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Four & Five-star River Cruises in Europe & Asia

About us

In 2014, Riviera Travel celebrated an astounding 30 years of providing high quality escorted European & Worldwide tours and river cruises plus offering unrivalled value for money.

We are incredibly passionate about our holidays, river cruises and service, and our entire staff both in the UK and overseas is dedicated to ensuring that we meet, indeed exceed the expectations of our discerning and loyal customers.

From our roots organising simple coach trips to Paris, we have evolved to be Britain’s largest overseas escorted tour operator offering a fascinating range of European and Worldwide holidays and experiences spread across four Continents and of which we are all extremely proud of.

Award–Winning Travel

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Published in June 2014, Which?, probably the country’s most respected not-for-profit consumer organisation, voted Riviera Travel one of the UK’s finest Holiday Companies awarding us their coveted ‘Recommended Provider for a third year in a row and performing even better in this year's survey with the third best overall score. Late last year, we improved our ranking in the ‘Guardian and Observer’ Travel Awards, achieving second place in the ‘Best Large Tour Operator’ category and in the prestigious ‘Telegraph Travel Awards’ we were voted their second ‘Favourite Escorted Tour Operator’ and second ‘Favourite River Cruise Operator’.


Nepal Update

This morning the FCO have updated the travel advice for Nepal and now advises against all but essential travel to Nepal. Today we will be contacting all of our customers due to travel with us at the end of April. 

Nepal Earthquake

An earthquake has occurred at 11.45 hours local time in Nepal, and has caused extensive damage in Kathmandu.

Which? Awards 2015

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Which? Awards 2015 for Best Travel Company!