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Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off City Cruise

1. Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off City Cruise

The Vaporetto is the Lyon bus boat that allows you to get around while discovering Lyon over the water! This soft, ecological and unusual means of transport will take you to the city center, to the Old Town or to Vaise or Confluence! Opt for the boat to stroll through the alleys of Old Lyon, admire the basilica of Fourvière, contemplate the slopes of the Croix-Rousse. You will be amazed by the colorful facades and you will appreciate the new district of Confluence, also ideal for shopping! 4 stations: Confluence station: opposite the Confluence shopping center Bellecour station: 11 quai des celestins 69002 lyon Station St. Paul: 16 Quai de Bondy Lyon 05 Station Vaise: 9 Quai Arloing Lyon 09 One-way ticket: €5 1-way child ticket from 5 to 12 years old: 3€ Free: - 5 years Terms and conditions : Arrive 15 minutes before boarding time Obligatory presentation of the pass No refund if the client has not used all of his trips or has missed the boat Reimbursement only in case of navigation stoppage Cancellation free of charge 24 hours before Indoor & outdoor seating Boat heated in winter Annual closing in January and February

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 group near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin the 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 lies. Ride through the Croix Rousse tunnel, lined with colored lights and music, and keep your eye out for Lyon Cathedral. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon's rich history and points out famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots only locals know.  Continue along the banks of the Rhône River, recently renovated for cyclists. Spill out onto Place Bellecour, a famous plaza crowned by a statue of notorious King Louis XIV, and spin past the picturesque boating lake in Tête d'Or Park. Arrive back at the start point to conclude your tour.

Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

3. Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Lyon at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. To get started, simply login to your app and start your tour (instructions received via email after booking). Your self-guided tour will include 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore on foot, find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to uncover a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and finish the game. Choose to start or pause the tour whenever you want and enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn city information and facts and snap pictures as you go. Start your tour at the Musée des Tissus et des Arts! Visit the world famous Place Bellecour. Take photos on the central Pont Bonaparte and admire the fairytale Saint George Church. The Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste will leave you speechless as its unique location next to the river looks like something out of a fairy tale. Learn about the Temple du Change, formerly used for the Lyon Stock Exchange! Fresque des Lyonnais is worth the time and space on your phone's memory, as it is an eye-opener. Lyon rådhus, the most beautiful city hall in the world, will be your next step. The unique Bartholdi Fountain a monumental public fountain awaits you for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon with its captivating architecture.

Lyon: Segway Tour Along Rhône and Saône River

4. Lyon: Segway Tour Along Rhône and Saône River

Meet your guide in the old Lyon and get a 15-minute briefing and training session on your Segway. Once you feel comfortable and confident on the Segway, head off to explore the streets with ease. See the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in France, start with a ride through the large Place Bellecour, and admire the grandiose monuments such as the statue of Louis XIV. 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, the famous Bartholdi Fountain and the amzing Fresque des Lyonnais. Cross to the Saône River to reach Lyon's downtown area, where landmarks include the medieval and Renaissance district of Vieux-Lyon. Along the way, your guide will talk about the history of Lyon and take photos of you on your Segway to keep as a souvenir. Benefit from the expertise and local knowledge of a guide who will tell you what to see and what to do later in the day before saying goodbye.

Lyon: Guided City Sights Pedicab Tour

5. Lyon: Guided City Sights 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.

Lyon: Discovery Tour by Segway

6. Lyon: Discovery Tour by Segway

Discover the beautiful city center of Lyon on a guided Segway tour. Admire the sights of the city in a convenient way. Start with a training session on your Segway. Once you're comfortable, set off to explore the city. First, you'll discover the Terreaux square, one of the city's most beautiful squares. You'll then ride along the Rhône (a particularly pleasant area reserved for pedestrians and cyclists and lined with gardens. Enjoy the beautiful view of the two hill of Lyon (Fourvière hill and Croix-Rousse hill) to get to the peninsula, where you'll discover the city's history through three of its symbolic squares: République square, Jacobins square and Célestins square. You'll then follow the colorful houses along the banks of the Saône to return to your starting point.

