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Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)

Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)

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10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon, you will discover this amazing neighborhood with Paul, your guide. We will explain the history and culture of Lyon, talking about a lot of things, like the Bouchon (local restaurants), the history of Silk production in Lyon, Klaus Barbie and the French resistance during the Second World War, Paul Bocuse and food culture and Renaissance in Lyon. We will visit many hidden passageways (the Traboules) and secret courtyards, that are sometimes hard to find on your own. For the last part of the tour we will cross over to the modern city center and visit some highlights like the Theatre des Celestins and the Hôtel Dieu. Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Tips not only help financially but also let the guide know he or she is doing a great job. Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$3.53
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$3.53

Beaujolais & Perouges Medieval Town (9:00 am to 5:15 pm - Small Group Tour Lyon

Beaujolais & Perouges Medieval Town (9:00 am to 5:15 pm - Small Group Tour Lyon

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Explore France’s most picturesque wine region on an 8-hour tour from Leon. Complimentary transportation takes your small group of maximum eight people into the Golden Stones Country.  Meet the owner of a family winery and sample some of his best Beaujolais wines. Continue with a guided tour of medieval Pérouges, followed by free time to explore independently. Finally, relax on your way back to the city.
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  • 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.83
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$129.83

Lyon Highlights & Secrets Walking Guided Tour (small group) including Funicular
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Lyon Highlights & Secrets Walking Guided Tour (small group) including Funicular

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Discover Lyon’s highlights, and wend your way past major landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites alike, on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in the afternoon at the Bartholdi Fountain, and set off on foot. Over the course of several hours, you’ll learn all about the city’s history and gourmet traditions, will stroll through Vieux Lyon (its Old Town), will travel by funicular up Fourvière Hill, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.57
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$37.57

Pérouges Medieval Village Private Half-Day Trip with Tasting from Lyon
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Pérouges Medieval Village Private Half-Day Trip with Tasting from Lyon

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Spend half a day exploring Pérouges, one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages. Enter the town through the Porte d'en Haut gate and check out its 15th and 16th century homes, the Place des Tilleuls, and stunning views that reach across the Ain Valley all the way to the Alps. Enjoy a “galette,” the regional specialty, with a glass of cider before your tour concludes.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$459.57
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$459.57
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Lyon Small Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with Food Tasting

Lyon Small Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with Food Tasting

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This 2.5-hour electric bike tour shows you the best of Lyon. Hop on your bike and cruise past the old city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Place Bellecour with its statue of Louis XIV; the colorful Croix Rousse tunnel; the banks of the Rhône, and more. Stop to enjoy a glass of wine with rosette sausage, local cheeses, cured ham, and cake in France’s culinary capital.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.45
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Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map

Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map

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Maximize your time in the vibrant Lyon with a Lyon City Card, your passport for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders of the city. Explore esteemed museums at your own pace and receive free admission to 22 of Lyon’s most popular cultural institutions. Enjoy free guided tours and river cruises; purchase souvenirs in sophisticated shops at a discount; and see free concerts and puppet shows with your indispensable card. Select from either a 1-, 2- 3-day or 4 day pass and receive a free brochure and map-guide to the city when you collect your card.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.83
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$31.83

Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

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Explore Lyon’s hillside Croix-Rousse quarter by mini-train rather than foot on this city tram tour. Board the train with its panoramic windows and roof, and trundle through the village-like streets of this one-time silk workers’ district, famous for its boho atmosphere, markets, and wall murals. Admire the traditional townhouses and best-known murals depicting historical local scenes and figures, including the ‘Murs des Canuts,’ and ‘Fresque des Lyonnais.’ Multi-lingual audio guide included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.34
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Lyon Like a Local Customized Private Guided Tour

Lyon Like a Local Customized Private Guided Tour

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Meet a Lyon local for a private walking tour that’s like having a friend—rather than a professional guide—to show you around the city. It’s a new concept in travel, and everything from the pre-tour phone consultation to the walking tour itself is completely tailored to you. Whether you’re exploring neighborhood life or looking for Lyon’s most authentic flavors, it’s a personalized alternative to an off-the-shelf itinerary.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.35
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$35.35
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Lyon Small-Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Lyon Small-Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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Glide around Lyon’s UNESCO-listed historic center on an easy-to-use electric bike with this 2-hour guided bike tour. Cruise along the banks of the Rhône and Saône rivers, pedal around the lush Tête D’Or Park and zip through the dazzling Croix Rousse tunnel, with its unique sound and light show. Stop along the way to admire landmarks like Lyon Cathedral, stroll around bustling Bellecour square and discover little known monuments and local haunts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.47
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Gastronomic Tour of Halles Paul Bocuse in Lyon

