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Escorted Tours

Lyon, Provence and the Camargue including

Lyon City Stay


2 NIGHTS from €324pp

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy extra time Lyon where you can explore at your own pace
  • Embark on a city tour of Lyon, visiting the 12th century Fourviere Basilica
  • Explore the old town of Lyon and discover its unique 'traboules', a network of hidden passageways through the city
  • Discover the exceptional sights of Vienne on a walking tour
  • Enjoy a visit to a manade (bull breeding farm) in Arles
  • Cruise along the charming Rhone and Saone Rivers

Extension from €324pp

Tour + Extension from €2227pp

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Lyon City Stay

Enjoy an extended stay in Lyon. Take your time to explore the beautiful city and all it has to offer, at your own pace.

Tour Itinerary

UK to Lyon

Depart the UK on your flight. Upon arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your ship. Later, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner.

  • Dinner
Lyon to Macon

Today's tour begins at the 12th century Fourviere Basilica, which shapes the cityscape with its towering presence. Continue on to Lyon's Old town and discover its unique 'traboules', a network of hidden passageways weaving through the city. Return to your ship and cruise to Macon.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Macon to Vienne

After breakfast, travel by coach to the grand Cluny Abbey. In the afternoon, sail down the Rhone towards Vienne, taking in the rolling scenery before an evening of entertainment and dinner on board.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Vienne to Avignon

Enjoy a guided tour of Vienne and discover why the city is renowned for its art, history and culture. Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vienne boasts outstanding examples of Roman architecture. Later, return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Avignon. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Avignon, Arles, The Camargue

Following breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. Before heading back to the boat where you will cruise to Arles. In the afternoon, discover the Camargue. You will visit a "manade" (bull breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Arles to Viviers

Visit Arles and a local olive oil producer. Return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Viviers. Once you have arrived, you can explore the area whilst on a guided tour of Viviers.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Viviers to Tournon

After a morning of cruising, arrive at Tournon, situated in the heart of the Rhone Valley. Visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rh?ne. To finish the day, sample a selection of regional food products and wines* before returning to your ship for tonight's farewell gala dinner. the ship will cruise towards Lyon during the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Lyon to the UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer for your return flight, or continue on to your extension.

  • Breakfast

Relax and enjoy an extended stay in the beautiful and picturesque city of Lyon.

  • Breakfast

Enjoy your time at leisure.

  • Breakfast
Lyon to the UK

Depart for your return flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


A visa is not required for your entry into France. Further advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you check your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding passport validity.


We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of €300pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This cruise is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness. It involves some climbing of steep steps, and getting on and off boats. This cruise is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Tour Guide

An English speaking Cruise Director will be on board your cruise to help with any queries that you may have. They will not accompany you on land, this will be your free time to explore each city at your leisure. Airport transfers will be with an English speaking driver.

Currency Information

The currency in France is the Euro, we recommend that you exchange your currency before you leave the UK, however cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned in your itinerary and personal purchases, such as souvenirs, extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £200-£300 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour.

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
2023 DATES
19 Apr 202328 Apr 2023€368€1903€2271
12 May 202321 May 2023€324€2239€2563
12 Jun 202321 Jun 2023€413€2351€2764
19 Jul 202328 Jul 2023€368€2272€2640
23 Aug 202301 Sep 2023€368€2015€2383
22 Sep 202301 Oct 2023€368€2295€2663
11 Oct 202320 Oct 2023€413€2295€2708
2024 DATES
17 Apr 202426 Apr 2024€368€1903€2271
10 May 202419 May 2024€324€2239€2563
10 Jun 202419 Jun 2024€413€2351€2764
17 Jul 202426 Jul 2024€368€2127€2495
21 Aug 202430 Aug 2024€368€2015€2383
20 Sep 202429 Sep 2024€368€2295€2663
09 Oct 202418 Oct 2024€413€2295€2708

What to expect

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