You don’t have much time to visit de city, this tour is made for you! In just a few hours, and thank to your passionate guide, you will discover the best of Lyon and its features which made its reputation throughout the centuries: its architecture, 2000 years of history, silk factories and even gastronomy.
This original package is ideal for exploring the city in all its dimensions in order to understand the secrets behind its history. From meeting point to meeting point, this cultural and gourmet itinerary skilfully combines art and gastronomy according to pure Lyons tradition.
Just like a authentic lyonnaise, it’s at Bellecour Square, the heart of the Peninsula, that you will meet with your guide. From the square, which offers an amazing view of the Fourviere Basilica, you will leave to get in the Old Town by crossing the Bonaparte bridge. Thanks to the legendary “ficelle”, the famous cable-car, you will rich the top of the hill in order to discover the unusual architecture of the basilica and appreciate the fantastic overview on the city.
You go down to the Old town while strolling through the roman theatres or taking the same cable car back, to the St John’s square, the oldest square in Lyon. You will enter the historic neighbourhood to discover the charm of its Renaissance architecture. Our guide will show you its courtyards and “traboules”. These typical covered passageways through the medieval structures hiding beautiful courtyards.
Delicious stopovers will complement the history and fun little anecdotes, because you cannot really visit Lyon without talking about food and silk. The will be punctuated with several tastings of local specialities. The perfect occasion to talk about the international reputation of the lyonnaise gastronomy and to discover traditional recipes and gourmet secrets. At last you will visit a silk workshop where we still weave silk the traditional way and thus perpetuate centuries-old traditions. A rich and complete tour which delights the senses!