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
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Stefania was 100%+. Extremely knowledgeable, very interesting tour, and lovely personality on top of it! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.
Oct. 8, 2022
The tour was as interesting and wide ranging as described. Stefania described the political context of the sites we visited very perceptively, and we had a thought provoking conversation about urban planning over the last 50 years.
Jun. 18, 2022
Magali was awesome. Her knowledge of Lyon was impressive and helpful. She is one of the best guides we’ve had throughout the years with Context Travel. We will be recommending her to any of our friends traveling to Lyon.