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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Paris, France
Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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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.
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Hop-on hop-off bus tour
Engaging audio commentary in a choice of 11 languages
Seine River Cruise (if selected) 18/12/21 - 02/01/22: Daily departures every hour between 12pm–9pm
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 Point

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

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
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.
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
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
Le Trocadero et son esplanade
Grand Palais
Big Bus Paris
Parc du Champ de Mars
Pont des Arts
  • 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
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It is best to start early in the morning and give yourself time to explore the various sights." See review
  • "As there are many bus tour operators, please be more specific as to which bus to look for." See review
  • "Recommend getting the 2 days pass ; take the bus around the first day and decide the second day your sites to visit." See review


3,295 Reviews

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Great experience!
, Jan 2022
We loved this bus tour. We got to see everything in Paris! We never got off. We just wanted to ride and see all the beautiful scenery. We did this tour on our last day of our trip. It was the perfect way to end. Highly recommend this tour!
Good for Getting One’s Bearings Even if Touristy
, Dec 2021
An enjoyable if bumpy ride, and while it is the height of touristy, it is also an excellent way to get one’s bearings on arrival in Paris. I would suggest doing this bus ride first before selecting individual sites to see up close. You can also use the bus during the two days that your ticket is active as a sort of taxi service between the major sites, but this may not always be convenient depending on the number of intervening stops. We, however, used the BigBus to travel between our hotel near the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. I only have one slightly negative comment, which is that the musical soundtrack that accompanies the spoken word audio tour of the bus ride sometimes has nothing to do with Paris or France. For example, one song that played in between the spoken word snippets was an American rhythm and blues or soul song from the 1960s or so. I looked up the singer on Google to see if they did not have some sort of connection to Paris or France in general, and they did not. Thus, it’s selection seemed odd. Another song that was used quite a bit was a Frank Sinatra-type tune, again sung in English, which while it did mention Paris, was used so repetitively that it became tiring. My suggestion would be to use classical music or a selection of Edith Piaf tunes.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Exactly as Advertised
, Dec 2021
It's a big bus that drives around the city with recorded descriptions of important locations. Pretty simple, but Big Bus stood out among the rest because the sites were well marked and for every competitor's bus, we saw 2 - 3 Big Buses which means no waiting. Their app is also well done. Highly recommended if you have limited time in Paris.
Commentary and view do not match many times
, Nov 2021
The commentary and places do not match many times. This seems to be due to the fact that the driver triggers the commentary and it seems that our driver was either busy with driving in traffic or something else, the commentary was either triggered early or very late corresponding to the actual view outside.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Awful experience - use your money elsewhere
, Nov 2021
The buses are so old and rattle - the whole way round - all the ear phones to listen to the tour guide are the cheapest quality I have ever seen. The tartly bus and frequent breaking in Parisian traffic actually hurt parts of the body. Never again. Also the invite Marion centre staff were extremely unhelpful - I left one of my trips QR code in a hotel that as over an hour away and on our last day there, They could see that these hadn’t been used and still wouldn’t help or suggest any other way to get round this. Ruined out last day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Big bus London was great...
, Nov 2021
Big bus London was great and drivers were awesome. However in Paris we bought tickets with Arc de Triomphe was a hassle and we were short of time. Had to redeem tickets at the main office and that would’ve taken most of our day. Nobody told us about this. We should be refunded the 15 euros pp. Some of the drivers were rough driving through the city of Paris.
, Nov 2021
Only one line was running and that had only 10 stops. We could (and did) walk the route. Very disappointed. Also the last bus was advertised as being 1800 but we were unceremoniously ejected at 1700 in the middle of the tour without any explanation except to say the tour had now ended for the day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour
, Nov 2021
We rode for the entire 2 hours listening to the audio provided. It was really nice as my parents are older and can’t do all the walking. Only thing we wished was different was the frequency of the buses that came bc we missed buses and then had to wait 30 minutes for the next ones to arrive and that’s a VERY long time with seniors who don’t have a place to sit.
Good view of Paris
, Nov 2021
Pretty basic trip of Paris. Too much music on the earphones. I'd have preferred a person commentating, like the San Francisco Big Bus tour. The tour did show lovely scenery though, and, as usual, a good view of a city.
Great tour
, Nov 2021
Seeing the eiffel Tower and arc de triumph so up close and personal and giving my legs a rest from all the walking
1 traveler found this review helpful

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