Riviera Travel adds free extensions to October sailings

Riviera Travel is offering a free three-night tour or city break extension on October river cruises on the Danube or Rhine rivers.

Customers booking any upper deck cabin or a deluxe or superior suite on 14 selected departures will receive an additional three nights for free, extending a week-long trip to 10 days.

Itineraries include The Blue Danube; Rhine Cruise to Switzerland; Rhine and Moselle; and Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg.

The Blue Danube itinerary includes guided tours of Vienna, Salzburg or Linz, Dürnstein, Budapest and Bratislava, and visits to Esztergom Basilica and Melk Abbey. The tour starts from £2,369.

Guests on the Rhine Cruise to Switzerland itinerary will take guided tours of Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer, a drive through the Black Forest to Titisee, a full-day excursion to Lucerne and the Bernese Oberland, and a visit to Breisach.

The lead-in price is £1,819.

Passengers on the Rhine and Moselle sailing will take seven guided tours to destinations including Cologne, Koblenz, Bernkastel and Trier and prices start from £2,129.

The Rhine, Strasbourg and Heidelberg itinerary costs from £2,269 and includes guided tours of Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Boppard, Mainz and Koblenz, and a visit to Colmar.

Guests travelling on the Danube can join an escorted tour extension in either Budapest or Prague, while passengers travelling on the Rhine can take a city-break in either Basel or Cologne.

All cruises, tour extensions and city stays include return flights and transfers or travel via the Eurostar, full board and excursions.

Tom Morgan, head of trade UK & Ireland, told Travel Weekly: “This offer means we can give our October sailings a bit of a push as a lot of people don’t realise we offer extensions.

“Our longer duration holidays are selling really well and we think this offer will be a great excuse for people to spend a bit of extra time away enjoying their break.”