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

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  • Duration
    8 h.
  • Start time
  • Meeting Point
    Arc du Carrousel (Louvre) (Details at Booking)
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Fri, Sat
  • Language
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 Île de la Cité. Top it all with an unforgettable cruise down the Seine for amazing views of the Eiffel Tower from the river.

Tour Highlights

  • Guided visit of the Louvre
  • Guided visit of Notre Dame & Ile de la Cité
  • Boat cruise on the river Seine
  • All entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guides
Mona Lisa Painting Close up

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.

Ile de la Cite Sunset View

Visit Notre Dame and the Île 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.

Boat on Seine River in background Eiffel Tower

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'.


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.

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What's included

  • Guided visit of the Louvre
  • Guided visit of Notre Dame & Ile de la Cité
  • Boat cruise on the river Seine
  • All entrance tickets and reservation fees
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guides

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Transfers between tours
  • Food and beverages


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

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Claudia was a great and...

Claudia was a great and knowledgeable guide!

Martin held our attention...

Martin held our attention throughout the entire tour with a mixture of trivia and facts.

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Out time with Kotryna was one of the best City wonders tours we took. We spent just enough time at all the 'big name' works of art and enjoyed her narrative at some lesser known pieces of art. My two teens were engaged throughout the tour and enjoyed themselves as well.

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  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
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