5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

it was everything they said it would be and more. the guide was extremely knowledgeable and we were able to do "side trips" at each of the stops. well done!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

What a wonderful experience! We enjoyed every moment of the tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and well versed in the history of Paris and Versailles. At each stop, clear instructions were given with meeting times/places. The lunch at the tower was delicious! Do not miss the bean soup! The best I've ever had in my life. The evening dinner cruise was beautiful and professionally handled as well. I cannot say enough good things about this tour. The bus also was extremely comfortable. This tour was the highlight of our visit to Paris!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The tour was fantastic, but our tour guide, Nicola, was out of this world. She provided an informative and entertaining narrative for all of the sites and history of the city. As others have mentioned, lunch as the Eiffel Tower was reasonably good, but not having to stand in line made it that much better.
The afternoon drive to Versailles was once again highlighted by Nicola's entertaining commentary. It would have been nice to spend more time at the palace and its grounds, but we definitely got a sense of the iconic place.
The dinner cruise was quite nice. The default seating is in the middle of the boat. If you want a window table, you can upgrade immediately upon boarding for a small fee. We did, and it was well worth it. Overall, it was a terrific tour that I would recommend to anyone trying to get a feel for Paris in a day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Excellent day-trip. Would recommend to anyone. Lunch in the Eifel tower was wonderful. Versailles was great, although it was very busy. High season is probably not the best time to go to Paris. Sundown dinner on the Seine was super. Our guide and driver was very good - both very helpful. Good views from the mini-bus. Elna du Plessis.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

It was wonderful. The experience was incomparable. The staff was extraordinary and the tour was the BEST! Everything surpassed my expectation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The tour was fantastic from start to finish! Seeing the sights of Paris via an open air small bus was much better than being enclosed. The roof was retractable, so it could be opened and closed as needed. The morning began with a tour of highlights of the city, followed by lunch at the Eiffel Tower. Being able to go straight through the line to the restaurant was nice. After our lunch with a view, we had some time to look at the views from the Tower at the restaurant level. Then, off to Versailles to see the Palace and Palace gardens.....beautiful! Back to the city for a dinner cruise on the Seine river. Food was great and wine was too! We didn't want to get off of the boat! You end the dinner cruise and tour at the base of the Eiffel Tower, so we had time to go to the top at dusk (on our own, not included in the price) and see it lit up at night. Guide was very nice and the tour was great.....we saw exactly what we wanted to see. It helped that the weather was perfect. The only suggestion would be for the tour operators to have bottled water available for their customers, especially when it's warm out. We had to wait for an opportunity to get water and we were all thirsty. Didn't help that the guide and driver drank their bottled water in front of us. If it hadn't been so warm, we wouldn't have noticed, but they definitely need to have it available or advise customers when/where they can get water/drinks so customers can be prepared as they were. We all enjoyed the tour (two 13 year old girls with their moms).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

My husband and I decided to take this tour because it included main attractions we didn't want to miss for sure. Everything ran smoothly and on time. Lunch at Eiffel was wonderful, time spent sightseeing and Versailles was more than appropriate and the dinner cruise was amazing! Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Brilliant tour-timings were perfect, lunch and dinner were much better than expected and our guide made the experience informative and entertaining! Highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

To be honest, my expectations were quite low, but I was pleasantly surprised throughout the day. Trust me, this tour is worth every penny!! Our tour guide, Nicola from Liverpool, UK, was charming and knowledgeable, with a delightful sense of humor and positive outlook. Even the bus driver was charming! Our lunch at the Eiffel Tower blew my mind -- we were seated next to the window at the very elegant 58 Tour Eiffel, with an amazing view of the Palais de Chaillot, and the food was superb! The Cathédrale Notre-Dame and Versailles were wonderful, and the dinner cruise exceeded my expectations as well. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and I highly recommend this tour to everyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Nicola the tour guide was amazing!! She had such a knowledge of the history of Versailles and everything else we saw! Versailles itself....too crowded to enjoy the palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Our guide Phillipe did an excellent job of explaing what we were seeing. He did an even better job navigating the streets of Paris showing us a lot of places that were off the beaten track. It was a very full day. Many thanks for his guidance at the large attractions with tips for avoiding long lines as well.
Steve

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We enjoyed every aspect of the tour!! We were worries that an entire day of touring with a 13 and 10 year old may be too long, but it wasn't at all!! They loved it, and so did we! I will definitely do more viator tpurs in the future!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Wonderful experience! Great intro to the sights of Paris. Great knowledgable guide around the city, lunch at Tour Eiffel was gourmet, Versailles gorgeous, then dinner cruise a perfect cap to the day. We ended up missing our boat but were able to get on another later one with an upgrade. Fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We only had one full day in Paris, so this was a great way to see the highlights of the city!

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