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Wine, Culinary Creations, and Charming Sights of Lyon

5 Days | History & Culture

Lyon in Two Days - History, Culture, Castles, and Museums

Luxury | From $4,999 pp

Experience the uniqueness that Lyon has to show. Start by visiting important sights and monuments take private tours of the old town to the heart of the city. Visit Beaujolais, a famous wine region. Venture on a private driving tour to Pérouges and enter the world of the culinary capital by being welcomed to a gourmet cooking school to taste and try great wines and boards! The highlight of the trip might be the workshop were you will make your very own wine assemblage!

Day by day


Day 1: Lyon

Private transfer from Lyon Airport to your hotel

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer in a luxury vehicle from the Lyon airport to your accommodation in the city center.

Welcome to Lyon!

Lyon is an ancient commune known for its rich heritage, culture and adventurous activities. This city attracts tourists from all parts of the world. It has even earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Discover and explore renowned places like the magnificent Lugdunum theaters, the charming Basilica of Fourviere, the stunning Place Bellecour and the enchanting Lyon City Hall.

In Lugdunum theaters you can walk around the mosaic floor designed with the Swastika symbol and learn about the Gallic calendar and the statue of Neptune.

In the Basilica of Fourviere, stroll around the Virgin’s Chapel to know its enriching history as well as tradition.

The Place Bellecour is known for its equestrian statue of King Louis IV and is considered one of the 3rd biggest squares in the hexagon region.

The Lyon City Hall must be explored for its most beautiful painted Baroque decors built during the 16th century.

Day 2: Lyon

Private Walking Tour of Lyon

In just a few hours, thanks to your passionate guide, you will discover the best of Lyon and its features that have contributed to its reputation throughout the centuries: its architecture, 2,000 years of history, silk factories, and gastronomy.

It is at Place de Bellecour, the heart of the Presqu’île, that you will meet your guide (or in the lobby of your hotel in the city center of Lyon). From the square, which offers an amazing view of the Basilica de Fourvière, you will reach Old Lyon by crossing the Bonaparte bridge. Thanks to the legendary ficelle, the famous cable-car, you will rich the top of the hill in order to discover the unusual architecture of the basilica and appreciate the fantastic overview on the city.

Delicious stopovers will complement the history and the fun little anecdotes because you cannot really visit Lyon without talking about food and silk. This is the perfect occasion to talk about the international reputation of Lyon gastronomy and to discover traditional recipes and gourmet secrets.

To end the walk, you will visit a silk workshop where silk is still woven the traditional way, perpetuating centuries-old traditions. This rich and complete tour is sure to delight the senses!

Your tour ends in Old Lyon.

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Private workshop to make your own wine to an urban wine producer

In this workshop, you will receive a detailed explanation of winemaking techniques, various tasting, and descriptions of these wines, then you will create your own wine.

After this workshop, you will be the proud owner of a unique blend that you have created and which you can take home, all in a bottle. Whether you love wine and are interested in learning more about it, or just looking to try something new and have some fun, this wine-making experience is definitely something you need to try.

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Day 3: Lyon - Villefranche sur Saône - Lyon

Half-Day private gourmet tour of the Beaujolais Wine Region

Discover the Beaujolais in all its facets: Wine, of course, to which the region owes its fame, but also a delicatessen, cheese, chocolate… Let yourself be surprised by all the tastes of Beaujolais!

Departure from your region for Villefranche-sur-Saône. In the heart of the famous covered market, start the day by walking around the colorful stalls in a convivial atmosphere. You can taste the best local specialties like the traditional mâchon.

Then your guide will make you discover the hidden treasures of the city center… You will then continue further north with a visit to two wine estates to discover the diversity of the vintages. The domains vary according to the availability of the winegrowers. You will learn about the wine-making process and discover the autehntic terroir of the Notrthern Beaujolais.

Day 4: Lyon - Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey - Lyon

Private pastry cooking class workshop

In this workshop, you will learn to make pastries like a pro. You will master the skill of making traditional or modern French cakes from a trained pastry chef. While enjoying a glass of wine, tea, or coffee, you will understand the know-how, tricks, and knowledge of preparing mouth-watering pastries.

After the practical lesson, you leave with your beautiful pastry box with the pastries you have made.

Enjoy a cultural and tasty tour of a village in the Bugey region

There is so much to discover about wines in the Pergoues region. Each winery creates a different type of wine. Relish a walk through the vineyards as your guide explains to you about the region, its history, and the secrets of its wine-making tradition.

The tour concludes by tasting wine paired with regional specialties and local produce.

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Day 5: Lyon

Private transfer from your accommodation to the airport

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer in a luxury vehicle from your accommodation in Lyon to the airport

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About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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