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Île de la Cité Tours and Activities

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An island at the center of Paris, Île de la Cité is the site where the Parisii tribe of the Sequana river, now known as the Seine, first settled. Centuries later, that primitive village has given way to some of the city’s most stunning attractions, from the Palais de Justice and Sainte-Chapelle to La Conciergerie and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

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Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison

Notre Dame's Island with Sainte Chapelle and Marie Antoinette's prison

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The Parisian district of Ile de la Cité is packed with standout sights—and surrounded by the picturesque waters of the Seine. Cover the highlights of the stunning, history-filled island during an enriching guided visit. See the Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette was once imprisoned, and walk by the remains of the Notre Dame Cathedral (closed during reconstruction). The tour includes skip-the-line admission to the famous stained glass windows of Saint Chapelle.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$66,34
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US$66,34
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Notre Dame Island with Medieval History of Paris Guided Tour - 15 People Max

Notre Dame Island with Medieval History of Paris Guided Tour - 15 People Max

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Discover the 'City of Light' on a small-group walking tour. With a guide, learn the riveting history of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame de Paris throughout the ages. Get expert insight into the cathedral's somber accents and learn how these medieval structures have survived over the years.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$34,50
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US$34,50

Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour

Paris by Night City of Lights Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour

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Pedal through the City of Light on an evening bike tour. Follow your guide past Paris' top attractions, such as the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the famous Berthillon ice cream shop, and listen to commentary along the way. After a relaxing ride through the illuminated city, top off your tour with a cruise along the Seine paired with a glass of wine.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$52,35
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US$52,35
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Eiffel Tower Access with Seine River Dinner Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show

Eiffel Tower Access with Seine River Dinner Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show

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Soak in the splendor of Paris in one unforgettable night that includes fine-dining, sightseeing, and a flamboyant cancan show. Choose between dining at the Eiffel Tower and a sightseeing river cruise, or combine the experience with a spectacular dinner cruise along the Seine. Top your evening off by sipping Champagne and enjoying a show at the legendary Moulin Rouge.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$346,06
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US$346,06
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Paris in One Day : Eiffel Tower with Summit, Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

Paris in One Day : Eiffel Tower with Summit, Louvre Museum and Seine River Cruise

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Hit all the Paris highlights, starting with a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower including standard access to the tower's summit. Follow up with a narrated cruise along the Seine River, a tour of Ile de la Cité home to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, and a guided walk through the Louvre Museum. Enjoy skip-the-line access so you can bypass the Louvre's outdoor crowds and tour the artworks with your guide. 
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$236,77
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US$236,77
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Paris Medieval Private Tour: Ile de la Cité, Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie

Paris Medieval Private Tour: Ile de la Cité, Sainte Chapelle & Conciergerie

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Experience the beauty and history of one of the River Seine's last two natural islands—Ile de la Cité—on a private 3-hour walking tour with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral. Admire the stunning gothic architecture of this centuries-old church, see its iconic gargoyles and step inside to view its towering vaulted ceilings and learn about its legendary bell ringer from your art historian guide. Then enjoy exclusive skip-the-line access into Sainte-Chapelle—known for its incredible stained glass windows—and the Conciergerie, a once-torturous prison where Marie Antoinette served time. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$225,47
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US$225,47
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Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends: Night Walking Tour of Paris

Ghosts, Mysteries and Legends: Night Walking Tour of Paris

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Challenge your romantic illusions of Paris on a terrifying tour of the city’s most sinister spots. Delve into the eerie mysteries of the City of Light, strolling the serpentine streets in search of spectres and spooks; stray from the beaten path with a masterful story teller, discovering unfamiliar facts about the captivating capital as you venture to sites of reputed haunting. Gain fascinating insight into the horrible history of the city when you visit mystery-shrouded sites like the Place de la Vert Gallant and the Palais du Justice.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$22,61
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US$22,61
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Paris Local Districts and Stories Off the Beaten Track Guided Bike Tour

Paris Local Districts and Stories Off the Beaten Track Guided Bike Tour

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See Paris like a local as you pedal around its vibrant neighborhoods, lively markets and hidden sights on this small-group bike tour. Explore the famous Latin Quarter, the Jewish communities of Le Marais and the historic Place de la Bastille, as well as enjoying views of iconic landmarks like Notre-Dame Cathedral. With plenty of rest stops and photo opportunities, this tour is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$53,54
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US$53,54
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Sports, fun and educational discovery of Paris

