I have just returned from my first Solo experience. The tour was well organised, interesting and gave me a wonderful introduction to what Andalusia has to offer. The driver was pleasant, helpful and professional. The tour manager, Paul was remarkable in every way. Paul was well informed, very professional, kind, dedicated and most of all very caring and attentive. He certainly managed to 'look out' for everyone and took extra care of those with mobility issues or just having a bad health day. I would certainly consider doing it again.
Review by: Vimala John on 05/10/2019
Just returned from this tour for solo travellers. Everything about it was excellent. I loved the destinations and enjoyed the company of the other 15 people in the group, as well as that of our excellent Tour Manager, Luis, who cared for us so well. The coach driver did a great job and the independent guides used were all first class. This is my third solo traveller tour with Riviera and I know it won't be my last!
Review by: Hetty Garlick on 06/06/2019
Today, I met with friends and they all asked about my holiday and as I cycled off to see them, I thought about my holiday memories and came to the conclusion that I couldn’t think of anything about the 6 days that wasn’t positive. The important sites located in the four cities we visited were fabulous; the coach travel between the cities, smooth, punctual and safe; all the guides were polite, knowledgable and humorous; the hotels, quiet, clean and spacious and the food - well, let me tell you, as a long-standing fan of all and every cuisine, I found the food of southern Spain to be excellent - tasty, varied and good value. Regarding the concept of solo travel, a number of folk we encountered seemed very slightly confused between the notion of single and solo travellers, but that distinction was a minor difference and in effect, it held no risk or threat. I joined this tour because I wanted a holiday on my own and liked the idea of somebody else (ie Riviera Travel) making all the necessary arrangements for me to enjoy my trip, alongside a group of like minded folk. That's exactly what happened and I think it worked well. As a solo traveller, travelling with Riviera, you have the best of both worlds - the comfort and security of moving with a small group and a guide, as well as having a room of your own and the facility to choose whether to join in and socialise, or else to remain pretty much in your own company, eating alone and staying in and reading a book each evening. Or to summarise, having your cake and eat it! My group consisted of lovely folk, of all ages and backgrounds, all of whom I was happy to spend time with and the variety genuinely contributed to my enjoying the week away.
To sum up, I very much enjoyed the trip and would happily take a holiday with Riviera Travel, solo, again. Hope that helps.
Review by: Simon on 09/09/2018
Excellent tour with a very knowledgeable tour manager Olav and excellent coach driver Manuel. I had been very apprehensive of travelling alone for the first time but am now so glad I did. I have met some lovely like minded people and seen some amazing sights. The hotels were all in good locations and of a good standard. I would certainly travel with Riviera Travel again.
Review by: jane on 07/06/2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip, although we did have a bit of rain but thankfully some sunshine too. So much to see and do in each village and city we visited. I've certainly had my culture fix for a while. There was plenty of free time to explore on our own or with our new companions. Anne, our guide, was very informative and helpful so a big thanks to her.
Review by: Linda on 08/04/2018
I would like to thank Riviera Travel for giving me the opportunity to travel safely with an expert, professional and passionate tour manager John, who is an asset to Riviera travel. John's knowledge of the history and culture of Spain and the warm Spanish people was humbling and inspiring. I found my experience intoxicating as John brought Spanish culture and History alive through his captivating storytelling. He was diligent, kind and committed in ensuring our holiday experience was a memorable one. I had the option to have time alone and mingle with fellow travelers as i wished. I appreciated both.
This experience will stay with me forever, as I enjoyed everything and felt safe with tour manager John and driver Raphael at all times.
Despite my initial apprehension, as this was my first solo trip, I have embraced this entire experience, and highly recommend this tour and company to others, and I can't wait to book my next solo with Riviera travel. I only have one recommendation, that is you offer a trip to Seville to experience the orange blossom, and add my name to the first booking. Oh joy!! Many thanks to John and Raphael for your kindness and thoughtfulness throughout this most memorable experience. The beautiful sights and storytelling exceeded my expectations.
Review by: Esther Guy on 10/03/2018
This was a brilliantly put together solo traveller holiday and brought to life by the lovely tour guide Sarah who looked after us so well. The balance of excursions and free time was well planned and took in the most amazing places...The Alhambra in Granada and the Mezquita in Cordoba to mention but two. If anyone is considering a solo traveller holiday but apprehensive about it, don't be ! The group was so friendly and we had so much laughter and fun. The weather too was amazing until the last morning when our very skilled driver Antonio navigated us safely to the airport in a thunderstorm. Wish we could have stayed longer. I will definitely be doing another one. Thank you Riviera
Review by: Glenys Waite on 12/10/2017