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Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Audio Commentary provided by Lyon City Tour

Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Audio Commentary

Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Audio Commentary
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Tour snapshot
Visit Lyon's top attractions on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Lyon visitors that want to see more of the city—without sacrificing the spontaneity of independent travel—are well-served on this hop-on hop-off bus tour, with numerous stops across the city. Just grab your tickets and hop aboard your sightseeing bus as you're whisked to top attractions. Highlights include stops at Old Lyon, Place Bellecour, and the towering Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière—with unlimited travel all day long.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Enjoy flexible travel—hop off the bus at different stops across the city
  • Design your own itinerary, with buses throughout the day
  • Get a great value with onboard Wi-Fi and multilingual audio guide included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy flexible travel—hop off the bus at different stops across the city
  • Design your own itinerary, with buses throughout the day
  • Get a great value with onboard Wi-Fi and multilingual audio guide included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 49535P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Recorded audio commentary on board bus
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Place Bellecour near the Café Bellecour Location Address: 35 Place Bellecour 69002 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Recorded audio commentary on board bus
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Place Bellecour near the Café Bellecour Location Address: 35 Place Bellecour 69002 Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
145 reviews
Excellent
66
Very good
47
Average
15
Poor
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Terrible
11

mitsy58
angouleme, france150 contributions
Sep 2020
due to pandemic we had decided the best way to explore Lyon was on foot, but in order to see it all we spent a day using the bus to get down to the Confluence & up to the Roman Ruins & Basilica. Drivers were very friendly, the audio guide is well presented (apart from some of the music intervals!!!) & very few passengers at this time. We took first bus at 10am & picked it up again mid afternoon after we had explored the Basilica & Roman Museum & walked the 1,000 or so steps down to old town for lunch.
Written 15 September 2020
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Sheena W
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Mar 2020
Taking the Hop On - Hop Off Bus Tour was a very good idea. Apart from the obvious heights of Lyon and the cathedral the tour included a swing past the modern architecture of the confluence of the two rivers. Great when you have little time in Lyon and particularly on a Monday when nearly all Museums are closed. It was a relief to be out of the rain but the cold air sweeps down from the open upper deck and overwhelms the heating. A "wind break" plastic curtain to prevent this would be a good idea.
Written 11 March 2020
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Natasha_12Trip
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions
A good trip around the city and easy to the on and off. Notes that there is only one bus per hour. The story telling was good an interesting, however the timing wasn’t always on, so it wasn’t easy to follow what we were looking at. We were 4 adults and 4 children and all liked it.
Written 19 July 2021
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Mavmed
Sullivan's Island, SC483 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Having just come off a cruise in Rome and a flight to Lyon we were a little tired,,,or maybe just lazy, but we decided to spend a day on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus. We've done this in other cities to get oriented and have generally had good experiences. On this Monday it was not crowded. The weather was beautiful for sitting up top. The narration via earpieces worked fine and the route took us to parts of the city we had not seen on previous trips to Lyon. The driver was very nice and kept checking on us to make sure we wanted to stay on. Make no mistake, this is no substitute for seeing the other fabulous sights of Lyon like the Traboules but it is a good start.
Written 31 July 2018
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chicanadian2016
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Try to avoid it if possible, I have used hop on hop off in more than 10 countries, Lyon France’s hop on hop off is the worst.

Staffs was not knowledgeable at all, not wear uniform, you do not know who is staff. You finally asked and know who is staff, he even does not know a location of paid wc just 20 meters away. They just chatting, resting. Do not help customers to answer customer ‘s questions until boarding time, finally start boarding, they started answer questions, kept all other customers waiting outside 30 minutes to be on board. And it was very hot - 32c degree. All waiting outside, inside AC is out of order. They took 2 hours lunch break, how many hours do we have a day as a visitor? They are just too lazy. It is mid September, you call it low season? So it does not worth it at all, do not waste your money and time on it. Make other arrangement.
Written 30 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, thank you for sharing your review with us. We are sorry to hear that your experience with Lyon City Tour didn't go as well as expected. All the members of the Lyon City Tour's staff wear red polo shirts with our black logo writing on it. The buses are running from 9:00 until 16:30 and the drivers only have one hour lunch break starting from 12:00. Even if the buses are stationed on the starting point, the drivers can't let you in until boarding time. During their break, our team have to rest if they want their driving to be optimum all day long. It's part of our concern to assure safety for all our visitors. Despite these elements, we hope that your experience inside the bus allowed you to discover the best places of Lyon and its rich history heritage. However, rest assured that you commentary will help us to improve the quality of the service we want to offer to our visitors. Have a great day!
Written 2 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

26peach
Milton Keynes, UK279 contributions
Departs from Place Bellecour at various times in the day. No service between 1 and 2pm. So check timetable. However excellent way to see and hear all about Lyon & it's history. Tour bus was very clean and commentary was interspaced with French music which really set the scene. 13 stops, you can hop on & hop off. Route takes about 90 mins if stay on for entire loop. 21 euro per adult, well spent. Highly recommended.
Written 8 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

plavaseka
Toronto, Canada116 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
I find hop on hop off buses a great way to see the city at first and then to decide what to do in a city. Lyon was no exception. The ride was about an hour and a half and we got to see a great perimter of the city. This allowed me later on to visit sites that I was intrigued by on the bus.