Sports, fun and educational discovery of Paris

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Combine your workout with sightseeing on this private running tour of Paris. As you burn some energy hitting the sidewalks of Paris along your customized route, your guide will provide enlightening information about the city and make stops at such landmarks as the Place de la Concorde, Musee d'Orsay, and the Domaine National du Palais-Royal.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$102,79
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US$102,79
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Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise & Louvre

Paris in a Day: Montmartre, Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise & Louvre

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See many noteworthy sights of Paris in one day, including skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum (if option selected). With a guide, tour Montmartre and the Latin Quarter. At the Eiffel Tower, head up to the second level for views of the city. A ticket for a Seine River cruise is also included on this small-group sightseeing tour of Paris.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$196,32
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US$196,32
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Capitaine Fracasse Boat 3-Course Dinner Cruise

Capitaine Fracasse Boat 3-Course Dinner Cruise

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Sit down to a 3-course Gallic dinner and pass Paris' top sites on this 4-hour evening cruise on the Seine River. From the panoramic windows of the dining room, look out at the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Ile de la Cité, Pont Alexandre III, and other glittering waterfront sights. Upgrade to include Champagne, cocktails, wine, or beer, and head to the top deck for open-air views of the City of Light.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82,10
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US$82,10
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See 30 Plus Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

See 30 Plus Top Paris Sights with a Fun Guide

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Leave your map behind and follow me, your English showman, who will take you on exploration of 30+ top Paris’ sights. You will hear about and possibly meet some the legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Included in the tour, we will take in the incredible Eiffel Tower, a lively stroll through old Montmartre where Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso once lived, then upwards to the Sacre-Coeur for the best panoramic view of the City of Light. The show continues down with a view of the Champs élysées and the majestic Arc de Triomphe and not forgetting the Moulin Rouge we will experience a beautiful slice of French culture in the latin quater where you can pick up a snack (not included) from a nearby street market filled with patisseries. After that it's back on the trail. The English have over a 1000 years of experience in annoying the French, so I will be able to give you my personal insight on how to avoid certain embarrassing mis-understandings. Making this a super original experience.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$75,53
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US$75,53
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Paris Full-Day

Paris Full-Day "Must See" Highlights Guided Tour

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Paris is packed with things to do and see, and this guided walking tour does more in six hours than most can with far more time. An elevator ride up the Eiffel Tower, a Seine cruise, pass by the Notre Dame Cathedral, and a stroll to the Louvre Pyramid are among the highlights.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$119,70
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US$119,70
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Paris Food & Drink Tour Of Saint-Germain

Lonely Planet Experiences: Paris Food & Drink Tour Of Saint-Germain

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Stroll through Paris’ Bohemian past with this guided walking tour of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. Explore these neighborhoods known as havens for the city’s intellectuals and artists, and stop in at a local café to enjoy a savory charcuterie platter. Visit the oldest park in Paris and try your hand at the beloved French ballgame pétanque. See the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and browse the shelves at the city’s first English bookstore. Numbers are limited to 12 for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79,97
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US$79,97
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Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour

Paris Sightseeing Family Friendly Guided Electric Bike Tour

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Save your energy for sightseeing with this tour of Paris by electronic bike. After a short briefing, you’ll pedal along the bike lanes and sidewalks of the French capital, with the e-bike’s motor propelling you along when you need a little help. The route takes in sights of the standout Paris attractions such as the Notre Dame and Eiffel Tower, and you’ll learn about each landmark from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$76,10
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US$76,10
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Paris City Center & Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Combo Tour - Private Tour

Paris City Center & Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Combo Tour - Private Tour

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Get to know the picture-perfect city of Paris on this private walking tour that comes with a fast-access entry ticket into the Louvre Museum. Starting on Île de la Cité, where the ancient city was born, your own guide takes you on a stroll along the Seine River and shares insight into many famous landmarks like the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Next, it’s off into the Louvre, bypassing the long entrance lines, for a guided tour of world-class artworks including the ’Mona Lisa’ and ‘Venus de Milo.’
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$213,14
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US$213,14
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Ste Chapel, 'Ile de la cité', Louvre and Montmartre Private Day Tour

