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BigBus Paris: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Free Wifi
Multilingual Audio Guide

Idyllic Paris sightseeing bus tour

  • Venture through the eccentric city of Paris at your own pace on comfortable HOHO buses, decked with free WiFi
  • Stick around for the entire 70-120 minute ride, or deboard at any of the many stops to explore the city further on foot
  • With bus frequencies ranging between 15-30 minutes, you don't have to worry about whiling time away
  • Visit some of Paris' iconic landmarks, such as Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Musée d'Orsay
  • Enjoy services of a tour guide (on select red route buses) or engage in the onboard commentary (available in 11 languages)
  • Optional tickets are available in 1-day and 2-day bus passes (in Classic, Premium and Deluxe packages)
  • Enjoy complimentary perks with the 2-day Deluxe package that offers a free Seine river cruise and a free city tour walking app
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points
  • Ages 0-2yrs go free. Ages 3-12yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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BigBus Paris: 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Bateaux Parisien Cruise

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Hop on Hop off
Open-Topped Buses
River Cruise

A journey through Paris on a sightseeing bus with free discounts and river cruise

  • Discover Paris on a bus that takes you through 2 routes with over 10 stops
  • Have control over your itinerary by hopping on and off at any one of the stops along the way
  • Free wifi, discount booklets, and an open-topped deck for fleeting panoramas make the bus an ideal choice
  • Witness monumental landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre Dame
  • Gain insight with an audio guide available in 11 languages, and live English-speaking guides on select buses on the red route
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Open Tour Paris: 1/2/3 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Hop-on-Hop-off
Audioguide
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A sightseeing tour of Paris on board the Open Tour Paris bus, with unlimited hop-on and hop-off over a period of 1, 2, or 3 days

  • Don't miss any of Paris's sights from the open-topped buses that depart every 5-20min, stopping at over 47 locations across 3 routes
  • Enjoy a hassle-free time by simply hopping on and off at any stop that you wish to explore further
  • All buses feature free Wi-Fi and offer exciting discounts
  • Cross popular landmarks along the way, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre and more
  • Gain more insight with an audio guide in 12 languages and special child commentary in 3 languages
  • Discounted tickets: Children aged 3 - 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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BigBus Paris: Panoramic Night Bus Tour with Audio Guide

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Audio Guide

Sightseeing across Paris in the night on an open-topped bus!

  • Discover why Paris is called the City of Lights on an enchanting night tour aboard a bus departing from Champs-Élysées
  • Absorb yourself in the charm of Paris after dark on this 2-hour non-stop tour for stunning panoramic views
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi on the double-decker, open-topped buses
  • Witness the legendary landmarks of Paris lit up at night, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Moulin Rouge!
  • Includes an audio guide in 11 languages and live English-speaking guides on select night tours
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BigBus Paris: 1 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus & Night Tour

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Paris on a sightseeing bus during the day and a panoramic night bus through the night

  • With 2 routes and over 10 stops, discover Paris on a bus departing every 15-30 minutes
  • Hop on and off to your heart's desire before hopping aboard for a non-stop night bus tour of the city
  • Enjoy free wifi and exciting discounts onboard the bus with startling views of Paris from the open-topped decks
  • Learn more about the city with an audio guide available in 11 languages, and live English-speaking guides on select red route buses
  • Witness Paris after dark during a panoramic night tour passing illuminated landmarks
  • Click to view the detailed route map and boarding points for HOHO Sightseeing Bus and Panoramic Night Tour
  • Discounted tickets: Children aged 3 - 12 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled
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BigBus Paris: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Paris Museum Pass

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HOHO Bus Tour
Flexible Validity
Best of Paris

A value-for-money pass suitable for first-timers

  • This ticket perfectly combines an economic museum pass and a HOHO bus pass together
  • Enjoy priority access to over 60 museums and check out their permanent collections
  • Enter iconic Parisian monuments like the Louvre, Orsay Museum, and the Pompidou Center and skip arduously-long ticketing queues
  • Zoom past the busy streets of Paris on open-top HOHO buses for a quintessential sightseeing experience
  • Sit back and enjoy the 70-120 minute ride, or disembark at any of the stops to explore the city on foot
  • With bus frequencies ranging between 15-30 minutes, don't worry about whiling time away
  • Ages 0-2yrs go free. Ages 3-12yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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Open Tour Paris: 1/2/3 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus + Night Tour

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Paris by day and night on a bus!

