The Lyon Gourmet Experience

4 days

Experience the best of the Rhone Valley exploring ancient and famous vineyards, staying in the world heritage city of Lyon, considered by many to be the food capital of the world, while enjoying wine tastings in this famous region!

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Lyon

  • Three nights stay in a luxury 5 star spa hotel in the heart of Lyon, with breakfasts included

  • Gourmet tour of Paul Bocuse Food Hall and the Lyon ‘Bouchons’ for a fantastic dinner experience

  • A full day private food chauffeured experience with an English speaking guide. During the day learn the techniques and visit various producers of local French products. Sample local products with a typical lunch with wines included

  • A stunning tasting menu with wines in a three star Michelin restaurant near Lyon

  • A half day food experience visiting local producers before returning to the UK with a private guide, with a light lunch prior to departure

from $3,460 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room.


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Trip details

Day 1

On arrival in Lyon, relax with private transfers on arrival to take you to the hotel. You will be staying two nights in a luxury 5 star spa hotel in the heart of Lyon, with breakfasts included. In the afternoon, meet with your English speaking guide to discover the narrow streets of the old part of Lyon where we will reveal the secrets of this Renaissance area of the town. Discover the Paul Bocuse Food Hall. Stop in typical Lyonnaise ‘Bouchons’ where you will eat different specialities and taste different wines – a great dinner experience!

Day 2

Enjoy a full day private food experience in the Rhone Valley. During the day you will discover Local Producers and various products of the area around Lyon. In the morning learn the processes behind the delicious Rigotte of Condrieu, an artisanal cheese named after the famous town of Condrieu at a goats cheese farm. Enjoy a second visit of the day at a farm and bakery, which cultivates wheat, rye and makes flour and leavened bread. Visit the mill and the bakery followed by a tasting of one of the delicious loaves at La Ferme des bles d’or Noel Lafertin Veranne. For lunch local products will be served a traditional French restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the chef Philippe Bruneton, who specialises in jam production. Your guide will take you back in the late afternoon to the hotel.

Day 3

Soak up the atmosphere of the third largest city in France, known as the food capital of France! Today is yours to explore this fantastic city, in the evening relax with private transfers to your outstanding dinner experience. Your gourmet tasting menu will be served in the famous Paul Bocuse 3 star Michelin restaurant outside of Lyon city centre. The menu will be paired with stunning wines from the region. This is a truly fantastic way to finish your gourmet trip!

Day 4

The morning at leisure, take one last dip in the hotel pool or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment in the luxurious spa. Enjoy your final lunch at the hotel (not included at this stage) and relax with private transfers to Lyon airport for your flight home.

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This sample itinerary is intended to give you a flavour of what we can do.

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