I have just returned from this excellent 7 night half-board tour. What a refreshing, exciting week it has been! I have been very impressed with the organisation and helpfulness of Riviera Travel from the time of booking, this being my first time of travel with them. It was always easy to talk to someone on the telephone, and they responded quickly to any requests.
My friend and I stayed in the Savoy Palace Hotel in Riva del Garda. The single supplements were at a reasonable cost. The hotel was excellent! The owner, Mr Tonelli, was seen throughout the day. As our coach was leaving on the final day, he was there to thank us and wish us well on our journey. Breakfast gave us a lot of choices, including cereals, cooked, pancakes, pastries, meats and cheeses, breads etc. For the evening meal, we were given a choice of 4 items for each of 3 courses, and the meal started with a delicious salad. Our waiter, Chokri, was great fun, but very professional. Tasteful entertainment was provided in the garden each evening after dinner, or it was easy and safe to take a leisurely stroll by the lakeside.
All the tours were very well organised, and so varied: Venice, with an optional gondola ride - great fun, beautiful Verona, stunning Dolomites, and an informative lake tour to start the week. We were also offered an optional extra boat trip to Melcesine and Limone. Some of us spent our free day taking out bikes from the hotel. These were free to hire. Our coach was driven so well by a lovely man, Franco.
I cannot thank our tour guide, Julie, enough for her excellent organisation and care. She could not be faulted in any way. Thank you again, Julie!
Although the week was busy with tours etc, how good not to have to organise anything! It’s been a wonderful week. I would certainly recommend Riviera Travel and this particular tour, and would certainly consider travelling with them again.
Review by Mrs Elaine Rees on 11 August 2015