Zadar and Islands of the North Yacht Cruise with Krka Waterfalls - MS Il Mare

Zadar and Islands of the North Yacht Cruise with Krka Waterfalls - MS Il Mare

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Zadar and Islands of the North Yacht Cruise with Krka Waterfalls - MS Il Mare

10 Days Starting in Split, Croatia and ending in split

Visiting: Croatia

Tour operator:

Riviera Travel

Ship Name:
MS II Mare
Ship Capacity:

40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

18-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise requests

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Cruise, Sailing

From:
$3110 (USD) including Flights from the UK

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Tour Overview

Explore the largest city on the Croatian coast and the beautiful islands that surround it in a luxury yacht. Then complete your holiday with a visit to the breathtaking Krka Falls and a two-night stay in Split.

The Dalmatian coastline is legendary: one of the most dramatic in Europe, extending for hundreds of miles, where steep limestone cliffs plunge into sapphire-blue waters. Just offshore, the mirror-like Adriatic is studded with countless islands, some tiny, some large, some inhabited, some not, but giving scenery almost reminiscent of a series of huge intertwining lakes.

As we island hop through this breathtaking landscape, we'll visit the country's historic port towns and cities - Zadar, Å ibenik, Trogir and Rab - and stop en route for the chance to go swimming by the Kvarner Gulf. Together, we'll discover the amazing Kornati archipelago, home to the Kornati National Park with its 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs, and explore the ancient capital, Split, seeing the major sights like the huge Roman ruins of Emperor Diocletian's Palace.

This holiday is perfect for travellers who want to discover some equally impressive off-the-beaten-track destinations and see Croatia's must-see landmarks. 

Highlights

  • Explore Šibenik’s delightful old town, including its restored Renaissance town hall and large Gothic cathedral

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Zadar, the ancient capital of Dalmatia and Trogir with its maze of winding medieval streets on our guided tour

  • Cruise through Kornati National Park with swim stops in unspoilt, idyllic locations

  • Discover the historic capital of Split and the astonishing Emperor Diocletian’s Palace on our guided tour as well as time to explore the city at leisure

  • Marvel at the stunning Krka Waterfalls and its series of waterfalls and lakes as well as a visit to the incredible Skywalk at Makarska

Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival in Split 

On arrival in Split, you’ll be met and taken by coach to the beautiful MS Il Mare, moored in the picturesque, ancient harbour. The professional crew welcome you on board and will be on hand to help you settle in.
 

Free time in Split 

The rest of the day is free to relax in your comfortable cabin or wander ashore and begin exploring this fascinating city (flight time permitting). It’ll soon be time for dinner in the ship’s stylish restaurant and a chance to meet your fellow travelling companions; with just 40 guests in total, a relaxed, uncrowded ambience pervades the ship so, after dinner, retire to a comfy armchair on the terrace for a nightcap and contemplate all that lies in store tomorrow!

Day 2

Sail from Split 

You’ll rise refreshed and ready for a first fortifying breakfast on board as the mellow morning sun peeks above the northern hills and casts its shadow over this intriguing city. Expectation mounts as we cast off and our adventure begins! Head up on deck and take in the glorious views; the Dalmatian coastline is said to be one of the most spectacular in Europe with its vast stretches of deserted beach, secret coves and pretty, secluded bays.
 

Trogir 

We’ll soon arrive in Trogir heading ashore to enjoy a guided tour of this delightful city; behind its classic waterfront, an intriguing maze of winding medieval streets is revealed, tightly clasped by the imposing 15th-century city walls. At the heart of the old town, you’ll find the majestic cathedral, a Venetian masterpiece with its richly decorated chapel. We’ll return to the ship where a lovely lunch awaits.
 

Vodice 

You can relax in your cabin this afternoon or enjoy a refreshing cup of tea on the terrace as the MS Il Mare gracefully enters the picturesque harbour at Vodice. Once a fishing village, this bustling town offers a good choice of restaurants and cafés, so take this opportunity to wander ashore this evening and enjoy dinner perhaps on the waterfront, before watching the sun go down over a glass of fiery locally distilled brandy.


