We only had 2 days in Paris and booked this tour as the skip the line tickets for the Eiffel Tower were not available and your web site had then. Then one week before our departure the Eiffel Tower tickets did become available - go figure - but we stuck with our original plans to take the tour.
It was exactly as described - we met at the designated office, left promptly on time in a very comfortable tour bus and saw the sights. We then were driven to the The Eiffel Tower, were given our entrance tickets and also our tickets for the Seine River Cruise which we could use at our leisure. We were escorted to the elevator of the tower where we could stay as long as we wanted. We did purchase additional tickets to the very top level which seemed reasonable (got a senior rate but sorry we can't remember exactly how much they were).
Our conclusion was to exit the tower and take a short walk across the street and down a long set of stairs to the river cruise. No handicapped ramp was visible, so do inquire if you need to use one. The wait was just a few minutes and we were off for our round trip cruise. We had originally thought his was a hop-on-hop-off boat and had planned on getting off and back on along the way but it is not. The cruise ended right back at the Eiffel Tower and we were able to see the lights come on as we walked back to our hotel.
We would recommend this tour for a quick and comprehensive way to see the major sites from both the road and river with the bonus of having the opportunity to go up the Eiffel Tower.
The Seine River Cruise was amazing, we were able to see the gorgeous views of Paris (from the smallest house to the stunning Notre Dame Cathedral) whilst learning from the guide all about the different places we could see. There is so much more to this cruise than just the river views, as you have the luxury of travelling through the canals and hidden sights of the city! There is a long stretch inside a tunnel where you can view the streets above, this is beautiful. There are many locks which are interesting to travel through.
Be prepared to spend a while on the boat through the canals, it is worth the time. We found it was good to relax in a buzy city whilst cruising along the river. Also, It is a lot easier to find the starting point in the morning, by the Musee d'Orsay, as you can see the boat moared up on the river bank and is easy to get to from the Metro Stop. Whereas, the starting point in the centre of the park (Bassin de la Villette) is a little more of a challenge. So if you chose to start from the park, allow plenty of time time get there, else you risk missing it. Toilets were available on the boat and access to a soft drink via a vending machine. Overall, we would fully reccomend this trip.
Doing what: Seine River Cruise and Paris Canals Tour
Excellent. The tour was well put together, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The Eiffel Tower was amazing, not to mention being able to jump the massive queues, which may otherwise put some people off and the Seine River Cruise was fabulous. We loved every second of it. It was well worth the money, to see the sights of Paris you may not otherwise get to see, and to get to know the history of some of their beautiful buildings was inspiring. Would definitely recommend.
Glad we did the tour, or else we'll be wasting our time queueing at the Eiffel Tower. Lunch at the tower was ok, got the window seat..We had problems with the earphones during the city tour in the morning and they offered to refund or retake the tour, good thing we re-took it at night time so we had a chance to see Paris at night, and it was amazing! Seine river cruise was great too! The tour handler/guides were all professionals.
We loved every part of this tour, we highly recommend this tour for sure. Dinner in the Eiffel Tower was amazing, food was really yummy. Seine River Cruise was so relaxing, we got to see alot of what the locals do in Paris everyday. Moulin Rouge is a must see, amazing show!!!!
My husband and I travelled to Paris for a quick 2 day trip in July 2013 and wanted to go on a tour of Paris which would give us a great 'snap shot' of this city.
We were absolutely thrilled with our experience. We commenced with a fantastic tour of the city in an air-conditioned double-decker coach with panoramic windows as well as skylights. All the main attractions were visited and all patrons in the coach were provided with good views. The dialogue is via earphones embedded in the seat (in a number of languages). Unfortunately the earphone socket in one the seats we sat in was not working - which was reported to the coach driver at the end of the trip. We did find an adequate 'work-around' which sufficed.
Next on the agenda was the tour of the Eiffel tower, which included travelling to the 2nd floor - which giving us wonderful views of the Paris skyline. We decided to purchase extra tickets to travel to the uppermost floor (waiting in the queue on the 2nd floor for only 15 minutes) and the views we absolutely outstanding.
Lastly the Seine River cruise was wonderful, even-so it rained for the first half of the trip. Again, the views from the river were worthwhile as the cruise boat had large panoramic windows. A tip is to sit up the front in the centre of the boat.
