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  • Paris: 1-hour River Seine Cruise

    1. Paris: 1-hour River Seine Cruise

    Embark on a cruise on the River Seine that begins at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Glide under the bridges of Paris and marvel at a succession of beautiful monuments along the waterway as you listen to commentary about Paris and the sights you pass by. During your cruise, you pass by the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, The Louvre, and more. Choose to take your cruise at night for another perspective of the "City of Light" altogether as the city becomes illuminated when evening approaches.  Individual audioguides are available in 14 languages and provide commentary about Paris and its history, monuments, and architecture. Please note the audio guide is available through your smartphone by connecting to the Wi-Fi onboard.

    Lovely boat and really well organised. Boat was full but you could still see everything and view wasn't obstructed

  • Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

    2. Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

    Take a night cruise on the River Seine and see Paris illuminated for the night. Listen to the on board audio-guide commentary on your smartphone (available in 14 languages) to learn more about the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and other attractions.  Glide gently through the Paris of today and yesterday as you enjoy panoramic views from the classic trimaran, with terrace and exterior passageways. Marvel at the illuminated sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Musée d’Orsay. See the ghastly gargoyles of Notre Dame, pass the imposing façade of the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, and many more sites.

    Lovely experience especially since the weather was getting cloudy and sunny within the same hour. Carry your headphones to hear the tour quite whilst you click pics with your same instrument!

  • Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

    3. Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

    Make the most of your time in Paris with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Admire breathtaking views of the city from the 2nd-floor observation deck and the summit.

    Meet your guide and ascend in the elevator to the 2nd-floor observation deck. Hear about the history of the tower, from its construction in 1889 to the most iconic symbol of Paris. Then, take another elevator to the summit of the tower to marvel at the skyline of Paris from above. Look out for monuments such as the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Pont Neuf.

    Also, enjoy a visit to the restored office of Gustave Eiffel. On the way down, make sure not to miss the new glass floor on the 1st-floor observation deck.

  • Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

    4. Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

    Climb aboard a panoramic pleasure boat for a dinner cruise along the River Seine in central Paris, and enjoy an à-la-carte 3-course meal as you take in views of the monuments, floodlit for the night. The entirely glassed-in boat is of a contemporary design, with onboard toilets for your comfort. See the historic quays of the Seine, and cruise past the golden dome of Les Invalides. Marvel at the bombastic buildings of the French Parliament and the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay. Get up close to the Gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral, see the imposing former prison of the Conciergerie, and cruise under some of the city’s most historic bridges. Live music will be played on the 8:30 PM cruise only, to set the scene, providing a relaxing backdrop to your meal of chef-prepared traditional cuisine. The 8:30 PM cruise will last for 2.5 hours and the 6:00 PM cruise ...

    Booked on line a few days before - very easy to navigate site. Boats depart right across the street from Eiffel Tower, so easy to find. There is a choice of two sailings, we opted for the 20.30 one. Excellent service throughout the whole experience. The waiter was very attentive, food was excellent (although only one vegetarian option for each course), and there was plenty to drink - we had a glass of pink champagne, a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine between 3 of us, all included in the price. Didn't feel like we were on a boat at all - very smooth passage. And stunning sites to finish it all off. Well worth the money, we had a great evening, just went too quickly!

  • Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

    5. Eiffel Tower: Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

    Experience the magic of Paris from a privileged perspective with direct access to the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide near the Eiffel Tower to hear stories from the past and present of this famous monument. The guide will then lead you past the ticket line, to ascend to the 2nd floor in the elevator.

    Marvel at mankind’s engineering marvels, built for the 1889 World Fair. From the 2nd floor, gaze out on panoramic views of the city, and find landmarks such as the Sacre-Coeur, Notre-Dame, and the River Seine

  • Louvre Museum: Tour

    6. Louvre Museum: Tour

    Get priority entry access to the Louvre Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the crown jewels of the French Monarchy, gaze back at Da Vinci's enigmatic Mona Lisa, and feel the passion coming from Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. Listen as your guide brings the art to life on an informative walk through the vast galleries. Explore relics from ancient Egypt and marvel at the impressive collection of Greek and Roman antiquities including the legendary Venus de Milo and the celebrated Winged Victory of Samothrace. Discover timeless sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, Neoclassical paintings by Jacques-Louis David, and iconic works from the French Romanticism period like The Raft of the Medusa. After the guided tour, spend as much time as you like explo...

  • Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs

    7. Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs

    Meet your guide to hear an introduction about the iconic tower and its creator. Then, enter the tower to climb up 704 steps over 30 flights. Catch your breath at the provided rest stops and see a side of the Eiffel Tower you would miss if you took the elevator. Upon arrival at the first level, take a well-earned break. Stand on the new glass floor, and explore the interactive exhibit telling the story of the monument's construction. Once you've reached the 2nd level observation deck, experience a unique sense of accomplishment. Take in the views of all the sights surrounding you and hear about the monuments and districts you can see from your guide, such as Montparnasse, Les Invalides, the Sacre-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.

  • Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

    8. Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

    Explore the Eiffel Tower like never before as you climb this monumental tower by foot. Your guide will give you an introduction to the iconic structure before leading you to the ticket entrance and should you have to wait in line for longer than expected your guide will keep you entertained with even more interesting facts and anecdotes. Begin your ascent, hearing stories behind the tower's creation and near demise as you take in the unique views from the staircase, accompanied by your expert guide all the way up to the 2nd floor. Take a break on the 1st floor and hear little-known facts about the tower and her architect. Experience the walk on a 57-meter high glass floor to take a few keepsake photos. Continue to the observation deck on the 2nd floor for bird's eye views of the Arc de Triomphe and other icons of Paris while enjoying your guide's insightful and entertaining commentary. ...