Included experiences: A guided tour of Trogir and a visit to Vodice.

Day 3

Sail from Vodice 

We’ll spend a leisurely day on board today; during breakfast we cast off once more heading out into the glistening Adriatic. This magnificent coast is littered with idyllic bays where the calm water is perfect for swimming, so during our cruising this morning we’ll make time for a refreshing swim stop, allowing you to work up an appetite for our on-board lunch.

Later, you could venture up on deck and absorb the best panoramic views from the comfort of a sun lounger. As we sail northwards, there’ll be the chance for a spot of reading perhaps or simply unwind to the sound of gulls soaring high above. With a long refreshing drink from the bar watch the coastal views drift by, and the mesmerising waters of the Adriatic dazzle under the warm rays of a hazy afternoon sun – now you’re really on holiday!
 

Zadar 

Later we’ll arrive in the ancient capital of Dalmatia, Zadar. This bustling coastal town with the style and charm of the Italian Riviera, was ruled by the Venetians for centuries. There’ll be time for a fascinating guided tour around its marble streets, discovering Roman ruins and lovely medieval churches before you are free to explore under your own steam.

Dinner is at leisure tonight so why not try one of the many cosy restaurants with simple appetising menus of grilled meats or freshly caught fish. Perhaps end the evening with a glass of maraschino, a local cherry liqueur produced here since the 16th century.


Included experiences: Swim stop and a guided tour of Zadar.

Day 4

Sail from Zadar 

This morning we’ll continue our passage northwards as the passing seascapes continue to enchant; sailing past the fascinatingly barren rocky island of Pag, its desolate landscape defined by its stark steely mountain backdrop. There’ll be time for a refreshing swim stop before a delicious lunch on board.
 

Free time in Rab 

Later we’ll arrive in Rab, a real gem and one of the most alluring islands along this stretch of the Dalmatian coast. Sheltered against its sturdy mountainous spine, a verdant landscape of lush fragrant pine forest and a fertile patchwork of vine and olive groves gives way to golden ribbons of deserted beach and picturesque coves along this beautiful peninsula. Four colourful lofty bell towers rise up from the blaze of terracotta rooftops below. 

Spend some free time wandering in the cool shadows of Rab’s ancient stone buildings, admiring the Romanesque architecture, the grand Italianate houses - a legacy of Venetian rule, and absorbing the magical atmosphere of this charming town.

Dinner is at leisure again this evening so you might opt to try one of the stylish seafood restaurants tucked away in the old town. Why not try the catch of the day - simply fried with white wine, garlic and herbs and washed down with a glass of local chilled white wine. What could be better?!


Included experience: Swim stop and a visit to Rab.

Day 5

Silba or Olib 

After a relaxed breakfast, we’ll commence our southerly course into the crystal waters of the Kvarner Gulf. Up on deck you can take in yet more spectacular vistas as we drift between these romantically desolate islands. We’ll drop anchor at Silba or Olib, to enjoy a refreshing swim stop in one of these islands’ pretty little bays and then it’s time for lunch on board. This afternoon, you can take to the deck once more for a lazy afternoon’s cruising – perhaps indulge in a little nap, lulled by the soft breezes of the maestral.
 

Telaščica 

Later we idle into the bay of Telaščica, one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbours in the Adriatic where we will be moored overnight. As the sun begins to cast its rosy glow, thoughts turn to tonight’s special Captain’s Dinner, during which a selection of regional specialities will be served. Later, it’s time to sink into a comfy armchair on the terrace, sip your favourite digestif, and reflect on all that you have seen so far and what’s still to come.
 

Included experience: Swim stop.

Day 6

Telašćica 

We’ll continue our southerly course, firstly calling at Telaščica, one of the largest and most beautiful natural harbours in the Adriatic. This is a rugged stretch of coastline backed by sheer limestone cliffs that plummet into the sea, flanked by a scattering of pretty islets and islands. While it’s largely uninhabited by humans, it is home to numerous plant and bird species such as rare peregrine falcons.

