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Guided tour of Lyon

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Guided tour of Lyon

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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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AMSTERDAM - XANTEN - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS - STRASBOURG - BASEL - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - LYON - TOURNON - ARLES - AVIGNON

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Departure 09/10/2019
Arrival 19/10/2019
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Departure 22/09/2019
Arrival 29/09/2019
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Arrival 15/10/2019
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Arrival 19/10/2019
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Departure 07/04/2020
Arrival 14/04/2020
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Arrival 21/04/2020
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Departure 09/05/2020
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Departure 21/05/2020
Arrival 28/05/2020
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Departure 15/10/2019
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Departure 15/04/2020
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Departure 02/06/2020
Arrival 08/06/2020
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Arrival 20/06/2020
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Departure 19/08/2020
Arrival 25/08/2020
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Departure 31/08/2020
Arrival 06/09/2020
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Departure 04/10/2019
Arrival 10/10/2019
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Departure 15/10/2019
Arrival 21/10/2019
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Departure 29/10/2019
Arrival 04/11/2019
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START IN 2020
Departure 15/04/2020
Arrival 21/04/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 02/06/2020
Arrival 08/06/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/06/2020
Arrival 20/06/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/08/2020
Arrival 13/08/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 19/08/2020
Arrival 25/08/2020
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Departure 31/08/2020
Arrival 06/09/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 17/10/2020
Arrival 23/10/2020
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
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Arrival 29/10/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 28/09/2019
Arrival 04/10/2019
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Departure 09/10/2019
Arrival 15/10/2019
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Arrival 19/08/2020
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Departure 25/08/2020
Arrival 31/08/2020
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START IN 2019
Departure 28/09/2019
Arrival 04/10/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/10/2019
Arrival 15/10/2019
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
START IN 2020
Departure 09/04/2020
Arrival 15/04/2020
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Departure 21/04/2020
Arrival 27/04/2020
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Departure 02/05/2020
Arrival 08/05/2020
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/06/2020
Arrival 13/06/2020
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Sold out
Departure 20/06/2020
Arrival 26/06/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 20/07/2020
Arrival 26/07/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 13/08/2020
Arrival 19/08/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 25/08/2020
Arrival 31/08/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM

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Departure 19/10/2019
Arrival 23/10/2019
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Arrival 27/10/2019
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Arrival 16/10/2020
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Departure city
START IN 2019
Departure 15/10/2019
Arrival 19/10/2019
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START IN 2020
Departure 11/05/2020
Arrival 15/05/2020
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Departure 26/06/2020
Arrival 30/06/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
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* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2019
Departure 15/10/2019
Arrival 19/10/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
START IN 2020
Departure 11/05/2020
Arrival 15/05/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 26/06/2020
Arrival 30/06/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

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