The city's landscape always takes newcomers by surprise as it includes two hills, two rivers, a Presqu’île (peninsula) and different districts with very distinctive atmospheres. Welcome to Lyon! In keeping with this diversity, you can also choose how you prefer to discover the city: classic, fun or unusual, to enjoy the city in your own way!
Touring on foot
Lyon is a city built on a human scale, and is therefore easy to fit into your touring plans. You may prefer to see it with a tourist guide, or in a more fun way to get an original insight into city life, or you may like to see Lyon’s heritage sites and hear its little-known anecdotes. Either way, you're sure to be astounded by Lyon's rich history!
From the Vieux-Lyon area to the Croix-Rousse district, with a series of unusual visits in between, our guided tours are anything but boring and stuffy!
Touring by bus
If you're only spending a short time in Lyon, you may prefer to rise above the crowd and get an overview of the city.
The LyonCityBus will take you on a 1½ hour tour of Lyon's UNESCO-listed city centre and the new Confluence district. The tour is available in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Russian.
Touring by boat
Seeing as Lyon has been built up around two rivers, a boat tour is a must and a great way to discover the city! Cruising along the Rhône and Saône by day or night gives you an entirely different perspective, and the opportunity to relax and take in the stunning scenery.
Les Bateaux Lyonnais organises lunchtime and dinner cruises as a unique and romantic gourmet experience to be shared with a loved one, whereas with Cap Confluent you can rent a boat (no licence required) and sail away in total freedom!
Touring by tram
As it isn't always easy to know where to begin a discovery tour in the Croix-Rousse area, the LyonCityTram will take you up the hill for a one-hour tour that includes Lyon's silk-related history and its mural paintings.
This is the ideal mode of transport for those who'd rather not walk, and want to avoid climbing the numerous steps that lead up to the district!
Available in English, Spanish, German and Italian.
Touring on an electric bicycle
With its two hills, Lyon has a challenging topography that can be effortlessly enjoyed thanks to an electric bicycle. These novel tours include discoveries and gourmet breaks, and you're bound to be rather proud of yourself as you survey the surrounding landscapes from the vantage point of Fourvière Hill after cycling all the way up!
Touring on a Segway personal transporter
Taking you along the banks of the Rhône, through the parks and all the way to the heart of the city's historic site, these personal transporters are fun and a great way to see the city. A novel activity and an alternative mode of transport!
Touring in an unusual vehicle
You can also make your way through the streets of Lyon in an original way on board a tuk-tuk, or in a Volkswagen Kombi, a Citroën 2CV or Pedicab. The city can also be seen in an offbeat and quirky way, ensuring an unusual and very friendly shared experience.
The city is yours!