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.
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Our guide and the tour structure itself was very disappointing. The gourmet tour name, description and the price implies good amount of food and wine tasting. In reality, we had a piece of candy, a macaroon, brioche aux pralines, which we had already had too much sugar to eat more than a bite, a lot of walking then charcuterie and a glass of wine. typically a wine tasting means at least a few different types of wines.
Other food tours we’ve done, actually stop at 4-5 stores or restaurant sit down and enjoy what you’re tasting. They has established relationships with the proprietors and they are expecting the group. Along the way, you also learn about the history of the food, neighborhood, etc. This was more history with a few small snacks along the way.
Our tour guide was sweet and very thorough but not experienced and didn't speak English well. I had emailed prior that we have seen Old Town and knew the basics as well as sharing this with told our guide at the start of the meeting. She seemed very new and was not able to adapt the tour. She had a script and was sticking to it regardless.
I also asked our guide to be conscious of pace as my dad walked slower. She took this to the extreme and walked painfully slow (it literally hurt our backs to walk that slow). Several times, I told her we would walk faster, even my dad asked her to walk faster but she never would.
This tour was disappointing and our tour guide a novice. It was definitely not worth the $82/per person we paid. I've tried reaching out directly to Tasty Lyon to discuss but phone goes to voicemail and there is only a contact form on their website that never seems to actually send. I did have another very good tour through Tasty Lyon, so I would like to think this is not the norm.