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Big Bus Paris: Hop-On, Hop-Off & Seine River Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Explore Paris and its popular attractions at your own pace
  • You can choose a 1-day or 2-day validity to suit your schedule
  • Hop on and off whenever and wherever you want or enjoy sightseeing seated comfortably in your bus
  • See top Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise on the Seine River and experience Paris from a different perspective
  • Learn interesting history and facts from an informative audio-guide available in 10 languages
  • Enjoy a FREE walking tour of the major city highlights and receive a Big Bus Rewards Voucher booklet
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Bus Tour:
    Red Classic Route:
    First bus departs at 9:38am and last bus departs at 4:54pm
    Frequency: Every 10-15 minutes
    Full loop: 2 hours 15 minutes

    Blue Montmartre Route
    First bus departs at 10am and last bus departs at 5.30pm
    Frequency: Every 30 minutes
    Full loop: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Seine River Cruise:
    October to March: 10:30am - 9:30pm, every hour
    April to September: 10:00am - 10:00pm, every 30 minutes


    Bus Tour: 1 or 2 consecutive calendar days.
    Seine River Cruise: 1 hour

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Bus Tour:You can board the bus at any of the stops.

    Seine River Cruise: Bateaux Parisiens, Pier number 3, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007, Paris (Close to the Eiffel Tower).

    Ending Point

    Bus Tour: You can leave the hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops.
    Seine River Cruise: Same as the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover the popular sights of Paris at your own pace with an option of 1 or 2 day Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass. Also, view the city’s major Paris highlights from a different perspective as you cruise along the River Seine.

    Board an open-top, double decker bus and enjoy panoramic views of many Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Enjoy the locations sitting comfortably in your bus or explore by foot, by getting off at any of the 16 stops around the city. Buses operate on 2 routes and depart regularly from each stop, so you can hop on and off as you wish.

    Apart from Paris hop-on, hop-off tour, enjoy a FREE walking tour covering the major highlights of the city, and receive a Big Bus Rewards Voucher booklet.

    Learn about the fascinating history of Paris and its iconic sites from an informative audio guide available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic.

    Download the route map


    Explore the French capital and its top tourist attractions at your own pace with your Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Pass. You can choose a 1-day or 2-day validity to suit your schedule.

    With the 16 stops and 2 routes covering all the main attractions of the city, this bus tour is ideal for first time visitors to Paris. You can jump on and jump off at any of the stops as often as you like and have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary.

    An excellent audio commentary in 10 languages (in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic) is available on board.

    The stops in the Red Classic Route include the following:
    Stop 1: Tour Eiffel
    Stop 2: Champ de Mars
    Stop 3: Opera Garnier
    Stop 4: Louvre-Pyramide
    Stop 5: Louvre-Pont des Arts
    Stop 6: Notre-Dame
    Stop 7: Musee d'Orsay
    Stop 8: Champs-Elysees
    Stop 9: Grand Palais
    Stop 10: Trocadero
    Stop 11: Gare du Nord

    The stops in the Blue Montmartre Route include the following:
    Stop 1: Louvre-Pyramide
    Stop 2: Pigalle - Moulin Rouge
    Stop 3: Sacre Coeur
    Stop 4: Gare du Nord
    Stop 5: Musee Grevin

    Your pass also includes a 1-hour Seine River cruise, which you are free to take at any time during your stay. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the river banks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris and Conciergerie. Pass by enchanting houseboats and floating restaurants along the way.

    In addition, enjoy a FREE 1-hour walking tour that covers the most important attractions in Paris. Walk through royal squares, inspiring bridges, and along the banks of the Seine. The tour departs daily at 11.30am from Stop 6 of the Red route, in front of St-Michel Fountain.

    You will also receive a Rewards Voucher booklet that has special offers on dining and shopping.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1 or 2 day Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker bus tour
    • 1 hour Seine River Cruise
    • Pre-recorded audio commentary in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic (on the bus)


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrances
    • Food and beverages
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Immediately on booking you will be emailed a booking confirmation of your purchase. E-tickets for this activity are issued 2 months prior to the travel date. If the booking is already within 2 months of the travel date then e-tickets will be sent within 72 hours.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of this voucher (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Paris is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. While every effort is made to ensure a smooth and frequent service there may be delays, reduced frequency and route alternations due to traffic and road closures.

    Exceptions for Cruise Departure timings:

    24th December: last departure at 5:00pm

    25th December & 1st January: first departure at 10:40am

    31st December: last departure at 10:00pm

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.One third of the buses offer space for wheelchairs. However, there is no ramp for getting on and off the bus.
  • Reviews
    • Best experience ever!!!...

      Joseline Cabrera Nunez
    • Big Bus Definitely Worth It

      We only had a few days in Paris, and the hop on/hop off bus was a very efficient way for us to see and do a lot in a short time. We never had to wait long for a bus, and the...

      C Conway Perrin
    • We like the tour, it was complete

      We can have and idea of Paris in a little time. The only thing that I included to the hop on and off is seeing tha Bastille. We have a great time there....

      Lucia Moreyra
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