Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour: A Self-Guided Exploration of Paris
17 Ratings

Discover Paris at your leisure with this hop-on hop-off city sightseeing bus. Get off at the stop that captivates you the most and navigate the beautiful capital city independently using a smartphone-assisted walking tour!

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

Red - Classic Route (Route)

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.

As for your self-audio guided walking tour, you will receive an email after purchase with your activation code and instructions on how to download the application and unlock your tour. You can do it whenever you want!

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
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

  • Parc du Champ de Mars

  • Pont des Arts

What's Included
  • Hand sanitizer available for health and safety
  • Choose between a relaxing River Cruise or a Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Flexible 24 or 48-hour ticket for the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Explore with a 1-hour self-guided walking tour via the Rewind app
  • Stay dry with a complimentary poncho if it rains
  • Headsets provided for clear audio on tours
  • Free Paris map, Big Bus App access, and onboard Wi-Fi
What's Not Included
  • Attraction tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(17 Ratings)
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Sep 24, 2023
Great way to see Paris - The hop on hop off bus is very easy to use. It goes in a loop and you can get on/off at any stop or stay on for the entire loop. It has audio that provides history of what you are seeing. It takes you to the areas with the top attractions. We used it to hop off to shop, but had we not been on a tour where we saw much of the city we would have hopped on/hopped off to visit attractions. This is a great way to see the city. I would also recommend the night tour where everyone sits on the top and the bus does not stop. It goes the regular route, but adds a few stops including the Eiffel tower where you can take pics of the tower lit up.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 31, 2023
Excellent and Informative Tour - Excellent way to see many of the historical sites and avenues of Paris. You can plan your activities and understand the layout of the city.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 18, 2022
Brilliant 5 stars - Fantastic bus tour no waiting fantastic tour round all the sights . Loved it . Always a bus on hand every few minutes .
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 9, 2023
Very handy. - Very handy way to see the main landmarks in Paris without a lot of walking. Sometimes it can be hard to find the pick up spots.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 16, 2023
Wonderful, and I would highly recommend - The earphones worked great, the stops were good. Driver our first day was not the best… short, jerky stops, a bit hard on the sudden starts and stops. Second day driver was much better (sorry, I don’t have names) Overall experience was good, but had difficulty finding the stops. A competitor had more recognizable signs and in overall better locations
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 30, 2023
Great first step to seeing Paris - Comfortable buses, good frequency, reasonable commentary. Went twice around and got off once for a long walk. Space on bus was better than competitor bus we took for night trip.
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Jul 29, 2023
Attractions were not always close to stops - Some of the attractions off the stops were not very close so to walk and tiur and get back to stop took up large chunks of time. The River Cruise was amazing and would definitely recommend. The bus tours some of the city but there are only like 10 stops.
Review provided by Viator
Jul 11, 2023
Bus tour - It was ok. The bus driver drove sooo very slow. Not sure what was the intention. I’ll take big bus tour next time . It was really easy to access and bus wasn’t super busy either
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 2, 2023
Ok I guess - Average for the price. The commentary was so irritating that we had to stop listening. The boat tour was awesome and the highlight
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Nov 2, 2023
Difficult experience - Unable to activate ticket. Unable to use app. Unable to take tour. Received no response from tour operator when I asked for assistance.
Review provided by Viator
Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024