice, or a short break in historic, fascinating Bologna. Perhaps it’s the shop-appeal of famous labels like Gucci, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada. Or maybe you’re most looking forward to savouring the gourmet seafood, fresh vegetables and salads, undiscovered wines, and pasta cooked only as Italians can.
Whether you’re planning a full holiday in Italy, a tour, a short break or a city break - and whether your passion is for art and architecture, natural scenery or the world’s best cuisine - you’ll find your appetite for new experiences satisfied with a Riviera Travel experience.
My husband and I have just returned from our tour of Sicily ( Manchester 9th to 16th Oct.).It was our first visit to the island and we were not disappointed. This is a lovely tour, our 6th with .. [Read More]
Dear Riviera Travel, I have just returned from your Sicily Tour. It was fabulous. The itinerary was perfect. All the major sites far exceeded my expectations - which were already high before I .. [Read More]
We have travelled several times before with Riviera and have always found the tours excellent. This tour to Berlin and Dresden was excellent.
The hotel were very comfortable and in .. [Read More]
Now that we’ve recovered from all the walking around Italy on our wonderful holiday with you I felt that I should e-mail you to say that our tour guide, Vanessa, was amazing! I .. [Read More]
We had a wonderful holiday on this tour and our enjoyment was largely down to the excellent itinerary and our very competent guide and driver. Denise was well informed, always cheerful, and .. [Read More]
Pauline and Michael Fielding
Just back from the Loire Valley Tour. Again, an excellent tour by Riviera, well run, well balanced. Paul, our manager/guide was brilliant! The hotels were comfortable as was the coach - great .. [Read More]
Just to let you know that we arrived back from a great trip to Paris. Andy was the best guide we have had on our several trips to Paris with you. He is a credit to your organisation.
John and Penny Pett
Just got home from Bruges after a wonderful four day stay. All of the arrangements went like clockwork and the tour guide (Sue) was brilliant.
Thoroughly enjoyed all of the excursions, but .. [Read More]
John, Jackie, Paul and Lorraine Williams
Excellent week, absolutely no complaints.
A special mention for Tour Manager Elizabeth, who went to extraordinary lengths at all times to help , guide and inform everyone.-an exceptional .. [Read More]
Margaret and Roger Thomas
Wonderful tour to Berlin and Dresden our guide Richard was very good and went out of his way to make sure everything ran smoothly. Hotels the best and breakfasts amazing Only one disappointment .. [Read More]
Ann and Ken Worthy
We have had a truly wonderful experience in Japan! The people are friendly and welcoming, the locations spectacular and the food delicious.
The Riviera experience packed a lot into a .. [Read More]
My wife and I have just returned from the tour of Bologna, Parma and Ravenna which we enjoyed very much.
We should like to thank our excellent tour manager, Geraldine. She was professional, .. [Read More]
Having just returned from my twelfth Riviera holiday I wish to extend my praise to our wonderful guide, Berni. Mid way through the holiday I tripped and dislocated my shoulder but thanks to .. [Read More]
My sister, niece and I have just returned from a most memorable trip to Dresden and Berlin and I would like to commend Riviera for it’s fantastic arrangements and quality accommodation .. [Read More]
A thoroughly enjoyable and simulating tour. Jaw-dropping history, dramatic mountain scenery, expert local guides - especially Christina and Theo. Nafplion is a charming town for a few nights by .. [Read More]
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, despite some rain at the beginning. Our tour guide, Hugo, was excellent and so were the local guides in Tarragona and Barcelona. We were lucky enough to have a .. [Read More]
Mary and Peter Berg
A very informative and enjoyable trip, hotels 1st class, our tour guide, Richard’s knowledge and attention to to detail excellent, making this holiday memorable
Paul & Claudia McDonald
This was our first trip with Riviera but certainly won’t be the last.It was beautifully organised with Nikki our tour manager and Mariano our driver being outstanding. Nothing was too much .. [Read More]
Keith and Lynda Thatcher