Old Town Afternoon Food Tour: Explore and Taste Lyon's Authentic Delights
213 Ratings
Embark on a 3.5-hour Old Town Afternoon Food Tour in Lyon. Explore the district, meet passionate locals, and indulge in authentic Lyon delicacies. Perfect for cultural discovery and satisfying your taste buds!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Vieux Lyon - You will discover the Saint Jean Cathedral
  • La Longue Traboule - You will discover famous traboules, lyonnais’s secrets passagways
  • Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon - You will discover Saint Jean cathedral
  • Traboule “Maison du Crible – Tour Rose” - You will discover one of the most famous traboules
What's Included
  • Snacks
  • Passionate local guide
  • 4 tasting breaks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Experience the charm of the Old Town quarter, featuring mural paintings, hidden paths, attractions worth a stop, and warm encounters with local artisans ready to share their skills and signature products from Lyon.

Embark on a 3.5 hour journey, highlighted by four tasting sessions that offer you a taste of Lyon on a platter. What better way to blend cultural exploration and gastronomy to kick off your evening?


  • A variety of regional cold cuts served with a glass of red wine
  • Assorted regional cheeses complemented by a glass of white wine
  • Praline brioche paired with freshly brewed or hot drinks
  • Handcrafted ice creams (available between 3rd April and 31st October) / Assortment of chocolates (available between 1st November and 2nd April)

Keep in mind that this tour isn’t an extensive lunch, but it makes for a splendid aperitif!

  • Children (between 13 and 18) must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply (2 pax). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
3 Pl. du Change
Place du Change
Your guide will waiting for you in front of the pharmacy
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(213 Ratings)
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
May 24, 2024
Food and history - We had a wonderful time on this tour! Our guide, Yann, was very friendly, energetic, funny, and knowledgeable. We ate delicious food and whilst we didn't walk far, we learned much about the area, it's history and relationships to the dishes and produce we ate. My husband is vegetarian, and even though the first stop was for sausage, they gave him an extra plate of (very delicious) cheeses so he could still enjoy his experience. Overall, we had a great time and would highly recommend this tour to people visiting Lyon, especially for the first time.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 22, 2024
Fun and fabulous food tour - Our group really enjoyed this food tour! Lots of food and wine. The guide was so kind, and learned so much about Old Lyon. The perfect Amount of walking. highly recommend.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 15, 2024
Brilliant. Scrumptious. Entertaining - Very passionate host who loves Lyon. Introduced us to three local merchants of wine cheese and ice cream who are creating the new lyon whilst respecting their heritage of old. All persons who joined the tour were also pleasant with an interest in food wine and history.
Review provided by Viator
May 15, 2024
Enlightened - The enthusiasm of the guide and the variety of food stops. The old town is very nice. The sausage place was the best one
Review provided by Viator
May 14, 2024
Eric is passionate about food and history and gave us a wonderful tour - The food was wonderful and the stories and history behind it fascinating. Eric took us through the tunnels and alley ways of the old town. I have done a lot of food tours and this one was exceptional.
Review provided by Viator
May 12, 2024
Highly recommend food tour - Punctual and pleasant tour guide! Maud was sweet, engaging, informative, and a delight to listen to for 3 hours. Friendly and accommodating shop owners/hosts and our small group of 10 people was a fun bunch! Totally worthwhile tour, highly recommended.
Review provided by Viator
May 8, 2024
Well designed tour - This was a well designed tour combining a historical walking tour of Lyon’s old town with a tour sampling local food and drinks. Excellent guide.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 7, 2024
Lyon History-Food-Drink - Pierre is an exceptional guide, he knew his history and the food of the Lyon. I liked his storytelling style. The food, cheese and wine was most pleasing! Thank you for the recommendations
Review provided by Viator
May 3, 2024
Excellent - Pierre was a fantastic guide and all of the food was delicious. I learned a lot about Lyon’s history too. I would recommend it.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 3, 2024
Great for food and drink exposure in old town Lyon! - Great experience with local foods, wines and coffee! Loved the chocolate at Bruno Saladino, cheeses from Fromagerie Saint Jean and cured meats from Le Sirop de la Rue the most! Our English-speaking guide was very knowledgeable and answered many questions for the group. I gave this experience 4 stars instead of 5 as it was cold and rainy the whole time and the guide wanted to share details about the 2 famous churches in Lyon - and he was the only one with an umbrella. It would have been nice for him to have some social awareness on this and share these details inside our next stop or skip them during the rain - it was a food tour after all. One other thing, we were able to see a beautiful silk shop and go in the back room to learn the historical significance of silk to the Lyon people while viewing medieval silk looms - it would have been nice to have a few minutes to shop and support this store upon conclusion of our unique history lesson.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Select Date and Tickets
up to 12 guests
1 Adult
July 2024