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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.
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
Paris by night is full of beautiful sights and ride on top of open deck bus is worth it. There aren't any stops per se which would have been good. There is an audio guide which gives information about landmarks. But sit back and just soak in the visual delights.
Had a good time but it was cold and went for an hour too long. Lots of revisiting the same areas. Could have ended at 11pm, not midnight.
Good tour great seeing Paris lights. We caught the Metro from Marble Arch then walked
, found it a little difficult to find the tour office ant it was 9pm at night as the tour began at 10pm.
More than a bit disappointed,not much of a light show,best part was the Eiffel tower.Hardly any commentary ,although we had been on day tour,got of the bus before reaching the end.
Commentary on bus was lacking....more music than information. Would have preferred not only description of what we were seeing but perhaps some history or some catchy little side stories.
This is a quick night tour, good value for the price. It did not have much commentary for the headset audios.We sat on the open top deck of the bus, but photos were difficult since we were constantly moving. The highlight was when the bus stopped for a photo-op near the Eiffel Tower which was beautiful at night with the blinking lights - set to twinkle once every hour! We booked our hotel near that area so that my daughter and I wouldn't have to walk far late at night. Bring a jacket, it gets chilly even in the summer.
Well where to start, it was a cold evening but we still wanted to be on the open top bus so we could get some great pictures. We had no idea that this meant NOT stopping at most popular locations and sometimes felt as though we were in nascar, gripping on tightly as we quickly circle the historical spots. Enjoyed it, probably would not do this again.
This is good for touring the city of Paris in the night on an open-top bus. This will appeal to you if you are not a museum lover but at the same time want a quick glimpse of the architecture. If you get the Paris Pass, then this will be a bit of a duplicate as the hop-on and hop-off bus in the day provides the same service.
Driver obviously had problems with the audio stream, it was well out of sync at times. Still, a worthwhile tour.