Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Lyon-France by Tour Guide Mari R. (Guide #1765)


Peter Murray

United States
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Tour: #211769, The Gourmet Lyon, Not Like Other Tours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Oct 3/19

Mari provided a very comprehensive tour of the small neighborhoods in Lyon away from the tourist area. She took us to multiple bakeries, butcheries and chocolate stores. She would explain in detail all the different items. We also saw many architectural features & the story of the murals and ally ways. She knows the history of each area. Very entertaining personality. I recommend her with no reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jill and Peter! It was a pleasure to show you around. Maybe we'll see each other another day. I wish you the best and I hope the cruise for your 50th anniversary was delightful.

Maria Abadesco

United States
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Tour: #7566, A Private Tour in the Unexpected Old Town of Lyon, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Sep 30/19

Thanks so much! Mari and your tour company was highly recommended. I learned a lot re: old Lyon and took her advice re: future travels. Maria

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Maria for coming!

Ed Shann

Australia
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Tour: #28026, The Perfect First Time in Lyon (Half Day), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Aug 4/19

We were disappointed in the tour, not very interactive and we are interested in more in depth history

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir, I am sorry that you didn't like the tour. I usually don't enter too much in historic details because the visitors I usually receive find french and local histories too complicated. I am sad you didn't ask me for more details as you did for the Revolution. Do avoid this disapointment, don't hesitate to send a message to the guide, before the tour, telling that you really want historic information. Despite of that I hope you like the city of Lyon and enjoy for your stay in Burgundy. Best regards.

Roger Fenningdorf

United States
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Tour: #28026, The Perfect First Time in Lyon (Half Day), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

Mari was a delight and a fantastic guide. My family loved Mari - she was energetic, passionate about Lyon and extremely knowledgeable. Mari took great pride in not only showing us her city but also teaching us about the history, architecture and culture of food along the way. An amazing tour with a special guide that I highly recommend - Mari made it interesting and kept our teenagers engaged throughout. The praline brioche treat was a huge hit (and ask Mari take you to the best place)!

Danny Kao

United States
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Tour: #211769, The Gourmet Lyon, Not Like Other Tours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Bruce Gelb

United States
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Tour: #159322, Lyon Resistance Private Tour, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jun 29/19

Jerry Graham

United States
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Tour: #28026, The perfect first time in Lyon (Half Day), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Oct 6/18

My wife and I had a very pleasant three hour tour with Mari. We were in Lyon on a river cruise and she worked with us to make sure that we saw things that had not already been covered on the tour included with our cruise. We toured the The Croix-Rousse district (silk weavers area) and the revitalized Confluence district. Her knowledge covered the historical to the modern eras of the city. With her guidance we were able to move around the city on the public transportation system with ease. Great Guide!

Mary Sloan

United States
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Tour: #174000, (Almost) All Lyon in 4 hours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Our guide, Mari, was excellent. Very friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She really made us feel like we were having a nice day out with a local.

Paul Murray

Canada
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Tour: #174000, (Almost) All Lyon in 4 hours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Sep 12/18

Mari was lovely to spend the day with! Very informative and flexible! We would not hesitate to recommend Mari or your company to friends and family! Thank you, The Murrays

Jon Tillinghast

United States
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Tour: #29130, A day in Lyon with a private guide, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Mari took us on a full day tour, from the obvious like Forviere basilica to fascinating nooks and crannies everywhere from Croix Rousse to Vieux Lyon. Never have we learned more in one day about a city's heart. We now have a huge leg up on any other tourist for the remainder of our stay in this wonderful city.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much! Enjoy your stay!

Henry Ku

Hong Kong
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Tour: #28026, The perfect first time in Lyon (Half Day), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jun 30/18

Very knowledgable and professional conduct of the tour

Joanne Hiscox

Sedona, AZ, United States
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Tour: #29130, A day in Lyon with a private guide, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jun 2/18

Mari was very knowledgeable. We booked her for a full day 8 hour tour and she adjusted the itinerary to our preferences. We enjoyed our day with her and learned a lot about Lyon. I would recommend Mari as a great tour guide in Lyon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much... I am glad you liked it. Thank you for coming!

Diana Manwarring

Australia
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Tour: #174000, (Almost) All Lyon in 4 hours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: May 12/18

Marion was a wonderful, well informed, committed and personable guide for our time with her in Lyon. We appreciated her energy and vivacious manner in presenting the history and culture of Lyon to us. She was cognisant of our age and listened to our needs and that was consistent throughout the day. We enjoyed our time with her and learnt a lot in a short time. Thank you Marion We wish you well in your furniture work. Robert and Diana Manwarring

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am so sorry of what happened in the train. Usually everyting is OK. I hope it won't damage your image of Lyon. I am glad you spent good time here. Don't hesitate to speaka bout Lyon to your friends and relatives! ;) and thank you al ot for your comments.

June Kaplow

Califon, NJ, United States
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Tour: #174000, (Almost) All Lyon in 4 hours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Mar 10/18

Mari is a wealth of knowledge- very delightful person and really provides a lot of content that is personalized to the client- she has a good sense of humor and we felt her English was very good.

Rachel Cooper

Switzerland
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Tour: #174000, (Almost) All Lyon in 4 hours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

This was an excellent tour by a charming and very well informed guide. Mari was flexible and also full of ideas for improving the four hours at our disposal. After our tour we really felt we knew and could find our way around this fascinating city. Thank you so much!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You're welcome! Have a nice cruise in France.

