Hop-on hop-off tour

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

Activity provider: Big Bus Paris

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Cruise

Activity provider: Big Bus Paris

From US$ 40.55 per person

Explore Paris at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour ticket. Marvel at iconic sights like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and more. Add a cruise along the Seine River to see the city by boat.

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Duration 1 - 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean


  • Explore Paris at your own pace with stops covering the iconic Parisian landmarks
  • Marvel at the stunning architecture of the city of light from an open top bus
  • Hear about Paris' history and culture via engaging audio commentary in 11 languages
  • Enjoy epic views of the iconic Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Musée du Louvre and Musée D'Orsay from the vantage point of an open top double decker bus
Full description

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Choose from a 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket or upgrade to the 48-hour deluxe option, which includes a ticket for a Seine River cruise.

Drive-by iconic attractions like Notre Dame, and the Sacre Coeur. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées, the historical Grand Palais, Opera Garnier, and Louvre Museum.

Discover Paris on a narrated tour with daily departures. You may join the tour from any of the stops on the route:

Tour Eiffel

Champ de Mars

Opéra Garnier

Louvre-Pyramide / Big Bus Information Centre

Louvre-Pont des Arts

Notre Dame

Musée d'Orsay


Grand Palais


  • Big Bus 24 or 48-hour Hop-on Hop-off ticket (depending on option selected)
  • Seine River boat cruise (if option selected)
  • Unique audio commentary in 11 languages
  • Free Big Bus App with live bus tracking
  • Onboard Wi-Fi
  • Free map of Paris
  • Headsets (use of your own headsets is available)
  • Poncho (in case of rain)
  • Attraction tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Please redeem the voucher with any Big Bus representatives prior to boarding at any stop. The recommended bus stop is stop 1 - Tour Eiffel (Quai Branly, facing Pont d’Iéna). The last hop-on hop-off tour concludes at stop 4 - the Louvre at 17:45.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You can begin your Hop-on Hop-off tour from any of the stops along the route
  • Small dogs are allowed but need to remain on the bottom level of the bus
  • All buses have a ramp for wheelchair access
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3839 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Exchanging the voucher for a ticket went without any problems and we were lucky with the bus, which was also closed at the top. The weather was rainy and cool and I saw buses with open top decks, I really wouldn't go there, but they were also well attended. As usual, there were free headphones and the announcements in German were informative and understandable. For a full lap we were on the road for about 21/2 hours and as usual the Parisian traffic was overloaded in places. A bit pricey but very informative

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January 12, 2023

Have to go to the main office at L’Opera which I found a bit inconvenient but there was a stop right there and a bus we could immediately board. The website suggests starting at the Eiffel Tower stop but I disagree. Since you can board right after getting your tickets, it makes no sense to go somewhere else to board. Riding on top is definitely the best so don’t bother staying inside unless it is raining or you don’t care to see well and take pics.

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January 3, 2023

The organization of BigBusTours was great. We drove the red line. In the bus you get headphones to hear all the explanations in different languages. The app showed in live mode where the next stop is and when the next bus will appear. Goa makes it possible. Get on and off at any time at the bus stops, the next bus is usually within 10 minutes at the exit point. We hardly had to wait.

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November 5, 2022

Product ID: 4059