  • With over 34 stops and boarding points, choose the attractions you want to see and enjoy incredible 360° views as you drive through the city’s charming boulevards
  • Experience the best of both worlds by exploring Paris during the day on a HOHO bus and during the night on a non-stop tour
  • Enjoy free wi-fi and exciting discounts on boarding the bus, along with panoramic views from the open-topped deck
  • Cross popular landmarks illuminated with lights, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, Seine, and more
  • Learn more about the city with an audio guide available in 8 languages
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points
  • Discounted tickets: Children aged 3 - 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled
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Big Bus Paris Day Tour & Skip the Line Louvre Entrance

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Skip the Line
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Sightseeing across Paris on a bus with skip the line tickets to the Louvre and optional cruise

  • Journey through Paris on a bus that departs every 15 - 30 minutes, taking you through 2 routes with over 10 stops
  • Hop on and off as and when you please and enjoy complete flexibility over the course of your trip
  • Enjoy free wi-fi onboard along with the fleeting panorama of Parisian landmarks from the open-topped deck as you tune in an audio guide available in 10 languages
  • Explore iconic monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triumph, and unparalleled museums like the Louvre
  • Get skip the line tickets to the Louvre Museum, and marvel at famous artworks like the Mona Lisa, the Coronation of Napoleon, the Winged Victory at Samothrace, and more
  • Choose to include an optional cruise on the river Seine and soak in riverside landmarks as you peacefully float along
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  • Discounted tickets: Children aged 3 - 12 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled
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Open Tour Paris: 1 or 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Seine Cruise

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A hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour of Paris on board the Open Tour bus for 1 or 2 days, with a hop-on-hop-off boat ride ticket

  • See the sights of Paris at a comfortable pace with unlimited hop-on-hop-off on the open-topped buses that stop at over 47 locations across 3 routes, departing at a frequency of 15min
  • All buses feature free Wi-Fi and audioguides in 12 different languages, so you can learn more about the attractions as you pass them on the bus
  • With all Open Tour Paris tickets, you enjoy a hop-on-hop-off boat cruise along the Seine River that adds to your experience of the city
  • Children aged 4-12yrs enjoy reduced prices. Ages 3yrs and below go for free
  • Cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled
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Open Tour Paris: 2 or 3 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus + Batobus Cruise

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Ideal sightseeing means in Paris with HOHO bus and boat rides!

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  • Hop on comfortable open-top buses to explore the sparkling city of Paris at your own convenience
  • With buses departing every 15 minutes and over 47 stops sprinkled across 3 routes, there's plenty to see
  • The bus routes include stops at many iconic attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Moulin Rouge, and much more, so you can stop by your favorite spots along the way
  • All buses feature free Wi-Fi and audioguides in 12 different languages to aid your journey
  • Enjoy a complimentary HOHO boat cruise along the Seine River, adding to your romantic experience

Ticket Options

  • Ticket options offering you 2-day and 3-day HOHO bus passes allow you to curate your itinerary from scratch

Discounted Tickets

  • Ages 3yrs and below go for free. Ages 4-12yrs enjoy reduced prices (carry a valid photo ID)

Audio Guide Languages

  • French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean and Arabic

Validity

  • Your ticket is valid only on the date(s) selected during checkout
  • Click here for the detailed route map and boarding points
  • Popular stops on the Red Route are the Gare du Nord and the Pigalle
  • On the Blue Route, you will be able to see the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Champs-Élysées
  • The Green Route includes like likes of Notre-Dame, Port Royal, and more
  • This ticket cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled

Batobus Paris Hop-On-Hop-Off River Cruise

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Flexible Cancellation

Cruise on the river Seine on a feature-packed shuttle service with unlimited hop-on, hop-off

  • Take a magical cruise along the Seine on a Batobus and admire stunning Parisian boulevards across 9 distinct stops
  • Choose between ticket options of 24 hrs, 48 hrs, and annual cruise passes that best suit your needs
  • Hop on and hop off to your heart’s content and travel through Paris like a native
  • The heated boats ensure a striking panoramic view of riverside landmarks from its open-topped decks
  • Watch recognizable landmarks of Paris (such as the Eiffel Tower, St-Germain-des-Prés and the Louvre) pass you by as you sail effortlessly from one pier to another
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  • Discounted tickets: Infants aged 0 - 3 ride for free. Children between 3 - 15 enjoy reduced rates on their tickets
  • These tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled
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There's no better way to explore the city of lights than by a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. For the uninitiated, a Hop-on Hop-off tour is essentially an open bus tour where you have the freedom to 'hop off' the bus whenever an attraction or landmark strikes your fancy and then 'hop on' on the next bus when you're ready to explore again. This level of convenience is hard to find in any tour, let alone one on an open bus! Enjoy panoramic views of beautiful Paris as you're driven past iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe and more! Here's everything you need to know about the HOHO Paris tour to make your experience memorable.

