Free tours in Lyon

Join us on a free tour of Lyon and get to know this amazing city intimately.

Discover all the highlights of Lyon on a Free Tour

Lyon is one of France's most important cities. It is an economic powerhouse in the region and it has a long history. It is also called the culinary capital of France. Many people come from far to eat at one of the traditional 'bouchon', the typical restaurants of the city. But the food is not the only reason to visit Lyon. The city has a beautiful historic center, which can rival with any other French town. You can explore Lyon by booking one of our free tours around the center of Lyon.

One of our free tours of Lyon can be the perfect way to get introduced to this amazing city. Our guides love to show you the most amazing spots in Lyon. You can ask any questions about living in France or the history and culture of the city.


Why book your free walking tour with Free Tour Lyon?

  • Fun and interesting intro to Lyon
  • Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor
  • Free (we only work for tips)
  • Two different fun and free tours
  • Discover the hidden passageways of Lyon

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  • Book now to get a lots of recommendations right in your in-box with our best tips about what to do, where to eat and what to visit in Lyon. We know the best Bouchon, the nicest museums, where the nightlife is and what to eat (and what not to)!


Our Free Tour of Vieux Lyon

On this free tour, your guide will take you through the old city of Lyon, Vieux Lyon. We start at Saint-Jean cathedral. During the middle ages and the renaissance, this was the heart of the city. Now, it is one of highlights of a visit to Lyon. The neighborhood is so unique that it is protected by UNESCO and on our tour you will see why!

The houses in Vieux Lyon are painted in bright colours and are often hundreds of years old. The little streets are not only filled with history, but also with traditional restaurants and shops. Your guide will explain everything about the neighborhood and show you some hidden 'Traboules', old passageways between houses. You will learn about the gastronomy in Lyon, get to know the Michelin guide system and find out how to find some 'Traboules' for yourself. We will finish the tour at one of the amazing murals that Lyon is famous for.

This tour starts at 10:00 at Place Saint-Jean on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.



Our Free City Tour Lyon

On this tour of the Croix-Rousse and Presqu’île neighborhoods, you will discover the lovely area of the Pentes de Croix-Rousse. It’s a lovely area, where once the silk workers of Lyon lived. The area is filled with lovely views over the city, great artisanal shops, churches and even the remains of a Roman amphitheatre.

After visiting Croix-Rousse, we descend unto Place de Terreaux, the beating heart of Lyon. This is the main town square and the most important space in Presqu’île, the modern city center. Here, we will see the impressive Bartholdi fountain, the Hôtel de Ville and the lovely courtyard of the Musée des Beaux-Arts (if open). We finish close to the Saône river, at the famous book fresco.

This tour starts at 10:00 on Place de la Croix-Rousse on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

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If you want to know more about Free Tour Lyon, visit our website by clicking on the button below. Here you can also find out more about our private tours of Lyon and other tours. Also, we have a lot of information online about visiting Lyon. You can also click on the button to contact us with questions.




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Yes, if you want to book one of our tours, we charge a small booking fee of 2,50. This is to cover the costs of maintaining our office, booking engine and website. Also, this way we can guarantee that the groups are never bigger than 20 persons, so you always will be able to understand and interact with the guide.
Most of our tours are in English. However, we also provide tours in different languages. Make sure you check which language your tour is in before you book.
We try to provide many different free walking tours in every city. Check out the details at the tour you are interested in. You will find the specific meeting point and time there.
Our guides work for tips only. You can tip them as much or little as you want. Just give them the amount you think the tour deserved. This system makes sure that the guides work hard for their money and you get the best tour possible. Also, if you are on a small budget, you can still enjoy a great tour with the best guides on your holiday!
Yes, this is no problem at all. We will always try to accommodate your needs, if they are reasonable. You can even cancel and get your money back if you do it 72 hours in advance.

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If you like the sun, spring and summer are the best time to visit Lyon. But even in winter the city is really nice to visit. Winter is the perfect time to eat the famous French mountain dish raclette and even if it rains, there are many indoor activities like the new and amazing Musee de Confluence. In short, any time a year is perfect for a weekend get-away to Lyon. But even if you want to stay a week, Lyon has more than enough to offer. Just make sure to join one of our Free Walking Tours of Lyon, to get to know the city well!
Lyon has many highlights. On our free walking tours of Lyon you will see many of them. There are beautifull squares like the Place de Bellecour and Place de Terreaux. There are majestic Churches like the Basilique de Fourviere and the Cathedral de St. Jean. The old neighborhood Vieux Lyon is both beautiful and very fun. The Presque'Ile is where the city center is. Here you can find great restaurants and it's the best place for shopping. And if you feel more like visiting a museum, we recommend the Musee de Confluence, a new science museum or the Musee de Beaux-Arts de Lyon, where you can find an important collection of paintings and statues.
On our free walking tours of Lyon, your guide will answer all your questions and give you some useful tips for your stay in Lyon, like:
  • Eat at a bouchon, a typical Lyonaise restaurant.
  • Walk up to Fourviere, for an amazing view of the city.
  • Visit Vieux Lyon at night, to find a nice restaurant or bar
  • Go up to the Roman Theatre, to enjoy some classical culture
  • Visit the Parc de Tete d'Or, with its free zoo
The lonely planet guide for france is a good start with some basic information. The Only Lyon website gives you some useful information about your stay in Lyon.




We at AiroTour are providing Free Tours all over the world. At the moment, we are rapidly expanding. We try to combine the benefits of a Free tour with the service of a full tour company. This is why you can book with us, groups are never big and we only employ the best guides available. Come join one of our tours and see for yourself!