Big Bus 1-Day Pass and Dinner Cruise on the Seine "Découverte Menu" La Marina

  • Description

Take advantage of this one-day pass to discover Paris on a hop-on hop-off bus.  Aboard a Big Bus sightseeing coach, you will explore the city while listening to the history of its iconic sites.  This combo city tour also includes a dinner on the Seine aboard a La Marina boat, a perfect start to your evening.

The two routes offered by Big Bus will provide a complete overview of Paris.  The itinerary of one of the routes is focused on the most famous neighborhoods of the historical city center.  You will be treated to a unique view of Paris landmarks while listening to a pre-recorded commentary in the language of your choice on personal headphones.  Hop on and off easily at the places that interest you the most at any of the 10 stops on the route.  You can choose to visit the beautiful Opéra Garnier, architectural splendor of the 19th century, or to shop in the famous Galeries Lafayette or even discover the magnificent church of La Madeleine, commissioned by Napoleon I to glorify his Great Army.

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

You can also decide to tour the northern part of Paris by taking the "blue" route.  This will allow you to experience the characteristic neighborhood of Montmartre.   Stroll along the picturesque streets of Montmartre, visit the majestic Sacré-Coeur Basilica, pass in front of the Moulin Rouge known as the oldest cabaret in Paris, or explore the fascinating Pigalle district.  One of the stops which is located near the Gare du Nord will allow you to stroll through the surrounding area.

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

After having explored the city at your own pace, you'll certainly appreciate a fine gourmet dinner prepared by the chefs of La Marina.  Go directly to Port Solférino, near the Musée d'Orsay, to board a charming boat-restaurant.  Gliding along the water, you'll recognize the great landmarks bordering the Seine and experience the amazing views that unfold before your eyes.  You'll  enjoy a dinner that will offer you a chance to discover France's culinary richness.

Menu "Decouverte"*

Starters Assortment:
Tasting plate composed of 3 desserts:
Fried scallop, crispy chicory and onion confit
Lightly cooked shredded salmon with fennel and cumin froth
Mini chicken vol au vent with nutmeg-flavoured mushrooms
Aubergine and tomato fondant baked with parmesan topping
-
*Cream of butternut soup, chestnut bits and soft prunes, virgin oliveoil croutons
**

Main course at choice:
Slab of steamed hake, artichoke cream and lime peel, leek fondue
Blanquette style chicken fillet, fried yellow carrots and mushrooms
Slab of beef with forestière sauce, potato gratin and oyster mushrooms (+7€)

*Tasty vegetarian steak, fried yellow carrots and fresh mushrooms
**

Cheese platter (+6€)
**

Desserts Assortment:
Tasting plate composed of 3 desserts:
Salted butter caramel macaron with puff pastry flakes
Bitter chocolate eclair
Sesame seed crunch with lemon fondant cream
Verrine of fresh seasonal fruits
-
* Rice pudding and fresh fruit, warm chocolate coulis
**

*Lactose and gluten free vegetarian menu

Drinks:
One glass of wine (16 cl) at choice : 
Touraine AOC Sauvignon Luc Poulain (blanc) or Touraine AOC Domaine des Echardières (rosé) or Bordeaux AOC les Mercadières (rouge)
OR
A glass of soft (water or cola cola ou fruit juice). 

A glass of wine
**

Child Menu:

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

* Example of menu, subject to modification

 

After enjoying a delightful cruise along the Seine while savoring a delicious dinner, you'll return to the Solférino port to end your evening in Paris.

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
  • Two Big Bus routes to visit Paris in total freedom 
  • Easily hop on and off at any of the stops located throughout Paris
  • 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
  • Take in exceptional views of Paris from the Seine
  • Enjoy a gourmet dinner cruise on board a La Marina boat-restaurant

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  • Practical information

Organized by ParisCityVision

Code : BBDC18

Departure

Address : Big Bus Stop or La Marina boat
Paris
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Duration

1 day(s)