Hop On Hop Off Paris Bus Tours

Whether you’re an art lover, a history buff or a shopaholic, Paris has something for everyone. Known as the romantic city in the world, Paris is home to breathtaking skylines, architectural marvels, ravishing boutiques, and grand boulevards. Each street in Paris has its own distinct identity, with its own placid cafes, colorful streets, flea markets and sometimes, small tributaries.

Owing to the sheer magnanimity of what the fashion capital has to offer, planning an ideal itinerary is quite complicated and tiresome. Moreover, modern travelers do not really have the time to curate a complete city tour. 

A great way to experience Paris so that make the most of your holiday in Paris is Hop On Hop Off bus tours. These bus tours offer you the opportunity to visit all important landmarks at your own leisure. It’s as simple as it sounds; you can hop on a bus, travel to any of the attractions in the city and then hop right off, no strings attached. 

Paris has two Hop On Hop Off bus tour providers - Big Bus Paris and Open Tours Paris. With 5 bus routes on offer, you can quite easily skip the queue and complicated planning routines with the Hop On Hop Off bus tours.

Popular Hop On Hop Off Paris Tour Operators

Big Bus Paris
Open Tours Paris

Big Bus Paris

Big Bus Paris is one of your go-to options for Hop On Hop Off bus tours because of their carefully curated bus routes. Hop on their open-decked, double-decker buses and feel the wind in your hair as you traverse the vibrant streets of Paris. The air-conditioned buses depart every 15 minutes and come equipped with audio guides in 11 different languages. They have quite a few options to choose from, with some giving complimentary access to attractions such as Bateaux Parisien Cruise, Paris Museum, and Louvre.

They offer Hop On Hop Off bus tours on two routes - one that’ll take you through the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars,  Louvre-Pont des Arts, and Notre Dame (Class Red Route); and another that’ll guide you through Louvre-Pyramide, Gare du Nord, Pigalle, Sacré-Cœur, and Musée Grévin (Montmartre Route Blue).

Open Tours Paris

Open Tours Paris also offers exquisite Hop On Hop Off bus tours to keep you engrossed as you traverse the most romantic city in the world. Open Tours Paris also offers double-decker, open-topped buses that will take you through the beautiful streets of Paris. Open Tours Paris features free WiFi and audio guides in 12 different languages so that you don’t miss out on anything. Depending on the season, Open Tours also offer discounts on their multitude of Hop On Hop Off bus tours. 

Open Tours offers quite a few elaborate bus tours which cover almost all major attractions in Paris. They have 3 pre-set Hop On Hop Off bus tours on offer - the Blue Line covering the likes of Tour Eiffel, Haussmann, Opéra, and Musée Du Louvre; the Green Line will take you through Notre-Dame, Port Royal, Saint-Germain Des Prés - Pont De Sully, and Bastille; and the Red Line featuring Trinité, Sacré-Cœur, République, Grands Boulevards, and Hard Rock Café.

Why Choose Hop On Hop Off Paris Bus Tours?

Often hailed as the most romantic city in the world, Paris has much more to offer than what meets the eye. From intricate, cobbled streets and chair-lined cafe terraces to extravagant flea markets and vast, stunning gardens, the city of lights has something for everyone. However, visiting every one of these attractions might not be as easy as it sounds as the modern traveler is limited by time.

The average traveler is always looking to experience everything that a city has to offer in the least possible time. This involves complicated planning routines and tedious booking schedules. Hop On Hop Off bus tours give you the liberty of traveling to all the top attractions that Paris has to offer. It’s as easy as it sounds, you can just hop in on any of the buses and enjoy the tour as it takes you through all the major attractions. Don’t fret, you can also choose to get down at any sightseeing spot that you want to explore. 

The preset bus tour routes in Paris include all major attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Louvre-Pont des Arts, and Notre Dame. You can choose to get down at any of the spots and explore. Once you’ve quenched your wanderlust, you can hop into the next bus and go to the next attraction. Paris has two major Hop On Hop Off operators and 5 pre-set routes to choose from.

