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Big Bus Paris: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    1-day or 2-day (take your pick)

  • Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Runs between 9:45am and 7:10pm, every 10 minutes.

    Cruise: 10:30am to 10pm

  • Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Board the bus from any of the designated stops. You can also hop on the bus from Stop 1: Tour Eiffel, Quai Branly, Entrée 2 Tour Eiffel.

    Cruise: Check in at pontoon No. 3. Departs from Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris (near Stop #1: Eiffel Tower)

  • Ending Point

    You can end the hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops.

Key Highlights

  • Explore Paris at your own pace with this fabulous hop-on hop-off tour
  • Marvel at top attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Arc de Triomphe and the Notre-Dame
  • Flexible ticket options available - Classic, Premium and Deluxe tickets with 1 or 2 days validity
  • Hop on and off as many times as you want, and build your own itinerary
  • Enjoy a mesmerizing 1-hour guided boat cruise on the Seine River with the Deluxe Ticket
  • Immerse yourself in the journey with informative commentary and FREE WiFi on-board buses
  • Redeem your voucher up to 12 months from the travel date selected
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted

Overview

This hop-on, hop-off bus tour is the perfect introduction to the beautiful city of Paris. The open-top, double-decker buses provide unrestricted views of the city’s most famous sights and landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Élysées and the Pyramide du Louvre. Hop on and off the bus as often as you like to explore the sights, go shopping, or tuck into a baguette or two. While on-board the bus, sit back and be entertained by fascinating facts and stories with audio commentary available in multiple languages.

You can choose from three hop-on, hop-off ticket options:

Classic Ticket

  • 1-day hop-on, hop-off ticket

Premium Ticket

  • 2-day hop-on, hop-off ticket

Deluxe Ticket

  • 2-day hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • 1-hour river cruise on the River Seine


Major attractions covered:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc-de-Triomphe
  • Champs Elysées
  • Notre-Dame
  • Palace Saint-Michel
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Pyramid du Louvre
  • The Louvre
  • Olympia
  • Opéra Garnier
  • Montmartre
  • Grand Palais
  • Place de la Concorde

Bateaux Parisiens Cruise (included with Deluxe): Enjoy a 1-hour river cruise, showcasing the beauty of Paris from the River Seine. Admire the city's beautiful monuments and iconic bridges from a new perspective, with live-guided commentary explaining their historical and cultural significance.

Please check the Useful Downloads section for the hop-on, hop-off tour map.

Inclusions

  • Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket
  • Recorded commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic and Korean
  • Free map of Paris, Wi-Fi, and Big Bus App with live bus tracking
  • 1-hour Seine River Cruise (with Deluxe ticket only)

Exclusions

  • Entrance

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Partial 

Paris is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change. Updated route map will be available on the bus.

A valid COVID CERTIFICATE is required to board the cruises. This means proof of full vaccination (2 doses + 14 days), OR proof of a negative PCR/antigen test no older than 48h, OR proof of a positive PCR/antigen test that demonstrates 14 days have passed since full recovery from Covid-19. Certificates can be provided on paper or digitally. In addition, Bateaux crew at the pier may ask for the passenger ID to match it with the Certificate.

Customer Reviews

  • Rubena-Maureen Aarons

    Value for money.
    I circled the city in a clean and comfortable vehicle.
    I loved the humour included in the guided tour.
    I made and excellent choice

    10/06/2022
  • Andrew Liubinas

    Great tour. Would go again

    09/23/2022
  • Ana Aranda

    Paris is a beautiful city , amazing locations , we clicked pics , buses were clean and friendly staff.

    05/13/2022

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