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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 Jus...

    This tour covered a great deal of the city - we saw many different sites and the audio description was very good too - superb value all round

  • Lyon 2.5-Hour Lunch Cruise

    2. 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 • Che...

    Couldn't fault it. Excellent surrounding, lovely food and attentive staff. Would highly recommend.

  • Lyon 2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise

    3. 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: 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 • Che...

    It was a very nice tour. Food was good. Service was good. The tour was in French and English.

  • 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.

    De Lyon city-tram audio-guided tour geeft je een mooi beeld van een mooi gedeelte van Lyon: Croix-Rousse, waar je lopend niet zo gauw doorheen komt, vanwege de steile hellingen.

  • Lyon: Croix-Rousse Audio-Guided Walking Tour

    5. 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 ...

    Wifi was slow and unavailable during some parts of the walk. Customer serviice for both get your guide and rewind was great, allowed us ultimately to access the walk. Information given on the walk was very intwrestiny

  • Lyon: Audio Guide Walking Tour of Fourvière District

    6. 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

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

    8. 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 di...

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What people are saying about Lyon

The tour is very nice and long. Also a stop for pictures was possible. The Audioguide was also full of information. You should do this tour in the beginning of your Lyon-trip, because the tour starts with a short round at hotel de ville and Opera. 5 stars!

A view from above changes everything; the comments were excellent. I admired the mastery of the drivers to weave their way through the narrow or crowded streets. Too bad the storm spoiled the end of the visit, but there is nothing we can do

I was charmed by the monuments, the gigantic rural frescoes are impressive and magnificent. Fascinated by its history and for my part the fabulous discovery of the typical dish of Lyon (a killing).

It was a good visit because it allowed us (me and my girlfriend) to go to the big sites of Lyon and to stop there if we wanted and to take the bus again because the ticket lasts the day.

I can only recommend this activity. It's a timeless moment. Everything is perfect: welcome, meals, comfort.