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  1. France
  2. Rhone-Alpes
  3. Lyon
  4. Vieux Lyon

Lyon: 3-Hour Highlights of Lyon Tour

Product ID: 269942
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Join a local guide for a historical walk around the city where you’ll see and learn about Renaissance architecture, taste local food, discover secret passageways, and hear some surprising facts and stories.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Lyon and its history alongside a local guide
  • Explore Europe’s largest UNESCO-listed Renaissance quarter
  • Walk through the traboules (secret passages) of the old town
  • Visit the beautiful Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere
  • Enjoy a local sweet treat
Full description
Before setting off to explore Lyon, your local guide will get you acquainted with the city and tell you a bit about its past and present, customs, and festivities. Then, you’ll have a sneak peek at a surprisingly beautiful hall hidden behind one of the busiest squares in the city.

After crossing the river Rhone, head to Europe’s largest UNESCO-listed Renaissance quarter. While wandering along the charming, cobbled streets admiring the medieval architecture, you’ll learn about the legendary past of this important settlement that once attracted famous families like the Medicis.

After tasting a local treat in a small sweet shop, you’ll discover a unique way to get around the city: Lyon’s traboules. These are historical hidden passageways located between courtyards and through buildings all over the city, although only some are open to the public.

You’ll then take a funicular ride to the top of Lyon where you’ll learn a bit more about the city’s rich history and culture.

Next, pay a visit to the Roman ruins of Lugdunum founded in 43 BC, before taking a look inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere to admire the outstanding mosaics of the highest-standing church in the city.

From here you’ll also get a chance to admire fabulous views of the riverbanks of Lyon. Make sure that you have your camera handy. You'll then have a relaxing downhill walk to finish your tour in the pedestrian area of the old town.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 1 snack
  • 1 ticket to the funicular
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Bartholdi Fountain.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform the local partner at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
• One of the local treats offered contains gluten
Organized by

Urban Adventures Europe

Product ID: 269942