Paris is brimming with history, vibrant culture and elegance at the turn of every corner. Whether jewels from the past, stately 19th century architecture, proud statues of French glories, or the Ancient Egyptian obelisk in Place de la Concorde, experiencing Paris’s most significant treasures in one day may seem overwhelming. We have perfected an itinerary for our Paris full day tour to include the sights you simply can't miss, including the Louvre with the Mona Lisa, Notre Dame and the Île de la Cité, as well as a breathtaking cruise along the Seine to the Eiffel Tower, all in one perfect day.
First stop, the Louvre. We have crafted a route that ensures you see the very best of this monumental museum in just 1.5 hours. Sail past the crowds with skip the line access, while a passionate local guide cuts straight to the masterpieces you want to see most, like the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Venus de Milo, and of course Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Listen as these iconic artworks come to life with insightful and entertaining commentary from your personal expert, with answers to the big questions on some of the world's greatest art.
After the majesty of the Louvre, you’ll have some free time to indulge in Paris’s famous Latin Quarter for lunch in a postcard bistro, or a stroll along the Left Bank, the bohemian heart of Paris that once hosted greats like Picasso and Hemingway.
In the afternoon, you'll cover Notre Dame and the best of the Île de la Cité, the island where Paris was founded and its most famous church. Stand in awe of this Gothic masterpiece as your guide unravels the complex meanings carved into its facade before entering and marveling at original features such as 13th century stained glass windows. Your guide will entertain you with the intriguing history of this Parisian icon, from her construction through surviving the French Revolution, as well as pointing out its little known holy treasure.
After exploring Paris on foot, it’s time to see it from the Seine. With your pre-booked ticket there’s no need to wait in any lines – board your evening cruise and head down this mesmerizing waterway under some of Paris’s most famous bridges, admiring the sights that crown its banks. Watch as the Eiffel Tower comes into view and see it with a completely new perspective from the water for a snapshot memory of your perfect day in Paris.