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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Paris, France

From $40.57

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Make sightseeing in the French capital easy with a Big Bus tour of Paris. Enjoy the convenience of hop-on hop-off access at any stop along the route, and soak in the views from an open-top, double-decker bus. See sights like the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge cabaret club, and the iconic Eiffel Tower as you listen to informative audio-commentary, available in 11 languages.
  • Create a personalized itinerary of the sights you want to see
  • Listen to informative audio commentary aboard the open-top bus
  • Choose a 1-day or 2-day sightseeing bus pass
  • Upgrade to enjoy a Seine River cruise

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is one of the few bus tours that offers multiple upgrades, including a cruise and entry to the Arc de Triomphe.

What's Included

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Engaging audio commentary in a choice of 11 languages
  • Unlimited use during 1 or 2 day
  • Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
  • WIFI onboard
  • Seine River Cruise(if selected) 08/11/21-17/12/22: Wednesday - Sunday departures every hour 12pm–9pm
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to the landmarks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • See itinerary

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

Taking a hop-on hop-off bus tour around Paris gives you access to all the main attractions, an overview of the city and a means of getting around all in one convenient package. With an open-top, double-decker Big Bus, you get the added bonus of an excellent vantage point for panoramic views.

Your ticket is valid on the red route through Paris, which includes stops at the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Palais Garnier, and Musée d’Orsay. The route includes informative audio commentary, available in 11 languages, while you see the sights.

Choose a 1- or 2-day ticket, valid starting the first time you use it, and disembark at any of the stops to explore further on your own. Climb aboard the next bus when you're done sightseeing on foot to continue your circuit of the city. See the Itinerary section below for a list of all the Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour stops.

Choose to upgrade your sightseeing experience by adding a Seine River cruise to your 1-day ticket.
Red - Classic Route

10 Stops

12 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: April - Sept Classic Route: 9:30am - 5pm, every 30 - 40 minutes Customers are advised to visit our website or download our app to find out more about our new health & safety measures & the most update service information. Your River cruise tickets will be provided by a Big Bus agent when boarding on the bus they will then tell you where to board

Eiffel Tower

Quai Branly

Champ de Mars Eiffel Tower

Avenue Joseph Bouvard

Palais Garnier

15 rue Scribe

Big Bus

11 avenue de l'Opéra

Musée du Louvre

Near Pont des Arts

Notre Dame

3, rue Lagrange

Musée d'Orsay

Facing Orsay Museum

Champs-Élysées

Facing 156 avenue des Champs-Elysées

Grand Palais

Avenue Winston Churchill

Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre

Avenue Paul Doumer

Points of interest passed by on this route

Musee d'Orsay

Eiffel Tower

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Louvre Museum

Seine River

Palais Garnier

Champs-Elysees

Le Trocadero et son esplanade

Grand Palais

Big Bus Paris

Parc du Champ de Mars

Pont des Arts

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stop
  • Infants (age 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note for anyone that has cruise included as part of their ticket you will need to need to be fully vaccination (2 doses +14d) or proof of a PCR / antigenic negative test no longer than 48h, or proof of positive result PCR / antigenic showing recovery from Covid-19.
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by Big Bus - France

