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Paris in a Day with Skip the Line Louvre Tour, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre & Seine River Cruise

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Approx. 9 hrs

Max 15

Why take this tour?

See all of Paris' top attractions in a single, epic day of sightseeing. Skip the lines at busy sights like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower; enjoy stories, background and history from your expert local guide; and at the end of the day, jump on a sunset Seine River cruise to see many of Paris' most beautiful buildings from the water. And there you have it; the best of Paris in a day.

Highlights

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    Reflect on the beauty of the city from a stunning vantage point

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    Explore the Sacré Coeur Basilica and the neighbourhood of Montmartre

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    Delve into the heart of Medieval Paris and pay a visit to Notre Dame

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    Navigate the Latin Quarter and marvel at the world-famous landmarks housed within

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    Tour the Louvre, avail of skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise down the River Seine

Take Walks: Take a day to explore Paris, top to bottom

Paris is a big city packed with incredible attractions, but with careful planning and skip-the-line access, you can see it all in a single, unforgettable day. That's where we come in.

You'll meet your local guide first thing in the morning to start your complete Paris city tour at the base of Montmartre hill. Hop on the funicular for the short ride to the top to see the Sacré Coeur Basilica and stunning views of Paris. For the next hour, you'll explore the Basilica and the neighborhood of Montmartre; seeing its most atmospheric squares and streets, along with one of the iconic windmills and Montmartre vineyard. As you stroll, you'll learn about the artists and writers who called these cob...

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Paris is a big city packed with incredible attractions, but with careful planning and skip-the-line access, you can see it all in a single, unforgettable day. That's where we come in.

You'll meet your local guide first thing in the morning to start your complete Paris city tour at the base of Montmartre hill. Hop on the funicular for the short ride to the top to see the Sacré Coeur Basilica and stunning views of Paris. For the next hour, you'll explore the Basilica and the neighborhood of Montmartre; seeing its most atmospheric squares and streets, along with one of the iconic windmills and Montmartre vineyard. As you stroll, you'll learn about the artists and writers who called these cobblestoned lanes home and see the bars where Picasso used to party.

Afterwards, catch the metro to Ile de la Cité for an adventure into the heart of Medieval Paris. The City of Light started on this very island, growing from a Roman outpost into the most populous and prosperous city in Europe. Above it rises Notre Dame. Severely damaged by a recent fire, she still stands proudly in the heart of the city; testament to the genius of its design and the endurance of France. Your guide will bring you as close as the ongoing restoration will permit in order to give you the best views possible. You’ll cross the river into the historic Latin Quarter with its gothic churches and winding, cobbled streets ending at Place Saint-Michel - a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. You'll also see La Conciergerie, the prison where Marie Antoinette was kept before she was beheaded; Place Dauphine, possibly the prettiest square in Paris; and the gorgeous Pont Neuf bridge.

A short walk down the Seine brings you to the Louvre Museum. We'll break for lunch (not included, but your guide will give you recommendations for every taste and budget), then we will reconvene for skip-the-line entry to the museum. Then it's time to dive into one of the world's greatest collections of art.

During your two-hour Louvre tour, you'll see all the highlights; including paintings by the French Romantics, sculptures by Michelangelo and Antonio Canova, and jaw-dropping statues from Antiquity like the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Of course, you can't go to the Louvre without pausing to see the Mona Lisa, and with an expert guide on hand, you'll get so much more from that experience.

Another short metro ride with your guide brings you to Trocadero Plaza for the best views of the Eiffel Tower. A major advantage of your Paris City Tour is that you have skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets, avoiding what could be hours of waiting in line. Entry times vary depending on the day, but your guide will give you a Seine River cruise ticket so if you get a later entry time you'll be able to enjoy relaxing, sundown views of the Musée d'Orsay, Notre Dame and Paris' numerous beautiful bridges in the meantime. If you get an earlier entry, simply take your cruise afterward. Either way, it's a spectacular way to end the day.

With a small group and skip-the-line access at all the busiest attractions, this complete Paris city tour fits an enormous amount of sightseeing into a single day - with minimal hassle and maximum marvels. There is no better way to see the city in a short period of time.

  • Sites Visited
  • Montmartre
  • Sacre Coeur Basilica
  • Notre Dame Cathedral (outside)
  • Île de la Cité highlights
  • The Louvre Museum
  • Latin Quarter
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Seine River cruise
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip-the-line Louvre tickets
  • Skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Transport by metro
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 or fewer
  • Headsets
This Paris city tour begins on the funicular up to Montmartre.
One of the most beloved monuments in Montmartre is based on a popular short story by Marcel Ayme feating a man who can walk through walls.
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Adam, our guide, was exceptional! He was so knowledgeable and fun and kept us laughing! He is the best tour guide we have ever had!

I recently took this tour of Paris with Adam. I am team Adam all the way! He was crazy knowledgeable, funny, and by far the best tour guide I have ever had! I cannot thank you enough for making my trip the best trip ever!


FAQ

Can I bring a stroller on this trip with me?
Yes, but please be aware that not every metro station that we use has working elevators. If you bring a stroller for your child you will have to carry it up some stairs.
What can I bring inside the Louvre Museums?
Please note that the Louvre will not allow large items inside the museum, so you should bring only a small daypack or handbag. More specifically, only bags smaller than 21.5 in x 13.5 in x 7.5 in (55 cm x 35 cm x 20) cm are permitted. Suitcases and large bags must be left outside. Additional security checks may cause longer waits at unavoidable security lines at times.
When we're on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, can I buy tickets to access the top of the tower.
Unfortunately, no. If you want to buy tickets to the top of the tower you have to return to the bottom, wait in line, then buy your ticket to the top. They cost €25.00 each.
Does this tour enter any attractions that have a dress code?
Notre Dame Cathedral is considered a holy place and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least their shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. If you are taking the tour on a hot day, you can simply bring a few extra pieces of clothing with you in a small bag and put them on before entering the Cathedral.
Is the Eiffel Tower always included on this tour?
The Eiffel tower is open almost every day of the year, but it often closes on Bastille Day (July 14th) in order to set up for the annual fireworks display above the tower. Some years preparations begin on the afternoon of the 13th. If you are planning to visit the Tower around Bastille Day, please contact our customer services team to check on the hours of closure for the Tower.
Can you guarantee that I will see every room in the Louvre listed here?
We can't guarantee it, but it's very likely. As with all museums, particular galleries of the Louvre may be closed without prior notice, or pieces may be removed for restoration or loan. In this case, your guide will make an appropriate substitution. However, as the pieces and the rooms we visit on our tour are the most important in the museum, these are the ones least likely to close or leave on loan.
Do I need to bring an ID with me on this tour?
Yes! Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for a student discount.

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