During our stop here, you’ll have the opportunity to wander to the shores of Lake Mir, a natural Salt Lake, with its warm, supposedly therapeutic water that channels through the limestone on its way out to sea.
 

Kornati 

Later this morning, have your camera at the ready as we enter the waters of the breathtaking Kornati archipelago; an explosion of numerous fascinating desert-like islands that lie scattered around the central island of Kornat. George Bernard Shaw wrote that [God] ‘created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath' and there is certainly something ethereal about their distinctive barren beauty.

In fact, this remarkable region was designated a National Park in 1980, in celebration of its extraordinarily unusual and desolate charm. The Kornati Islands hide a multitude of secret caves and grottoes amongst the rugged cliffs. Our Captain will drop anchor to allow a swim stop this morning, so enjoy a cooling dip before lunch again on board.
 

Šibenik 

Later we’ll arrive at the little port of Šibenik, where our guided tour reveals more about the history of this delightful town as we wander its medieval streets, seeing the beautifully restored Renaissance town hall and remarkable Gothic cathedral, thought to be the world’s largest church built without brick or wood supports. This evening the MS Il Mare remains moored in Šibenik.

Dinner is at leisure tonight so you can wander ashore and seek out some traditional Croatian fare: hearty fish stew or mouth-wateringly tender slow cooked beef, simmered with wine and prunes, with fresh crusty bread baked ‘under the lid’ – a typical Croatian style of cooking. After dinner, you can sit back and soak in the magical ambience of historic Šibenik.
 

Included experience: A cruise through Kornati National Park and a guided tour of Šibenik.

Day 7

Sail from Šibenik 

The end of our cruise is in sight so make sure you make the most of our last scenic morning on board, whilst watching the coastal views float by. We’ll enjoy one last swim stop before commencing our journey to Split once again. Later, after a final lunch on board, the impressive cityscape will appear, and we’ll begin our final approach into this unique historic city.
 

Split 

Croatia’s second city, Split, is one of its most vibrant and alluring. At its core lies the huge ancient ruins of the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, undoubtedly one of the most exceptional legacies from the city’s Roman past and more recently used as the setting for the globally successful television drama ‘Game of Thrones’. A building constructed with the finest materials, Italian marble, lustrous local limestone, even sphinxes from Egypt. The whole palace complex occupies over 30,000 square metres, and is surrounded by towering walls, two metres thick and over 25 metres in places!

During medieval times, other buildings were grafted on to it, integrating the palace with the rest of the town and creating the quirky jumble of houses, churches, chapels and other buildings seen today. We will have a guided walking tour, seeing all the major sights and learning more about this city’s glorious past before you have some free time to wander.

Dinner is at leisure tonight so you might choose to return to the alluring tangle of streets in the old town for some delicious local cuisine whilst absorbing the magical ambience of this beguiling place.
 

Included experiences: Swim stop and a guided walking tour of Split.

Day 8

Krka Waterfalls 

After breakfast, we'll bid farewell to our crew as we disembark MS Il Mare and drive inland through the Krka Valley. Home to an impressive sequence of lakes, where water cascades dramatically from one to the next via steep interlocking waterfalls. Minerals dissolved in the water trigger stunning colour changes, from turquoise to azure-blue and from vibrant green to steely grey. With reflections of the majestic surrounding peaks and luxuriant forests rippling on lake surfaces, it’s impossible not to be awestruck. The valley in its entirety has been awarded national park status and we will visit part of this exquisitely beautiful area on this morning’s tour. We'll also witness one of the river's most dramatic stretches - several waterfalls tumbling into one broad, shallow pool.
 

Free time in Split 

We'll return to Split this afternoon and spend the rest of the evening at leisure, staying for two nights in the largest city on the Croatian coast.
 

Included experience: A guided visit to Krka Waterfalls.

