Paris in One Day : Eiﬀel Tower Summit, Louvre, Notre-Dame, Seine River Cruise
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Stop At: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, 6 Parvis Notre-Dame Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris France
Discover Notre-Dame Cathedrale (from the outside), France most famous church. Learn about its unique architecture, it's 800+ years of history and some of the myths and tales that have shaped Notre-Dame legend
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Ile de la Cite, 75001 Paris France
Enjoy a pleasant walking tour on île de la Cité and discover Paris historical heart. From Paris first inhabitants to the French Revolution, explore a district that has shaped the history of France. See one of Paris oldest street, Marie Antoinette's prison as well as Paris most famous flower market.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois, 2 Place du Louvre 1er, 75001 Paris France
Visit one of Paris oldest church. Just a few minutes away from the Louvre museum it uses to be the kings Parish when they use to stay in the Louvre. With its gargoyles, it's flying buttress it's a great testimonial of gothic architecture.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Louvre Museum, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris France
Enjoy Skip-the-line access to the museum and follow a smart route through the Louvre. Hear in-depth stories behind the art from your guide. See the Mona Lisa and learn more about her mysterious smile. "Venus de Milo", "Winged Victory of Samothrace"... the Louvre masterpieces will have no more secrets to you.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Seine River, 75001 Paris France
Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Seine river. See some of Paris most famous sights and monuments. Learn more about the City of lights with interesting tales and anecdotes from your guide.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Eiffel Tower, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris France
Visit the Iconic Eiffel Tower and enjoy priority access to the 2nd floor. Learn interesting tales and anecdotes about the tower’s unique history and enjoy panoramic views. At the end of the tour, gain access to the summit of the Eiffel Tower (on your own) and stay as long as you want.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Eiffel Tower guided tour - 1.5 hours
- Skip-the-line access at the Louvre
- Guided Tour of the Louvre - 2 hours
- Seine river cruise
- Notre-Dame Cathedral (from the outside)
- île de la cité walking tour
- Eiffel Tower summit access by lift
- Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois church
- Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
- Entry/Admission - Seine River
- Entry/Admission - Eiffel Tower
- Guaranteed to skip the lines
- Food and drinks
- Notre Dame towers
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children aged 3 and under travel free of charge
- The order of visit of the attractions can be modified according to events or closing times
- The Eiffel Tower summit or elevators may be closed to the general public on rare dates throughout the year for maintenance or safety reasons. This will not affect the tour
- A fair amount of walking is involved, make sure to wear comfortable shoes
- Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Of course the sites are fantastic but the extra value of having a knowledgeable and entertaining guide is what makes the experience memorable. Our guide JoAnne hit the mark and made this a wonderful experience. Beautiful weather in Paris certainly helped.
This tour was perfect for us. However, there is a lot of walking, which I actually enjoy. Some of the other folks complained about the amount of walking. The tour guide was great and took us through the major parts of the Louvre, pointed the highlights on the short Seine River Cruise, and allowed us the spend time outside Notre Dame explaining the fire and what was transpiring at the present time. We visited the Eiffel Tower and rode the elevator to the summit enjoying champagne at the top. Overall an excellent experience but be prepared to walk a bit.
I was on London time (1 hour behind) so I arrived at 9:30am instead of 8:30am when I should have. They were amazing! I called and the guy told me where to go to meet up with the group. Our guide was great! She gave us tips on where to eat a delicious French Onion Soup at lunch and she showed us where to take amazing pictures! We skipped all the lines too! It was great especially at the Eiffel Tower where people were waiting for 2 hours. I loved the tour and LOVED OUR GUIDE SINCE SHE WAS SOOOO AMAZING! Thank you! :-D!
I did not expect a long arduous walking tour over extremely difficult cobblestones and other conditions. it should have been called a walking tour except for the River ride all the rest of it was hours of walking. unfortunately it's stormed in the afternoon while we were at the top of the Eiffel Tower but that is not to be held against your company . there were several in our group who could not understand the guide because of her heavy French accent. at least half of the group complained about the long difficult walk.
Small group, articulate guide, very enjoyable. Very worthwhile. Great use of our time to see as much as possible.
Very misleading information. The meeting point was not clearly given and the guide had no way of being followed ie. white flag as stated. Notre Dame cannot be toured because of the fire. This was paid but no notice was given until the day before. The Louvre was a blitz with no time to observe any works much less read any descriptions. Starts at 8:30 with 2 hours for lunch and guide leaves at 3. Do not book this tour. Totally over priced and not informative at all.
