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The Riviera Difference


The Riviera Difference




When you book a Riviera Travel holiday, you are not just booking an itinerary, you are joining our family and we’ll take care of you as one of our own.

That’s why we’ve been awarded the esteemed ‘Recommended Provider’ accreditation with Which? for nine years. We know choosing a holiday is an important decision, so we have the best people in place to make every step of your experience easy and enjoyable – from booking, to travel.

With us, it’s personal. Our friendly customer service team are based here in the UK, and you’ll be assigned your own personal adviser to help with any questions you have along the way.

Our tour managers have been rated as the best in the business for their knowledge and experience and will go above and beyond to ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly – so all you need to worry about is your packing.

  • 24/7 access to our award-winning UK based team
  • Which? Recommended Provider for both river cruises and tours
  • Our tour managers are rated the best in the business
  • More people recommend Riviera Travel than any other Tour Operator


At Riviera, we are proud to call ourselves ‘Masters of Travel’, creators of the finest holidays – because our specialists go the extra mile when creating our tours and cruises, you can be assured that every detail has been crafted with your experience in mind.

We don’t just create great itineraries; we personally inspect every holiday at least twice to ensure that all the usual ‘ifs and buts’ have been ironed out and every moment of your trip is truly exceptional.

Our itineraries perfectly balance seeing iconic sights with hidden gems, to take you off the tourist trail and under the skin of a destination. We’re so confident in the quality of our itineraries that we offer a ‘happiness guarantee’; if you’re not completely happy by the second day of your holiday, we’ll bring you straight home and give you a full refund.

  • We personally inspect every trip at least twice,compared to competitors who build itineraries from desk research
  • Our expertise means we can create perfectly balanced and fully immersive itineraries, designed to take you off the tourist trail and under the skin of a destination
  • Our ‘happiness guarantee’ promises that if you’re not completely happy after 48 hours, we’ll fly you home and give you a full refund


Quality is at the heart of every Riviera Travel holiday. Look closely at our itineraries to see the small but important details that stand our holidays head and shoulders above the rest; boutique hotels just steps away from iconic sights, flight times and airports to suit you, and of course, so much included in the price you pay.​

We believe that luxury travel should not cost the earth and we offer the best value for money – we’re so confident you won’t find the same quality of experience for less elsewhere that if you do, we’ll refund you the difference. It’s our 37 years of experience as the UK’s leading escorted tour operator that means we can offer such remarkable value on our holidays; our scale and the strong relationships we’ve built with our suppliers enables us to negotiate exceptional rates – and we pass those savings straight back to you.​

Our prices are fair and straightforward, with no hidden extras. We don’t play games with pricing and promotions – with our price promise, you can be confident that you’ll always pay the best price by booking early.​

  • Our Price Promise – our prices may go up closer to departure, but never down. So, you’ll always pay the best price by booking early; and if for any reason we do reduce the price after you book, we’ll refund you the difference.​
  • You cannot find the same quality experience for less – and if you do, we’ll match the price​.
  • There’s no surcharges and no hidden extras – the price you see is the price you’ll pay, and you’ll never be asked to pay more after you’ve booked.

Full terms & conditions

At Riviera, we know that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to the perfect travel experience; and that’s why we have built in choice into every aspect of our holidays, putting you in control.With an extensive collection of holidays, select the destination, dates, and holiday type to suit you; then customise your experience to your exact requirements; upgrade your travel, extend your trip or add special excursions. The choice is yours – and we’ll do the hard work behind the scenes to bring your perfect trip to life.  But freedom and flexibility doesn’t mean a lack of support.

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You’ll be looked after and supported by our award-winning team every step of the way, and if anything goes awry, we’ll take care of it – so you can enjoy every moment.

  • Every single one of our holidays can be customised
  • Enjoy the flexibility to change your booking before travel, with no fees and no questions asked. You can change your holiday for any reason right up until your final balance payment is due. Find out more.
  • The best of both worlds – before and during travel, our team are on hand to support and ensure your holiday runs smoothly