Group Travel

  • Janet & Tim
  • Groups Christmas Markets Trip
  • Group Travel Awards 2015
  • Group aboard the mps Lady Anne
  • Group at Rudesheim
  • Group Travelling Together
  • Excellence Award Winner Janet Fielding
  • Fun in Rudesheim
  • Groups Trip On The Glacier Express
  • Group Awards
  • Our Groups Team
  • Group Leisure Show 2019
Janet & TimGroups Christmas Markets TripGroup Travel Awards 2015Group aboard the mps Lady AnneGroup at RudesheimGroup Travelling TogetherExcellence Award Winner Janet FieldingFun in RudesheimGroups Trip On The Glacier ExpressGroup AwardsOur Groups Team Group Leisure Show 2019

Whether you belong to a work or social club, a sports team, book club or simply a group of friends – we offer a varied selection of river cruises which are easily personalised to suit your group’s interests.

We are here to help take the stresses and strains out of organising your group holiday – starting from the minute you pick up the phone. Call us today to see how we can help you provide a group holiday to be remembered.

01858 435 631 We are here Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm 

Alternatively, email us on groups@arenatravel.com 

So many benefits to group travel

Try before you buy 
We know that many group organisers want to experience a trip for themselves before they recommend it to their members. That’s why, if you return to us with a group booking of 25 people or more, we guarantee to refund the full cost of your original trip.

What else?
When it comes to travel, sometimes it’s the little details that make your trip extra special, such as:
• Free places for group leaders – a treat for the organiser, as a little “thank you” for choosing the River Cruise Line
• Free / discounted excursion packages – make the most of your holiday, see and experience more for less, as part of a group
• No sole occupancy supplements on selected cruises – odd numbers are not a problem for group bookings with us
• Pre- and post-presentations with cruise reunion get-together – make time to share your holiday plans and memories
• Marketing material/ flyers can be provided – we will help you to get your group ‘onboard’ and up to date with the holiday plans and opportunities
• Plus – extra benefits for your group

Give our friendly Group Travel Team a call to discuss your group holiday, we're here Monday to Friday from 9 until 5:30. With 31 fabulous river cruise itineraries to over 15 countries, plus escorted tours by rail and more from the Arena Travel Group, we're sure your group holiday with us will be one to remember.

Tel: 01858 435 631 

Alternatively, email us on groups@arenatravel.com

Why groups choose to river cruise

There are so many reasons to choose a River Cruise Line holiday for you and your group...

So much included:
• FREE return travel from your local area
• En suite cabin accommodation
• Full board during your cruise
• On board entertainments programme
• Services of our experienced Cruise Manager

Expertly planned
Holidays provide a chance to relax and unwind from all the stresses of day to day life and group travel should be no different. As the River Cruise Specialists, we put all our knowledge and experience into planning your cruise, leaving you to relax and let the good times begin.

Our reputation has been built on providing quality holidays along with an excellent service for over 40 years, which is why many of our customers cruise with us time and time again.

River cruising is so easy for groups
Once you step aboard, all that’s left to do is enjoy yourself
• Unpack and relax
• Spectacular scenery
• Central berthing points  
• Sightseeing opportunities
• Exceptional food, everyday
• Second to none service

Flexible joining options
We make joining your cruise easy by offering flexible joining options.
• Free coach travel to the port – tell us where you would like to be collected from, and we will take you to the port aboard our modern, private coach. It couldn’t be simpler!
• Travel by Eurostar from London St. Pancras – meet Eurostar from London St Pancras international and travel by high-speed rail. There’s even the option to upgrade to first class for a truly luxurious journey.
• Travel by air – Head to the clouds and travel by plane to your destination.

Who will help me to organise my group holiday?

Janet Fielding is the Group Travel Coordinator across the River Cruise Line. 

Janet keeps in regular contact with all of her group organisers, working alongside them to organise fantastic group holidays – they appreciate her so much that they voted for her to win the Group Leisure Excellence Award for her outstanding service to group travel! These annual celebrations recognise the very best suppliers in the group travel industry as voted for by group travel organisers. We are delighted to announce that the River Cruise line has won an award at the UK Group Travel Awards for the Best European Riverboat Operator for groups 2015! The UK Group Travel Awards is an annual event which recognises the best suppliers within the group travel industry as voted by group organisers. Although such awards are very prestigious, the River Cruise Line was previously awarded the Best Group Tour Operator in 2011 – we thank you for your continued support and we endeavour to keep up the good work!


“Just wanted to say thank you for arranging our visit to Cheshire, everyone was delighted, and are already asking when the next one is.”

“We have always found Janet to be 100% efficient, helpful and always a pleasure to deal with – patient, good- natured and fast to respond. We couldn’t have wished for better.”

“Janet is helpful, creative and willing to go that extra mile to meet the needs and requirements of the people in our group.”

“Janet was exceptionally helpful in helping me to organise a group from My U3A to sail on the Lady Anne. She helped arrange a presentation for my group, focusing on a Rhine River cruise- this resulted in the tour being almost sold out! Janet set time aside to meet me at the BOBI exhibition, so that we could talk face to face rather than on the phone and sort out all of the smaller issues which can occur when organising a cruise for 50 people.”

“Janet was extremely helpful when I was booking our group holiday – she never minded how often I had to ring her for advice.”

“Janet always has a smile, knows her groups and gives 100% at all times.”

“Janet was most helpful when we booked our river cruise from Amsterdam; she explained everything clearly and was always on hand to answer questions and queries.”

“In the last few years I have had the privilege of dealing with Janet for Diamond and River Cruise Line holidays. She goes out of her way to try and get the best deals for my group – plus, her professionalism and cheerfulness always shine through.”

Arena Rail Holidays

We have a fabulous collection of fully escorted holidays by rail, throughout the UK and Europe with departures throughout 2019. Discover lots of little trains on our Pyrenees holiday, enjoy a resort based itinerary in the Italian Lakes or French Riviera or explore Berlin, Prague, Budapest and a Danube River Cruise on a multi-centre break – there is just so much to choose from. With plenty of sightseeing opportunities and many excursions included, you can really make the most of your holiday.

Great choice of holidays available:
• Short breaks and festivals
• Classic rail tours
• Lakes and mountains
• Resort based explorers