From the Douro to the Danube and Rhine to the Rhône, relax and recharge as you glide along Europe’s most 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. 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.
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 Seine, Moselle, Main and majestic Volga in Russia.
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.
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.
Our luxury river cruises offer incredible value for money and include everything you need for an unforgettable experience.
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.
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.
Diane and Michael Shilling
We have just completed our second holiday with Riviera Travel, ref above, to Switzerland and the Glacier Express trip. I and my wife want to thank all at Riviera for a wonderful holiday and travel experience. Everything worked li...
An excellent introduction to a some of the real treasures of Italy. As a tour I think it could possibly be adjusted slightly - the Padova day could perhaps be the other way round with the canal cruise coming after the morning in t...