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

Approx. 9 hours

Max 15

140 reviews

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.

  • Sites Visited
  • Montmartre
  • Sacre Coeur Basilica
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Île de la Cité highlights
  • The Louvre Museum
  • 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

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 to ride to the top to see the Sacré Coeur Basilica & 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, one of the iconic windmills and Montmartre vineyard. As you stroll you'll learn about the artists and writers who called these cobble-stoned lanes home, and see bars where Picasso used to party.

Afterwards, catch the metro to Ile de la Cité for an adventure into the heart of Medieval Paris. Visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame to learn how the city started on this very island, growing from a Roman outpost into the most populous and prosperous city in Europe. Notre Dame isn't the only amazing sight on Ile de la Cité though. 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 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 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 Anthony 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 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 afterwards. Either way, its a spectacular way to end the day.

With a small group of only 15 people or fewer 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.

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Hands down, Walks is the way to go.

Not only are the groups smaller than in other companies but the guides are extremely knowledgeable on the subjects that they are touring. There wasn't a single question that they couldn't answer in detail in all the tours that we took with them. Best of all, they actually enjoy what they are doing. This is a full day tour, with lots of walking, but well worth it. You will see and learn so much about Paris and its history, along with seeing some amazing sights. The river cruise at the end can be taken at that time or on another day. We chose to come back and take it on Sunday morning. Our guide kept us all fed with knowledge and facts, along with a great sense of humor. As I mentioned before. Walks really offers the best tours. We will definitely use them again on future trips.

Wow. That was really something

Choosing a tour in Paris with an Italian company sounded like a weird idea, but thanks to all the good references, I gave it a try and I'm very glad I did. Our guide was amazing, so knowledgeable, so passionate, she kept on talking all day long, like a neverending source of knowledge and interesting stories. Perfect in French, super good at English. Thanks, it was definitely worth the money.

FAQ

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

The Perfect Guide, Every Time

We take care to assign our guides to the perfect tour for their particular skill set; so you’ll always have the perfect companion for your experience. Here are a few of the guides that regularly lead this tour.

Mato

PARIS,

Mato left his career as a History Professor in Croatia to come to Paris 2013. He became a guide soon after arriving and now balances his time between his passions for history, culture and art.

Josephine

PARIS,

Josephine was born in Hong Kong and originally came to Paris as a student. Despite initially being skeptical of tour guides, a chance experience on a friend's tour started her down the road to becoming a guide herself.