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Paris: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

1. Paris: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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 over 15 locations on a narrated tour with daily departures. You may join the tour from any of the stops on the route.

Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

2. Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

Hop on board for a refreshingly new perspective of central Paris. Take a relaxing river cruise of Paris and enjoy unbeatable views of the city's most memorable landmarks. Starting at the Eiffel Tower, cruise on a comfortable boat down the river for a taste of elegant Parisian life. Glide past The Grand Palais, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your guide will entertain you throughout the leisurely cruise with anecdotes and intriguing historical facts.  The Paris cruise goes as far as the Institute of the Arabic World at the Ile Saint-Louis before returning you to the Eiffel Tower, and it's the most relaxing way to sightsee in Paris and is the only way to explore the city free of traffic noise and congestion. The tour ends where it began.

Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

3. Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

Board your family-friendly cruise at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. During the one-hour sightseeing cruise, learn all the secrets of Paris thanks to your guide on board. Listen to anecdotes about Paris and its inhabitants. Hear all about the architecture, history, monuments and bridges of the city. Secrets will be revealed, so be ready to be surprised.  A bar on board will be serving french crêpes, snacks, and drinks. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and River Cruise with Eiffel Tower

4. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and River Cruise with Eiffel Tower

Explore Paris with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on-hop-off bus pass with ten stops. Travel to the second floor of the iconic Eiffel tower on a guided tour. Admire city sights like Notre-Dame from the water on a Seine River cruise.  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

Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Self-Guided Walking Tour

5. Paris: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Self-Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard a double-decker sightseeing bus. Hop off the bus at your favorite landmark to explore it on foot with an included self-guided walking tour from your smartphone, before jumping back on the bus to continue your route. Best of all, opt for a 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket and choose to add a Seine River cruise or book the 48-hour option, which includes a ticket for the cruise. Drive by iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Basilica of the Sacred Heard. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées and admire the historical Grand Palais, Palais Garnier, and Louvre Museum from the comfort of your seat. Discover over 15 landmarks in depth thanks to the fully narrated audio tour along the route. Join the tour from any of the stops on the route or from the starting point at the Eiffel Tower. Hop off at the stop of your choice to explore the city on foot with a detailed audio- and self-guided tour. Choose one out of the 10 tours on the app, including the charming village of Montmartre, the sumptuous Palais Royal and the covered passages of Paris, the Eiffel Tower district, and more.

Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

6. Paris: Guided City Tour by Electric Bike

Discover the highlights of Paris like a local on an electric bike tour. Peddle through the charming streets easily with the help of a motor. Have the use of a raincoat, so you can enjoy the city in any weather. Take a family-friendly route that is mostly on bike paths and sidewalks. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Test drive your bike to ensure that you are comfortable handling an electric bike. Set off on an adventure as you ride to the iconic Louvre Palace. Wave to the Mona Lisa as you pass the Louvre Muséum and the Carrousel shopping center. Enjoy the greenery in the Tuileries Gardens and watch the ships pass by the docks. Admire the oldest bridge in the city at Pont Neuf. Travel to Cité Island to view the stunning Cité Palace. View the Gothic architecture of Saint Chapelle and the rose window of the Notre dame Cathédral. Venture to the Institute of France and see the love locks on the Arts Bridge. Go by the Orsay Muséum which was once a train station before passing the Orsay Docks. Get up close to the Eiffel Tower and marvel at the view of it from across the Trocadero Gardens. Feel the immensity of the Chaillot Palace as you see both wings. Get a taste of modern art as you pass by Tokyo Palace. Be tickled by the contrast between the Great and small palace. Experience the connection between the US and France at the Liberty Flame in Lady Diana square. Ride by the arched Alexandre III bridge and appreciate the use of space in the Vendôme and Concorde square. Finish your tour where you began.

Paris: Famous Monuments Cycling Tour

7. Paris: Famous Monuments Cycling Tour

Meet your team at Le Peloton Café, the office and base located in the quintessential old Parisian streets of the Marais. After meeting your group and being introduced to your local guide, find the perfect bike for you and your family before setting off to the islands just across the river. The very first sight you'll see is Nôtre Dame to learn about it's history, construction, and reconstruction. Following that, swing around the island, through a local flower market, and right up to the Palais de Justices. After crossing by the infamous Fontaine Saint-Michel in the Latin quarter, make your way over to the Pont des Arts, Paris' first lock bridge. Learn about the importance of the bridges of Paris and the Institute of France, before popping into the back entrance of the Louvre. Meander around the cobblestones of the older courtyard before gliding through the archways to the bigger courtyard, where the famous pyramid of the Louvre sits. After some family photos, continue onward to receive views of the Tuileries Garden and the Orsay Museum. Next up, visit Les Invalides. You'll pass through the Place de la Concorde - once the sight of the monarch-executing guillotine, today the site of an Egyptian Obelisk. You'll then cross the Alexander Bridge, approaching Les Invalides head on (which is best known for being Napoleon Bonaparte's resting place). From there, you'll take a pit stop on Rue Cler, a bustling pedestrian street filled with delicious snacks. Indulge yourself with a crèpe or an éclair before heading through small streets to the Eiffel Tower, and pedal alongside Paris' most famous landmark until you meet back up with your trusted bike path to cross the river. On the way back, there's even more to see. You'll pull into the Grand and Petit Palais to learn a little more about the World's Fairs that once took place in Paris, before taking a photo op at the Arch de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. Your tour concludes with not one, but two fun tunnels and a beautiful ride along the Paris riverside.

From Disneyland: Paris, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Tour and Cruise

8. From Disneyland: Paris, Eiffel Tower, Louvre Tour and Cruise

This full-day tour will allow you to discover Paris’ most cherished landmarks, including the Louvre, the Champs Elysees, the Opera Garnier, the Pont de l'Alma, the Concorde, and many more.  You’ll start the tour by departing from Disneyland on a coach, embarking on the perfect day in the French capital. After your drive, you’ll then board a riverboat and admire more must-see attractions while cruising along the River Seine. You’ll see La Conciergerie, l’Ile de la Cité, and the Grand Palais. Finally, you’ll travel up to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, rounding off the ultimate Paris experience adequately before being dropped off back at your pickup point.

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What people are saying about Grand Palais

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 187 reviews

River cruise was awesome! They had a bar on the boat with reasonably priced drinks (6 euro for glass of wine) and my trip was not crowded at all - book when it may be overcast or small chance of rain and no one else will be there. We were also on a smaller boat than I expected (it was an actual boat not an enormous barge) so that was great! Very fun experience and I suggest - it pointed out a lot of landmarks that u never would have known about otherwise!

Excellent tour, especially if you're not in town for long! Great way too see all the "big ones" on a few hour cycling tour, instead of spending a couple of days walking your feet to blisters in the heat to see the same things. Saves you time and energy to spend the rest of your holiday experiencing the city on your own. The guides are top notch! Thank You Alex.

Wonderful way to see all the main sights in Paris and our tour guide was very informative. I would arrive 30 minutes early as opposed to 15 so you get a better seat.

Great experience with teenagers, definitely recommend this bike tour. It was fun and our tour guide Romaine was fantastic!!

You can get to many sights quickly and easily. It's always fun to book these tours.