2018

Guided tour of Lyon

EXC_NLYON
# Trip

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

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please dress appropriately to enter the Basilica.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • 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

Prague and the Pearls of the Danube

Next departure: 06/30/2018
PPU_AIPP

Prague - LINZ - VIENNA - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - DURNSTEIN - MELK - LINZ

Explore Prague! This magical city has developed an image of "mother of all cities" with incomparable architectural and artistic heritage. You will discover the famous Charles Bridge, symbol of the city and a real triumphal hedge of honor with a unique gallery of sculptures connecting the two shores of the city. Stroll through famous streets such as Hradcany, the castle district, and Mala Strana below, before joining a splendid cruise to meet the pearls of the Danube (Ref PAV_PP).

9 Days FROM $ 2,974 per person
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* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2018
Departure 06/30/2018
Arrival 07/08/2018
FROM $ 3,575 per person
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Departure 07/20/2018
Arrival 07/28/2018
FROM $ 4,246 per person
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Departure 09/12/2018
Arrival 09/20/2018
FROM $ 4,160 per person
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
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Departure 09/15/2018
Arrival 09/23/2018
FROM $ 4,675 per person
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
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Departure 10/13/2018
Arrival 10/21/2018
FROM $ 3,423 per person
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
START IN 2019
Departure 06/02/2019
Arrival 06/10/2019
FROM $ 3,120 per person
Ship : MS Modigliani Anchors : 4
Departure 06/30/2019
Arrival 07/08/2019
FROM $ 2,974 per person
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Departure 07/18/2019
Arrival 07/26/2019
FROM $ 2,974 per person
Ship : MS Modigliani Anchors : 4
Departure 07/30/2019
Arrival 08/07/2019
FROM $ 2,974 per person
Ship : MS Modigliani Anchors : 4
Departure 09/14/2019
Arrival 09/22/2019
FROM $ 3,120 per person
Ship : MS Modigliani Anchors : 4

* Price based on double occupancy

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