Advantages of Choosing a Hop On Hop Off Paris Bus Tour

1. Overview of the city

Hop On Hop Off tours are tailor-made for the modern traveler and focuses on giving you a complete overview of the city, including all major landmarks and attractions. Paris has a gazillion attractions on offer and Paris Hop On Hop Off bus tours will take you through all the sought-after attractions. Even if you are in the city for only a couple of days, Paris Hop On Hop Off bus tours guarantee you the opportunity to visit and explore every landmark in the city of lights. 

2. Ease of getting around

Traveling in a new city is not a walk in the park; dynamic prices and language barriers could prove to be a huge hassle. With Hop On Hop Off bus tours, you will have guaranteed access to different landmarks at a fixed price. Features like complimentary audio guides are added advantages. If you are looking to explore a majority of the attractions that Paris has to offer, Hop On Hop Off bus tours have you covered. With buses leaving every 15 minutes, you will not have to wait for any other form of transport.

3. Various routes to choose from

Paris Hop On Hop Off bus tours has 5 different, feature-packed routes. Each of these routes covers a certain set of attractions and offers you the flexibility to choose your favorite. Once you go through the detailed itineraries of all the routes, you will be able to choose the one that has you intrigued. Some bus operators even offer you the liberty to change routes in between, giving you complete control over your vacation in the city. 

4. Informative commentary

One of the biggest advantages of a Hop On Hop Off bus tour in Paris is the multilingual audio guides. While you’re awe-struck by the exquisite attractions Paris has to offer, the audio guides will keep you informed about the history and significance of each of the attractions. Most buses also offer you WiFi so that you can stay connected to the web and upload a couple of your fabulous snaps.

5. Savings

Traveling and exploring Paris without a Hop On Hop Off bus tour pass could burn a hole in your pocket quite easily. Entrance fees and cab expenses could pile up pretty quick and you could overshoot your budget pretty easily. Paris Hop On Hop Off bus tour passes cover your transportation across the city and the entrance fees for some of the attractions. You’ll never have to go cab-hunting with Paris Hop On Hop Off bus tours.

6. Entry ticket discounts

Finally, Paris Hop On Hop Off bus tours also offer discounted entry to certain attractions. You can find out more about the attractions on offer on each route from the itineraries and brochures of different bus operators. Some of them even offer cruises to help you experience Paris from a different vantage point.

Popular Hop On Hop Off Paris Bus Routes

Big Bus

Big Bus

Big Bus Paris offers two routes around Paris that cover most of the major attractions in the city:

  • Classic Route Red: Tour Eiffel - Champ de Mars - Opéra Garnier - Louvre-Pyramide / Big Bus Information Centre - Louvre-Pont des Arts - Notre Dame - Musée d'Orsay - Champs-Elysées - Grand Palais - Trocadéro
  • Montmartre Route Blue: Louvre-Pyramide / Big Bus Information Centre - Gare du Nord - Pigalle (HOP OFF ONLY) - Sacré-Cœur (HOP OFF ONLY) - Musée Grévin (HOP OFF ONLY)

Open Tours

Open Tours

Open Tours HOHO has three routes that extensively cover Paris and over 30 stops that are located near major landmarks and attractions.:

  • Blue Line: Haussmann - Opéra - Visitor Centre - Palais Royal - Musée Du Louvre - Pont Neuf - Notre-Dame - Musée D'orsay - Concorde - Champs-Elysées - Grand Palais - Arc De Triomphe - Trocadéro - Alma - Bateaux Mouches - Tour Eiffel - Vauban - Hôtel Des Invalides - Esplanade Des Invalides - Madeleine
  • Green Line: Notre-Dame - Quartier Latin - Luxembourg-Panthéon - Port Royal - Montparnasse - Saint-Germain Des Prés - Pont De Sully - Bastille - Hôtel De Ville
  • Red Line: Trinité - Moulin Rouge-Pigalle - Montmartre - Sacré-Cœur - Gare Du Nord - Gare De L'est - République - Bonne Nouvelle-Grand Rex - Grands Boulevards - Hard Rock Café

Popular Hop On Hop Off Paris Stops

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Tour Eiffel

Nothing describes Paris as much as its proud civic symbol, the Eiffel Tower. The wrought-iron lattice tower made in 1889 is the most recognizable landmark in France and warrants a visit. The 300-meter high metal tower is complete with restaurants and vantage points. The breathtaking eagle’s view of Paris from atop the Eiffel tower should be a must-do in your itinerary. You’ll have two ticket options; one which gives you access to climbing the tower via foot and the other giving you access via the elevator.

