3 Night Lyon & Côte du Rhône
3 Night Lyon & Côte du Rhône: Ref: 3LCR
Private Car transfer from Lyon Airport / Station to Hotel.
3 nights Mercure Lyon Centre Château Perrache 4* or similar, Lyon
1 x Double/Twin Superior Room
Duration: 48 Hrs
Save time with the Lyon City Card, giving you more than 40 of Lyon’s top attractions, museums, shows and tours at your fingertips. What’s more with 31 free entrances and 12 discounts over 48 hours, you can explore Lyon with peace of mind. Enjoy unlimited and free access to public transport, including the Metro and buses for easy exploration.
Also included in your Lyon City Card are the Musée des Confluences, River Cruise Tour with Les Bateaux Lyonnais and the Fine Arts Museum plus much more.
Start Time: 15:30pm
Duration: 3 Hrs
Ready to experience the best of Lyon along with a few, unique hidden gems? Join us for a historical walk around the city where you will see and learn about Renaissance architecture, taste a local treat, discover the narrow Traboules of Lyon (secret passages) and hear some surprising facts and stories from your local guide.
Before we set off to explore Lyon, your local guide will get you acquainted with the city and tell you a bit about its past and present, customs and festivities. Then we will have a sneak peek at a surprisingly beautiful hall hidden behind one of the busiest squares in the city. After crossing the River Saône, we head to Europe’s largest UNESCO Listed Renaissance Quarter.
While wandering along the charming, cobbled streets admiring medieval architecture, learn about the legendary past of this important settlement that once attracted famous families like the Medici’s. After tasting a local treat in a small sweet shop, discover a unique way to get around the city: Lyon’s Traboules. These are historical hidden passageways located between courtyards and through buildings all over the city, although only some are open to the public.
We will then take a funicular ride to the top of Lyon where you’ll learn a bit more about the city’s rich history and culture. Next we’ll pay a visit to the Roman ruins of Lugdunum founded in 43BC, before taking a look inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière to admire the outstanding mosaics of the highest standing church in the city. From here you will also get a chance to admire fabulous view of the riverbanks of Lyon (you’ll probably want to have your camera handy) before taking a relaxing walk downhill to finish your tour in the pedestrian area of the old town.
As the tour comes to an end, your guide can direct you back to your accommodation or share some tips on how and where to spend the rest of your time in the city.
Start Time: 10:00am
Duration: 8 Hrs
Discover the wines of the Northern Côte du Rhône wine growing region on a full day, small group tour. After a scenic drive from Lyon, start the experience with panoramic views in Vienne and an introduction to the region’s many grape varietals. Next, we stop at the birthplace of Syrah and visit the Côte-Rôtie vineyards. We tour a winery, explore the barrel room and taste three wines before stopping for lunch (own expense). We then visit two more wineries and taste over a dozen varietals.
Private Car transfer from Hotel to Lyon Airport / Station.