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Best of Paris Tour: Skip-the-Line Louvre, Notre Dame Island Walk & River Cruise

Arrondissement de Paris, France
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8 hours 45 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Experience three of Paris' top attractions—the Louvre, Ile de la Cite, and the River Seine—during this combination tour and cruise. Skip the line for quick entry to the Louvre, where you'll get a whirlwind tour of the world-class museum. Admire the impressive architecture of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle, and the Conciergerie as you tour Ile de la Cite. Then board a boat for an evening cruise down the Seine River.
  • Combination tour of top Paris attractions
  • Highlights tour of the Louvre
  • Guided tour of Ile de la Cité
  • Evening Seine River cruise
  • Skip the line access to these popular attractions
  • Free time for lunch in the Latin Quarter

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Combine an evening river cruise with guided, no-wait Louvre entry and an afternoon tour of Ile de la Cité.
Encounter your tour guide and group of 25 fellow travelers at a pre-arranged meeting point outside the Louvre. A visit to the enormous museum can feel overwhelming, but you'll have an advantage: a carefully curated guided tour of the museum's highlights. 
Begin with skip-the-line access, sailing past the crowds and into the museum's hallowed halls, where more than 35,000 pieces are currently on display. Follow your guide to see the "do not miss" artworks, such as the 'Mona Lisa,' the 'Venus de Milo,' and the 'Winged Victory of Samothrace.' Travel at a quick pace and listen to your guide's engaging commentary on the history and significance of these masterworks. 
Following your Louvre tour, break for some free time and lunch (own expense). You’ll be walking distance from the Left Bank and the Latin Quarter, filled with bistros and restaurants begging to be explored.
Meet back up with your group and guide on the Ile de la Cité, the original heart of Paris and home to the famed Notre Dame Cathedral. Admire the Gothic architecture of the dramatic exterior and proceed to Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie to learn about medieval Paris.
After learning about the city’s beloved cathedral, board a riverboat for an evening cruise down the Seine. Again, bypass the lines of ticket buyers and find a seat on board for your relaxing excursion. Sail under some of the city’s most famous bridges and watch as landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, come into view. You tour ends after your cruise docks.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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Soon Kheng T
, Jul 2018

We started with Catherine (at her mid 50s) who led the Louvre tour. She was rather panic and stressed up throughout the tour. She was quiet as we walk through the Louvre and only speaks when she stops at certain paintings or sculptures that she wanted us to know. Unlike other tour guide they will engage us throughout the tour and talk to us as we walk along to make the tour so insightful. This is totally a waste of money and time. It is better to get an audio guide if you were to get such a poorly trained tour guide and especially pay so much for it.

Moreover, after the Louvre tour, we barely have time for lunch and have to RUN to the next point for Notre Dame tour. The time in btw these two sessions were too tide. There were two elderly participants couldn't catch up and have to give it a missed. The rejoined us for the Seine River Cruise. Another two middle age ladies also couldn't have enough time to rejoin the group but luckily they were able to find us in the middle of the Nortre Dame Tour.

On the contrary, in the afternoon, Notre Dame was guided by Helen. She was amazing, not only she was insightful, fun and resourceful (pointed us to some really nice French cuisine) she was also helpful and cheerful. After the tour, I know so much about France history and it makes the trip so meaningful. How I wish to get her to be the Louvre's tour guide.

Seine River Cruise is an unguided tour. It was quite unhelpful as I we left waiting for the cruise and worse is that we were asked to leave the boat and wait for the next trip back which was a long 30mins wait. Some of our peers in the our who couldn't wait for the next boat ride eventually decided to return home with taxi.

In summary, if I were to turn back time, I would not take this combine tour. I will take a full day tour at the Louvre so I can tour the Louvre myself with an audio-guided tour so I can enjoy it myself and spend a whole day there.

Notre Dame was only good because of a good tour guide but not the Seine River. So it would be much cheaper to do a seperate tour as the Seine River tour you can get it as Euro16 if you were to purchase it on the spot and you can wait till the sunset so you can enjoy the beautiful Paris night view. Unlike this package tour where they 'force' you to take the 5.45pm tour (which we find that we also don't have much time for dinner) which the sun is still up in Summer.

Janice S
, Jun 2018

Not the greatest tour. Our guide for the Louvre took us to his favorites and talked endlessly about 8 or 9 different artworks in the 2 hours we were there. Get your own tickets and do an audio tour on your own. The Notre Dame portion much better, guide was very engaging and the tour was wonderful. The Seine Cruise was a joke, took forever to find the place to board as the directions were vague at best. Be advised that it is not a round trip, they took us to the Eiffel Tower and kicked us off the boat. There is another tour boat company you will find on the Pont Neuf bridge by the Statue that gives nice tours for only 12 Euros and they actually bring you back to where you boarded.

Julie T
, Nov 2017

Great tour guides! This tour is a must in Paris.

Jennifer B
, Oct 2017

Our tour guide for the Louvre was so perfect for this art tour! She was very expressive and engaging. Our guide for Notre Dame was great too! He was very knowledgeable and entertaining!

James S
, Oct 2017

Good Tour. Avi our guide for the Norte Dame was amazing and had great information to share. Best part of tour. Cruise was nice. However, our guide for the Louvre was a bit rude and rushed us through the museum.

Anne Marie L
, Sep 2017

Both day and night tours were amazing! The driver and assistant had patience in showing us around. You can feel their passion for their jobs.

Gary B
, Sep 2017

There are no words to describe our experience touring the Louvre. Of course, the museum itself is amazing. Our tour guide, however, took the experience to another level. Marouane, a Paris native, was the best, most interesting, knowledgeable tour guide ever! The time flew by as he gave us information about the history of the Louvre, the sculptures, paintings, and other relevant information. Oh, to have had such a teacher in school! He was absolutely amazing, not to mention, personable and kind to all of us. He showed the utmost respect as he discussed the religious aspect of the art, and that was not lost on us. He is a gem. We'll never forget that beautiful and special experience.
Our tour of Notre Dame Cathedral was also wonderful and interesting. Lee did a good job of passing on information about the history and the art in that amazing church. The river cruise was short, but lovely.
I highly recommend this tour.

, Aug 2017

Wow! An incredible tour! Most informative and we went right in on a very busy day. Fabian was a perfect guide; smart, informative and very professional. She was attentive to all our needs and questions. I can't thank you enough!!! We will absolutely use your site again

Anthony C
, Aug 2017

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Gloria W
, Jun 2017

Saw so much with this tour! Very nice.

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