A Comparison of Hop-on Hop-off tours in Paris

by Paul Joseph  |  Published July 5, 2021

As one of the world’s biggest tourist destinations, it’s little surprise that Paris has a wealth of tours available – including several that let you hop on and hop off at your leisure.


From the Eiffel Tower to the Sacre Coeur to the bustling boulevard of the Champs-Élysées, the City of Lights is jam-packed full of iconic landmarks. One of the best ways to see them is by booking yourself onto a Paris city tour and for maximum freedom and flexibility you might want to consider a hop-on, hop-off tour. To help you, we’ve picked out three of the best currently available.

Open Top Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Available as a one or two-day ticket, this open-top bus tour is our invites you to learn about the city’s main attractions via an informative and multilingual audio guide while stopping off at popular landmarks as your own pace. From the upper level of your comfortable bus you’ll get to enjoy panoramic views of Paris’s most historic, romantic, fashionable, fun, and shopper-friendly spots. Tour guests also receive a booklet that allows for discounted entry to many of the city’s museums

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Paris By Night Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus Tour


See the City of Lights at its sparkling best on this after-dark sightseeing bus tour. Affording spectacular views of the city’s illuminated landmarks, the tour lets you board an open-top double-decker bus before making its away around renowned spots including Place de la Concorde, Place Vendôme, the Champs Elysées and the Louvre Museum. You’ll also traverse the banks of the River Seine for one of the most atmospheric parts of the tour. On-board audio commentary ensures you don’t miss a thing.

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

This combined tour includes a hop-on, hop-off but ticket as well as fast-track access to the Opera Garnier, one of Paris’s most historic cultural venues. Stopping off as often as you like over two routes, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the city’s most famous sites and attractions before skipping the line to discover the inner sanctum of the architectural masterpiece that is the Opera Garnier, best known as the setting of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera, and its later musical adaption by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Book at GetYourGuide