Lyon: City Segway Tour with a Local Guide

7. Lyon: City Segway Tour with a Local Guide

Meet your guide in the old lyon. 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 tour.  Begin by riding along the Saône River to Bellecour square. This 6-hectare square is the biggest pedestrian square in Europe ! Continue your ride by following the Rhone's banks 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 117 hectares. Enjoy this beautiful park, the biggest in the city, where you will see gardens and the zoo. We will then make our way to the Presqu'île where you will discover the Opera of Lyon and Terreaux square.

Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

8. Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

Découvrez les points forts de Lyon lors d'une visite guidée à vélo. Découvrez les charmes de son centre historique et ses joyaux naturels en faisant du vélo. Tout d'abord, participez à un briefing de 15 minutes sur le vélo pour vous assurer que vous êtes en sécurité et à l'aise pendant la visite et remplissez un formulaire de location. Partez ensuite à l'assaut de la ville de Lyon aux côtés de votre guide, qui vous expliquera tout de l'histoire et de la culture de la ville lumière. Commencez par vous rendre en presqu'île pour admirer l'Opéra, l'Hôtel de Ville et la place des Terreaux. Profitez de la balade le long des berges du Rhône jusqu'au Parc de la Tête d'Or. Votre guide vous parlera de l'histoire de ce beau parc, surnommé le poumon vert de Lyon. Profitez de tout ce que la nature a à offrir en observant depuis votre vélo la serre de plantes exotiques, quelques animaux du zoo (notamment des girafes) et le lac. Pendant cette balade à vélo, vous passerez également par le tunnel mode doux qui traverse entièrement la colline de la Croix -Rousse, Au retour, poursuivez vos découvertes en longeant les rives de Saône qui vous conduiront au Vieux-Lyon, inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.

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

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

Enjoy a culinary tasting break in at the bottom of the Croix Rousse hill and discover Lyon on this unique e-biking adventure. Follow your guide to uncover hidden gems, learn about the city, and try some local delicacies. Meet your guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. Be outfitted with an electric bike that’s equipped for comfortable and effortless riding. The exact route may vary depending on the day, but your guide will introduce you to the city's nooks and crannies where you’ll find Lyon's true magic. Ride through Terreaux square, see beautiful view points, and pass through Croix Rousse square. Catch a glimpse of famous traboules paintings. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon’s rich history and points out both famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots that only locals know about. Stop for a rest along the way where you can enjoy local products like a slice of rosette, Lyon sausage, and local cheese with a glass of wine. t's served on sharing platters for you and your fellow food lovers to enjoy together. Cycle back to the starting point to conclude your tour.

Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

10. Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the streets of Lyon in a fun way on this guided Segway tour. Feel confident while you drive with the included safety briefing and tutorial session before the tour. Uncover the charm of the Old Town and be refreshed on a ride through Tête d'Or Park. Meet your guide at a centrally-located point in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and learn how to drive a Segway before heading off on your riding adventure. Cross thorugh the red Bellecour Square, the city's main square. Zip along at high speeds on the banks of the slow-flowing Rhône river. Take in sweeping views of Lyon as your hair blows in the wind. Admire views of the old Hospital (Grand Hôtel-Dieu), the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, and Croix-Rousse. After a few moments arrive in Tête d'Or Park's verdant oasis. Visit the botanical garden, see a part of the zoo, and go for a stroll along the lake before ending the tour with a stop in Terreaux Square to see its 19th century Fontaine Bartholdi fountain.

