the festival of lights in lyon (port-to-port cruise)
locationLyon
The Festival of Lights in Lyon (port-to-port cruise)
The Festival of Lights in Lyon (port-to-port cruise)
The Festival of Lights in Lyon (port-to-port cruise)
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Duration
3 days
Trip code
DDE_PP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

Take a pre-holiday break at Lyon’s annual Festival of Lights—a magical, ephemeral tradition dating back to 1852. At nightfall, as the city’s beautiful buildings begin to glow, you'll experience an enchantment unique to Lyon.

Highlights

  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • THE MUSTS:Enjoy the Christmas market, its activities, and its crafts at your own paceGuided tour of Lyon, the third-largest city in France
  • Enjoy the Christmas market, its activities, and its crafts at your own pace
  • Guided tour of Lyon, the third-largest city in France
  • All meals included
  • Refined French cuisine - Dinner and evening of dancing
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    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.

    PLEASE NOTE

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

    Pre-paid: $84

    On-board: $93

    Packack
    excursions - 2025

    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.

    PLEASE NOTE

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

    Pre-paid: $88

    On-board: $98



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