Recent Searches
Clear

Top Lyon Historical Tours

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Lyon. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Select Dates
Dates
Private and Luxury
Cultural Tours
City Tours
Walking Tours
Archaeology Tours
Private Sightseeing Tours
Trolley Tours
Food Tours
Half-day Tours
Architecture Tours
Wine Tastings
Rail Tours
Full-day Tours
Ports of Call Tours
Cable Car Tours
E-Bike Tours
Wine Tours
Pedicab Tours
Audio Guides
Night Tours
Public Transportation Tours

64 results | All Lyon Tours

Sort by: Featured

Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)

Vieux Lyon Cultural & Historical Walking Guided Tour (English)

star-5
282
10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of Vieux Lyon, you will discover this amazing neighborhood with Paul, your guide. We will explain the history and culture of Lyon, talking about a lot of things, like the Bouchon (local restaurants), the history of Silk production in Lyon, Klaus Barbie and the French resistance during the Second World War, Paul Bocuse and food culture and Renaissance in Lyon. We will visit many hidden passageways (the Traboules) and secret courtyards, that are sometimes hard to find on your own. For the last part of the tour we will cross over to the modern city center and visit some highlights like the Theatre des Celestins and the Hôtel Dieu. Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Tips not only help financially but also let the guide know he or she is doing a great job. Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$3.71
From
$3.71
Taking safety measures

Beaujolais & Perouges Medieval Town - Full Day - Small Group Tour from Lyon

Beaujolais & Perouges Medieval Town - Full Day - Small Group Tour from Lyon

star-5
23
Explore France’s most picturesque wine region on an 8-hour tour from Leon. Complimentary transportation takes your small group of maximum eight people into the Golden Stones Country.  Meet the owner of a family winery and sample some of his best Beaujolais wines. Continue with a guided tour of medieval Pérouges, followed by free time to explore independently. Finally, relax on your way back to the city.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$130.17
From
$130.17
Taking safety measures

Lyon Highlights & Secrets Walking Guided Tour (small group) including Funicular

Lyon Highlights & Secrets Walking Guided Tour (small group) including Funicular

star-5
133
Discover Lyon’s highlights, and wend your way past major landmarks and UNESCO World Heritage sites alike, on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in the afternoon at the Bartholdi Fountain, and set off on foot. Over the course of several hours, you’ll learn all about the city’s history and gourmet traditions, will stroll through Vieux Lyon (its Old Town), will travel by funicular up Fourvière Hill, and more.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$39.52
From
$39.52
Taking safety measures

Northern Rhône Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting from Lyon
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Northern Rhône Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting from Lyon

star-5
18
Part of the Rhône Valley wine region, Côtes du Rhône produces some of the most renowned wines in France, most notably its full-bodied reds. On this tour, enjoy an intimate tasting experience at two wineries in the Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie appellations, meet the winemakers, and sample a variety of Côtes du Rhône wines.
More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$155.92
From
$155.92
Taking safety measures

Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map

Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map

star-4.5
107
Maximize your time in the vibrant Lyon with a Lyon City Card, your passport for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders of the city. Explore esteemed museums at your own pace and receive free admission to 22 of Lyon’s most popular cultural institutions. Enjoy free guided tours and river cruises; purchase souvenirs in sophisticated shops at a discount; and see free concerts and puppet shows with your indispensable card. Select from either a 1-, 2- 3-day or 4 day pass and receive a free brochure and map-guide to the city when you collect your card.
More
  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$33.48
From
$33.48
Taking safety measures

Private Arrival Transfer: Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport to Lyon Hotel

Private Arrival Transfer: Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport to Lyon Hotel

star-5
15
Enjoy a hassle-free arrival in Lyon with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, and relax on the journey to your hotel or private residence in central Lyon. This private transfer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$88.76
per group
From
$88.76
per group

Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

star-4
55
Explore Lyon’s hillside Croix-Rousse quarter by mini-train rather than foot on this city tram tour. Board the train with its panoramic windows and roof, and trundle through the village-like streets of this one-time silk workers’ district, famous for its boho atmosphere, markets, and wall murals. Admire the traditional townhouses and best-known murals depicting historical local scenes and figures, including the ‘Murs des Canuts,’ and ‘Fresque des Lyonnais.’ Multi-lingual audio guide included.
More
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$10.88
From
$10.88
Taking safety measures

Lyon Like a Local Customized Private Guided Tour

Lyon Like a Local Customized Private Guided Tour

star-5
7
Meet a Lyon local for a private walking tour that’s like having a friend—rather than a professional guide—to show you around the city. It’s a new concept in travel, and everything from the pre-tour phone consultation to the walking tour itself is completely tailored to you. Whether you’re exploring neighborhood life or looking for Lyon’s most authentic flavors, it’s a personalized alternative to an off-the-shelf itinerary.
More
  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$37.19
Price varies by group size
From
$37.19
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Pérouges Medieval Village Private Half-Day Trip with Tasting from Lyon
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Pérouges Medieval Village Private Half-Day Trip with Tasting from Lyon

star-5
2
Spend half a day exploring Pérouges, one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages. Enter the town through the Porte d'en Haut gate and check out its 15th and 16th century homes, the Place des Tilleuls, and stunning views that reach across the Ain Valley all the way to the Alps. Enjoy a “galette,” the regional specialty, with a glass of cider before your tour concludes.
More
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$483.46
per group
From
$483.46
per group
Taking safety measures

