Lyon Panoramic City Tour - Morning
There is so much to see and do in Lyon city that your only problem will be finding enough time to see it all! Choose to do a private city tour of Lyon in a deluxe car and discover Lyon´s quintessence. During 3 hours, with a knowledgeable english speaking driver-guide, visit Lyon's best monuments and learn everything about its fascinating history:
Lyon Panoramic sightseeing tour & stop at Halles Bocuse Lyon Food Market:
At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel or appartment in Lyon or close suburbs for a private city tour of Lyon aboard a deluxe vehicle.
Start this private guided tour of Lyon with a stop at the famous covered Lyon Food Market called "Les Halles Paul Bocuse" where the best food merchants gather to sell exceptional produces. With your local 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 this Lyon private sightseeing tour with 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 of Lyon City 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 Lyon city from its origins to today.
Then drive on Lyon Presquile (Peninsula), this thin strip of land between Lyon’s two rivers, the Rhone & the Saone. Pass Bellecour Square, see Lyon Opera House, Celestins Theatre, Lyon City Hall, Terreaux Square, etc.
Fourviere Basilica, Gallo Roman Theatre & Lyon Old Town guided 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 your private guide, see the itinerary you have just done by car and the main monuments of the Lyon 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 Lyon Antic Gallo-Roman Theatre (11,000 seats) which hosts in summer many music concerts.
Finally, enjoy a private walking tour in Lyon Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) listed as Unesco World Heritage Renaissance area. Go through several "Traboules", these intriguing passageways which link private courtyards to neighbouring streets and learn about architecture.
You are travelling to Lyon just for a short amount of time ? Don't miss any Lyon essentials choosing to do this Lyon Private City Tour !
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!