Lyon Panoramic City Tour - Morning
There is so much to see and do in the city of Lyon that your only problem will be finding enough time to see it all! Choose to discover Lyon´s quintessence with our private Panoramic Sightseeing Tour. During 3 hours with a local guide, visit Lyon's best monuments in minibus or coach and learn everything about its fascinating history.
Paul Bocuse Food Market, Croix Rousse and Painted Walls:
At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in Lyon or close suburbs for a panoramic tour of the city in minibus.
Start the morning with a stop at the famous covered Food Market called "Les Halles Paul Bocuse" where the best food merchants gather to sell exceptional produces. With you guide, walk through the many stalls, learn about Lyon culinary specialities and if you feel, have a take away coffee and croissant for breakfast.
Follow the visit on the left bank of the Rhone river passing the beautiful Brotteaux Square, Tête d'or Public Park, the Cité Internationale Conference Centre before heading to Croix Rousse neighbourhood.
At Croix Rousse, stop to admire the largest painted wall called "Mur des Canuts" and learn about the fasciniting history of Lyon's silk industry. Then discover, another painted wall called Les Lyonnais which presents you all the famous characters of the city from its to origins to today.
Then visit Lyon Peninsula, this thin strip of land between Lyon’s two rivers the Rhone & the Saone. Drive through Bellecour Square, see the Opera House, Celestins Theatre, City Hall Terreaux Square, etc.
Panoramic view from Fourviere Basilica & Lyon Old Town walking tour:
At 11:00 am, climb to the top of Fourviere Hill and experience Lyon as a whole with a spectacular city view from the esplanade. With you guide, see the itinerary you have just done in minivan and the main monuments of the city. Then, enter the impressive Basilica called Notre Dame de Fourvière built by the Architect Pierre Bossan at the end of the 19th century.
On the way down, discover the well-preserved Antic Gallo-Roman amphitheatre (11,000 seats) which hosts in summer many music concerts.
Finally, enjoy a nice walking tour through Vieux-Lyon (Old Town) listed as Unesco World Heritage Renaissance area. Go through several "Traboules", these intriguing passageways which link private courtyards to neighbouring streets and learn architecture. Take time to enjoy Vieux-Lyon atmosphere with many boutiques restaurants, café and souvenir shops.
Just the perfect introduction to Lyon City !
Meeting Point / Location For Tour Departure
If you stay in an appartment or an house in Lyon city or close suburbs, to ease pick up for your private guide, please be waiting outside in the street at your accommodation address - 10 min before tour departure time. Thank you!
Our Lyon Private Tours operated to Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy, Macon wine regions and Perouges, Annecy cities allow you to make the most of your travels immersing yourself into the destination with absolute flexibility. With a knowledgeable English speaking guide native from Lyon region, visit the best sights at your pace, taste & interact with local wine-makers and artisan producers. You have specific requests or would like to do multiple private wine tours from Lyon, France? Please email us, we will be pleased to tailor your touring itinerary for you!