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

Paris: Skip-the-Line Louvre, Notre Dame, and Seine Cruise

Product ID: 71157
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Dive into Paris by immersing yourself in a full day tour exploring its history and cultural contributions in three different locations, the Louvre, Île de la Cité, and on the Seine taking in the views of the Eiffel Tower.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Skip the ticket line
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
  • Explore the very best of the Louvre as a guide takes you past the long lines and straight to the masterpieces
  • Discover Ile de la Cité where Paris was originally settled and see the gothic Notre Dame Cathedral from the outside
  • End your day with a leisurely cruise down the Seine and admire the city’s sights from the water
Full description
Paris in one day is possible with this tour of the Louvre and Île de la Cité and a boat cruise along the Seine. Your day begins at the Louvre, the largest museum in the world where your art historian guide will take you straight into the ex-royal palace with skip-the-line access. This will give you more time to explore the miles of art inside while your guide takes you on their favorite trail of the most outstanding exhibits. Chief among these are the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. Each of these artworks has a unique story to tell about the culture that produced it once you have an insightful guide with you. 

Following your art appreciation in the Louvre, you have time to appreciate some French cuisine with some free time in the nearby Latin Quarter. One of the most exciting arrondissements of Paris, this was where Hemingway, Joyce, and Beckett liked to stroll about and sip aperitifs in the afternoon at a nearby bistro. 

After lunch, you’ll cross the bridge onto the island where Notre Dame Cathedral is located. You’ll be able to see the flying buttresses beneath the scaffolding which surrounds it since the fire. This cathedral and others on the island carry the story of medieval Paris in their walls. Your guide will recount what happened to each of them as successive waves of faith, royalty and revolution flowed over the city. 

Of course, Paris is even more wonderful from the water with the lights reflecting off the Seine. You will end your day cruising through the city on a pre-booked boat. Drifting between the banks of the City of Lights you’ll view the Eiffel Tower as few others have seen it.
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees and guided visit of the Louvre and Notre Dame Island
  • Boat cruise on the River Seine
  • 2.00 donation to the Notre-Dame Cathedral restoration fund
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Transfers between tours
  • Food/Beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

First part: Arc du Carrousel. This monumental arch with a horse-drawn chariot on top is across the road from the courtyard of the Louvre. GPS Coordinates: 48.861694, 2.332944. Second part: Statue of Henri IV on Pont Neuf bridge. This is in the middle of Pont Neuf bridge at the western end of Ile de la cite. The nearest Metro is Pont Neuf (7) or Cite (4). GPS Coordinates: 48.857132, 2.340991. Third part: Vedettes de Paris at Pont Marie.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• The tour is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for those with impairments requiring special assistance or strollers or baby carriages
• Timings and sites are subject to last-minute change due to issues beyond the control of the local partner
• Please note that the streets around the Cathedral are closed until further notice and you will not be able to access the square in front of Notre Dame and see the 0-kilometer point
• You may experience delays at the mandatory security checks due to heightened global security
• Groups with more than 7 people may be split into multiple groups
• Non-flash photography is permitted at the Louvre
• Please do not bring large purses, bags, or backpacks
• It is recommended to take the 6:00 PM cruise but you are free to take the cruise at any time
• It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk and wear sunscreen and a hat and bring a bottle of water in warm weather
• Some free time is included in the total tour duration
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Product ID: 71157