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Lyon City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Lyon City Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Choose a 1-day or 2-days ticket for this Lyon hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and discover the city’s landmarks and monuments. With 12 stops for the Green Line and 7 stops for the Blue Line to choose from, you’ll be able to fully enjoy the sights of Lyon from an open-top double-decker bus. Hop on and hop off as many times as you like as you see the main attractions of the city, such as the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière, the district of Vieux Lyon, the Halles Paul Bocuse with local products or the Parc Tête d’Or to admire the most beautiful roses. Organize your itinerary any way you like at your own pace. The Green Line and the Blue Line are a 1-day ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus. If you want to access both lines, choose the Green Line + Blue Line pass to enjoy Lyon from a double-decker bus for 2 days. Green line: • Place Bellecour • Terreaux • Mur Peint • Palais de Justice • Vieux Lyon • Perrache • Musée des Confluences • Berges du Rhône • Théâtres Gallo-Romains • Fourvière • Parc des Hauteurs Blue Line: • Place Bellecour • Halles Paul Bocuse • Parc Tête d’Or - Jardin Botanique • Parc Tête d’Or - Porte des Enfants • Hôtel de Ville • Hard Rock Café • Hôtel-Dieu

Lyon 2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise

2. Lyon 2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise

Take a break from the city streets and board the Hermès restaurant boat for a 2.5-hour cruise. Indulge in a 3-course gourmet meal as you discover Lyon's majestic landscapes and listen to the informative commentary. You'll be served a 3-course meal with several choices from the menu. Because the local partner cooks with exclusively fresh, local, and seasonal products, the menu is constantly evolving.

Lyon 2.5-Hour Lunch Cruise

3. Lyon 2.5-Hour Lunch Cruise

Take a break from the city streets and board the Hermès restaurant boat for a 2.5-hour cruise. Indulge in a 3-course gourmet meal as you discover Lyon's majestic landscapes and listen to the informative commentary. You'll be served a 3-course meal with several choices from the menu: Choice of Starters • Thin burgundy poultry tart, mustard and parmesan cream, lettuce, capers and croutons • Grilled stuffed squid, olives, minuza salad and red chard, vegetable pickles, and lemon dressing Choice of Main Courses • Duck from the Dombes area, morel sauce, and vegetables of the season • Rolled dab fillet, Nantua sauce, stuffed conchiglioni with ricotta and tetragon Choice of Desserts • Praline tart, Valrhona’s chocolate soufflé, and tonka bean ice cream • Exotic fruits tiramisu • Pistachio and passion fruit dessert, fruits of the season • Chef's special dessert

Lyon: 1-Hour City Tram Audio-Guided Tour

4. Lyon: 1-Hour City Tram Audio-Guided Tour

Ride a unique and stylish Croix-Rousse city tram that runs through this less-than-typical district of Lyon. Discover the district in a different way on this 1-hour tour. You’ll pass by the Opera House, the Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls, Gros Caillou, the Croix Rousse Aera, Canuts House and Wall, Croix Rousse Market and last but not least, the famous Green Wall of Lyon. Tours last for about an hour and are audio-guided in: French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.

Lyon: Group Music of Lyon Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Lyon: Group Music of Lyon Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience Lyon through its music heritage as you journey through the town’s musical scenes and history through interacting with the historical, social and architectural influences. Walk along an itinerary developed in Presqu’ile and slopes of Croix-Rousse hill to learn about different stories and musical scenes from the past and the present. Hear musical playlists as you go to enhance the experience. Understand Lyon through its urban, geological, and social morphology through different musical periods of the town that has had. Have and authentic moment as you go to a wine cellar to taste wine paired with delectable music.

Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

6. Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the former City of Silk and the difficult lives of the silk workers. Admire one of the most beautiful painted walls in Lyon: the "canuts" fresco. The largest trompe l'oeil work in Europe, it is representative of life in the Canuts district, a silk workers' district in the 19th century. As you experience Croix-Rousse and its special atmosphere, your guide unfolds the history and anecdotes of the silk workers, the canuts and their difficult living conditions. You'll cross gardens with planted mulberry trees, the favorite food of silkworms! You'll learn how silk thread is made and discover typical popular architecture of the 1850's. It was here in the traboules that the Canuts revolts of the 19th century started, inspiring great trends of social movements in France. Lyon was actually once a Roman city, and not just any city. Since it was the capital of the Gauls, you can see the ruins of the 1st century amphitheater which could accommodate 20,000 people on the itinerary. At the bottom of Croix Rousse, walk through the historical and more elegant streets where the rich silk workers used to live. Silk manufacturing continues here with the Atelier de Moirage and other scientific labs to save silkworms from diseases. The tour ends at the Maison Tolozan, a trading house, with warehouses and workshops from where the rolls of silk woven by the canuts arrived for shipping on the nearby river.

