Lille City Sightseeing Tour

Lille City Sightseeing Tour

Lille, France
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • One hour city tour
  • Transportation by minivan
  • Audio-visual system available in 8 languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Palais Rihour
    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

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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).


1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 37 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

On arriving at Lille there is no street or square location on booking, only phone number.


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Excellent introduction to Lille
Barbara_H, Apr 2023
It was a very comfortable introduction in a bus with audioguide and the friendly guide pointing out the highlights to this beautiful city. Just remember to get the tickets first at the tourism office and that you must be 15 minutes before the time at the meeting place. This information was not very clear when we paid for the tour. Recommend this tour for starting to explore Lille.
Excellent tour, don't miss it. Worthwhile booking in advance, it is very popular.
Susan_I, Apr 2023
Excellent driver, gave an interesting commentary in addition to the onboard headphone commentary. He started off asking where people were from and told them which audio Chanel to listen to, then did audio test to check sound, controls and volumes before we set off. He explained where we were going to go, history of Lille, the route, and was very good at explaining details about the sights, left or right side of the bus, etc, and stopped so we could take photos. Definitely recommended. One of the best tour guides that we have experienced.
Convinient trip with a...
Lalithambigai_S, May 2022
Convinient trip with a good explanation on the history of Lille. The driver was very friendly, also the people at the tourist centre.
Just okay
Diane_H, July 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, June 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.
As this was a second trip to Lille I...
MARTA_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...
Tricia_C, July 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.
The tourist office was closed until...
Susan M K, Mar 2015
The tourist office was closed until 2pm on Monday 16th March, therefore, the earlier sightseeing tours, had not taken place. The first tour of the day, left at 14.10 and we arrived back at 14.50 Not the hour, we paid for, therefore very disappointing. On going into the Tourist Office on our return, two staff members did not understand what I was complaining about, so we left in disgust. i have been longing to write this review, to air my dissatisfaction.
Nice to look around and see...
GeertDB, Sept 2014
Nice to look around and see different kind of buildings, monuments and others... Also my knowledge of the history of Lille is bigger now! :-)
A great start to a fabulous weekend...
I_A, June 2014
A great start to a fabulous weekend , we took the city tour to get our bearings and went back to visit all the places of interest to us.
The tour bus was fine but tit was...
Michael, June 2014
The tour bus was fine but tit was raining and the windows were dirty on the outside and fogged up on the inside. Also some streets in the old city were closed so we had to by pass that part of the tour.
Enjoyable and informative despite the...
P b J, Mar 2014
Enjoyable and informative despite the weather being rubbish
A great tour. We're used to doing...
Maysie H, Nov 2013
A great tour. We're used to doing walking tours so going on the bus was a pleasant change. The tour guide information was good and the driver was excellent. We're really glad we saw Lille this way
I had been to Lille many times...
I had been to Lille many times mainly as a stop over for one night. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, saw Lille in a different light. The driver was very helpful and appeared to speak many languages. Would recommend this tour to anyone.
The tour was interesting but I...
Miss D G R, Oct 2012
The tour was interesting but I would have preferred it if it was wider and covered the Citadel.