Roberto Moya

Mexico
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Tour: #28026, The perfect first time in Lyon (Half Day), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

Great tour and guide! Highly recommended

Donald Lee

United States
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Tour: #29130, A day in Lyon with a private guide, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jun 25/17

Mari is great. She knows Lyon very well and in a 1-day, 7.5-hour tour, took us to many very important Lyon highlights. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Lyon and France in general and answered all of our questions. We had a great experience and highly recommend her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you young Donald! I hope you'll spend good time in Lyon..

Michele Morrison

United States
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Tour: #174000, (Almost) All Lyon in 4 hours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

Really informative, fast moving (you won't get bored) and it covered "almost all" of Lyon. I would absolutely recommend this tour with Mari.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you! Dont'eat too much brioche à la praline!!

Jenny Cauchi

Australia
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Tour: #28026, The perfect first time in Lyon (Half Day), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

Mari was an exceptional knowledgeable tour guide. Mari arrived on time was well presented and very professional. Mari was a walking encyclopaedia who gave us in detail a very well presented guided tour of the old town. Would highly recommend Mari for anyone wanting to do a tour of Lyon. Jenny

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: And I highly recommend Jenny as a tourist! Thank you!!

Christine Kofler

Canada
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Tour: #174000, (Almost) All Lyon in 4 hours, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Nov 12/16

We were two people with Mari as our guide in Lyon. She gave us a great overview of the city in 4 hours. She is a wealth of knowledge and has much historical information. She was flexible and gave us options of what to see. We felt we had seen and learned a lot about the city. She is an excellent guide and a lovely person as well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you liked the city and could see anything you wanted! Bye bye!

Katharina Linder

Switzerland
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Tour: #7573, The Roman city of Lyon (vestiges & museum), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Oct 29/16

I never had such an interesting historic lesson ever in school! It was GREAT to learn about history, background! The three hours went SO fast! Excellently done and go on like this!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope I can give the roman tour again thank to you.. It was a pleasure to go off the beaten tracks with all of you! I hope you spent a good friendly time.

Thomas Green

Edmond, OK, United States
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Tour: #29130, A day in Lyon with a private guide, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Sep 17/16

This private tour for my wife and I was great. We had only a half day to see the highlights of Lyon because of a layover between trains. I had asked, prior to arriving in Lyon, that Mari include a view at the local market and that she arrange dinner for the three of us at a place that locals would frequent. Mari was a pleasure to work with. She is very knowledgeable about the history of Lyon and navigates the city with ease. Well worth the price of the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr & Mrs Green! I am happy that you liked my wonderful town... Thnak you for coming!

Norvin Parr

United States
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Tour: #28026, The perfect first time in Lyon (Half Day), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Sep 16/16

We were first time visitors to Lyon. Mari gave us a great tour and helped us understand the public transportation, cuisine, history, and traditions of this remarkable city. Her instructions for meeting were concise and easy to follow. Her knowledge of Lyon is very comprehensive and her enthusiasm for her city was well communicated. Thank you Mari for an interesting and very fun morning in Lyon. we could not have had a better introduction to Lyon.

Marie-Odile F.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #7566, A private tour in the unexpected Old Town, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Aug 5/16

Mari was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and very informative.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Merci Marie-Odile!

Rockland Saunders

United States
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Tour: #211769, Lyon the Capital of Gastronomy/Traboules of the Old Town, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jul 20/16

Mari was excellent! Great walking tour of Lyon. Great insights into the history and foods of Lyon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rocky and Virginia ! I hope the bouchon was good...

Rodolfo T.

United States
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Tour: #28026, El perfecto secundo día en Lyon, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jun 29/16

Rodolfo T.

United States
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Tour: #28026, The perfect first time in Lyon (Half Day), Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Jun 28/16

Excellent tour with Marion in Lyon! We spent a day discovering Lyon and learning about the city. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias! It was nice to be with you and your sons and spoke about things and others.

Max P.

Italy
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Tour: #7573, Lyon, the Capital of Gaul, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Apr 12/16

5 out of 5 stars. She was extremely prepared and answered all of my questions with no doubts. It was a wonderful experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie mille Max! It was also a good experience for me to find places accesible for wheelchair. I am happy you liked the city...

Martha Swift

United States
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Tour: #29130, A day in Lyon, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France    view tour
Date: Mar 10/16

Mari was an extraordinary tour guide. Mari was pleasant and knowledgeable and flexible. She created a highly customized tour for me - morning was about the Resistance, afternoon was Culinary. She hit the mark on all points. We visited places relating to the Resistance that I never would have known about. I would definitely book another tour with her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Marta! Just for your information : I never could ask my grand-mother about the WW2 because she left us after she felt in the stairs...few weeks after our tour. :( I am waiting for you! ;)

William Bath

United States
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Tour: Beaujolais, Lyon, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, France
Date: Oct 3/15

Mari is as knowledgeable about the Beaujolais area as she is about Lyon. She communicates so well and easily holds your interest as she tells the stories of the Beaujolais. A truly delightful guide experience to be described only with superlatives. Book her if you can, and you will be in the capable hands of the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your comments Bill. It seems that you are as best vistors as I am a guide! Thank you for coming and keep in mind that there are still a lot of things to discover in the Lyon region! Best regards.


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