1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Seine River

Paris Highlights Full Day Tour

Product ID: 122388
Make the most of your visit to the City of Light. Check off the top items on your must-see list in Paris. Do more in six hours than most people do in three days with this fun-filled tour.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Ascend to both the second level and summit of the Eiffel Tower with your guide
  • Take a boat cruise on the Seine and a walking tour on the Ile de la Cite
  • See the Cathedral from outside
Full description
Meet your guide at the Eiffel Tower and ascend the elevator towards the top of this iconic Parisian attraction. Along the way you will learn about Gustave Eiffel himself, and upon reaching the second level you will take a walk around its perimeter to view the city's landmarks. Learn about the tower's lights, construction, paint and get a brief lesson on the proud history of the city.

Next it’s up to the Summit to see Paris from 300 meters in the sky. When you return to the ground level, enjoy a boat cruise on the River Seine for a 30 minute ride filled with views of Paris’ most famous landmarks. In the event that the Summit is closed (at the discretion of the Eiffel Tower staff) your guide will use this extra time to visit other landmarks according to time allowed and the group's preference such as the Latin Quarter or the Arc de Triomphe.

Your next stop is the Ile de la Cite, where you can view the cathedral of Notre Dame from Point Zero, the geographic center of Paris. After your visit to see the cathedral, stroll on this island past the ornate gates of the Palace of Justice, the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned during the Revolution, and the Saint-Chapelle church. Before you leave the island you will head towards the oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont Neuf.

Cross over the bridge to the right bank and walk alongside the river past the Bouquinistes, or booksellers, and celebrate a tradition that dates back to the 15th century. The last stop is outside the magnificent Louvre Museum, where your guide will escort you through the Royal Courtyard and to the east end of the Historic Axis of Paris, next to the Tuileries Gardens, at the world famous Louvre Pyramid.

If you decide to visit the Louvre, your guide will have insider tips on how to best enjoy the museum. Before you bid farewell, your guide will share history and tips for visiting the nearby Tuileries Gardens, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe. You will not believe how much you have seen and experienced in just over 6 hours!
Includes
  • Tickets to Eiffel Tower with Summit access
  • Guided Tour of Eiffel Tower
  • Boat cruise
  • Walking tour of Paris
  • Guided visit inside Notre Dame Cathedral
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase at several points on the tour)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

South Security Entrance of the Eiffel Tower (Allée des Refuzniks, 75007 Paris). Your concierge will be wearing a yellow beret, and holding up a bright yellow flag with "Guided Eiffel Tour" written on it. How to get there: Metro: Line 6 to Bir-Hakeim or Trocadéro or line 9 to Trocadéro RER: Line C to Champs de Mars Bus: Lines 42, 69, 82 or 87 to Champ de Mars or lines 22, 30, 32, 63 or 72 to Trocadéro

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Summit may close at the discretion of Eiffel Tower staff in which case your guide will add or substitute additional sightseeing areas to your visit
• There is approximately 3 miles of walking at a leisurely pace over the course of the day.
• IDs showing proof of age required for child/infant ticket purchasers. Eiffel Tower have refused entry to those without IDs or required them to purchase full price tickets.
• The meeting point for the tour is under the south leg of the tower on the ground level. Please arrive 30 minutes earlier than your stated tour time. Please note that Jules Verne is inside the security point.
• Due to the fire incident, it is not possible to enter the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Your guide will try to get you as near to the Cathedral as possible to take photos.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 74 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Monica L, went out of her way to be extraordinary in the experience she provided during the 6 hour tour. It started with a very humorous introduction around some of the paris landmarks, before providing a detailed but engaging overview on the architecture, history, and backdrop of the Eiffel tower. As a guide, she was generous with relevant and anecdotal commentary from insights ranging from early to modern paris, to providing guidance on where to get the best experiences and helping abundantly with where to get the best photos. This magical experience continued also on the boat ride down the Sien river where we were informed on the Paris landmarks and the historic significance behind them. I especially enjoyed new knowledge around the context of the french revolution. We had the best time ever and would recommend Monica to anyone who wants to have a fun and knowledge filled overview of Paris. Thanks for adding colour and glamour to our anniversary in Paris. Yinka and Anita

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December 22, 2019

David was full of knowledge and willing to talk about the history and buildings in my day tour. Thanks David for such a wonderful days experience from walking around the Eiffel Tower then cruising down the Seine identifying all the beautiful buildings followed by walking around the city. Even going out for lunch. Just the best.

October 24, 2019

My wife and I had a wonderful time with Eric. He had a great sense of humor and a good knowledge of all the places we visited.

October 29, 2019

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Product ID: 122388