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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
See the best of Paris and Versailles on this action-packed full-day tour with an expert guide! See top Paris attractions on a city sightseeing tour like Notre Dame Cathedral, and then head to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. Skip the entrance lines with your priority-access ticket and dine at 58 Tour Eiffel, a first-level restaurant that combines contemporary cuisine with the best views in town. In the afternoon, check out the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles, and then finish your day with a sunset Seine River dinner cruise.

Numbers are limited to 18 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see the best of Paris with personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day highlights of Paris tour including Versailles
  • See top Paris attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre on a city sightseeing tour
  • Use your skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket to enjoy lunch at its prestigious 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles on an audio tour and spend free time at Versailles Gardens
  • Finish your tour with a Seine River dinner cruise and see the sun set over Paris
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 18 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get it all on this full-day tour -- lunch at the Eiffel Tower, dinner on the Seine and an afternoon jaunt to Versailles. It's a sensational overview for first-time visitors with photo ops at every turn!

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What You Can Expect

Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Palace of Versailles

Meet your guide in the morning, and then set off on a sightseeing tour of central Paris. As you travel by luxury minibus, see top Paris attractions on a whistle-stop route around the city.

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.

Itinerary

Sample Menu: Lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel
First Course (choice of one):
Chicory salad with Comté cheese and walnuts
Mozzarella with sunblushed vegetables, capers and olives
Eggs Mimosa (hard-boiled eggs with seasoned yolks), served with lamb's lettuce and beetroot salad

Main Course (choice of one):
Quenelles of cod (mousse) with an Espelette pepper risotto
Tortiglioni pasta with bacon lardons and Parmigiano Reggiano sauce
Roast chicken, served with potatoes, herb purée, olives and a rich jus (sauce)

Dessert (choice of one):
Fromage frais (creamy desert cheese) with candied chestnuts
Coconut and pineapple panna cotta (light and creamy set dessert)
‘Eiffel Crunch’ with chocolate praline

Sample Menu: Seine River Dinner Cruise

First Course (choice of one):
Puy lentil broth, served with Foie Gras Royale (topped with a sour cherry compote)
Baked eggs with a mushroom and bacon fricassée (stew)
Chicken pâté en croute (in pastry)
Casserole of Burgundy snails in garlic and parsley

Main Course (choice of one):
Veal stew in a white sauce with pilaf rice
Salmon steak with pan-fried chicory
Braised beef cheeks with glazed carrots
Confit of duck ‘cottage pie’

Dessert (choice of one):
Assiette de fromage (cheese selection)
Crêpes Suzette (flambéed orange pancakes)
Chocolate mousse with toasted brioche
Lemon meringue pie
Île Flottante (sweetened egg-based desert served on custard) with pink pralines

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A great way to see a lot of Paris in a day! Our city tour guide was fantastic and knowledgeable. The Palace of Versailles tour is by headset, but we had a bit of time to see a bit of the gardens also. The dinner cruise could have been better if there was some commentary as to what we were seeing, but the dinner was good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great guide office customer focused 2 ladies knowledgeable and cortious

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