Lord Sebastian United Kingdom
Good tour with all the highlights you really need to see if on a short break in Paris. Marvelous tour with good guide and lovely lunch up the Eiffel Tower. Followed by a river cruise and fast entry into the wonderful Notre Dame. I made some friends on this tour who I still chat to today about this wonderful day. Such a tour is to be highly recommended.
Excellent, knowledgeable guide, good day trip if you have limited time in Paris.
If you only have 1 day to spend in Paris, this is a wonderful experience. We had a chance to visit the Louve for about 1 hour to see the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and several other notable paintings and sculptures. Then we took a boat ride down the Seine River and ended up at the Eiffel Tower, which if you haven't seen in person is amazing. We also had lunch at the 58 Eiffel Tower Restaurant, the view alone was spectacular. The lunch we had was equally impressive. My wife had the Bourguigon style beef confit, mushroom herbs and mashed potatoes. I had the large elbow macaroni with smoked haddock and buerre blanch sauce. For dessert we had the pistachio mousse, it was a very good meal. After that we went to the Notre Dame Cathedral which was spectacular. Our tour guide was fantastic, as we walked along she should give us some background on the buildings and sights along the way and point out other places of interest along the way. I would highly recommend this tour if your visit is short like ours was.
Really enjoyed our tour in Paris, saw everything we wanted to see and more. Lunch in the Eiffel Tower was lovely, the weather was great, was worth every Euro. Loved Paris.
Good way to see major sites if your time is limited. Also recommend hop on hop off buses.
edmsgt United States of ...
I would highly recommend this tour if you have a minimal time in Paris 2-3 days. We met early about a block or so from the Louvre. We met our guide, Pascal who laid out the itinerary for the day. She advised that this is going to be an energetic undertaking. We walked a short distance to the Louvre and entered with skip the line. She took us to see the major works,Venus de Milo, Winged Victory, The Mona Lisa, Wedding at Cana, Coronation of Napoleon, and a few others. We had a short time to go to the gift shop and then it was on to the Seine and a water taxi. We travelled the Seine up past the Eiffel Tower and then came back to it. We had skip the line to enter the Eiffel Tower. Rode the elevator to the first floor and had a wonderful lunch at Restaurant 58. We had an hour or so after lunch to explore and then we were back on the water taxi. We went down the Seine to Notre Dame. We exited the water taxi and got in a short line to get into the Cathedral. We entered the Cathedral and got to spend as much time as we wanted as this was the end of the tour. Pascal, our guide was outstanding! At all of our venues, she imparted a lot of interesting information about what we were seeing. We did probably 7-9 security checks entering the different sites. This is not a tour for someone who moves slowly. The tour took about 7 1/2 hours and we were on the move most of the time. If you have stamina and want to see quite a bit in a short period of time this tour is for you.
Kate United States of ...
This was a great tour! I only had a day in Paris and it was an excellent way to experience several great sites while meeting other travelers in a short amount of time. The lunch in the Eiffel Tower was fabulous!
excellent, would recommend to anyone with only a day or two in Paris. Highlights some of the top sights, with some free time to wander in between.
Vicent our tour guide was great, a must do tour if you want to the most from a short trip
Elisabeth was an amazing tour guide!!!! She has expert knowledge of all the venues that we visited. This tour experience exceeded all of my expectations!!!
This was awesome. Our tour guide was excellent and fun, Jean-Louis knows his stuff. Lunch at Eiffel was better than anticipated. Skip the line tickets are well worth it. Norte Dame was beautiful. The rides on the Seine were fun and worth the price of admission. Highly recommend this tour.
Great one day tour to see the most of the Paris. The tour included a meal at the Eiffel Tower. We didn't expect much and thought it was a typical tourist meal. The menu was very limited but the food arrived quickly and was very good considering. Our guide, can't remember her name was very knowledgeable and friendly. She made sure we saw the big three at the Louve Venus, winged victory, and Mona Lisa. Plus she described several of the painting in details that I would have walked right past.
Getting from one location to another via the river boat was an extra unexpected high. Even after the tour the hop on hop off boat was still usable.
I would recommend this tour if you are in Paris for only a few days.
The tour was amazing. We were taken to the Louvre, Eiffel Tower lunch included and Notre Dame. The tour guide was fluent in several languages and seamlessly flowed from one to the other answering all questions asked. The most enjoyable part of the tour was taking the water taxi down the Seine from sight to sight. The water taxi ticket was good for the entire day so that when the tour ended we were able to use it to travel around the city the rest of the day. We highly recommend this tour for anyone new to Paris and a great refresher for those revisiting the city after years of absence.
