Perfect Day in Paris Tour: Louvre, Notre Dame and Cruise Down the Seine

Experience three of the City of Light's top sights on our Perfect Day in Paris Tour. Meet passionate local guides for a 1.5-hour exploration of the Louvre’s acclaimed masterpieces crowned by the Mona Lisa, then visit Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité. Top it all with an unforgettable cruise down the Seine for amazing views of the Eiffel Tower from the river.


8 Hours

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Wed, Fri, Sat

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Meeting Point

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Arc du Carrousel (Louvre)
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Tour inclusions: you get all of this

  • 1.5-hour guided visit to the Louvre including masterpieces like the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and Winged Victory of Samothrace
  • Guided visit to Notre Dame inside and out with the Ile de la Cité
  • Skip the line access at both Notre Dame and the Louvre
  • Scenic Seine River cruise with incredible views of the Eiffel Tower
  • Expert commentary from passionate local guides
  • Groups of no more than 25 people

What makes this tour special?

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’ 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 Ile 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’ 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 Ile 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’ 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.

Get the Most Out of the Louvre

Explore the best of the Louvre, skipping the long lines and heading straight to the masterpieces you want to see, like the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and more, all with expert commentary from a art historian guide.

Visit Notre Dame and the Ile de la Cité

Birthplace of Paris and home to its most beloved church, Notre Dame, you’ll marvel at the intricate Gothic architecture and vibrant stained glass windows as your guide fills you with insight on the fascinating history of this Paris icon.

A Romantic Cruise on the Seine

Close a perfect Parisian day with a leisurely cruise down the Seine to admire the city’s sights from the water, including its bridges and a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower where your boat will leave you to feast your eyes on the 'Dame de fer'.

Last 5 Reviews out of 215 Reviews

ANN 28 February 2017
Charlie was extremely knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm to give the tour.

KATHRYN 27 February 2017
Charlie was wonderful!! He had so much knowledge and wonderful charisma. We had such a good time we would do any tour with Charlie.

CHRISTINE 27 February 2017
Charlie was knowledgeable and very charming. Fantastic tour! Great introduction to Paris for my young daughter and niece. Highly recommended. Christine Sherry

KIRAN 26 February 2017
Adam was awesome! He is very knowledgeable, funny and made sure everyone was involved.

LINDSEY 21 February 2017
Adam was an amazing guide. He was so knowledgeable and well versed in French history, and very funny and entertaining as well.

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About City Wonders

With City Wonders it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sites to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make City Wonders so special

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