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Amsterdam & the Bulbfields 4 Nights

Keukenhof Park Gardens, nr Amsterdam

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  • Beautiful springtime cruise through the Dutch bulbfields aboard the 5★ MS Lord Byron
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Amsterdam, the Zuiderzee, & the magnificent Keukenhof Park gardens
  • Return Eurostar from London or selected UK flight programme
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Amsterdam•​Volendam•​Enkhuizen•​Hoorn•​Keukenhof•​Amsterdam

Dutch & Belgian Waterways 7 Nights

Medieval Bruges

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  • Delightful cruise along the Dutch & Belgian waterways on the 5★ MS Lord Byron
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Amsterdam, Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Ypres & the magnificent Keukenhof Park gardens
  • Return Eurostar & TGV from London; or selected UK flight programme
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Amsterdam•​Antwerp•​Arnhem•​Ghent•​Ypres•​Bruges•​Keukenhof

The Douro, Oporto & Salamanca 7 Nights

MS Dpouro Elegance, Standard FRench Balcony Cabin

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  • Relaxing 7 night full board cruise down the beautiful Douro Valley
  • French balcony and ful balcony cabins and suites available (2017 onwards)
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Enjoy dinner at a Portugese Quinta and lunch at Alpendura Monastery
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Salamanca, Oporto, Lamego, & the medieval Castelo Rodrigo
  • Return flights from selected UK airports to Oporto or Lisbon
  • No single supplement on selected cabins
  • Optional 3 nights in Lisbon on selected sailings

Oporto•​Lamego•​Régua•​Castelo Rodrigo•​Mateus Palace

The Blue Danube 7 Nights

Hungarian Parliament, Budapest, River Danube

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  • Luxurious 7 night river cruise along this fabulous stretch of the upper Danube
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Budapest, Vienna & Salzburg
  • Return flights from London and regional airports
  • No single supplement on selected cabins
  • Optional 3 nights in Budapest on selected sailings

Budapest•​Bratislava•​Melk•​Esztergom•​Dürnstein•​Vienna•​Salzburg

Budapest to the Black Sea 14 Nights

Pelicans, Danube Delta

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  • Luxurious 14 night river cruise along the lower Danube between Budapest to the Danube Delta
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours included
  • Return flights from London and regional airports
  • No single supplement on selected cabins
  • Optional 3 nights in Budapest on selected sailings

Budapest•​Kalosca•​Pecs•​Belgrade•​Iron Gates Gorge•​Pleven•​Bucharest•​Danube Delta•​Constanta•​Rousse•​Lepenski Vir•​Novi Sad•​Osijek•​Vukovar

Medieval Germany 7 Nights

Regensburg, River Danube

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  • Luxurious 7 night river cruise through the historic heart of medieval Germany on the Main and Danube Rivers
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including UNESCO Regensburg, Nuremberg & Bamberg
  • Return flights from London and regional airports
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Mainz•​Miltenberg•​Wertheim•​Würzburg•​Rothenburg•​Bamberg•​Nuremberg•​Regensburg

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland 7 Nights

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

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  • Luxuriuous 7 night Rhine river cruise down the rhine with a tour of the Swiss Lakes
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Strasbourg, the Black Forest, Lucerne & the Swiss Lakes
  • Return Eurostar & UK rail from various regional stations; or selected UK flight programme
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Cologne•​Koblenz•​Bopard•​Rhüedsheim•​Strasbourg•​Lucerne

Rhine & Moselle 7 Nights

Cologne at Night, River Rhine

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  • Lovely, relaxed 7 night full board cruise along the Rhine & Moselle
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Cologne, Koblenz & Trier
  • Return Eurostar & UK rail from various regional stations; or selected UK flight programme
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Cologne•​Koblenz•​Bopard•​Rüdesheim•​Bernkastel•​Cochem•​Trier

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg 7 Nights

Picturesque Heidelberg on the Neckar River

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  • Luxuriuous 7 night cruise down the river Rhine including a visit to Heidelberg
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Cologne, Strasbourg & Heidelberg
  • Return Eurostar & UK rail from various regional stations; or selected UK flight programme
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Cologne•​Koblenz•​Bopard•​Strasbourg•​Heidelberg•​Rhüesheim•​Colmar

River Rhône & Provence 7 Nights

Pont du Gard, Roman Aqueduct, near Arles

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  • Lovely, relaxed 7 night full board cruise through Burgundy & Provence
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Nuits-St-Georges wine tasting, the Ardèche gorges, & the magnificent Pont du Gard
  • Return Eurostar & TGV from London; or selected UK flight programme
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Beaune•​Lyon•​Vienne•​Tain l'Hermitage•​Avignon•​Arles•​Ardèche

