Our Tour Managers and Cruise Directors are the best you’ll find on any escorted tour or river cruise. Some have been with us for a staggering twenty years! So it goes without saying they are passionate about travel.
Every itinerary has been thoughtfully crafted by our experts and provides fascinating perspectives on the culture, history, gastronomy, art and architecture of the places we visit. And much like a well-told story, every detail is carefully considered, from the stops we make to the routes we take. We ensure there’s free time, so you can continue exploring at your own pace.
Ancient ruins, historic towns and unfamiliar landscapes all come to life in the company of our local guides and. Our specialists were chosen not only for their wealth of knowledge, but also their flair for engaging audiences and sharing eye-opening insights. It’s like travelling with a friend who happens to know the secrets of every destination.
Our commitment to quality, thoughtfulness and value are our guaranteed hallmarks. And we are proud to currently hold two Which? Recommended Provider awards: Escorted Tour Provider and River Cruise Provider. This is reflected in the fact that 99% of our customers have said they would book with us again, as identified by independent reviewer, Reevoo. We’re also consistently recognised by customers and the industry for outstanding service and value for money – most recently being awarded ‘Best Value for Money’ by Travel Weekly.
Our carefully chosen accommodation is primarily rated four stars and is well-located. We tend to work with privately owned hotels that offer something special, be it a rooftop bar with panoramic views or a delightful position close to the old town centre,
Enjoy scheduled flights from a choice of airports across the UK orwith regional rail connections to London on selected tours within Europe. You have the option to upgrade to economy or business class on many long-haul flights. On arrival we continue by comfortable, air-conditioned coaches. On longer journeys, internal flights or train travel are included to make the most of our time.
Perhaps our most distinguishing feature is the care we show our customers. We’re a friendly team who are passionate about travel and genuinely care about making your holiday the best it can be. We make every effort to get to know you by name and your preferences by heart. We listen and take on board your feedback for future improvements. And if anything does go wrong, we promise to put it right. After all, we would love you to come back again – as most of our customers do.
Our experts have gone to great lengths to curate each holiday, so you enjoy the very best of your chosen destination. To enhance your experience, we offer hand-picked highlights which you may wish to add to your holiday. And to make your holiday extra special, we offer upgrades and extensions as well.
We guarantee there are never any hidden surcharges or fees to be added later, so the cost will not increase no matter what happens after you book. What's more we don't automatically include gratuities, so the choice is entirely yours. All our holidays are fully bonded by ABTA, ATOL and IATA for your complete peace of mind. Your money is fully protected.
With the UK’s withdrawal from the EU now looking like being delayed, 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 to help answer some questions you may have.
You can make a booking on our website – simply select the tour you wish to book and click 'Book Now'. On some holidays we need to request flight seats – these are also bookable on-line but we will not take any payment from your card or confirm your booking until we have secured your flights. We will send you confirmation once this has been done. Alternatively, simply telephone our Reservations Team on 01283 742 300 - Opening hours are 9.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Friday and 10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday.
We are fully bonded with the CAA and ABTA so you can rest assured that your money is safe in any eventuality.
Our fully comprehensive itineraries include all of the ‘must see’ sights and experiences your selected destination offers. Many operators sell these as ‘options’ – but on a Riviera holiday you will miss nothing of importance. We do not sell you lots of additional excursions that just add to your overall costs. For specific details of what is included, please see the relevant tour page.
Riviera Travel have been in business for 35 years and are fully bonded members of ABTA and ATOL so when you book with Riviera Travel you can do so with complete peace of mind. The price you pay won’t change after you have booked, there is no benefit in booking late but by booking early, you guarantee the best choice.