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Paris: Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

1. Paris: Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

Explore the best of Paris on a discovery bus tour with an audio guide. From the comfort of an eco-friendly bus, see sights like the Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Orsay Museum, Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Grand Palais, and more. Jump on board a hop-on hop-off bus to get an overview of Paris. Learn about the city through the audio guide commentary specially designed for the route. Pick the sights you want to explore in more detail, and hop off at the closest location to visit the attractions (at your own expense). See the top art masterpieces and paintings at the Louvre Museum, stop at Notre Dame and take a moment to admire its architecture from the left bank of the Seine, shop in the Champs-Elysées, or climb the top of the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower for the best views of the city. Don't miss the opportunity to walk around the most charming neighborhoods in Paris such as the bohemian Montmartre, the buzzing Latin Quarter, the trendy Marais, or the peaceful Ile de Saint Louis. If you are traveling with children, the child-friendly channel available in French and English will keep them entertained. The kids' audio guide is designed to capture their attention all throughout the journey.  Upon first validation, your ticket is valid 24 or 48 hours, according to the option booked. You can hop on or hop off an unlimited number of times within the validity period. The route stops are as follows: 1. HAUSSMANN – GRANDS MAGASINS – 11, Rue Auber 75009 Paris 2. OPERA GARNIER – 49, Avenue de l’Opéra 75002 Paris 3. MUSEE DU LOUVRE – Place du Carrousel 75002 Paris 4. NOTRE-DAME – 4, Rue du Petit Pont 75005 Paris 5. MUSEE D’ORSAY – 8, Quai Anatole-France 75007 Paris 6. CONCORDE – 12, Place de la Concorde 75008 Paris 7. CHAMPS-ELYSEES – GEORVE V -116, Avenue des Champs-Elysées 75008 Paris 8. TROCADERO – 50, Avenue du Président Wilson 75016 Paris 9. TOUR EIFFEL – 69, Quai Branly 75007 Paris 10. PONT ALEXANDRE III – INVALIDES – 41, Quai d’Orsay 75007 Paris

Paris: Sunset Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

2. Paris: Sunset Aperitif Cruise on the Seine River with Music

Embark on an adventure and go on a sunset cruise in Paris. Enjoy a ride on the Seine River while listening to music on a cruise that departs and returns near the Eiffel Tower. Set sail to admire the monuments and docks that serve as scenery for this fantastic evening. To learn more about the monuments you see, download the tour app to use during the cruise (download instructions found on confirmation voucher). Admire the most emblematic monuments of Paris as you cruise by them, such as the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, and many more.

Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

3. Paris: 2-Hour Night Tour by Open-Top Bus

Journey through the heart of Paris after dark and marvel at the floodlit monuments of the "City of Lights" from a front-row seat. Board the open-top vehicle on the Champs-Elysées and set off to marvel at all the iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris and much more. Admire the glass structure of the Louvre Pyramid as you listen to an informative commentary by a live English and French-speaking guide or on the multilingual audio guides. Get a free reward booklet with exclusive offers and recommendations.

Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

4. 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: Sunset Cruise with Drink and City Walking Tour

5. Paris: Sunset Cruise with Drink and City Walking Tour

Get the best of the French capital with a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the Seine. Admire city lights views of Paris before embarking on an audio tour of the city. Set sail along the Seine for a relaxing city lights cruise with amazing views of city highlights. Enjoy the ambiance on board with your choice of drink and calming electro-lounge music. Capture stunning photos along the river from the famous bridges to the most iconic monuments in Paris. Hop off to explore the city at your own pace with an audio-guided walking tour. Choose between 10 available tours in Paris such as Montmartre, Street Art, or the Eiffel Tower tour.

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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: Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise

9. Paris: Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise

Make this Valentine's Day one to remember with a dinner cruise on the famous River Seine. Enjoy a delicious French meal within a warm atmosphere as you pass by Paris' most beautiful monuments, including the Eiffel Tower. Soak up the sights and the company of your loved one as the sun sets on the City of Light. Enjoy a spectacular gastronomic experience from the onboard chef and crew. • Sample menu for 6:45 PM Valentine's Day cruise: Glass of sparkling wine with appetizers Starter: foie gras and sour apple compote, small figs with cereals Main course: veal slab, truffle juice, crispy polenta with parmesan cheese and hazelnut flakes Dessert: coup de foudre au chocolat and vanilla ice cream Drinks: Half-bottle of wine per person, either Saumur AOC white or Bergerac Château Lamouthe AOC red, and mineral water • Sample menu for 9:30 PM Valentine's Day cruise: Glass of Champagne with appetizers Starter: foie gras and sour apple compote, small figs with cereals Main course: veal slab, truffle juice, crispy polenta with parmesan cheese and hazelnut flakes Cheese: plate of cheeses for 6€ Dessert: coup de foudre au chocolat and vanilla ice cream Drinks: Half-bottle of Louis Constant Champagne per person and mineral water

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

10. 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

4.0 / 5

based on 186 reviews

This was a brilliant tour - seeing Paris illuminated was very special. The night we went, it rained but Big Bus staff distributed plastic ponchos which meant we stayed pretty much dry so the weather really doesn’t matter. It’s well worth the money (in my view) and we loved it from start to finish …and there is a particular high point to finish (but I’ll not spoil it for you by telling you what it is!)

Bought a 2 day pass but I used it only for a day. It was still worth it. I ended up enjoy more walking once I knew where what is. Overall I had a great time, and the ride was worth it.

We recommend doing the tour at the beginning of a visit to Paris, it is very informative and makes further sightseeing easier.

Very nice experience, I really liked the city of Paris, I was able to learn a lot.

fantastic way of getting to and seeing all the major attractions of Paris