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

about cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


It is best to start early in the morning and give yourself time to explore the various sights.
As there are many bus tour operators, please be more specific as to which bus to look for.
Recommend getting the 2 days pass ; take the bus around the first day and decide the second day your sites to visit.
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We had a great & it...
Donna_A, Jun 2022
We had a great & it exceeded our expectations. The bus was clean, it was sprinkling out (rain)but they provided plastic rain slickers & ear plugs to listen to the tour in our language as there were so many different people riding. We road twice, the first time to see everything it offered & the second to actually hop off & back on thru-out the day as it took us by most of the sites we wanted to visit. The bus drivers were friendly, there are lots of pick up sites - it just made our visit much more enjoyable.
Not worth the money
Jane_P, Jun 2022
The bus left us stranded six stops away from our hotel at 6 o’clock when they are supposed to run until 6:30. The drivers were unfriendly to the point of rude. Knew nothing about the city except their route of stops
An Overview of the City
Stephanie_P, Jun 2022
Loved having an overview of the city and taking pictures. Would have liked access to pick up points online - they were not to be found.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Horrible
William_E, Jun 2022
Viator has been a disaster since we got to Paris. Go with anyone else. They cancelled tours and were very rude.
1 traveler found this review helpful
I like Big Bus and I can not lie
Barbara_C, Jun 2022
I always enjoy a tour of the city before going out on my own. I like the history that is given with the tour, because it makes the trip more meaningful.
Overpriced rundown bus tour
Cathryn_C, Jun 2022
City bus tours are a great way to discover a new city. If you’re okay with broken audio, no maps (neither printed nor on website), and worn out filthy buses, Viatours is for you. Ticket prices are higher than other companies and customer service is non-existent. Save your money for the clean shiny new buses that will pass you on your tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Touring Paris was a great...
Rhonda_G, Jun 2022
Touring Paris was a great experience on the big red bus. It was wonderful to be able to get on and off as you please.
Description of sites on...
Alisa_T, Jun 2022
Description of sites on tour was through preprogrammed audio. This would have been fine but not all audio boxes worked, so no information. Also lower interior had no ac or open windows so very hot and stuffy.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great option to see the...
Nora_M, Jun 2022
Great option to see the city landmarks and get familiar with the area. Good number of stops and easy to get back where you started or stay where you like. Good value for the money.
DO NOT BOOK
Jessica_K, Jun 2022
Do not book this bus! It’s a total scam as the bus does not stop at the allocated stops. On tops of this the audio tour does not work and all customer service advisor at the Arc told us the wrong information on how to get our tickets and access the bus when we already pre-booked. Total waste of money! Please do not get caught out in the scam.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Never received my ticket
Brian_W, Jun 2022
I received the email confirming my purchase, so Viator had my correct email. I created an account and downloaded the app. I never received my ticket. I enquired and requested my ticket via the app. I checked my “junk email folder thinking that is why I did not receive the email with my ticket-nothing. I did not get my ticket and there has been no response to my enquiry.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Less than satisfying
Carol_W, Jun 2022
Riding on the top of the bus the first morning, getting a preview of the Paris sights and monuments. However I was disappointed that the bus required everyone to get off across from Gallery Lafayette at 6:30 and we missed seeing the Musee D'Orsee. We missed seeing the Musee again today because the bus didn't stop there for some reason.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Why I recommend Hop-on-hop-off to friends
Diana_B, Jun 2022
Being able to walk around Notre Dame was one of the main reasons we can to Paris. The Hop-on-hop-off is a great way to see the high lights of a city and give you an idea of locations so we can do a walking tour on our own of the places we would most like to spend time exploring
Mommy Daughter trip!!!
Nicole_R, Jun 2022
What a great way to experience all that Paris has to offer!!! The weather was beautiful!! The sights were amazing!! Great job!!
No system
AileenM_F, Jun 2022
On boarding early line was good, but on getting more people on next stops there is no system on people getting off the stop and boarding its even hard to just get on the 1st level because people crowd the stairs blocking you.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Driver said the bus was...
Michael_H, Jun 2022
Driver said the bus was done by the time we arrived said we had to return tomorrow… please cancel . Not a great experience
2 travelers found this review helpful
Just OK
Mark_F, Jun 2022
I have been on big bus hop on hop off on NY, Philidelphia, SanFran, DC, LA/Hollywood, London, and Paris. Paris seemed to have the fewest stops and missed the most, or did not get close to, several locations. Least valuable big bus hop on ticket ever. Maybe due to small streets near pantheon or catacombs, etc. No AC, which is typical of paris overall.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Don’t Bother
Wayne_S, Jun 2022
Most of our trip was spent sitting in traffic listening to the commentary repeat itself. Also, they sometimes did not announce when we were at one of their Big Bus stops. Our ticket included access to the Arc du Triomphe. When we arrived at the Arc du Triomphe, we were told by Big Buss staff on the ground that we had to go to Stop 4 (Big Bus office) to Exchange our Arc du Triomphe voucher for an official ticket. Then we would have get back on the next bus and go through the entire route again to get back to the Arc du Triomphe. The line up to get up into the Arc was very long. What a waste of time and money. In the past, we have used double decker hop on hop off tours in many other cities. The Paris Big Bus adventure was by far the worst tour bus experience ever. Not recommend.
Bad tempered bus driver
Valinda_B, Jun 2022
The tour was interesting. The driver was a jerk. He was impolite and abusive. We should have used the Toot line.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do the night tour instead…
Leane_P, Jun 2022
The buses were hot, overcrowded, and took way too long to get anywhere. Highly recommend the night tour they offer; but to get around for a day… use public transportation.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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