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Take in France's rural delights, centuries-old monuments and rugged scenery as you cruise along the Rhone and Saone Rivers, journeying from Lyon to Provence. Explore Roman ruins, the wild plains of the Camargue and the winding hidden passageways of Lyon on this captivating eight-day voyage.
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.
Today, uncover the sights of Lyon on a city tour, including a visit to the old town to discover the unique 'traboules', a network of hidden passageways weaving through the city. Return to your ship and cruise to Macon.
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.
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.
Today, explore Avignon, wandering past the Diocesan Church towards the beating heart of Avignon, Place del'Horloge. Continue on to the town square at Place du Palace and the Notre Dame des Doms Cathedral before ending your tour at the UNESCO-listed Pope's Palace. In the afternoon,
Discover the coastal town of Arles, bursting with historic treasures, colourful houses and the inspiration of many Van Gogh paintings. Later, enjoy a visit to a local olive oil producer's before cruising through the afternoon to Viviers.
After a morning of cruising, arrive at Tournon, situated in the heart of the Rhone Valley. Visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhone. 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.
After breakfast, disembark and transfer for your return flight, or continue on to your extension.
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 £250pp 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.
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; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Depart UK||Arrive UK||Price|
|12 Jun 2023||19 Jun 2023||£2199|
|19 Jul 2023||26 Jul 2023||£1999|
|23 Aug 2023||30 Aug 2023||£1899|
|22 Sep 2023||29 Sep 2023||£2099|
|11 Oct 2023||18 Oct 2023||£2149|
|29 Mar 2024||05 Apr 2024||£1799|
|07 Apr 2024||14 Apr 2024||£1899|
|07 May 2024||14 May 2024||£2099|
|21 Jun 2024||28 Jun 2024||£2199|
|25 Jul 2024||01 Aug 2024||£2299|
|09 Aug 2024||16 Aug 2024||£2299|
|14 Sep 2024||21 Sep 2024||£2299|
|03 Oct 2024||10 Oct 2024||£2199|
Treat yourself to a better vista! Cabin and Deck upgrades are available for an additional supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.
If you're travelling alone single cabins are available for a small supplement. For prices and availability please call our Reservations Consultants or Book Online.
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