An enchanting city, packed with architectural masterpieces, historical landmarks, and gastronomic delights.
Tracing back to its founding in 43 BC, Lyon has been luring people in for millennia. Set at the junction of the Rhône and the Saône rivers, its position as an industrial and commercial powerhouse has elevated it to notable heights (it's France’s third largest city). Today, it’s both a modern cultural hub and a testament to two thousand years of human history parts of Lyon have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Its fantastic food and wine scene are rumored by some to be the best in France. Explore more of Lyon with a Context private tour.
We’ve crafted our foundational tour to kick your Lyon travels off with a solid start. We invite you to discover more about the history of this former Roman haunt in the company of a local expert on our Introduction to Lyon tour. You’ll learn about the intricate history, architecture, religion, and trade in this impressive UNESCO-listed town.
What Context Lyon Travelers Say
Reviews can only be left by Context customers after they have completed a tour. For more information about our reviews, please see our
Chloe was particularly good at explaining the history of Lyon and customizing the tour to our preferences.
Sep. 17, 2023
A wonderful tour of Old Lyon! I am completely intrigued and want to come back to explore more. Such a fascinating and long history! Love it!
Sep. 14, 2023
Casual, informative, lots of discussion, friendly, well paced. Great job!