Lyon: Old Town, Basilica, Passages, and Roman Theater Tour

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Lyon: Old Town, Basilica, Passages, and Roman Theater Tour

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Explore the secret passageways of Lyon and learn more about the city's historical silk industry on a walking tour. Visit the only silk workshop in the Old Town. Explore Bellecour and Hotel Dieu. Take a 100-year-old funicular to the Roman Theater.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the secret passageways of Lyon
  • Visit an active silk-making shop
  • Learn more about the history of the city and its famous monuments
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See the sights of Lyon and learn more about the history of the city on an amazing walking tour. Set off from Place Bellecour, dominated by the equestrian statue of Louis XIV and surrounded by the city's most popular commercial districts. Visit the Oldest Hospital in Lyon and discover the famous Doctors who first worked and early medicine including a tour of the gardens. Visit the beautiful Place Des Jacobins. Discover a colorful piece of contemporary art at the Flower Tree monument and see the charming statue of the author of The Little Prince at the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Monument. Walk over the bridge to see the Guignol Theater and discover an old silk weaver's workshop. Admire the medieval Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, and then journey back in time as you lose yourself in the secret passageways known as traboules.     Take a 100-year-old funicular train to visit a Roman Theatre, Fourviere, Basilica, and a panoramic viewpoint, providing sweeping vistas over Lyon. Your tour will end here.
  • Exploration of Bellecour and Hotel Dieu
  • Transportation to the Basilique Roman Theater and panoramic viewpoint
  • Visit to the Lyon Fresque
  • Visit to secret passages and courtyards
  • Archeological Gardens
  • Visit to a silk workshop
  • Opportunity to buy authentic silk goods
  • Food (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities (15-20% recommended)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meet at the Tourist Information Office, Place Bellecour.

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for the cobblestone streets
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3.3 / 5

based on 27 reviews

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Huge thanks to our Guide for taking us on a comprehensive tour of Lyon. We covered so much ground and although a little more knowledge on the history of various places would've been great, we certainly saw more than if we'd tried to navigate the city ourselves. Highlights were the traboules and working silk shop but query was over the tastings component which didn't really happen and we ended up mostly treating our Guide to some lunch. But all good in the end and much appreciated.

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September 28, 2019


I enjoyed Carole‘s company she was knowledgeable about the city very friendly and personable I would highly recommend

September 19, 2019

We expected a little bit more.

The price of public transport was not included in the price of the visit. Take a bus to go to the halls ... This should have been covered by the visit. Also if we hadn't asked for the tasting we wouldn't have had anything. In addition we expected to have a slightly less ordinary tasting sausage and fresh goat cheese with grapes, it is not typically Lyonnais

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September 2, 2019

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