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How to Spend 2 Days in Lyon

How to Spend 2 Days in Lyon

With two days in Lyon, not only can you see the sights, but you’ll also have time to sip fantastic wine, indulge in views from Fourvière hill and Croix-Rousse hill, and dive deeper into Lyon's culinary scene at world-renowned restaurants and markets. Here’s how to make the most of 48 hours in Lyon.

Day 1: Sightseeing and Museums

**Morning:**Sightseeing early is a great way to avoid crowds, so visit Lyon's top attractions and city squares with a morning hop-on-hop-off-bus tour or Segway tour. Food walking tours are also a great way to sample local cuisine, while culinary e-bike tours offer the best of both worlds. 

**Afternoon:**Spend the afternoon soaking up culture. Fine-arts aficionados can visit the stately Fine Arts Museum or Lyon Printing Museum—both free with a Lyon City Card, which you can buy in advance for citywide deals. End your afternoon at central Place des Terreaux, before heading to the Croix-Rousse neighborhood.

**Night:**Take the last afternoon tram tour to Croix-Rousse for panoramic vistas, then take your pick of several neighborhood eateries for dinner, including restaurants with a coveted Michelin star. After a fantastic meal, stroll to the Big Pebble (Le Gros Caillou) for outstanding views and a digestif.

Day 2: History, Wine, and Cuisine

**Morning:**Because Lyon is surrounded by wine regions, start your day with a half-day or full-day tour to nearby wineries. Travelers that want a half-day tour can head to nearby Côte-Rôtie and Beaujolais. Enjoy direct travel from Lyon as you're whisked through charming villages to regional vineyards for tastings. 

**Afternoon:**Continue your vineyard tour, and spend the afternoon in the tasting rooms of Beaune, Burgundy, or Pérouges. Some tours stick to vineyards, while others offer sightseeing in nearby medieval towns. End the culinary-themed afternoon in Lyon with a guided food excursion in the Old City. 

**Night:**From the Old Town, head to Lyon's incredible hilltop church: the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Take the funicular up the hillside, or try atraboule—or medieval walkway—along the Montée des Chazeaux. Snake through Lyon's historic buildings toward the cathedral, and when you arrive, enjoy stunning views from the Fourvière esplanade.

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Lyon Old Town Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties Tasting & Lunch

Lyon Old Town Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties Tasting & Lunch

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Tour and taste your way around Lyon on this half-day Old Town food tour. Save hours researching where to find the best local food, and instead, have insider knowledge from your guide. Meet local producers, and learn about Lyon’s wonderful gastronomy scene. You won’t have to worry about translation problems—your guide translates for you, as you enjoy several tastings throughout the day.
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  • 4 hours
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Northern Rhône Valley Cheese & Wine Tasting Half Day Tour from Lyon

Northern Rhône Valley Cheese & Wine Tasting Half Day Tour from Lyon

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Immerse yourself in French culture on a four-hour small-group tour of Rhone Valley cheese and wine producers. Visit an authentic French farm where you meet local cheese producers and pick up some Rigotte de Condrieu - a subtly flavored goat’s cheese - to sample along with your wines. Next explore the Northern Rhone Valley and taste some of the most loved wines from the region in a picturesque vineyard. Avoid the hassles of driving and navigating and have a classically French experience on this tour.
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  • 4 hours
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Vienne Cote Rotie Wine Half-Day Tour with Tasting from Lyon

Vienne Cote Rotie Wine Half-Day Tour with Tasting from Lyon

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Explore the Côte-Rôtie wine region of France during this 4-hour tour with a small group. In addition to learning about the local wines through tastings, visit Pilat Regional Nature Park for epic views of the French countryside. Tastings and round-trip transportation from central Lyon included.
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  • 4 hours
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Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon

Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon

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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.
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  • 4 hours
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Beaujolais Wine Route Small-Group Tour with Tasting from Lyon

Beaujolais Wine Route Small-Group Tour with Tasting from Lyon

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Beaujolais is one of the most prestigious appellations of the Burgundy wine region and opting for a small-group tasting tour means you’ll enjoy a more personalized experience. On this half-day tour from Lyon, explore the scenic Beaujolais vineyards, enjoy wine tasting at Chateau de Pizay, and learn the secrets of French winemaking on a winery tour.
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Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map

Lyon Attractions & Museums Card & Guide with City Map

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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.
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  • 4 days
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Lyon Small-Group Guided Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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

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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.
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Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

Lyon Croix-Rousse City Tram Tour with Audio Guide

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

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

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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.
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Private Gourmet Tour of Lyon's Historic Center

Private Gourmet Tour of Lyon's Historic Center

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Get personalized attention on this 2.5-hour private culinary tour in Old Lyon. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed neighborhood and stop for tasting sessions to refuel during your walk, including chocolate, cheese, marzipan, and wine.
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  • 3 hours
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