Essential Free Tour Lyon
- Learn why Lyon is regarded in all France as the heroic Capital of the Resistance.
- Have fun exploring the ‘traboules’, secret covered passageways full of mysteries.
- Enjoy the most informative introduction to the city with a passionate local guide.
Cathedral of St. Jean
Hotel de Ville
Place des Jacobins
Theatre des Celestins
Roman Amphitheater of the Three Gauls
Museum of Fine Arts
Place des Terreaux
Vieux Lyon Quarter
These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.
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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.
With a history dating back to the 1st century BC, Lyon is one of the most enriching tourist destinations in all of France. Travelers who join the best and most complete Essential Free Tour of Lyon have the opportunity to embark on a millenary journey through Roman archaeological remains, medieval cathedrals, Renaissance palaces, a modern port and super-futuristic museums. As you walk through the city's spectacular streets and secret passages, your local guide will tell you entertaining stories about Lyon's role as the capital of Gaul, its development as a cultural city (the first book in French was printed here), and about above all, its economic boom after the first silk workshops in the country were installed here.
Your Free Essential Tour of Lyon will take you through the historic center of the city in a fun overview of its best monuments. In the Odeon and the Roman Amphitheater of the Three Gauls you will see a huge ancient leisure center that had capacity for 10,000 people! A very important part of the tour will take place in the Vieux Lyon Quarter, an ancient area with charming cobbled streets. There, the spectacular Cathedral of San Juan stands out above all other buildings. This stately basilica took several centuries to build, so its styles range from Romanesque to Gothic. In addition, it has an astronomical clock from the 14th century, which was built according to the belief that the earth revolved around the sun.
One of the most outstanding attractions in Lyon, which always fascinates tourists, are the “traboules”. These are secret passages through the inner courtyards of the city, which creates a network of mysterious connections throughout the city. Of the hundreds of "traboules" that existed in the past, today only about fifty can be visited, but it is still a very exciting experience. Along the tour, you will also see notable monuments such as the Theater des Celestins or the Place des Terreaux, in addition to other spectacular attractions that distinguish Lyon. Have your camera ready! Walking with your expert guide and a small group of international tourists is sure to be one of the best experiences of your trip. Book your seat now!