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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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About
See more of Paris via an open-top, double-decker bus and put aside worries about navigating the streets or using public transportation. This bus tour makes it easy to hop on and off near main Paris attractions, plus hear audio commentary on the city’s history, monuments, and museums, available in 11 languages. Plan your own itinerary with 1- or 2-day options and move at the pace you set.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Explore top Paris attractions without the stress of planning transportation 
  • Your driver reminds you where you are so you never miss a stop
  • Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass to best fit your schedule 
  • Upgrade with a Seine River cruise
What to expect
  • Exchange your voucher at any Big Bus stops in Paris before you board. Hop on the Red Route and start exploring the city. The bus has audio commentary, available in 11 languages, to keep you informed as you ride. Each stop is announced so there’s never any confusion. Top attractions on the Classical Red Route include the Eiffel Tower, Louvre-Pyramide, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysées, and Trocadéro. Where you go and get off is up to you. Choose to upgrade your sightseeing experience by adding a Seine River cruise to your 1-day ticket.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Explore top Paris attractions without the stress of planning transportation 
  • Your driver reminds you where you are so you never miss a stop
  • Choose between a 1- or 2-day pass to best fit your schedule 
  • Upgrade with a Seine River cruise
What to expect
  • Exchange your voucher at any Big Bus stops in Paris before you board. Hop on the Red Route and start exploring the city. The bus has audio commentary, available in 11 languages, to keep you informed as you ride. Each stop is announced so there’s never any confusion. Top attractions on the Classical Red Route include the Eiffel Tower, Louvre-Pyramide, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysées, and Trocadéro. Where you go and get off is up to you. Choose to upgrade your sightseeing experience by adding a Seine River cruise to your 1-day ticket.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6602PARHOHO
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Engaging audio commentary in a choice of 11 languages
  • Seine River cruise (if option selected)
  • Unlimited use during 1 or 2 day
  • Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
  • WIFI onboard
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to the landmarks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Route starts at the Eiffel Tower; however, you may board the bus and exchange your voucher at any of the stops Location Address: River Cruise Departure (if you booked the option with cruise) is at the foot of the Eiffel Tower- Boarding Pier number 3. Return Location: Last bus departs Trocadéro at 5pm
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Engaging audio commentary in a choice of 11 languages
  • Seine River cruise (if option selected)
  • Unlimited use during 1 or 2 day
  • Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
  • WIFI onboard
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to the landmarks
Departure details
  • Location Name: Route starts at the Eiffel Tower; however, you may board the bus and exchange your voucher at any of the stops Location Address: River Cruise Departure (if you booked the option with cruise) is at the foot of the Eiffel Tower- Boarding Pier number 3. Return Location: Last bus departs Trocadéro at 5pm
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
A note from Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Please download the Big Bus app to find out more about our new health & safety measures and for real-time bus tracking information. To take part of the River cruise you must be fully vaccination (2 doses +14d) or proof of a PCR/antigenic negative test no longer than 48h.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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llsanty
NJ30 contributions
Tried to Cancel and was refused refund
Dec 2021
Just tried to cancel my ticket because our plans changed and was refused. Just be careful to buy only if you are sure will use these as they are non-refundable
Written 7 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ManchesterChristine
manchester173 contributions
great for getting around
Nov 2021
This is an amazing way to get to see Paris.
Jump on and off at any of the main attractions.

Couple of tips.

Buy direct from online, Its cheaper and you have proof if you lose your ticket.
Your ticket is your proof for entry.

We actually bought a 2 day ticket and thought we got a new one on the second day and binned the ticket, well You don't, you use the same tickets 2 days on the run.
The man on the bus let us get back on, on day 2 and we got off at the bus station shop and you can show your proof and get another ticket.

You actually get 24/48 hours, not 1/2 days
Your ticket is activated when you first board the bus or get your ticket exchanged by the bus conductors.
for eg, you buy your ticket at 9 am Monday but don't get on the bus or exchange until 3pm
Your ticket is valid until 3pm on the Wednesday
I thought this was a much fairer was of doing it also so you don't lose any hours if you buy laster in the day.

As it was end November when we visited the but didn't run that late, im unsure if its the same throughout the year.

The music on the bus if a bit cheesy, but you will honestly be singing it on the way round.
Champs-Élysées is probably the best song and im still singing it now :-)
Written 30 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

