Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
Hear entertaining anecdotes and fun Paris facts as you cruise down the Champs-Élysées, passing Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Concorde. Gaze in admiration at the Eiffel Tower, and then travel past the Trocadéro area with its highbrow museums and beautiful Neoclassical buildings. Travel past impressive museums, like Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre, and if time permits have a quick look inside Notre Dame Cathedral to admire its Gothic architecture and 13th-century rose window.
After your sightseeing tour, head to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. With your skip-the-line ticket, walk straight past the long lines and up the elevator to Level 1 – home to 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant. Enjoy a lunch featuring contemporary French cuisine while enjoying the best views in town!
At the end of your lunch, meet your guide at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and travel by minibus to the nearby town of Versailles, famous for its UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles. Explore the stunning building on an audio-guided tour, visiting the Great Apartments to see highlights like the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen’s Bedroom and the Gallery of Battles. Learn about one of the palace’s most famous ex-resident – Louis XIV – and then spend time at leisure exploring Versailles Gardens.
Return to Paris in the early evening, and finish your day with a 1.5-hour dinner cruise along the River Seine. While relaxing over a 3-course dinner, see all the sites that line the Seine’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed riverbanks as the sun goes down. Your tour finishes near the Eiffel Tower.
- Sightseeing tour
- Lunch with a choice of soft drink or glass of wine and coffee at 58 Tour Eiffel
- Palace of Versailles audio tour
- Early evening dinner cruise
- Water, a quarter bottle of wine and 1 coffee with dinner
- Transport by air-conditioned minibus
- Entry/Admission - Eiffel Tower
- Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
- Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- For the dinner cruise the dress code is smart casual (no shorts or sportswear)
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Although it felt a little "hurried," all attractions were beautiful and worthwhile. Lunch at Eiffel Tower was incredible but and dinner cruise was relaxing. Unfortunately Versailles was crazy busy and, while exquisite and amazing, the massive crowds and suffocating temps inside the palace were more than distracting. We had a little mishap early on the tour where the guide starting driving away while I was 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the van. It felt pretty dangerous and it seemed like she wasn't too concerned about it and could only give me a seemingly reluctant apology. Anyway, other than a couple snags that I can easily overlook, the tour is nice and we recommend.
This was an excellent experience for us, especially given that I had never been in Paris before. The guide/driver was knowledgeable and entertaining. The city tour at the beginning exposed us to parts of Paris that we had not seen yet. The Eiffel Tower is an amazing structure, especially if you are interested in the engineering aspects, and the view is great. Basically, all we had time for was having lunch in the fine restaurant on the "1st floor" (a bit misleading because this floor is quite a way above the ground!). The food and service were excellent. It took us an hour to get down because of the line to the elevator. It turns out that there are 2 elevators and that the other one was less crowded. When we got down, the driver took us out to Versailles. What an amazing place! It obviously was built to impress, and it impressed me. After waiting in the hot sun for quite a while, we did a walking tour inside the building. The only down side was the crowd! The place was packed. One reason for this was that it was a Tuesday, when places like The Louvre and the Orsay Museum are closed. My suggestion would be to avoid Tuesday. The place is huge, and we saw only a small part of it, but it was very interesting. Then we drove back to Paris, where we had a dinner cruise on the Seine. For me, the dinner was the least satisfactory part of the day--I wasn't impressed with the food, and we were in the sun during most of the cruise.
This was a great day! Our driver/guide was awesome with knowledge and entertainment. The lunch at the Eiffel Tower was very good, but due to the amount of people there we had little time to go up to the higher parts of the Tower. Versailles was incredible! Thank heavens for the no wait portion of our package because it was packed and it rained. The Dinner Cruise was very nice, food was good. It only lacked someone telling us what were looking at.
This was an awesome experience from start to finish! Our tour guide was fabulous and knowledgeable, eating at the Eiffel Tower was divine, Versailles tour was fascinating and beautiful and the river cruise and dinner was a wonderful! It was our first day in Paris and we loved every minute of this adventure!
This tour was amazing. Lunch at Eiffel was great and Versailles was beautiful. The reserved access to palace and gardens helped a lot because the lines were just crazy . Couple of tips - For Eiffel tower lunch you get to go to first level and then you can climb up to the 2nd level. However if you want to go all the way up , there is not enough time in this tour for that. You can come back in evening or some other day .
Our tour began at the tour company's office. Vincent met our group, and we loaded up in a minivan. The day began with a sightseeing tour from the van. Vincent was very knowledgeable, and he made the tour fun. The only problem was with the minivan. It was very hard to see some of the locations he was telling us about. I'm not sure what could be changed, but when I was sitting in the middle seat, I missed a lot. We got to walk around when we got to Notre Dame, so that was nice. The Eiffel Tower lunch was fun, and there was plenty of time to walk around and go up to the second level. The food was good, but not amazing. The server was polite. After lunch, we drove to Versailles. We had some time to walk around the garden before our tour started. When we went in to the castle, he gave us earphones so we could hear him well as he described what we were seeing. Vincent is a great story teller, and he pointed out a lot of things that I would have missed without his tour. We had more time to see the gardens after the tour, and then he drove us back to Paris. He dropped us off at the Seine River dinner cruise. The food was good, but the real attraction was the view. There were large windows, and we got to see Paris from the river while we ate. It was really fun!
A true taste of Paris...a fantastic bus tour around many of the sights of Paris, lunch at Eiffel 58 at the Eiffel Tower and an afternoon tour of Versailles. A lot to see and you are on the move all the time but well worth it if looking for a 1 day tour. Very highly recommended
what a wonderful tour, lunch and versailles and we sale past all other waiters in long lines. Highly recommended
Simply amazing, This has to be one of the best tours Paris has to offer
awesome tour and tour guide