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Our most recommended Lyon Private Experiences

  • 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: 2-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    2. Lyon: 2-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    Discover Lyon in a convenient, fast and fun way on a 2-hour electric tuk tuk tour. The silent and eco-friendly vehicle will allow you to enjoy a peaceful ride through the city. Ride in comfort, whatever the weather may be, thanks to side panels that offer protection in case of rain and heated seats for colder days. Explore the heart of Lyon and take in the top attractions of the city center and the beauty of the Old Town. Ride up Croix Rousse Hill and head deep inside the old Canuts neighborhood. Continue to the top of Fourvière Hill for amazing views of Lyon and the surrounding area.

  • Lyon: 2-Hour Day or Night Pedicab Tour

    3. Lyon: 2-Hour Day or Night Pedicab Tour

    Lyon is a particularly historically rich city and you will discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, and traboules (passageways). Your guide will tell you curiosities and about secrets places.  Begin your journey in Bellecour Square. You will see Old Lyon's most famous monuments of Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, and Pink Tower. Visit the most beautiful spots on the peninsula including Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins, and Célestins. Explore the famous painted walls.  Your guide will also reveal some secret locations. Head to a Renaissance district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Guignol House and the best panoramic views in the city in Saint Georges District. Journey through some of the 500 traboules in Lyon to the best traditional bouchon cuisine restaurants.

    Absolutely fantastic experience with Dedac as the guide/peddler. Very knowledgeable and numerous, we had fun the entire 2-1/2 hour tour. Not to be missed.

  • Lyon: 1 or 2-Hour Pedicab Tour

    4. Lyon: 1 or 2-Hour Pedicab Tour

    Once you are comfortably seated in the electric pedicab, begin a tour of Lyon with a local guide who is passionate about their city. Learn about the history of Lyon from Roman times to the Renaissance and discover Lyon from another angle, in the heart of the historic district. Discover Vieux Lyon, which is the largest Renaissance district of the city. Explore mysterious alleyways used to transport silk and see the former homes of wealthy Italian traders. See the beautiful Saint-Jean Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon. On an extended 2-hour tour, visit the area of Presqu'île, which is at the heart of the city. See the town hall, the Lyon fresco, Lyon National Opera, Celestine Theater, Place des Terreaux, and Bellecour. Continue along the banks of the Rhône, with a panoramic view of the hills of Fourviere and Croix-Rousse.

  • Lyon: Old Town Food Tour

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Lyon Old District: Private Customizable Walking Tour

    7. Lyon Old District: Private Customizable Walking Tour

    Experience Lyon, France’s famous gastronomy capital! Perfect for the first time visitor to Lyon, this private guided tour of Lyon's old district gives you a wonderful overview of one of France’s most beautiful and historic cities. Your private tour will see you wander through the enchanting neighborhood of Saint-Jean, including a stop at the magnificent Saint-Jean Cathedral. Your tour continues along Lyon's famous Juiverie Street and would not be complete without a visit to the renowned Hotel Gadagne. As part of the tour you'll be taken through Lyon’s famous ‘Traboules.’ Here your expert guide will explain the fascinating history behind these ancient underground passageways - a true highlight for many visitors to Lyon. The advantage of booking a private walking tour is that the tour runs at your own rhythm. This tour offers a high degree of flexibility, whether you’re looking for a to...

    Gil was a superb guide. Her English was excellent and she made sure we covered our particular areas of interest. I can highly recommend this tour--it's a great way to get your bearings and helps to put everything about this extraordinarily beautiful city into context.

  • Lyon: 1-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    8. Lyon: 1-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    Enjoy a relaxing time with friends or family as you travel in a silent and eco-responsible tuk tuk. Discover Lyon regardless of the weather in the warm, sheltered, and comfortable vehicle. Board the electric tuk tuk and admire Lyon’s city center on a private 1-hour tour. Travel along the streets of Presqu’île in the heart of the city and admire well-known squares such as Bellecour. The Presqu'île boasts elegant 19th-century buildings that house stylish shops, busy cafés, and top restaurants along its mostly pedestrianized north-south boulevards. Follow the Saône’s riverbank and learn about the city from your guide along the way.

  • Lyon: Romantic Private Tour

    9. Lyon: Romantic Private Tour

    Visit the most romantic places in the city. Did you know that Lyon’s old town is involved in UNESCO? Feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere, find one of the best places to have a date in the city, and make memorable photos with your loved one.

    Be surprised by how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What stories are hidden in Parc de la Tête d'Or? What happened to Simone De Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre?

  • Lyon: Private Walking Tour with Licensed Guide

    10. Lyon: Private Walking Tour with Licensed Guide

    Explore the heart of the city of Lyon with a private walking tour through its most renowned neighborhood, Old Lyon. Find out fascinating facts about the city from a local professional guide.

    During your tour, discover a maze of surprising courtyards and passageways with Gothic staircases and Italian galleries. Walk along cobblestone alleys, and admire the district's Renaissance facades.

    Learn about the significance of Lyon Cathedral and get taken to the city's most interesting landmarks. When you finish, you'll have received an introduction to the city that's great for first-time visitors.

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What people are saying about Lyon

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 92 reviews

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!

We were with my companion in Lyon for 2 days and making this visit was a great idea !! the visit lasts 2 hours, the explanations are excellent and we go through many places where we would never have been! I highly recommend ! at the top a big thank you !!

fantastic way to meet the city.and interesting information from out driver Didak

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

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