Guided tour

Lyon: 3.5-Hour Food Tour with a Local Guide

4.7 / 5

62 reviews

Activity provider: Lyon Original Tours

Lyon: 3.5-Hour Food Tour with a Local Guide

Activity provider: Lyon Original Tours

From US$ 67.58 per person

Discover Vieux Lyon through a gourmet way, a UNESCO district, known for its medieval streets, and passageways called traboules. Listen to anecdotes about the must-see places from your passionate guide

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Duration 3.5 hours
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French, English


  • Learn about local history and culture from a passionate local guide
  • Explore the culture and gourmet legacy of Lyon
  • Meet local food artisans
  • Visit famous passageways called traboules
  • Live a genuine experience with locals
Full description
Explore this UNESCO World Heritage district from a gourmet's perspective, combining cultural discovery and local flavors. Wander the traditional Lyonnaise passageways with a guide and meet local food producers. This food tour includes four tasting breaks (and a few surprises...), showcasing culinary classics of Lyon. Taste the local's emblematic produtcs, artisanal regional ice cream, regional cheeses with white wine and lyonnais beer with grand cru chocolate or praline pie with hot or fresh drinks depending the day of your visit. The perfect way to combine guided cultural tour and tasting of emblematic products of Lyon, to meet passionate craftmens, unusuals places. A genuine experience lead by a local guide.
  • Four tasting breaks
  • Around 10 tastings
  • Passionate local guide
  • Lunch
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 4 ft 4 in (135 cm)
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarians are welcome, but please inform us in advance if you don't eat meat
  • This tour is not appropriate for vegans
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 62 reviews

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We had a great time walking around Lyon and learning about the city's history and how it has impacted food and drink in the region. It was however maybe a bit lacking in food, seeing as we mostly had sweet stops and the servings at the other stops were a bit small. The guide was great though and kept up spirits in the group in the extreme heat

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July 18, 2022

This was an interesting tour and I learned a lot about Lyon and some unique things to eat but I would not call it a food tour. You have a few samplings, mostly sweets throughout your walking tour. Do not come hungry. If you have an afternoon tour, eat lunch first. I was left lightheaded and dizzy from the amount of sugar on an empty stomach. By far the best stop is the first stop with learning about the charcuterie. The tour guide is knowledgeable and informative about the city and the food. But compared to other city food tours this one is lacking in food.

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July 17, 2022

Vincent told enthusiastically, with a great sense of humor, about the treasures of Lyon, in the field of gastronomy, drink and historical anecdotes. The secret passages, the delicious Jesus sausage, always adapted to the questions of the participants, who came from America, Germany/Switzerland and (we) from the Netherlands. Very varied, a lot of information. It was a party in the old town of Lyon. Thank you Vincent! Regards, Ruud and Maaike

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October 11, 2021

Product ID: 190310