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The tour on open-top at night was beautiful. We took this at the end of our trip, and loved reviewing all the beautiful sights we'd visited. We didn't like the "canned" commentary, after the wonderful tour guides we had on other tours, but is definitely worth the trip, at night
This was a great way to see Paris at night. It's a must for the city of lights!
Did this on my first night in Paris, absolutely spectacular. Something to do at the beginning of your trip
This is a great opportunity to see Paris lit up at night. Unfortunately, it was raining and a little chilly this particular night. The tour was interesting and shed light on historical sites off the beaten path along with the main attractions. Worth taking, but bring an umbrella, just in case.
This night tour is well worth doing. It gives you a different feel for Paris than during the day. The highlight was when we stopped in full view of the Eiffel Tower to watch the light show which is for the 1st 6 mins of every hour. Awesome tour, definitely worth the money. :-)
It was good, although it fills up quickly and you may be left being downstairs.
My husband and I loved the tour! I would have preferred a live person speaking about the different monuments and sights but that is my only suggestion. Besides that we learned a lot and we got to see everything we wanted.
I would suggest people to do it as it gives you a good idea of the city and also helps you to plan your trip.
This is an excellent tour. In an hour and a half, it took you past most of the major outdoor landmarks. The highlight was when we were brought at exactly 11 p.m. to a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower twinkling like a thousand stars. The recorded narration did its job and was clear although its timing was off sometimes.
The night was rainy and extremely cold. Had expected top of bus to be covered due to rain however we were provided with ponchos and bus driver tried to give ample time to take pictures particularly at Eiffel Tower. Would have been so much more enjoyable on a fine night!
Well worth it. Not inexpensive---but nothing in Paris is! The driver knew all the sites to see and exactly when each would be lighted and when to stop to see them. This tour is an indispensable component to a complete visit to Paris. On time, professional and fun. No way you can do this one on your own. Only demerit was the open top was pretty chilly and the view from the lower level for picture taking was just so-so. Not much you can do about that. We very much enjoyed the tour and would definitely do it over again.
Beautiful, but it would have been nice to have various pick up and drop off places instead of to be left off at Champs Elysses at the end of the tour
This was a fantastic way to view Paris at night with all the lights. The highlight of this tour is when we pulled up in front of the Eiffel Tower at the moment it started to 'twinkle'. The open top was a great way to get a 'feel' of Paris.
a different way to see Paris. Take a jacket, it can get cold at night plus the air flow of the movement. Also take snacks !.
worth the cost. The negative is that it ends late, at a time when the Metro is not always reliable
Once we worked out you have to check in at the office before to get a ticket, we found the bus stop fine although the guide was late so we did wonder if we were in the right queue. Once on the tour it was a great way to see Paris all lit up. we both enjoyed it and would recommend it to friends and family.
Lovely had a great evening and were enven luckily enough to sit at the front. The tour guide however is pre-recoded which would be fine if it wasn't for the random and sometimes annoying music played between snippits of information
The bus tour itself was great, saw all the sights of Paris all lit up and pretty. The only drawback is you go to the office and wait around, then they lead you to another agency's office which we had to walk by to get to the first office and then board the open top bus after the second office's clients board, so you don't get the best choice of seats.
I arranged the Open Top Bus tour for the first night I was in Paris as the trip had been recommended by my parents. I felt it would be a great way to see the city lit up by night and assess my bearings and prioritise attractions to visit. It's a great idea to arrange this for 9.45pm as you get the full benefit of twilight going into darkness. The city and the tour most certainly didn't disappoint. Paris by night is absolutely equisite! I would make one suggestion for improvement though and that relates purely to the commentary. Firstly, there was too much music, often repeated several times over and over again, including somewhat bizarrely for June Christmas carol tunes. I would have preferred to have much less music and more informative commentary given the wealth of history Paris has to offer. That said, I would still recommend this trip for all age ranges and profiles - overall, it was worth the money in my opinion.
It was very nice, the coach took us around Paris and had someone tell us what everything was, then finished with a stop by the Eiffel Tower to watch it light up. Got lots of great pictures, but we were not allowed to get off the bus at any of the stops.
This is a great tour but best done on the fringes and not the height of summer as it's still quite light for most of the tour if done in July.
The Night bus illuminations tour was ok. It is an open top bus that leaves at 10:00pm. We were there 30 minutes early as was stated on our voucher. We were 4th in line to get on the bus so assumed that we would get great seats. When the bus pulled up there were already 20 people on it! No idea where they came from or how they got on early as the only location listed on our voucher was the main office. The tour itself was fine but light on the commentary. At least half the time you were listening to French elevator music. Very few monuments are actually lit up but seeing the Eiffel Tower twinkling is definitely worth it.
It was pretty good. Open top bus was nice to see the sights from. We got there early to wait for our tour, but apparently this is a second stop and when the bus came it was already full on top there were not enough seats and we had to double up with the kids on our laps and sit separately. Would be