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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Paris, France
Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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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 audio-commentary, available in 11 languages.
  • 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

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.
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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
Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
WIFI onboard
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

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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 the red route through Paris, which includes stops at the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Palais Garnier, and Musée d’Orsay. The route includes informative audio commentary, available in 11 languages, 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 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 to your 1-day ticket.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  April - Sept Classic Route: 9:30am - 5pm, every 30 - 40 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
Musee du Louvre
Near Pont des Arts
Notre Dame
3, rue Lagrange
Gare Musée d'Orsay
Facing Orsay Museum
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
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
  • Please note for anyone that has cruise included as part of their ticket you will need to need to be fully vaccination (2 doses +14d) or proof of a PCR / antigenic negative test no longer than 48h, or proof of positive result PCR / antigenic showing recovery from Covid-19.
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus - France

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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
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.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

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

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

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Traveler Tips

  • "It is best to start early in the morning and give yourself time to explore the various sights." See review
  • "As there are many bus tour operators, please be more specific as to which bus to look for." See review
  • "Recommend getting the 2 days pass ; take the bus around the first day and decide the second day your sites to visit." See review


3,180 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Basic Hop On Hop Off Tour
, Jul 2021
Eh, I mean it’s a Hop On Hop Off tour you see everywhere in big cities. The WiFi on some buses didn’t work. It was nice to use to travel around Paris center and to learn about parts of the city. It’ll take you to all the main sights. These are cheaper tickets than you would buy on the street though
City tour
, Jul 2021
The bus is a must do for everyone visiting Paris for the first time, it took us to all of the must see sights and was very easy to use. We booked the 2 day with river cruise, I would highly recommend it
Great option for seeing the whole city
, Jul 2021
Great option for getting an overview of the city and what a great way to get around the city… I’m old fashioned but I need a physical map to see all the stops etc. Would like more history and background in the audio as well
Don’t hop on
, Jul 2021
The website said the bus ran Until 6:30. Not only did it Stop at 5:30, but it literally just stopped. Get off here. Your is over. It didn’t even finish the loop so we got stuck 2 miles from where we needed to get off and never even saw Notre Dam
Good narration
, Jul 2021
Rainy day, nice tour of major sites, good narration. Pick up location of number 5 stop is confusing on google maps. It’s at the bus stop to left of bridge.
Bad weather
, Jul 2021
It was a shame that we couldn't enjoy the tour experiencie because the weather was so bad this day..
Parisian Paradise Ride
, Jul 2021
Relaxing scenic tour around Paris with a narration that was both historical with “juicy” insider tidbits that made it fun.
, Jul 2021
The website and paper of Viator says that there are 2 tours with the big bus in Paris but when you collect your ticket they will tell you there is only 1 tour left. And then it is impossible to reach Viator. Very, very bad.
Lovely ride around Paris
, Jul 2021
You get to see all the main tourist sites. The buses are frequent enough that you never wait too long ( around 20 min)...On bus commentary is also very interesting and detailed. The only annoying thing is you always have to exchange the voucher you get via email for a ticket at one of their offices. Which means you end up staying in line with everyone else even though you booked in advance.
, Jul 2021
Great tour. I liked the app a lot. It tells you exactly where you are at all times and also shows you where the next bus is at (dynamic) . Great tape commentary
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