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Review of Foxity Bus Tours

Foxity Bus Tours
Ranked #176 of 541 Tours in Paris
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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Hi. I have booked the Paris Essentials tour for when we have our stay at Disneyland Paris. I have been told a coach will pick us up, drop us off in Paris where we will get on a foxity bus for the tour. I was wondering if anyone has done the tour this way? After seeing the monuments we get some free time in the city, does the coach that first picked us up come back to collect us and if so where is the pick up point. Also we will be there in the winter, is the bus still open topped then? Thanks.

Visited May 2014
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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“Cheaper than the rest but harder to hop on and off”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We choose this company as a lot cheaper than the rest and knew we only wanted to get off at one stop. As they aren't allowed bus signs it is hard from the leaflet to know where the bus stops but as I say for us not a problem. We also only had time for one route so again no problem that there is only 1 choice. If you have lots of time and want to hop on and off and do severs routes I wouldn't recommend this company but if like us you want just 1 route then it is a good price for what you get. Bus very clean and good commentary

Visited May 2014
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coventry
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“Great way to see Paris!!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

After seeing the price for other sight seeing bus tours this worked out the cheaper option. A great way to see Paris as driving yourself in central Paris wouldn't be a good idea as very congested. Listened to the tour in English and saw all the major sights. 2 hours is more than enough but overall very good value for money. Would definately recommend this tour as you pay double the amount for other tours which look like they take the same route.

Visited April 2014
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“A good overview of the city”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We took this tour to get an overview of Paris with our 4 year old. There is only so much walking you want to do with a small child and she loves sitting in the open top watching the world go by. To be honest with a 4 year old chatting away I always spend very little time listening to the commentary, it is there really to enable me to know when there may be a stop coming up that we may want to hop off at. I always find the ear pieces incredibly uncomfortable too on any of these open top buses. The tour was good and took in a lot of the main sights. It was good to go slowly past the arc de triomphe and I got some really good photos. We got off at the Notre Dame and when we returned to the place we got off it was a bit of a guess exactly where the bus may stop along the road, but it was easy to see the bus coming and we weren't standing too far from where it had stopped and we could hop back on to complete the tour. Despite it not actually stopping in front of the Eiffel Tower like we were told (we ended up getting off at Opera to get the Metro back to the hotel which was by the Eiffel tower) we did enjoy the tour.

Visited April 2014
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Aesch, Switzerland
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“Unprofessional, unfriendly, dirty”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We had picked up the leaflet of this bustour company at our hotel. We decided for this option as it offered a 2hour tour (no hop on hop off) and it was our last afternoon in the city.

We went directly to the office at Opera and bought the tickets there. The print out ticket indicated on a map that the stop was around the corner to the left, leaving at 14.30 hrs.
The time went by and the only Foxity bus we saw said "hop on hop off" and did not pass our stop, we just saw it turning on another corner. At 14.45 hrs we went back to the office and asked, to which the lady responded that it had just come. Our arguments that it did not say 2hour tour and actually did not pass the on the map she gave us indicated bus stop led to an unpleasant discussion. In her opinion she had told us that the bus stop would be at another corner, and it doesn't matter what the bus sign said, hop on hop off and 2hour tour would be the same bus. How were we supposed to know that? Why did she not mark the correct stop on the printed map (to which she did admit that the printout was not correct)? Why do they not simply put up a flag at the stop?
Very unpleasant to have to discuss.

Anyway, we got onto the next bus, with an employee of the office who had witnessed the discussion and actually was bold enough to say "now, do you see the bus now" as it was approaching at the not indicated stop. Do you actually treat tourists who by a service from your company and follow the indications printed on the ticket like stupid?

The bus itself was dirty, littered all around, the driver stopped wherever he wanted to chat with people on the street.

The audio did not function very well, the information given was nothing special at all, basically read from any simple Paris guide.

We were glad when the 2 hours were over, and I hope our review keeps others from booking this unprofessional company.

Visited April 2014
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Laurence P, Responsable commercial at Foxity Bus Tours, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Customer,

We read your comments very carefully .

Indeed, our Foxity buses offer a sightseeing tour of the most beautiful monuments of Paris, in 2 hours. We propose 2 options : either a ticket for a tour of two hours or a pass valid for the day with up and down at will.
Of course, these are 2 fare products, but the tour is performed in the same bus.

The "Hop on Hop off" you saw in the front of the bus is a scrolling message , alternating with other messages. But in front of the bus , it is well specified "2 hours Tour " and " 1 Day Pass "Hop on Hop Off" .

Concerning the stop place, our hostess had clearly indicated the location . We do not have the authorization by the City of Paris , to let a flag or a sign but the bus make a breack at the stop so that people have time to get down and climb.

Finally , concerning the state of the bus, all our vehicles are cleaned every morning. Sometimes , because of the incivility of some people who do not hesitate to throw their waste inside the bus , the bus is less clean at the end of the day. Several bins are available inside the bus but unfortunately not always used .

We remain at your disposal for any further information
Best regards

Laurence P., Marketing Director
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