Open Tours Paris

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The Open Tour Paris is one of the top hop-on hop-off bus tours around Paris. Their Paris Hop On Hop Off buses offers flexible and customizable routes and are an excellent way to experience the splendor of Paris. 

You just need to step on board to explore all of the city’s highlights from a comfortable vantage point. Hop onto any one of their buses and hop off at any of the stops at all of Paris’ top attractions when you want to take a closer look.

Today, the Open Tour Paris is now Tootbus Paris, but these open-air double-decker buses are still a convenient way to have a picture-perfect day with a well-planned tour of a magical city.

Why Choose Tootbus Paris?

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  • The double-decker buses of Tootbus Paris tours are an excellent vantage point from which to take in the city of lights. 
  • Even if you just ride the bus, you can see all the top landmarks and learn about their rich history without missing out on anything.
  • The Tootbus Paris bus tours are an easy way for a newcomer to get around Paris without getting overwhelmed. 
  • Since the buses stop near Paris’ top attractions, you can save money on transportation when compared to visiting each landmark on your own.
  • Enjoy informative audio guides that provide commentary aboard the bus so you can learn more about the city throughout your journey.

Your Tootbus Paris Ticket Options Explained

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1 or 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

  • 1-day and 2-day bus passes to sightsee around Paris on an open-top bus.
  • Easily easily get from one place to the next and cover the entire city while saving time and money.
  • Ride on buses that are well equipped with services like WiFi, air conditioning, and comfortable seats.
  • Listen to pre-recorded audio guides in many languages with the free headphones provided on the bus.

Flexible Cancelation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

Discounted Ticket: Children aged 4-12 enjoy reduced-price tickets. Ages 3yrs and below go free.

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1 or 2 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour + Seine Cruise

  • A 1- or 2- day pass that will let you see Paris’ highlights from a double-decker bus.
  • Ride on 100% clean-energy buses (electric or gas) provided with free Wi-Fi on board.
  • Enjoy a 1 hour long Seine River Cruise, operated by Bateaux-Moches, with this ticket.
  • Listen to an audio guide in English and French, to learn more about the city’s landmarks.

Flexible Cancelation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours in advance.

Discounted Ticket: Children aged 4-12 enjoy reduced-price tickets. Ages 3yrs and below go free.

Tootbus Paris Bus Tour Timetable

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Blue Route

  • Timing: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Frequency: Every 15-20 min
  • Duration: 1 hr 10 min

Seine Cruise

  • Timing: 11 AM to 9 PM (Oct-Mar); 10 AM to 10:30 PM (Apr-Sept)
  • Frequency: Every 30-45 minutes (Oct-Mar) and every 20-30 minutes (Apr-Sept)
  • Duration: 1 hr

Tootbus Paris Bus Tour Routes

Blue Route

The Blue Route passes all of Paris’ must-see sights across 10 stops. These include the Opera, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Orsay Museum, Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, and more. 

The first bus leaves the Eiffel Tower at 9:30 AM and the last bus leaves at 5:40 PM. The entire route takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes to finish.

Red & Green Routes

The Red and Green Lines run only during certain times during the year. 

The Red Line travels to the northern areas near Montmarte, including Sacre Coeur, the Moulin Rouge, and the Gare du Nord station. 

The Green Line travels around Montparnasse, including the Pantheon, the Jardin du Luxembourg, and Tour Montparnasse.

River Seine Cruise

This 1-hour long cruise on the River Seine is conducted with Les Bateaux Parisiens for those with the relevant ticket, and a combo tour. It departs from the Bateaux-Mouches and Pont de l’Alma piers near the Eiffel Tower. 

The first river cruise leaves at 10:30 AM, and the last at 9:20 AM between Oct-Mar. In Apr-Sept the cruises run from 10 AM to 10:30 PM.

Suggested Tootbus Paris Itineraries

Here are some suggested Tootbus HOHO routes you can follow in Paris:

1 Day Itinerary
2 Days Itinerary

If you have just one day in Paris, opt for the 1-day Big Bus Paris ticket. Here is a sample itinerary you can use:

  • Start your day at the Eiffel Tower, and go up to see the panoramic view from the top. 
  • Then get on the HOHO Bus and stop off at major landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral, and vist the nearby Latin Quarter.
  • Stop at Trocadéro Gardens to visit the Paris Aquarium, or have lunch at one of the numerous Parisian cafés.
  • Make a stop at the Louvre Museum and see famous historic paintings like da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and the Musée d'Orsay to see thier collection of Impressionist Art. 
  • End your day at the Champs-Elysées to see the Arc de Triomphe or vist the many shops and restaurants in the area.

