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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-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

    2. Lyon: 2-Hour Electric Bike Tour with a Local Guide

    This tour will allow you to discover the city in just 2-hours. See the highlights of Lyon, such as the Saône River, the Banks of Rhône, Bellecour Square, the Park of the Golden Head (Parc de la tête d'or) and many other surprising places. Join your small group and guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. Get outfitted with an electric bike — equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise or a combination of both — and set off through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Steeped in centuries of history and considered the culinary capital of France, Lyon's vibrant mix of monuments, museums, squares, restaurants, bars, shops and markets are a delight to explore — especially by bike. Your exact route may vary depending on the day, but your experienced guide will know all the nooks and crannies where Lyon's true magic...

    Brilliant experience and a great way to see Lyon and get your bearings. Our guide was fantastic and gave us lots of local info and recommendations. She tailored the tour to suit our interests and we enjoyed two hours seeing various sites. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Lyon.

  • Lyon: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

    3. Lyon: 3-Hour Guided E-Bike Tour with a Tasting Break

    Enjoy a culinary tasting break in the heart of the Old Town! On this 3-hour program you’ll take in the highlights of Lyon by e-bike. See the Saône River, ride along the Banks of Rhône and to Bellecour Square, and continue through the Old Town (Vieux Lyon) to the park of the Golden Head and to many other surprising places! Join the small group and your guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. You’ll be outfitted with an electric bike that’s equipped for comfortable, effortless riding, letting you pedal, cruise, or a combination of both. Set off through the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city. Steeped in centuries of history and considered the culinary capital of France, Lyon's vibrant mix of monuments, museums, squares, restaurants, bars, shops, and markets are a delight to explore. The exact route may vary depending on the day, but your e...

    An amazing way to see Lyon, our guide explained the history, significant events and stories, and took us through a beautiful garden park outside the main city area. The tasting at the end was the icing on the cake where we got to try some special flavored wine, and various cuts of meat and bread. A great way to start the day, and definitely inspiring to return for a longer stay one day!

  • Lyon: 1.5-Hour E-Bike Tour

    4. Lyon: 1.5-Hour E-Bike Tour

    At the meeting point first take part in a 15 minute e-bike training session and briefing to ensure you are safe and comfortable during the tour. Then its time to head out into Lyon alongside your guide who will begin to tell you about the history and culture of the city. Enjoy the ride along the Rhône river bank until the Parc Tête d'or. Your guide will tell you the story of this beautiful park, known as the green lung of this district. Experience what nature has to offer such as the greenhouse full of exotic plants, some animals inside the zoo (including giraffes) and the lake, all of which you can view from your electric bike.  On the tour you will next pass through the Presqu'île to see the Opera and the City Hall as well as the Place des Terreaux. On the way back, continue your discoveries with the charming Old City of Lyon, classified as world heritage by UNESCO. The tour will end...

    Excellent tour,excellent way to explore the city The tour guide was very informative and friendly

  • 1-Hour Essential Lyon Segway Tour

    5. 1-Hour Essential Lyon Segway Tour

    Meet your guide in our Segway Store. After a 15-minute briefing and a training session you’ll head off to experience Lyon by Segway. See the sights of one of France’s most beautiful cities on this 1-hour tour. Begin by riding along the Rhône River embankment, a beautiful area for pedestrians and bike riders, with gardens along its 4km stretch. Your guide will tell you about Lyon's history, take photos of you on your Segway and suggest things to see and do later in the day. Glide into the downtown area next. See the Cordeliers Square, Republic Street. Finish with a ride behind the new Grand Hôtel Dieu, an old hospital recently refurbish to a amazing hall of typical food, luxury hotel and market.Meet your guide in La Presqu'île, Lyon's famous central district. After a 15-minute briefing and a training session you’ll head off to experience Lyon by Segway. See the sights of one of France...

  • Lyon: 1.5-Hour Segway Discovery Tour

    6. Lyon: 1.5-Hour Segway Discovery Tour

    Meet your guide in Lyon's central Presqu’île district (French for "Peninsula") and get a 15-minute briefing and training session on your Segway. Once you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel personal transporter, head off to explore the streets with ease. See the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in France, starting with a ride along the banks of the Rhône River. Experience a beautiful area for pedestrians and bike riders, with gardens stretching for 5 kilometers. Then, go downtown to visit the Opera House and the famous Bartholdi Fountain. Cross to the Saône River to reach Lyon's downtown area, where landmarks include the medieval and Renaissance district of Vieux-Lyon. End with a ride through the large Place Bellecour, and admire the grandiose monuments such as the equestrian statue of Louis XIV. Along the way, your guide will talk about the history of Lyon and tak...

