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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 option selected)
Unlimited use during 1 or 2 day
Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
WIFI onboard
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
Champs 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
  • Most travelers 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.
  • 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


3,248 Reviews

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Just do it
, Oct 2021
Always a great way to see a city and get your bearings! Get the layout of the major sites plus get some background information. Then you know where you wish to return! Great value and lots of fun!
Too many loooong stops
, Oct 2021
We do enjoy, typically, doing a Hop On Hop Off tour bus; however, our bus made numerous, extremely long stops at pick up spots. I have no idea why we were waiting for 15 minutes or more and no explanations. We eventually got off and didn't get back on to finish the tour.
Ride the Metro instead. It's cheaper and less crowded.
, Oct 2021
On a Saturday the bus was standing room only- how can you see anything and hear the tour headphones? We came back instead on Tuesday and it was still overfilled. There was a huge line and waited 30 minutes for a bus- but most of my party was sitting downstairs still. They could only see 1/2 the city because there were still people standing in the aisles because there wasn't enough seats. This tour is oversold, and you have a very good chance of paying $35 for a $2 city bus where you get to wait forever to board, and then stand up the entire ride.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not the best experience
, Oct 2021
The staff was very nice but that’s where the good experience ends. The bus was overcrowded so we had to stand even downstairs which was horrible with a little boy. It took one hour to finally win a battle over seats upstairs. The rest was fine except of watching a lot of tourists with upset kids trying to get seats….I knew how they felt. I would suggest to take the Tootbus which had more free seat upstairs or go by metro, so easy.
No Audio Upstairs
, Oct 2021
Loved the route but unfortunately the audio was not working upstairs in the bus we were in. It was fine when we were down stairs but when there was eventually space upstairs we moved up and this was the case.
, Oct 2021
The customer service for this site was horrible and made me lose money. The information wasn’t the best either🙄#notimpressed
Excellent drivers in very dense traffic
, Oct 2021
A must for all visitors.....fantastic orientation to sites...helpful in deciding what highlights to revisit O
1 traveler found this review helpful
Love it, we had ok...
, Oct 2021
Love it, we had ok weather, some rain but the driver give us some ponchos for free, they were very helpful, it was good and also the cruise on the sienna river
❤️🇫🇷 perfect if you only have a few days!
, Sep 2021
A great way to see a lot of Paris in a short time! Loved how you could hop off and explore then hop on to see another area ❤️🇫🇷
Easy Fun
, Sep 2021
Beautiful and fun. Koodos to the bus driver. Very impressive. We saw the entire city in one night. Make Sure you do the add on river cruise

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