Complete Tour Description
Paris has more history, vibrant culture and elegant buildings than most European cities. We have the perfect plan for a full day tour of Paris to include the sights you simply can't miss. Discover the Louvre with the Mona Lisa*, Notre Dame Island with its gothic cathedral recently saved from destruction**, as well as a breathtaking cruise along the Seine to the Eiffel Tower, all in one perfect day.
Unpack the Art of the Louvre
Your tour begins at the Louvre where we have crafted a route that takes you to the treasures of this museum in just 1.5 hours. Sail past the crowds with skip-the-line access, while your expert local guide cuts straight to the masterpieces, like the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus de Milo, and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. These iconic artworks come to life with entertaining insights that could only come from an expert and answer the big questions behind the world's greatest creations.
Lunch on the Left Bank
After the majesty of the Louvre, you’ll have free time for lunch in Paris’s Latin Quarter. Stroll along the Left Bank, the bohemian heart of Paris and find a postcard bistro where Picasso and Hemingway might have relaxed.
Stroll around Notre Dame
In the afternoon, you'll explore the best of Île de la Cité, the island where Paris was founded. The city’s gothic masterpiece, Notre Dame still stands strong and your guide will unravel the meaning of the symbols carved into the façade of this 12th-century Gothic masterpiece. You'll be entertained by the intriguing history of this Parisian icon, about her construction, secret treasures and her survival of the French Revolution and the recent fire of 2019.
Cruise by the Eiffel Tower
After exploring Paris on foot, it’s time to see it from the water. With your pre-booked ticket, there’s no need to wait in any lines – board your evening cruise and head down the mesmerizing Seine under Paris’s famous bridges. Admire the sights that line its banks and watch as the Eiffel Tower rises to get a completely new perspective from the water for a snapshot memory of your perfect day in Paris.
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*Please note that due to renovation work carried on inside the Louvre until mid-October 2019, we might not be able to cover some artworks such as the Mona Lisa. Although this is not under our control, your guide will do their best to provide a quality service in line with the advertised tour length.
**Please note that the streets around the Cathedral are closed until further notice. Therefore we won’t be able to access the square in front of Notre Dame and see the 0km point. However, your guide will ensure to take you through alternative routes so you can get as close as possible to the Cathedral