Ste Chapel, 'Ile de la cité', Louvre and Montmartre Private Day Tour

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Immerse yourself in Parisian history and culture on this three-in-one, full-day tour with private guide and skip-the-line access to the Louvre Museum. Come away from Ile de la Cité with deeper understanding of its history and Gothic architecture. Travel at your own pace and ask questions during a walking tour of the city including Lovelocks Bridge and skip the lines at the iconic Louvre before touring the popular Montmartre neighborhood.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$565,15
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US$565,15
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Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Paris City Center History of Paris Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Participate in a favorite local Parisian pastime—a good stroll—during this walking tour. With your small group of eight people or fewer, follow your guide to explore highlights such as the Champs Elysées, the Tuileries Gardens, and catch glimpses of the famed Notre Dame Cathedral.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87,02
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US$87,02
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Paris 3-hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

Paris 3-hour Sightseeing Bike Tour

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Spin from Notre Dame Cathedral to the Eiffel Tower on this 3-hour sightseeing bike tour in Paris. Hop onto your bicycle at the Pompidou Centre in central Paris and take to the streets with a guide. Head out along the banks of the Seine River, then cross Notre-Dame Bridge onto the Île de la Cité as a guide sheds light on Paris’ colorful past. Take in top landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and stop along the way to capture the city on camera.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$42,83
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US$42,83
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Private Historical Photo Tour in Paris

Private Historical Photo Tour in Paris

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To capture a perfect portrait generally requires a professional photographer and a great setting, and you can get both with this guided Paris portrait tour. Join your photographer-guide to explore landmarks in central Paris, from the Place Saint-Michel in the Latin Quarter to the verdant Tuileries Garden. All along the way, you can stop to pose for perfect photos that you bring home to remember your trip.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95,18
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US$95,18
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Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Latin Quarter Le Quartier Latin Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Visit the Ile de la Cité and the Latin Quarter with a local guide on a 2.5-hour, small-group walking tour that explores one of Paris’ oldest and most atmospheric neighborhoods. Trace Parisian history from ancient Roman ruins to the romance of the ‘Lost Generation,’ while following cobblestone streets past some of the city’s key landmarks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87,02
Price varies by group size
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US$87,02
Price varies by group size
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The Darkest Secrets of Paris

The Darkest Secrets of Paris

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Let's experience Paris’s dark side on a spine-chilling night walk! Paris is not only the city of love, but also a real haunted city. Many historical murders, crimes and fantastic legends have written the story of the city. We will spend two hours together during which we will discover the dark secrets of Notre Dame district, the french version of "Romeo & Juliette" tragic couple, the most famous ghosts of the city, and the captivating horror stories about the historical buildings. You will hear about supernatural places and creepy legends from the ghosts to the mysterious 'Vampire of Montparnasse'. We will visit the strangest murder spots and, if we are lucky enough, we will see a real ghost! ;) Just kidding. If you like creepy stories and legends, this is a must do experience!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38,70
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US$38,70
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Private Half Day Historic Tour

Private Half Day Historic Tour

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Discover more than 2,000 years of history on this half-day private tour of Paris. Take a peek at Notre Dame Cathedral; stroll the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, the Marais, and Paris’s Left Bank; enjoy a coffee at Paris’ oldest café; and visit attractions like St. Paul’s church, the Roman baths of Cluny, and Place des Vosges.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$362,74
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US$362,74
per group
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Paris City Center & Skip-the-line Louvre Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Paris City Center & Skip-the-line Louvre Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Spend a delightful day in Paris discovering the world-famous attractions along the Seine River and the artistic masterpieces of the Louvre Museum. Follow you guide along the UNESCO-listed Seine riverbanks while learning the history of iconic monuments like the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musée d'Orsay, the Jardin des Tuileries and the Eiffel Tower. Next, skip the long line at the Louvre and take a guided tour of museum highlights and lesser-known treasures. Numbers are limited for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$213,14
Price varies by group size
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US$213,14
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Should I book Île de la Cité tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Île de la Cité can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Île de la Cité 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Île de la Cité costs USD 17.85. Guided Île de la Cité tours start around USD 17.85 per person.
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