Approx. 9 hours
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Gold tours have VIP access or a unique luxury itinerary.
See the Mona Lisa at her quietest time of day on this small group, complete Louvre tour. In 3 hours you'll cover the best of the collection.
Silver tours have small groups & skip the line access, guaranteed.
See three of the most beautiful sights in Paris: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle & La Conciergerie. Then climb the towers for incredible views.
Our most affordable tours compromise on group size (up to 25), not quality.
Our abridged Louvre tour covers the highlights of the collection in just 2 hours, with skip the line access so you don't waste time waiting to get in.