Even Parisians will give Lyon the lead as the premier culinary city of France. A day trip there is a must for foodies, but fascinating Roman, medieval and religious history round out your day. Our rule of thumb in European touring is if the Romans built it, you will love it.
Price: $245 per person ($365 with 2nd Class Rail, $430 with 1st Class Rail).
Tour is available every day, year round except for national holidays. All admissions included. Limit 8, larger groups can be accommodated.
Arrive in Lyon via 7 a.m. high speed train from Paris. You will be met at the station and then enjoy a 2 hour pedicab tour of the Old Town and Presqu'ile, the beautiful peninsula between the Rhone and Saone rivers that make up the heart of Lyon. After a bouchon lunch, clients will enjoy a 2.5 hour walking tour of the famous traboules (fascinating passages through Old Town Lyon), the Basilica, and the Roman Amphitheater, still in use to this day. A ticket on the funicular to the topmost hills of Lyon is included.
By the way, if you have been to a bistro in Paris and had French onion soup, thank Lyon. The bouchon dining style came to Paris with their workers in the 19th century. The definition is very strict. Cozy tablecloths, family style dining and exactly 46cl of house wine in a round glass must be included.
After the walking tour, clients will have free time to visit the Silk Museum, Confluence Museum, Le Petit Musee de Guignol (puppet museum) or just stroll and shop before their 7 p.m. train to Paris. Upon arrival back in Paris, consider a final bite at Le Train Bleue, the famous restaurant inside the station.
Note: Staying over is an option. You can enjoy a late dinner, or save your appetite for the next day and a trip to the countryside for a lunch at Paul Boucose' family home, the restaurant L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges.
Lyon in a Day - What's Included?
Tour Price Includes:
- Train station transfer in Lyon
- pedicab ride
- walking tour
- Entrance to the funicular
- prix fixe bistro lunch
- Round trip transfers from your hotel or apartment in Paris to the Gare de Lyon train station.
Occasionally, last minute or high season rail prices will be higher than the prices listed above. We will always contact you before booking if this is the case. If you are not booking your rail through Link Paris, please do not book your train tickets until the correct rail times are confirmed by us. Rail tickets are emailed as a .pdf document for home printing.
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