As far as a Paris 'package tour' is concerned, this one fulfilled our expectations.
The tour to Giverny was everything we had hoped for. Our guide was on time and very friendly. His english was very good and easy to understand. During the ride to Giverny he gave us lots of history of Monet, the house and gardens. We arrived early and enjoyed a walk through the gardens before the tour buses arrived. The gardens are wonderful and so enjoyable to walk through at your own pace. The house is very interesting - loved the kitchen! We had lunch at a pretty place overlooking the Seine. The drive back to Paris through the country side was very pretty. It was nice to have a quiet drive out of the busy city. We throughly enjoyed the Musee de l'Orangerie. The river cruise tour guide was hard to understand. She would comment in French then English. The noise from the boat made it hard to hear. I would highly recommend this tour.
Even though it was raining, the tour on the airconditioned bus was beautiful and I snapped several great photos along the hour long ride. It was definitely worth passing everyone else waiting in a long line and going right up the Eiffel tower. Lunch was lovely and the 360 degree views of all of Paris was breathtaking. The nice thing about this all-in-one tour is that you can wait and take the Seine river cruise later in the day, just make sure you take it the same day. I waited until later in the evening as the sun was starting to set (it was raining but the sun came out a little later!) and the history of the buildings along the Seine alone was fascinating. A perfect way to see Paris from land, sky and water! I highly recommend this tour at the beginning of your trip so you can get a feel for all of the places you will want to go back to and explore!
Excellent overview of the city. It was great to have these tickets booked in advance to beat the long lines every where. We skipped the line at the Eiffel tower, while people were waiting hours, and then we were able to take the Seine River Cruise at our own convenience. The double decker bus made it easy for us to see all sights well on the City tour. Book this in advance. Paris was very crowded!
This tour is pricey but absolutely worth it and better than expected! I loved this entire evening. Our group departed on time and we were taken to La Marina de Paris. This is a beautiful glass-covered boat anchored in front of the Musee d'Orsay. We boarded and enjoyed a cruise down the Seine river while having dinner. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meals. Everything was delicious. Then, we were taken to the Eiffel tower all the way up to the 2nd level. You have about an hour there and we opted to pay an extra $6 and go all the way to the top. It was gorgeous. This was followed by our visit to the Moulin Rouge. This was the best part of our evening. The show is amazing!!! Non-stop entertainment and beautiful cabaret. Amazing night!
We only had a few days in Paris, and thought this would be a great way to see three of the best things to do. The food on the Seine River Cruise was beautiful, the no waiting in lines was wonderful especially at Moulin Rouge. We walked straight in to pre-allocated seating, and the show was sold out.
This was an amazing tour! The bus took us through the Latin Quarters and a few other places before we got to the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately, there was no tour for the Eiffel Tower. They gave us our tickets and we went up by ourselves. We were able to read the notes in the tower to find out the history. Afterwards, we hopped on the Seine River Cruise and it was absolutely beautiful. The river was so breezy and so nice to see the Parisians sitting on the banks, having picnics. We also learned the history of every bridge that we passed and the buildings that surround the river.
this was a great tour. we took the afternoon tour which commenced at 13.00 hours. it covered most of the main sights of Paris and reaching the Eiffel Tower, we were given tickets and directed to the gate for entry into the Tower with the rest of the tour group without having to join the long queue and wasting precious time. there was a bit of rain but we still had a lovely view from the second story. the length of stay was up to us and this was an important aspect of the tour. we finished off with a cruise down the Seine River. the jetty was just across the road from the Tower. there was no pick up from the hotel, instead we had to go to the site where the tour started. it was a good thing that our hotel was within walking distance to the pick up site. tip: go early to book in.
A fantastic tour, a wonderful experience! The highlight was most definitely the Eiffel Tower (especially cutting the cues) and the Seine River cruise. I would have loved for the coach to stop at every landmark but that would have been impractical! I wish I had more time in Paris! All in all an unforgettable tour, well worth it and highly recommended! :)
the tour was very compact covering almost every tourist destinations. Besides the bus trip the tour was complimented by Seine River
Cruise. It was perfectly
organised for people who
does not much time in Paris.
The price was reasonable and the amount you pay, you get to see the best of Paris.
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