Skip The Line Eiffel Tower Ticket Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour And River Cruise - Paris

From USD 122.84
Per Person
Instant ConfirmationLowest Price Guaranteed

Tour Information

Tour Details


Enjoy Paris at your own pace with a 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass. Hop off at the Eiffel tower and skip the notorious lines of people waiting to enter. Cruise through Paris along the Seine, taking in iconic monuments along the way.


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Skip the line
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones

Know More about this tour

Discover Paris with a sense of freedom that group tours dont provide. Choose 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, youll enjoy commentary about the citys landmarks, from Napoleons Arc de Triomph at the end of the Champs-Elyses, to the magnificent Opera Garnier.

At the Eiffel Tower youll skip the long lines and head up to the second floor to marvel at the spectacular views over Paris. If youd like, you can purchase an additional ticket to visit the top level.

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:

Important to Know:
The Eiffel Tower is open from 09:00-23:00. Your skip-the-line ticket will be booked at any time available during these opening hours.If you choose the option Eiffel Tower, 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & Cruise the skip the line Eiffel Tower Ticket might be booked for either on the first or on the second day. Start time 09:30 am is only for Hop on Hop off Bus Tour. Eiffel Tower entrance time might be different than 09:30. River Cruise Tickets might be used separetly at any day during its validity.

Inclusions for Skip The Line Eiffel Tower Ticket Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour And River Cruise

  • 1 or 2-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus pass
  • Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower entrance ticket for the second floor
  • 1-Hour Skip The Line Seine River cruise
  • Audio commentary with personal earphones (digital sound)

Exclusions for Skip The Line Eiffel Tower Ticket Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour And River Cruise

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)


• Tour Eiffel, 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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note: 

Cancellation is not possible after the tour has been confirmed

Mobile vouchers are accepted.  

Hop-on hop-off buses(Paris BIG BUS Company) operate daily, departing every 10-minutes in the summer and every 15-minutes in the winter

Recorded commentary is available in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese

You will receive your headphones the first time you use your ticket

Cruise tickets are valid for more than a month, so you can use them at any until expiration (only 1 ride)

The Eiffel Tower is open from 9:00am-11:00pm. Your skip-the-line ticket will be booked at any time available during these opening hours.

If you choose the option Eiffel Tower, 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & Cruise the skip the line Eiffel Tower Ticket might be booked for either the first or the second day. Start time 9:30am is only for Hop on Hop off Bus Tour. Eiffel Tower entrance time might be different than 10:00am. River Cruise Tickets might be used separately at any day during its validity.

Seine cruises operate from April-September, departing every 30-minutes from 10:00am -10:00pm (no service at 1:00pm and 7:30pm); on weekends and weekdays in June, July, and August, from 10:00am - 11:00pm; from October-March, hourly from 10:30am - 9:30pm (except 1:00pm and 7:30pm); and on weekends and weekdays during French Zone C school holidays, from 10:00am -10:00pm.

You must be at the meeting point at 10:00am to receive your tickets for the Eiffel Tower, Bus Tour and River Cruise. You will have a scheduled entrance time to go into the Eiffel Tower that will be given to you by the guide at 10:00am.  Your guide will accompany you to the Eiffel Tower for a smooth entrance.

Confirmation is received at the time of booking

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

Write A Review

See All 12 Traveler reviews

  • Difficulty getting the vouchers for the bus.

  • It would be 100x better to book this excursion on your own. We fell for the fear that we might not be able to figure it out on our own since we were only in Paris one day. Do not fall for the same mistake. You can find the Big Bus which is not great and I would choose the other open air tour bus and buying tickets at the Eiffel tower is a breeze. We had to buy tickets anyways because we never received the tickets originally, and after too much leg work the email was sent after we had already left. This is not a user friendly way to book tickets!!!

  • The Hop On Hop Off bus and River Cruise are a good way to get a big picture view of some of the main sites and attractions. We only bought a one-day pass, using it to do a drive-by for some of the locations were knew we didn't have time to visit thoroughly, and to get the lay of the land, as it were. It was a good way to see a lot. We had already been in Paris for about five days when we did the Hop On Hop Off, so it provided a welcome respite for our feet, while we still took in a lot of sites, at least superficially.

    We found the Paris Metro easy to navigate and used it to get back to the places we wanted to visit and spend time. I'm not convinced that the expense of a 2, 3, or 4-day pass would be worth it since the buses sit in traffic, just like all the other vehicles.

    The river cruise is just an hour, but provides a very different and beautiful perspective on many of the buildings along the Seine. We were glad we did this.

    The Skip the Line Eiffel Tower ticket name is deceptive. You don't have to stand in line to buy tickets to visit the Eiffel Tower, but you do have to plan your day around the time you are schedule to actually go up in the Tower, and you WILL, most definitely, STAND IN A LINE to get into the Tower, STAND IN A LINE to get into the FIRST elevator and then, if you decide to go to the TOP of the Tower, to buy an additional 6 euro ticket for the top of the Tower, you WILL STAND IN ANOTHER LINE for THAT elevator, as well as STAND IN LINES FOR BOTH DESCENDING ELEVATORS.

    If you visit the EIFFEL TOWER, you will stand in quite a few lines unless you simply view it from Terra Firma.

    All said, we thought it was worth it, but we were not visiting during a peak tourist time, so the crowds were not too bad. The view from the top of the Tower is unbeatable and to me, worth the lines, and the wait.

  • I purchased our 3 tickets online before we left. I received 3 tickets for the Eiffel Tower tour and Seine River Cruise. My voucher for the bus tour had 2 days but only authorized 2 riders. I ask the bus company to let me at least ride over to the Big Bus company headquarters and they refused. I had to then get a taxi from the Eiffel Tower. When I arrived it closed at 6pm! The next day we had already scheduled another tour through Viator and couldnt get our tickets. The 3rd day we are in France, again taking another taxi to Big Bus headquarters, I was hassled about the voucher. Finally a supervisor agreed they had made the mistake and gave me our ride vouchers! Wasted too much time but had paid over 300 for the tour. They are an International company and would not use again!

  • Bus ride took forever due to traffic. Much quicker getting around metro, but we got pick-pocketed on the metro. Never got my voucher to Skip The Line at Eiffel Tower. On the bus, they told us to go to the Eiffel Tower and show our Viator voucher. Once at Eiffel Tower, they told us they don't recognize the Viator voucher. If we had to go to the Hop On Hop Off Office, WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO KNOW!!!! WASTE OF MONEY....

  • Very nice tour highly recommend it

  • The best thing you can do is purchase your tickets in advance and take advantage of Front of the Line! The best choice we made. We did not have to stand in a long line.

  • We really love doing Hop On Hop Off busses wherever we go, and this was excellent also! If we had to do it again, we'd only do the Hop On Hop Off Bus. We couldn't find the stairs down from the Eiffel Tower and had to pack into another elevator to get down. It would have been enough just to look at it from the outside. Too many people! The river cruise was not needed after doing the Hop On Hop Off bus. They didnt offer drinks or anything and the bathroom was down some steep narrow stairs.

  • The tower was great at dusk, the buses are useful and the boat was just average. Overall, this combination is overpriced for what you get.

  • We enjoyed the river cruise the most though the Eiffel Tower was great as well. There were thousands of people there and we were hustled off into the elevator to the first level. If you don't enjoy crowds this would not be for you. It was never the less a great day of adventure for us.

  • See All 12 Reviews

More Information