Opéra Bastille - Opéra National de Paris Reviews
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We did miss our coach but the operator was really good and got us on to another tour. Comfortable coach, tour quite informative and cruise was quite good. Great value for money.
The various tours were excellent, and the fact that there were overlaps between tours allowing you to change was certainly a highlight, allowing you to see even more of a special City. The only drawback, and it has nothing to do with the tour company, is the level of traffic in the City. It's a pity that they don't appear to operate a specific bus/taxi lane to allow quicker movement around the various sites.
What a great view of the city from the second floor. First trip to Paris was a great success operated by a great company.
Very good! Great guide-helpful. Hop-on-off bus -vgreat! Wish we could have gottenadvance tickets to go up Eiffel Tower, sold out! I saw all I want to see of France! Glad to get a bus trip to Paris, knew that I would NEVER fly into CDG airport again! Rudest people I have ever met in traveling in 20-plus countries, 6 trips to Europe. Charming elevator operator at the Louvre! Helpful clerks in stores!
Runs frequently and has many routes, but in winter they close operations too early. I don't think we got our money's worth this time.
My experance with the tour was good, but one of the routes did not operate. If you use it, plan your stops so you do not have to ride in circles it takes a long time to circle.
Overall, a good option to get around. The tour consists of 4 lines that run on four seperate routes. The tour is best when you are using the route (I think it is the blue line?) that runs through the center of the city. It is easy to hop on and off at the Louvre/Notre Dame, etc. I would suggest not using the line that goes to Monmartre and Sacre Couer. It takes too long to make the circuit and there is not much to see. It took us over an hour to complete the portion of the circuit from Sacre Couer to the Opera House. If you want to go to Sacre Couer and Moulin Rouge, use the Metro (subway). It is much more efficient.
Great way to see the city! On the second day, a couple of bus lines were not operating due to a parade. So we were given an extra day. The bus drivers were patient and helpful. This was a very easy service to use.
Nice relaxing tour by experienced bus operator. Bus then boat is three hours long and has no provision for toileting. Bus should unload at toilets then a short walk to the boat. Cruise was very pleasant, easy for photo taking with generous room to walk around. Caution; I cut both knees on the seat bars as the corners are quite sharp, crew could not find a medi-kit for a while then when found, discovered that it had no supplies in it. Not great for a licensed company. That need to be fixed or bring your own supplies they may buy them from you. Went back to hotel for medical supplies, then taxi back to the Eiffel Tower to resume our scheduled day. Good service but do not expect great level of planning.
We enjoyed our hop-on tour. The weather cooperated for the two day booking,. The only negative was late afternoon of the second day, we attemped two different routes and were told by the drivers that they were not completing the roundtrip but only going half-way. It caused us to miss one route entirely and curtailed our look at Paris.
In my opinion the operation time should be longer, and there should be a person talking insetad of listening to the recorded voice.
Great view from the Eiffel Tower! The tour operator didn't gave an option to aggregate the cruise on the Seine, so we assumed it was included in the price, but nope, it wasn't. Review the specifications carefully!
Planning to join the tour at The Opera, it took us nearly 30 minutes to find the stop and, when a bus appeared at the limit of my vision [which triggered an excited rush to catch it] the small colour square on the front resulted in our joining the wrong route! That problem was quickly solved when the bus broke down and, rather than continue, we opted for a rather annoying walk back to The Opera. We caught the right bus and matters improved a lot. We used the bus as a taxi, getting on and off a couple of times with minimum delay. I would add that the commentary was poor: on the first trip the text did not match our surroundings very closely and on the second, it did not work at all.
In summary, we like the open bus tour idea for visiting major cities and , although our mishaps were perhaps unusual, there are some concerns worth someone looking at. Not a bad experience by the end but not memorable for the right reasons.
The headphone presentation was not very informative and the operation was rushed.
We found it similar to the London experience however we were only given a set of headphones as no live commentary we were a bit confused as to the closing times. On the day we did it there was a crowd of us waiting for a bus. It turned up but refused entry just dropping off. The next day the buses were still operating yet at much later times. we had booked for 2 days but only neede the 1 day you do get to see the sights though