Day 9

Omis, Makarska and Skywalk 

Today we’ll enjoy a tour to Makarska and the popular Biokovo Skywalk. Beginning with a short stop at the small coastal town of Omis, dominated by the 13th century Mirabela Fortress and the Fortica Fortress, we'll continue to the Biokovo Skywalk. Located at 1,228m above sea level in Biokovo Nature Park, the Skywalk is the first in Croatia, offering incredible views over the sea and islands. On a clear day, as you step onto the glass walkway, you might see all the way to Italy! 

After numerous opportunities to take some stunning photos for the folks back home, enjoy some free time in the nearby resort of Makarska, a cosmopolitan seaside town with an attractive promenade before returning to Split.
 

Free time in Split 

You'll have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy this vibrant city at your own pace. Perhaps you'll opt for a slow walk to the beach, explore one of the centuries-old cathedrals or browse the local markets. You may just choose to soak up the vibrant atmosphere and enjoy a spot of people watching in one of the numerous cafes in the Old Town or, for ocean views, head to the harbourfront. 

This evening, perhaps savour a final glass of Plavac Mali with your traditional dinner tonight to mark your last evening in Croatia.


Included experience: Tour to Makarska and the popular Biokovo Skywalk.

Day 10

Leave Croatia behind as we transfer back to the airport for our flight home with memories of our journey along the coast of the Adriatic Sea while exploring Croatia.

Ship Details

MS II Mare

Image Of Ship

Welcome aboard the magnificent MS Il Mare. This superb addition to our Croatian fleet, is sure to become a real favourite. Launched in 2019, incorporating the very latest design innovations, she was exclusively commissioned to sail the stunning waters of the Dalmatian coast. This most majestic of vessels, at an impressive 48 metres, causes quite a stir as she moors in the unspoilt little ports along this captivating stretch of the Adriatic. A low passenger complement of just 40 guests creates a sense of exclusivity, yet the gracious and friendly crew, trained to the highest standards, ensure a relaxed and sociable on-board atmosphere, where nothing is too much trouble.

The glossy teak, gleaming decks and dazzling chrome exude the glamour that goes hand in hand with this type of yacht cruising and once on board, you’ll be wowed by the elegant contemporary interior; its subtle soothing colour scheme and laid back understated style, provides the perfect ambience in which to unwind. Take dinner in a bright, spacious restaurant, furnished in a simple yet elegant style, creating an informal and comfortable dining experience. A spectacular sun deck provides the ideal location to lie back on a sun lounger with a drink from the bar and soak up the glorious vistas at every turn.

The thoughtfully-designed fully air-conditioned cabins are all equipped with desk and chair, wardrobe, safe, hair dryer and bathroom with shower and contemporary fittings so your comfort is assured. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for your convenience.

Ship Name:

MS II Mare

Adults Only Areas:

no kids

Ship Children Facilities:

none

Ship Nursery:

none

Smoking Areas:

some

Ship Size:

boutique

Ship Style:

luxury

Ship Type:

ocean

Ship Currency:

EUR

Ship Language:

en

Ship Capacity:

40

Ship Crew Count:

8

Number of Decks:

4

Number of Cabins:

20

Ship Launch Year:

2019

Ship Length (Meters):

48 M

Lower Deck

Category B cabins

Main Deck

Category A+ cabinsCategory A cabins

Sun Deck

Sun Loungers

Upper Deck

RestaurantCategory A+ Cabins

The thoughtfully-designed fully air-conditioned cabins are all equipped with desk and chair, wardrobe, safe, hair dryer and bathroom with shower and contemporary fittings so your comfort is assured. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for your convenience.

Category A Cabins (Grade A )

These cabins measure approximately 16-18 square metres (172-193 square feet) and are located on the main deck with double or twin beds and two windows (one of which opens).

Category A+ Cabins (Grade A+ A+U A+M )

Category A+ Cabins are available on the main deck with double or twin beds, measure approximately 16-18 metres square (172-193 square feet). They feature two fixed windows and a smaller window in the bathroom. There are also two A+ cabins available on the upper deck with double bed, and these are slightly smaller at approximately 14 square metres (150 square feet) with two windows and a small window in the bathroom.

