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Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

1. Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the Vieux Lyon. An innovative guided tour experience that starts whenever you want, alone or with others. Rewind to the times of the great fairs that helped create the reputation of the city and relive the history of the influential Lyonnaise and Italian families. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. Impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time. Customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Vieux Lyon, at your own pace. The tour starts and ends in the Saint Paul neighborhood.

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Lyon: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

2. Lyon: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

Enjoy a culinary tasting break in the heart of the Old Town! On this 3-hour program you’ll take in the highlights of Lyon by e-bike. See the Saône River, ride along the Banks of Rhône and to Bellecour Square, and continue through the Old Town (Vieux Lyon) to the park of the Golden Head and to many other surprising places! Join the small group and your guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. You’ll be outfitted with an electric bike that’s equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise, or a combination of both. 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. The exact route may vary depending on the day, but your experienced guide knows all the nooks and crannies, where you’ll find Lyon's true magic. Ride through the Croix Rousse tunnel, lined with colored lights and music, and be on the lookout for Lyon Cathedral. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon’s rich history and points out both famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots only locals know about. Continue along the banks of the Rhône River, recently renovated for cyclists. Cycle onto Place Bellecour, a famous plaza crowned by a statue of King Louis XIV, and ride past the picturesque boating lake in Tête d'Or Park. Cycle back to the starting point to conclude your tour. 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 or soft drinks - Home made sweet cake or praline pie with home made refreshments, 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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Lyon Old District: Private Customizable Walking Tour

3. 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!

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Lyon: 3-Hour Food Tour with a Local Guide

4. Lyon: 3-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 3-hour tour includes four tasting breaks (and a few surprises...), showcasing culinary classics of Lyon. Taste the famous praline brioche, artisanal beer, lyonnais chocolate, regional cheeses, and local cold cuts at an original and traditional restaurant, as well as local wine.

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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 6 different tasting stops and hear all about their produce. Sample about 17 different dishes and ingredients to tantalize your taste buds and awaken you senses. Explore the medieval streets, where highlights include the he Cathedral of St. Jean and the Romanesque dining hall and choir school of the Manécanterie.

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Lyon: Old Town Food Tour

6. Lyon: Old Town Food Tour

From the Saint Jean District and the Cathedral, to Traboules and Bouchons Lyonnais, discover the best that Lyon's Old Town has to offer. Stroll along the pedestrian zone and see some of the best local artisans of the street. A UNESCO world heritage site since 1998, Lyon's Old Town has a historic flavour as well as passionate and modern chefs.  By joining this group you'll have the opportunity to walk around 'The Traboules', those secret passageways that are unique to Lyon and this area. You will also have the chance to try a 'Bouchon Lyonnais' , a typical restaurant, and to learn about the French capital of gastronomy as you try plenty of different foods. From brioche and praline to other Lyonnaise specialities, come along on this edible adventure!

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Lyon: Private Walking Tour with Licensed Guide

7. Lyon: Private Walking Tour with Licensed Guide

Explore the heart of the city of Lyon with a private walking tour through its most renowned neighborhood, Old Lyon. Find out fascinating facts about the city from a local professional guide. During your tour, discover a maze of surprising courtyards and passageways with Gothic staircases and Italian galleries. Walk along cobblestone alleys, and admire the district's Renaissance facades. Learn about the significance of Lyon Cathedral and get taken to the city's most interesting landmarks. When you finish, you'll have received an introduction to the city that's great for first-time visitors.

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What people are saying about Vieux Lyon

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 130 reviews

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

The audio guide was really good. Much less stressful for mom than walking around with a guidebook & map trying to direct everyone and read out the info all at the same time. We lost connection a few times inside the traboules, so might be better to listen before you go inside (if possible) so that you know how you are meant to exit. I would really recommend and look forward to doing another soon.

Nathalie was amazing, she was knowledgeable and kind, and gave us a wonderful introduction to the city. Food was amazing as well, we got to try all kinds of local treats, from cheese to deserts, with lots of wine in between. This was a great great tour to take!

Had a wonderful tour with Vincent. He gave us enough time to savour the food at each stop and even added an extra stop or two (i think). Was lovely walking around Lyon as well

Vincent the guide was very good! interesting and funny as well. I recommended to do the tour.