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Top 6 guided tours to do in Lyon

Lyon: Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Journey through more than 2,000 years of history on a river cruise of Lyon, and discover the rich heritage of the multifaceted city where ancient and contemporary treasures combine.

Board the pleasure boat for an in-depth tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire symbolic monuments from another perspective as you are carried along the Saone River for 1 hour. See the Renaissance buildings of Vieux Lyon, the focus of political and religious power in the Middle Ages.

Admire the bold architecture and learn about exceptional moments that have shaped the city's destiny. Listen to an informative commentary of Lyon through the centuries from your guide.


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 Justice

• Vieux Lyon

• Perrache

• Musée des Confluences

• Berges du Rhône

• Théâtres Gallo-Romains

• Fourvière

• Parc des Hauteurs

Blue Line:

• Place Bellecour

• Halles Paul Bocuse

• Parc Tête d’Or - Jardin Botanique

• Parc Tête d’Or - Porte des Enfants

• Hôtel de Ville

• Hard Rock Café

• Hôtel-Dieu


Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

Escape to Lyon’s famous wine country on a half-day tour to Southern Beaujolais and enjoy the wonders of this region, in a small group. Famous for its Beaujolais Nouveau, the region offers also unique and charming little golden stone villages.

Leaving from Lyon, your passionate driver and guide will take you through the hills of this wonderful region, which is often compared to Tuscany. Start the day with an introduction to wine-tasting in a beautiful and scenic setting, where you will be told all about the notion of 'Terroir'.

Then, enjoy a stroll in the charming golden stones medieval village of Oingt and learn more about the history of Beaujolais. Continue in a family winery to discover more wines and learn all about the secret of French wine-making while having the traditional 'machon', the silk workers breakfast.

This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the Beaujolais region and it’s wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere with scenic views all along.


Lyon City Pass: Public Transport & More Than 40 Attractions

With the Lyon City Card, the gates to France's second-biggest city are open! Save time and money while discovering its secret alleyways and magnificent museums.

Visit 23 museums for free with your Lyon City Card, and make the most of 48 things to do and 25 discounts which cover the whole of Lyon's cultural offerings. You'll also get complimentary access to Lyon's public transport, as well as access to bike tours, visits to the Fine Art Museum, river cruises, and much more. Have fun!

Museums and temporary exhibitions :

• Priority access to Musée des Confluences

• Fine Arts Museum of Lyon

• OL Museum (football team)

• Gadagne Museums: history of Lyon and puppets of the world

• Modern Art Museum (open only for temporary exhibitions)

• Contemporary Art Institute (only open for exhibitions)

• Museum of Gallo Roman Civilization

• Museum of Textile ( renovation till 2026)

• Lumière Museum

• Fourvière Museum of Religious Art

• Printing Museum

• Center for the History of the Resistance and Deportation

• Little Guignol Museum

• Museum of Cinema and Miniature

• Tony Garnier Urban Museum

• Museum of Henri Malartre’s Automobile

• Gallo Roman Museum of St Roman en Gal

• Ampère Museum

• Electricity Museum

• La Sucrière at pôle Confluence (open only for temporary exhibitions)

• Doctor Mérieux Museum Marcy l’Étoile

• Eccly - Espace Culturel du Christianisme à Lyon

• Cultural Judaïsme Institute

Visits and activities (depending on availabilities – check for times):

• Guided walking tours by the Greater Tourism Office (reservation necessary)

• A visit to the roof of the basilica of Fourvière (April-November)

• Cruises on the Rhône and Saône Riviers with Lyon City Boat (April-October)

• House of Canuts

• Silk Museum (Soierie vivante)

• Mini World priority access

• Lyon City tram reduction

Shows (limited number of spots, reservation advised):

• Guignol Theater in Lyon

• Compagnie des Zonzons (Guignol)

• House of Guignol

• Guignol theater Grand Hotel Dieu

• Un Gone de Lyon (Guignol)

• Planetarium

Public transportation included:

The liberty offer gives you access to Lyon’s bus, metro, funicular railway, and tramway networks. Valid for24h, 48h, 72h or 96 hours, depending on the validity of your card.

Discounts with Lyon City Card:

• Shows: National Opera of Lyon (except end of year shows), Célestins’theatre, Lyon’s theatre, theatre of Nouvelle Génération, Théâtre National Populaire, Maison de la danse, Comedie Odeon, Improvidence theatre.

• Visits – tours: Cyclopolitains (tours by bike), guided bus tours, biked guided tours by Lyon City Bike, Lyon le Grand Tour, Fourvière France Aventures, Aquarium du Grand Lyon, Segway Tours, Léo & Go cars location service, Lyon Tuk Tour, Lyon City Tram, babysitting Marypop, Coddy Games urban escape game, Restaurant boat Hermès

• Option: Vélo’v (rent a bike ).

• Shopping

• Galeries Lafayette Part Dieu: Services privileges: shopping bag and accompaniment by a personal shopper on appointment, 3 macaroons offered with purchase of 40 euros or more.

• Printemps: Welcome champagne in the private area and privileged support by a personal shopper

• Confluence Leisure Center: Special offers at 32 stores and round trip with the cruise ship

• Hard Rock Coffee shop: -10% purchase of 40 euros or more and Onlylyon Hard Rock pin offered

• The Village: One-day VIP pass offering VIP lounge reception, photo shooting, skip-the-line and welcome gift with preferential rate on private transport


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.


Lyon: Discovery Tour by Segway

This tour will allow you to discover both the Segway and the beautiful city center of Lyon.

Your adventure starts in our store. We will welcome you to give you a briefing on how to drive the Segway.

Start the visit by the banks of the Rhone, the ideal spot to learn how to drive a Segway with a beautiful view of the Hôtel Dieu and the Fourvière hill. You will then cross the Rhone to head towards the Presqu'Île. You will pass by three essential squares in the heart of the city: the Jacobins, the Celestins and the biggest one, the Bellecour square!

You'll love this beautiful ride to discover the must-see places in downtown Lyon on a Segway.



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