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

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 11 more

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.
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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 Point

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

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.
Itinerary
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 updated 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
 
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please download the Big Bus app to find out more about real-time bus tracking information.
  • 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.


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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

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star-5
Flexible Vendor
Pedro_M
, Aug 2022
Customer service was awesome. They were flexible and were able to accommodate my requests. The night tour and hop on hop of we’re informational. Keep in mind the buses are not air conditioned.
star-3
Arc voucher is difficult to use
Adriana_L
, Aug 2022
Paris is HOT in August. There is no AC in the lower compartment. We bought tickets with the Arc BUT when we got to the Arc and waited in line for a half hour in the sun we were told we had to go to another bus stop to exchange the voucher for tickets for the Arc then go back through the loop to the Arc again. Obviously we didn’t do that so we spent $60 for nothing. So don’t do that option.
star-5
Great way to see Paris
Naiobe_S
, Aug 2022
The audio narración was very engaging! The trip comes with a map and coupon book for different attractions. They also make layover stops in front of souvenier sports. So if you're quick you can hop off get a few items and get back on. Im talking 5 minutes. Grab and go.
star-1
Tourism should be supported with complete information for foreigners
Yariv_K
, Aug 2022
An advice how to reach the Big Bus was NOT available. Could not reach the bus due to lack of contemplate information how to get to the arena.
star-5
The best way to see Paris.
Jennifer_T
, Aug 2022
This is really the best way to see Paris. The tour gives you guidance and flexibility so you don’t miss out on the best of Paris.
star-2
Could have been a great experience.
Erica_W
, Aug 2022
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to experience the hop on hop off bus. We booked our tickets ahead but due to issues that arose when we arrived to Paris we needed to change the date. The site offered options to request a refund and we did but it was not granted for our unused tickets. We were out of a lot of money and decided not to re-book.
star-3
Disappointed first timer to Paris!
Kaara_W
, Aug 2022
It could have been a great experience but our time was very short due to the time we were able to begin. We spent a lot of time trying to find the actual bus stop to board the bus because people were unwilling and unable to assist with directions. By the time we got on the bus, we might have gotten 30 minutes of a tour and then taken back to the final parking stop in front of the tour office where the driver parked the bus and told us it was 8pm and the end of his journey. Later on while we felt defeated and tried making our way to find transportation to return to our hotel, we say many buses filled with others touring. Was very disappointed because we would have loved to see the Eiffel Tower at night with the lights. Also, the headphones didn’t work well to listen to the tour so a lot of time we had no idea where we were or what we were looking at.
star-3
Can’t print your pre-purchased tickets except at office
Kent_R
, Aug 2022
Bought 15 tickets in advance. Attendant at Eiffel Tower wouldn’t scan QR code and give us each our tickets - told us to ride to stop 4 and go into info desk. Lady there said she had the same machine as earlier guy and he could have printed them but didn’t want to. Huge waste of our time even though it did finally work out. Buy one ticket at a time, I guess, so you can each show that and hop on. Next day at Arc de Triomphe the attendant told us to go to stop four to exchange QR code for tickets so we missed that. Attendant tried to pull same nonsense in London but finally he and driver figured out how to print 15 individual tickets. Time is precious - no time to go to an office and go in and have them print what the bus attendant could/should print. Buy individual tickets or try one of several other companies.
star-5
Better than cabs or trains
Stephen_F
, Aug 2022
Great way to see the city. Get the biat and arch trips included. Vwey flexible but the last bua ends around 6:00pm so plan accordingly. It is worth it.
star-5
Great quick relaxing overview of Paris sites
John_B
, Aug 2022
We had a great experience. We were able to get on close to the Arc De triomphe, we rode it around the sires, got off st the Eiffel Tower and looked around there a bit, then got back on to see the rest of the sites and plan our next stops. Once off, we went to the Arc De Triumph and really enjoyed this as an overview. We did have to wait a bit to get on a bus as the first 2 week full but then didn’t have a problem at all.
star-5
Big bus best fun
Michelle_M
, Aug 2022
The Eiffel Tower was beautiful and the cruise was excellent a great way of getting around famous landmarks
star-1
Horrible, don't recommend to anyone
MAHNOOR_M
, Aug 2022
The bus ride suppose to be for 1 hour and 30 min but we stayed on the bus for almost 2 hours. We had plans to get on near eiffel tower and get off there as well but even after 2 hours the bus was still nowhere near eiffel tower. We eventually got off and had to pay extra to get uber to our second destination as time was running out for eiffel tower tour.
star-5
Worth it!
Deb_C
, Aug 2022
I only had one day in Paris and chose Big Bus to see everything, and I was so glad that I did! I saw everything that I wanted. The bus was comfortable, and the ride was smooth.
star-5
Very useful to explore the city
Vonny_W
, Aug 2022
The bus is pretty useful to explore the city. It comes frequently, so you dont need to wait so long.
star-4
The tour stops and visits...
Mike_F
, Aug 2022
The tour stops and visits as expected. Only thing is that no one informed us in advance that for Arc de Triomphe tickets we had to redeem them from office at one stop, and that is when I booked tour online and again bus agent while boarding the bus. I had to redo the tour to stop again (stop 4), redeem tickets and go back to Arc de Triomphe site. I advise to inform in advance clients to avoid disappointment, as time is money!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Too hot, no AC.
Jain_M
, Aug 2022
It was very hot and the bus was not ventilated or had AC. It was terrible. We ended up not using the bus
star-5
Great value
Susan_J
, Aug 2022
We had a very short time in Paris, this was definitely the best way to see the sites, the commentary was invaluable and being able to get off to look at areas more closely was great, didn’t wait more than 5 minutes for another bus when we were ready to move on. Saw much more of Paris than we would have been able to cover on foot.
star-5
Reliable and great sights to see
Gemma_K
, Aug 2022
Great tours, covered so much of Porto. Easy to find the bus stops and regular service times. Helpful representatives of the company.
star-1
Ride around on an electric scooter for a better experience!
Theresa_M
, Aug 2022
Overall I think the bus ride is too long and stops were too far apart. The bus route also misses a few of the major landmarks such as sacre coeur and statue of liberty. The buses were frequent but too hot and no wifi on either bus
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Paris by hop on hop off bus
Ross_P
, Aug 2022
Visited all the major attractions in Paris centre. Lots of buses every 10 minutes. Great way to see the city highlights in a couple of hrs
1 traveler found this review helpful

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