Riviera Travel has launched its European river cruise programme for 2024, with a 13 itineraries now available to book.
A total of 301 departures from March to November are on sale, including seven dedicated to solo travellers. Guests are able to save 10% on a middle or upper deck cabin on all 2024 river cruises when booked by February 28, 2023.
The 2024 itineraries cover countries including France, Germany, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and the Netherlands and tour options include:
Amsterdam, Kinderdijk and the Dutch Bulbfields: A five-day cruise featuring five visits and tours including the Keukenhof Gardens, Enkhuizen, Kinderdijk and Rotterdam, and a canal cruise in Amsterdam. Priced from £999pp.
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. Priced from £1399pp.
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. Priced from £1699pp.
Lyon, Provençal Rhône and the Camargue: An 11-day cruise featuring seven guided tours including Cluny Abbey, Beaune, Lyon, Avignon, Uzès, Arles and Orange and three visits including the Camargue with the Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the Pont du Gard and the Ardèche Gorges. This cruise was newly introduced for 2023. Priced from £2699pp.
Cruise the Heart of Europe: A 15-day cruise featuring 15 visits and tours including guided tours in Budapest, Vienna, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Bratislava, Koblenz, Boppard, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Regensburg, Passau and Würzburg; plus a visit to the Benedictine monastery, Melk Abbey. From £2799pp.
Prices include return flights with regional airport options available at no additional cost; Eurostar travel on select itineraries; full board; and scheduled visits and tours. Excursions are available each day, while sailings also include on-board lectures, port talks, entertainment and authentic regional menus.
An optional on-board drinks package is available to purchase, which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner. The package starts from £79pp for a five-day sailing.
All itineraries are similarly sailing in 2023 and available to book now.
Katja Hildebrandt, Head of Cruise at Riviera Travel, said: “We’re thrilled to again offer these popular and well-loved classic itineraries. Our extensive range of river cruises will allow guests to effortlessly sail along some of Europe’s most incredible waterways in 2024.
“The all-inclusive dining and outstanding service from our wonderful crew members, combined with expert cruise directors and concierges and local guides bringing the destinations to life, will ensure guests have the perfect holiday both on and off the ship.”