Gastronomic Tour of Halles Paul Bocuse in Lyon

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About the guides: • We are all students or graduates of the Paul Bocuse Institute and therefore obviously passionate about gastronomy! We will be very happy to share with you all our gastronomic knowledge • We speak English as well as French About the visit: • Group from 2 to 10 people • 6 to 8 gastronomic stops • Wine, cheese, charcuterie, seafood, chocolates, pastries to taste  Tips • Light breakfast to eat all tastings • Put on comfortable shoes and wide pants!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.89
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$104.89

Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

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Take in the sights of Lyon with an electric bike tour, an easy way to get around, while you sample some of what makes this the culinary capital of France. After stops in Lyon's UNESCO-listed Old Town, the Place des Terreaux and La Croix-Rousse, riding along the picturesque Rhône River, pause at a restaurant to taste regional specialties like locally-made cheeses and cured meats. Upgrade to the 4-hour tour to include a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière where you'll get wonderful views over Lyon. Tour group size is limited to 10 for more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.43
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$80.43

Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon

Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon

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Take off from Lyon, and make your way to the beautiful southern area of the wine-producing Beaujolais region. First, journey into the heart of a vineyard, and taste three wines and a pastry. Then, pass by the 12th-century village, Omingt, to see its medieval monuments, and end your tour at a winemaker’s estate with some more tastings on the agenda.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.74
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Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)

Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)

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10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of the historic neighborhoods of Croix-Rousse and Vieux Lyon, you will learn a lot about the culture and history of Lyon. We start on Place des Terreauxwhere you'll see the impressive the Hôtel de Ville and Museum. The Bartholdi Fountain is another highlight. Then we walk through Croix-Rousse, where the silk workers used to work. It is filled with hidden passageways, the Traboules. We will talk about silk enjoy amazing views over the city. From the Roman Amphitheatre, we descend down towards Vieux Lyon, the most famous neighborhood of the city. We will see the Fresque des Lyonnais, an impressive wall painting and Rue Juiverie, with the amazing Gallerie Philibert Delorme. We'll finish in the busy part of Vieux Lyon, right in time for lunch! Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$3.53
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Dark Lyon

Dark Lyon

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Lyon, contrary to what one thinks, is not made only of light ... I invite you to come wander in the dark legends of the city in order to meet its specters, because Lyon does not reveal itself easily to travelers .... From Vieux-Lyon to the Presqu'île, we will stroll through the dark streets in search of symbols and ancient rituals which, perhaps, still influence the inhabitants. From the evil spirits of St. George, to the lycanthropes and tough assassins of Lyon, the city drags a reputation as a demonic city. NOTE: The tour is open to children, the speech can be adapted to the type of audience. However, it is the responsibility of parents to judge the sensitivity of their children. WARNING!! This tour is offered in French, but if you wish to have it in English write to me before booking. Thanks!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.17
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$32.17
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1 or 2-Hour Pedicab tour of Lyon

1 or 2-Hour Pedicab tour of Lyon

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Health and safety commitments: The tours have been suited to meet all of your requirements and provide you with a safe tour experience. Once you are comfortably seated in the electric pedicab, begin a tour of Lyon with a local guide who is passionate about the city. Learn about the history of Lyon from Roman times to the Renaissance and discover the city from another angle, in the heart of the historic districts. Discover the old town of Lyon, "Vieux Lyon", part of the city’s historic region that is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage, where you will be introduced to the city’s unique covered walkways, known as “traboules.” On an extended 2-hour tour, visit the area of "Presqu'île", which is at the heart of the city and continue along the banks of the Rhone to enjoy a panoramic view of the hills of Fourviere and Croix-Rousse. Hear stories, historical facts, and anecdotes, as you explore some of the highlights of the city. Up to 2 adults and one child under 6 years old. 1 or 2-hour guided tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.72
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$28.72