By far one of the best experiences I’ve had. I learned a lot and the line skipping part was also amazing. Out tour guide Syvannie was super knowledgeable and gave us tips of where to go, eat, and other things to do in Paris.
This was a great tour. Marion was our guide and she was wonderful. She was informative and fun. She had great information about the Notre Dame. We saw the highlights of the Louvre (Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, and Venus di Milo.) We were traveling with a 10 and 16 year old, so it was perfect for us. If you want to see more than that, this probably isn't the tour for you. Marion also gave us excellent recommendations for lunch choices. The boat trip down the Seine and Eiffel Tour experience capped off a great day.
Quentin was incredible. Extremely friendly and informative. Couldn't ask for a better experience! Highly recommend!
This tour is the perfect opportunity to zoom through Paris and see the "best-of" with a personal guide by your side! Marion was so knowledgeable and kind, and did a fabulous job of navigating our group of 12 through the sights and streets of Paris. This is a walking tour aside from the short Seine cruise, so wear comfortable walking shoes. We started at the Notre-Dame (though we could not enter), and made our way to the Louvre, the Seine, and finally the Eiffel Tower. It was great to have pre-purchased tickets for all of these sites as we zoomed through any lines. It was especially helpful to have a guide at the Louvre, which can be overwhelming. She pointed out the "must-sees" and provided interesting historical background on all. Would highly recommend this to anyone on their first visit to Paris!
Very good tour guide. Romain was our guide and was very informative and very entertaining even with the yoinger guests in our group. Very understanding about the older people needing a break to rest. So much fun, would definitely book again!!! Thank you soo much ROMAIN for making this a great experience.
I’m going to start by saying I did not know this was a full walking tour until it was time to get on the boat on the River Seine. I asked the other people in the tour and they didn’t know either. With that being said, our guide, Marion was great!!! Very informative and patient with answering questions from the group. If you don’t like walking, don’t take this tour. Tip: wear good shoes. Bring water or hydrate by buying water along the way.
Our guide exceptional. Answered all our questions and more. Interacted with everyone.great information on paris. I would highly recommend
Great variety of places visited. Was disappointed we didn't do what was listed on the ticket. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. He does need to be aware of the people in his group and keep a pace that fits all the members of his group. There should not be a block between him and his group of 12. Otherwise it was an amazing tour.
Very informative and enjoyable!!! My wife and I learned so much English history and fascinating facts. Highly recommend this tour!!!
Loved our tour guide! She created a fun atmosphere with her knowledge and love of the city. Enjoyed her insights along the way while we were viewing the magnificent treasures Paris has to offer!
The tour was great however it is a very long day. Unfortunately for us the weather was not in our favor. We did the tour on May 3rd and it was sunny but very windy and in the 40's. So much for spring time in Paris. Our guide very sweet and knowledgeable. The tour started with a trip to the very top of the Eiffel tower. Wonderful view but the morning was foggy and so cold up there. We then went back to the meeting place for our guide to get the tickets for the cruise. At this time everyone went and got coffee or bought sweatshirts due to the cold temperatures. We then did a 30 minute of so river cruise which was a chance to warm up. Then we walked over to the Louvre where she gave us a some history of the area and the Louvre. She took us to an area where we had lunch on our own. Just a bit or warning we only had an hour and most of the sit down restaurants are very slow with service so you may be crunched for time. My sister and I ordered a dessert and paid for one that we did not get to have due to the time and our waiter not understanding we only had an hour. :( After lunch we had a 2-3 hour tour of the Louvre which is very overwhelming and we only saw a small part of the massive museum. Mona Lisa was very disappointing as the tour groups go in a line to the side so to get a good picture is very difficult. The room is very crowded and everyone is pushing to get a picture. After the Louvre we went to Montmartre cathedral by mini van instead of Notre Dame due to the fire. I was a little disappointed as Notre Dame was right by my hotel and the tour ends after the cathedral visit. Montmartre was beautiful and on top of a hill over looking the city. You can get some great shots of the city but be warned the tour ends here and it is up to you to get your own way back to your hotel and you are on way out of the city. It will cost you about 50 euro for a taxi of 40 for an Uber which is what we did. The ride took over 45 minutes to get back to our hotel near Notre Dame. Overall great tour and guide however it is a very long day.
