Big Bus Paris Tour: Explore Top Attractions with Optional Seine River Cruise
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Explore the top attractions of Paris on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour! Enjoy panoramic views of iconic landmarks and the option to add a Seine River cruise for an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights

Red - Classic Route (Route)

Operating Schedule: You can hop on and off from our Paris Red Route tour from 10 different stops. Tune in to our pre-recorded commentary, available in 6 languages via complimentary headphones.

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

1. Eiffel Tower
Quai Branly

2. Champ de Mars Eiffel Tower
Avenue Joseph Bouvard

3. Palais Garnier
15 rue Scribe

4. Big Bus
11 avenue de l’Opéra

5. Musée du Louvre
Near Pont des Arts

6. Notre Dame
3, rue Lagrange

7. Musée d’Orsay
Facing Orsay Museum

8. Champs-Élysées
Stop 5 - Arc de Triomphe (Facing 156 avenue des Champs-Élysées)

9. Grand Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill

10. Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre
Avenue Paul Doumer

Points of Interest

  • 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

  • Arc de Triomphe

  • Avenue Montaigne

  • Petit Palais

  • Place de la Concorde

What's Included
  • Wifi on board
  • Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (subject to selection)
  • Seine river cruise (subject to selection)
  • New audio commentary in 6 languages
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Priority access to the Eiffel Tower (with Evening panoramic tour)
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information

Explore the landmarks of Paris with a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour! From a double-decker open-top bus, relish in the sweeping views of premiere Paris sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs Elysées and many more, complemented by an audio guide. Navigate our straightforward route and feel free to get on and off at any stops throughout the city. For a broader glimpse of Paris, you may choose to combine your 24 hour or 48 hour tour pass with a cruise along the Seine River.

  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stop
  • Infants (age 0-3) can go on the tour free of charge
  • Please download the Big Bus app to find out more about real-time bus tracking information.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Susan_e
Jan 25, 2023
Easy and the app is a nice feature. - The hop on bus is like any other in a city, and that’s a good thing. Sit up or down and hop on and off. Buses run pretty frequently. Download the app to find the bus stops and see buses in real time. We bought the 2 day package with River cruise and felt it was a good value.
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Helen_b
Feb 10, 2024
Hop on hop off bus - Enjoyed the trip around Paris. It took in nearly all the sights. Was a bit surprised it didn’t go to the sacre couer or montmarte.
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Tdsmith215
Nov 2, 2022
Good for the first timer - This is the perfect way to see Paris if you have limited time or if you’ve never been. It was our first time so ride the bus complete loop before figuring out where we wanted to get off. The audio guide is a good listen when it works as well. It’s featured in about 12 languages.
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Maps793869
Nov 1, 2022
Overall, a good trip, but it could have ended worse. - Overall, it was a good experience - right up until the end of the trip. First of all, be aware that the instructions on the email that you receive for the River cruise are not accurate. They say to exchange your voucher for a ticket with the Big Bus employee you will find on the dock. There was NO ONE there wearing any Big Bus attire that I could find. After finding the line for the cruise and waiting in it for 30 minutes, when I got to the front of the line, I was told to go to the general ticket window to exchange my voucher. That window was simply labeled “tickets” - nowhere was Big Bus shown. I had to wait 30 minutes in that line to exchange my voucher, then get back in the original line for another 30 minute wait. Second, the buses start their circuit from stop #4. And the circuits take at least 2 hours. So, when I boarded a bus at stop#2 at 4:45, I thought I had plenty of time to get to stop#6, as the last stop there was 6:10. But soon after boarding the bus, I heard that the end of that bus’s circuit was Stop #4. I would have to hope that I could catch the last bus leaving Stop #4 to get to stop #6, or I would just be out of luck and have to take a taxi or walk. Fortunately, it worked out for me and I made the connection, but it was close. I was more than a little anxious as I was traveling solo and only had directions to get to my hotel from stop#6. Not a good way to end what was otherwise a rather enjoyable trip around Paris.
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Doricmaxwell
Nov 10, 2022
Not worth the price - Buses were overcrowded, often had very long waits to get on, then they were standing room only. Half of the audio jacks didn’t work (on all three buses we rode in) so you couldn’t really get the tour, which is the whole point of taking this bus instead of an Uber.
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Knwiley
Feb 7, 2024
Disappointed with experience - I have booked many trips with Viator while in Ireland and they have been incredible- Sadly a recent trip to France (Paris) on the hop on/off bus was terrible. While bus kept on schedule the drivers we consistently less than helpful with info on sites and locations- the audio system did not work, e.g., cutting off and on and the volume was not adequate- we had to use Google to learn about the sites I fully understand the language issue but compared to the Irish drivers - the bus ride was just that a bus ride
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Krista_j
Oct 2, 2023
Not worth your time and money! - Unfortunately, this was not a good experience and was a complete waste of money. We ended up just taking the metro to our final destinations as this proved to be easier, quicker, and more reliable than the Big Bus. The metro only costs $2.70 per person for a one way ticket so I wish we would’ve just skipped the tour and used the Metro to get to all the sites we wanted to visit. Today’s experience was the worst hop on hop off that we have been on, and we have been on several in other cities It could be just The Big Bus Tour, as this was our first tour from this particular vendor. We trusted Viator and the fact that this was the only vendor they promote. However, there was far too few busses for the amount of tickets they sold. At many of the stops, we waited 20+ minutes for a bus and then when they finally showed up, they were already full. So then you have to wait again for the next bus. They said one of their busses broke down so that threw everything off. But that wasn’t even the worst part of this experience! The worst part was that about 80% of what you hear on your headphones is awful music. There is hardly any dialogue and when there is, it’s very brief and it doesn’t give much detail or explanation of where you are and what you are seeing. That’s one of the most important things on a tour bus, and this one completely fails in that category. I rarely give negative reviews but felt I had to for this one, in hopes that it helps others save their money!
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Nilesh_p
May 25, 2023
Never ever go with Viator - In simple words it’s pathetic never ever go with viator Getyourguide is much professional and attentive.
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Jake_z
Mar 24, 2023
False advertising - We purchased a “48 hour” ticket. However, the nighttime bus driver told us we could not use the ticket at night, only daytime. That would’ve been good to know. 48 hours should mean 48 hours. But it doesn’t. Know this before you buy.
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Michellevv8419av
Nov 2, 2022
Absolutely awful - Absolutely horrible service. We purchased the 2 day with cruise. When we went to redeem the cruise we were told we didn’t purchase it. I showed my confirmation email & was still declined.
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