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Paris: Day or Sunset Cruise with Drink, Ice Cream or Dessert

1. Paris: Day or Sunset Cruise with Drink, Ice Cream or Dessert

Cruise down the Seine on a boat trip in Paris with an audio guide. Choose to ride during the day, the evening sunset, or at night when the city is illuminated and enjoy an ice cream you can pick up from the kiosk before you get on board. Make your way past the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Make your way to the bottom of the Eiffel Tower and head to the kiosk to pick up your ice cream, soft drink, or waffle before you get on board the boat. It is up to you whether you ride during the afternoon, catch the evening sunset, or float through Paris under the stars and city lights. Relax on board the boat and admire views of the Eiffel Tower from a different perspective as you travel down the Seine. Pass under the bridges and take great photos of all the unique architecture. Travel beside the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral as your boat continues to wind down the river. Use your own headphones to plug into the audio guide in 14 different languages giving commentary about the city's history.

Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

2. Paris: Family-Friendly River Seine Guided Cruise

Board your family-friendly cruise at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. During the one-hour sightseeing cruise, learn all the secrets of Paris thanks to your guide on board. Listen to anecdotes about Paris and its inhabitants. Hear all about the architecture, history, monuments and bridges of the city. Secrets will be revealed, so be ready to be surprised.  A bar on board will be serving french crêpes, snacks, and drinks. Sit back and relax as you take in the sights of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Paris: Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower Carousel Tickets

3. Paris: Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower Carousel Tickets

See the top sights of Paris from the water on a cruise along the Seine. Marvel at the iconic Eiffel Tower, the massive Notre Dame Cathedral, and the famous bridges, and then enjoy a relaxing ride on a carousel at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Rendezvous at “Bateaux Parisiens” / Port de la Bourdonnais just next to the Eiffel Tower to board the boat for a cruise on the Seine River. Unwind while contemplating the history of Paris and admire its monuments, including the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower. As you cruise, learn about the sights from an audio guide or an app on your phone, available in 14 languages. Either before or after your cruise, enjoy a return to childhood with a ride on the carousel at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris.

Paris: Private Museum and Highlights Tour for Families

4. Paris: Private Museum and Highlights Tour for Families

Discover Paris with your family in a fun way! Enjoy a historical, gastronomic, and cultural tour with a private guide, ideal to enjoy with your kids. Walk through the most charming districts of the city and get lost in its narrow streets, far from the crowds. Listen to the incredible stories your private guide has to tell you. Enjoy different interactive games with your children and exciting stories such as the famous hunchback of Notre Dame. Explore playgrounds and green spaces to play. Discover the romantic history hidden in the Pont des Arts, along with its endless number of locks. Taste exquisite French pastries in one of the most famous boulangeries, where the children will enjoy a hot chocolate, while you try a traditional Parisian coffee. Relax on the banks of the Seine, in a lovely fountain with colorful sculptures while the children feed the ducks. Take the metro to enjoy the incredible Museum of Evolution. Say goodbye to your private guide at the entrance to the museum and enjoy it inside for as long as you like. Walk among dinosaurs and mammoths and travel back in time millions of years to learn more about the history of the world.

Paris: Guided City Highlights Bike Tour

5. Paris: Guided City Highlights Bike Tour

Forget public transport for a ride and go on an adventure riding our Dutch bikes. Meet the team and start with a safety briefing, and so you get comfortable with your new Dutch bike for the next hours. Discover the main historical monuments of the city of Paris by strolling along the cycle paths of the city of lights. Take advantage of the stops to discover the fascinating history of these monuments while taking the opportunity to take your most beautiful selfies and immortalize your visit to Paris. The tour lasts between 3 and 3 and a half hours, the 10 a.m. slot includes a twenty-minute snack break to refresh you (consumption not included, remember to provide money if needed) you can also bring your own food. The driving of our bikes is open from 6 years old (children's bikes available from 6 to 11 years old). Under 6 years old and within the limit of 22 kg, a baby seat is available for reservation. This course is mainly on bike lanes and sidewalks, which means our tours are totally adapted to teenagers/kids and family friendly. If you got any questions or apprehension, our team is here to provide demonstration and give you all the information necessary to ensure your trip will be safe and fun.

Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Private Family Tour

6. Notre-Dame, Île de la Cité & St. Severin Private Family Tour

The monumental Notre-Dame Cathedral is one of the most remarkable Gothic cathedrals in France and Europe and is one of the capital’s major monuments. As a symbol of a city and even a country, its history is made of stones and men. On April 15, 2019 the main spire and roof of the building collapsed in a huge fire. By joining this tour your family will learn more about: the rescue of Notre Dame Cathedral, the next steps for its reconstruction and the revival of Gothic Architecture. This tour will also pay tribute to the exceptional craftsmen who will undertake the work. After, enjoy a walking tour in the Île de la Cité and a guided tour of the Saint-Severin Church in the latin quarter, a great example of the “The flamboyant Gothic Architecture”,  called the little sister of Notre-Dame Cathedral. A perfect route awaits you and your private guide will make this visit fun by adapting his speech for your children. 

Paris: 3-Hour Interactive History Walking Tour

7. Paris: 3-Hour Interactive History Walking Tour

Entertain your teens and family with an informative and playful walking tour in Paris to discover its history. Your passionate guide will lead you through the history of Paris and give each of your kids an activity booklet to help uncover quirky stories and facts along the way. Travel through time from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution to grasp the building blocks of Paris as its known today. Begin your journey in antiquity by meeting your cheery guide near one of the most impressive Gallo-Roman sites in Paris, the Cluny Thermae. Travel through time again to reach the Latin Quarter. Spot remnants of the Middle Ages and other periods to observe the epic history that still shows itself in the streets of Paris today. Stroll a bit further to reach Paris’s two natural islands on the Seine River, Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Louis. Walk along the Cité Island and observe the iconic Gothic jewel of Notre Dame, poised in all her glory. Then meander through the charming, village-like streets of Ile Saint Louis to discern its medieval architecture and atmosphere. Next, step into the Marais district, the heart of historical Paris. Private mansions, hidden gardens to splendid churches, your guide will show you timeless wonders that you will see only in this neighborhood, behind closed walls and secret passages. Sit back and relax in a typical Parisian café for a well-deserved break. Enjoy a delicious pastry and warm drink while your guide recounts more tales of the past for you. Finally, head toward Bastille Square for your last history lesson. Recall the events of July 14, 1789 and the famous Storming of La Bastille. Try to visualize how the fortress once stood and see what revolutionary symbol now occupies the square before concluding your tour.

Paris: Tootbus Kids Bus Tour

8. Paris: Tootbus Kids Bus Tour

If you're looking for a fun and cultural activity to do with your kids during weekends or school holidays, try the Tootbus Paris Kids Tour! Our 100% electric bus will take you around Paris while keeping your children entertained with a mix of educational and entertaining content. We'll take you to all the famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. During the tour, our live guide will keep the kids engaged with cultural stories, riddles, and games. The tour is live guided in French only.

Private Treasure Hunt around Notre Dame for Families & Kids

9. Private Treasure Hunt around Notre Dame for Families & Kids

If you want to learn about Paris’s rich history and medieval heritage but are worried about keeping your kids engaged—this is the tour for you. Explore medieval Paris with a private, kid-friendly guide on a fun treasure hunt.   Meet your guide outside the Cité metro station. They’ll be ready with activity booklets for your youngsters that will keep their interest throughout the tour. Acting as detectives, they’ll have to solve an investigation in the medieval neighborhood around Notre-Dame.   Starting at the Notre-Dame in all her Gothic glory, you and your kids will discover architectural details that will take you back in time to the Middle Ages. Your next stop will be the Palais de Justice (the Courthouse), where you'll listen to your guide’s stories about knights and kings who once lived in this former palace. Then, a few blocks away, discover Sainte Chapelle, a true Gothic jewel with 15 stained glass windows.   Hop across the River Seine to wander the natural island of Saint Louis. Spot gorgeous views, explore narrow streets, and get a feel for what a lively Parisian neighborhood is really like.   After your tour, you can’t leave Saint Louis without stopping at Berthillon, the famous Parisian ice cream shop—your kids will be glad you did!

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What people are saying about Notre Dame Cathedral

Very nice discovery of Paris with the children, no need to walk, everything is done thanks to the glass and covered bus, perfect even when the weather is not very nice.

Amazing experience! The only thing is that the place where you get your snack from was closed before 9pm so we couldn't get it once we finished our river cruise.

We did the boat tour in the evening. Seeing the houses and sights along the Seine in the dark was especially nice as everything was beautifully lit.

Very well organised, queue was v long but only took minutes to get on the boat

Very good. We took the tour at night. I recommend.