Cruise Europe’s most timeless and appealing waterways
 
For centuries people have travelled Europe’s mighty rivers to trade, explore and sometimes conquer! Steeped in history and culture, flowing through stunning scenery they form natural links connecting the continent’s greatest and most beautiful towns and cities, from the medieval to the modern. We cruise on the majestic Rhine and Danube - Europe’s essential arteries studded by atmospheric cities like Koblenz and Vienna. Standing guard, you will see astonishing ‘fairytale’ castles whilst learning about mystical legends, historic strife and triumph. Plus there is the magical, meandering Moselle with its impossibly steep, riverside vineyards and the lesser known, yet equally beautiful River Main, twisting through Germany’s rural heart. In France, the Rhône flows majestically from almost the Burgundy vineyards to Avignon and Van Gogh’s Arles, in the heart of sunkissed Provence, whilst the Seine, from iconic Paris through countryside beloved by impressionist painters to medieval Rouen and historic Bayeux. Finally, there is the Douro with its dramatic terraced vineyards and with tourism being almost completely undeveloped, you feel you are discovering something the masses are unaware of! You see it all.
 
You experience all this in the most relaxing manner possible, on board the brand new for 2017 the five-star MS Thomas Hardy, MS Emily Brontë and MS Oscar Wilde, the five-star MS Jane Austen, MS Charles Dickens, fabulous five-star MS Lord Byron, MS William Shakespeare, MS Douro Elegance, MS Swiss Corona and MS Swiss Tiara, or the four-star superior MS Swiss Ruby – some of the most spacious and luxurious ships gracing Europe’s waterways. River Cruising is such a wonderful way to explore Europe’s very heart: you see and learn as much as you want from the comfort of your very own floating hotel!
 
No sea-sickness or rough water, whilst magnificent scenery slips past you relax, revelling in onboard luxury and superb dining. Explore delightful riverside ports with knowledgeable guides or at your own speed - it’s all included!
 
 
• Luxurious lounges and bars
• Panoramic observation lounge
• On board spa with massage treatments and fitness facilities
• Hairdresser and nail salon (on selected ships)
• Sun Deck with splash pool
• Fully inclusive program of tours and visits
• Chef’s restaurant serving the chef’s signature dishes
• Services of an experienced Cruise Director and/or Tour Manager
 

Recent ship images taken on Riviera Travel River Cruises' ship: ms Emily Bronte

(May 2017) Click on an picture below for a larger image
 
Riviera Travel River Cruises - 2017-2018

Riviera Travel River Cruises - 2017-2018

Cruise Europe’s most timeless and appealing waterways