Riviera Travel introduces city break add-on - Cruise International

Riviera Travel introduces city break add-on

By Katie McGonagle | 9 Jun 2022

Paris cafe

Paris. Picture: Tony Lee/Unsplash

Riviera Travel will now offer three-day extensions on all European river cruise itineraries so guests can tag a city break onto their sailing


River cruise and escorted touring operator Riviera Travel has unveiled a range of 10 city break extensions, which can be added to any 2023 river cruise in Europe.

The three-day stays include accommodation in a central city hotel with breakfast, transfers from the ship to the hotel and airport, and access to a host of activities in each city via tour provider Holibob.

It comes in response to demand for longer durations and time to explore independently at the end of a cruise along the Danube, Douro, Rhine, Rhone, Moselle or Seine.

Katja Hildebrandt, head of product for river and ocean cruise at Riviera Travel, said: “It’s clear that an increasing number of our guests are looking to enjoy their river cruise and then spend additional time away. By offering city stay extensions, guests have the option to visit these destinations, and explore the local landmarks and attractions at their own pace.

“From relaxing with a café au lait and croissant in a Paris cafe to experiencing the architectural grandeur of Cologne, or having time to visit the many museums in Amsterdam, our city stays allow guests to explore even more, safe in the knowledge we will take care of all accommodation and travel arrangements.”

The city break extensions are available in Amsterdam, Basel, Cologne, Frankfurt, Lyon, Marseille, Munich, Paris, Porto and Vienna.

These are in addition to fully escorted tour extensions with a guide and included excursions, which can be booked on cruises on the Rhone, Danube, Douro and Rhine.

Riviera Travel has also added a 10-night itinerary to Lyon, Provencal Rhone and the Camargue, which will sail from April to October 2023, with prices from £2,249 per person including flights.


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