Hidden treasures in Auvergne-Rhône Alpes

Puit en Velay

This tour, setting off from the region’s capital city Lyon, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, invites you to discover unforgettable Rhône-Alpes specialities, craftsmanship and sites.


After lunch on the day you arrive, you will have the chance to become acquainted with this ancient capital of Gaul through a guided tour that takes in a trip to the top of the Fourvière Hill and a guided visit of Old Lyon on foot.
Then enjoy some free time in Old Lyon or go on a visit to a workshop to discover silk-weaving, one of the particular crafts of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city.
Dinner in a “Bouchon”, a traditional Lyon-style restaurant, and overnight stay in the city.


Early morning start for Clermont-Ferrand.
Discovery tour of the city to get a postcard view of the main monuments: the Gothic cathedral, the Romanesque basilica, the Montferrand medieval district and lots of other hidden treasures.
Free afternoon to discover the market stalls or the remarkable Michelin Museum
Optional: Why not spend the afternoon visiting the Volvic natural mineral water bottling plant, belonging to the Eaux de Volvic Company.

Dinner and overnight stay in Clermont-Ferrand


Morning departure for the Puy de Dôme
Travel to the top by the rack and pinion railway or, for the more sportive, on foot!
You’ll be amazed by the outstanding panorama
Lunch as-you-please in the restaurant or packed-lunch picnic
Leisurely return to the bottom, then departure for the Puy en Velay.
A gourmet stop-off along the way for a sweet treat in La Chaise Dieu or Brioude
Dinner and overnight stay in the Puy en Velay.


The morning will be devoted to a go-as-you-please visit of the Puy en Velay and, in particular, of its cathedral and the Hôtel Dieu, both UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Optional guided tour possible.
Then your journey of discovery continues to Tain L’Hermitage.
A visit to Valrhona’s Cité du Chocolat will definitely delight your taste buds!
Dinner and overnight stay in Tain L’Hermitage


The journey continues to Romans sur Isère where you will discover another Rhône-Alpes’ craft at the International Shoe Museum.
Departure at the end of the morning for lunch in Pont en Royans, famous for its ravioles, then enjoy a stroll around this charming village with its suspended houses.
After this gourmet stop-off, you will set off again and head for Grenoble.
Check-in at the hotel and, depending on the season, a cable car journey up to the Bastille overlooking the city. An out-of-this-world panoramic view!
Dinner and overnight stay in Grenoble.


The morning will be devoted to a guided walking tour of the city: from its origins through to the present times, you will discover the squares, the former Palace of Parliament, churches, traditional alleyways and courtyards as well as Grenoble’s historical figures.

Free time to stroll around Grenoble’s great selection shops or to discover one of the city’s key attractions:   the Dauphinois Museum or the Museum of Grenoble.
Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.


After breakfast, departure for the Grande Chartreuse Monastery. Here, you will discover the monastic life of this religious order.
Local Picnic-basket lunch in the monastery’s enchanting and peaceful park.
After this re-energizing break, your journey continues towards Voiron where you will visit the Chartreuse cellars and distillery
Then it’s homeward bound via your airport (Lyon – Grenoble – Geneva)