Paris in a Day with Skip-the-Line Louvre Tour, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre & Seine River Cruise

Highlights

  • - Reflect on the beauty of the city from a stunning vantage point

  • - Explore the Sacré Coeur Basilica and the neighborhood of Montmartre

  • - Delve into the heart of Medieval Paris and pay a visit to Notre Dame

  • - Navigate the Latin Quarter and marvel at the world-famous landmarks housed within

  • - Tour the Louvre, avail of skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower and take a cruise down the River Seine

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
9 hours
Group Size
15
Pricing
Adult: (15-99 years)
€165.00
Child: (2-14 years)
€155.00
Infant: (0-1 years)
€0.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Anvers Metro Station, Paris, 75018, FR

Dropoff location

Second floor of the Eiffel Tower, (Eiffel Tower), Paris, 75007, FR

Why take this tour?

COVID UPDATE All sites visited on this tour require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 72 hours prior to entry. You will also be required to provide a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. You can read more about it here.

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 ride to the top to see the Sacré Coeur Basilica and 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, along with one of the iconic windmills and Montmartre vineyard. As you stroll, you'll learn about the artists and writers who called these cobblestoned lanes home and see the bars where Picasso used to party.

Afterwards, catch the metro to Ile de la Cité for an adventure into the heart of Medieval Paris. The City of Light started on this very island, growing from a Roman outpost into the most populous and prosperous city in Europe. Above it rises Notre Dame. Severely damaged by a recent fire, she still stands proudly in the heart of the city; testament to the genius of its design and the endurance of France. Your guide will bring you as close as the ongoing restoration will permit in order to give you the best views possible. You’ll cross the river into the historic Latin Quarter with its gothic churches and winding, cobbled streets ending at Place Saint-Michel - a gathering place for locals and visitors alike. 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 the 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 we will 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 Antonio 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 to 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 afterward. Either way, it's a spectacular way to end the day.

With a small group 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.

Sites Visited: 
  • Montmartre
  • Notre Dame (exterior)
  • Sacré Coeur Basilica 
  • Île de la Cité & Pont Neuf
  • La Conciergerie
  • Latin Quarter
  • Louvre Museum
  • Trocadéro Plaza
  • Eiffel Tower (non-guided)
  • Seine River Cruise

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • Skip the line ticket for Louvre Museum

  • Skip the line ticket for Eiffel Tower

  • One hour Seine River Cruise (flexible ticket)

  • Headset

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.

  • Areas visited during this tour are subject to closure. Your guide may need to modify areas visited on the day of the tour.

  • Strikes can be common in Paris. We make every effort to contact you prior to your tour if a strike will affect your tour. For last-minute strikes, modifications or cancellations may be communicated at the meeting point.

  • Should entrance to the Eiffel Tower be closed due to strike, you will visit Montparnasse Tower, enjoying a panoramic visit over Paris.

  • The Eiffel Tower ticket included does not allow access to the summit. You may add this access on your own at the main ticket desk on the day of your visit.

  • On crowded days (rare) at the Eiffel Tower, your skip the line ticket may require a short wait due to maximum capacity.

  • Walks provides a flexible Seine River Cruise ticket to use at your leisure either at the end of your tour or at the time/date of your choice. This cruise is audio-guided. This cruise is subject to delays or cancellation due to high water.

  • This cruise is audio-guided. This cruise is subject to delays or cancellation due to high water.

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

About operator:

Walks (takewalks.com, walksofitaly.com) began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group (cityexperiences.com) expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.