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Riviera Travel Launches 2025 European River Cruise Programme

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Riviera Travel has launched its European river cruise programme for 2025.

A media briefing held yesterday with members of the press, Will Sarson & Thomas Morgan from Riviera Travel revealed the following:

  • River cruise prices are held at 2024 rates
  • A total of 16 itineraries are available to book now
  • 261 departures will be on offer, sailing from March to November
  • Includng 15 dedicated to solo travellers and 32 new themed itineraries
  • Eurostar options and departures from regional airports will be available.

The itineraries cover countries such as France, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and the Netherlands, and include:

The Blue Danube. An eight-day sailing featuring seven tours and visits including guided tours of Vienna, Salzburg or Linz, Dürnstein, Budapest and Bratislava; and visits to Esztergom Basilica and Melk Abbey. From £1599pp.

The Douro, Porto and Salamanca. An eight-day cruise featuring eight guided visits and tours including tour, lunch and a flamenco show in Salamanca; a guided tour of Porto with a port wine cellar visit; dinner at a typical Portuguese quinta; and visits to Castelo Rodrigo, Mateus Palace gardens and Lamego. From £1899pp.

The Seine, Paris & Normandy. An eight-day sailing featuring nine tours and visits including guided tours of the Château Gaillard in Les Andelys, the Place du Vieux-Marché in Rouen; and visits to Bayeaux Tapestry, Monet’s house and Gardens, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees and Sacre-Coeur. From £1699pp.

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence. An eight-day sailing featuring seven tours and visits including a wine tasting in Beaune; visits to the Palace of the Popes; a guided tour of Lyon; and a sailing through Ardèche Gorges. From £1499pp.

Rhine Cruise to Switzerland. An eight-day sailing featuring seven tours and visits including guided tours of Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer; a visit to Titisee in the Black Forest; a railway journey up the Bernese Oberland Mountain range; plus an onboard live classical quartet recital. From £2099pp.

Prices include:

Return flights with regional airport options are available at no additional cost
Eurostar travel on select itineraries
Full board
A ‘Superior’ drinks package and
Scheduled visits and tours.

Excursions are available daily, while sailings include port talks, entertainment and authentic regional menus.

Will Sarson, Head of Product at Riviera Travel, said: “Our 2025 programme of river cruises will allow guests to effortlessly sail along some of Europe’s most incredible waterways.

“The hand-crafted itineraries are perfect for anyone looking to explore at a relaxing pace.

“On shore, our expert cruise directors and local guides will bring the destinations to life, while on board the all-inclusive dining, Superior drinks package and outstanding service from our crew members will ensure guests have an unforgettable holiday at fantastic value.”

In response to inquiries about the possibility of expanding their Asia river cruise offerings, Will said: “Riviera is looking at opportunities to expand its worldwide cruise offering. It is not launching anything immediately.”

For more information, visit rivieratravel.co.uk or call 01283 523431.

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