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Place Bellecour: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off City Cruise

Lyon: Hop-On Hop-Off City Cruise

The Vaporetto is the Lyon bus boat that allows you to get around while discovering Lyon over the water! This soft, ecological and unusual means of transport will take you to the city center, to the Old Town or to Vaise or Confluence! Opt for the boat to stroll through the alleys of Old Lyon, admire the basilica of Fourvière, contemplate the slopes of the Croix-Rousse. You will be amazed by the colorful facades and you will appreciate the new district of Confluence, also ideal for shopping! 4 stations: Confluence station: opposite the Confluence shopping center Bellecour station: 11 quai des celestins 69002 lyon Station St. Paul: 16 Quai de Bondy Lyon 05 Station Vaise: 9 Quai Arloing Lyon 09 One-way ticket: €5 1-way child ticket from 5 to 12 years old: 3€ Free: - 5 years Terms and conditions : Arrive 15 minutes before boarding time Obligatory presentation of the pass No refund if the client has not used all of his trips or has missed the boat Reimbursement only in case of navigation stoppage Cancellation free of charge 24 hours before Indoor & outdoor seating Boat heated in winter Annual closing in January and February

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

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 group near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin the 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 lies. Ride through the Croix Rousse tunnel, lined with colored lights and music, and keep your eye out for Lyon Cathedral. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon's rich history and points out famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots only locals know.  Continue along the banks of the Rhône River, recently renovated for cyclists. Spill out onto Place Bellecour, a famous plaza crowned by a statue of notorious King Louis XIV, and spin past the picturesque boating lake in Tête d'Or Park. Arrive back at the start point to conclude your tour.

Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Lyon Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Get to know Lyon at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. To get started, simply login to your app and start your tour (instructions received via email after booking). Your self-guided tour will include 10 of the most important attractions of the city. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore on foot, find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to uncover a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction and finish the game. Choose to start or pause the tour whenever you want and enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Learn city information and facts and snap pictures as you go. Start your tour at the Musée des Tissus et des Arts! Visit the world famous Place Bellecour. Take photos on the central Pont Bonaparte and admire the fairytale Saint George Church. The Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste will leave you speechless as its unique location next to the river looks like something out of a fairy tale. Learn about the Temple du Change, formerly used for the Lyon Stock Exchange! Fresque des Lyonnais is worth the time and space on your phone's memory, as it is an eye-opener. Lyon rådhus, the most beautiful city hall in the world, will be your next step. The unique Bartholdi Fountain a monumental public fountain awaits you for photos, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Église Saint-Nizier de Lyon with its captivating architecture.

Lyon: Segway Tour Along Rhône and Saône River

Lyon: Segway Tour Along Rhône and Saône River

Meet your guide in the old Lyon and get a 15-minute briefing and training session on your Segway. Once you feel comfortable and confident on the Segway, head off to explore the streets with ease. See the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in France, start with a ride through the large Place Bellecour, and admire the grandiose monuments such as the statue of Louis XIV. 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, the famous Bartholdi Fountain and the amzing Fresque des Lyonnais. Cross to the Saône River to reach Lyon's downtown area, where landmarks include the medieval and Renaissance district of Vieux-Lyon. Along the way, your guide will talk about the history of Lyon and take photos of you on your Segway to keep as a souvenir. Benefit from the expertise and local knowledge of a guide who will tell you what to see and what to do later in the day before saying goodbye.

Lyon: Guided City Sights Pedicab Tour

Lyon: Guided City Sights 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.

Lyon: Discovery Tour by Segway

Lyon: Discovery Tour by Segway

Discover the beautiful city center of Lyon on a guided Segway tour. Admire the sights of the city in a convenient way. Start with a training session on your Segway. Once you're comfortable, set off to explore the city. First, you'll discover the Terreaux square, one of the city's most beautiful squares. You'll then ride along the Rhône (a particularly pleasant area reserved for pedestrians and cyclists and lined with gardens. Enjoy the beautiful view of the two hill of Lyon (Fourvière hill and Croix-Rousse hill) to get to the peninsula, where you'll discover the city's history through three of its symbolic squares: République square, Jacobins square and Célestins square. You'll then follow the colorful houses along the banks of the Saône to return to your starting point.

Lyon: City Segway Tour with a Local Guide

Lyon: City Segway Tour with a Local Guide

Meet your guide in the old lyon. 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 tour.  Begin by riding along the Saône River to Bellecour square. This 6-hectare square is the biggest pedestrian square in Europe ! Continue your ride by following the Rhone's banks 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 117 hectares. Enjoy this beautiful park, the biggest in the city, where you will see gardens and the zoo. We will then make our way to the Presqu'île where you will discover the Opera of Lyon and Terreaux square.

Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

Découvrez les points forts de Lyon lors d'une visite guidée à vélo. Découvrez les charmes de son centre historique et ses joyaux naturels en faisant du vélo. Tout d'abord, participez à un briefing de 15 minutes sur le vélo pour vous assurer que vous êtes en sécurité et à l'aise pendant la visite et remplissez un formulaire de location. Partez ensuite à l'assaut de la ville de Lyon aux côtés de votre guide, qui vous expliquera tout de l'histoire et de la culture de la ville lumière. Commencez par vous rendre en presqu'île pour admirer l'Opéra, l'Hôtel de Ville et la place des Terreaux. Profitez de la balade le long des berges du Rhône jusqu'au Parc de la Tête d'Or. Votre guide vous parlera de l'histoire de ce beau parc, surnommé le poumon vert de Lyon. Profitez de tout ce que la nature a à offrir en observant depuis votre vélo la serre de plantes exotiques, quelques animaux du zoo (notamment des girafes) et le lac. Pendant cette balade à vélo, vous passerez également par le tunnel mode doux qui traverse entièrement la colline de la Croix -Rousse, Au retour, poursuivez vos découvertes en longeant les rives de Saône qui vous conduiront au Vieux-Lyon, inscrit au patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO.

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

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

Enjoy a culinary tasting break in at the bottom of the Croix Rousse hill and discover Lyon on this unique e-biking adventure. Follow your guide to uncover hidden gems, learn about the city, and try some local delicacies. Meet your guide near the Palais de Justice in central Lyon to begin your morning or afternoon tour. Be outfitted with an electric bike that’s equipped for comfortable and effortless riding. The exact route may vary depending on the day, but your guide will introduce you to the city's nooks and crannies where you’ll find Lyon's true magic. Ride through Terreaux square, see beautiful view points, and pass through Croix Rousse square. Catch a glimpse of famous traboules paintings. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon’s rich history and points out both famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots that only locals know about. Stop for a rest along the way where you can enjoy local products like a slice of rosette, Lyon sausage, and local cheese with a glass of wine. t's served on sharing platters for you and your fellow food lovers to enjoy together. Cycle back to the starting point to conclude your tour.

Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Lyon: City Highlights Segway Tour

Discover the streets of Lyon in a fun way on this guided Segway tour. Feel confident while you drive with the included safety briefing and tutorial session before the tour. Uncover the charm of the Old Town and be refreshed on a ride through Tête d'Or Park. Meet your guide at a centrally-located point in the Old Town (Vieux-Lyon) and learn how to drive a Segway before heading off on your riding adventure. Cross thorugh the red Bellecour Square, the city's main square. Zip along at high speeds on the banks of the slow-flowing Rhône river. Take in sweeping views of Lyon as your hair blows in the wind. Admire views of the old Hospital (Grand Hôtel-Dieu), the Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière, and Croix-Rousse. After a few moments arrive in Tête d'Or Park's verdant oasis. Visit the botanical garden, see a part of the zoo, and go for a stroll along the lake before ending the tour with a stop in Terreaux Square to see its 19th century Fontaine Bartholdi fountain.

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4.5
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Cescil (apologies if I spelt that wrong) was a wonderful tour guide. It was just us three on the tour and we had a great time. Constantly learning and engaging within the history of Lyon and some beautiful sights along the way. Really made our day in Lyon

Very good, you could get off at different points or do the entire tour. I thought it was good that those who booked in advance were able to choose the better seats. This is the second time that I've pre-booked via getyourguide, always happy to do so.

Friendly and interesting guide. During the journey, anecdotes that make us want to discover more of the city. And finally, a good place to eat for the vegans that we are!

A beautiful discovery of the history of Lyon and these buildings told by Marc, a guide who loves his city and is fascinating.

This getaway, despite the bad weather, was really pleasant. Thank you so much. Simon and Micheline