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Lyon: 2-Hour Day or Night Pedicab Tour

1. 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.

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Lyon: 1.5-Hour Segway Discovery Tour

2. 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 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.

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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 experienced guide knows all the nooks and crannies, where you’ll find Lyon's true magic. Ride through the Croix Rousse tunnel, lined with colored lights and music, and be on the lookout for Lyon Cathedral. Listen as your guide shares stories of Lyon’s rich history and points out both famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots only locals know about. Continue along the banks of the Rhône River, recently renovated for cyclists. Cycle onto Place Bellecour, a famous plaza crowned by a statue of King Louis XIV, and ride past the picturesque boating lake in Tête d'Or Park. Cycle back to the starting point to conclude your tour. During your tour, hop-off your bike and head to a local eatery to sample some of Lyon’s regional specialties (depends of the days, the hour and the partners) : - Regional cold cuts, local cheeses and other tasty bites with local wine or soft drinks - Home made sweet cake or praline pie with home made refreshments, hot drinks or local wine It's served on sharing platters for you and your fellow food lovers to enjoy together.

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Lyon: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

4. Lyon: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Discover the highlights in Lyon with an interactive smartphone app. Unlock the city with location-based riddles. See the sights in a unique way. View the textile museum at Musée des Tissus and the imposing Saint-Nizier Church. Login to your app and start your tour of 10 of the most important attractions of the city. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to finish the game. Start or pause the tour whenever you want. Enjoy seeing the city at your own pace. Read interesting information and facts. Snap pictures as you go. Uncover a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

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

5. 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 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 both famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots only locals know about. 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.

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2-Hour Highlights of Lyon Segway Tour

6. 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 the Place Bellecour – the largest pedestrianized square in Europe!

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1-Hour Essential Lyon Segway Tour

7. 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’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 5km 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 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 the Place Bellecour, the largest pedestrianized square in Europe!

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Lyon: Parc de la Tête d'Or Bike Tour

8. Lyon: Parc de la Tête d'Or Bike Tour

See the highlights of Lyon on a guided bike tour. Discover the charms of its historic center and its natural gems as you cycle. First, take part in a 15-minute city bike briefing to ensure you are safe and comfortable during the tour and fill in a rental form. Then it's 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 de la 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 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 at the Place Bellecour, one of the largest squares in Europe. 

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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

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What people are saying about Place Bellecour

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 716 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.

The local guide, Enric, took plenty of time to give us explanations of the city. He is a "open book". The ebikes were simple and easy going to go for a ride. The day was perfect.

My husband and I enjoyed our tour and tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot of information and had lots of fun with the tour. Thank you!

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!