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.
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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.
this was a great tour , bit rushed but saw everything I wanted , the trip up the Seine to the Eiffel Tower was great , only off put was the instant mash used at lunch , still the views were great and we managed to dodge the showers
Amazing trip of the highlights of Paris for my short visit. Amazing experience and group lunch at Eifle tower.
Fast moving tour - so be ready to move. Great bang for your buck though!
Manuela the guide was super. We visited all the great places in Paris. Highly recommend it.
I had only two days to spend in Paris and this tour was worth ONE DAY!
It was absolutely fabulous! Stephanie was terrific as she walked us right into the Louvre, skipped the line, and took us straight to Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. She also walked us onto our boat for the Seine River cruise and up the Eiffel Tower for a delicious lunch, again skipping the horribly long lines. Lastly, she gave us a very nice tour of Notre Dame. We were tired at the end of the day, but it was well worth it, as doing this by ourselves would have required standing in a LOT of long lines. Thanks for a great day!
Awesome tour. Be prepared to walk. Loved the lunch at the Eifel Tower and the River Taxi was a great way to get around to the major Paris sights on the tour. Well worth the money.
Three of the city's major attractions with expert commentary from our tour guide Veronica, including two cruises on the Seine and a delicious lunch at the Eiffel Tower restaurant. Excellent tour, great experience!
This is the second time we have taken this tour and again it was excellent. The Eiffel tower was closed that day due to a day strike but Viator put us on an incredible river/lunch tour instead that was fabulous.
This walking tour was perfect if you want to see all the iconic landmarks of Paris And not wait in line. Our tour guide Corine was super knowledgeable and friendly. Lunch at the Effiel tower was yummy.
I would highly recommend this tour.
This tour was everything we were hoping for. It truly exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide, Agnes, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame and we learned so much from her. The lunch at the Eiffel Tower was very good and the service at the restaurant was outstanding.
This tour was great our tour guide was great. She was funny as well and had a great knowledge. I had little time and this tour was great to fit in the highlights. The Eiffel Tourlunch included The Louvre and Notre Dame. This included a river cruise to these attractions. The only bad thing was Notre Dame was closed due to a public holiday. This was not the tour guides fault as I wasnt aware that there was a public holiday till the last minute.
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