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Skip-the-Ticket-line Eiffel Tower Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and River Cruise

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Paris, France

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

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Overview

Visit Paris's top sights and attractions on a convenient and flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour with onboard audio commentary. Select from a 1 or 2 day sightseeing pass and discover the city's landmark sites at your leisure. Skip the lines for direct access to the Eiffel Tower's second floor viewing platform, explore the Ile de la Cité and marvel at its Notre Dame cathedral, and even enjoy a complimentary one-long river cruise along the Seine. Hop off at all 10 stops or pick and choose as you go.
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Skip the line
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Those booking this tour can choose from one- or two-day hop-on, hop-off bus passes. 
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1 or 2-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass
1-Hour Skip The Line Seine River cruise
Audio commentary with personal earphones (digital sound)
Skip the line Eiffel Tower Ticket (Access to the 1st floor, 2nd floor )
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Gratuities
Summit Entrance

Departure Point

21 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note:
  • Cancellation is not possible after the tour has been confirmed
  • Mobile vouchers are accepted.
  • Hop-on hop-off buses(Paris BIG BUS Company) operate daily, departing every 10-minutes in the summer and every 15-minutes in the winter
  • Recorded commentary is available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese
  • You will receive your headphones the first time you use your ticket
  • Cruise tickets are valid for more than a month, so you can use them at any until expiration (only 1 ride)
  • Your skip-the-line entrance to the tower will be arranged according to the availabilites of the Eiffel Tower between 9am to 10.30pm
  • If you choose the option Eiffel Tower, 2-Days Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & Cruise the skip the line Eiffel Tower Ticket might be booked for either the first or the second day. Start time 9:30am is only for Hop on Hop off Bus Tour. Eiffel Tower entrance time might be different than 10:00am. River Cruise Tickets might be used separately at any day during its validity.
  • Seine cruises operate from April-September, departing every 30-minutes from 10:00am -10:00pm (no service at 1:00pm and 7:30pm); on weekends and weekdays in June, July, and August, from 10:00am - 11:00pm; from October-March, hourly from 10:30am - 9:30pm (except 1:00pm and 7:30pm); and on weekends and weekdays during French Zone C school holidays, from 10:00am -10:00pm.
  • All the travellers must be present at the meeting point at the indicated time to receive the tickets for Bus Tour and River Cruise. You will have a scheduled entrance time to go into the Eiffel Tower that will be given to you by the guide at when you come to the meeting in the morning. Your guide will accompany you to the Eiffel Tower for a smooth entrance.
  • Confirmation is received at the time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris Business and Travel SARL

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. 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 Skip-the-Ticket-line Eiffel Tower Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and River Cruise?
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
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Ticket-line Eiffel Tower Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and River Cruise.

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  • "We skipped the first que but then found another que for the time we had our visit but it was worth the wait to see the spectacukar views from the eiffel toeer" See review
  • "Trouble finding where to meet, but then a short walk with our guide past all those lines was nice." See review

