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Big Bus Paris Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour - Night Tour, Classic, Premium & Deluxe options

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    • Adults (13+)
    • Children (4-12)
    • Infants (0-3)
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Explore Paris as your own pace with this fabulous hop-on hop-off tour
    • Marvel at top attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe and Notre-Dame Cathedral
    • Relish flexible ticket options - Classic, Premium and Deluxe ticket with 1 or 2 days validity
    • Savour a mesmerising 1-hour guided boat cruise on the Seine River with the Deluxe Ticket
    • Hop on and off as many times as you want, and build your own preferred itinerary
    • Sit back and feast your eyes on an ethereal Paris, all lit up, with our Night Tour covering all major attractions
    • Avoid wasting any time with our buses’ frequent departures
    • Get treated to a FREE Big Bus Rewards Voucher booklet including a range of great offers (depending on the Option chosen)
    • Immerse yourself in the journey with informative commentary and FREE, fast WiFi on-board buses
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket is valid for 1 or 2 consecutive days (option based)
    Cruise: 1 hour // Night Tour: Approximately 2 hours

    Start Time

    Red Classic Route:
    Buses depart from 9:30am to 6:30pm; every 5-10 minutes
    Full loop: 2 hours 20 minutes

    Blue Montmartre Route
    Buses depart from 10am to 5:30pm; every 15-30 minutes
    Full loop: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Seine River Cruise (only with Deluxe ticket):
    April to September: 10am - 10:30pm, every 30 minutes
    October to March: 10:30am - 9:20pm, every 60 minutes

    Night Tour:
    October 29 to March 31
    : 8:15pm
    April 1 to October 27: 9:15pm

    Timings are subject to change.

    Meeting Point

    Bus Tour: You can board the bus from any of the designated stops and can exchange the voucher directly with the bus driver.

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

    Night Tour: Make your way to 156 Avenues des Champs-Élysées to board the bus.

    Ending Point

    Bus Tour: You can end the hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops.

    Seine River Cruise: Same as the start point.

    Night Tour: Same as the starting point.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview

    This hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect introduction to Paris. The open-top double-decker buses provide excellent views of the city throughout your tour, while an audio commentary in a choice of 11 languages lends historic context and cultural significance to the sites you are passing. What’s more? You can even choose to tour the city at night with our new NIght Hop-On Hop-Off option.

    Jump on and off the bus as often as you like on fantastic 2 routes and more than 10 key stops to explore the sights further, go shopping, or to tuck into a baguette or two. Alternatively, you can even stay on the bus for a full loop to get a greater, overall feel of the city. Our strategically placed stops will get you up close to some of the biggest attractions of the city, from the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Gothic majesty of the great cathedral of Notre Dame to the lively atmosphere of the Latin Quarter, discovering the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile in the Louvre, feasting your eyes on the fabulous impressionist paintings in Musée d'Orsay, and much more! You can, in fact, even choose to witness the city’s major highlights from a unique perspective as you cruise along the River Seine which comes with the Deluxe ticket.

    You can choose from below hop-on, hop-off ticket options, with the validity of the tickets ranging from 1 to 2 days from redemption and specific set of inclusions:

    • Night Tour Ticket – Includes a single-loop tour treating you the best sights of the city, lit up at night + FREE Reward voucher booklet
    • Classic Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day + FREE Paris city map
    • Premium Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + FREE Reward voucher booklet + FREE Paris city map
    • Deluxe Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + FREE Reward voucher booklet + FREE Paris city map + 1 hour Seine River cruise


    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: 

    Explore the French capital in comfort and style on the Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris. With 2 routes – Red Route and Blue Route and more than 10 key stops covering all the main attractions of the city, this bus tour is ideal for first time visitors to Paris. You can hop on and hop off the bus at any of the stops as often as you like granting you the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. Informative recorded commentary in 11 languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Korean or Mandarin Chinese.

