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Paris: Eiffel Tower, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus And River Cruise

Product ID: 52707
Start your tour at the Eiffel Tower with a guided visit up to the 2nd floor Cruise through Paris along the Seine River seeing the iconic monuments along the way. Discover Paris at your own pace with a 1 or 2-day hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus pass.
About this activity
Duration: 1,440.00 minutes
Starting time 8:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy fascinating views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower
  • Discover Paris from the open top deck of a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus with live commentary
  • Cruise along the Seine River on an iconic pleasure boat
Full description
Start the tour by meeting your guide at the Eiffel Tower. You will be accompanied to the second floor by your guide to marvel at the spectacular views over Paris. You can also visit the summit if you booked the option. Discover Paris with a sense of freedom that group tours don’t provide.

Discover Paris on a 1 or 2-day pass on an open-top hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus tour for panoramic views of sights throughout this sensational city. Hop off at strategic stops to visit iconic monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum. With the onboard audio guide, available in 8 languages, you’ll enjoy commentary about the city’s landmarks, from Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe at the end of the Champs-Elysées, to the magnificent Opera Garnier.

Also included in this package is a 1-hour cruise on the Seine River, which you can take at any time during your stay. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by charming houseboats and floating restaurants along the way. Back on land, you can continue sightseeing on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour. A full loop takes around 2.5 hours (without getting off), or you can hop off at any of these 10 stops:

• Eiffel Tower, Quai Branly (facing Pont d’Iéna)
• Champ de Mars, Avenue Joseph Bouvard
• Opéra Garnier, 15 Rue Scribe
• Louvre-Pyramide, Big Bus Information Center, 11 Avenue de l’Opéra
• Louvre-Pont des Arts (near Pont des Arts)
• Notre-Dame, Quai de Montebello (opposite Notre-Dame)
• Musée d'Orsay (opposite the Orsay Museum)
• Champs-Elysées, 156 Avenue des Champs-Elysées
• Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill
• Trocadéro, Avenue Paul Doumer

Includes
  • 1 or 2-day hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus pass
  • Eiffel Tower entrance ticket for the 2nd floor
  • Eiffel Tower summit ticket, if option selected
  • 1-hour Seine River cruise
  • English speaking guide at the Eiffel Tower
  • English speaking guide on the bus
  • Audio commentary with personal earphones (digital sound)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please come to the meeting point 15 minutes before the departure time. The meeting point is outside Eiffel Tower: Bistrot de la Tour Eiffel, 21 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France. Please exchange your voucher at the meeting point. Do not go to the Eiffel Tower to collect your ticket. Please arrive on time as late arrivals are considered a no-show.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Hop-on hop-off buses operate daily, departing every 10 minutes in the summer and every 20 minutes in the winter
• Recorded commentary is available for Big Bus in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese
• You will receive your headphones the first time you use your ticket
• Cruise tickets are valid for more than a month
• If you book the 2-day hop-on hop-off option, your Eiffel Tower ticket will be booked for day 1 or day 2, depending on availability
• Seine cruises operate from April-September, departing every 30 minutes from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM (no service at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM); on weekends and weekdays in June, July, and August, from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM; from October-March, hourly from 10:30 AM-9:30 PM (except 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM); and on weekends and weekdays during French Zone C school holidays, from 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 176 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Eiffel tower good, bus overcrowded and had to stand and boat noisy

We enjoyed the 2nd floor Eiffel Tower visit in the morning but weather overcast so bought evening tickets for visit to summit. Well worth extra as weather brilliant. We then took the Bateaux Parisienne for Seine round trip. This is good way to see all central Paris from the Seine. Only drawback was we sat down below as top deck full of VERY NOISY school children. So not such a good view! The third part of combined ticket was the Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus. Very crowded and probably would not meet UK health and safety standards. We were allowed on to the bus and went to top deck. It was already full with people standing and we had no time to retrace our steps and get off before driver pull away! We remained standing most of journey. It is a good way to see the Central Paris landmarks but not STANDING!

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21 June 2018

I would definitely recommend using GetYourGuide

It was so easy. There were two gentlemen there to meet the small group at the arranged meeting point. Very friendly and really straight forward. I didn't book the Louvre Museum, but a point to note, it is free to under 26, you just need to take ID. I was in Paris with my son, and he commented on how nice and friendly these people were, and how easy they made it! Do use them for whatever you are looking to book!! Most importantly, enjoy!

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5 August 2017

Great way to see Paris, and a good value!

Excellent package. Time saved was the best advantage, vs waiting in line for the Eiffel Tower. The cruise was nice, and the Big Bus hop-on/off was an decent way to see a lot and to travel between areas of interest. The only negative is that the busses aren't very clean, littered with trash, and lacking any orderly process in regards to boarding and getting off. For those who choose not to listen on the bus with earphones, the driver should be announcing arrival at each scheduled stop. Other than that, we were satisfied with everything included in this package!

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27 July 2017

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Product ID: 52707