1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Seine River

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Skip-the-Line to Opera Garnier

Product ID: 193688
Tour the enchanting city of Paris at your own pace on an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. You can hop on and off as often as you like over two routes. The pass includes a skip-the-line ticket to the famous Opera Garnier in Paris.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Hop on and off the tour bus as often as you like over two routes
  • Visit the most famous sites and attractions in Pairs
  • Discover the architectural masterpieces in the heart of Paris at the Opera House
Full description
Immerse yourself in opulent Parisian luxury on a self-guided tour of Palais Garnier. This iconic opera house is famously known as the setting of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera, and its later musical adaption by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Combining multiple architectural features, this lavish building epitomizes French grandeur and is an important spiritual home of the country's rich dance, musical, and theatrical traditions. On your visit, you can tour different areas of the building including the Rotonde des Abonnés, Bassin de la Pythie, Grand Staircase, Grand Foyer, Avant-Foyer, Salons de la Lune et du Soleil, Rotonde du Glacier, and the tapestry collection. You will also be able to visit the Paris Opera Library-Museum and enter any temporary exhibitions at no further cost.

After your visit to the Opera, experience the romance, elegance, and beauty of Paris on a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour. Explore the cobbled streets of the city’s left bank, take in the Napoleonic splendor of the Ecole Militaire, and visit the structure that has become the symbol of Paris itself, the Eiffel Tower. Choose either a Classic, Premium, or Deluxe Ticket. Take time to see Paris at your own pace and see the best of this historical, romantic, fashionable, fun, and shopper-friendly metropolis.

Classic Route:
• Tour Eiffel
• Champ de Mars
• Opera Garnier
• Louvre-Pyramide: Big Bus Information Center
• Louvre-Pont des Arts
• Notre-Dame
• Musee d'Orsay
• Champs-Elysées
• Grand Palais
• Trocadéro

Montmartre Route:
• Pigalle - Moulin Rouge
• Sacre Coeur
• Gare du Nord
• Musee Grevin
  • Admission to the public Opera Garnier areas
  • 1-day hop-on-hop-off tour with the Classic ticket
  • 2-day hop-on-hop-off tour with the Premium ticket
  • 2-day hop-on-hop-off tour and a cruise on the Seine River with the Delux ticket
  • Multilingual audio commentary
  • Map of Paris
  • Reward booklet with offers and recommendations
What’s Not Included
  • Guide
  • Attraction tickets other than Opera Garnier
  • Audioguide at the Opera Garnier, which is 5 Euros

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• You must exchange your ticket at the Big Bus Tours Information Centre prior to visiting the Palais Garnier, which is a short walk to 11 Avenue de l'Opéra
• The Opera Garnier is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with last entry at 4:30 PM but when there is a theater show in the afternoon the opening time changes to 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
• Please note that the Opera concert room can be closed for technical or artistic reasons
• You can begin your bus tour from any of the stops along either route
• The Classic Route lasts 2 hours and operates daily every 5 to 10 minutes between 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM
• Small dogs are allowed on the bus but need to remain on the bottom level of the bus
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

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    4 / 5
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  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
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December 21, 2019

A good tour for those who want to see Paris in 2 hours

August 23, 2019

Busses were extremely full, not at regular intervals as advertised. Other companies had more busses (empty sometimes) while we had to fight for a seat at times.

July 16, 2019

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Big Bus Paris

Product ID: 193688