Riviera Travel?

Bringing to life enchanting destinations throughout Europe for over 35 years, Riviera Travel is the perfect choice for adventurers searching for authentic river cruises and experiences. Sip on sumptuous wines as you glide along the fantastic Rhone River. Encounter captivating cultures of up to six countries along the magnificent Rhine River. Walk through breathtaking German villages as you sail along the beautiful blue Danube River. No matter the destination, every Riviera Travel river cruise will always be remarkable and packed with unforgettable moments.

Your river cruise with Riviera Travel promises to be exquisite, regardless of which ship or itinerary you choose to book. Boasting attentive five-star service from an English-speaking crew, expansive cabins with impressive river views, and enticing dining options for every meal, your holiday with Riviera Travel will be nothing short of luxurious. Plus, with a selection of outstanding onshore tours and experiences guided by experienced cruise directors and tour managers, you’ll never feel lost or confused during your river cruise with Riviera Travel. Embark on a thrilling and enriching adventure by booking a Riviera Travel voyage with Discerning Traveller today.

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1984
Ships: 13
Max Passengers: 126 - 176

Is Riviera Travel right for you?

Rivera Travel river cruises are fantastic for travellers yearning to explore the magical waterways of Europe whilst enjoy the simple pleasures of personalised luxury. Every holiday has been meticulously hand-crafted by experienced travel professionals who are dedicated in creating itineraries that are great for every kind of traveller. Perfectly balanced and thoughtfully organised, guests can encounter every highlight from each destination whilst also having the time to truly explore every nook and cranny of a locale.

River cruises with Riviera Travel are also fantastic for couples looking for a romantic getaway to celebrate a special occasion or anniversary. With romantic destinations aplenty along Europe’s charming rivers, Riviera Travel have crafted a refined selection of itineraries geared towards couples. Prefer to sail alone or like having your own personal space to relax? Solo travellers are also catered to as well, with no additional single supplements across the entire ship on select cruises.

What comes complimentary on Riviera Travel river cruises?

Your passenger fare on Rivera Travel river cruises come complimentary with:

  • Exquisite accommodation in spacious cabins or suites
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi whilst onboard
  • Most onshore excursions and experiences
  • All port charges
  • All dining options across every meal
  • Select non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages

Why book a river cruise with Riviera Travel?

  • Explore captivating European river destinations with exciting itineraries across the entire region
  • Enjoy five-star service and assistance from their outstanding crew, cruise directors, and tour managers
  • Revel in tantalising flavours with impressive fine dining options available throughout every voyage

Our Recommendation

Sail through the ‘Heart of Europe’!

Embark from either Cologne or Budapest and set sail on an extraordinary river cruise through up to fifteen different locales. Over 14 enchanting nights, the ‘Cruise the Heart of Europe’ itinerary is an incredible voyage that lets you truly explore the magical region. Bursting with captivating cuisine, historic landmarks, and inviting small towns, this itinerary lets travellers discover some of the best of what Europe has to offer, all while enjoying the endless luxuries you expect on any Riviera Travel holiday.

Contact us today to learn more about the ‘Cruise the Heart of Europe’ river cruise.

Encounter brilliant sights from Budapest to the Black Sea

Visit up to 16 impressive destinations and walk through centuries of awe-inspiring history as you sail on the must-book ‘Budapest to the Black Sea’ river cruise. Stopping by superb locales including Bucharest, Belgrade, and Bulgaria, you’ll have the opportunity to adventure through one historic landmark after the next whilst enjoying the sublime views of the Balkans. Plus, with delectable cuisine, complimentary dining, and an expert cruise director guiding you through the entire voyage, every moment on this river cruise will be nothing short of special.

Learn more about the ‘Budapest to the Black Sea’ river cruise with Discerning Traveller.

What are the accommodation options on Riviera Travel?

Accommodation on any Riviera Travel river cruise will entirely depend on the ship, as each will have a slightly different selection of cabins or suites to choose between. While most Riviera Travel cruise ships will have cabins to book from such as MS Lord Byron or MS Emily Brontë, newer ships such as MS Robert Burns and MS Geoffrey Chaucer only have suites. If you need help deciding which ship or accommodation type to choose, don’t hesitate in contacting Discerning Traveller.


No matter your choice of cabin on any Riviera Travel ship, you will still enjoy the sights of your destination at any time with large windows boasting direct river views. Moreover, every cabin guest receives all you need for a luxurious stay, from comfortable bedding and a well-appointed bathroom, to plenty of room to unwind after a long day of adventuring. Plus, on select cruises and ships, there are several cabins capable of sole occupancy, great for solo travellers looking to holiday at their own pace.


Boasting a commodious wealth of space, Riviera Travel suites have been carefully crafted with luxury in mind. Every room in the suite has been expertly fitted with elegant furniture as well as all the features and facilities you may need for unending relaxation. Most suites additionally come with either magnificent balcony views, striking floor-to-ceiling windows, or an expanded level of space, ensuring every guest can enjoy their own style of holidaying.

What dining options are available on Riviera Travel river cruises?

Dining is of the utmost importance for Riviera Travel, and they have worked tirelessly to create a culinary experience that stands among the best in river cruising. With a talented team of trained chefs working round-the-clock to create a constantly changing menu of cuisine, your tastebuds are sure to be tantalised at all times. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty meal or a simple snack, Riviera Travel can more than accommodate to your needs for the day.

In addition to fantastic dining, Riviera Travel river cruises also offer several lounges and bars for you to watch the day sail by. Toast to your travels as you share with your old (or new!) friends’ stories of your recent adventures, or quietly read a new book while gazing upon sublime views of the riverside, the choice is yours! With plenty of delicious cocktails, wines and spirits sourced from across the globe, you will have plenty to choose from as you sail with Riviera Travel.

Riviera Travel also accommodates those with special dietary requirements on most ships, including vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, and gluten free. For more information on which ships, we recommend contacting Discerning Traveller.

Is there a dress code for Riviera Travel?

Riviera Travel does not have a dress code on any of their cruises and guests can wear whatever they feel comfortable in. Nevertheless, guests are recommended to wear at least smart casual attire during mealtimes and at dining venues. Moreover, during welcome drinks and gala dinners, guests love to dress into their best formal attire.

What are the most popular activities on a Riviera Travel river cruise?

Guests aboard Riviera Travel river cruises tend to spend most of their voyage exploring the various destinations in their itinerary. This can be through guided tours and experiences planned by Riviera Travel themselves or through their own self-guided exploration. Otherwise, guests will be found relaxing on the sun deck soaking the beautiful sunshine whilst sipping on a drink of their choice. You may also find guests socialising in the various lounges and bars throughout the ship.


Riviera Travel Offers

Complimentary Drinks with Riviera Travel*

Riviera Travel - Superior Drinks on Us

Riviera Europe River Cruises are offering a complimentary superior drinks package on all Europe river cruises. Get in quick*

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7 Night Cruise + 5 Nights Hotel

Riviera Travel - Paris and Provence Palette

Enjoy air credit, hotel stays, rail & cruise in Burgundy, the River Rhone + more with Riviera Travel fly/cruise package + exclusive $150pp credit to use towards insurance etc*

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No Single Supplement*

Riviera Travel - Solo Offer

Riviera Europe River Cruises are offering no single supplement on select cruises + exclusive $150 credit to use towards insurance, hotels etc*

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