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Late
Storyteller237855
, Oct 2018
Tour guide arrive one hour late and because of that I miss my skip the line tour to the Louve.I would not recommend this tour to anyone
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Disappointing
deniseelainehend2018
, Jul 2018
We booked this particular your because we wanted to go to the top of the tower and the website stated we would be able to buy the tickets to the summit on the day. This was not the case. Although we received our bus tickets we never managed to use them as it was not course where the bus stopped and although we saw many of these buses we never managed to catch one and ended up taking taxis. Money wasted on this tour really.
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a good way to see everything in a day
ismael836
, Jul 2018
If you have just a day in paris there is no better way to see all the attractions. The tour leader met us in place and gave us tickets. She even gave us directions via phone as we count get to meeting place due to works near eiffel tower. We skipped the first que but then found another que for the time we had our visit but it was worth the wait to see the spectacukar views from the eiffel toeer
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Breathtaking
354randolphm
, Jul 2018
Trouble finding where to meet, but then a short walk with our guide past all those lines was nice. I’m sorry we didn’t know to get tickets for the top before we took the elevator.Wonderful experience.
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It would be 100x better to book this...
Bruce J
, Jun 2016
It would be 100x better to book this excursion on your own. We fell for the fear that we might not be able to figure it out on our own since we were only in Paris one day. Do not fall for the same mistake. You can find the Big Bus which is not great and I would choose the other open air tour bus and buying tickets at the Eiffel tower is a breeze. We had to buy tickets anyways because we never received the tickets originally, and after too much leg work the email was sent after we had already left. This is not a user friendly way to book tickets!!!
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The Hop On Hop Off bus and River...
Jennifer S
, Apr 2016
The Hop On Hop Off bus and River Cruise are a good way to get a big picture view of some of the main sites and attractions. We only bought a one-day pass, using it to do a drive-by for some of the locations were knew we didn't have time to visit thoroughly, and to get the lay of the land, as it were. It was a good way to see a lot. We had already been in Paris for about five days when we did the Hop On Hop Off, so it provided a welcome respite for our feet, while we still took in a lot of sites, at least superficially. We found the Paris Metro easy to navigate and used it to get back to the places we wanted to visit and spend time. I'm not convinced that the expense of a 2, 3, or 4-day pass would be worth it since the buses sit in traffic, just like all the other vehicles. The river cruise is just an hour, but provides a very different and beautiful perspective on many of the buildings along the Seine. We were glad we did this. The Skip the Line Eiffel Tower ticket name is deceptive. You don't have to stand in line to buy tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower, but you do have to plan your day around the time you are schedule to actually go up in the Tower, and you WILL, most definitely, STAND IN A LINE to get into the Tower, STAND IN A LINE to get into the FIRST elevator and then, if you decide to go to the TOP of the Tower, to buy an additional 6 euro ticket for the top of the Tower, you WILL STAND IN ANOTHER LINE for THAT elevator, as well as STAND IN LINES FOR BOTH DESCENDING ELEVATORS. If you visit the EIFFEL TOWER, you will stand in quite a few lines unless you simply view it from Terra Firma. All said, we thought it was worth it, but we were not visiting during a peak tourist time, so the crowds were not too bad. The view from the top of the Tower is unbeatable and to me, worth the lines, and the wait.
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I purchased our 3 tickets online...
sallycalabrese
, Nov 2015
I purchased our 3 tickets online before we left. I received 3 tickets for the Eiffel Tower tour and Seine River Cruise. My voucher for the bus tour had 2 days but only authorized 2 riders. I ask the bus company to let me at least ride over to the Big Bus company headquarters and they refused. I had to then get a taxi from the Eiffel Tower. When I arrived it closed at 6pm! The next day we had already scheduled another tour through Viator and couldnt get our tickets. The 3rd day we are in France, again taking another taxi to Big Bus headquarters, I was hassled about the voucher. Finally a supervisor agreed they had made the mistake and gave me our ride vouchers! Wasted too much time but had paid over 300 for the tour. They are an International company and would not use again!
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Bus ride took forever due to...
Roberto M
, Oct 2015
Bus ride took forever due to traffic. Much quicker getting around metro, but we got pick-pocketed on the metro. Never got my voucher to Skip The Line at Eiffel Tower. On the bus, they told us to go to the Eiffel Tower and show our Viator voucher. Once at Eiffel Tower, they told us they don't recognize the Viator voucher. If we had to go to the Hop On Hop Off Office, WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO KNOW!!!! WASTE OF MONEY....
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The best thing you can do is...
ceballos_marisela
, Oct 2015
The best thing you can do is purchase your tickets in advance and take advantage of Front of the Line! The best choice we made. We did not have to stand in a long line.
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We really love doing Hop On Hop Off...
Garth B
, Oct 2015
We really love doing Hop On Hop Off busses wherever we go, and this was excellent also! If we had to do it again, we'd only do the Hop On Hop Off Bus. We couldn't find the stairs down from the Eiffel Tower and had to pack into another elevator to get down. It would have been enough just to look at it from the outside. Too many people! The river cruise was not needed after doing the Hop On Hop Off bus. They didnt offer drinks or anything and the bathroom was down some steep narrow stairs.
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