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2019

Guided tour of Lyon

EXC_LYON
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Guided tour of Lyon

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Description

This winkling city will reveal itself to you during a guided visit by coach and on foot. Our excursion will start with a stop at the Fourvière Basilica. You'll first take in the breathtaking views from the heights of the Basilica before entering it. In 1168, a chapel was built in Fourvière by Olivier de Chavannes, the Saint Jean canon, over the ruins of the old roman forum. The small chapel that was first dedicated to Saint Thomas and then to the Virgin Mary has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. Its current known form dates back to 1740 and its most recent renovation was in 2008. After our visit we'll return to the coach and move on to Lyon's Old Town. You will take a walking tour with our guide and discover the "traboules”, types of passageways that are typical of the city. The first traboules are thought to have been built in the 4th century. There was a water shortage in Lugdunum (the Gallo-Roman name that was given to Lyon at the time) that led its inhabitants to settle in the "lower city” on the banks of the Saône, at the foot of the hills of Fourvière. The traboules were thus used to reach the river quickly. You'll enjoy some free time in the Saint Jean district, in the heart of the Old Town. Return on board for lunch.

 

Duration : approx. 3:00

  • Please dress appropriately to enter the Basilica.
  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Times are approximate.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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A trip to admire the beautiful scenery of the Rhône valley (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 01/05/2019, 11/05/2019
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LYON - ARLES - PORT-SAINT-LOUIS - MARTIGUES(1) - AVIGNON - VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - LYON

Discover the  authentic Provence combining style and refinement. Throughout this cruise, you will be able to admire the beautiful Rhone landscapes. Discover Les Baux de Provence, one of the most beautiful, majestic and exotic villages in France, and plunge into the heart of an extraordinary setting whose charm and fragrance will captivate you. Visit the Alpilles where nature and authentic traditions have been carefully preserved.

6 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 07/04/2019
Arrival 12/04/2019
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 01/05/2019
Arrival 06/05/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 11/05/2019
Arrival 16/05/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 27/05/2019
Arrival 01/06/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/06/2019
Arrival 17/06/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 24/06/2019
Arrival 29/06/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/06/2019
Arrival 04/07/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/07/2019
Arrival 15/07/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 15/07/2019
Arrival 20/07/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 31/07/2019
Arrival 05/08/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 12/08/2019
Arrival 17/08/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 05/09/2019
Arrival 10/09/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 03/10/2019
Arrival 08/10/2019
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

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