Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Route Duration: 2 hoursStops on the Classic Route:
- Eiffel Tower - Quai Branly
- Champ de Metro - 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
- Gare 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
Musee d'Orsay / Eiffel Tower / Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris / Louvre Museum / Seine River / Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris / Champs-Elysees / Esplanade du Trocadero / Grand Palais / Big Bus Paris / Parc du Champ de Mars / Pont des Arts
Operates: April - Sept Classic Route: 9:30am - 8pm, every 5-10 minutes Oct - March Classic Route: 10am - 7pm, every 15-20 minutes
Route Duration: 1 hourStops on the Montmartre Route:
- Gare du Nord - Facing 35 rue de Saint Quentin
- Big Bus - 11 avenue de l'Opéra (interchange point)
Montmartre / Moulin Rouge
Operates: 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
- Hop-on hop-off bus tour
- Free on-board Wi-Fi
- Live English commentary (on 50% of buses)
- 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
- Opera entrance ticket (if option selected)
- Free Big Bus Tours App with Live bus tracking
- Free Poncho (in case of rain)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks
- Admission to the landmarks
- 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
Basic tour, with automated commentary on the buses. However, not very helpful with live scenarios. for e.g. the automated commentary states the stop for Notre Dame Cathedral, however no hep or instructions that the Notre Dame cathedral is completely closed for repairs. In the morning, there was a road closure near the Eiffel tower and the bus diverted route two stops before, however no instructions were given by the driver.
Excellent way to see the sights of Paris. Good live commentary. You can hop off and on at specific places. The bus is clean. We started from the Champs Elysee stop and returned back there. It took about 3 hours but definitely worth it.
Great way to see all the sights. Using the map it helps to get to know your way around the city. Drivers were very good.
Great tour. Covered all points of interest. Took one day tour. Two day ticket would have been better to see additional attractions.
Red line and Blue line loops take you through city history and cultural changes to neighborhoods. Do them both then do the deep dive into the things that really piqued your interest and imagination.
We really got a lot out of this hop-on hop off bus tour. The guides were friendly and the bus drivers were very helpful on steering us in the right direction for our sightseeing. I highly recommend this bus tour.
Very good way to visit the city for the first time. We were able to see where all the major points of interest are, and plan accordingly.
Was efficient and easy to use. Maps were helpful plenty of ear buds. Would be nice to have a cover on the second deck when it rained. Wish they had more live guides who could share more details.
Easy buses to find. The guides were fantastic. Went around twice and had two different tour leaders. Heard such interesting facts that aren’t on the pre recorded commentary. Loved loved loved this bus tour. Would recommend a multi day pass if you are here for several days. We only did one day of touring, wished we had more time here!! Definitely a dream come true.
Loved it! DEFINITELY worth it!! Both my daughter and I enjoyed it. Goes to all the landmarks and tells of the history behind each one.
This Bus tour was very convenient. We really enjoyed our tour and could see all places at our convenience
Although the company has three offices, we were required to go to the main headquarters to exchange our vouchers for tickets because one of the places we had tickets to was the OPERA. There is a Hop-On Hop-Off office very near the Opera. That office was much closer to where we were staying and since we were visiting the OPERA, it would have been much more convenient.
Due to busy schedule we were only able to take Hop-On Hop-Off Tour on Sun 28th, the same day as the final for Tour de France. Of course, we knew that the main street of Paris (Avenue des Champs-Élysées) will be closed and the bus will take an alternative route. However, we have not anticipated that the traffic will be so bad and the bus driver will not let us out at all Hop-On/Hop-Off stops around Champs-Élysées and Louvre (or at least nearby, if the alternative route is chosen). As a result, in total we have spent 4 hours in the bus, where during the last 2 hours we had no possibility to get out of the bus. My suggestion to the Big Bus company will be (in case of alternative route planning), also organise additional bus stops in case the bus cannot follow the regular bus route.
Did this on our first day in Paris. Worked out well as were all jet lagged. Helped to see many sites and set priorities for the rest of our visit in the city.
Red line is Brilliant... Well done to the wonderful Daniel who was our Live tour guide not once but twice. Super knowledge of his adopted home and witty too!
No glitch; no issues, clean buses, easy instructions, friendly very friendly drivers and rest of the crew, whether on bus or outside helping coordinate....
Overall a good tour. The only issue was that there was a demonstration in Paris so we weren't able to get off the bus in some places.
After the disappointment with the Airport Shuffle debacle this was a pleasant surprise. Took us to all the spots we had chosen on our to see list. Was clean and kept to its timetable
I enjoyed the Hop-On Hop-Off bus and used it to navigate all around the city for my three days there.
Generally I loved the bus tour through Paris. However in some of the buses live Explanation was conducted and in some other buses not. There shall be more buses on tour. Sometimes it was very hard to get on board.
We did the two line bus tour and the riverboat cruise and it was very good. We sat up top and were able to see everything and take great pictures. I would recommend this for anyone who wants to see the major sites.
We did both bus tours (red and blue line) in one day. The red line is superior as far attractions go, but you can use the blue line to get near Sacre Couer Basilica, which is nice. It's just a walk and a funnicular ride away from the bus stop. We really loved this bus tour. Word of advice: if you're going to ride on the top of the double decker bus, don't stand up the whole time and block the view of everyone else trying to take pictures. Never mind it's incredibly unsafe to stand up like that when the bus is constantly braking to avoid the insane motorcyclists of Paris.
We did not have any trouble getting on and off the bus. The only time we had any trouble was when we tried to get on the bus right in front of the Big Bus office. People like to push in front of you. Other than that we had a wonderful tour.
The protestors caused for a lot of issues with the bus. It couldn't do the normal route and stops. We couldn't even get on it because it was so full. I also didn't realize it stopped running so early? Not sure why when the sun doesn't set until 8:45pm?
Absolutely fantastic! Would definitely recommend the 2 day tour as it gives you plenty of time to stop and look around and still see all the amazing sites from the open top bus! Great value for your money!
glad we utilized this service as we doubled back to Notre Dame after having passed it on the bus tour - the following week, it burned down. Hard to find location to pick up the bus - not clear in the instructions that you can redeem your voucher on ANY of the bus stops. We traveled all the way to the opposite side of the city only to find that later. As there are many bus tour operators, please be more specific as to which bus to look for.
A great option to see the whole city; great for my mother who is in her 70s and could not get around walking as much.
The big bus was great for getting around Paris. The bus took me to see all of the major tourist attraction. I got a two day pass and was able to explore the city without having to take the metro. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Bought the 2 day pass with the river cruise. We used the first day to get the lay of the land. The second day we used the bus to get to specific attractions.
Staff are not very helpful nor welcoming. They are on their own world. The home office was the same, cold.The red line has a person guide but not really talking and let the audio machine works for him.
Sarah was really informative and it was more interesting listening to her than the pre-recorded info.
It was our first time in Paris and through this tour we got to see a lot of the great sights of Paris you would only see on TV. It is best to start early in the morning and give yourself time to explore the various sights. And download the app so you will know what time the next bus will come to the stop you are at. We went in late November so it was a cold wait because we didn't download the app :)