Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English) 10:00 am/English
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Discover the rich history and culture of Lyon on a guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon. Explore hidden passageways, learn about local cuisine, and visit iconic landmarks.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Cathedrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon - A quick visit to the cathedral and it’s astronomical clock
  • Traboules du Vieux Lyon - We visit a few of the hidden passageway, the traboules, in Vieux Lyon
  • Musee du Cinema et de la Miniature - We will have a look at some miniatures in the free hallway of the museum
  • **Traboule \
What's Included
  • All fees and taxes included
What's Not Included
  • Pick-up not included
  • Breakfast
Additional Information

10:00 am/English | Embark on a journey through Vieux Lyon, guided by Paul, your host. On this exploratory walk, we will delve into Lyon’s rich history and culture, discussing diverse topics, such as local Bouchon eateries, the story of Silk manufacturing in Lyon, the role of Klaus Barbie and the French resistance in World War II, the influence of Paul Bocuse on food culture, and the Renaissance period in Lyon. We will traverse through the many hidden Traboules (secret passages) and secluded courtyards that are often challenging to locate independently. As we wrap up the tour, we will cross over to the contemporary city center and explore notable landmarks like the Theatre des Celestins and the Hôtel Dieu.

Any gratuity is greatly appreciated. Our guides invest a significant amount of their personal time enhancing their expertise to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Tips not only offer financial assistance but also serve as an affirmation of a job well done. A typical gratuity usually falls within the e5-10 per person range.

Place Saint-Jean
This tour starts at 10:00 am on Place Saint Jean. I will be standing next to the statue of St. John in the middle of the square with a sign in my hands.
Cancellation Policy

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

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Jun 18, 2024
Quite possibly the best walking tour I have done in any European City :) - To be quite honest, this was probably the best walking tour I have been on. I did both tours on consecutive days. One in Vieux Lyon and the other in the area of Pentes de la Croix Rousses. Just the right amount of time and insightful info at each stop, without enlongated stories. Such a variety of things to see in Lyon, that would easily be missed. The exploration of the 'secret' Traboules, the Fresque de Lyonnais and the views from the amphitheatre which would be easily missed without Dutchman Paul's expert knowledge. He has done his homework and exploration to become an expert on his subject, with many extra little bits of information added in. Both are highly recommended tours!! Dank je wel!! ;)
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Jun 17, 2024
Great experience! - My friend and I really enjoyed this tour! Our guide was super informative and managed to make the tour engaging as well. We visited most of the big sites nearby, and he also gave a lot of great advice on other places to visit.
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Jun 17, 2024
Great experience - Paul is a great guide. He gives a comprehensive overview of the city's history and also its present, and the visit is quite complete, going from explaining architectural details to revealing hidden passages, giving restaurant and entertainment recommendations and talking about life in the city. We had a great experience. It's worth noting that the tour focuses on the city's Old town, although it ends in a somewhat newer area.
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Jun 15, 2024
Forced - If you are in Lyon, your visit is not complete if you do not go to Old Lyon, beautiful streets, picturesque places, delicious cafes and restaurants... The film and miniature museum is a must.
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Jun 12, 2024
Really knowledgeable. Great recommendations - Really knowledgeable. Great recommendations. Would suggest you do this at the start of your trip so you have time to make the most of all the great city advice!!
Review provided by Viator
Jun 5, 2024
very interesting despite rain.m - learned a lot about Roman and medieval Lyon, as well as secret tunnels etc. despite nonstop rain it was a great tour and very interesting and well informed guide.m
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May 26, 2024
Excellent - Our guide was excellent. Knowledgeable, humorous and very friendly. Excellent value for money and gave us many tips for our additional days in Lyon.
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May 25, 2024
Great tour - Excellent!! Interesting and informative, really appreciated the south Europe meets North that gave a valuable insight to appreciate the rest of my visit to Lyon
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May 22, 2024
Take Paul’s tour, it’s great! - We’ve been on dozens of walking tours, and Paul’s was one of the best! He’s tall and easy to see and has a loud voice so all can hear. He was very informative, answered questions and addressed the interests of the group. Take Paul’s tour, you’ll be glad you did! ☘️
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Jun 8, 2024
Great experience - Our tour guide Paul did an excellent job of providing information, answering and managing a large group of people. He gave several good recommendations for restaurants and cultural experiences.
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up to 5 guests
1 Adult
July 2024