Riviera Travel Introduces New Combination River Cruises and Solo Departures

Riviera Travel has expanded its 2025 European river cruise programme with the introduction of a series of combination itineraries

Riviera Travel has expanded its 2025 European river cruise programme with the introduction of a series of combination itineraries.

The operator has also launched three new solo-dedicated voyages, beginning in December 2024.

There are five new combination cruises, with a total of 15 departures, giving guests the opportunity to merge two back-to-back itineraries. They comprise:

* The Majestic Rhine, Heidelberg & Switzerland – 15-days, visiting Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Boppard, Mainz, Speyer, Koblenz and Colmar, including a visit to the Black Forest and Titisee. Departing April to October 2025.

* Grand cruise of the Rhine Gorge, Medieval Germany & Switzerland – 18 days, visiting Strasbourg, Koblenz, Cologne, Andernach, Rüdesheim, Mainz, Miltenberg, Wertheim, Würzburg, Ochsenfurt, Bamberg and Nuremberg. Departing May and August 2025.

* Grand cruise through the heart of Europe to the Black Sea – 29-days, visiting destinations including Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava, Regensburg, Koblenz, Bamberg, Passau, Bucharest, Belgrade and Constanta. Departing June to September 2025.

* Rhine, Moselle & Switzerland – 15-days, visiting Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Boppard, Mainz, Speyer, Koblenz and Colma, with scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge. Departing June to October 2025.

* Grand cruise of the Moselle, Rhine, Luxembourg & Switzerland – 18-days, visiting Strasbourg, Koblenz, Speyer, Rüdesheim, Cologne, Trier, Luxembourg City, Cochem, Worms, Breisach, Lucerne, Andernach and Bonn. Departing July 2025.

Riviera has added to its programme of eight dedicated solo itineraries with the following sailings:

* The Danube’s Imperial Cities & Yuletide Markets – six-days, visiting Budapest, Vienna and Bratislava. Departing December 2024 and December 2025.

*  Bruges, Medieval Flanders, Amsterdam & the Dutch Bulbfields – eight-days, visiting Antwerp, Amsterdam, Arnhem and Bruges. Departing April 2025.

*  Enchanting Rhine Yuletide Markets – five-days, visiting Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Bonn and Cologne. Departing December 2025.

All itineraries include a free superior drinks package, direct return flights, transfers, all visits and guided tours, breakfast and select meals, and the services of a tour manager throughout.

Will Sarson, Head of Product at Riviera Travel, said: “The introduction of combination cruises means we can provide longer, more in-depth voyages, taking guests deeper into the heart of some very special destinations. From exploring medieval Germany on the Grand cruise of the Rhine Gorge, to soaking up culture and history with a guided tour of Heidelberg, there’s an array of experiences to suit all tastes.

“Our new solo itineraries show that we are once again going the extra mile to ensure that independent travellers have a broad range of options to choose from. They can explore the famous festive markets along the Danube and Rhine, and discover the likes of Antwerp, Arnhem and the spectacular Keukenhof flower garden on a Dutch Bulbfields voyage.”

Itineraries are on sale from 29 February 2024.

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

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