REGINA P
4 contributions
Excellent Fun Informative!
Nov 2021 • Solo
Big Bus was fabulous! A perfect way to see Paris on my first day. I rode the bus an entire revolution around Paris to see everything. The route is perfect it goes past all of the major attractions. The recorded audio is very interesting. Allow plenty of time for yourself as traffic concerns can slow the bus down. I rode on the top and got some fabulous amazing pictures of Paris. If you are in a hurry to get somewhere this is not the way to go. This is a leisurely tour to introduce you to Paris. I highly recommend this tour it was wonderful. I actually did it for 2 days in a row.
Written 29 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pam H
St. Pete Beach, FL100 contributions
A snapshot of Paris
We purchased a 2 day pass and our first use we simply rode a full loop of the city listening to the presentation given via audio on the bus. From there we decided what we wanted to see more in depth and used the on/off option to go see some of the places that held more interest for us. This is a great way to see Paris and would be especially goos if you have a limited amount of time. The bonus is the pass is actually a 48 hour duration so if you dont begin using it until noon on say Monday- you can use it up until noon on Wednesday
Written 29 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aitofele
Aviano, Italy1 contribution
Hop on hop off had great customer service. Prices were affordable. The Audio tour guide with free head phone was nice.
Very smooth. Drivers were helpful. English music playlist can be updated to More child friendly songs or music. We visited during thanksgiving and Christmas season, perhaps a more Christmas theme song selection. The songs played most of the time when the tour guide Audio is on pause was “I’m up all night to get lucky” by draft punk ft Parrella. Not a bad song just played out after 1.5 to 2 hours on the bus.
Written 27 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carolyn D
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Enjoyable
Nov 2021 • Couples
Was extremely easy to order tickets on my phone and save in my Apple wallet. Got validated on the first location. The commentary was excellent. Very good
Written 21 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicole Yakobi
Tel Aviv, Israel2 contributions
Not recommended
We would not recommend this experience at all. We took the Premium ticket for the hop on, hop off bus in November. 2 days.

The ride is very very shaky. And it takes way longer than promised to get from one stop to the next one.

If you’re visiting Paris in the Winter, the ride is incredibly cold. Almost unbearable! There is no roof, and the lower part of the bus is very cold.
Written 16 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hillary S
London, UK32 contributions
They don't care - its just about numbers
Nov 2021
Before 2019, I had regularly been to Paris, but in 2019, I had a stroke and have been slowly getting back to some normalcy.

My solo trip to Paris was my first attempt at travelling somewhere and I chose a city that I knew well.

To add to my trip, I added a hop on hop off tour with this company. I checked out the route and decided to get the underground to Opera first and see the Opera house and then as the stop was outside the Opera House, catch the bus.

What a mistake - on the morning of my bus tour, there was a running race and due to this, buses where not stopping at the Opera. If they had communicated this then I would never have purchased this tour. Instead I had to slowly walk down to Rue de Opera and then was guided to another stop where after half an hour, I left to go back to the hotel.

As a person with a disability, I found how they handled this to be unacceptable - no comms, not sorry for my experience etc etc. Don't use them
Written 16 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angel P
Sarasota, FL1 contribution
Use a different tour company. You will regret buying this tour
Save your money and PLEASE listen to the poor reviews. I have been in DC for three hours and have yet to get on a bus. They only have two buses running and when I finally saw one after waiting for an hour!! I tried to meet up with the bus but it dropped people off and left. They didn’t even wait a few minutes to see if anyone was near to hop on! Do not purchase this tour is a scam!!! Horrible
Written 15 November 2021
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Mike Klug
4 contributions
Enjoyed the tour
Nov 2021
We went in early November so it got a bit chilly on the upper deck, but overall we found the tour informative and enjoyable. The recorded narration was a good mixture of history and anecdotes. A nice way to see a beautiful city.
Written 3 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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not very nice
I think to use metro is much better and quicker. the stops are not clear. We bought tickets but spent short time in
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What a pleasure touring with Oscar
Always do the Paris night bus with Oscar!!!!!! If you so this tour make sure you get Oscar as your guide! He goes t
ppleasants
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It was okay!
I like to do a sightseeing tour of a city to get an overall sense of where to return. Big Bus Paris was okay, but
netuolo2611
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Revolting
I bought online 2 tickets for. visiting the Opera Garnier. on 15.06.2021 we showed up at the agency's headquarters
WeHa98
WeHa98
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Perfect for tired feet
I do these buses in every city I visit as it's such an easy way to see the entire city with ease. The full loop wa
g_griff10
g_griff10
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Pretty poor
Writing this while still waiting for our bus. Was initially given the wrong ticket so not great. Promised every 10-
JalynCameron
JalynCameron
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Yes! Do It
So Worth it! We loved using the big bus as part of the Paris Pass! We bought big bus tickets for Paris and London.
Saurabh S
Saurabh S
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Expensive but Ok for city roam
The bus us expensive , but is good for the people who doesn't know how to use the metro or bus service in the city
Soumik011
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Best way to experience the city of lights at night!!!
This is probably one of the best and effortless way to experience the city of light at night when you are short on
92katheryn
92katheryn
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Tour of Opera Garnier
The opera was beautiful to tour! I went on a low-tourist day (Wednesday), so skipping the line wasn’t worth it. How
AngelaH83
AngelaH83
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TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE
ABSOLUTELY AVOID THIS PLACE so they don't ruin your trip. We bought The Paris Museum Pass through a 3rd party site
Nicolas G
Nicolas G
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Incredible experience and lovely guide
We had such a great experience. We learned a lot and had a wonderfull time with the family. A big thanks to our gui
floreeele
floreeele
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Happier than ever!
First time in Paris and my first time trying one of these tour buses. Absolutely loved it! Cylu (if I’m not misspel
Andamos_bien
Andamos_bien
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Well worth it
Thoroughly recommend this to get an overview of all the monuments and hop on and off. They even played my favourite
tuttlemut
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Self-guided Tour of the Opera House
I’m really bugged because at no point when I bought the ticket did anyone tell me that there were specific hours th
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