Lyon Small-Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Lyon Small-Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

star-5
66
Glide around Lyon’s UNESCO-listed historic center on an easy-to-use electric bike with this 2-hour guided bike tour. Cruise along the banks of the Rhône and Saône rivers, pedal around the lush Tête D’Or Park and zip through the dazzling Croix Rousse tunnel, with its unique sound and light show. Stop along the way to admire landmarks like Lyon Cathedral, stroll around bustling Bellecour square and discover little known monuments and local haunts.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$36.26
From
$36.26
Taking safety measures

Lyon Small Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with Food Tasting

Lyon Small Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with Food Tasting

star-4.5
16
This 2.5-hour electric bike tour shows you the best of Lyon. Hop on your bike and cruise past the old city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Place Bellecour with its statue of Louis XIV; the colorful Croix Rousse tunnel; the banks of the Rhône, and more. Stop to enjoy a glass of wine with rosette sausage, local cheeses, cured ham, and cake in France’s culinary capital.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$60.43
From
$60.43
Taking safety measures

Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

star-5
86
Take in the sights of Lyon with an electric bike tour, an easy way to get around, while you sample some of what makes this the culinary capital of France. After stops in Lyon's UNESCO-listed Old Town, the Place des Terreaux and La Croix-Rousse, riding along the picturesque Rhône River, pause at a restaurant to taste regional specialties like locally-made cheeses and cured meats. Upgrade to the 4-hour tour to include a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière where you'll get wonderful views over Lyon. Tour group size is limited to 10 for more personalized attention from your guide.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$84.61
From
$84.61
Taking safety measures

Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon

star-5
24
Take off from Lyon, and make your way to the beautiful southern area of the wine-producing Beaujolais region. First, journey into the heart of a vineyard, and taste three wines and a pastry. Then, pass by the 12th-century village, Omingt, to see its medieval monuments, and end your tour at a winemaker’s estate with some more tastings on the agenda.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$119.66
From
$119.66
Taking safety measures

Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)

Lyon City Historic Neighborhoods Guided Walking Tour (English)

star-5
165
10:00 am/English | On this guided walking tour of the historic neighborhoods of Croix-Rousse and Vieux Lyon, you will learn a lot about the culture and history of Lyon. We start on Place des Terreauxwhere you'll see the impressive the Hôtel de Ville and Museum. The Bartholdi Fountain is another highlight. Then we walk through Croix-Rousse, where the silk workers used to work. It is filled with hidden passageways, the Traboules. We will talk about silk enjoy amazing views over the city. From the Roman Amphitheatre, we descend down towards Vieux Lyon, the most famous neighborhood of the city. We will see the Fresque des Lyonnais, an impressive wall painting and Rue Juiverie, with the amazing Gallerie Philibert Delorme. We'll finish in the busy part of Vieux Lyon, right in time for lunch! Tips are greatly appreciated. Our guides spend many hours of personal time increasing their knowledge to provide you with the best experience possible. Typical tip range has been e5-10 per person.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$3.71
From
$3.71
Taking safety measures

Dark Lyon

Dark Lyon

star-5
15
Lyon, contrary to what one thinks, is not made only of light ... I invite you to come wander in the dark legends of the city in order to meet its specters, because Lyon does not reveal itself easily to travelers .... From Vieux-Lyon to the Presqu'île, we will stroll through the dark streets in search of symbols and ancient rituals which, perhaps, still influence the inhabitants. From the evil spirits of St. George, to the lycanthropes and tough assassins of Lyon, the city drags a reputation as a demonic city. NOTE: The tour is open to children, the speech can be adapted to the type of audience. However, it is the responsibility of parents to judge the sensitivity of their children. WARNING!! This tour is offered in French, but if you wish to have it in English write to me before booking. Thanks!
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$33.84
Price varies by group size
From
$33.84
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

1 or 2-Hour Pedicab tour of Lyon

1 or 2-Hour Pedicab tour of Lyon

star-5
54
Health and safety commitments: The tours have been suited to meet all of your requirements and provide you with a safe tour experience. Once you are comfortably seated in the electric pedicab, begin a tour of Lyon with a local guide who is passionate about the city. Learn about the history of Lyon from Roman times to the Renaissance and discover the city from another angle, in the heart of the historic districts. Discover the old town of Lyon, "Vieux Lyon", part of the city’s historic region that is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage, where you will be introduced to the city’s unique covered walkways, known as “traboules.” On an extended 2-hour tour, visit the area of "Presqu'île", which is at the heart of the city and continue along the banks of the Rhone to enjoy a panoramic view of the hills of Fourviere and Croix-Rousse. Hear stories, historical facts, and anecdotes, as you explore some of the highlights of the city. Up to 2 adults and one child under 6 years old. 1 or 2-hour guided tour.
More
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.22
From
$30.22
Taking safety measures

