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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 11 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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, English-speaking guides or audio-commentary.
  • 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 or entrance to Arc de Triomphe

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.
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
Free map, headphone and reward voucher booklet
Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
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

See itinerary

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 multiple routes through Paris. There's the Classic Route, including stops at the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Palais Garnier, and Musée d’Orsay. The Montmartre Route takes in the sights of the bohemian hilltop neighborhood, including Sacré Coeur, Moulin Rouge, and Musée Grevin. Routes include informative audio commentary in 11 languages, or an English-speaking live guide 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 on the combined routes 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 or entry to the Arc de Triomphe to either your 1- or 2-day bus ticket.
Itinerary
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Frequency: 15 to 20 minutes -Louvre-Pyramide: First Bus 10:00 Last pick-up: 17:30 -Pigalle, place Pigalle (HOP-OFF ONLY): First Bus 10:10 Last full tour 18:00 Sacré-Coeur, facing 21 boulevard de Rochechouart (HOP-OFF ONLY): First Bus 10:10 Last full tour 18:20 Gare du Nord, facing 35 rue de Saint Quentin: First Bus 9:05 Last full tour 18:40 last pick-up: 19:30 Musée Grévin, facing 10 boulevard de Montmartre (HOP-OFF ONLY): First Bus 9:20 Last full tour 18:50
Gare du Nord
Facing 35 rue de Saint Quentin
Big Bus
11 avenue de l'Opéra (interchange point)
Points of interest passed by on this route
Montmartre
 
Moulin Rouge
 
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  April - Sept Classic Route: 9:30am - 8pm, every 5-10 minutes Oct - March Classic Route: 10am - 7pm, every 15-20 minutes We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 inline with government advice & requirements of the local authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses & social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety & hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service & changes to ticket inclusions. This may include frequency of departures, changes to routes & reduction/removal of stops. 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.
Eiffel Tower
Quai Branly
Gare Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel
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
Champs-Élysées
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
 
Champs-Elysees
 
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
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.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "It is best to start early in the morning and give yourself time to explore the various sights." See review
  • "Don’t forget to pick up your headphones when you get on the bus." See review
  • "As there are many bus tour operators, please be more specific as to which bus to look for." See review

Reviews

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star-2
Unfair depiction of service
Joep_P
, Aug 2020
It gets you around. That pretty much covers it. The schedule is a lie. It says every 10-15 minutes on the red line. We easily waited 30-40 minutes. We had multiple busses from the same other company passing in the meantime. That's disappointing. Their electric bus is quite new, the other we drove are old. In retrospect I would have preferred the metro or a company with a better schedule. You can decide once you're there. It wasn't cheaper to book in advance even though the site suggested it was.
star-1
Watch out! The busses are driving at a reduced rate
Bob_V
, Aug 2020
We bought a one day ticket but didn’t use. The busses were coming at least every 45 minutes instead of 5-15 minutes like it should be and we didnt want to wait that long. I asked a BigBus employee why and he said they were driving at a reduced rate because of COVID19, which is understandable, but this was not clearly stated when i bought the tickets. This was a complete waste of money, i’m trying to get a refund but i probably wont get one.
star-4
Easy way to see Paris
Lakisha
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide was amazing and informative. The tour was a great way to see a lot in 2.5 hours. Extensive and simple.
star-5
Great for overview of Paris
Karen
, Feb 2020
Great way to get overview of city, especially if limited on time. Buses were on schedule and staff was very helpful. We sat on upper deck, not sure what is viewable from bottom level.
star-5
Friendly staff & driver:))
Che
, Feb 2020
I really enjoyed my trip in Paris and using Big bus it’s very convenient to see all he landmarks! highly recommended if you don’t want to be robbed by a scam taxi like me:(( taxi ask me to like 300 euro from the airport to eiffel hotel:((
star-5
Amazing
vernice_B
, Feb 2020
Kristine was great...the live tour guide was amazing. We love it. Amazing and highly recommended for families
star-2
not too good
john_g
, Feb 2020
too many long stops. uncomfortable seats. narration only partially worked. overall, expensive and not very informatice
star-5
Big bus of Paris
Candice_F
, Feb 2020
Loved both the blue and the red tours! Drop off and pick ups were easy and conveniently located. Merci’
star-5
Fun time
Paul
, Feb 2020
Good value for your money well worth getting for a city the size of Paris plenty of places to visit stop at the cafes at some stops and enjoy
star-5
Great Paris experience
Eileen_Q
, Feb 2020
Had a fantastic experience on the big bus Paris. Great service on the weekend and week day. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Product code: 6602PARHOHO

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