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Big Bus Paris Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & Louvre Admission: Skip-the-Line!

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    • Big Bus Tours - Paris (Bus Only) Classic & Premium
      • Adults (13+)
      • Children (4-12)
      • Infants (0-3)
    • Priority Access Entrance Tickets to Louvre Museum
      • Adults (18+)
      • Infants (0-17)
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from US$ 65.76 US$ 53.32 per person pp
    • Enjoy affordable Paris sightseeing with a Paris hop-on, hop-off tour and skip-the-line admission to the Louvre
    • Hop on and off whenever and wherever you want or enjoy sightseeing seated comfortably in an open-top bus
    • See top Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe and Notre-Dame Cathedral
    • 2 routes covering more than 10 stops, close to famous Paris attractions
    • Informative recorded commentary in a choice of 11 languages is offered
    • Receive a FREE Big Bus Rewards Voucher booklet including a range of great offers
    • Stay connected with FREE WiFi on all the buses!
    • Save time with a skip-the-line entry to the Louvre and see the iconic Mona Lisa
    • Explore paintings, sculptures and architecture spanning from 450 BC to the 19th century at the Louvre Museum
    • Louvre is the largest art museum in the world!
    • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    Explore Paris the affordable and convenient way with a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour and skip-the-line entry the world’s largest art museum, the Louvre!

    Discover Paris from open-top, double-decker buses and hop on and off at bus at any of the 10 stops on the 2 routes to visit attractions of your choice. Customize your own itinerary and bid adieu to parking problems and commuting woes!

    Save time with a skip-the-line entry to the iconic Louvre and admire some of the finest art in the world! Admire the “Mona Lisa,” “Winged Victory of Samothrace” and “Venus de Milo,” as well as other world famous artistic masterpieces.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?

    Daily except Tuesdays and First Sunday of Every Month


    1 day

    Start Time

    Paris hop-on, hop-off tour:
    Red Classic Route:
    Buses depart from 9:30am to 6:30pm; every 5-10 minutes.
    Full loop: 2 hours 20 minutes 
    Blue Montmartre Route: Buses depart from 10am to 5:30pm; every 15-30 minutes.
    Full loop: 1 hour 10 minutes
    Louvre Admission: 9am to 6pm.

    Meeting Point

    Paris hop-on, hop-off tour: Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start the tour.
    Louvre Admission: Louvre, Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris.

    Ending Point

    Paris hop-on, hop-off tour: Hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.
    Louvre Admission: Same as the start point.


    1-Day Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    Hop on the bus at any of the stops to start the tour. With 2 routes covering more than 10 stops, the whole of Paris becomes accessible without drilling a hole in your pocket. Hop on and off at any of the stops and visit attractions of your choice.

    With buses arriving at a frequency of 10 to 15 minutes, you don’t need to waste time waiting for buses. Your ticket includes two routes – Red Route and Blue Route, and covers all the main attractions of the city.

    Some of the stops included are:
    • Tour Eiffel
    • Champ de Mars
    • Opera Garnier
    • Louvre-Pyramide
    • Louvre-Pont des Arts
    • Notre-Dame
    • Musee d'Orsay
    • Champs-Elysees
    • Grand Palais
    • Trocadero
    • Sacre Coeur
    • Gare du Nord

    Click here for the route map

    Hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.

    Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Ticket:
    Make your own way to the Louvre. Gain skip-the-line access to the museum’s invaluable art collection which includes over 35,000 pieces of art from prehistory to the 21st century. The museum also houses the world-famous Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the celebrated sculpture of Winged Victory of Samothrace and the graceful Venus de Milo. Admire works from 450 BCE through the 1800s as you explore the Louvre Museum and spend quality time among some of the most treasured artworks in the world.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • 1-day Paris hop-on, hop-off bus tour
    • Audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Korean
    • FREE Rewards Voucher Booklet
    • FREE poncho and a city map
    • FREE WiFi on all buses
    • Skip-the-line Louvre Museum admission
    • Hotel transfers
    • Food
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Due to renovations, Mona Lisa will be shifted to Galerie Médicis (room 801) on level 2 of the Richelieu wing from 17 July till mid-October 19.

    Louvre: Audio guides are available for hire inside the museum. Audio guides cost €5 for adults and €3 for children. ID card required for audio guide hire.

    You will get QR coded tickets for Louvre within 4 hours of making your booking.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

  • Customer Reviews

    • Well worth the money!

      The bus tour was great value for money. We were able to see almost all popular sites in Paris...

      Marylou Alonzo, United Arab Emirates, 27/May/2018
    • Great Tour

      The bus was right where thay said it would be upon our drop off by the cruise tour. The bus went to all the main attrasctions. Great time. Oh yeah they were always on tim...

      gary murphy, United States, 16/May/2018
    • Very good....

      Nitish Jha, Sweden, 16/May/2018
    • I have to go to bus only to transform the online purchase ticket to hop on bus ticket

      Krishna NAIR, Australia, 19/Jun/2019
    • I have to go to bus only to transform the online purchase ticket to hop on bus ticket

      Krishna NAIR, Australia, 19/Jun/2019
    • The Big Bus tour itself was very good. I repeat, however, that we did not do the tour through Isango, as there was no record of our booking with them when we reported to the rendezvous...

      Ashley Ayton, United Kingdom, 03/Sep/2018
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