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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:7.5 hours

Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best of the French capital in one day on this 7.5-hour sightseeing tour of Paris. Take a guided tour of the famous Louvre Museum and marvel at highlights such as the priceless Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Travel in style by Seine River Cruise to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Enjoy lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant and admire breathtaking views out over the city below. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and gain insight into the history and heritage of this top Paris attraction.


  • 7.5-hour tour of Paris with lunch at the Eiffel Tower’s 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant
  • Visit the world-famous Louvre Museum and marvel at treasures including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo
  • Take a tour of Paris’ ancient Notre Dame Cathedral with your guide
  • Travel along the Seine River in style by river cruiser
  • Enjoy lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant at the Eiffel Tower, and take in beautiful city views
  • Make the most of your time in Paris and see many top city attractions in one day

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What You Can Expect

Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Discover Paris' famous Notre Dame Cathedral

Begin your Paris sightseeing tour in the morning with a 1.5-hour guided tour of the magnificent Louvre, widely considered to be among the finest museums in the world.

The Louvre is home to some of the rarest and most valuable treasures known to man, including famous masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. Wander the hallowed halls with your guide, take in many of the museum’s best-known highlights and feel free to ask any questions you may have along the way.

Leaving the Louvre behind, hop aboard your Seine River Cruise for the short journey over the waves to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Enjoy lunch in the exceptional setting of the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant on the tower's first floor and take in beautiful views out over the city from your vantage point up the tower. The early afternoon is left free for you to explore the Eiffel Tower at your leisure.

At the end of your time at the Eiffel Tower, board a second Seine River Cruise and head along to Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy a 45-minute guided visit of this world-famous building and gain insight into its fascinating history and heritage.

When your tour of Notre Dame finishes, explore further at your leisure or head out to enjoy the rest of your day in France’s beautiful capital. Don’t forget to climb up the tower of Notre Dame Cathedral (own expense) to admire the spectacular views across Paris.

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Sample Menu
  • Smoked salmon with fennel and taramasalata

Main Course:
  • Grilled salmon, creamy polenta with chestnut chips and a mustard sauce

  • Chocolate mousse and crunchy praline

  • Soft drink or glass of wine (red, rosé or white) or beer
  • Coffee

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beyond expectation.

Did it on our first day in Paris and it was awesome.

Would highly recommend...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had a wonderful time and had a great tour guide. Very friendly and lots of good information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour guide. Lots of interesting information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I as a rule NEVER book tours--this one was so great I have changed my mind. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, ready to answer any and all questions, with patience of a Saint. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It should be noted that there is a lot of walking in this tour and there are stairs to be dealt with as well.

We started our tour by entering the Louvre from the underground shopping mall that we had no idea was even there. As we were led by tour leader, we entered free of the normal queues. We toured the Louvre for a good couple of hours and we did see the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo along with hundreds of other items. The museums at the Louvre are worthy of days of touring and can not possibly be accomplished in just two or three hours, but you do get a taste of what there is to see.

We made our way to the River Batobus where we began our river cruise up to the Eiffel Tower. When we got to the Tower we again skipped past most of the queue of people at the Tower and went straight up to the 58 Tower Restaurant where we had a very nice lunch. We were given another 90 minutes or so to eat lunch and walk up the Tower stairs to the sightseeing level you can actually pay an additional fee to take the elevator that takes you to the very top if you wish and if there is time. After the Tower, we got back on the River Batobus and slowly made our way back past the Louvre and then up the River to the Notre Dame Cathedral were we were provided with a very nice tour of the Cathedral.

We then opted to walk back to our hotel from the Cathedral so that we could get ready for our Seine River Cruise tour that we were taking that evening. The rest of the tour got back on the Batobus and returned to the River Batobus original departure point near the Louvre. This was just a couple of blocks from the original morning meeting point.

We booked both the daytime Pairs in One Day Sightseeing Tour and the Seine River Cruise, Paris Illuminations and Dinner nighttime Tour all for the same day. That's a lot of tours for one day but we felt that it was worth it.

Overall, we felt that this was a very nice tour and we highly would recommend it to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I recommend this tour. The guide was very informative and took great measures to ensure we were all accounted for during the tour. We were disappointed that the Eiffel Tower lunch was canceled due to circumstances beyond their control. The alternate lunch venue at an outdoor cafe on the Champ Elyssees was just as nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Paris walking tour was fantastic, a great way to see the Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame in a day without enduring the long queues. Lunch up the Tower was an added bonus. Well worth the money. Tour leader was very informative with an exceptional knowledge of every location. Would highly recommend this Tour to anyone who has limited time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We could have never seen so much of the top toursits spots in one day had we done it on our own. It was well packaged together with a wonderful relaxing boat cruise along the Seine River connecting all the top 3 destination Lovre, Eiffel and Notre Dame. 2 of 3 tour guides were very personable. The first one was very well informed but seemed a less accomodating of those of us who had small children. The lunch at Eiffel at Cafe 58 was excellent it was part of the package. Overall a fantastic experience. Highly recommend to those who would visit Paris with time crunch like us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and nice to get along with. We got into everything ahead of the lines.
Our only problem with the tour was locating the headquarters. We found it in the nick of time and then things went nicely.

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