Disney bus trip to Paris

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  1. cerirobert

    cerirobert DLP 2004, 2006. Orlando 2008

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    Has anyone been on the bus trip to Paris that leaves from Hotel NY.
    I know it's expensive but is it any good? Any reviews past or present would be appreciated.
    Also can you book it in advance?
     
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  3. Verity Chambers

    Verity Chambers <font color=blue>He's delicious! Rather like <font

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    Bumping this as I would be interested as well. :)
     
  4. mommy2ash

    mommy2ash <font color=deeppink>Has a Pooh pushin' Ash<br><fo

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    i havent heard a whole lot but what i have heard is that is expensive for what it is. most of it is on the bus and you dont really get a feel for paris. if you are able to go on the train its much cheaper and you are free to explore as you choose
     
  5. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

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    You can book it in advance, either as adding it onto your holiday in which case you would pay in £ rather than € :thumbsup2 or through your hotel concierge when you arrive.

    We looked into doing the tour a few years ago but decided against it and just caught the train in ourselves ~ very easy to do. :)

    There were some reviews, I did have the thread saved but it's on my laptop that's poorly and gone to hospital. I'm on my DDs' laptop now so I'll see if I can find the thread again.
     
  6. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

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    Just found a recent review by Dianetigger.
     
  7. cerirobert

    cerirobert DLP 2004, 2006. Orlando 2008

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    The trouble is I am driving ans camping off site. How would I pre-book when not staying in a hotel?
     
  8. mika911

    mika911 DIS Veteran

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    Good question. Can you do this, if you're not staying at the Hotel NY?

    Any contacts for this? Sounds like it would simplify the 1-day visit into Paris, for some of us.
     
  9. A Small World

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    If you are staying in another hotel booked through Disney you can just phone the booking line and have it added to your package

    If you are off site I think you would have to book it there - probably by going to the concierge at HNY and booking there.
     
  10. Ware Bears

    Ware Bears Bring me that horizon Moderator

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    When I enquired about this I was also staying off-site (Explorers) and was told to book it either through the Explorers concierge or direct through the Hotel New York concierge. So, there shouldn't be any problems booking it through the Hotel New York, it may even be possible to do it in advance by telephone.
     
  11. RCDisneyFan

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    We stayed at the Disneyland Hotel in March and did the Cityrama bus tour (booked at DLH concierge.) I think it was too expensive for what it was - if I wasn't so lazy I would write a letter of complaint to Cityrama.

    So...we left from HNY...and spent the next two and half hours sitting on the bus as we drove around the city. It's not open top or anything, so if you don't get the front seat (we didn't) your view is really, really limited. 1st actual stop was about 12pm - we got a 90 minute break at the Louvre. Just long enough to buy a ticket, find the Mona Lisa and get out. Then we got back on the bus and drove over to the Eiffel Tower area and did the Seine River Cruise. Some of the speakers for narration work and some don't, but it's lovely all the same - and it's a bit like a cruise ship, they have photographers take multiple pictures of you so you can buy them afterward. Next was the Eiffel Tower - I think we had about an hour there...the trip includes a ticket to take you to the first level. You're on your own for anything else...but leave yourself at least 15 minutes to queue for the elevator and get back to the bus!

    I absolutely would not do it again. It would be a MUCH better value to take the train into the city, do the (I think it's called) Paris Visite card - do the open top bus tours that you can hop on and off. Tickets for a river cruise or the 1st level of the Eiffel Tower aren't hard to get... We got to see a lot of Paris, but didn't get a sense or a feel for it and that was very disappointing. Also, notice I didn't say anything about eating..? If I'd left enough time, there's a crepe stand between the Eiffel Tower and the parking lot. Didn't even get to have Paris street food! Shame that...

    Also, if there are enough reservations, they'll split up the tour buses by language. I think we had 4 leave at once that day.

    I also would recommend the night tour they offer. The bus is MUCH nicer (not open top, but a clear strip in the roof) and they get you to the tower in time to see the twinkly lights...
     
  12. HolidayLover

    HolidayLover Minnies Best Friend

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    Does anyone know how much the day and night tours cost,, or a link please thanks!
     
  13. KT27

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    The day tour was 65 Euro in May 2008. Whne we went in May we drove by The Louvre but didn't go in. We did the River Cruise & the Eiffel Tower also.
     

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