Lyon
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Our most recommended Lyon Neighborhood Tours

  • Lyon Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    1. Lyon Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

    Explore Lyon with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Lyon through the eyes of a local guide on a 2 to 6-hour private tour. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. During the walking tour there will be the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city. Please inform the tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

    This was a very interesting guided tour. Sylvie was very helpful, told us about the history of Lyon and we walked together mainly to vieux Lyon which was for us the place to be . Thank you Sylvie you one more time..

  • Lyon: Half-Day Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

    2. Lyon: Half-Day Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

    Enjoy a gourmet tour of Lyon combining cultural and gourmet stops from the Old-Town to iconic Halles Paul Bocuse passing through the Peninsula. Accompanied by your friendly and passionate guide, learn all about the legendary Lyonnaise gastronomy and the history of the city. Explore the different districts of Lyon and learn all about the little anecdotes around them while tasting all the amazing produces that made Lyon the Capital of Gastronomy. Your guide will take you to the iconic places of the city such as the Old Town, the Penin-sula and of course the famous Paul Bocuse covered market, in a fun and convivial atmosphere. Discover the gourmet who lives in you.

  • Lyon: 1.5-Hour Segway Discovery Tour

    3. Lyon: 1.5-Hour Segway Discovery Tour

    Meet your guide in Lyon's central Presqu’île district (French for "Peninsula") and get a 15-minute briefing and training session on your Segway. Once you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel personal transporter, head off to explore the streets with ease. See the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in France, starting with a ride along the banks of the Rhône River. Experience a beautiful area for pedestrians and bike riders, with gardens stretching for 5 kilometers. Then, go downtown to visit the Opera House and the famous Bartholdi Fountain. Cross to the Saône River to reach Lyon's downtown area, where landmarks include the medieval and Renaissance district of Vieux-Lyon. End with a ride through the large Place Bellecour, and admire the grandiose monuments such as the equestrian statue of Louis XIV. Along the way, your guide will talk about the history of Lyon and tak...

    Loved this! Tatiana was amazing and very informative with her knowledge of local landmarks.

  • Lyon: 3-Hour Food Tour with a Local Guide

    4. Lyon: 3-Hour Food Tour with a Local Guide

    Explore this UNESCO World Heritage district from a gourmet's perspective, combining cultural discovery and local flavors. Wander the traditional Lyonnaise passageways with a guide and meet local food producers. This 3-hour tour includes four tasting breaks (and a few surprises...), showcasing culinary classics of Lyon. Taste the famous praline brioche, artisanal beer, lyonnais chocolate, regional cheeses, and local cold cuts at an original and traditional restaurant, as well as local wine.

    I loved the historical and food information given by the tour guide. The food that was given was very good and the tour knew a lot of Lyon. She was very friendly.

  • Croix Rousse: History and Gourmet Tour

    5. Croix Rousse: History and Gourmet Tour

    Meet with your local epicurean guide on top of the Croix-Rousse hill, bring your appetite and let your guide take care of the rest. Take a moment to fully appreciate the unique atmosphere of this district, like a village in the city. You can still imagine the time when one would weave those beautiful silk scarfs. This tour, both historic and gourmet will give you the best vision of the city you can have. Discover the city on unbeaten tracks and far from the touristic places and taste the best local specialties. Start with the emblematic quenelle, discover the traditional restaurants, the bouchons. Further on in the tour, you will walk around like an authentic Lyonnaise. A tour of Lyon would not be complete without cheese and charcuterie. Thanks to institutions in the city you will get to taste the best of it. Finally, it is time for a sweet note. One of the best chocolate shops in the c...

  • Lyon: Old Town Food Tour

    6. Lyon: Old Town Food Tour

    From the Saint Jean District and the Cathedral, to Traboules and Bouchons Lyonnais, discover the best that Lyon's Old Town has to offer. Stroll along the pedestrian zone and see some of the best local artisans of the street. A UNESCO world heritage site since 1998, Lyon's Old Town has a historic flavour as well as passionate and modern chefs.  By joining this group you'll have the opportunity to walk around 'The Traboules', those secret passageways that are unique to Lyon and this area. You will also have the chance to try a 'Bouchon Lyonnais' , a typical restaurant, and to learn about the French capital of gastronomy as you try plenty of different foods. From brioche and praline to other Lyonnaise specialities, come along on this edible adventure!

    Vincent was engaging and knowledgeable about the area and had deep history of Lyonese cusine. We broke break at a renowned boulangerie, tasted praline, some of the best charcuterie and the wine flowed generously. We got see the historic parts of and explore some areas we would have definitely not found on our own. Great experience.

  • Lyon: Private Food Market Tour in Les Halles Paul Bocuse

    7. Lyon: Private Food Market Tour in Les Halles Paul Bocuse

    Join a private food tour through Lyon's Les Halles Paul Bocuse for you and your group of friends or family. Be immersed in the best place to shop in Lyon. From Lyonnaises specialties to cheese and wine tasting, you will have the opportunity to try some of the dishes that compose the typical French meal. Absorb the unique atmosphere of this iconic market. Stop by 6 to 8 shops and sample some of the best wines, cheese, cured meats, and other French specialties. If you prefer sweet delicacies, sample delicious chocolate and macarons from renowned chocolatiers. If you have any special requests, this tour can be fully customized to your needs and taste.

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What people are saying about Lyon

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 128 reviews

I actually attended the four hour tour due to overbooking, but the guide contacted me several days before offering several options other than the time I originally selected. My guide, Vincent was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond just food. The tastings were all amazing and covered a variety of foods and drinks. He and/or the proprietors gave a history of their store and importance of their products. Vincent brought us to the top spots in Veille Lyon, the traboules, the funiculaire for Fourviere Hill, the silk history and how that influenced the city and it's food. The quantity and quality of food and drink was incredible. Vincent's English was very good, easy to understand, and he made pleasant conversation and jokes along the tour. I suggest doing this tour the first day of a Lyon visit, simply because you see so much and go to so many places that it would be a bummer to go to a restaurant you have already been to. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!

We had a very interesting walk with Johanna. She was friendly, knowledgeable and spoke good English. She walked at a comfortable pace and chose an inetresting route through Vieux Lyon. She showed us places we would not have discovered on our own. All in all an enjoyable couple of hours!

A cultural Tasty Tour (visit of old Lyon, its history, its traboules ...) and gourmet (discovery of creative craftsmen and tasty tasting). Very outgoing guide who knows how to punctuate his explanations with humorous anecdotes and good humor. Excellent!

Our guide was very nice, an authentic Lyonnaise who listens to her customers the visit brought us a lot we returned the next day to finalize our purchases and visits that she advised us

Francois was fantastic and we had a great time understanding Lyon gastronomy.