Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Combo: Sightseeing Bus and Seine River Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
We didn't have time for the boat but the bus is a great way to see everything in a short amount of time.
It's a wonder bus tour we have but the only issue is we have a hard time to locate the place to change our internet print-out we have booked online for the tickets. I hope that we will be able to change the official tickets at the boat counter or those easily spotted area. Lastly, we really enjoy our trip and hope Viator will have more promotion for the tour.
Great bus, timing, recordings absolutely loved it. Did not use boat tours.
Though we were unable to use during the first day due to our late arrival,it was really fun and was completed the 2nd day and had a full view of Paris,it was great so far,cheers.................and everybody enjoyed sightseeing.
My husband and I enjoyed this bus and boat combination for seeing Paris. Since it's self-paced, we were able to spend as much time as we wanted at various sites and had the opportunity to explore on foot as well. We especially liked the boats because you could go from the Eiffel tower to the Louvre in about 10 minutes. During the two days of our package, we only had to take the metro once or twice to get us between one of the tour stops and our accommodations close to the St. Georges metro station. This was usually due to not wanting to walk in the rain. All in all, we thought it was an economical and efficient way to see Paris and would not hesitate to do it again - either in Paris or another city.
The L'Open Tour Hop-on-hop-off bus tour was defintiely the best decision we made on our trip - it was so convenient to get around the different points throughout the city with its 4 routes - and always timely from when you got to a stop till you got on the bus. Having the commentary explain what you were seeing on your way to your desitination helped us understand the city and get our bearings. We were there 4 days and had the pass for 3 days - and the 4th we used the train - which was great, but I beleive was made so much easier resulting from understanding the city lay out from the taking the bus. Plus it was much nicer being in the open air than underground! We chose to add on the Seine BatoBus - which was nice, I didn't feel was as efficient as much slower - and we did one full loop one day to do some sightseeing by water, but never used it as transportation. After seeing the other tour bus routes while we were there - we were very happy we went with L'Open Tour with its 3 extra lines in addition to the maiGrand Paris Circle! Highly recommend!
It was great. worked great, always plenty of seats, good audio. Great routes and very convenient hop-on and hop-off spots!
We didnt know how great the Pairs Hop-on and Hop-off Bus was until we went to Rome and bought a similar tour by Gray Line, which was a disaster. Nothing worked!
We highly recommend the Paris Hop-On and Hop-Off Bus as well as the Paris Museum Pass, both great, great values!
Travelling with a tween, I was a little worried she would get bored but the Kids audio channel offered on the bus just held her enthralled. Thank you so much. All the stops were so convenient and as someone with multiple sclerosis, I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciated that. I would recommend this tour bus to anyone.
Terrific value and convenience and have the boat too made it much better. Only suggestion I would make is for their to be more places to change lines especially near the left bank. Great fun!
A great way of seeing the city. We did the full circuit first and then did the hop on hop off. Buses come about every 10 minutes so you never have to wait long. The river cruise was good too. A good way to get to know your way around.
One of the best things we did was to buy the 3 day pass. While the metro is super easy to use, it is below ground. We loved sitting on top of the bus and getting to know the city.
The buses ran frequently, were crowded (but we were always able to get a seat), and the stops were very well marked.
We did all four of the routes....the main green line takes you to all of the major "have to see" attractions, while the yellow, orange and blue take you into the neighborhoods, which we probably would not have gone to otherwise. Three days allowed us to cover more ground, learn a lot about the city and not have to worry about driving. That in itself was an experience.
Batobus water taxis also included. We did this at sunset. AMAZING! Timed it so that we were on the return from the Effiel Tower toward Notre Dame just after suset ..... everything glowed! It was a moment!
If you are spending time in Paris, this was the way to go!