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Lyon: Food Walking Tour with a Local Guide

1. Lyon: Food Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Explore this UNESCO World Heritage district from a gourmet perspective, combining cultural discovery and local flavors. Wander through the traditional Lyonnaise passageways with a guide and meet local food producers. This food tour includes 5 tasting breaks, showcasing the culinary classics of Lyon. Taste local emblematic products, an assortment of local cold cuts with red wine, artisanal regional ice cream, a selection of regional cheeses with white wine, and chocolates with praline pie.

Vieux Lyon 4-Hour Food Tasting Tour

2. Vieux Lyon 4-Hour Food Tasting Tour

Sample delicious food on a 4-hour tour of Vieux Lyon with a local guide, and discover some of the highlights of the city's oldest district along the way. Learn more about the secret traboules (passageways) used by the silk merchants and weavers in former times.   Meet local food heroes at 5 different tasting stops and hear all about their produce. Sample about 14 different dishes and ingredients to tantalize your taste buds and awaken your senses. The samples you'll taste will be equivalent to a typical lunch. As you taste your way through the town, explore the medieval streets and see the Cathedral of St. Jean and the famous passageways. Your local guide will show you the highlights of the city and the most authentic spots to grab a bite to eat.

Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

3. Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

Escape to Lyon’s famous wine country on a half-day tour to Southern Beaujolais and enjoy the wonders of this region, in a small group. Famous for its Beaujolais Nouveau, the region offers also unique and charming little golden stone villages. Leaving from Lyon, your passionate driver and guide will take you through the hills of this wonderful region, which is often compared to Tuscany. Start the day with an introduction to wine-tasting in a beautiful and scenic setting, where you will be told all about the notion of 'Terroir'. Then, enjoy a stroll in the charming golden stones medieval village of Oingt and learn more about the history of Beaujolais. Continue in a family winery to discover more wines and learn all about the secret of French wine-making while having the traditional 'machon', the silk workers breakfast. This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the Beaujolais region and it’s wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere with scenic views all along.

Lyon Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

4. 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.

Lyon 2.5-Hour Lunch Cruise

5. Lyon 2.5-Hour Lunch Cruise

Take a break from the city streets and board the Hermès restaurant boat for a 2.5-hour cruise. Indulge in a 3-course gourmet meal as you discover Lyon's majestic landscapes and listen to the informative commentary. You'll be served a 3-course meal with several choices from the menu: Choice of Starters • Thin burgundy poultry tart, mustard and parmesan cream, lettuce, capers and croutons • Grilled stuffed squid, olives, minuza salad and red chard, vegetable pickles, and lemon dressing Choice of Main Courses • Duck from the Dombes area, morel sauce, and vegetables of the season • Rolled dab fillet, Nantua sauce, stuffed conchiglioni with ricotta and tetragon Choice of Desserts • Praline tart, Valrhona’s chocolate soufflé, and tonka bean ice cream • Exotic fruits tiramisu • Pistachio and passion fruit dessert, fruits of the season • Chef's special dessert

Lyon: Segway Tour Along Rhône and Saône River

6. Lyon: Segway Tour Along Rhône and Saône River

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 take photos of you on your Segway to keep as a souvenir. Benefit from the expertise and local knowledge of a guide who will tell you what to see and what to do later in the day before saying goodbye.

Beaujolais: Half-Day Wine Tour

7. Beaujolais: Half-Day Wine Tour

Begin this half-day devoted to wine and the vintages of Beaujolais by an introduction to wine-making with a tour at the beautiful Château de Pizay to discover the culture of wine-making. Increase your knowledge of wine and understand the general notion of “terroir” in order to fully comprehend the treasures of this wine-making heritage. Get the chance to obtain your first amateur wine expert diploma! End the visit at the wine shop which presents all the estate’s wines. You will be able to taste twelve wines from the estate, both reds, and whites. Take the wine route and continue the itinerary through the vineyards. Admire the variety of landscapes that constitute the treasures of this region. Your guide will explain to you why this region produces so many famous wines. Then, go and meet a wine-maker who will present his estate and wine production. Another opportunity to taste five high-quality wines will again allow you to test what you learned about wine in the morning.

Lyon: Old Town City Exploration Game

8. Lyon: Old Town City Exploration Game

Discover Lyon’s fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around the old town. Explore this charming city in France by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Each clue leads you from one place to another, so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problems and guess the answers, the secret story of each location is unlocked. The city game will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

Lyon: Croix-Rousse District Vegan Food Tour with Tastings

9. Lyon: Croix-Rousse District Vegan Food Tour with Tastings

Seize this unique opportunity to experience Lyon's delightful gastronomy with fully-vegan tastings. Join your guide on a cultural tour through the artistic Croix-Rousse district up on a hill. Come up close with historic local landmarks and discover the most-beloved cafes and restaurants in the area. Embark on an insightful journey through the district's history, from its early days to the modern era. Explore the colorful street art and hidden gems of the Croix-Rousse hill with the help of your guide. Uncover the mystery of Lyon's famous 'traboules', secret passageways you can walk through. Eat your way through the city and be met by passionate local craftsmen and women who'll teach you about their work. Enjoy three delicious plant-based dishes, including sweet and savory treats. Even if you're not vegan yourself, you'll surely be impressed by the mouthwatering flavors.

Lyon: Food Audio-Guided Walking Tour

10. Lyon: Food Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Hear stories of the city's food culture and its many restaurants as you explore its streets. Let Lyon come to life with stories of its history automatically triggered by your location as you walk. Learn the secrets of regional specialty dishes and delicacies, and hear anecdotes about food and restaurants. Tickle your tastebuds with visits to key culinary locations in the city. Finish your tour at the magnificent Place Bellecour, the largest square in Lyon and the largest pedestrian square in Europe. Use the app to go at your own pace, and take breaks whenever you wish. Hear fascinating facts about Lyon's gastronomic heritage as your discover the city in a relaxed and informative way

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4.4 / 5

based on 128 reviews

This was my favorite of all the excursions I did in Lyon. The first stop was at a church with a stunning view of rolling hills, vineyards, and a small village or two. The guide gave a lesson on the production of Beaujolais wines, and then we tasted a white wine, a rose, and a red wine, with a croissant. Next we were driven to the beautifully quaint town of Oingt and had time to explore. After this we went to a vineyard that has been in the same family for three generations, and saw a 100 year old vine that is still producing grapes. We again tasted probably 15 more wines, with bread and cheese. We also went inside the area where the grapes are processed and the wine is aged and stored. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Megan was an amazing guide. She was a fountain of knowledge about Lyon, past and present. She was clearly prepared with lots of photos and historical photos to whip out as she presented. The shops we visited were top-notch and the tastings were plentiful. You don't need lunch after the tour. In fact, we skipped dinner.

Our guide, David, was very knowledgeable, we learned a lot about Lyon, in an interesting and entertaining way. The food tastings were excellent, we especially liked the visit to the cheese shop. I highly recommend the tour!

Excellent experience with a local guide, he showed us fantastic places, he recommended a very nice restaurant with crazy food

such an amazing tour, Jeremy was fun and informative and the food was awesome