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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 ticket for this Lyon hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and discover the city’s landmarks and monuments. With 12 stops on the Green Line, 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 offers a 1-day ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus. Green line stops: • Place Bellecour • Terreaux • Mur Peint • Palais de Justice • Vieux Lyon • Perrache • Musée des Confluences • Berges du Rhône • Théâtres Gallo-Romains • Fourvière • Parc des Hauteurs

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: Group Music of Lyon Walking Tour with Wine Tasting

4. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket & Fourvière Self-Guided Tour

5. Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket & Fourvière Self-Guided Tour

Explore all of Lyon's major landmarks in just one day with two fascinating activities. Ride aboard a hop-on hop-off bus with 12 stops all around the old historic district. Make the most of your stop at Fourvière Sacred Hill with a smartphone app tour of the area and its ruins. Board the green line city bus for a customizable experience. Marvel at the sights of Old Lyon with stops at Place Bellecour, Terreaux, the murs peints, Palais de Justice, Vieux-Lyon, Perrache, Musée des Confluences, Berges du Rhône, Théâtres Gallo-Romains, Fourvière, and Parc des Hauteurs. Listen along to the onboard audio guide for unique insights into the buildings you pass and hop off wherever you wish to. Don't forget to get off the bus at Fourvière for a magical stroll through history with your included self-paced tour. Download the app and begin your journey on the Esplanade de Fourvières. Gaze at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, majestically placed on top of the hill. Visit the Gallo-Roman Museum for a look at ancient objects from Lyon's Roman times and walk around the open-air theater. Take in all the staples of the Sacred Hill, such as the ruins, viaduct, park, and even a 19th-century cloister. End your audio tour at Place des Minimes, a historic square where Christian martyrs were beheaded during Roman times.

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: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

7. Lyon: Old Lyon Smartphone Audio-Guided Walking Tour

Discover the incredible story behind the scenes of the Vieux Lyon. An innovative guided tour experience that starts whenever you want, alone or with others. Rewind to the times of the great fairs that helped create the reputation of the city and relive the history of the influential Lyonnaise and Italian families. A short stop at a terrace or a shop, a small craving? Resume the visit when you want, right where you paused. Impossible to get lost. The guide provides clear audio directions and a map indicates clear directions to follow in real time. And if you take a wrong turn, the integrated geo-localization feature will get you back on track in no time. Customize your itinerary as you wish, relax and enjoy a fun and entertaining tour of Vieux Lyon, at your own pace. The tour starts and ends in the Saint Paul neighborhood.

Lyon: Audio Guide Walking Tour of Fourvière District

8. 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: Food-Themed Audio Guide Walking Tour

9. 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

Lyon: City Tram Ticket and Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

10. Lyon: City Tram Ticket and Old Town Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the unmissable attractions of Lyon with a two-in-one experience that'll bring you to every corner of the city's most popular districts. Hop on a cute tram for an overview of the hilly Croix-Rousse neighborhood and take a self-paced excursion to the Old Town with a fascinating audio guide. Get aboard the city tram of Lyon to learn the history behind the Croix-Rousse area, formerly known for its silk-weaving industry, with the aid of an onboard audio guide. Come across the National Opera, the Gallo-Roman Amphitheater, and some vibrant street art. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and Renaissance homes of Old Lyon as you follow the GPS-based instructions from the downloadable phone app. Set your own pace to explore each little detail of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your walk at the Saint-Jean Cathedral and discover the secret passages that link the area's quaint courtyards. Learn hidden secrets about the district and wander without the fear of getting lost. The integrated localization feature in the app will make sure you always find your way around.

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4.5 / 5

based on 458 reviews

Perfect layout of the tables in the restaurant because these are large, spaced out and located along the windows... The meal served by very pleasant and professional staff is excellent, throughout the meal you can enjoy the upper deck for the view (we are warned when a dish is going to be served)... For the dinner cruise at 8:00 p.m., in summer we leave at nightfall and return with the night well settled in, which allows you to enjoy the illuminated Lyon... After enjoying the bubbling center of Lyon a lot, it's an excellent way to find peace and have an excellent meal in a very pleasant and original floating setting...

The tour is very complete and enjoyable. The explanations are numerous and interesting with little anecdotes that make all the difference. The windows are clean, which makes it possible to take beautiful photos and to see well. The plus is to be able to do as many tours as you want during the day and go down and up as you wish depending on the times of passage.

Beautifully crafted cruise, dining and discovery experience. The food was delicious (3 course; with choices). The wine list is quite extensive includin hot beverages (The drinks are chargeable). The cruise is also great exploration of the sights along River Rhone and Saone. Very interesting and value

Ravingman was great and flexible! We appreciate his efforts to find us as we were around the corner! His musical knowledge of Lyon is encyclopedic - and combining wine with the experience was perfect. A+

Fabulous experience..well organized and delicious lunch. The views from the top deck with the commentary are unparalleled. Great value.