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Lyon: 3.5-Hour Food Tour with a Local Guide

1. Lyon: 3.5-Hour Food Tour with a Local Guide

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.

Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon

2. Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon

Spend a beautiful morning and discover the northern part of Beaujolais, known for its crus. Your shared or private guide will take you to this famous region on a charming wine route with amazing scenery. Start the day with a gourmet stop in the regional farmer’s market of Villefranche, the capital of Beaujolais, and discover the famous “Mâchon”. This traditional snack will treat you to the best local cheeses and charcuterie and is served with a glass of wine. Driving through the hills and charming villages of this region, learn all about the “terroir” before ending the tour in a family-run winery. Meet the winemaker who will show you his estate and tell you all about his passion before welcoming you in the cellar for a tasting. This tour is ideal to discover the region in all its flavors!

Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

3. Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

Escape to Lyon’s famous wine country on a half-day tour to Southern Beaujolais and enjoy the wonders of this region, in a small group. Famous for its Beaujolais Nouveau, the region offers also unique and charming little golden stone villages. Leaving from Lyon, your passionate driver and guide will take you through the hills of this wonderful region, which is often compared to Tuscany. Start the day with an introduction to wine-tasting in a beautiful and scenic setting, where you will be told all about the notion of 'Terroir'. Then, enjoy a stroll in the charming golden stones medieval village of Oingt and learn more about the history of Beaujolais. Continue in a family winery to discover more wines and learn all about the secret of French wine-making while having the traditional 'machon', the silk workers breakfast. This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the Beaujolais region and it’s wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere with scenic views all along.

Lyon Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

4. Lyon Customized Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Lyon with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the information that will help you make the most of your trip. Get to know Lyon through the eyes of a local guide on a 2 to 6-hour private tour. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out on the tour to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. During the walking tour there will be the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city. Please inform the tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

Vieux Lyon 4-Hour Food Tasting Tour

5. Vieux Lyon 4-Hour Food Tasting Tour

Sample delicious food on a 4-hour tour of Vieux Lyon with a local guide, and discover some of the highlights of the city's oldest district along the way. Learn more about the secret traboules (passageways) used by the silk merchants and weavers in former times.   Meet local food heroes at 5 different tasting stops and hear all about their produce. Sample about 14 different dishes and ingredients to tantalize your taste buds and awaken your senses. The samples you'll taste will be equivalent to a typical lunch. As you taste your way through the town, explore the medieval streets and see the Cathedral of St. Jean and the famous passageways. Your local guide will show you the highlights of the city and the most authentic spots to grab a bite to eat.

Beaujolais Segway Tour With Wine Tasting

6. Beaujolais Segway Tour With Wine Tasting

Follow your enthusiastic and passionate Segway guide through this Beaujolais scenic wine route using an innovative and ecological means of transportation. A fun experience to share with family and friends as it is suitable for beginners. Meet your guide in the morning or in the afternoon depending on the chosen time slot of your segway tour. First, you will be trained in how to use your segway (15 minutes). Then, you’ll be ready to enjoy the tour with confidence. Each circuit is designed for everyone to enjoy the beauty of the Beaujolais countryside and its historical villages. The Segway tour starts from a winemaker's home, also known as a “Domaine” located in a charming village next to Villefranche-sur-Saone, only 30 minutes from Lyon. Your local guide will take you through vineyards and other beautiful landscapes. Stop to take pictures of the hillside and the many small villages surrounding them. After exploring the fields, continue through the medieval village of Oingt to admire its beauty and character. You will then head back to the winemaker's home by roads and through fields. You will be welcomed by the winegrower who will happily introduce his wines and local products to you. 

Aosta: Private Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings

7. 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.

Geneva & Annecy Private City Tour and Optional Cruise

8. Geneva & Annecy Private City Tour and Optional Cruise

On this private tour, you will ride in a comfortable vehicle through the French countryside and enjoy a guided walking tour through Annecy. Nicknamed the "Venice of the Alps", Annecy offers harmonious and romantic landscapes. Surrounded by mountains, the city offers amazing views of the purest lake of Europe. Discover the picturesque and enchanting framework of the city on a walking guided tour for an hour. Take this opportunity to snap some pictures of the iconic Palais de l’Isle, a 12th-century monument that is a symbol of the town, and the dominating castle of Annecy. Stroll in the lovely little streets with endless flower-filled balconies, houses, antique markets and handcraft shops. Annecy has one of the highest quality markets on Sundays offering unique producers and sellers of clothes, chocolate, cheese, products and much more. In the afternoon return to the starting point. Visit Geneva, go for a ride on a mini-train, and walk around the cobbled streets of the Old Town. Take a step back in time through Saint Peter’s cathedral, Place Bourg-de-four, the original market place, the arsenal and the town hall. Lose yourself in the grandeur and beauty of this once influential town. Discover for yourself, Geneva’s most famous attractions, including the iconic Flower Clock, symbol of the city's watchmakers and love for nature, and the impressive fountain, Jet d’Eau. Please note that the mini train is not operating in January, February, in heavy rain and during special demonstrations. In this case, the old town will be a walking tour. If option selected, enjoy a 1 hour cruise on Geneva Lake. Admire the wealth of the most beautiful lake in Europe from an inclusive perspective.

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Our guide, Bruno was fantastic. He quickly worked out what we were interested in and tailored our experience accordingly. He gave us exactly what we wanted: the history from the Romans, through the silk trade to exciting newer experiences we should look at while we were in Lyon such as Musee Confluence, Musee de Beaux-Arts and my wife’s favourite; Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and it has made our trip to Lyon so much better.

Our tour was outstanding. Vincent, our guide, took us to different parts of the old town of Lyon to introduce us to the food of Lyon. We learned about the culinarily history and political history of Lyon. Comfortable, enjoyable, well organized are some of the words I would use to describe the tour.

Absolutely outstanding! Natalie was very kind, knowledgeable and such a great host. We can highly recommend this tour. Absolutely worth it! You'll get to taste some specialties of Lyon and get some great history insight as well.

Bruno was extraordinarily kind. He showed us the main tourist spots in Lyon, we were delighted with his explanations. He also helped us with the paperwork to solve a problem of theft of our personal documents.

Vladimir was an excellent guide. His narration during the journey was informative. You can tell that he enjoys sharing the Beaujolais wine story with his guests.