Award-Winning River Cruises

Award Winning River Cruises

Five Star river cruises including transport and transfers, all meals, excursion in every port and an experienced cruise director through






Looking to embark on a river cruise in 2021?


From the Douro to the Danube and Rhine to the Rhône, relax and recharge as you glide along Europe’s more incredible waterways on our inspiring range of river cruises. Whether you’re a lover of history, culture or architecture, get to know what makes each stop special with a carefully planned excursion each day, led by our local experts. And as we effortlessly cruise from port to port, you can lounge back and soak up the river views as you enjoy incredible all-inclusive dining and impeccable service from our wonderful crews. And of course, with plenty of on-board entertainment to bring each remarkable river cruise destination to life.
Founded in 1984, at Riviera Travel we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading river cruise lines, with customers who return time and time again. As well as a great range of visits and excursions, you can also rest assured that our ATOL and ABTA protected holidays include all flights and transfers. Feeling inspired to book a river cruise with us? With so much included on our river cruise holidays, we can’t wait to welcome you on board.

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Our Rivers


We have cruises along some of the world's most famous rivers including the mighty Danube, the second largest river in Europe, the famous Rhine swathed with medieval towns, castles and vineyards and the picturesque Douro with photogenic valleys and vineyards. We also cruise along the Siene, Moselle, Main and majestic Volga in Russia.


Melk Abbey | Danube River Cruises
6 days starting from  £779pp 
Covid Protection Included
Douro River | Douro River Cruises
8 days starting from  £1,489pp 
Happy or we'll bring you home
rhine river | Rhine River Cruises
5 days starting from  £499pp 
free changes up to 45 days before travel

Our River Cruises


We have 30 cruises along some of the Europe's most famous rivers. Below is a few featured cruises but there will be something to suit everyone


Dutch windmill on river island
5 days starting from  £879pp 
2021 on sale now
Melk Abbey
8 days from £1,249 
2021 on sale now
Cathedral in Belgrade, Serbia
15 days from £2,299 
2021 on sale now


Our Five-Star River Cruise Ships


A river cruise on one of Riviera Travel’s five-star ships is like staying in a floating, luxury boutique hotel. Primarily Swiss-built and operated, they are rated as some of the finest river cruise ships to grace Europe’s waterways. Being smaller than cruise liners, river cruise ships are less crowded, meaning they can feel more intimate and relaxed. Many of Riviera Travel’s river cruise ships hold from approximately 170 to 190 passengers.


MS Geoffrey Chaucer
All Meals included
MS Douro Splendour | Douro river cruises
Max 121 Passengers
MS Rossia | Russian river cruises
Cruise along the Volga, Russia

Discover river cruising on the Riviera Travel Blog


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A truly unforgettable experience

For centuries, Europe’s majestic rivers have carried travellers for many reasons – to explore, trade and sometimes conquer. Steeped in history and culture, these aqueous arteries connect the continent’s great and most renowned destinations, bridging the past with the present, flowing through some of the world’s most stunning scenery. From picturesque countryside to historic landmarks, enjoy a different perspective on a variety of destinations in style and luxury.

Exceptional value guaranteed

Our luxury river cruises offer incredible value for money and include everything you need for an unforgettable experience.

Personalise your holiday

There is plenty of time to explore on a Riviera Travel river cruise. Make your voyage more memorable with a visit to a world-renowned gallery, a tour of a famed riding school, or a wine tasting at a celebrated vineyard.
Take a look at all the ways to personalise your holiday here.

Fascinating excursions included

Our enthusiastic experts will bring to life Europe’s most charming destinations, so you come away with a greater appreciation of culture, history and more. We personally select every aspect of your river cruise and ensure our itineraries are thoughtfully balanced, so there’s time to explore at a relaxing pace.