Thu 16 Mar

Afternoon arrival in Lyon and transfer to the elegant 4-star Grand Hotel des Terreaux, located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage centre, not far from the Lyon Opera House and the Théatre des Célestins. In the evening a welcome dinner will be served in a gourmet restaurant.

Fri 17 Mar

Join your guide this morning for a walking and panoramic tour of Lyon, where we will discover the unique Gothic and Renaissance architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage area of the city. We see the famous Traboules (covered passageways) which lead from one street to the next through residences and which conceal renovated architectural treasures; inner courtyards, covered Italian archways and spiral staircases. In contrast we also see the new district of Confluence, one of the largest urban planning projects in Europe. Afternoon at leisure, and evening performance at the Opera.

Sat 18 Mar

This morning we visit the Halles de Lyon, the city’s famed gourmet food market. We will take a tour with a local chef, visiting shops and restaurants which sell everything from cheese to fresh seafood to macarons; there may also be the opportunity to taste local produce such as sausages and Saint Marcellin cheese! Lunch will be served in a local restaurant after the tour before a free afternoon. Walk to the Opera for the early evening performance.

Sun 19 Mar

Transfer to the airport for your homeward journey.


Programme at the Opera de Lyon

17 Mar 20.00

ELEKTRA R StraussInc

D: Ruth Berghaus

C: Hartmut Haenchen

Cast: Elena Pankratova, Katrin Kapplush, Lioba Braun, Thomas Piffka, Christof Fischesser, Victor von Halem, Patrick Grahl

18 Mar 18.30


D: Heiner Müller

C: Hartmut Haenchen

Cast: Daniel Kirch, Ann Petersen, Christof Fischesser, Alejandro, Marco-Buhrmester, Thomas Piffka, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Patrick Grahl


British Airways

16 Mar London Heathrow – Lyon dep: 13.10 arr: 15.50

19 Mar Lyon – London Heathrow dep: 11.20 arr: 12.10

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1750
Single room supplement £285
Club Europe flight upgrade from £250
Land-only tour price £1645
Deposit required £450
Tour code LYS1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

“We have always enjoyed travelling with you. Each and every trip so far has been of high quality and well beyond expectations.”

Mrs K, London