TL;DR if you are confident and plan ahead, you can most likely do all of this stuff on your own without the guide. We took this tour in early May 2019. The weather was unseasonably cold, rainy and windy, which may have added to the overall sentiment of this review. However, by and large, for the price of the tour, we left early and felt disappointed for a few reasons. First, arriving at the meeting point before the tour is extremely confusing and disorganized. You're supposed to meet outside of a souvenir shop near the Eiffel Tower, but it's poorly marked. We went on a Sunday, so the shop was closed. If you arrive one minute after the meeting time, the tour guide will have left. It's a confusing situation when nothing is open and it's poorly marked (we got lost on the way, only to arrive at this scenario). Thankfully someone spoke English on the phone number provided on the reservation confirmation, and he was able to help guide us to our tour guide (who he must've been communicating with in real time). It's ironic, because the guide stressed the importance of arriving at the Eiffel Tower on time, only to wait another 15 minutes for the staff to open the gates to the security line. Secondly, you're outfitted with small radio transmitters and a single earbud so you can hear the tour guide at each location. In theory, this is a good idea! And at times, it was helpful because most of the sites are crowded. However, due to wind, peripheral noise, and the guide's heavy accent, in addition to very poor audio, it was difficult to understand what she was saying. Our guide was very nice and clearly possessed a deep knowledge of and passion for the sites she was showing, but the audio and modest language barrier made it difficult to comprehend. Third, our timing was unlucky due to the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral weeks before we arrived. The monument was closed to the public and heavily guarded, so the tour instead scheduled a visit to Montmartre (and provided transportation). The river cruise was nice, especially since it was warmer inside! The boat is encased in all glass for an optimal viewing experience. The boat travels East on the Siene from the banks of the river at the Eiffel Tower to Pont des Arts. Overall, it was nice to have historical context and interesting tidbits sprinkled in from the tour guide, but it was frustrating at times due to the audio and operational experience.
Sylvanie was the most amazing tour guide!!! She was so friendly and very knowledgeable about every place she took us. She really kept an eye on every person that was on the tour and knew all our names quickly. I would love to have her be my tour guide for everything the next time I go to Paris!!!
We enjoyed our first full day in Paris and did this tour. It was filled with interesting information and fun facts. We had to reschedule part of the trip due to the fire at the Notre Dame, so we went to Monmarte, which was beautiful! Slyvanie was our guide and she was very helpful and knew a lot! Just be prepared for a veryyy long day! It’s exhausting! :)
Friendly tour guide, and yes does make the ET experience very easy, fast track and lift ticket included and a useful commentary from the guide. After the Tower you are given tickets for the boat which is very near by and the Louvre which is further away, but both tickets you can use at your convenience during your stay, and both are definitely worth doing
One of the best packages...Skip The line for everything!!!
I thank heavens for pushing me on buying this Skip the Line ticket. I had a smooth way going up the Eiffel Tower. And was able to cruise very smoothly as well.. I was running out of time that's why i wasn't able to use my Louvre Museum ticket.
It was definitely worth it - walking past all the people who've been waiting for hours through a separate entrance...priceless. There is still a wait to go up once you're in, but not bad at all. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of French history, and spoke a variety of languages. The guide gives you your Louvre and Cruise tickets when you meet prior to the Eiffel tour. It was like having a 'Fastpass' at the Louvre - once again skipping all the lines, because you already have a ticket in hand! And I highly recommend taking the night tour of the city on the water. It ended with the Eiffel being lit up. Perfect ending to my days in Paris.
I wouldn't recommend going to any of the major sites in Paris without booking a skip the line tour! Our Eiffel Tower guide, Lucile,was wonderful! Lucile got us through security quickly and straight up to the second level. She gave us excellent information in a fun and interesting way. And she sang to us! Lucile has an amazing voice! What an extra bonus! The Seine cruise was a bit different. You could not hear the commentary if you sit on top where the best view is. But the ride is refreshing and wonderful. The skip the line Louvre tickets were helpful. Go to the Louvre when it first opens. We were among the first to see the Mona Lisa with very few people. If I could do this over again, I would book a Viator guided tour. The Louvre is way too big to try on your own. The Louvre's own tour with the self guided Nintendo headsets is a joke! The headsets do not work well. The map does not make sense. The description marker at each art work is in French and there is no other language description available. So we did not know what we were looking at. We did not have a good experience here. It was very disappointing. This was our error. Lesson learned.
Amazing tour, tour guide was very knowledgeable and kind. Very informative. Highly recommend!