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Louvre-Pyramide

Hailed as the greatest museum in the world, Louvre-Pyramide is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and over a dozen other historical paintings. Set in the main courtyard of the Louvre Palace in Paris, the large 71-foot glass and metal pyramid is a real treasure trove of artifacts from the ancient times. Designed by I.M. Pei, the museum is a modern-age amalgamation of the Parisian landscape and futuristic architecture. Though the pyramid consists of 673 glass panes, it is commonly reported that there are in fact 666, the devil’s number. The landmark gained international attention in the last decade with its appearance in Dan Brown’s international bestseller The Da Vinci Code.

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Notre-Dame

Known for its antiquity, architectural interest, and size, the Notre Dame is arguably the most famous Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages. Complete with 226-feet high twin towers, the west frontage features three sculptural groupings over the doors, dedicated to the Virgin, the Day of Judgment, and St. Anne. Built in the 1100s, the cathedral has survived Frane’s turbulent history, up until 2019, when its history was forever changed by a massive fire which made the medieval structure's spire collapse. Nevertheless, the cathedral is one of Paris’ most celebrated landmarks and needs to be added to your itinerary.

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Champ de Mars

If you are a fan of sitting back, relaxing and reading a book in an open, green park, Champ de Mars garden is just the place for you. Located right below the sky-scraping Eiffel tower, the garden extends till the Ecole Militaire. If you fancy a picture that seems like you’re touching the top of the Eiffel Tower, this is where you’ll get it. The garden also offers the best view of the Nightly Eiffel Tower Light Show as the metal tower is illuminated by 20,000 sparkling lights.

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Opéra Garnier

The Palais Garnier or Opéra Garnier, dubbed as the most famous opera house in the world, features a 1,979-seat opera house at the Place de l'Opéra in Paris, France. The opera house, complete with The Grand Staircase and a breathtaking, shimmering Grand Foyer, is truly one of its kind. Made of masonry walls, the opera house was designed by architect Charles Garnier and sport the Napoleon III style. Once the primary theatre of the Paris Opera, but mainly features ballets now. The Palais Garnier is home to the Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra de Paris, which is the Paris Opera Library-Museum.

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Hard Rock Café

After an eventful day exploring everything that Paris has to offer, nothing helps you kick back and relax like the Hard Rock Cafe Paris. Since 1991, the Hard Rock Café Paris has been the undisputed home of American culture in Paris. As you wait for your authentic American cuisine, you can catch a glimpse of the fantastic collection of memorabilia signed by some of the true legends of the music world. From t-shirts worn by Rihanna to the original guitars used by the Beatles, the cafe features quite a few historic collectibles.

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Musée d'Orsay

Art is engraved in the heart of Paris and nothing showcases it better than the Musée d'Orsay. Featuring the best collection of Impressionist Art, the museum also showcases all Western artistic creations from 1848 to 1914. The Musée d'Orsay also features paintings, architecture, sculptures, decorative arts, and photography.

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Champs-Elysées

Taking a stroll through the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Champs-Elysées is necessary to complete your Paris experience. Visited by over 300,000 tourists every year, the 2-kilometer long avenue features majestic monuments, a plethora of exclusive luxury brand outlets, and theatres. The avenue is also where all major events and parades are organized and on Bastille Day, it’s immersed in the French national colors to host the 14th July parade.

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Saint-Germain Des Prés

Best known for hosting world-famous literary and artistic celebrities in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Saint-Germain Des Prés is now one of the best shopping destinations in the world. The 6th Arrondissement of Paris features cafes, brasseries, bars, and restaurants flourish, including the renowned Cafe de Flore, Les Deux Magots, and Brasserie Lipp. It is also home to some of the best art galleries, antique stores, theatres and features an explosive street market. So put on your shopping boots and hit the streets of Saint-Germain Des Prés.

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Sacré-Cœur

Situated at the summit of the butte Montmartre, the highest point in the city, Sacré-Cœur is a Roman Catholic church that features a large medieval dome. Built in the 19th century,  Montmartre landmark was made following the Franco-Prussian war. An important feature of the church worth mentioning is its grand pipe organ. It is considered to be one of the most remarkable in Paris, France, and Europe. The pipe organ has four keyboards, a pedalboard, and 78 stops and retains its original mechanical key actions.

