Luxembourg City Tour

We took our first trip to Luxembourg last week; we hadn’t really researched places to visit or made any plans about what we wanted to see or do, so we decided to try one of the ‘hop on, hop off’ city buses that take you on a loop around the city taking in the highlights.

We picked up the bus easily at one of the well signposted stops, near the city park (this was really close to a huge open air car park called ‘Glacis’  – 1 Euro an hour and great if you have an RV or large vehicle to park) and paid 30 Euros for a 24 hour family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Look out for these signs across Luxembourg City to jump onto a city site seeing tour.
Look out for these signs across Luxembourg City to jump onto a city site seeing tour.

 

Where does the bus stop?

If you stay on the bus for the whole trip it takes around an hour. We did the full loop and then got off at the station in the lower part of the city so we could grab some food and take a look at the station and the shops. If you are looking for high street names like H&M and McDonalds then this is the best area for you. We’re not really interested in high street shopping so this area wasn’t for us, next time we visit the city we will explore the upper area where you can get lost in the little streets.

Check out the ceiling in the train station, its a real work of art!
Check out the ceiling in the train station, its a real work of art!

The bus stops 8 times throughout the tour and buses pick you back up every 20 minutes at the  following places:

Stop 1 – Boulevard Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Stop 2 – Rue du Fossé
Stop 3 – Montée de Clausen
Stop 4 – Avenue de la Porte-Neuve
Stop 5 – Rue du Fort Thüengen
Stop 6 – Rue du Kiem
Stop 7 – Avenue de la Porte-Neuve
Stop 8 – Station

The tour takes  in numerous sites like the National d’Histoire et d’Art, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg, Museum of Modern & The European Court of Justice as well as giving you views of some stunning scenery & sculptures.

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Is the tour guided?

When you purchase your ticket the driver provides you with ear phones that plug into an automated system next to your seat. The whole tour is narrated through this system and is available in English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Russian & Japanese. We thought it was pretty good and found that it gave us enough information to make the tour interesting and keep the kids in their seats.

Do you recommend a city sightseeing tour?

Definitely, if you’re short on time or are unsure about what you want to see its a great way to introduce yourself to the city of Luxembourg. The bus trip is family friendly and good value for money. We plan to go back to Luxembourg again and the bus tour has given us a visual map of museums and other places of interest that we want to visit.

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