Join us on a free tour of Lyon and get to know this amazing city intimately.
Lyon is one of France's most important cities. It is an economic powerhouse in the region and it has a long history. It is also called the culinary capital of France. Many people come from far to eat at one of the traditional 'bouchon', the typical restaurants of the city. But the food is not the only reason to visit Lyon. The city has a beautiful historic center, which can rival with any other French town. You can explore Lyon by booking one of our free tours around the center of Lyon.
One of our free tours of Lyon can be the perfect way to get introduced to this amazing city. Our guides love to show you the most amazing spots in Lyon. You can ask any questions about living in France or the history and culture of the city.
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On this free tour, your guide will take you through the old city of Lyon, Vieux Lyon. We start at Saint-Jean cathedral. During the middle ages and the renaissance, this was the heart of the city. Now, it is one of highlights of a visit to Lyon. The neighborhood is so unique that it is protected by UNESCO and on our tour you will see why!
The houses in Vieux Lyon are painted in bright colours and are often hundreds of years old. The little streets are not only filled with history, but also with traditional restaurants and shops. Your guide will explain everything about the neighborhood and show you some hidden 'Traboules', old passageways between houses. You will learn about the gastronomy in Lyon, get to know the Michelin guide system and find out how to find some 'Traboules' for yourself. We will finish the tour at one of the amazing murals that Lyon is famous for.
On this tour of the Croix-Rousse and Presqu’île neighborhoods, you will discover the lovely area of the Pentes de Croix-Rousse. It’s a lovely area, where once the silk workers of Lyon lived. The area is filled with lovely views over the city, great artisanal shops, churches and even the remains of a Roman amphitheatre.
After visiting Croix-Rousse, we descend unto Place de Terreaux, the beating heart of Lyon. This is the main town square and the most important space in Presqu’île, the modern city center. Here, we will see the impressive Bartholdi fountain, the Hôtel de Ville and the lovely courtyard of the Musée des Beaux-Arts (if open). We finish close to the Saône river, at the famous book fresco.
If you want to know more about Free Tour Lyon, visit our website by clicking on the button below. Here you can also find out more about our private tours of Lyon and other tours. Also, we have a lot of information online about visiting Lyon. You can also click on the button to contact us with questions.
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Review by Petra, Germany, - January 15, 2016
We booked this tour when we read the reviews. It was such an excellent idea. Our guide was a very friendly guy and he showed us all the main sites and also some of his favourite places. He also gave us ideas for the rest of our trip. I would recommend this tour.
Review by Peter, UK - December 14, 2015
Our guide covered quite a lot of the main sites and attractions with his own narration within this Tour of 2 hours, sense of humour included! We found out some interesting facts about these sites which I probably wouldn't get from a book. All together, I really enjoyed myself. Would recommend it for those who want to have a quick tour of the city's main sites and also to get your bearings. After, you can revisit some of the nicer places and enjoy them on your own.
Review by Noa H, Israel - December 1, 2015
We took the city tour yesterday on the 1st of December. I just want to say that it was great! Our guide was really nice, he explained everything in a very interesting way. He also made sure everyone was having a great time. He also gave a lot of tips about Lyon. You can see he really cares, for example since I'm pregnant, he made sure that I was doing fine and had a place to sit on the stops and so on.. We will definitely recommend this tour!
Review by Jessica, US - September 27, 2015
We took Vieux Lyon tour yesterday on the 27th May. We really enjoyed ourselves
Review by John, Ireland - October 3, 2015
The tour was fantastic. The tour guide arrived on time. He was happy to show us around the beautiful city of Lyon. The tour was very detailed and informative. Even after our tour, he gave us great ideas for the rest of our stay. It was definitely worth it!!
Review by Kees, Holland - January 17, 2015
Our guide was lovely we had a great time
Review by Salvatore, Italy - August 21, 2015
This was the best tour of Lyon. We learned many interesting facts and visited excellent sites. Jean is very friendly and enthusiastic. Our children both said how much they enjoyed the walking tour. We felt happy to give a nice tip as it was so worth it! Don't hesitate, book all tours if you have the time.
Review by June, US - December 10, 2015
Yesterday, we were a group of only three ladies on the city tour of Lyon, so it was really a private tour. Our guide told us a lot of exciting history from Lyon and showed us nice details around the city. Furthermore we were recommended sights and places to go. Also we were encouraged to ask, if we did not understand. Thank you so much for this informative tour.
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We at AiroTour are providing Free Tours all over the world. At the moment, we are rapidly expanding. We try to combine the benefits of a Free tour with the service of a full tour company. This is why you can book with us, groups are never big and we only employ the best guides available. Come join one of our tours and see for yourself!