Category B Cabins (Grade B )

Category B Cabins are located on the lower deck, with either double or twin bed, measure approximately 16-18 square metres (172-193 square feet) and have two attractive porthole windows. There are two cabins with an additional bed available within this category – each with approximately 19 square metres (204 square feet) of living space.

Category A+ Cabins (Grade A+ )

Category A+ Cabins are available on the main deck with double or twin beds, measure approximately 16-18 metres square (172-193 square feet). They feature two windows (one of which opens) and a smaller window in the bathroom. There are also two A+ cabins available on the upper deck with double bed, and these are slightly smaller at approximately 14 square metres (150 square feet) with two windows (one of which opens) and a small window in the bathroom.

Take dinner in a bright, spacious restaurant, furnished in a simple yet elegant style, creating an informal and comfortable dining experience. A spectacular sun deck provides the ideal location to lie back on a sun lounger with a drink from the bar and soak up the glorious vistas at every turn.

Dining

The upper deck holds two category A+ cabins and the simple yet elegant restaurant where you can dine in a comfortable and informal atmosphere. 

A spectacular sun deck provides the ideal location to lie back on a sun lounger with a drink from the bar and soak up the glorious vistas at every turn.

Sun Deck & Lounge

The sun deck features a selection of comfortable chairs and sun loungers, both in and out of the shade, Relax with a good book or a drink from the bar. 

Excursions

On our river cruises we love to take you right into the heart of each town or city you visit along the way, and during your cruise local guides will offer a variety of guided walking tours, panoramic coach tours and/or visits to museums and local cultural favourites such as a wine tasting in Burgundy and a train journey through the Swiss mountains. You will have a good mix of touring and free time to learn about the history and the little quirks of each place, with plenty of time to explore at your own leisure. Please check the itinerary of the cruise for more specific details.

Please Note: There are no dedicated kids and teens facilities onboard MS Il Mare.

Please note: MS Il Mare does not feature any dedicated Health & Fitness facilities.

Tips are not charged at a set percentage and are not included in the holiday cost, as we understand that giving a gratuity should be entirely at your discretion.

As a guideline we would recommend giving €8-12 per person per day should you feel that is appropriate. Usually, an envelope is left in your cabin on the final evening, for you to drop off at reception, if you choose to, the following morning.The tips are divided equally between the crew.

Should you also wish to give a gratuity directly to your Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge, this is also at your discretion.

Age Restrictions

The minimum age limit is 12 years old at the date of departure. We reserve the right to limit the number of children on any particular cruise. Any minor must be accompanied by and share a cabin with an adult aged 21 or over. If the adult is not the minor’s parent, a ‘Parental Consent Guardianship Form’ must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to sailing.

Air Conditioning

Our ships are fully air-conditioned throughout. Each cabin has individual air-conditioning and heating controls.

Dietary Requirements

We cater for most dietary requirements; please ensure you contact the reservations team when making your booking.