    Some of the stops included are:

    • Tour Eiffel 
    • Champ de Mars 
    • Opera Garnier 
    • Louvre-Pyramide 
    • Louvre-Pont des Arts 
    • Notre-Dame 
    • Musee d'Orsay 
    • Champs-Elysees 
    • Grand Palais
    • Trocadero 
    • Sacre Coeur 
    • Gare du Nord

    Download the tour route map

    1-hour Seine River Cruise (with Deluxe ticket only):

    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. You will sail past many stunning monuments, museums and also sail under several bridges offering you the chance to witness the city’s most popular attractions and choose which to visit.

    Night Tour:

    When a city is lovingly referred to La Ville Lumière (City of Light), isn’t it only apt that one experiences Paris lit up like a fairy after sundown? Well, this tour treats you to just that! With a single panoramic loop around this ethereal city, regaling you with breathtaking views of the major attractions lit up in all their glory. For a tour that takes place around 8:15pm (winters) and 9:15pm (summers), we are literally considering replacing our desserts with this gorgeous beauty of an experience!

    And there’s more.. you’ll also receive a free reward voucher booklet full of great offers and savings across Paris (with Premium and Deluxe Ticket only).

    Itinerary

    You can choose from below two hop-on, hop-Off ticket options, with the validity of the tickets ranging from 1 to 2 days from redemption and specific set of inclusions:

    Classic Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day + FREE Paris city map

    Premium Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + FREE Reward voucher booklet + FREE Paris city map

    Deluxe Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + FREE Reward voucher booklet + FREE Paris city map + 1 hour Seine River cruise

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour:
    Explore the French capital in comfort and style on the Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris. With 2 routes – Red Route and Blue Route and more than 10 key stops covering all the main attractions of the city, this bus tour is ideal for first time visitors to Paris. You can hop on and hop off the bus at any of the stops as often as you like granting you the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. Informative recorded commentary in 11 languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Korean or Mandarin Chinese.

    Some of the stops included are:
    • Tour Eiffel
    • Champ de Mars
    • Opera Garnier
    • Louvre-Pyramide
    • Louvre-Pont des Arts
    • Notre-Dame
    • Musee d'Orsay
    • Champs-Elysees
    • Grand Palais
    • Trocadero
    • Sacre Coeur
    • Gare du Nord

    Download the tour route map

    1-hour Seine River cruise (with Deluxe ticket only):

    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. You will sail past many stunning monuments, museums and also sail under several bridges offering you the chance to witness the city’s most popular attractions and choose which to visit.

    And there’s more.. you’ll also receive a free reward voucher booklet full of great offers and savings across Paris (with Premium and Deluxe Ticket only).

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket
    • Night Tour ticket (if option chosen)
    • Recorded commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Korean
    • 1-hour Seine River Cruise (with Deluxe ticket only)
    • Free Rewards Voucher Booklet (with Premium and Deluxe ticket only)
    • FREE poncho and a city map
    • FREE WiFi on all buses
    Exclusions
    • Entrance fees to the attractions
  • Please note & Additional info
    * Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    You can exchange your booking voucher at any of the stops on the tour.

    You can redeem your hop-on hop-off ticket at any time within 6 months of the booking date.

    Please remember that you will have to use take the Night Tour the same day you redeem your voucher.

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

    One third of the buses offer space for wheelchairs however there is no ramp for getting on and off the bus.

    Download 'Google Play' or 'App Store' in your phone for all the information and your ticket.

  • Customer Reviews

    • Well worth the money!

      The bus tour was great value for money. We were able to see almost all popular sites in Paris

      Marylou Alonzo, United Arab Emirates, 27/May/2018
    • Great Tour

      The bus was right where thay said it would be upon our drop off by the cruise tour. The bus went to all the main attrasctions. Great time. Oh yeah they were always on time.

      gary murphy, United States, 16/May/2018
    • Very good.

      Nitish Jha, Sweden, 16/May/2018
    • Efficient and affordable.

      Lyndon Walker, , 08/Aug/2019
    • two days exploring the Paris on the bus was ideal for the family. Kids have enjoyed the one hour boat trip

      Anna Roche, , 28/Jul/2019
    • two days exploring the Paris on the bus was ideal for the family. Kids have enjoyed the one hour boat trip

      Anna Roche, , 28/Jul/2019

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