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Lyon: 50-Minute Festival of Lights Sightseeing Cruise

1. Lyon: 50-Minute Festival of Lights Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the annual Festival of Lights in Lyon from a different perspective on a 50-minute cruise along the Rhône River with audio commentary. Marvel at the Renaissance buildings of the city center from the water, and learn about how they once stood in the center of political and religious power in the Middle Ages. Travel through more than 2,000 years of history on the river cruise, and discover the rich heritage of the city during this annual celebration. Learn more about the UNESCO World Heritage city and its symbolic monuments. Admire the bold architecture at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers.

Lyon: Guided Sightseeing Cruise

2. Lyon: Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Journey through more than 2,000 years of history on a river cruise of Lyon, and discover the rich heritage of the multifaceted city where ancient and contemporary treasures combine. Board the pleasure boat for an in-depth tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire symbolic monuments from another perspective as you are carried along the Saone River for 1 hour. See the Renaissance buildings of Vieux Lyon, the focus of political and religious power in the Middle Ages. Admire the bold architecture and learn about exceptional moments that have shaped the city's destiny. Listen to an informative commentary of Lyon through the centuries from your guide. 

Lyon: The Grand Tour by Bike

3. Lyon: The Grand Tour by Bike

Discover Lyon, a city known for its variety of landscapes, in particular the confluence between the Saône and the Rhône. The tour will begin by the south of the city, in the district of La Confluence. After a 15-minute training session, you will ride from the extension of the Presqu'île to its modern district, passing by buildings from the city's industrial history. Then following the Saône riverbank you will see the Old City classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After a few minutes, you will be in front of the Croix-Rousse hill, famous for the silk industry and its beautifully colored architecture. Your local guide will tell you more about that time when the Canuts, or silk workers, lived and worked there. You will go back towards the agency along the Rhône river bank. Effortlessly cross Lyon with an easy city bike. This means of transport allows you to see, in a couple of hours, most of the main attractions offered by the city. You will go back home with a lot of memories: the confluence between the two rivers, the Old City of Lyon, the Saône river and its Italian style, Croix-Rousse hill and its silk history, the banks of the Rhône and more.

Lyon Old District: Private Customizable Walking Tour

4. Lyon Old District: Private Customizable Walking Tour

Experience Lyon, France’s famous gastronomy capital! Perfect for the first time visitor to Lyon, this private guided tour of Lyon's old district gives you a wonderful overview of one of France’s most beautiful and historic cities. Your private tour will see you wander through the enchanting neighborhood of Saint-Jean, including a stop at the magnificent Saint-Jean Cathedral. Your tour continues along Lyon's famous Juiverie Street and would not be complete without a visit to the renowned Hotel Gadagne. As part of the tour you'll be taken through Lyon’s famous ‘Traboules.’ Here your expert guide will explain the fascinating history behind these ancient underground passageways - a true highlight for many visitors to Lyon. The advantage of booking a private walking tour is that the tour runs at your own rhythm. This tour offers a high degree of flexibility, whether you’re looking for a tour that takes in all the famous landmarks or something more off the beaten track. Your private guide will have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect Lyon walking tour, based in your wishes!

Lyon Unesco: Private Walking Tour

5. Lyon Unesco: Private Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour of Lyon and discover city highlights, from the dramatic views at Fourvière to the secretive traboules. Step inside the Guignol Puppet Museum and enjoy insightful commentary from your guide. Begin your guided adventure at Place Saint-Jean and scout out the hidden traboules. Learn about these covered passageways and how weavers and silk merchants used them to transport fabrics. Stroll along the cobbled streets of Vieux Lyon and stop at the Guignol Puppet Museum. Explore the interior and see the creative and unusual puppets. Continue to the Fourvière Hill and marvel at the Basilica perched on top. Hear fun facts and stories about Lyon as your guide explains the local history, culture, tradition, gastronomy, and the best activities to do in Lyon during your stay. Finish your tour at the bustling Rue Mercière.

