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Big Bus Paris Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour - Classic, Premium & Deluxe options

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    • Adults (13+)
    • Children (4-12)
    • Infants (0-3)
from US$ 43.62 US$ 37.08 per person pp
    • Explore Paris as your own pace with this fabulous hop-on hop-off tour
    • Marvel at top attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe and Notre-Dame Cathedral
    • Relish flexible ticket options - Classic, Premium and Deluxe ticket with 1 or 2 days validity
    • Savour a mesmerising 1-hour guided boat cruise on the Seine River with the Deluxe Ticket
    • Hop on and off as many times as you want, and build your own preferred itinerary
    • Avoid wasting any time with our buses’ frequent departures
    • Get treated to a FREE Big Bus Rewards Voucher booklet including a range of great offers (depending on the Option chosen)
    • Immerse yourself in the journey with informative commentary and FREE, fast WiFi on-board buses
  • Overview

    This hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect introduction to Paris. The open-top double-decker buses provide excellent views of the city throughout your tour, while an audio commentary in a choice of 11 languages lends historical context and cultural significance to the sites you are passing, making the entire journey a highly immersive experience. 

    Not to mention, life is always better with some Freebies, right? Upgrade your tours and you get FREE walking tours preloaded on the Big Bus App as well as a superb Rewards Voucher booklet, bringing you some mind blowing discounts on food n’ beverages as well as shopping. In fact, if you are looking for something quintessentially Parisian, just upgrade your ticket to the Deluxe one and you get treated to an additional Cruise on the River Seine, an exceptional way to witness the city’s major highlights from a unique perspective.

    Jump on and off the bus as often as you like, choosing from 2 fantastic routes and more than 10 key stops to explore the sights further, go shopping, or tuck into a baguette or two. Alternatively, you can even stay on the bus for a full loop to get a comprehensive feel of the city. Our strategically placed stops will get you up close with some of the biggest attractions of the city, from the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Gothic majesty of the great cathedral of Notre Dame to the lively atmosphere of the Latin Quarter, discovering the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile at the Louvre, feasting your eyes on the fabulous impressionist paintings at Musée d'Orsay, and much more! 

    You can choose from the below hop-on, hop-off ticket options and define your own Parisian experience, just the way you want:

    • Classic Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 1 day + FREE Paris city map
    • Premium Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + FREE Reward voucher booklet + FREE Paris city map
    • Deluxe Ticket – Includes hop-on, hop-off ticket valid for 2 days + FREE Reward voucher booklet + FREE Paris city map + 1 hour Seine River cruise


    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: 

    Explore the French capital in comfort and style on the Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris. With 2 routes – Red Route and Blue Route and more than 10 key stops covering all the main attractions of the city, this bus tour is ideal for first time visitors to Paris. You can hop on and hop off the bus at any of the stops as often as you like granting you the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary. Informative recorded commentary in 11 languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Korean or Mandarin Chinese.

    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

    Download The Tour Route Map

    1-Hour Seine River Cruise (with Deluxe ticket only):

    Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the river banks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris and Conciergerie. Pass by enchanting houseboats and floating restaurants along the way. You will sail past many stunning monuments, museums and also sail under several bridges offering you the chance to witness the city’s most popular attractions and choose which to visit.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?



    Your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket is valid for 1 or 2 consecutive days (option based)
    Cruise: 1 hour // 

    Start Time

    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

    Seine River Cruise (only with Deluxe ticket):
    April to September: 10am - 10:30pm, every 30 minutes
    October to March: 10:30am - 9:20pm, every 60 minutes

    Timings are subject to change.

    Meeting Point

    Bus Tour: You can board the bus from any of the designated stops and can exchange the voucher directly with the bus driver.

    Seine River Cruise: Make your way to Bateaux Parisiens, Pier number 3, Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007, Paris (Close to the Eiffel Tower).

    Ending Point

    Bus Tour: You can end the hop-on hop-off bus tour at any of the stops.

    Seine River Cruise: Same as the start point.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket
    • Recorded commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Korean
    • 1-hour Seine River Cruise (with Deluxe ticket only)
    • Free Rewards Voucher Booklet (with Premium and Deluxe ticket only)
    • FREE poncho and a city map
    • FREE WiFi on all buses
    • Entrance fees to the attractions
  • 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!)

    You can redeem your hop-on hop-off ticket at any time within 6 months of the booking date.

    Paris is the capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during the summer and at weekends. While every effort is made to ensure a smooth and frequent service there may be delays, reduced frequency and route alterations due to traffic and road closures.

    One third of the buses offer space for wheelchairs however there is no ramp for getting on and off the bus.

    Download 'Google Play' or 'App Store' in your phone for all the information and your ticket.

  • 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 time.

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

      Nitish Jha, Sweden, 16/May/2018
    • Great place to buy tickets for big bus tours

      SARASWATI SHIRSANGI, , 10/Sep/2019
    • Everything was perfect, many thanks for this nice experience??

      Ahmet ECE, , 20/Aug/2019
    • Everything was perfect, many thanks for this nice experience??

      Ahmet ECE, , 20/Aug/2019
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