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Croix-Rousse: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Lyon: 2-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    1. Lyon: 2-Hour Guided City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk

    Discover Lyon in a convenient, fast and fun way on a 2-hour electric tuk tuk tour. The silent and eco-friendly vehicle will allow you to enjoy a peaceful ride through the city. Ride in comfort, whatever the weather may be, thanks to side panels that offer protection in case of rain and heated seats for colder days. Explore the heart of Lyon and take in the top attractions of the city center and the beauty of the Old Town. Ride up Croix Rousse Hill and head deep inside the old Canuts neighborhood. Continue to the top of Fourvière Hill for amazing views of Lyon and the surrounding area.

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

    2. 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 e...

    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!

  • Lyon: 1-Hour City Tram Audio-Guided Tour

    3. Lyon: 1-Hour City Tram Audio-Guided Tour

    Ride a unique and stylish Croix-Rousse city tram that runs through this less-than-typical district of Lyon. Discover the district in a different way on this 1-hour tour. You’ll pass by the Opera House, the Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls, Gros Caillou, the Croix Rousse Aera, Canuts House and Wall, Croix Rousse Market and last but not least, the famous Green Wall of Lyon. Tours last for about an hour and are audio-guided in: French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.

    De Lyon city-tram audio-guided tour geeft je een mooi beeld van een mooi gedeelte van Lyon: Croix-Rousse, waar je lopend niet zo gauw doorheen komt, vanwege de steile hellingen.

  • Lyon: 1.5-Hour Segway Discovery Tour

    4. 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 tak...

    Loved this! Tatiana was amazing and very informative with her knowledge of local landmarks.

  • Lyon: 2-Hour Highlights E-Bike Tour

    5. Lyon: 2-Hour Highlights E-Bike Tour

    Discover Lyon, a city known for its variety of landscapes, in particular the confluence between the Saône and the Rhône. The tour will begin by the South of the city, in the district of La Confluence. After a 15 minute training session you will ride from the extension of the Presqu'île to its modern district, passing by buildings from the city's industrial history. You will learn all about this neighborhood. Then following the Saône river bank you will see the Old City classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After a few minutes, you will be in front of the Croix-Rousse hill, famous for the silk industry and its beautifully colored architecture. Your local guide will tell you more about that time when the Canuts, or silk workers, lived and worked there. You will go back towards the agency along the Rhône river bank. Effortlessly cross Lyon with your electronic bike. This means of...

    We took the two hour tour and saw just about all we needed to see of Lyon. There were only four of us on the tour as we took it on an overcast day. This was good as it meant it remained cool. I was not sure about the lectric bikes at first as I had never ridden one, but by the end of the tour we were all converts. The make the ride so much easier. We covered all the banks of the rivers. Started around the pool area of the Rhone, down to "The Conjucture", the meeting of the rivers. Then up and over the Saome, past the original town area for Lyon until we crossed it again up near the tunnel that takes you under the hill on the middle peninsular to the Rhone again. We crossed back to the side we started riding down to the pool area again then back to the office on the other side. All up around 2.5 hours. We saw a lot and it would have been nice to do it a little slower so photos could be taken. But it was well worth it. I would recommend it as a tour most could do.

  • Lyon City Card with Airport Transfer

    6. Lyon City Card with Airport Transfer

    Get a transfer from the airport into Lyon and enjoy unlimited access to Lyon's public transport. Visit 23 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 more than 13 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 1, 2, 3, or 4 days, depending of the validity of your card. 23 free museums and temporary exhibitions, free visits and activities, including:  

    • Guided walking tours
    • Cruises 
    • Silk Museum (Soierie vivante)
    • Park Miniature Mini World
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    Lyon. What a brilliant city! The city guide massively enhanced our experience. Highly recommend.

  • Croix Rousse: History and Gourmet Tour

    7. Croix Rousse: History and Gourmet Tour

    Meet with your local epicurean guide on top of the Croix-Rousse hill, bring your appetite and let your guide take care of the rest. Take a moment to fully appreciate the unique atmosphere of this district, like a village in the city. You can still imagine the time when one would weave those beautiful silk scarfs. This tour, both historic and gourmet will give you the best vision of the city you can have. Discover the city on unbeaten tracks and far from the touristic places and taste the best local specialties. Start with the emblematic quenelle, discover the traditional restaurants, the bouchons. Further on in the tour, you will walk around like an authentic Lyonnaise. A tour of Lyon would not be complete without cheese and charcuterie. Thanks to institutions in the city you will get to taste the best of it. Finally, it is time for a sweet note. One of the best chocolate shops in the c...

  • Lyon: 4-Hour Electric Bike Tour with Tasting Break

    8. Lyon: 4-Hour Electric Bike Tour with Tasting Break

    Explore Lyon by the latest generation electric bike on a 4-hour tour with food tastings. See the city’s main attractions and enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Fourvière. Meet your guide opposite the Lyon Courthouse (Palais de Justice Historique de Lyon). Collect your electric bike and set off with a passionate guide on a route that allows you to discover the whole city in just a few hours. Go to Fourvière Hill, enjoy the views from the summit of the Croix Rousse. Cycle through the Tête d'Or Park and along the banks of the Rhône. You can't talk about Lyon without mentioning food. 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 - Home made sweet cake or praline pie with home made refresments, hot...

    Great activity to do if you don’t have much time. The electric bicycles made the journey effortless, which is great for the hills.

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What people are saying about Croix-Rousse

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 456 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.

First stay in Lyon is a pleasant way to get around the city, a personalized and very interesting guided tour. Thank you, we had a great time.

Very nice experience with a very good guide. To recommend absolutely. We were six people in the tuk-tuk and it went really well.