A grand day out in Lyon

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Tour Number

Activity Level

128098


Categories

Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

German (advanced), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Feel the life in Lyon just like a local - Private tour


The city of Lyon offers a lot of various activities: shopping, cultural visits, and tasting specialities.
In this tour, you can do all of this!
Lyon is made of contrasts: It is a roman city where the middle-Ages was luminous, but also the place where the contemporary architecture expresses itself today.
We go to the city center by bus, to visit Fourvière Hill, where there is an amazing view over the city, we also visit the old town to see the World Heritage quarter. We also go to the covered market to taste other specialities, like cheese, delicatessen and wine.
We can see the different aspects of Lyon in a day!

Itinerary

Lets's discover the city center of Lyon and its most interesting highlights on foot and by bus. This is an example of schedule:
Meeting in Lyon, in front of the new museum "Confluence" at 9:30/10:00. We visit quickly the bright new quarter before going to the old town.
10:30: departure for the old town.
10:45-12:00: visit of the old town (Renaissance district) and the old cathedral Saint-Jean.
12:00-02:00: lunch time in the old town. I can book a typical restaurant for you, but lunch is not included in the price.
02:00 : departure for the Fourviere Hill. Visit of the roman theaters and the church Notre-Dame.
03:30 (more or less) : departure for the covered market.
On the way, we see the Peninsula: Bellecour, Terreaux square with the city hall and the two rivers.
04:00 : arrival at the covered market. Presentation of Lyon's gastronomy in "Les Halles Paul Bocuse".
05:00 : departure for the open-air museum "Tony Garnier".
05:30 : arrival at the open-air museum "Tony Garnier".
06:30: end of the tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel

End location: At the open-air Museum "Tony Garnier" or at your hotel

Duration: 8 hours

If the weather is raining, i adapt the tour: less time outside, stops at coffes shops and visits of monuments. Sometimes, the traffic jam in Lyon is just horrible. But for such a day, I think it won't change anything, because we can adapt the tour at the last minute. The tour is not available during the Festival of Lights in December (too many people are there).

Transportation

We're using the public transport : bus, metro, tram with one unique ticket for the day.

What’s Included

Cultural tour of Lyon, and arrangements for the details. I am flexible, i can adapt the tour on your needs.
I can help you to find a restaurant, but the price of the lunch is not included.
Public transport tickets are included in the tour.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 euros - Extra tasting are not included. For all souvenirs you would like to bring back home!

What’s Extra

the lunch, all travel souvenirs, gifts...

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Emilie gave us a great introduction to Lyons. She met us at our hotel and, after a briefing on the city, we visited the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere; the panorama of Lyon from there put everything else in perspective. Then, to the Old Town and then back across the Saone to the Peninsula. Without Emilie, we would not have discovered a lot of things - for example, the courtyards - on our own and the tour set us up well for the rest of our stay. Good restaurant recommendations too. Thanks Emilie!
James Cadle

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