Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise

Paris, France

From USD 43.55

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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 various languages.
  • Create a personalized itinerary of the sights you want to see
  • Listen to informative audio commentary aboard the open-top bus
  • Choose between the 24 hour or 48 hours sightseeing bus pass
  • Upgrade to enjoy a Seine River cruise

Why Travellers 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.

What's Included

  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • New engaging audio commentary in a choice of 6 languages
  • Arc de Triomphe entrance ticket (if option selected)
  • Priority Access of the Eiffel tower (if option Evening panoramic tour selected)
  • Wifi on board
  • Seine river cruise (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission to the landmarks

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

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 24-48 hours option 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 24 hours ticket.
Red - Classic Route

10 Stops

12 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: You can hop on and off from our Paris Red Route tour from 10 different stops. Tune in to our pre-recorded commentary, available in 6 languages via complimentary headphones. Customers are advised to visit our website or download our app to find out more about updated service information. Your River cruise tickets will be provided by a Big Bus agent when boarding on the bus they will then tell you where to board

Eiffel Tower

Champ de Mars Eiffel Tower

Palais Garnier

Big Bus

Musée du Louvre

Notre Dame

Musée d'Orsay


Grand Palais

Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre

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

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stop
  • Infants (age 0-3) can go on the tour free of charge
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please download the Big Bus app to find out more about real-time bus tracking information.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

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


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Best way to learn about Paris without high price tag.
George_F, Sept 2023
The BigBus made it so easy to see the sights of Paris, with an audio tour guide. Being able to sit back and enjoy the city without excessive walking was great. We could go around as many times as we wanted each day and get off to enjoy the individual sites at our leisure. People sold water along the way and if it was too warm up top, you can always go to the lower deck for viewing. It is the best way to tour the city and not break the bank. We loved it!
Madina_B, Sept 2023
nice tour big bus, very comfortable, beautiful sightseeing , can see all of city highlights, want to take again
Yeuk_l, Sept 2023
Although there are 11 stations which does not include traditional famous attractions like Basilique du Sacré-Cœur and surrounding area. It is still worth to join this hp on and off bus tour.
All in all, good
Rayne_S, Sept 2023
History on the bus was interesting. Unfortunately the bus we caught, many of the speakers did not work well and portrayed a high pitched noise, hard to listen to the broadcast. Might be time to upgrade the buses.
Family trip best every
Victoria_I, Sept 2023
We had a great time and we are all over the age of 65 my aunt and uncle are both over 80 and they are having the time of there life great bus tour
Bus Tour Paris
Julian_N, Sept 2023
Easy to get your tickets and start using the bus Enjoyed it very much! Although Paris was very busy (Rugby World Cup) the queues moved fast and we did not have to wait long for a bus
We always enjoy doing a...
David_M, Sept 2023
We always enjoy doing a hop on hop off ride on first day of travel. This allows us to see all the sites, get an idea of city layout and know exactly what we need to see on foot!
Good way to see lots of Paris
Kathi_D, Sept 2023
We have done hoho in many cities. This was a good way to see the city. This hop on hop off is one of my favorites
Great way to see it all.
Lizeth_R, Sept 2023
Great way to see the city without so much walking. Able to hop off and visit the sites we were interested in. Got stuck in traffic, something driver can't be blamed for.
Very good
Miguel_B, Sept 2023
Needs more stops but besides that, it is very good. The driver was very attentive and took the time to answer the questions.
Great way to get around & see the city of Paris
Pamela_M, Sept 2023
It was a rainy day so it was perfect to be on the bus. We got a god feel (& orientation) of Paris. We had a very hard time getting our voucher for the boat cruise however
Must do when in Paris!
Jai_S, Sept 2023
Paris was absolutely stunning! It was easy to find stops- download the Big Bus app- it was so helpful! We deleted the app after the tour, but having it was useful during tour. The tour was a amazing! We did it on our first day in so we could see the sites that were must see and also know where we wanted to return for more in-depth fun after the tour! This is a must-do tour when in Paris! Easy to use, plenty of options when buying tickets! I recommend downloading the app also when touring- it helps! Thank You BIG BUS Paris!!! This was an awesome experience!!! - Jai
Helpful for 1st timers
Ricardo_D, Sept 2023
It is a good idea to roam around Paris. The minutes per stop area though os very long. They should add more buses too. For 1st timers in Paris, this tour is good idea. But come to think of it, the cost is way too expensive. Travelling to and from the iconic sites in Paris can be done using the metro with €2.10 cost per person only.
Very enjoyable experience
Viviane_M, Sept 2023
Being able to see so many iconic buildings and getting a sense of the city. The audio tour was very interesting and informative.
Nice and comfortable way of city tour
AnaCristina_B, Sept 2023
Pleasant and nice experience of how visiting a city! A lot of iconic places to see in few moments and well seated, along with interesting historical comments!
Bad experience
Ronald_F, Sept 2023
The bus never showed up and no notice. King Charles was in town so we assume that is reason tour didn’t take place but notification would have been nice.
Nice to get off our feet
Jamie_G, Sept 2023
This was nice to sit for a while. We only rode it for a bit~ line was kinda long but they do have several buses. We ended up walking most of the sights once we got to stop 1 from Eiffel Tower. Bus was clean and comfy, we sat on the top deck & vireos were nice. They give you headphones to plug in to wall unit for translation of commentary to multiple different languages. It was nice to hear about the stuff as we were passing by.
Nice tour
Jorden_B, Sept 2023
The hop-on hop-off was a great way to see the city on our first day in Paris. Traffic did make the tour take longer than we expected.
Was bad all around.
Debra_B, Sept 2023
It was not a good experience. Very crowded and wait times were long. Once on the bus it took forever to get from one stop to the other. We never found our river cruise. I would not recommend this tour. Terribly disappointing.
Great way to get your bearings in a city
Patricia_A, Sept 2023
The hop on hop off bus is a great way to get an overall idea of the city and then return for personal favorites

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