We got to the bus stop about 15 mins early which was good because the bus left the shop 10 minutes earlier than scheduled. So make sure to get there earlier.

English commentary, full of information and easy to follow.

Tickets easy to buy online, and our hotel printed our tickets for us which was even more convenient.

I recommend this activity.
Written 30 July 2018
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Steven A
West Bridgford, UK115 contributions
Oct 2015
We love 'hop on-hop off bus tours. Although often branded as cheesy, they give a great way of appreciating the layout of a city and also what is worth going back to visit...or not and this was no exception.
Thanks to the mild weather we went upstairs on the open air top deck and enjoyed a very pleasant 90 minute tour around Lyon. It was good to see sites we had already visited as well as those we hadn't and also travel to the newer part of the city too, seeing some of the new architecture. (Must check out the Musee des Confluences another time!)
The commentary was pretty good and helped too.
The ONLY thing to watch out for are a few low hanging branches on the tour...we weren't sure if the French were trying to promote their 'guillotine' tradition, but we certainly had a close shave or two. Lol.
The tickets can be purchased on the bus (credit cards accepted too) and are valid all day or for a small extra charge you can get a 2 day ticket (19 Euros vs 22 Euros).
The trip starts and finishes in Place Bellecour, just behind the main tourist office.
Have fun and bon voyage!
Written 6 November 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bigred88
Sydney, Australia236 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The Hop On Hop Off Bus experience is always a great way to get your bearings in a town. We had visited Lyon for one day previously when we took the Lyon City Tram ride up to Croix Rousse. This bus would take us to places we didn't see last time. We stayed on for the full 1hour 30 minute trip. Following the Map given out we could see areas we would revisit. The Route the bus takes covers much of what you would want to see, with the exception of Vieux Lyon with the Traboules. That needs to be covered separately on foot .
Written 18 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jdcoach
Sandy, UT189 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
been traveling around France using the on off bus in each cities that had it, this is the 1st one where the 4 different buses I used, all had working commentary. Also, it was a Sunday and it wasn't running a continuous schedule. We had to wait 45 minutes because no buses were running. It was a wonderful day so we just took in the sun and the only hic cup was that two selfish couples took the 1st 4 front rows ,putting bags on the empty seats so no one could sit by them. luckily the bus was crowded but not full to capacity. they were just not nice, plus you had to turn up your volume to wash out their running conversation. other than that ,take the bus
Written 9 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Lyon City Tour
doncan48
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Great way to see the city.
The professional driver carefully waved his way through the city in a slow relaxing manner. The audio portion was v
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R G
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Doesn’t respond to messages
I messaged the company to try to postpone our reservation time but they never replied. I admit it was only 30 minut
kanearthurm
kanearthurm
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Great City Tour
We had taken a river boat tour before and found that this city tour included points of interest that are not visibl
gonzalodem
gonzalodem
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Audio need attention!
The tour was very good and buses were always on time. My suggestion will be to correct the audio settings as the mu
AE223
AE223
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100% worth the price
I usually stay away from sight seeing busses etc but this was really good. It's not really a tram, but a long elect
MartinK6356
MartinK6356
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Cultural visit
Excellent really good services in hotel restaurants and tour bus and on public transport .The city is well set up
dassamrat1985
dassamrat1985
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Excellent tour of Vieux Lyon and Croix rousse!!
Very excellent and well managed. I definitely recommend it to everyone coming to Lyon. The guide of Vieux Lyon tour
maea8
maea8
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good value
Went to many places..highlights were the city murals and variety of stops.look out for the two coloured boxes of bu
silviamc05
silviamc05
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There were few bus and two of them did not stop, telling us to wait the following one. At last we gas to renounce
ShieldsLad10
ShieldsLad10
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DONALD CHARLTON
The City Bus Tour was an excellent way to view this large City and its main attractions. As we only had one day al
Vagabonds776
Vagabonds776
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No pickups
We started the tour at Bellecour and got off at stop number nine, the museum. We had to wait one and a half hours b
In50by50
In50by50
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Like hop on hop off without the hop off
Nice one hour tour of mostly the North side. This will probably get you into some neighborhoods you would have mis
fletcherviv
fletcherviv
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Disappointed
It was a pleasant ride but what we saw was dispppointing. Only saw one of the frescos and croix rousse itself is a
Paula B
Paula B
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Disaster
Usually, this company has good around town bus tours. This one was a disaster. I bought my ticket online. Evide
naomic129
naomic129
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Lo Ely way to get a good overview of the city and it’s star attractions.
Great tour, good commentary and skilled driver winding us up and down narrow streets and hills. Highly recommend t
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