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13 Mar 2019, 14:53  

Hi Caroline

Shall just take pounds and rely on my credit/debit card then. I'm flying from Heathrow too after a long trek up from Devon!


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02 Apr 2019, 13:12  

Hello I am new to this Solo forum. I am booked to go to Lake Garda in September this year. I wondered if there were any other people booked on the same holiday?

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15 Apr 2019, 07:23  

Hello, I was wondering if Riviera travel are considering Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples for solo travellers. I would love this to be a future destination.

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15 Apr 2019, 08:33  

Hi Janet, we would love to offer this destination, however we have not yet managed to source a hotel to the standard which we need unfortunately.

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25 Apr 2019, 13:05  

Hi ... I’m new to this game too! Looking at the Douro River cruise but November seems late in the year regarding weather!! Anyone any idea of what temperature would be? R there any dates arranged for 2020 for this holiday? So many questions !!!


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25 Apr 2019, 13:16  

Dear Jan,

First of all welcome to Riviera, I hope we'll be able to help you out here on the forum. I'll try and answer your questions in order:
- November is generally quite a pleasant time to visit Portugal, with the November temperature averaging highs of 17 degrees C in Porto, and 13 in Salamanca.
- there 2020 dates for the solos only Douro cruise are already on sale, though they are also for November departures.
- however we also have 2 departures this year, on the 2nd and 9th of August, on standard Douro cruises where we have a reserved number of cabins for sole occupancy at no single supplement. Whilst the cruise will not be exclusively for solos, there will be a group of solo travellers aboard who will be seated together and go on shore excursions together.

I hope that information is of use, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,


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27 May 2019, 11:43  

Hello - I've just joined this morning on the spur of the moment. I've booked a Danube River Cruise on 1st November. Now I'm panicking as in case all my fellow passengers are young and I'm the only "crumbly"!

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28 May 2019, 08:23  

Dear Christophene,

First of all welcome to Riviera Travel! Although it is a bit of a cliche, here in the solo traveller department we really do believe that age is just a number, and find that the shared experiences of our tours do transcend any generational gaps. But platitudes aside, I can confirm that of the current people booked on the Danube cruise along with you that you are our median passenger, in that exactly half the group are older and half are younger than you.

I hope this puts your mind at ease.

Kind regards,


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26 Jul 2019, 19:54  

I'm also toying with Bruge March 2020

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04 Aug 2019, 18:22  

Hello all.
I've been wanting to be part of a singles group holiday for ages.
I don't have many friends to go away with due to being married and having families.
Just came on here to check it all out and see what my options would be really.
What would be reccomend for a first time trip??
Thank you in advance..

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