    Loved this! Tatiana was amazing and very informative with her knowledge of local landmarks.

  • Lyon: 2-Hour Day or Night Pedicab Tour

    7. Lyon: 2-Hour Day or Night Pedicab Tour

    Lyon is a particularly historically rich city and you will discover the magnificent district of Old Lyon through its streets, churches, and traboules (passageways). Your guide will tell you curiosities and about secrets places.  Begin your journey in Bellecour Square. You will see Old Lyon's most famous monuments of Fourvière, Saint-Jean Cathedral, and Pink Tower. Visit the most beautiful spots on the peninsula including Bellecour, Terreaux, Jacobins, and Célestins. Explore the famous painted walls.  Your guide will also reveal some secret locations. Head to a Renaissance district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover Guignol House and the best panoramic views in the city in Saint Georges District. Journey through some of the 500 traboules in Lyon to the best traditional bouchon cuisine restaurants.

    Absolutely fantastic experience with Dedac as the guide/peddler. Very knowledgeable and numerous, we had fun the entire 2-1/2 hour tour. Not to be missed.

  • 2-Hour Highlights of Lyon Segway Tour

    8. 2-Hour Highlights of Lyon Segway Tour

    Meet your guide in La Presqu'île, Lyon's famous central district. After a 15-minute briefing and a training session you’ll head off to experience Lyon by Segway. See the sights of one of France’s most beautiful cities on this 2-hour tour. Begin by riding along the Rhône River embankment, a wonderful area for bikers and pedestrians. From here you will see beautiful panoramas of the Peninsula. Your guide will tell you about Lyon's history, take photos of you on your Segway and suggest things to see and do later in the day. Ride into the amazing Tête d'Or Park and its 114 hectares by the Cité Internationale, built by Renzo Piano. Enjoy this beautiful park, the biggest in the city, where you will see gardens and the zoo. Next, glide into the downtown area. See the Place des Terreaux, one of the main squares in Lyon, with the City Hall and the Museum of Arts. Finish off with a ride through ...

    awesome tour, park was beautiful and Sissy was delightful! must do but go early because it gets super warm

  • Lyon: Free Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    9. Lyon: Free Walking Tour with Booking Fee

    Start the tour at the charming Place de la Comédie, in the heart of Lyon. See the City Hall and the Opera House situated on either side of you as you meet your guide. First, stop outside the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Learn about one of the most important museums in France, which rivals its more famous contemporaries in the capital. The next stop is the magnificent Church of Saint Nizier with its imposing Gothic exterior. Pass Place de Bellecour, one of the largest rectangular squares in Europe and continue towards the famous Jacobins Square. Note the famous fountain of the square, one of the most photographed locations in the city.  Continue along the Saône River through streets which gradually become narrower. Enter the Old Town of Lyon and discover its beautiful medieval architecture. See many Traboules (hidden passageways) that are unique to the city of Lyon and the surr...

  • Lyon: 1-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    10. Lyon: 1-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    Enjoy a relaxing time with friends or family as you travel in a silent and eco-responsible tuk tuk. Discover Lyon regardless of the weather in the warm, sheltered, and comfortable vehicle. Board the electric tuk tuk and admire Lyon’s city center on a private 1-hour tour. Travel along the streets of Presqu’île in the heart of the city and admire well-known squares such as Bellecour. The Presqu'île boasts elegant 19th-century buildings that house stylish shops, busy cafés, and top restaurants along its mostly pedestrianized north-south boulevards. Follow the Saône’s riverbank and learn about the city from your guide along the way.

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What people are saying about Place Bellecour

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based on 649 reviews

An amazing way to see Lyon, our guide explained the history, significant events and stories, and took us through a beautiful garden park outside the main city area. The tasting at the end was the icing on the cake where we got to try some special flavored wine, and various cuts of meat and bread. A great way to start the day, and definitely inspiring to return for a longer stay one day!

Brilliant experience and a great way to see Lyon and get your bearings. Our guide was fantastic and gave us lots of local info and recommendations. She tailored the tour to suit our interests and we enjoyed two hours seeing various sites. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Lyon.

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

Easy Booking.com, very good Description for directions. Lots of informations, best to start a city tour, food at the end of the trip was fantastic, thumbs up!

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