There are dozens of interesting attraction sites to visit in Paris and you want to be able to cover all these sites without spending a great deal of money on transportation. Travelers who want to save money can get a Paris city pass. With the Paris city pass, you can save money on bus fare because you get the hop-on hop-off ticket that allows you to board on and off the bus for as many times as you want within the ticket duration. Alternatively, you can also sign up for bus tours and board on a coach bus will drive through all the important tourist attraction sites.
Paris Museum Pass vs Paris Pass vs Passlib
There are several types of tourist passes including Paris Museum Pass, Paris Pass, and Paris Passlib. Paris Museum Pass gives you access to more than 50 museums in the city. The 2 days pass costs below $54 so you’ll be paying about $1 as entrance fee for each museum.
Paris Pass is the best deal for those who want to visit as many attractions as possible on their trips. The pass offers access to over 60 attractions and comes with many extra perks. Some of the extra perks include free sundae at Hard Rock cafe, discounts at cafes, and discount on bike rental at Fat Tire Bike. It includes the hop-on hop-off Big Bus Tour Ticket for unlimited travel on the local metro and bus within the pass duration. The Paris Pass is available as a 2 – 6 days pass.
There are two types of Paris Passlib passes including Paris Passlib’ Mini and Multi-day Paris Passlib. Paris Passlib’ Mini is a 1 day pass for those who plan to visit the city for just one day and only want to do some basic sightseeing. The 24 hour L Open sightseeing bus allows you to hop on/off the L’ Open sightseeing bus as many times as you want for 24 hour. You can ride on a free boat tour on Seine with Bateaus Parisiens for 1 hour. In addition, there is also a 15 euro discount on the ticket for the 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower.
Multi-day Paris Passlib is valid for up to 5 days. It includes the Paris Visite Travel card that gives you access to unlimited travel on various public transportations including metro, bus, tram and RER. The card allows you to gain entrance to over 50 museums without having to pay the ticket fee.
Paris Big Bus Sightseeing Tours vs L’Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour
The bus tours in Paris are mainly provided by the International tour company. The tour company offers two types of bus tour packages including Big Bus and L’ Hop-on-Hop-Off Open Tour.
Big Bus gives you access to bus in three different routes that encompass more than 50 tourist destinations. The three routes covered by Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour are classic route, Montmartre route and night tour. You’ll receive discounts from dining at selected restaurants. A free map and voucher booklet are included in the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour. You can purchase 1 day or 2 days Big Bus tickets. On the bus, you can listen to audio commentary that has been translated to 11 languages. Free walking tour is included. You can combine the ticket with a seine river cruise. Many wheelchair accessible buses are available.
Paris L’ Open Hop-on-Hop-Off Tour offers 4 routes including green, blue, yellow and orange lines. The 4 routes cover more than 50 tourist attraction stops around the city. It offers audio commentaries about folklores and legends of Paris for children. You’ll get discount vouchers for a number of attractions and restaurants.
In conclusion, you can enjoy discounts on the transportations and other expenses in your sightseeing trip with city passes and bus tours. They also provide a sort of guide as to what attractions you should visit.