    Great tour with excellent and sympathic guide! Michelle was just great! Highly recommended!! Merci :))

  • Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

    9. Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

    Enjoy bird’s eye views of Paris from the second-floor observation deck of the Eiffel Tower.

    Meet your guide next to the Eiffel Tower for a brief introduction to the history of the tower. Then, enjoy direct access to the second floor, and hear interesting tales and anecdotes about the tower’s unique history from your guide.

    Learn more about the “City of Light,” and enjoy privileged views of the Notre Dame, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Les Invalides. Your guide will then leave you to enjoy the Eiffel Tower at your own pace.

    Ascend to the summit, without a guide, at your leisure for even more breathtaking views and enjoy a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar (if option booked).

    On the way down, make sure you stop on the 1st floor to walk on a new glass floor, 200 feet above ...

    It was great! Very informative. I just found the guide walked a little fast through security. Other than that excellent.

How to spend 3 days in Paris

Check out our suggestions of things to do and see in 3 days in Paris. Visit iconic landmarks, stroll alongside the always-romantic Seine River, and indulge in as many macarons as you can (they'll also look great on your Instagram feed!).

Day 1: Visit the city’s iconic sights

Morning

Start your first day in Paris with the most iconic landmark in the city: the Eiffel Tower. If you’re a first-time visitor to the French capital, you can’t skip the "Iron Lady." Arrive early or visit the tower on a skip-the-line tour to avoid long lines.

Afternoon

From the Eiffel Tower, hop on the subway and get off at station Palais Royal Musée du Louvre to visit Paris’s most famous museums. We suggest you stop for lunch before visiting the museum at one of the many cafes in the area with views of the river. Prepare to spend a few hours exploring the museum. If you’re on a tight schedule, check the highlights. Make sure you have time to smirk back at Mona Lisa.

Evening

From the museum, take the metro to Champs-Elysées, Paris’s most famous street. Walk down the road to the last must-see site of the day: Arc de Triomphe. Don’t skip the iconic view of Paris from the top. You also have plenty of dining options in the area, so you can choose the best one for your budget.

Day 2: Picturesque Paris - explore the historic center

Morning

Cross the bridge Pont Neuf to Ile de la Cité to visit one of Paris’s most iconic churches: Notre Dame. Despite the fire in 2019, the cathedral is still one of the must-see attractions in the city. Cross another bridge (Pont Saint-Louis) to explore the lesser-known island Ile Saint-Louis. Skip a heavy lunch because you’ll need the appetite for the afternoon activities.

Afternoon

Explore the culinary scene of Montmartre on your own or go on a guided food tour. Expect to find plenty of opportunities to taste cheese, wine, and chocolate along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for Instagrammable streets and popular attractions like the Moulin Rouge and the church Le Sacré Coeur.

Evening

Dine in the area if you still have room left for dinner or a nightcap. Walk along the Seine or enjoy a one-hour river cruise to admire the City of Lights at night.

Day 3: Palaces and Castles

Morning

Take the morning off to visit the Versailles Palace. The intricate details of the 19th-century building (and its famous resident Marie Antoinette) are worth the day trip from Paris. If you’re pressed for time, we suggest you take a skip-the-line guided tour.

Afternoon

Visit another kind of kingdom in the afternoon: Disneyland Resort Paris. Go on rides, explore the park, and take selfies with your favorite Disney characters. Not in the mood for theme parks? Head back to Paris from Versailles instead. Discover underground Paris by visiting the Catacombs.

Evening

On your last day in Paris, explore one of the city's most exciting neighborhoods: Le Marais. The former Jewish quarter of the city is also a great place to have dinner. Spot street art and some top Paris attractions, such as the House of Victor Hugo and Places des Vosges.

How should I get around in Paris?

The best way to get around in Paris is a mix of walking and taking the metro when you need a break. Paris's subway network is vast and efficient but bear in mind that it doesn’t run 24 hours a day. Avoid fines by keeping the metro ticket with you until the end of your ride.

Hop-on-hop-off Batobus (riverboat) or buses are also a convenient way to get around if you only want to visit the tourist attractions.

Good tips to know when visiting Paris

  • If you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing, check your favorite attractions’ opening and closing times. Some monuments and museums close on Monday or Tuesday.
  • Paris is best explored on foot, so remember to pack comfortable shoes. In total, the city has 20 neighborhoods (called arrondissements). Yes, that sounds like a lot of ground to cover, but keep in mind that not all include must-see attractions in Paris.
  • Most cafes and restaurants accept credit and debit cards but carry some cash just in case. Service and taxes are included in the check. Tipping is not mandatory, but it's appreciated.


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What people are saying about Paris

Booked on line a few days before - very easy to navigate site. Boats depart right across the street from Eiffel Tower, so easy to find. There is a choice of two sailings, we opted for the 20.30 one. Excellent service throughout the whole experience. The waiter was very attentive, food was excellent (although only one vegetarian option for each course), and there was plenty to drink - we had a glass of pink champagne, a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine between 3 of us, all included in the price. Didn't feel like we were on a boat at all - very smooth passage. And stunning sites to finish it all off. Well worth the money, we had a great evening, just went too quickly!

We were on the early cruise from 6:45 to 8. I actually mis-read the details and thought we'd be on the boat for 2 full hours and it would include the 8pm light show on the Eiffel Tower. It did not. As one of the first ones on the boat, we had the very first table at the front of the boat so windows in front and on the side. Unfortunately, it was a rainy night so taking pictures showed some drops. There was no narration of what we were seeing if that would be important. The food was ok; not what we've had in Paris proper but plenty acceptable. Wish we'd had better weather!

Delícioso passeio de barco passando pelos principais pontos turísticos.

Very nice guided sightseeing tour, informative and entertaining

Great experience with beautiful views to take pictures.