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Lyon: Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Les Bateaux Lyonnais

Lyon: Guided Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Les Bateaux Lyonnais
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From US$ 14.68 per person

Discover Lyon and its UNESCO World Heritage Site attractions on a 1-hour river cruise along the Saone River. Admire the monuments at the confluence of the Saone River, discover the Renaissance buildings of Vieux Lyon and much more.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the Saone River on a 1-hour cruise
  • Admire the bold architecture at the confluence of 2 rivers
  • Learn about the events that shaped Lyon's history
Full description
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. 
Includes
  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Printed tour guide in multiple languages
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

2 Quai des Célestins, Lyon.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 845 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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It advises getting there 20 minutes before cruise time. We got there 20 minutes early and the queue was huge. We were last ones on so had to sit inside. If you want an open air top deck trip you must get there very early. Great little outing up and down the river with commentary in French and English. Certainly worth booking when touring Lyon.

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April 17, 2022

Toni is an excellent guide. He emailed us once we signed up for the tour, then he sent us an whatsapp message on the morning of the tour to remind us of the meeting location. Toni gave us a lot of background information of the various points of interest, now we really LOVE Lyon and are looking forward to visit this city again. He also provided restaurants recommendations.

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November 12, 2019

Very informative presentaion

Pleasant boat, lots of upstairs outdoor seating. Commentary very clear above engine noise. Highlight for me was going right down to where the Saone joins the Rhone. You can actually see the difference in the rivers, both flow and colour. Dome very quirky buildings to be seen in the new Confluence district, probably at their best from the river. Good value for money. Only omission, that is really important, was that there was no announcement of safely measures or what to do in the event of accident, capsized, etc, or where life jackets may be found. Or indeed, if there were any.

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July 31, 2019

Product ID: 88205