The Seine, Paris & Normandy 7 Nights

Honfleur

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  • Lovely, relaxed 7 night full board cruise through northern France
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Paris, Monet's garden at Giverny, Honfleur & Bayeaux
  • Return Eurostar from London; or selected UK flight programme
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Paris•​Rouen•​Bayeaux•​Giverny•​Landing Beaches•​Honfleur•​Vernon

Cruise the Heart of Europe 13 Nights

River Danube, Budapest

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  • Fabulous 13 night, full board cruise on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Cologne to Budapest
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Most cabins with French Balcony
  • Comprehensive included guided tours
  • One-way Eurostar & one-way flight or return flights from selected UK airports
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Cologne•​Koblenz•​Nuremberg•​Würzburg•​Melk•​Vienna•​Budapest

A Journey on the Mekong 14 Nights

Angkor Wat Temple

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  • Fabulous tour through Vietnam and Cambodia including a wonderful cruise along the mighty Mekong
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon)
  • 7 night Mekong river cruise on the 4 star Mekong Prestige II
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap
  • All meals included during your cruise, accompanied by complimentary local wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Included gratuities for the ship crew
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in the hotels
  • Comprehensive guided tours including Saigon, the Cu Chi tunnels, Angkor Wat, Phnom Pehn & Cai Be
  • Return flights from London

Ho Chi Minh City•​Cai Be•​Sa Dec•​Tan Chau•​Phnom Penh•​Koh Chong•​Oudong•​Kampong Chang•​Siem Reap•​Angkor

Yuletide Christmas Markets 4 Nights

Christmas market in Frankfurt

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  • Get ready for Christmas on this lovely cruise on the Rhine and Main
  • All meals included during your cruise
  • Captain's welcome & Gala Dinners
  • Spacious accommodation, most suites have French balconies, full balconies available
  • Guided tours of Koblenz & Frankfurt
  • Visit Christmas Markets in Cologne, Koblenz, Frankfurt and Rüdesheim
  • Return Eurostar from London or selected UK flight programme
  • No single supplement on selected cabins

Cologne•​Rhine Gorge•​Rüdesheim•​Frankfurt•​Koblenz•​Cologne

Established Heritage

An independent family owned company, Riviera have an excellent reputation and awards to boot. They have been recognised in the Daily Telegraph Travel Awards for Favourite River Cruise Operator, and are a Which?, the non-profit consumer organisation, Recommended Provider.

Superb Quality, Excellent Value

Rivera offers exceptional value for money as all cruises are full board with onboard fine dining with all tours also included. They are also one of the few operators offering the option of continental breakfast in your cabin at no extra charge. They also have a variety of departure points from the UK including a comprehensive regional flying programme and Eurostar accompanied departures.

Rivera Travel operate upper 4 & 5★ river cruise ships along the major European and Asian waterways. In 2013 they commissioned their first new ship the MS Lord Byron, a lovely 5★ river cruise ship owned and operated by Riviera's partner the Swiss based Scylla AG. Having operated river cruise ships for nearly 40 years, Scylla now have a fleet of the most modern and stylish river cruise ships on the rivers. Riviera continue to add new ships to their fleet, with the William Shakespeare in 2014 and the Jane Austen & Charles Dickens in 2015. 2017 sees three new suite ships Emily Brontë, Thomas Hardy & Oscar Wilde, with larger cabins and suites for the Rhine & Danube as well as the lovely Douro Elegance bringing Riviera's flagship standard to Portugal's Douro river.

Character

Rivera cruises are also sold exclusively to the UK and Northern Ireland market. Regular clients of Rivera have experienced the outstanding nature of the staff, extensive knowledge and their bi-lingual abilities.

The ships offer an intimate experience with between 88 passengers on the specialist Elbe vessel the MS Swiss Ruby, through to only 140 on the brand new Lord Byron. Some river ships, such as the new Viking longships now cater for almost 200 passengers, so the difference is almost 50% less passengers. Rivera prides itself on a staff ratio of 4:1 on the Lord Byron, which is relflected on each of their ships. The middle and upper deck cabins are also extremely generous at 161sq ft, which compares favourably to a similar standard Viking longship french balcony cabin of only 135 sq ft.

Riviera Tour Managers become your "go-to" person on the ship, the one with the plan and the daily information you need to get the most from your trip and to whom nothing is ever too much trouble. Over 16 of the tour managers have been with Rivera for more than 20 years and their depth of knowledge is priceless to guests.

If you haven't been river cruising before we are happy to recommend Rivera's cruises. for the 5 day Dutch bulb field tour, this short tour is available as a no-fly option and is a great way to sample a first time river cruise.

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