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Presqu'île: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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: Secret Food Tour

2. Lyon: Secret Food Tour

Explore one of Lyon's most beloved traditions, food, and find out why the city has been considered the world capital of gastronomy since 1935. Feast on a traditional breakfast, pastry, hot dish, cheese, and a secret dish that you can only discover on this tour while savoring lovely local wines. After meeting by the steps of the protestant Temple of the Change you will start with some savoury food of the type that was served to the Canut (the silk workers of Lyon) giving energy and of course a glass of wine. Then we will be exploring the old paved streets of the Vieux Lyon area, learning the secret of the Traboules, and we'll stop in one of the most exclusive sweet shops of the city to sample a delicious local pastry. After crossing the Saône River, we'll then explore the Presqu'île district, discovering amazing monuments, statues, and fountains along the way. You'll love the seasonal traditional hot dish at our next stop. We'll discover our local cheeses as we stop at a historic monument. As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish. *Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.

Lyon: 1 or 2-Hour Pedicab Tour

3. Lyon: 1 or 2-Hour Pedicab Tour

Once you are comfortably seated in the electric pedicab, begin a tour of Lyon with a local guide who is passionate about their city. Learn about the history of Lyon from Roman times to the Renaissance and discover Lyon from another angle, in the heart of the historic district. Discover Vieux Lyon, which is the largest Renaissance district of the city. Explore mysterious alleyways used to transport silk and see the former homes of wealthy Italian traders. See the beautiful Saint-Jean Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Lyon. On an extended 2-hour tour, visit the area of Presqu'île, which is at the heart of the city. See the town hall, the Lyon fresco, Lyon National Opera, Celestine Theater, Place des Terreaux, and Bellecour. Continue along the banks of the Rhône, with a panoramic view of the hills of Fourviere and Croix-Rousse.

Lyon: The Grand Tour by Bike

4. Lyon: The Grand Tour by Bike

Discover Lyon, a city known for the diversity of its landscapes, including the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers. You'll start your visit at the famous Terreaux square. You'll then ride along the banks of the Rhône to discover the superb golden head park d'or, 117 hectares in size. Here, you'll discover the secret behind this intriguing name. You'll then take mode doux tunnel that crosses the entire Croix Rousse hill, and follow the banks of the Saône to admire Vieux Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Pedal on to the Confluence district, Lyon's modern quarter, past buildings that bear witness to the city's industrial past. Ride effortlessly through Lyon on an easy-to-handle city bike. This means of transport allows you to discover most of the city's highlights in just 3 hours. Return home with your eyes full of memories: the confluence of the two rivers, Vieux Lyon, the Saône and its Italian style, Croix-Rousse hill and the history of silk, the banks of the Rhône and much more.

Lyon City Card with Airport Transfer

5. Lyon City Card with Airport Transfer

Get a transfer from the airport into Lyon and enjoy unlimited access to Lyon's public transport. Visit 25 museums for free and discover more than 38 activities, like a river cruise or guided tours in the old town or Croix Rousse districts. You can also enjoy VIP shopping and discounts on activities and shows. Transfer Rhonexpress Airport > Lyon Included :  A return ticket Aiport-Lyon-Airport  Public transportation included: The liberty offer gives you access to Lyon’s bus, metro, funicular railway and tramway networks. Valid for 24h, 48h, 72h, or 96h, depending of the validity of your card. 25 free museums and temporary exhibitions, free visits and activities, including:   Guided walking toursCruises Silk Museum (Soierie vivante)Park Miniature Mini WorldLyon City Tram (Reduced rate)House of Guignol Guignol Un Gone de LyonPlanetariumDiscounts including: Tours by bikeFourvière France AdventuresLyon aquariumSegway tours

Lyon: Parc Tête d'Or Bike Tour

6. 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 & France: Unlimited EU Internet with eSIM Mobile Data

