Top sights & lesser-known areas in Lyon's historic centre
Centuries-old architecture including churches & museums
Chance to see Europe's largest fresco in La Croix-Rousse
Striking city views & landmarks on the top of Fourvière Hill
Comfortable transport in your updated electric tuk tuk
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private guided tuk tuk tour in Lyon
Heated seat covers
1 bottle of water per passenger
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What you can expect
LOCAL CERTIFIED : Company - Guides
Explore the historic centre of Lyon on a private tuk tuk tour for no more than 6. With a local guide behind the wheel, you and your group can uncover the top sights and lesser-known areas near the shores of the Saône River before riding into the area of Croix-Rousse and to the top of Fourvière Hill.
In the heart of Vieux Lyon, you board your electric tuk tuk, an updated version of the vehicle first made famous in India and East Asia. Beginning outside the Lyon Cathedral, you zip your way through the streets, travelling first over the Saône River onto the Presqu’île peninsula.
Once over the river, your guide leads you through the tree-lined square of La Place Bellecour and then by the 19th-century facade of Théâtre des Célestins. Marvel at the ornate fountain that marks the middle of Place des Jacobins and the charming carousel that sits in the centre of Place de la Republique.
As your guide shares engaging stories of the history and architecture of Lyon, you ride through the bustling square of Place des Terreaux, upon which lies a 17th-century abbey-turned-Lyon Museum of Fine Arts. You then continue north into the vibrant district of La Croix-Rousse, passing by the largest fresco in all of Europe. Hear of the role the area played in the city's silk industry, and historic uprisings that followed.
With the cool breeze coming in off the Saône, you make your way back over the river to Fourvière Hill, one of Lyon's best-known destinations. Upon arrival, you're treated to not only the best views over the city, but landmarks like the 19th-century basilica and the Gallo-Roman Theatre. Enjoy time to wander the area, scoping out other sites such as the Eiffel Tower-inspired Metallic Tower of Fourvière, before cruising back to the starting point.