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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise

Take a small group full-day tour of Paris by minivan for a personalized Paris experience. Your tour combines fast track entry and a guided visit to the Louvre, lunch on a leisurely Seine River cruise, a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a tour across the center of Paris by air-conditioned minivan. With a maximum of only eight per group, this small group trip ensures a more intimate experience.


  • Small tour combining the Louvre Museum, Seine River lunch cruise and city tour by minivan
  • Guided visit of the Louvre Museum
  • Free time at the Louvre Museum to make your own way
  • Tour of Paris' main attractions in a minivan
  • Lunch and sightseeing Seine River cruise
  • Visit to Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert guide
  • Small group limited to 8 people for a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The Louvre can be overwhelming, but the expert guide on this tour shows you the highlights and helps you understand their significance. And the visit to Notre Dame Cathedral is an awesome extra!

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What You Can Expect

Paris City Tour by Minivan, Louvre Museum and Seine River Lunch Cruise

Louvre, Paris

You'll be picked up and dropped off at your hotel by minivan, which holds a maximum of only eight passengers. Your small group tour begins with a guided visit of the Louvre Museum. Your Louvre tour concentrates on the museum's three world-famous masterpieces: the Venus de Milo, the Victory of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci at the beginning of the 16th century. You'll then have free time to visit other parts of the world's biggest museum.

Your visit to the Louvre Museum is followed by a 1.5-hour sightseeing lunch cruise along the Seine River, with drinks included. Your tour of Paris continues into the afternoon with an unguided visit of Notre Dame Cathedral. See Paris from a bird’s eye view and go up the Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral (own expense).

The final highlight on your Paris city tour is a personalized small group tour across central Paris by minivan. You'll admire the most important monuments and attractions in central Paris from the vantage point of your air-conditioned minivan: the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysées, Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower and Saint-Germain des Prés.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great way to get an overview of Paris. Our guide, Lara, was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating.two thumbs up!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It costs a little more to tour Paris in a small group minivan but it was SOOOO worth it! We had only four guests plus our guide Danielle who was absolutely fantastic. Having a small group and very knowledgeable and personable guide made this tour just perfect. I highly recommend it and from now on I will always try to go with a small group no matter where I go.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was Phil. Very interesting and knew everything about Paris today and Paris history going back centuries. He was a true class gentlemen who really made this tour worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Nickolas picked us up at our rental apartment promptly and took us on a fantastic grand was every thing advertised.we were very pleased aand would use viator services again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour guide was outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Our tour guide was good, very informative and willing to answer my questions. In fact, we saw him again the following day when we were with another tour group and he came over to us and said hello, which was very nice of him, so thanks Jean. Being the only couple on the tour we were really happy and had a wonderful experience. The tour through the Louvre was good, being able to see the museum minus the people first thing in the morning was a plus.
The river cruise was incredible, very tasty food, which, being a vegetarian, has been a bit of a challenge in Paris. The only down side to the river cruise was the waitress. She didnt listen very well and when I said I was a vegetarian took that to mean my partner was as well, which was not correct, and also came at the end of the meal with two espresso, when we clearly said only one was needed. But, that was not really that big a deal.
Seeing the Basilica De Sacre Coeur, including the drive up to this and the surrounding township was lovely, and well worth it. We had been into Notre Dame the day before ourselves, but Jean was able to stop around the back of the building to allow me to take some more pictures.
The tour is well worth it and a good way to see a lot of Paris without having the worry of getting there yourself. It also helps you identify what parts you are keen to see again, and for me, I would be going back to the Louvre for a whole day, if only I had the time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Driver was very knowledgable and made Louvre Museum and all other sites a perfect experience for a quick all day tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was absolutely amazing, but our tour guide was creepy, very creepy! Unfortunately I can't remember the man name.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The tour guide was excellent. The cruise/lunch very nice. I would use Viator again, but a little expensive.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Fantastic tour!! Highly recommend! Great way to see ALL of Paris! Our tour guide was excellent! The Louvre and lunch cruise was amazing, great food! Best way to see a lot of Paris in one day!! Great experience!!

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