If you have just a day in paris there is no better way to see all the attractions. The tour leader met us in place and gave us tickets. She even gave us directions via phone as we count get to meeting place due to works near eiffel tower. We skipped the first que but then found another que for the time we had our visit but it was worth the wait to see the spectacukar views from the eiffel toeer
Leider konnte wir den Voucher vor Ort nicht in die gewünschten Tickets umtauschen. Ein telefonischer Kontakt mit der angegebenen Telefonnummer war nicht möglich. Auch der Versuch des sehr freundlichen Personals am Eiffelturm hier den Kontakt telefonisch herzustellen gelang nicht. Kurz: Tickets wertlos. Wir haben dann neue Eiffelturm Tickets gekauft und den Turm besichtigt. Den Voucher für die Big Bus Tour und die Seine Bootsfahrt könnten wir im Informationszentrum Big Bus Tour in Tickets umtauschen. Wir haben dieses Angebot nur wegen des bevorzugten Zugangs zum Eiffelturm gekauft und genau das hat nicht geklappt. Die Bus und Seine Tour Tickets hätte ich auch vor Ort erwerben können, zumal ich dort den Umtausch der Voucher vornehmen musste. Eine Beschwerdemail an die Viator Kundenbetreuung ist bislang 5 Tage her- ohne eine Reaktion. Wir sind enttäuscht und würden das in Zukunft lieber vor Ort selbst organisieren. Fazit: kein Mehrwert!
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.
Perdemos o horario, apesar de termos chegado no horario combinado.
O problema foi que ao apresentarmos o que achavamos que seria o voucher, nos informaram que deveriamos troca-los por tickets...
Nao consta instruções objetivas para conseguirmos os tickets, como local de troca..
Resumindo, pagamos a excursão e nao fizemos o passeio,por falta de informações claras!!
Gostariamos de saber se poderemos ser ressarcidos do valor pago e não utilizados!!