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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 11 more

Overview

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
Unlimited use during 1 or 2 day
Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
WIFI onboard
Seine River Cruise(if selected) 08/11/21-17/12/22: Wednesday - Sunday departures every hour 12pm–9pm
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.
See itinerary

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.
Itinerary
Duration: 
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
Champ 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
Champs-Élysées
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
 
Champs-Elysees
 
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
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus - France
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.
  • 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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is best to start early in the morning and give yourself time to explore the various sights." See review
  • "As there are many bus tour operators, please be more specific as to which bus to look for." See review
  • "Recommend getting the 2 days pass ; take the bus around the first day and decide the second day your sites to visit." See review

Reviews

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3,594 Reviews

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star-1
Don't waste your money to book this tour
Creolaise
, Jul 2022
Our experience using this service for our Paris vacation was very disappointing. After waiting more than 30 minutes, we boarded the 4th bus that pulled up to the Eiffel Tower stop. Once on board, it was like riding a public bus in a major metropolitan city, the only difference was it made fewer stops. Unlike when we've used hop-on hop-off tours on other international trips, in Paris the bus was old, stifling hot and general conditions were unsanitary. Plus, they did not provide earphones to listen to the audio describing landmarks on the route. To sum it up, there are plenty of Uber drivers in Paris, don't waste your money booking with the big bus tour service.
star-4
Perfect for sightseeing!
Kristina_I
, Jul 2022
We came to Paris to see the sights and this was definitely the best way for it. However the buses became crowded and some of them were old and did not have open windows below.
star-2
Terrible no help for mobility impairment no help or warning that she couldn’t go, 30 stone steps to get to the boat no l
Micaela_D
, Jul 2022
Trying to get a mobility impaired person down 30 steps to try and get on the cruise, couldn’t, the arc de trio mph not for mobility impaired, no warnings no help I paid twice the price for nothing!!!
star-3
Need a stop near the station .Good way to cover the city
jayani_W
, Jul 2022
.If you are in a hurry a good way to cover the city .Some drivers are very rude and lack of English was a bit of a problem in communicating . No stops close to Euro star railway station which is a must otherwise you have to catch extra transport . The commentory on the bus needs improvement what a lot and beautiful facts you can say about the city rather than giving unnecessary stuff. Low value for the money . I have done Big Bus in other European cities including Budapest and had a better experience. River cruise was good . In hot summer good way to travel from one place to another
star-4
Very good experience to see the city of Paris quickly.
Daniela_R
, Jul 2022
The busses loved us to see all the sights. We had audio which is great and plastic capes because it was raining. Alot of the covered seats downstairs were wet from the upstairs.
star-5
A great way to orient yourself to the city
Norm_D
, Jul 2022
A great way to get a sense of the city and the sites you want to see. Paris is surprisingly walkable, but the bus helped us orient ourselves to the sites on our list of must see stops. Drivers are professional and helpful. Even provided rain ponchos during the few showers we experienced while on the bus
star-1
Basically a bus ride around town with music piped in through headphones - Not worth it
Christine_L
, Jun 2022
We have spent the past three weeks traveling all over the UK and Paris. During this time we have done 8 different Hop on Hop off tours. This one in Paris was by far the worst one we went on. There was very little commentary about all of the buildings and landmarks we were driving by. Mostly, they just played music through the headphones, with only the occasional mention of a building or the history. We wanted to learn about the Paris and what we were seeing. This tour did not accomplish that. The busses were extremely full, standing room only most of the time.
star-5
We enjoyed the sights but...
Jenelle_G
, Jun 2022
We enjoyed the sights but were disappointed in the attendant where we got on at the Eiffel Tower - he was not very friendly or helpful
star-1
Get a private tour.
Abby_P
, Jun 2022
The driver took a smoke break at every stop which wafted back into the bus. Sickening. This was a horrible experience.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome
Imran_N
, Jun 2022
Super Amazing journey with Big Bus.. Reasonable Price.. and u can enjoy the life with Big bud paris hop on hop
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
We had a great & it...
Donna_A
, Jun 2022
We had a great & it exceeded our expectations. The bus was clean, it was sprinkling out (rain)but they provided plastic rain slickers & ear plugs to listen to the tour in our language as there were so many different people riding. We road twice, the first time to see everything it offered & the second to actually hop off & back on thru-out the day as it took us by most of the sites we wanted to visit. The bus drivers were friendly, there are lots of pick up sites - it just made our visit much more enjoyable.
star-1
Not worth the money
Jane_P
, Jun 2022
The bus left us stranded six stops away from our hotel at 6 o’clock when they are supposed to run until 6:30. The drivers were unfriendly to the point of rude. Knew nothing about the city except their route of stops
star-4
An Overview of the City
Stephanie_P
, Jun 2022
Loved having an overview of the city and taking pictures. Would have liked access to pick up points online - they were not to be found.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Horrible
William_E
, Jun 2022
Viator has been a disaster since we got to Paris. Go with anyone else. They cancelled tours and were very rude.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I like Big Bus and I can not lie
Barbara_C
, Jun 2022
I always enjoy a tour of the city before going out on my own. I like the history that is given with the tour, because it makes the trip more meaningful.
star-1
Overpriced rundown bus tour
Cathryn_C
, Jun 2022
City bus tours are a great way to discover a new city. If you’re okay with broken audio, no maps (neither printed nor on website), and worn out filthy buses, Viatours is for you. Ticket prices are higher than other companies and customer service is non-existent. Save your money for the clean shiny new buses that will pass you on your tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Touring Paris was a great...
Rhonda_G
, Jun 2022
Touring Paris was a great experience on the big red bus. It was wonderful to be able to get on and off as you please.
star-2
Description of sites on...
Alisa_T
, Jun 2022
Description of sites on tour was through preprogrammed audio. This would have been fine but not all audio boxes worked, so no information. Also lower interior had no ac or open windows so very hot and stuffy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great option to see the...
Nora_M
, Jun 2022
Great option to see the city landmarks and get familiar with the area. Good number of stops and easy to get back where you started or stay where you like. Good value for the money.
star-1
DO NOT BOOK
Jessica_K
, Jun 2022
Do not book this bus! It’s a total scam as the bus does not stop at the allocated stops. On tops of this the audio tour does not work and all customer service advisor at the Arc told us the wrong information on how to get our tickets and access the bus when we already pre-booked. Total waste of money! Please do not get caught out in the scam.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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