Riviera Cruises has just revealed that things will be easier now for solo travelers to enjoy the wonders of a European river cruise.
The U.K.based river line is offering two specific departures for solo travelers, both of which will waive single supplements:
“Burgundy, the River Rhone and Provence River Cruise for Solo Travelers”
This sailing departs on November 6th 2018 and will consist of an eight-day roundtrip from Lyon, France, taking place on the 140-passenger MS Lord Byron.
“The Blue Danube for Solo Passengers”
This sailing departs on November 1st and 4th 2018 and the eight-day cruise will sail roundtrip from Budapest aboard the 169-passenger MS Oscar Wilde and MS Thomas Hardy.
Both itineraries will take in some of Europe’s most acclaimed scenery and cultural attractions.
The Burgundy and Provence cruise traverses some of the most famous landscapes of France and, along the way, it takes in spectacular natural beauty, medieval marvels, Roman ruins and famous wine-growing regions.
Beginning in France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, the cruise sets out on the Saone and Rhône, tracing ancient trade routes.
Solo guests can then look forward to a guided tour of Lyon and cruise through the Rhône valley aswell as wine tasting in Beaune, the centre of the Burgundy wine region.
A guided tour of Arles will include the extraordinary Roman amphitheater and home of Vincent Van Gogh while, the preserved city of Avignon still bears traces of its medieval roots as the one-time seat of the Papacy.
Solo travellers can also choose from one of two Danube departures. The eight-day itinerary travels through Austria, Hungary and Slovakia and ventures to storied cities, towns and scenery that inspired Strauss and Mozart.
Highlights of the Danube itinerary include a tour of Budapest, plus an excursion to the historic centre of Esztergom.
From Budapest, the cruise continues to the old town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The cruise continues to Austria’s famous wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley.
Then, from Linz, Austria, a motor coach excursion takes guests to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and backdrop for “The Sound of Music.”
In addition to daily excursions, guests will also enjoy a classical quartet recital on board and while meals and daily excursions are included in the cruise price, the line offers drinks packages from $129 per person.
What do you think of Riviera’s news of exclusive itineraries for solo travellers? Are you pleased they have waived single supplements? Which cruise line would you sail with as a solo? Leave us your thoughts and comments below!
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