Lyon Old Town – Our most popular guided tour in Lyon

Lyon is famous for many things and most of those can be found in the part called the old town of Lyon, known locally as le Vieux Lyon. On the banks of the Saône river, the old city of Lyon has welcomed visitors and locals since medieval times. If you are short of time in Lyon, this part of town offers you a quick dose of immersion into the Lyon culture & tourism. By using a tour guide, you can be best informed and be the most efficient with your time. What’s great about focusing on this side of Lyon is that you are also perfectly located for adding on a visit up the Fourvière hill where you have views of the whole city, and on clear days, of the snowcapped peaks of the Alps and Mont Blanc.

Getting out of Lyon

If you've got more than 1 day in the Lyon area then we recommend you get out and explore also some of the other amazing places in the region! We can help organize visits to wherever you are interested in. We have ready-made suggestions or can just customize the tour as you would like. We favor train travel wherever possible for both the environment and for enjoyment! Taking the train tends to be more relaxing but of course can limit where exactly you can go. For this reason we like to combine train + bike or train then minivan from the destination train station. That also helps to avoid traffic jams in and out of Lyon. Examples can be a Day trip to Geneva from Lyon or a Day trip to Vienne by train from Lyon. Otherwise, some other ideas can be found on our Day tours from lyon page.

Booking a Lyon Tourist Guide – How it works

  1. Contact us with information regarding your group size and your preferred dates and if you are looking for a half day or full day private tour.

  2. Specify what kind of tour you are after, i.e. in Lyon itself, or a day tour from Lyon

  3. Be as specific as you like about what you would prefer. It really does help us to pick the right guide for you if you tell us a little about your group and any expectations or requirements you have. For example, do you want a nice general tourism balance between learning information and sightseeing, or maybe you have a very special interest in architecture, art, military history or literature? Alongside any special interest, maybe your partner loves chocolate or fine wine and you’d love to surprise them with special visit during the tour linked to their tastes.

  4. We will get back to you to confirm the price based on your request and answer any questions you had. If you’d like the guide to meet you at your hotel or specific spot, let us know, otherwise we will suggest an ideal meeting place.

  5. Once paid and confirmed, we remain available for any further questions or clarifications

Our Lyon Tour Guides – How are they chosen

  • Everything comes down to tourist feedback information

  • We ask all customers to give us feedback on our guides

  • We only continue with guides who get the best feedback

  • Depending on your request, we select the guide best suited to your type of group

We are a locally based tourism agency so we are able to regularly spend time with our tourist guides and keep on the pulse of what’s working from their side also. Our guides love what they do and, as we are often told, this comes across when you meet them!