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“A good way to get an initial appreciation of Lyon”
Review of Lyon le Grand Tour - CLOSED

Lyon le Grand Tour
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Fantastic viewsExplore Lyon, on board our double-decker open top buses. Let yourself be guided by our commentaries, hop-on hop-off as often as you please and discover the cities on your own pace. Discover :Lyon and its secrets: Place Bellecour, Notre-Dame de Fourviere, Place des Terreaux, the old town, the Saône banks, the Fresco of Lyon...
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We bought Lyon Cards which provided for 'free' entry onto the hop-on, hop-off open top bus. We did the whole trip initially (without getting off) to determine what attractions we wanted to come back to, and then went around again to one of the stops. After that, we used the excellent (efficient) metro to take us to other attractions and destinations (also with the Lyon Card). The tour was just 90 minutes, the narration was good, the bus driver friendly and helpful. And it wasn't crowded.

2  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

This is a relatively small Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour because most of the Lyon sites are concentrated in a small area. The loop is about an hour and fifteen minutes at 45 minute intervals.
There are only 12 stops. The price is 19€ for 1 day and 23€ for two with some noninal discounts.
It is more efficient than most other Hop On Hop Off Tours.
The second day is not necessary.

1  Thank RScharfer9
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We went on this tour on a freezing day so had hoped that we could sit inside downstairs, however it was full downstairs.To show how cold it was the front seats upstairs were available!, and this was the ideal place to be if suitably dressed. The commentary is through earphones and provides enough detail on Lyon to get an overview of its history without boring you. The price for 1 day €18 and for 2 days €21. It is in the usual hop on and hop off style, though in the winter there are only approx 4/5 trips per day.

1  Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

The hop on ,hop off bus in Lyon is excellent value for money (18 euros for one day, 21 for two days), obtainable from the tourist bureau in the Place Bellecour. One does, however, need to choose the weather carefully since the top deck is open to the elements and in Lyon, it rains often. Very little is seen from the comfort of the downstairs seats. The recorded commentary, which can be had in several languages, is excellent, although I myself am greatly looking forward to the day when some genius invents disposable earphones which do not keep falling off. We did the whole trip three times, only the last upstairs, since there is a lot to take in. The bus stops at many of the places tourists might want to visit but, by way of preparation, one must have gathered up information leaflets on opening hours of museums and galleries before getting off the bus. It operates every half hour in the morning but there is a long gap of one and a half hours at lunchtime and, after that, the bus goes only once an hour until the last service at 5pm from the Place Bellecour. The easiest way to see Lyon in a short time.

2  Thank NZDAY
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Reviewed 12 July 2017
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