1- Day Big Bus Pass and La Marina Lunch Cruise

  • Description

Take advantage of this one-day Big Bus pass and discover Paris in total freedom.  Explore the city while listening to the history of must-see sites.  This city tour includes a Seine River lunch cruise on a La Marina boat.

You'll start your day aboard a hop-on hop-off bus to visit Paris at your own pace.  With the help of a recorded commentary in the language of your choice, you'll learn about the history of iconic sites and landmarks.

The red route will take you on a tour of the city and the neighborhoods along the Seine.  It includes 10 stops which will allow you to hop on and off as you wish.   By getting off at stop no. 3 or 4 for example, you can choose to visit the famous Louvre where numerous collections of art and antiquities are exhibited.  There you'll admire the fabulous pyramid made of glass and steel.  You can also decide to visit the l’Hôtel des Monnaies, a museum dating back to the 17th century, or the Institut de France.  Hop back on the bus at stop no. 4 near the Palais Royal with its magnificent gardens and galleries.  Place Vendôme, which is among one of the most visited squares in Paris, will immerse you in the chic Paris style with its stunning hotels and many luxury jewelry stores.

Red Route Information

Buses run every 5 minutes in the summer / every 15 minutes in the winter.
First departure: 9:15 a.m. from the Big Bus Agency at 11 avenue de l'Opéra (stop no. 4)
Last departure: 4:30 p.m. from the Louvre-Pont des Arts (stop no. 5)
End of service:  6:30 p.m. at 11 avenue de l'Opéra (stop no. 4)
Length of the full tour: 2 hours 20 minutes
View the detailed route by clicking on the link below:
https://cdn.pariscityvision.com/media/wysiwyg/bigbus/Paris_Map_January_2018.pdf

Take a break from your city tour by going directly to Port Solférino for lunch aboard a La Marina boat-restaurant.  You'll set off for a lunch cruise and enjoy a traditional gourmet French meal while taking in incredible views of the city.   You can relax in a friendly atmosphere and  gaze upon the Eiffel Tower, the Conciergerie or the Notre-Dame Cathedral, which are among the famous landmarks of Paris.  After about an hour of gliding along the Seine, you'll be returned close to the Musée D'Orsay where you can continue your scenic tour of Paris.

Menu*

Starters at choice:
Block of duck foie gras*, mango-pineapple compote, crisp raspberry chips
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Assortment of starters:
Mozarella and basil cream, parmesan crisps, small fresh tomatoes
Duck foie gras with salt crystals, mango-pineapple compote
Verrine of quinoa, yuzu flavoured butterfly shrimp
Crusty bread with black tapenade, fillet of red mullet, vegetable sprouts.
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*Tomato gaspacho with basil and pine kernels, tender shoots in balsamic vinegar 
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Main course at choice:
Poultry leg, baby roast potatoes, mini new vegetables
Steamed hake steak, artichoke cream and slow-cooked yellow carrots
Rump steak, pan-fried mixed vegetables, potato rosette (+7€)
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- Baby roast potatoes, pan-fried mixed vegetables, artichoke cream
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Cheese platter (+6€)
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Desserts at choice:
Chocolate-flavoured crisp pralin feuilleté, raspberry coulis 
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Assortment of desserts:
Banana-salted butter caramel tart
Vanilla custard and candied apricot
Dark chocolate macaroon, crisp mikado 
Variety of strawberries, whipped cream and mini marshmallows.
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* Seasonal tutti frutti, pear purée, dark chocolate biscuit
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*Lactose and gluten free vegetarian menu 
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Drinks:
½ bottle of wine at choice:
Touraine AOC Sauvignon Luc Poulain (blanc)
or Touraine AOC Domaine des Echardières (rosé)
or Bordeaux AOC les Mercadières (rouge) 
½ bottle of mineral water


**Child Menu*

Seasonal starter
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Menu choice of main course
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Chocolate mud cake
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Orange juice; Coca-Cola or water  

* Exemple of menu, subject to modification

 

You have the choice to continue your tour on the red route or switch to the blue route to visit the northern part of Paris.  This route will take you on a tour of one of the most authentic districts of Paris, Montmartre. Located right next to the fascinating neighborhood of Pigalle, which is very lively at night, the area of Montmartre abounds with charming picturesque streets.  Atop of Butte Montmartre, the Sacré-Coeur offers a unique view of the city.  While strolling through the area, you can reach the Place du Tertre, known for its numerous painters and caricaturists who display and sell their work.

Blue route information

Buses run every 30 minutes.
First departure:  9:30 a.m. from the Gare du Nord (stop no. 11)
Last departure: 5:30 p.m. from the Louvre-Pyramide (stop no. 4)
End of service: 7:05 p.m. at the Gare du Nord (stop no. 11)
Length of the full tour:  1 hour 10 minutes
View the detailed route by clicking on the link below:
https://cdn.pariscityvision.com/media/wysiwyg/bigbus/Paris_Map_January_2018.pdf

Enjoy the opportunity to explore Paris at your own pace and visit the places that interest you so that your day will be an unforgettable experience. 

Please Note:

    • For security reasons, you must wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before getting on or off and it is strictly forbidden to lean against the railings of the vehicle.  Your seatbelt must be fastened at all times when the bus is moving.
    • A complimentary poncho will be provided in the case of rain.
    • Out of respect for others, please do not throw anything inside or outside of the bus.
    • The itinerary is subject to change without notice in the case of an unexpected demonstration or special events (for example:  the July 14 National Holiday, the arrival of the Tour de France).

    The price includes :

      • The ticket is valid for one or two days, depending on the excursion chosen.  No matter what time you start the tour, your ticket is valid for one or two days from the day you start the tour.
      • Complimentary headphones are provided with audio commentary available in 11 languages:  French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Arabic.
      • Commentaries for children are available in 3 languages:  French, English and Spanish
      • Free Wi-Fi on board.  Take advantage of our geolocation system which is available at the following link: 
        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bigbustours.bbt This app will provide you with access to itineraries, schedules and stops based on your location. 
      • You'll also receive a rewards booklet with vouchers offering discounts at restaurants and tourist attractions

      The price does not include :

        • Admission tickets to monuments/museums and other Paris attractions.
        • Guided tour

        Use of e-ticket: 

        Once you have booked, you'll receive an e-ticket by email which you can then print out or present directly on your smartphone.  The e-ticket can be redeemed directly on the bus.  The day on which it is redeemed counts as the day of use (or the first day of use) of the pass.

        Marina voucher information :

        You will receive confirmation of your tour reservation by email, along with a voucher.  Print the voucher and present it when you board the La Marina, Port de Solférino.

        • Duration 1 day(s)
        • Highlights
        • Visit Paris in total freedom aboard an open-top double-decker Big Bus
        • Learn about the great sites of Paris through pre-recorded audio commentary in the language of your choice.
        • Wi-Fi access on board our Big Bus coaches
        • Geolocation app for real-time bus tracking based on your location
        • Lunch cruise on the Seine for a unique experience
        • Enjoy an exceptional view of Paris while savoring a gourmet meal.

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        • Practical information

        Organized by ParisCityVision

        Code : BBDC13

        Departure

        Address : La Marina Port de Solférino - Quai Anatole France
        LA MARINA 23, quai Anatole France 75007 Paris
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        Duration

        1 day(s)

        Return

        La Marina Port de Solférino - Quai Anatole France