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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.

Lyon Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

3. 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: Guided Food Tour with Tastings and Wine

4. Lyon: Guided Food Tour with Tastings and Wine

Discover at least 5 food stops on a guided walking tour in Lyon. (food choice depending on season and availability). Try an original quenelle, the famous cotes du Rhône, traditional French sweets, lemon liquor and one glass of wine and water in the remaining stops Enjoy the views and atmosphere of the old town area of the city. Learn about local history and culture with an expert local guide.

Lyon: Group Music of Lyon Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Lyon: Group Music of Lyon Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience Lyon through its music heritage as you journey through the town’s musical scenes and history through interacting with the historical, social and architectural influences. Walk along an itinerary developed in Presqu’ile and slopes of Croix-Rousse hill to learn about different stories and musical scenes from the past and the present. Hear musical playlists as you go to enhance the experience. Understand Lyon through its urban, geological, and social morphology through different musical periods of the town that has had. Have and authentic moment as you go to a wine cellar to taste wine paired with delectable music.

Lyon: Secret Food Tour

6. Lyon: Secret Food Tour

Explore one of Lyon's most beloved traditions, food, and find out why the city has been considered the world capital of gastronomy since 1935. Feast on a traditional breakfast, pastry, hot dish, cheese, and a secret dish that you can only discover on this tour while savoring lovely local wines. After setting off from the meeting point in Vieux Lyon, make your first stop at the most authentic delicatessen in the city to experience a traditional Lyonnaise breakfast. Next, cross the Saône River to sample a delicious local pastry. Continue your tour through the Presqu'île district, Lyon's city center, and see amazing monuments, statues, and fountains along the way. Try a traditional and authentic hot dish, which varies from tour to tour, before moving on to a local cheese tasting inside a historical monument. Finally, delight in a secret dish that your guide will only reveal to you at the end of your tour. During your food journey, you will sample some of Lyon's most traditional flavors and gain a better understanding of French culture and history, as well as how to live like a local. 

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 tour that takes in all the famous landmarks or something more off the beaten track. Your private guide will have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect Lyon walking tour, based in your wishes!

Lyon: 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' Urban Park Walking Tour

8. Lyon: 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' Urban Park Walking Tour

Explore the mysteries of 'Parc de la Tête d'Or' park on this guided walking tour in Lyon. Keep warm with a hot drink as you view some of the park's botanical wonders like the tropical greenhouses and rose bushes. Hear about the park's history which dates back to 1857. Meet your guide at the golden door of the 'Porte des Enfants du Rhône' park entrance and begin your walking tour. Pass by a 17-hectare lake was created from a branch of the Rhône. See some of the park's 8,800 trees, 30,000 rose bushes, and 6,500 square meters of greenhouses. Stop at a monument where the names of 10,600 soldiers who died for France are engraved. Visit the  African savanna in the zoological park where zebras, giraffes, antelopes, lions and other rare species roam free over 3 hectares of land. As you stroll learn the origins and history of the park. Finish your tour at the place where you met your guide.

Lyon Unesco: Private Walking Tour

9. Lyon Unesco: Private Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour of Lyon and discover city highlights, from the dramatic views at Fourvière to the secretive traboules. Step inside the Guignol Puppet Museum and enjoy insightful commentary from your guide. Begin your guided adventure at Place Saint-Jean and scout out the hidden traboules. Learn about these covered passageways and how weavers and silk merchants used them to transport fabrics. Stroll along the cobbled streets of Vieux Lyon and stop at the Guignol Puppet Museum. Explore the interior and see the creative and unusual puppets. Continue to the Fourvière Hill and marvel at the Basilica perched on top. Hear fun facts and stories about Lyon as your guide explains the local history, culture, tradition, gastronomy, and the best activities to do in Lyon during your stay. Finish your tour at the bustling Rue Mercière.

Lyon: Croix-Rousse District Vegan Food Tour with Tastings

10. 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.

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based on 239 reviews

Joseph was very knowledgeable about the city and provided so much detail about the architecture, layout of the city, best places to eat, and a few hidden gems. It was a great way to learn the city and the rich history in Lyon.

Absolutely outstanding. Amazing array of foods up taste. Great characters and our guide was so generous in sharing his vast knowledge of regional history. Would highly recommend

We enjoyed our time with Baptiste. The food was great. The stops were very interesting. We got to taste a little of what beautiful Lyon has to offer.

Great tour - Didac the guide was brilliant, super friendly, knowledgable and engaging.

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