Discover Lyon in an Unusual Way

Discover Lyon in an Unusual Way

star-5
36
Travelers that want to avoid a crowded tour bus—but see more than with a typical walking tour—shouldn't miss this comfortable, pedicab tour in Lyon. As you cruise through the heart of the city, see top attractions, from bustling Place Bellecour to the historic Theatre des Celestins and Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste. Along the way, learn about Lyon's history from your guide, and see some of the city's ancient hillside passageways, called traboules.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$30.22
Price varies by group size
From
$30.22
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Lyon Ghost Tour: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

Private Lyon Ghost Tour: Haunted City Center Exploration Game

star-4
13
Embark on a quest around Lyon by solving clues that will take you to the most haunted places in the city, all with the help of your smartphone. Unlock new stories as you discover on your own St. Jean Baptiste Cathedral, Loyasse cemetery, Montee du Gourguillon, and more. + Discover the most haunted streets, villas, and squares in the city + Find out the horror stories of the people who used to live there + Solve clues on your phone while you visit the haunted Lyon Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map, a GPS or a guide. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Start and stop whenever you want. Along the way, you’ll find horror stories that will give you the chills. Dare you go on this tour?
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$12.07
per group
From
$12.07
per group
Taking safety measures

Discovering Vieux-Lyon

Discovering Vieux-Lyon

star-5
9
Discover the most emblematic district of our beautiful city. Marvel at its architecture and let yourself be taken on a journey through time to the rhythm of its history and its little anecdotes! We will start in the Saint-Jean district and end in the Saint-Paul district, we will get lost in the alleys and secret passages full of funny and striking details, on which we are never used to linger. NOTE: We will not enter the monuments. WARNING!! This tour is offered in French, but if you wish to have it in English write to me before booking. Thanks!
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$33.84
Price varies by group size
From
$33.84
Price varies by group size

Lyon Big Traboules in Little City Stories from the Past Private Guided Tour

Lyon Big Traboules in Little City Stories from the Past Private Guided Tour

star-5
10
Were there any lions in Lyon? Why did they build so many secret passages and what kind of troubles happened in the "traboules"? Where did the kings keep their mistresses? Why is the city center sliding down the hill throughout centuries? Join me to walk the streets that are as busy today as they were 500 years ago, see Lyon as it was at the era of Roman Empire, and hear more cool stories about this amazing city, its history, architecture and culture. The departure time and place is flexible depending on your preferences.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$43.39
From
$43.39
Taking safety measures

Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Half Day - Small group tour from Lyon

Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Half Day - Small group tour from Lyon

star-5
5
Three rivers flow through Lyon: the Rhône, the Saône and... the Beaujolais! Come to discover the Southern part of the Beaujolais region and discover behind the famous label the unknown & preserved beauty of the “Pierres Dorées” or Golden Stones Country. Visit Oingt medieval towns built in a unique yellow stone and then make 2 stops for wine-tasting sparkling, white, rosé and red beaujolais!
More
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$105.37
From
$105.37
Taking safety measures

Vieux Lyon tour

Vieux Lyon tour

star-5
3
The Old Lyon is the most amazing district of the city. Near the majestic gothic Saint-Jean cathedral, you will push the doors and discover a labyrinth made of surprising courtyards and passageways with stupendous gothic staircases or italian galleries Let’s stroll in alleys paved with cobblestones and admire those multicolored Renaissance façades or beautiful silk workshops and typical lyonnais restaurants : a must in Lyon !
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$246.57
per group
From
$246.57
per group
Taking safety measures

Lyon Private Guided Tour with Tasting at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Lyon Private Guided Tour with Tasting at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

star-5
3
UNESCO–listed Lyon is considered among France’s must-see cities, but exploring solo means missing the colorful history and heritage. On this tour, begin with pickup at your hotel and hit top attractions including the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Presqu’île, and the historic Traboules. Listen as your guide brings their rich histories to life, and finish with tasty treats in Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$187.34
Price varies by group size
From
$187.34
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Lyon Old Town Exploration Guided Tour with Basilica & Roman Theater

Lyon Old Town Exploration Guided Tour with Basilica & Roman Theater

star-2.5
3
Visit the Central Points of Lyon. Explore inside the Great Hotel Dieu and Dome. Learn about the Place des Jacobins. Visit Inside the last Working SilkWorkshop in Lyon's Old Town. See an Archeological Garden. Explore Secret Passages and Courtyards. Take a funicular train ride. See a Roman Theatre Enjoy panoramic views. See the Basilica.
More
  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$73.15
From
$73.15

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best Historical Tours in Lyon?
Q:
What Historical Tours in Lyon are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What Historical Tours in Lyon are good for avoiding crowds?