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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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

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Make sightseeing in the French capital easy with a Big Bus tour of Paris. Enjoy the convenience of hop-on hop-off access at any stop along the route, and soak in the views from an open-top, double-decker bus. See sights like the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge cabaret club, and the iconic Eiffel Tower as you listen to informative audio-commentary, available in 11 languages.
  • Create a personalized itinerary of the sights you want to see
  • Listen to informative audio commentary aboard the open-top bus
  • Choose a 1-day or 2-day sightseeing bus pass
  • Upgrade to enjoy a Seine River cruise

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is one of the few bus tours that offers multiple upgrades, including a cruise and entry to the Arc de Triomphe.
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Hop-on hop-off bus tour
Engaging audio commentary in a choice of 11 languages
Seine River cruise (if option selected)
Unlimited use during 1 or 2 day
Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
WIFI onboard
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Admission to the landmarks

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Taking a hop-on hop-off bus tour around Paris gives you access to all the main attractions, an overview of the city and a means of getting around all in one convenient package. With an open-top, double-decker Big Bus, you get the added bonus of an excellent vantage point for panoramic views.

Your ticket is valid on the red route through Paris, which includes stops at the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Palais Garnier, and Musée d’Orsay. The route includes informative audio commentary, available in 11 languages, while you see the sights.

Choose a 1- or 2-day ticket, valid starting the first time you use it, and disembark at any of the stops to explore further on your own. Climb aboard the next bus when you're done sightseeing on foot to continue your circuit of the city. See the Itinerary section below for a list of all the Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour stops.

Choose to upgrade your sightseeing experience by adding a Seine River cruise to your 1-day ticket.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  April - Sept Classic Route: 9:30am - 5pm, every 30 - 40 minutes Customers are advised to visit our website or download our app to find out more about our new health & safety measures & the most update service information. Your River cruise tickets will be provided by a Big Bus agent when boarding on the bus they will then tell you where to board
Eiffel Tower
Quai Branly
Champs de Mars - Eiffel Tower
Avenue Joseph Bouvard
Palais Garnier
15 rue Scribe
Big Bus
11 avenue de l'Opéra
Musée du Louvre
Near Pont des Arts
Notre Dame
3, rue Lagrange
Musée d'Orsay
Facing Orsay Museum
Facing 156 avenue des Champs-Elysées
Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
Avenue Paul Doumer
Points of interest passed by on this route
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum
Seine River
Palais Garnier
Le Trocadero et son esplanade
Grand Palais
Big Bus Paris
Parc du Champ de Mars
Pont des Arts
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stop
  • Infants (age 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note for anyone that has cruise included as part of their ticket you will need to need to be fully vaccination (2 doses +14d) or proof of a PCR / antigenic negative test no longer than 48h, or proof of positive result PCR / antigenic showing recovery from Covid-19.
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus - France

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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 sanitization during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

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Easy Fun
, Sep 2021
Beautiful and fun. Koodos to the bus driver. Very impressive. We saw the entire city in one night. Make Sure you do the add on river cruise
Great way to start your Paris visit!
, Sep 2021
This is a great way to start Paris visit, so you can ride around the city to see everything from the bus before visiting individual places later... And it was really easy to exchange voucher for the ticket in the ticket office, and the bus was there right on time!
Recieving information...
, Sep 2021
Recieving information about Paris was pretty cool. You got informationypu wouldn't get if taking a normal tour through the city.
Not bad but could be better
, Sep 2021
Probably due to Covid but no actual guide and the recordings were old, gave information about Notre Dame before the fire as if it had never happened. Really long stops almost 15 minutes at 2 places. That should be shortened..
Good time
, Sep 2021
It was way more extensive than we expected. We learned a lot about the city’s history. Definitely worth the money.
Total waste of time and money
, Sep 2021
There are only 10 stops (2 of which are the same) and there is a lot of walking to certain tourist stops. After our 10 kin walk, we saw the same bus pass our location I would suggest adding at least 5 more stops to get you closer to the points of interest. Route starts 9:30a/10a and last route is at 6p, so that left us stranded at our far away destination and a 20 euro cab ride back (this happened both days r= 40 euros total). It was hard to plan our timed entry museum entries to the bus route. Audio recorded info about the city points in multiple languages. We had the 1 hr cruise add on, that starts at Noon near Eiffel. The cruise was fine but hard to plan when you want to other site seeing.
Would do it again!
, Sep 2021
We only had one day in Paris. What a great way to see the highlights of this beautiful city. Highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Transportation Only
, Sep 2021
We were really excited about the Big Bus Tour but left a bit disappointed. Negatives; -The app worked intermittently -Bus stops were unclear -The sound to the Bus Tour only worked in a few seats -Bus driver often went different routes because of traffic and randomly let you off but never made any announcements -Unfriendly/not helpful bus driver. We got the sense the bus driver had to rush from points to points. Positives -Buses came frequently -We really appreciated the free rain ponchos when it started to pour! -Convenient bus stop points
Unforgettable :)
, Sep 2021
I loved being able to just sit back and relax and enjoy seeing Paris! No worries about traffic at all haha!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Don’t do it!!!!!
, Sep 2021
We read some bad reviews but the 2 day with boat tour was appealing. DONT DO IT!!! There was no live narration of the tour- the recorded audio clips in English were short and random times. There were no stop announcements- never sure if we were at an actual tour stop or just a light. At one point the driver stopped the bus, turned it off and left for 10minutes! No announcement & not at the Eiffel Tower- unannounced in the middle of the tour! It was so bad we didn’t get back on nor did we do our 2nd day we just walked/used the metro. We tried to redeem our boat tour tickets prior to the boat departure and was told they were closed! We came to learn they meant “sold out”..... how does it sell out when we have tickets?! We were thankful in the end because their boat (orange logo) was jam packed with people- zero social distancing and squished like sardines. We ended up buying a later cruise with another company down the pier (red white and blue flag) and it’s was fantastic- lots of room, champagne and crepes on the tour- definitely a blessing in disguise. We are pretty easy going people- but this was AWFUL!! Take another company or save your money and just use the metro.
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