Hop On Hop Off Paris - Suggested Itineraries

The biggest part of your trip to an interesting city like Paris is how well you plan your itinerary and how many of the important places you're able to visit. The number of days you're in the city also has an impact on how well you're able to explore the city. Here are three HOHO-based itineraries for trips of different durations.

1 Day Itinerary

If you're in Paris for just one day, the best way to explore everything on offer would be the red line route offered by Big Bus or the blue line route offered by Open Tours. Both these routes cover almost every important landmark in Paris like the Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Opera Garnier, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, Champs-Elysees, Grand Palais and more!

2 Day Itinerary

Planning a two day trip to Paris? You're in luck because there are multiple HOHO bus tours you can take to explore and experience the city better. To truly cover all the attractions Paris is home to, you can opt for the red tour on your first day and the blue tour on the second day or vice versa. By opting for two different routes on both days, you can visit almost everything the city of lights offers.

3 Day Itinerary

Three days is the ideal duration if you wish to explore everything in Paris. With three days under your belt, you have enough time to go for not one but three completely different HOHO tours. You can either go for all three routes of Open Tours, blue, green and red, for each day or mix it up with another operator like Big Bus. Your first day can be the red tour offered by Blue Bus, and the second and third days can be reserved for the green and red lines of Open Tours.

While these are suggestions to give you a great experience in Paris, you should be mindful of certain things to choose the right HOHO tour for your trip. Before booking your tickets, check the terms and conditions, additional benefits, cost, number of stops for all the tours you're considering. After careful research, make your pick based on the tour that meets all your criteria. Even if you're in the city for three days, you shouldn't blindly book whichever HOHO tour you come across and indulge in a bit of research to make the best pick.

Hop On Hop Off Paris Tips

  • Before embarking on your HOHO tour, take a good look at the stops on the route and figure out which attractions you want to explore further so that you can alight at the correct stops.
  • The HOHO tour is well planned and each bus is timed to the dot. Generally, there's a gap of 10-15 minutes between two buses on the same route. When you alight at an attraction, time yourself so that you get the next bus and don't end up wasting your time.
  • You can switch between routes offered by one tour operator. For instance, if you have boarded Big Bus's red route, you can switch over to the blue route in the transfer stop. Check with the tour operator for specific details on how to switch between routes.
  • Even though you'll be mostly traveling on a bus, wear comfortable shoes to walk around with ease. This is because you will be getting off the bus to explore different attractions and that will involve a fair bit of walking.
  • Most HOHO Paris tours feature an open air bus and it can either get too sunny or too windy, depending on when you visit the city. Carry a light jacket and sunglasses to stay protected in either case.
  • If you are planning on scheduling another activity after your HOHO tour gets over, keep some buffer time between the two. The bus will be travelling through some of the most crowded parts of Paris and the traffic can get pretty bad.
  • Book your HOHO Paris tour tickets online to ensure that you get the best deal. Also, booking online ensures that your seat is confirmed and the risk of a sold out situation doesn't exist. You can also research the routes and tour operators in detail and by taking your own time.
  • When confused between tour operators, check the different routes offered by them and decide based on which one has more stops that interest you. Price is also a big consideration when booking your HOHO Paris tour tickets.

Hop On Hop Off Paris Bus Reviews

"I visited Paris with my wife and kids last month and was honestly quite worried about traveling around the city with the whole family. While researching tours in the city, I came across the HOHO bus tours and decided to try them out since they seemed pretty convenient. I'm happy to report that we had a wonderful time on the open bus tour and got a really good look at all the landmarks in Paris. The kids also enjoyed the audio commentary."

"My husband and I visited Paris for our honeymoon and opted for the HOHO tour to explore the city. Our experience was amazing to say the least. The bus was clean and comfortable and the driver was extremely friendly and allowed us to alight at the stop of our choosing without creating a fuss. The best part is that we didn't have to wait too long for the next bus to arrive. Definitely recommended!"

"During my last solo trip, I ended up spending a lot on travel since I had no one to share the costs with. So, when I visited Paris, I chose the HOHO tour based on a friend's recommendation. Not only did the tour work out to be much cheaper than other modes of transport, but I got to really explore everything Paris is about. Another thing I appreciated about the HOHO tour is the option to switch routes, which is something I did."