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Lille City Sightseeing Tour

Lille, France
Lille City Sightseeing Tour

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See the highlights of the historic city of Lille during a 1.15hour minibus tour of the city. Pass Lille's main attractions, interspersed with pretty parks and gardens, and learn more about this northern French city from its 11th century beginnings to the modern metropolis.
  • City sightseeing tour of Lille
  • Explore the best of Lille in just 1.15hour!
  • See major attractions like the Grand Place, the old city and the Town Hall
  • Great way for newcomers to get familiar with the city
  • Audio guide available in eight languages
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One hour city tour
Transportation by minivan
Audio-visual system available in 8 languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese)
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

42 Pl. Rihour, 59800 Lille, France

Departure Point: Palais Rihour, central Lille Address: Lille Tourism Office, Palais Rihour, 42 Place Rihour, 59000 Lille Dates: Daily except on Mondays

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Climb aboard a minibus for a 1.15hour tour of the highlights of Lille, an historic French city on the Belgian border.

Learn more about the history of Lille, founded in the 11th century and influenced by several cultures over the centuries before at last becoming French. See the evidence the Flemish, Burgundian and Spanish left on the city in Lille's varied architectural styles, among other things.

Travel past Lille's top sights, including the old city, the Grand Palace, the Town Hall and belfry and the Fine Arts Museum. Enjoy an informative audio-visual display while you travel, available in eight languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese and Chinese).
Stop At:  
Grande Place
The Old Stock Exchange is one of the best examples of the Flemish Renaissance architecture from the mid-17th century (1652-1653). Sculptures and colours are here to express how rich were the local traders from the Golden Century
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille
One of the most interesting fine arts museum in France, after the Louvre in Paris !
Stop At:  
Office de Tourisme de Lille
The actual Palais Rihour is made of remains of the gothic palace built by the dukes of Burgondy (15th century) and some pieces of the french architecture town hall from the 19th century.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beffroi de l'Hotel de Ville
The Art Déco town hall is one of the best examples of that kind of architecture, locally mixed with flemish influences. The belfry is actually the higher one in all Europe and is a part of the Unesco World Héritage
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
The old district, with its narrow and cobbled streets and coloured and sculpted façades is the place to be ! Shops, locals restaurants, a nice museum and the cathedral are the main attractions of this peculiar and historic district.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lille City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Lille City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lille City Sightseeing Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Lille City Sightseeing Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Lille City Sightseeing Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Lille City Sightseeing Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lille City Sightseeing Tour.

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50 Reviews

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Just okay
, Jul 2020
The tour was perfectly fine. Just know that it is all prerecorded in the different languages with the driver periodically pointing to the points of interest as the bus passed them. The driver was very nice as were the people inside the office where you need to go in advance to get your printed ticked. Gives a basic overview of the city but not much depth.
Lille by bus
desmond d
, Jun 2019
On arriving at Lille there is no street or square location on booking, only phone number. When I showed the Lille tourist shop they were surprised that it was not indicated. Where you have two phone numbers on the same sheet of the booking is on surely one of them could be included.
This wonderful 1 hour 15 mins tour...
David K
, Feb 2018
This wonderful 1 hour 15 mins tour gets you to see all of Lille and its historical buildings . Collect the mini bus outside The Tourism Centre which is not far from Grand Place. I booked on line for 12 -60 Feb 2018 prices . My bus left at 10 30 am and with ear buds in and commentary in Englishand any other language you wish we were off . Look towards the mini TV screens in the bus and they tell you about the buildings you are looking at and also the driver adds some information . I even saw where Charles de Gaulle was born .The time goes very quickly . The driver was lovely and even the staff at the Tourist information centre was great to as they spoke English as well.. A good way to see Lille ..
As this was a second trip to Lille I...
Donald C
, Dec 2016
As this was a second trip to Lille I decided to take a bus tour to explore what I had not seen before. It's a bus tour in which you wear some light earbud type headphones and listen to narration of the city in your specific language. Its was okay, but not five stars. It covered an hours worth of travel around the city. This is great to find your bearings. I would recommend for those who have never been to this city.
The bus was a great way to see the...
Kurt H
, Aug 2016
The bus was a great way to see the highlights of Antwerp!
The tour was very good but won't be...
Oliver C
, Jul 2016
The tour was very good but won't be booking with Viators again. According to Viators ticket instructions I could not book a time for my tour or a children's ticket - I had to phone the tourist office in Lille for a tour time slot and they said children's tickets are cheaper and visitor should allow.
Unfortunately we didnt get to go on...
Melanie G
, Apr 2016
Unfortunately we didnt get to go on the 1st April as the bus driver was ill, but our trip was rearranged for 2nd April at 11am. Trip was excellent, very informative and the head sets, with English commentary were cery good and I liked the bits of film that went with it, to show you the inside of some of the buildings.
Plenty of good information but...
Lucy G
, Mar 2016
Plenty of good information but disappointing not to have either a transcript or subtitles for my deaf father which I had alerted on my original booking.Overall the three of us that could hear the audio guide were pleased but couldn't increase this by sharing comments and ideas with the forth member of our party. The driver was extremely courteous and helpful as well as apologetic!
very easy and straightforward to...
Julie M
, Jan 2016
very easy and straightforward to book and tour gives a good way to see Lille on a quick visit.
Absolutely fascinating tour through...
Peter H
, Nov 2015
Absolutely fascinating tour through a lovely city, really good for learning about Lille and getting one's bearings. Well worth going on.

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