Disabled Facilities

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us or call us on 01283 688 518 to discuss these concerns.MooringDue to the popularity of river cruising at some mooring places, or where our ship is moored alongside another vessel, access to the ship may be via the sun deck and require the navigation of steps so passengers must be able to walk on and off the ship themselves, without the use of crutches or other aids, as gangplanks can be positioned at a steep angle.On boardOur ships are not adapted for wheelchair access; if you are intending to take a wheelchair or mobility scooter with you, it is essential that you please contact us to let us know. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be used on excursions however cannot be used on board the ships due to safety reasons and must not be left in corridors, the lounge or restaurant or any other public areas, but must be stored at reception.River cruises operate with a smaller crew than ocean cruises and do not have the crew available to personally attend to passengers with reduced mobility; therefore, a travelling companion would need to be able to help with any physical needs.Whilst most of our ships have a lift on board, it does not operate to all decks.River cruising on European rivers offers the opportunity to take in the scenery from the comfort of the ship. If you are unable to do some of the shore excursions, your river cruise can still be enjoyable and worthwhile, so please contact us with any concerns or questions you may have.Shore ExcursionsFor our river cruises which include an extension and feature a hotel stay, the hotels we use have been chosen due to their location and standard, the facilities offered can differ, it is therefore important that we make the appropriate enquiries with our suppliers on your behalf to ensure any special needs or requests can be catered for.AccommodationFor our river cruises which include an extension and feature a hotel stay, the hotels we use have been chosen due to their location and standard, the facilities offered can differ, it is therefore important that we make the appropriate enquiries with our suppliers on your behalf to ensure any special needs or requests can be catered for.Overseas Transport ArrangementsAll of our tours involve coach travel. The coaches we use have not been adapted for wheelchair access.Air TravelWe are able to arrange airport assistance, from the check-in desk to the plane, for anyone with reduced mobility. This is a free service which must be arranged with the airline prior to travel. If you would like us to arrange this assistance for you it needs to be pre-booked more than 48 hours before your flight departs.EurostarIf you have reduced mobility and are travelling by Eurostar to your cruise, please contact us. Should you need to travel in your own wheelchair, Eurostar does have specially adapted wheelchair spaces which need to be pre-booked. If you would like assistance at St. Pancras, we can provide you with information and contact details for Eurostar Assist, although we cannot reserve this service for you directly.

Disabled Facilities

Our ships are not adapted for wheelchair access; if you are intending to take a wheelchair with you please contact us.Due to popularity of river cruising when there is more than one ship in port the ships could be moored alongside each other. If our ship happens to be moored away from the landing pier disembarking could involve walking across gang planks and the sun deck of other ships.River cruises operate with a smaller crew than ocean cruises and do not have the crew available to personally attend to passengers with reduced mobility therefore a travelling companion would need to be able to help with any physical needs.The itinerary we include with our river cruises involves shore excursions visiting places with cobbled streets which can be on an incline making navigation of these streets difficult for anyone with reduced mobility.Cruising down the Rhine, Danube or any of the European rivers we offer gives you the opportunity to take in the spectacular scenery and there is a lot to enjoy from the comfort of the ship. If you can’t do many shore excursions, river cruising in Europe can still be very enjoyable and worthwhile, please contact us with any concerns you may have.

Dress Code

There is no requirement to bring formal dress; smart/casual is acceptable for both day and evening as there is no dress code enforced. However men are requested not to wear shorts for dinner or vest tops at any time in the dining room. Men may wish to wear a jacket and tie for dinner. The Captain’s Dinner offers the opportunity, should you wish, for more special attire.

Drinks Packages

We offer a selection of drinks packages available to purchase and the price is dependent on the length of the cruise, so please check each tour page for more details. This includes the following with lunch and dinner: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rose house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu. The drinks package must be added to your booking for all passengers in a cabin prior to departure and you can do this by calling the reservations team.If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. 

Laundry Service

A limited laundry service is available on board, except on the day of disembarkation. A dry cleaning service is not available.

Medical Facilities

If you have any concerns about your health whilst on tour, please see your Cruise Director or Concierge. They will be able to advise you about chemists and availability of doctors, etc. In an emergency you could always phone our emergency number as issued on your itinerary. There are no on-board medical personnel, although specific crew members will have basic first aid training. However, the ship can stop at any time to transfer any passenger requiring emergency medical attention to local medical facilities.

Smoking and E-Cigarette Policy

Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere on board except for designated areas on the sun deck.More and more countries in Europe are adopting a stricter legislation on smoking in public places. Smoking is not allowed on any public transport and there may be other restrictions in hotels, bars and restaurants.

Special Dietary Requirements

In the morning a full breakfast is served which includes healthy options and your choice of eggs made to order. For lunch enjoy salads from the buffet, soup and a choice of main courses, including local dishes, plus dessert. The four course a la carte dinners include a selection of international and regional specialities. We cater for most dietary requirements, please ensure you advise our sales team when making the booking.

