You don’t have much time to visit the city, this tour is made for you! In just a few hours, and thanks to your passionate guide, you will discover the best of Lyon and its features which made its reputation throughout the centuries: its architecture, more than 2000 years of history, silk factories and even gastronomy.
This tailor made tour will show you all the must-see places of the city : The Fourvière hill, the old town and its traboules, the peninsula….and artistic or gourmet stops as well !
From the city center which offers an amazing view of the Fourviere Basilica, you will reach the legendary “ficelle”, the famous funicular, that will drive you to the top of the hill in order to discover the unusual architecture of the basilica and appreciate the fantastic overview of the city. You go down to the Old Town while strolling through the roman theaters or by taking the same funicular back to the St John’s square, the oldest square in Lyon.
You will enter the historic neighborhood 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 are 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. At last, the tour will end with a special meeting in a traditional 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 !