First you meet at the tour office, and register/verify your ticket...they speak so many languages there. The group assembles and everyone is given a little receiver radio so you can hear your guide. The tour guide distributes Louvre tickets and walks you into the lower commercial gallery past Madison Du Chocolate. You get to skip the line at the Louvre. Pay attention, security scanner/metal detector machines are everywhere. You get to spend about 4 hours visiting all the key architectural features and exhibits...Venus, Mona, Napoleon, Winged Victory...its absolutely stunning. Then it's a bathroom break, collection of the radios, and distribution of tour boat and Eiffel Tower tickets. Then off to the Little Arc and Glass Pyramids. You then walk along the Seine and down to the river level to catch your tour boat to the Eiffel Tower. The boat tour is fabulous, plenty of pictures to take and sites to see. The bridges are adorned beautifully. The boat swings around the small Statue of Liberty before everyone disembarks right in front of the Eiffel Tower. Expedited lines, and security at the entrance to the base of the tower and security scan again before you enter the elevators to the tower. Then up to Level 58 restaurant for lunch. Food was very good and included with the tour package. There is plenty of time to go to the second tier of the tower, but depending on tourist volume, not enough time to go to the top. Views of Paris are stunning from this vantage point. 2-2.5 hours at the Eiffel Tower. The group meets back at the docking area to take the boat to Norte Dame Cathedral. Everyone disembarks, and crosses the bridge to the island. Expedited lines and security at the entrance again. No flash photography here. Notre Dame is breathtaking architecture. Manuela was our English speaking guide and she guided us at a good pace while presenting tidbits of historical information. She did a wonderful job keeping the group together and everyone engaged. The tour concluded at Notre Dame...1.5-2 hours. What's great about finishing the tour here, is I spent the rest of the afternoon/evening 5 hours just wandering and visiting different stores, and markets, while making mental notes of the menus of various Bistro Au Vin places. This tour was perfectly paced, priced, and presented. I loved every minute of the tour and considered it one of the best ways to enjoy the sights that Paris has to offer. I highly recommend this tour, don't hesitate. Skipping the line is well worth the cost of the tour. RER B will take you from CDG airport to Chatelettes Les Halls in less than 40 minutes...just follow the signs. Plan accordingly and enjoy!
My husband and I would highly recommend this tour especially if you have limited time in Paris. We had a lovely time going to the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower where we had a delicious lunch, and Notre Dame as well as a cruise down the Seine. Our guide, Manuela, was very knowledgeable, upbeat and energetic. The only caveat I would give is that this is a WALKING tour. I'm not sure that is clear in the description but there is a lot of walking. We loved it but if you have limited mobility, this is not the tour for you.
Our guide was great! I really enjoyed the stories of Parisian history. If you want to hit some of the best highlights of Paris than this is the tour for you. Lunch at the Eiffel Tower was amazing, the Louve is so large that I was greatful for our guide to get us to the most popular sculptures and paintings. Notre Dame was beautiful and our guide again very knowledgeable .
Our tour guide Marina was EXCELLENT. She knew exactly what to show us at the museum, pointed out the things to see and do from the river cruises which were both really enjoyable and explained things we wouldn't have known otherwise about art in the museum, city points of interest and history, and Notre Dame. Couldn't have asked for a better day. She recommended a restaurant near Notre Dame for dinner, which we went to, and it was INCREDIBLE. Would do this tour with Marina again in a heartbeat.
Nancy S United States of ...
Guide was exceptionally knowledgable so learned a lot. Was not clear in the description that it was all a walking except for time on the boat tour so my friend had trouble keeping up. All of the major attractions were covered. The Eiffel Tower lunch was much better than I expected. Good food, good service and a glass of wine.
This was a super day with a great guide, Claire! It was a great way to see three iconic Paris must-sees and to skip the line! I would absolutely recommend it!
This is a must-do tour. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Guide was nice,friendly and knowledgeable
Tour covered the most important parts of Paris, and our guide was lively and informative. She also gave much consideration to my mother who has a walking disability. Tour is worth the money because it includes a meal inside the Eiffel Tower, the chance to see the Mona Lisa, a Seine River cruise, etc.
Our tour guide was personable and knowledgable. A lot of this tour is walking aside from the two times you use a boat for transportation, so come prepared for that. The meal at 58 Tour Eiffel we actually found very delightful, despite it being a tourist trap. The Louvre is massive, so please note you will only see the main attractions in the museum such as the Mona Lisa.
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