Lyon: Audio Guide Walking Tour of Fourvière District

7. Lyon: Audio Guide Walking Tour of Fourvière District

Explore a district known as the cradle of Lyon with its incredible ruins still standing. Let the district come to life with stories of its history automatically triggered by your location as you walk. Begin your tour on the Esplanade de Fourvière and its mini replica of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the symbol of the city, majestically placed on the hill. Stroll through sights like the Amphitheater and the Sanctuary of Cybèle. Use the app to go at your own pace, and take breaks whenever you wish. Hear fascinating facts about the district as your discover its heritage in this relaxed and informative way.

Lyon: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour with App

8. Lyon: City Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour with App

Explore Lyon like a local using an app with audio narration and excellent navigation. Choose which sights you'd like to see and let the app do the work by customizing a walking route for you. Stop at each landmark to listen to information provided by the app, learning about each area in depth. Immerse yourself in Lyon's fascinating culture and history thanks to this app. Visit iconic landmarks, including the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyon Cathedral, and many more. Best of all, steer clear of crowded group tours with strict schedules. Stop whenever you feel like it to visit each sight in depth or to taste the delicious local dishes Lyon is famous for, and enjoy a walking tour of this city at your own pace.

Lyon: Street Art Self-Guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

9. Lyon: Street Art Self-Guided Audio Tour on Your Smartphone

Explore Lyon's street-art scene with an audio guide that takes you off the beaten path. Start whenever you're ready, on your own or with others, and learn the incredible stories behind the wall paintings in the United States district. Set out with your smartphone in your pocket and get ready to do some urban exploration while you follow the voice of your passionate and professional guide. The audio commentary triggers automatically as you make your way through the streets. Discover an ultra-innovative housing project from the 20th century designed by the brilliant architect, avant-garde town planner, and a key figure in Lyon's social and architectural history, Tony Garnier. Take a walk around the Ideal City, an open-air gallery of 25 murals, and see how each country envisages its ideal city, including Egypt, India, Mexico, and Russia. End your tour in the heart of the United States district, right in front of the fresco representing this country's ideal city. Take the tour at your own pace and stop for some refreshments along the way. Once you're ready, simply resume your urban art tour, starting off from where you paused it. Clear directions and an integrated geo-localization feature ensure that you won't get lost.

Lyon: Food-Themed Audio Guide Walking Tour

10. Lyon: Food-Themed Audio Guide Walking Tour

Hear stories of the city's food culture and its many restaurants as you explore its streets. Let Lyon come to life with stories of its history automatically triggered by your location as you walk. Learn the secrets of regional specialty dishes and delicacies, and hear anecdotes about food and restaurants. Tickle your tastebuds with visits to key culinary locations in the city. Finish your tour at the magnificent Place Bellecour, the largest square in Lyon and the largest pedestrian square in Europe. Use the app to go at your own pace, and take breaks whenever you wish. Hear fascinating facts about Lyon's gastronomic heritage as your discover the city in a relaxed and informative way

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What people are saying about Lyon

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 458 reviews

The walking tour itself was excellent. Getting it going was not. They send you a QR code in one of several emails. I assumed there was a place to scan the code somehow at the meeting spot. The spot was an exact location but it would have helped if they had said just go there and you’ll be able to start the tour. It wasn’t clear and I list over an hour wondering around asking people if they knew anything. I had to call customer service and it was another 20-30 minutes to get a response. He was very good and I finally understood what to do. It ended well, but NOT sending a QR code would help, as well as a better and simpler instruction of where and exactly how to start would be beneficial. I enjoyed it very much.

If you’re looking for something different and fun. This is your tour. Very knowledgeable guide takes you to places that are different from the usual tour but very interesting. Wine stop was great. Hilly at the start so be prepared but fun and well worth it. If you’re not a walker this may not be for you.

Easy to book - comfortable - good commentary - good driver (some of those hills are a bit scary) a good experience

I loved it. The bus was on time, the drivers were friendly. A very good way to visit the city.

Excellent tour; we had a lovely time discovering the Croix-Rousse area and its history!