Before we set off to explore Lyon, your local guide will get you acquainted with the city and tell you a bit about its past and present, customs, and festivities. Then we’ll have a sneak peek at a surprisingly beautiful hall hidden behind one of the busiest squares in the city.
After crossing the river Saône, we’ll head to Europe’s largest UNESCO-listed Renaissance quarter. While wandering along the charming, cobbled streets admiring medieval architecture, you’ll learn about the legendary past of this important settlement that once attracted famous families like the Medicis.
After tasting a local treat in a small sweet shop, you’ll discover a unique way to get around the city: Lyon’s traboules. These are historical hidden passageways located between courtyards and through buildings all over the city, although only some are open to the public.
We’ll then take a funicular ride to the top of Lyon where you’ll learn a bit more about the city’s rich history and culture.
Next we’ll pay a visit to the Roman ruins of Lugdunum founded in 43 BC, before taking a look inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere to admire the outstanding mosaics of the highest standing church in the city.
From here you’ll also get a chance to admire fabulous view of the riverbanks of Lyon (you’ll probably want to have your camera handy) before taking a relaxing walk downhill to finish your tour in the pedestrian area of the old town. As the tour comes to an end, your guide can direct you back to your accommodation or share some tips on how and where to spend the rest of your time in the city.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 1 snack, 1 ticket to the funicular
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: Standard dress, comfortable walking shoes
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.