Discover Lyon in an Unusual Way

Discover Lyon in an Unusual Way

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Travelers that want to avoid a crowded tour bus—but see more than with a typical walking tour—shouldn't miss this comfortable, pedicab tour in Lyon. As you cruise through the heart of the city, see top attractions, from bustling Place Bellecour to the historic Theatre des Celestins and Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste. Along the way, learn about Lyon's history from your guide, and see some of the city's ancient hillside passageways, called traboules.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.72
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$28.72
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Private Lyon Ghost Tour: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

Private Lyon Ghost Tour: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

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Embark on a quest around Lyon by solving clues that will take you to the most haunted places in the city, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own St. Jean Baptiste Cathedral, Loyasse cemetery, Montee du Gourguillon, and more. + Discover the most haunted streets, villas, and squares in the city + Find out the horror stories of the people who used to live there + Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Lyon Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Start and stop whenever you want. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.48
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Segway - Le coeur de Lyon 1h30

Segway - Le coeur de Lyon 1h30

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UNESCO–listed Lyon counts among France’s must-see cities, but exploring on foot takes time and effort. On this tour, spin through the city streets in style by Segway, and see the best of Lyon with ease. With your guide to lead the way, hear the secrets of top attractions including Place Bellecour, Place des Terreaux, and the Lyon National Opera, and enjoy fine views along the Rhône River.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$57.45
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$57.45

Lyon Big Traboules in Little City Stories from the Past Private Guided Tour

Lyon Big Traboules in Little City Stories from the Past Private Guided Tour

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Were there any lions in Lyon? Why did they build so many secret passages and what kind of troubles happened in the "traboules"? Where did the kings keep their mistresses? Why is the city center sliding down the hill throughout centuries? Join me to walk the streets that are as busy today as they were 500 years ago, see Lyon as it was at the era of Roman Empire, and hear more cool stories about this amazing city, its history, architecture and culture. The departure time and place is flexible depending on your preferences.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.81
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Discovering Vieux-Lyon

Discovering Vieux-Lyon

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Discover the most emblematic district of our beautiful city. Marvel at its architecture and let yourself be taken on a journey through time to the rhythm of its history and its little anecdotes! We will start in the Saint-Jean district and end in the Saint-Paul district, we will get lost in the alleys and secret passages full of funny and striking details, on which we are never used to linger. NOTE: We will not enter the monuments. WARNING!! This tour is offered in French, but if you wish to have it in English write to me before booking. Thanks!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.17
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$32.17
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Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Half Day - Small group tour from Lyon

Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Half Day - Small group tour from Lyon

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Three rivers flow through Lyon: the Rhône, the Saône and... the Beaujolais! Come to discover the Southern part of the Beaujolais region and discover behind the famous label the unknown & preserved beauty of the “Pierres Dorées” or Golden Stones Country. Visit Oingt medieval towns built in a unique yellow stone and then make 2 stops for wine-tasting sparkling, white, rosé and red beaujolais!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.89
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$104.89

Vieux Lyon tour
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Vieux Lyon tour

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The Old Lyon is the most amazing district of the city. Near the majestic gothic Saint-Jean cathedral, you will push the doors and discover a labyrinth made of surprising courtyards and passageways with stupendous gothic staircases or italian galleries Let’s stroll in alleys paved with cobblestones and admire those multicolored Renaissance façades or beautiful silk workshops and typical lyonnais restaurants : a must in Lyon !
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.06
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$255.06
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Beaujolais Wine Route Small-Group Tour with Tasting from Lyon

Beaujolais Wine Route Small-Group Tour with Tasting from Lyon

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Beaujolais is one of the most prestigious appellations of the Burgundy wine region and opting for a small-group tasting tour means you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience. On this half-day tour from Lyon, explore the scenic Beaujolais vineyards, enjoy wine tasting at Chateau de Pizay, and learn the secrets of French winemaking on a winery tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.74
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Private Tour of Parc de la Tête d'or in Lyon

Private Tour of Parc de la Tête d'or in Lyon

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105 hectares, including a 16 hectare lake, three million visitors per year, 8,800 trees, 6,500 m2 of greenhouses, 30,000 rose bushes, a 3.9 km tour, the names of 10,600 dead for France engraved on a monument, 800 animals cared for by 21 agents and nearly a hundred gardeners ... Can we summarize a park such as that of the Tête d'Or by a few figures? The answer is absolutely NO. For this reason, let yourself be advised by your passionate guide who will tell you about all the wonders that this magical park hides. Combining a structured route to discover the different secrets of the park. Through its origins and its history, its botany and its curiosities we will discover this magnificent park and in the background we will discover the history of the city of Lyon. The tour includes two options: the walking tour for group tours and a pedicab option (maximum 2 people) for people with reduced mobility.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.47
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Lyon