Lyon: 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

6. Lyon: 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

This tour will allow you to discover the city in just 2-hours. See the highlights of Lyon, such as the Saône River, the Banks of Rhône, Bellecour Square, the Park of the Golden Head (Parc de la tête d'or) and many other surprising places. Join your group near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin the tour. Get outfitted with an electric bike — equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise, or a combination of both — and set off through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Steeped in centuries of history and considered the culinary capital of France, Lyon's vibrant mix of monuments, museums, squares, restaurants, bars, shops, and markets are a delight to explore — especially by bike.  Your exact route may vary depending on the day, but your experienced guide will know all the nooks and crannies where Lyon's true magic lies. Ride through the Croix Rousse tunnel, lined with colored lights and music, and keep your eye out for Lyon Cathedral. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon's rich history and points out famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots only locals know.  Continue along the banks of the Rhône River, recently renovated for cyclists. Spill out onto Place Bellecour, a famous plaza crowned by a statue of notorious King Louis XIV, and spin past the picturesque boating lake in Tête d'Or Park. Arrive back at the start point to conclude your tour.

Lyon: Day or Night Pedicab Tour

7. Lyon: Day or Night Pedicab Tour

Lyon is a particularly historically rich city and you will discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, and traboules (passageways). Your guide will tell you curiosities and about secrets places.  Begin your journey in Bellecour Square. You will see Old Lyon's most famous monuments of Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, and Pink Tower. Visit the most beautiful spots on the peninsula including Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins, and Célestins. Explore the famous painted walls.  Your guide will also reveal some secret locations. Head to a Renaissance district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Guignol House and the best panoramic views in the city in Saint Georges District. Journey through some of the 500 traboules in Lyon to the best traditional bouchon cuisine restaurants.

Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

8. Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

Aosta is an ancient city with a complex and charming history; Take the chance to discover it with a qualified guide who will show you the artistic excellence and landmarks, pointing out the most secret corners of the city, as well as the amazing Mont Blanc.   The walk begins from Porta Pretoria, the main gate of the Roman center, before heading towards the stupefying facade of the Roman Theater. See the amazing cryptoporticus, an underground gallery framing the two original twin temples of the holy terrace. Next, pass by the classic landmarks the Sant'Orso collegiate church and the Aosta Cathedral with its two characteristic clock towers.   The tour will end with a tasting of typical products including a selection of cured meat, two kinds of Fontina cheese, Toma from Gressoney, and two glasses of local wine.

Lyon: 4-Hour Electric Bike Tour with Tasting Break

9. Lyon: 4-Hour Electric Bike Tour with Tasting Break

Explore Lyon by the latest generation electric bike on a 4-hour tour with food tastings. See the city’s main attractions and enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Fourvière. Meet your guide opposite the Lyon Courthouse (Palais de Justice Historique de Lyon). Collect your electric bike and set off with a passionate guide on a route that allows you to discover the whole city in just a few hours. Go to Fourvière Hill, enjoy the views from the summit of the Croix Rousse. Cycle through the Tête d'Or Park and along the banks of the Rhône. You can't talk about Lyon without mentioning food. During your tour, hop-off your bike and head to a local eatery to sample some of Lyon’s regional specialties (depends of the days, the hour and the partners) : - Regional cold cuts, local cheeses and other tasty bites with local wine - Home made sweet cake or praline pie with home made refresments, hot drinks or local wine It's served on sharing platters for you and your fellow food lovers to enjoy together.  

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Es war ein schönes Erlebnis, um verschiedene Seiten von Lyon kennenzulernen und ich würde es für einen ersten Eindruck der Stadt empfehlen :) Die junge Frau, die die Fahrt auf Englisch und Französisch kommentiert hat, hat einen sehr guten Job gemacht. Ihr Französisch war größtenteils sogar für mich als relativer Anfänger verständlich und ihr Englisch war auch super verständlich. Interessante Infos :)

Just brilliant great commentary which did go on all the time really interesting beautiful evening and a great way to see even more of Lyon from the Saône River. Value for money

We had a brilliant time on this bike tour. Our guide, Marine, was amazing and did the tour in French and English. We saw so much of Lyon and really enjoyed the tour.

A relaxing way to get a good overview of the city with the added bonus of a commentary.

It was a quick and beautiful way to see Lyon and learn about the historical landmarks.