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Eiffel Tower Lunch Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and River Cruise

Paris, France
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icon1 day  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 9 more


Discover Paris' highlights at your own pace with a 1- or 2-day hop on hop off sightseeing bus pass, including skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower. Ride the bus for the full, 2.5-hour loop, listening to the audio guide for informative commentary available in 8 languages. Hop off to explore sites like the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, the Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. Get skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower first floor and dig in to an onsite lunch at one of Paris' most famous monuments. This package also includes a 1-hour cruise on the River Seine for a different perspective of the City of Light's most famous monuments.
  • Explore Paris on at your own pace with this 1- or 2-day pass
  • Hop on hop off bus tour with 10 stops around Paris
  • Audio commentary in 8 different languages
  • Skip-the-line access to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Multi-course lunch at the Eiffel Tower
  • Cruise on the River Seine

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Save money with this combo, which includes hop-on hop-off transport and lunch at the Eiffel Tower. 


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Guide uninterested
Lynne W
, Jun 2019
The Eiffel Tower lunch was wonderful with better than expected food and great service; the boat ride was ok and hop on hop off just was you would expect. The guide however, was hard to follow, wouldn't answer questions and rather uninterested in her group. She said she would answer questions at the second level but was hard to find and us and other members of our group missed part of the talk. We had to help others find out where to catch the boat.
read the fine print
, May 2019
This all worked out OK - lunch was actually fabulous -we had so much fun with it - BUT you have to meet at a random spot to gather up and even though lunch is not until 12:30, you have to go with them to the Eiffel tower at 9 am - your entire group must meet at 8:45 - I didn't understand that, and of course, they just blamed me. I still got us tickets in the regular line and we got to enjoy lunch! that part was delightful. The bus was also challenging to locate, but we managed... just be aware of the fine print :)
, Apr 2019
Horrible!! Each activity had a different place to pick up tickets and the lunch was oversold so we couldn’t have it on the actual day we paid for which was tragic because the whole trip was put together to celebrate an amazing little girl’s birthday to grant her wish of celebrating in the Eiffel Tower and it was paid for but we couldn’t make her wish come true because it was OVER BOOKED! They took our money but didn’t give us seats and it was so disappointing! To not get what you paid for so far is advanced is unacceptable!! To make matters worse we were forced to come up with a new celebration within hours and nothing turned out right! The vouchers this company gave us to access hop on and off didn’t work. We had to go to the main office to get “real tickets”. Then travel to another destination to get river boat tickets and call reps because they had no idea we were paid customers!! I need Viator to help pay my cell phone bill because I spent an incredible amount of time on my phone trying to get info to trouble shoot this situation! Totally horrible experience!! Never will use this company again
Totally Uncaring, Unhelpful and useless .
, Apr 2019
Viator do not care about the customer. When we finally got to Bigbus and the river cruise, we were told that I didn't have the tickets even though I showed them everything Viator had sent me. I had to ring them and demand they send the correct paperwork in the office. I booked the lunch some time ago and they did not tell us the date our lunch was booked for. The afternoon before we were told to meet someone at the Tower at 8.45 the next morning. I did not see this message for a couple of hours but it was still just on 16.00 when I replied saying that we could not be there at that time. I received no reply. Next morning I rang to find out what was happening. They said they were find out and let me know. They did not ring back. I rang again, and I was told I had lost the chance to lunch. I said that was unacceptable as it was not my fault and I had given them plenty of notice to change. THey said they would ring me back. I have not heard from them. I sent an email requesting a refund and have had no acknowledgment. Totally useless. Avoid this company like the plague.
Eiffel Tour
, Apr 2019
When I arrived, I was as unable to use the Viator voucher and had to pay to get into the Eiffel Tower. Very disappointed!!!
, Dec 2018
One of the best days we have ever had. We missed our meeting time and contacted the support office who were brilliant. They forwarded on to us our tickets so we did not miss out on the day. The meal was superb we even got a table by a window really made the experience. The hop on and off bus again brilliant we opted to stay on the bus for the whole tour to ensure we got to see all the landmarks. The river cruise we did last when the city came to life in lights probably the best way to experience Paris at night along the river Saine. We would highly recommend this for anyone looking to explore Paris.
A day trip in Paris
, Oct 2018
The food at the EIffel tower restaurant was very disappointing and they need to improve especially as it is a landmark . The bus and river cruise were brilliant .
Details of Tour Unclear, Portion We Did Compete Was Wonderful!
, Oct 2018
The Hop on Hop off (Big Bus) portion was just great! They were very convenient, drivers were helpful, the narration as we drove along was interesting and informative. We loved the ability to go where we pleased and to take a number of pictures from the upper level of the bus. The Seine River Cruise was just as wonderful. The guide was clear and informative, the cruise was smooth and went quite a distance. The staff was friendly and helpful as well. The unfortunate part of this tour for us was the lack of clarity of the tour details. Know that you can ONLY have the lunch on the first day of the 2 day pass. This was not stated in the listing when we booked this tour, so we thought we could go either day. When we contacted the actual tour group in Paris, the SARL, they were quite rude and scolded us for not making special arrangements, even though it was not stated anywhere that we needed to make such arrangements. The bottom line: we did not get to go up the Eiffel Tower, we did not get our pre-paid lunch and we did not get a refund. After 30+ years of waiting for this experience, it did not happen. In fairness to Viator, when I got home and was able to contact them and explain the situation they did say that they would modify the booking description so this would not happen to anyone else. while I appreciate this, it still put a damper on our trip to not be able to complete this part of the tour.
Awful Customer Service
, Oct 2018
Had to call 1/2 dozen times to find out if the tour had confirmed. They finally emailed the meeting place about 12 hours before the tour started. Was unable to get the confirmation to my daughter who had already left the US for Europe. She ended up going to the ticket office with the email and was told that she would have to wait in the long line and the lunch that was included in the 2nd floor restaurant was actually at a outdoor cafe about 1/2 mile away from the Eiffel Tower. Tried to get a refund for this tour, but they said my daughter was a "no show". Will not book with Viator again. I'm also a travel agent and have been one for almost 30 years. I won't use them for my clients either.
Beautiful Tour
, Aug 2018
I enjoy the view on the Eiffel Tower and their delicious lunch. As well as, I learn a lot about Paris on the hop on and off bus and the cruise.

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