What's Included

  • Direct flights from a choice of UK airports with no regional supplements and transfers

  • 2 nights in a four-star hand-picked hotel in Split

  • Daily breakfast, 6 lunches & 1 dinner, plus Captain’s dinner

  • 20kg+ checked luggage

  • Free Wi-Fi on board MS Il Mare and in the hotel

  • 7 nights on a boutique four-star yacht

  • 10 included experiences plus swim stops

  • Expert Riviera Tour Manager looking after you throughout

  • All port charges, airport taxes & overseas transfers

What's Not Included

Check out our Q&As

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For almost 40 years

  • I have reduced mobility; can I still travel?

    We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us to discuss these concerns

  • Do I require travel insurance?

    It is a condition of booking that you carry suitable travel insurance.

  • What is my luggage allowance?

    You will receive details of your luggage allowance with your final travel documents, which are sent approximately 10 days prior to your date of departure.

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This review is for the italian Lake Como trip Aug 1-8 Wow what a trip. Riviera from start to finish were excellent the booking and help line answering questions were very good and clear. The travel booklet you get is laid out that it is simple to read and follow with step by step info from booking in to flights to meeting the guides. Our guide Matt Purse was just the best guide and real credit to Riviera with his knowledge and straight forward approach to running the trips. Matt kept us informed and told us all the sort of info you want to know without going over the top....This chap should teach other reps ..thank you so much. The coaches they use are all clean and well equipped with usb chargers and have aircon. The places chosen to visit were well researched even down to where coaches park or drop you off. The Bernina Express was the highlight for our family and matts photo tip was welcomed. The only down point was the hotel,a little dated and evening meal in main restuarant was a bit of a let down. I think we were lucky with our room on level 7 and with balcony as the walls are very thin and noise travels. We would book again with riviera

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Although most people seem to...

10-Mar-2024

Although most people seem to book and pay for their holidays online, because we live close by we prefer to make a personal visit. In my opinion if they are offering this as an option they should be better equipped to accommodate visits in person. We have not been on our river cruise yet, so can't comment on that yet.

Rob Steele (Google Reviewer)  

My 3rd Riviera trip within...

16-Feb-2024

My 3rd Riviera trip within a year and I wasn't disappointed 😁 This time it was https://www.rivieratravel.co.uk/escorted-tours/southern-india-coastal-route-solo-travellers This trip, although not cheap, it really offers exceptional value for money as you see a lot of Tamil Nadu and Kerela, stay in fantastic hotels, excellent breakfasts every day as well as some lunches and dinners also included. George Bareham, our "Tour Manager" was brilliant, very professional, but also friendly and diligent. Satheeshan, our local guide was helpful and picked me up antibiotics when I got ill, he was a nice chap, if (for my taste) went on a bit and used 20 words when 1 would suffice. Mr Sweeny, our coach driver was fantastic,really professional and an exceptionally good driver. His assistant, Murgon wad a delight, always smiling and attentive. This is a full on trip, early morning starts and quite a packed itinerary, but still leaving time to laze around some brilliant hotel swimming pools. Only a couple of suggestions to improve the holiday. More shopping time in Cochin and change carriers from Etihad who, unfortunately aren't the excellent airline they used to be. But, will I use Riviera Travel again - Yes 😁

Barbara Parkes (Google Reviewer)  

Presently in Croatia staying at...

22-Sep-2023

Presently in Croatia staying at Arauana Hotel, supposedly a 4 star property, but wouldn't give it any star rating. Rooms are small and dirty. Wallpaper blistering. Meals served in a shed like lean-to. Food like warm, greasy and always self service. Second holiday with Riviera this year and neither at standard advertised. Have travelled with them previously and everything was fine, but standards have really dropped. Have booked a holiday with them next year and now dreading it. Certainly don't provide the standard advertised. We have never stayed in such a hovel and have visited youngsters in back packers accommodation which was far better than this supposedly 4 star accommodation. There are no indoor bars or lounges only a shed as a so called restaurant. Absolutely disgusting. Won't be boking with them again

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