Our River Cruises Really Do Tick All The Boxes

Our River Cruises Really Do Tick All The Boxes





Exceptional value guaranteed

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


A genuine passion for customers

Every single person at Riviera Travel cares about making your cruise holiday the very best it can be. Our time is devoted to considering the minutest of details and constantly improving what we do. Our team are selected not only for their expertise but also their passion for delighting customers. This is, and always has been, our philosophy to ensure your time with us is not just time away but is always a pleasure.





Our Price Promise

We guarantee there are never any hidden charges or fees to be added later, so the cost will never increase no matter what happens after you book. We don’t automatically include gratuities like other companies, so the choice is entirely yours. And what’s more, if we reduce the price and you’ve already booked, we’ll reduce your price too – what could be fairer than that?
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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.


Brexit Reassurance - with Riviera Travel you're in safe hands

With the UK’s withdrawal from the EU now looking like being delayed until at least 31st October, there’s no need to let any uncertainties ruin your holiday plans. The Government has confirmed that there will be no disruption to flights, and travellers will not need a visa, however we have created a brief guide to help answer some questions you may have.



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.


Award-winning reputation

Since our inception in 1984, we have been consistently recognised for outstanding service, value and quality and have won many awards including the British Travel Awards, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Observer, Which? Magazine, Silver Travel Awards, Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards, Travel Weekly and more. For seven years, Which? has awarded us the highly coveted Recommended Provider Status.
View all of our awards and accolades here.



Europe's youngest five-star fleet




Fourteen of the finest ships

When you’re on board a Riviera Travel river cruise ship, you’re staying in a floating, luxury boutique hotel. Our fine fleet of ships are truly world-class. In 2019 we have introduced two brand-new five-star ships: MS George Eliot and MS William Wordsworth, and 2020 will see the addition of another all-suite five-star vessel, MS Geoffrey Chaucer.

Outstanding service

We are well known for our exceptional service, thanks to our experienced team who are passionate about travel. Our cruise directors and concierges are always at your service to ensure your river cruise is the best it can possibly be.




Indulge in the finest cuisine throughout your stay on board, from early riser’s breakfast to midnight snacks. Enjoy a variety of dining experiences in a choice of superb restaurants, where the seating policy is informal and relaxed.

To see an example menu and read more about the five-star dining and drinks packages, click here.

Luxurious cabins and suites

Our suites and cabins are among the largest on any river cruise vessel – 83% of our cabins feature a French or full balcony. Step beyond the door into a beautifully designed room, complete with hotel-style bed, crisp cotton linen and sumptuous pillows. All cabins have an en-suite bathroom, facilities for making coffee and tea and more more.

Find out everything you need to know about our luxury ship accommodation here.

Where can we take you?



The Douro


Linking Spain and Portugal, the Douro weaves through one of the most photogenic river valleys and the sun-soaked Iberian countryside, past lovely hillside villages and vineyard terraces.

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The Moselle


Meander along the serene and beautiful river valley past ancient ruined castles, impossibly steep vineyards and sleepy halftimbered villages.

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The Dutch-Waterways


On the delta of three major rivers – the Rhine, Maas and Scheldt – these waterways flow past traditional windmills, colourful bulbfields and the old Zuiderzee.

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The Rhine


Steeped in myth, the famous Rhine has captivated writers and warriors alike, flowing past fairytale castles, medieval towns and lush vineyards.

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The Seine


The main commercial waterway of Paris takes you around sweeping bends, past stunning chalk cliffs and through lush green countryside into the heart of picturesque Normandy.

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The Main


Experience the gentle meandering bends that characterise the Main, its lush green landscapes strewn with pretty medieval villages and quintessentially quaint timber houses.

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The Saone


Flowing through the famous Burgundy wine region in France, the Saône offers wonderful views of vine-clad hills and extraordinary medieval villages.

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The Rhône


Flowing through the south of France, take in the  beautiful Provençal scenery, the sun-baked vineyards, charming villages, and colourful fields of wild flowers.

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The Danube


See breathtaking views of Baroque architecture and  medieval cities and sights on the Upper Danube, while the Lower Danube takes us through the spectacular Iron Gates Gorge and the Danube Delta.

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