If you have 2 days, you can explore Paris at a more leisurely pace with a 2 Day Pass, with the Seine Cruise. Here is a sample itinerary to use:

Day 1 – Set out from the Eiffel Tower and the nearby Champ de Mars park. Stop off at major landmarks like the Grand Palais, Musée d'Orsay, and the Musée du Louvre. Finally head back to the Eiffel Tower and take the Seine River Cruise.

Day 2 – Start your day by visiting the Trocadéro Gardens and the Paris Aquarium. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the nearby Latin Quarter. Then head to the Champs-Elysées to see the Arc de Triomphe or spend some time shopping.

Buy Tootbus Paris Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour Tickets

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

Free Cancellation
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Flexible Duration
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BigBus Paris: Panoramic Night Bus Tour with Audio Guide

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Highlights of the Tootbus Paris Tour

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Eiffel Tower

A proud symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is a 300-meter high wrought-iron tower. It was completed in 1889 and is known for its various restaurants and vantage points. It offers breathtaking views of Paris.

Champ de Mars

The Champ de Mars is an open green park and garden that is located right below the towering Eiffel Tower and extends to the Ecole Militaire. This park also offers the best views of the Eiffel Tower when it is lit up at night.

Louvre Museum

One of the most famous museums in the world, the Louvre Museum has hundreds of famous historic paintings, including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It is also home to the futuristic Louvre Pyramid.

Notre-Dame de Paris

The Notre Dame Cathedral is a historic medieval Gothic cathedral that dates back to the 1100s. A fire in 2019 led to the collapse of the spire, however, it remains one of Paris’ most celebrated landmarks.

Musée d'Orsay

The Musée d'Orsay features one of the best collections of Impressionist Art in the world, including works by Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, and Monet. It is also full of artistic architecture and sculptures.

Paris Aquarium

The Paris Aquarium is one of the oldest Aquariums in the world. Located in the Trocadéro Gardens, it is home to over 13,000 sea creatures, a shark basin, and immensely popular mermaid shows.

Saint-Germain Des Prés

Saint-Germain Des Prés is now one of the best shopping destinations in Paris. It features many famous cafes, bars, and restaurants including the renowned Cafe de Flore, Les Deux Magots, and Brasserie Lipp.

Champs-Elysées

This 2-kilometer-long avenue is one of the most beautiful in the world, It is lined with majestic monuments, including the Arc de Triomphe, and a plethora of exclusive luxury brand outlets, and theatres.

Paris Tootbus Paris Visitor Tips and Guidelines

  • With the Tootbus Paris HOHO bus tour pass, you get to see all of the top attractions in Paris.
  • The HOHO bus is a great way to get around Paris, and as the bus routes cover the main parts of the city so you can easily find your way around. 
  • Plan your day ahead in advance and consider the timings of the attractions and the days of closing as you don’t want to waste time getting off at the wrong stops! 
  • If possible pre-book your tickets to the attractions you want to visit, as you can avoid spending time in the queues.
  • Take your time getting to know the city and join the tour as early as you can to ensure you get the most amount of benefit from your bus pass. 
  • Combine your bus pass with a cruise or a night tour for an even better and more memorable experience.
  • The buses are equipped with free WiFi for browsing and using social media without any hassles.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tootbus Paris

Q. What is a Tootbus Paris bus tour?

A. Tootbus is one of the top hop-on hop-off tours in Paris.

Q. Are Open Tour paris and Tootbus Paris the same?

A. Yes, the Hop-On Hop-Off sightseeing bus tour that was initially run by Open Tour Paris is now run by Tootbus Paris.

Q. How do Tootbus hop-on hop-off buses work in Paris?

A. Hop-on hop-off buses are tourist buses that allow you to board and leave whenever you like and sightsee at your own convenience.

Q. Where can I buy Tootbus Paris hop-on hop-off tickets?

A. You can purchase Paris Hop on hop off bus tour tickets online.

Q. Are Tootbus Paris hop-on hop-off tickets available online?

A. Yes, you can buy Tootbus Paris hop-on-hop-off tickets online here.

Q. How much does a Tootbus Paris hop-on hop-off bus cost?

A. There are multiple hop-on hop-off bus tours, most of which begin from € 35.

Q. How often are the Tootbus Paris hop-on hop-off buses?

A. Tootbus Paris hop-on hop-off bus tours run at a frequency of 15 to 30 minutes.

Q. How many Tootbus Paris routes are there?

A. There are three Tootbus bus routes in Paris - the blue, red, and green routes.

Q. Are there audio guides on the Tootbus Paris hop-on hop-off bus tours?

A. Yes, you will get access to audio guides available in a number of languages languages to learn more about the city.

Q. Are the Tootbus Paris hop-on hop-off bus tours accessibility-friendly?

A. Yes, the Tootbus Paris  hop-on hop-off tours are accessibility-friendly for wheelchair users.