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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:7.5 hours

Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

See all of the French capital’s legendary landmarks with an accomplished guide on a comprehensive full-day tour of Paris. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and spectacular architecture of the city as you travel along the beautiful banks of the Seine River to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Venture within the Louvre Museum to see globally renowned artwork by Leonardo Da Vinci and enjoy sweeping city vistas while dining on gourmet cuisine at 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant. Conclude your exploration by discovering the mysteries and legends shrouding Notre Dame, the ancient cathedral with a rich historical heritage. 

Highlights

  • 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

Greet your guide at a central Paris location and embark on a comprehensive 1.5-hour tour of the Louvre, a cultural institution considered one of the finest museums in the world. Discover some of the most rare and valuable artworks on the planet as you admire paintings like the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo and hear of their rich historical heritage. 

Next, climb aboard a boat to enjoy a tranquil cruise along the Seine River to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Disembark and ascend to the summit to capture unrivalled views of Paris’ metropolitan sprawl, and then take a seat in the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant to enjoy a gourmet lunch in one of Europe’s most recognizable monuments. Please see the Itinerary section below for a sample menu. 

After enjoying a selection of gastronomic delights, spend a leisurely afternoon observing the panoramic views from the Eiffel Tower and then board a second Seine River Cruise to the ancient and alluring Notre Dame Cathedral. See the stone gargoyles and gremlins that decorate the exterior of the structure and hear of its rich heritage on a 45-minute guided tour. 

Opt to climb Notre Dame’s tower (own expense) to see Paris from a vertiginous alternative perspective and then bid your guide farewell, choosing to explore independently for the remainder of the day. 

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Itinerary

Sample Menu
Starter:
  • Smoked salmon with fennel and taramasalata

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

Dessert:
  • Chocolate mousse and crunchy praline

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

Customer Reviews

mvautrot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a wonderful tour of Paris. Paj was an enthusiastic guide and made me, at 67 years old, see art in a whole different way. Her descriptions and explanations were spectacular. Some of the artifacts she described in Notre Dame Cathedral helped me to understand my religous beliefs better. The Eiffel Tower was a repeat for me, but the lunch was a new experience--fantastic! I also enjoyed riding on the bateau bus. An excellent beginning to a week in this wonderful city.

Brent R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.

Thomas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Best tour for the price!!

Lyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Had a great time and was able to see several great sites in one day! Our guide was very knowledgeable!

BabyBluesMomof4 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide on January 16, 2016, was exceptional! She had been a tour guide for over 30 years and she was excellent at sharing her vast knowledge of the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Seine River, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Truly an amazing day! Thank you!

Patrice W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

loved it!! the guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was everything I imagined it would be. A comprehensive tour of Paris is one days time

Edwin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent value. Great way to see most of the highlights in a short amount of time.

bcdavis92646

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Loved this tour! It was perfect since we were only there for a few days. Our tour guide Isabel was wonderful! She showed us the major art exhibits at the Louvre, skipped the lines for lunch at the Eiffel Tower and provided wonderful info on Notre Dame.

stephrn01

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

With this tour I was able to visit most of the sites on my Must do list. It is worth noting that with this tour you probably won't have time make it to the top of the Eiffel tower.

majorkat717

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was the first tour on our honeymoon. We had a lot of difficulty finding the group's meeting point, as we figured it would be AT the Louvre, but it was really 3 blocks away. We met our group just in time to walk back to the Louvre. I'm so glad we took this tour for a couple reasons: the Louvre collection is HUGE, and there is very little in English to clue you in as to what you're viewing or the significance, so having a guide is a MUST. This way we were also guaranteed to see the most important works. We then took a waterbus to the Eiffel where we had lunch. You have to be careful of pickpockets and street vendors in this area, but man is it beautiful. We had a delicious lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel, which is on the second floor of the tower, and then we had 2 hours of exploring I personally thought this was excessive, as our guide really didn't give us any suggestions. We then met back at the waterbus and went to Notre Dame. What an amazing piece of sacred architecture. We were given information before going inside and then our guide left us to explore on our own. I wish I had known to climb the stairs to the top first, because when we were done exploring the cathedral, they had closed the staircase to the top. Overall, this is a great way to see Paris without being overwhelmed. However, I wish there had been a better usage of time.

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