Walk & Discover

Enjoy a more active holiday

Take the path less travelled

Our Walk & Discover holidays are a blend of the classic Riviera Travel tours you’ve come to love, thoughtfully balanced with eye-opening walks accompanied by specialist guides to enrich your holiday. Ramble through enchanting countryside home to natural wonders, see the cultural and artistic highlights of historic towns and villages, and take a route less travelled for a different – and sometimes more fascinating – viewpoint. On most of our walks there are easy and moderate options, so you can decide on the day if you’d rather take it easy or go a little further. Should you wish to put your feet up in your hotel or explore independently, it’s your choice to make.

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Every Walk & Discover holiday includes:

Teal walking tour footprint circle icon A programme of walks with accredited guides to suit different fitness levels.
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Teal hotel accommodation bed circle icon Stays in three-star to four-star superior accommodation, inclusive of all local taxes, with selected meals
Teal tour manager person with clipboard circle icon The services of our experienced tour manager throughout

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Unrivalled Expertise

Throughout your Walk & Discover holiday, you’ll be accompanied by an experienced tour manager, who works tirelessly to oversee every single detail, offers insights into local life, and lends a hand when needed – nothing is too much trouble for these seasoned travellers. Every walk is led by an accredited local professional with intimate knowledge of the route, so you’ll really feel the heartbeat of the destination.

Meticulously Crafted Itineraries

Every itinerary has been thoughtfully crafted by our experts and provides fascinating perspectives on the culture, history, gastronomy, art and architecture of the places we visit. And much like a well-told story, every detail is carefully considered, from the stops we make to the routes we take. We ensure there’s ample free time, so you can continue exploring at your own pace. Our experts were chosen not only for their wealth of knowledge, but also their flair for engaging audiences. It’s like travelling with a friend who knows the secrets of every destination.

Our Unique Style

Perhaps our most distinguishing feature is the care we show our customers. We’re a friendly team who are passionate about travel and genuinely care about making your holiday the best it can be. We make every effort to get to know you by name and your preferences by heart. We listen and take on board your feedback for future improvements. And if anything does go wrong, we promise to put it right. After all, we would love for you to come back again – as most of our customers do.



Walk, Discover & Cruise

We are also excited to tell you about an opportunity for those cruising this Autumn! Riviera Travel will be offering Walk & Discover excursions that can be added to your River Cruise.

These will be exclusive to three cruises on one date each. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please call us on 01283 742 300 and we would love to tell you more.

Medieval Germany - 26th September 2019

The Blue Danube - 14th October 2019

Cruise the Heart of Europe - 31st October 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Who guides the walks?

Most of our walks are guided by accredited local professionals, who have intimate knowledge of the routes and can offer meaningful information about the history and nature of the area.

How difficult are the walks?

Our Walk & Discover holidays are designed to appeal to anyone who would typically enjoy an escorted tour but would like to incorporate a little more activity. There is almost always a choice of an easy or moderate option. While a reasonable level of fitness is recommended, the easy walk should suit most travellers. Please refer to the itinerary online or request our new brochure for detailed information about each walk. We do our best to ensure this information is as accurate as possible, based on input from our local guides.

What size is the average group?

On each walk we prefer an intimate atmosphere, so you can expect around 12 to 18 people. Depending on the nature of the walk, the group may occasionally be slightly larger. The wider group size will be around 40 people, mainly during coach transfers.

What walking equipment do I need?

Good quality walking shoes or boots are a must. We also recommend a waterproof jacket, comfortable rucksack, hat, sunglasses, sun cream, water bottle and clothes that can be layered easily. Hiking poles are not necessary, but you may wish to take them.

Will the routes always be as advertised?

While we will always try to adhere to the route as advertised, we may be required to modify the itinerary due to local conditions. Our guides may also make minor changes to tailor the walk to the group.

Walk & Discover Tours


Florence & Tuscany

8 days from £1,179pp

Experience the heart and soul of Italy through the exquisite art, architecture and majesty of Florence, the captivating Tuscan countryside, and its food and wine.

Florence city from Michelangelo Piazza viewpoint

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Italian Lakes

8 days from £1,129pp

A beautiful tour taking in Lakes Maggiore, Como and Orta, plus breathtaking alpine scenery, the Swiss resort of Zermatt and the iconic Matterhorn.

Lake Orta

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Austrian Lakes & Mountains

8 days from £1,099pp

Take in towering mountains, plunging waterfalls, mighty glaciers and Austria’s Lake District, while touring alpine villages and irresistibly charming Salzburg.

Winding road through Austrian Alps

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Majestic Provence

8 days from £999pp

Provence is a striking natural beauty that inspired great artists, with historic towns, the unique Camargue wetlands and stunning Luberon Mountains.

Rhone river leading to Pont d'Arc France

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Andalucía & the Algarve

8 days from £949pp

Discover Andalucía, from historic Cádiz to artistic Málaga and Seville. Walk through countryside, lush nature parks and a stretch of Portugal’s wild and beautiful coast.

Limestone rocks Ponta da Piedade Algarve

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Slovenia & Lake Bled

6 days from £729pp

Discover the storybook scenery of Lakes Bled and Bohinj, picturesque Ljubljana, the delightful Adriatic resort of Piran and elegant Lipizzaner horses.

Bled Island, Lake Bled

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New Zealand

25 days from £6,299pp

Enjoy a selection of the very best walks in New Zealand. With wide open spaces, cascading glaciers and spectacular mountains, this is a country made for walkers.

Bright blue lake, fields and mountains in New Zealand

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Meet our Experts

Our expertise is a key ingredient in ensuring the success of our holidays. Everyone at Riviera Travel, from the product specialists to the tour managers and local guides, goes the extra mile so you get the most from your trip. 

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“We have spoken to so many local specialists to get just the right balance of walk. Every walk has something special – a memorable view, a natural wonder or a real insight into local life.”



Head of Specialist Product

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“After 30 years as a Riviera Travel tour manager, I still adore showing customers the ’real’ side and hidden treasures of the places we visit.”



Tour Manager

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“We see our clients as extended members of our Riviera Travel family. We care about their holiday and make sure everything is right for them.”



Reservations Team Leader

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To find out more about our Walk & Discover holidays, contact our team today.

01283 742 300
Mon-Fri 9am-7pm & Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

Email: info@rivieratravel.co.uk