February-March 2020 | Advertorial

5 must-see group holiday destinations – Advertorial

5 must-see group holiday destinations – Advertorial

From short city breaks to transatlantic adventures, group travel is becoming an ever popular way to travel the world with like-minded companions. What’s more, you can earn 10% commission for your Rotary club with every booking, whether against a holiday for just yourself or a group from your club.

Whether you’re looking to embark on a European city break or worldwide tour, there’s so much included on Riviera Travel’s thoughtfully crafted itineraries.

It’s never been easier to arrange group travel either – every little detail is planned for your group, from your return Eurostar or flights, to the hotel, transfers and daily itinerary. Riviera Travel can help choose dates and provisionally reserve your booking, as well as send you full details including a choice to pay individually or as a group. All that’s left is to decide which amazing destination to visit first. Here are five must-visit places to inspire you  – and possibly your Rotary group too.


The Douro Valley

One of Europe’s best kept secrets in one of its most undiscovered corners, explore the sleepy villages and medieval towns unchanged for centuries, amongst the breathtaking rolling hills and terraced vineyard slopes of the stunning Douro Valley (pictured above). Visit stunning Salamanca, see the majestic Mateus Palace gardens, experience a flamenco show and enjoy a port tasting in Porto – all whilst sailing aboard a five-star ship with all on board meals included. If your group prefers touring to cruising, there is also the fantastic Lisbon, Porto & the Douro Valley itinerary.



Bologna is definitely one for the foodies of the group – but there’s lots of Italian history and culture to soak up too. From your base in historic Bologna, immerse yourself in the history of Parma, as well as sampling the local produce and visiting the Ferrari Museum. Not forgetting the fascinating history of the area, with the world-famous Byzantine mosaics of Ravenna, the former capital of the Western Roman Empire, which boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Bologna boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage sites.


New Zealand

From the breath-taking natural beauty of New Zealand, extraordinary bucket-list destinations are not to be missed. Its mountains, rivers, fiords and glaciers are breath-taking. Be inspired by magnificent National Parks, charming towns and pristine landscapes plus wonder at its volcanic geysers and boiling mud pools. Experience a helicopter flight around the iconic Franz Josef glacier, cross the Southern Alps on the TranzAlpine train and visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s geothermal wonderland, with local Maori guides.

The Tranz Alpine train offers spectacular views of New Zealand’s stunning landscape.



A city steeped in history and culture, Gdańsk is home to a charming old town, colourful waterfront and authentic Polish cuisine. Set back on the Baltic coast of Poland, the remarkable port city is brimming with tales of historic events that have shaped the modern world today. With its fascinating past, bustling waterfront and treasured amber produce, the port city of Gdańsk is a must-visit.

Gdansk’s architecture offers a colourful facade.



At Riviera Travel there are two incredible Canadian tours: Maritime Canada or Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer. On the first, enjoy a relaxed tour of the Maritimes’ picture-postcard provinces, explore the inherent European influences and take in some of Canada’s most beautiful scenery, from coastal cliffs, lush highlands and forested valleys to quaint fishing towns and the world’s highest tides. Whilst the magnificent Rocky Mountains are Canada’s crowning glory, home to bears, majestic elk, moose and beaver, with endless verdant forests interspersed with snow-topped peaks.

The Maritime tour offers a relaxed trip through picture-postcard provinces.


Where will Riviera Travel take your group?

Explore Europe’s most incredible places, from the breath-taking scenery of the Swiss alps to the imposing Kremlin in the heart of Moscow. Or discover the best of the world’s continents, from the beautiful landscapes of the Americas or Asia’s colourful treasures. Whether you’re looking for short stays or something further afield, why not browse this year’s availability on Riviera Travel’s tours, cruises and expeditions to find your next group holiday?

To request a brochure or to make an individual booking call 01283 523438 or visit www.rtyriviera.co.uk mentioning your Rotary club name at the time of booking. For group enquiries, or for details on this commission scheme, please email groups@rivieratravel.co.uk.


*Some elements are not commissionable, including room/travel upgrades and supplements, insurance premiums and bookings made through a third party (to include travel agents, online booking sites or any dedicated media partner departures) and any bookings where the club name was not mentioned at the time of booking.  A commission invoice will be requested from your Rotary club via the lead name on the booking, in the month following that of the departure. Payment made to the designated Rotary club account, for all that travel, within 28 days of receipt of invoice.

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