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Riviera Travel unveils new 2024 themed river cruises

Author: Kaye Holland

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Riviera Travel has launched two new themed river cruises for this year

TV presenter and gardening expert Charlie Dimmock will join The Gardens & Natural Beauty of the Rhone cruise, taking part in onboard lectures and meeting guests during excursions.

The eight-day cruise includes visits to Parc de la Tête d’Or’s botanical garden in Lyon, Jardin des Villes in Vienne, Rocher des Doms in Avignon, and a guided tour of Arles to see the landscape garden L’Escape Van Gogh.

The sailing departs on October 11 and costs from £2,149 per person.

Meanwhile former royal butler Grant Harrold and royal chef Colin Alderson will be on the eight-day Regal Rhine Cruise to Switzerland, providing expert talks onboard and joining excursions.

Ports of call include Strasbourg, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Speyer. The cruise departs on October 17, 2024, with fares startinf from £1,949 per person.

Will Sarson, head of product cruise and long-haul at Riviera Travel, said: “Demand for themed cruises is growing, as guests seek holidays with a difference.

“Itineraries such as these allow us to expand our reach and appeal to those who have yet to take a river cruise.

“They are also ideal for repeat guests who want to try something new. We’re excited to have Charlie Dimmock. Grant Harrold and Colin Alderson join us on board to share their captivating insight.”

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Kaye is a London-based wordsmith who has written for a range of publications including The Times, The Independent, The I, Culture Trip, The Sun, and ABTA among others. In June 2022, Kaye joined the Real Response Media where she looks – together with Lucy Abbott – after the World of Cruising website. Want to get in touch? Kaye can be reached at: [email protected]