7. Lyon & France: Unlimited EU Internet with eSIM Mobile Data

Enjoy your unlimited data plan with eSIM access to the web throughout the Lyon, France and Europe. Avoid expensive data roaming charges or connecting to unsecured public internet points. Save yourself the time and hassle of looking for free WiFi every time you need an internet connection. Benefit from a service where you won’t have to change your sim card or buy a new one during your vacation. Enjoy the peace of mind of an unlimited package at truly 4G/LTE speed which is secure and works everywhere in the United Kingdom. Keep in touch with family and friends back home with no speed limitations at any level of data usage. Watch movies, play games, make online calls, stream your playlists, share your memories, use live navigation, and more. The following devices support the eSIM product: Apple iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 iPhone 12 Max iPhone 12 Max Pro iPhone 13 mini iPhone 13 iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 13 Pro Max iPhone 14 iPhone 14 Plus iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR iPhone SE (2020) iPad Air (3rd Generation) iPad Pro (3rd Generation) iPad Mini (5th Generation) Samsung Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+ Samsung Galaxy S20 ultra Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Samsung Note 20+ Samsung Galaxy S21 Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G Samsung Galaxy S21+ Ultra 5G Samsung Galaxy Fold Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Google devices that support eSIM Google Pixel 3 & 3 XL Google Pixel 3a & 3a XL Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL Google Pixel 4A 5G Google Pixel 2 & 2 XL Google Pixel 5 Google Pixel 5a Google Pixel 6 Google Pixel 6 Pro Motorola Motorola Razr 2019 Huawei Huawei P40 Huawei P40 Pro Huawei P50 Pro Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Lyon: Apéro Tour - A Cultural and Gastronomic Stroll

8. Lyon: Apéro Tour - A Cultural and Gastronomic Stroll

The Lyon Apéro Tour invites you on a beautiful 3-hour stroll through the vibrant Presqu'île and Old Lyon, combining cultural heritage with the art of "Aperonomy." This unique tour is a celebration of authenticity, fun, festivity, and generosity. The adventure begins at the meeting point, Place Bellecour, where you'll set out on a journey through Lyon's iconic neighborhoods. The tour is crafted with care, selecting the best products from prestigious local artisans to curate a series of aperitif stops. Each stop is an opportunity to savor exquisite flavors, seamlessly blending culture and gastronomy. An authentic and festive experience, the Lyon Apéro Tour is designed to be enjoyed with friends or colleagues, creating moments that linger as unforgettable memories. As you explore the cultural heritage of the city, you'll indulge in the richness of Lyon's "Aperonomy," a delightful fusion of local craftsmanship and gastronomic delights.

Lyon: Gastro & Bouchon Culinary Delights Tour

9. Lyon: Gastro & Bouchon Culinary Delights Tour

The Lyon Gastro & Bouchon Tour invites you to discover the culinary wonders of Presqu'ile and Vieux Lyon in a unique 2.5-hour experience. This cultural and historical stroll is not just a tour; it's an immersion into the heart of Lyon's gastronomic heritage. Your journey will be punctuated with fascinating anecdotes and tastings of products sourced from the best Lyonnaise houses. Learn about the rich cultural and historical tapestry that defines Lyon as a culinary capital. The highlight of the tour is a visit to Daniel et Denise, a renowned cork in Lyon. Awarded the prestigious "Bib Gourmand" by the Michelin guide, Daniel et Denise is a gastronomic haven led by Chef Joseph Viola, Meilleur Ouvrier de France. Prepare to be introduced to the authentic flavors of Lyonnaise cuisine, crafted with precision and expertise. Limited to a small group of 12 people, this tour offers an intimate and personalized experience. Meet at the iconic Place Bellecour to commence your culinary adventure.

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What people are saying about Presqu'île

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4.6 / 5

based on 414 reviews

Very varied and successful tour. Guide Lyss took us to the most beautiful places in Lyon in a friendly, committed and competent manner. Good overview of the city and modern bikes. Highly recommended !!!

A great introduction to Lyon. The bikes were good quality, hair nets were offered for those who chose helmets and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended

Charlotte was an excellent guide , her history and fun facts in Lyon was so beneficial, a great tour to do early on , in your visit to Lyon, really enjoyable

Our guide was very knowledgeable, communicated well and was very accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Very interesting and informative.

Interesting and friendly Luce is a very good guide