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Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)
"Paul is the best guide you could wish for, combining information with entertainment. Without the tour I would have missed much."..."
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Beaujolais & Perouges Medieval Town (9:00 am to 5:15 pm - Small Group Tour Lyon
"Fabulous trip to Beaujolais & Perouges . Beautifull landscape and villages . Our guide was fantastic explaning many facts about the countryside and villages . We had lunch in a very nice village restaurant -"..."
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Lyon Highlights & Secrets Walking Guided Tour (small group) including Funicular
"The history of the city, the knowledge of the guide Toni. The places he took us and his explanation."..."
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Pérouges Medieval Village Private Half-Day Trip with Tasting from Lyon
"Grace was a great guide. Very knowledgable and fun. Also a very good driver. The history and tour of the town was just the right amount and the galette delicious. We enjoyed having some time on our own to explore as well and never felt rushed. Perouges is beautiful little village and off the beaten track of many of the larger tours. We highly recommend."..."
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Lyon Small Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with Food Tasting
"Our bike tour was marvelous - a wonderful way to see and learn about Lyon. The e-bikes were a lifesaver going up some of the city's hills, and the knowledge of the city displayed by our tour guide, Oliver, was indispensable. And you can't beat the views of the city and the resulting photos. It was topped off by a light lunch and great Rhone wines. Highly recommended!"..."
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Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map
"We found the 3 day Lyon card a cost effective and easy way to travel around the city. Scanning the card on Public transport was easy and time saving. Museums too. And it included a boat trip and walking tour. Excellent value for money"..."
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Lyon Like a Local Customized Private Guided Tour
"We absolutely loved our personal tour with Jorge!! We saw many Traboules and other sites particular to Lyon and Vieux Lyon. He was very responsive to what we wanted to see and exceptionally well educated in information about Lyon."..."
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Lyon Small-Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide
"Great way to see the city! Electric bikes are easy to use. Guide was very informative. I recommend this tour."..."
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Gastronomic Tour of Halles Paul Bocuse in Lyon
"The students were great guides when asked questions. They were really accommodating since we didn't really drink wine. Their life stories and how it touched food gave life to the experience and made us appreciate all the food selections more since we understood the passion behind the food. We ending up going to the food hall 2 more times."..."
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Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide
"Excellent guide ! Food tasting , we expected more about it, was not good. Beautiful city Lyon…………….."..."
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Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon
"Fantastic atmosphere, nice and friendly tour guide and stunning places to visit. Highly recommended!"..."
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Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)
"Very enjoyable way to learn about Lyon and ensure we can get a feel for what it would be like to be a local. Never felt rushed with plenty of stops at interesting spots along the way."..."
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Dark Lyon
"This was definitely a highlight of my trip to France! Nicholas gave an awesome tour on a cold and foggy night. He was extremely knowledgeable about Lyon and was very friendly. He also gave an awesome recommendation for late night tandoori! I would highly recommend this tour when visiting Lyon."..."
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1 or 2-Hour Pedicab tour of Lyon
"Michael is a very knowledgeable and engaging guide. Thoroughly enjoyed the pedicab ride too. thanks for a great experience!"..."
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Discover Lyon in an Unusual Way
"Didac is a great tour guide. My husband and I enjoyed the experience and saw a great deal of Lyon in 2 hours. The pedicab can go down narrow alleys with restaurants and shops that a typical tourist might miss. We highly recommend the tour."..."
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Lyon Big Traboules in Little City Stories from the Past Private Guided Tour
"We were very happy with our guided tour, learned a lot about Lyons history - all very informative and interesting! A nice way to explore the city, with time to stop and take pictures, ask questions and so on. I would recommend!"..."
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Beaujolais Wine Route Small-Group Tour with Tasting from Lyon
"Wladimir was a wonderful guide, super knowledgeable and friendly. We learned so much about the wine region, and had a fun and delicious time seeing the sights and wine tasting."..."

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