River cruising offers an incredible variety of options and all-inclusive vacation value, allowing you to explore Europe’s historic cities, smaller towns and villages and popular sites in style and without having to pack and unpack multiple times. Instead of wasting valuable vacation time getting from one charming place to another, you can relax and enjoy your floating hotel full of modern amenities, spacious accommodation, dining options, waking up refreshed and ready to explore ashore. Riviera’s fleet of 12 ships is one of the youngest in Europe, features a wide range of staterooms and suites to choose from, and its cruises include nightly entertainment, fine culinary experiences, from healthy breakfasts to four-course dinners including international and regional specialties, paired with local wines. Every itinerary also offers expert-led excursions to classic sights along Europe’s scenic rivers and waterways.
Ready to start exploring? Choose one of Riviera’s new 11-day itinerary options and you won’t be disappointed:
From Paris to Le Havre and back on the Seine River, with guided tours and visits that include Paris, Château d’Auvers and the cemetery where Van Gogh is buried in Auvers-sur-Oise, Rouen, Normandy’s D-Day beaches, Honfleur or the Étretat chalk cliffs, the Abbey Jumièges ruins and Abbey St. Wandrille near Caudebec, Monet’s house and garden in Giverny, the Castle of La Roche Guyon and Château de Malmaison near Mantes-la-Jolie.
From Cologne to Nuremberg and back on the Rhine River, with guided tours and visits that include Cologne, Andernach, Braubach, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg, the Romantic Road to Rothenburg, Ochsenfurt, Bamberg and Nuremberg, as well as sailing through the Rhine Gorge, a 65 km section of the Rhine between Koblenz and Rüdesheim, with Europe’s most picturesque landscapes punctuated by some 40 hill top castles and fortresses erected over a period of 1,000 years, and vineyards famous for their aromatic Riesling grapes. It has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in recognition of its importance in terms of history, geology, culture and industry.
From Cologne to Trier, Bernkastel, Cochem and Luxembourg on the Moselle River, sailing through a region which was cultivated by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago, with hillsides covered by terraced vineyards where some of the best Rieslings grow. Enjoy wine tasting at a local cellar in Bernkastel. Onto picturesque Rüdesheim, Worms, Heidelberg, and Mannheim on the Rhine River, with its baroque 18th- century Palace, University and Marktplatz Square. Visit Braubach with its beautiful medieval half-timbered houses and magnificent Marksburg Castle overlooking the river before sailing back to the Rhine Metropolis, Cologne.
Your Riviera Cruise Inclusions:
- All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure
- Welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner
- Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
- Escorted shore excursions in each port of call
- Complimentary on-board tea, coffee and water
- Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
- Services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge
- All port charges and taxes
Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add hidden surcharges or fees, and it doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests.
Riviera River Cruises offers a total of 21 itineraries on 10 European rivers and waterways throughout the year, including Christmas Markets cruises on the Rhine and Danube rivers, as well as exclusive departures for solo travellers with no single supplement.
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