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Key Details

  • City: Paris
  • Duration: Approx 10hrs
  • Start Time: 8.45AM

Tour Highlights

  • See all the top attractions of Paris in one day, with skip the line access to save you time at busy spots like the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, plus a sunset Seine River cruise!

  • Get a more local perspective wandering the streets of Montmartre to see incredible views, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, one of the neighborhood’s iconic windmills and even a tiny vineyard.

  • Discover the origins of the city on the Île de la Cité, including a guided tour of Notre Dame.
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Montmartre The view from Montmartre hill is best in the morning Street art in Montmartre A reconstruction of one of the famous Montmartre windmills Place du Tertre in Montmartre is full of street artists Montmartre has its own functioning vineyard Montmartre is at its quiet best in the morning The Colossal facade of Notre Dame Cathedral The Rose Windows of Notre Dame contain most of their original glass The Gallery of the Kings on the West Facade One of the stunning Rose Windows of Notre Dame Enormous gothic arches run along the nave of Notre Dame Your Paris tour includes skip the line access to The Louvre Museum The 'Mona Lisa' is sure to be a highlight of the day 'Winged Victory' in the Louvre Exploring the French painting wing 'The Coronation of Napoleon' at the Louvre Canova's 'Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss' With an expert guide, you'll get more from your Louvre visit Michelangelo's 'Slaves' at the Louvre The Eiffel Tower, as seen from Trocadero Plaza Board a boat for a sunset Seine Cruise Notre Dame from the Seine The Eiffel Tower from your Seine Cruise

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

No time? No problem!

If you’re short on time, our full-day Paris city tour is perfect for you. We take care of all of the logistics, tickets and skip the line access so you can see the best of the city in just one day. For one full day our local guide will lead you on an unforgetable tour of the city’s most amazing attractions, with a small group of 15 people or fewer so the conversation will be as easy as your travel.

A Complete Tour Of Paris Without the Hassle

Your Paris city tour starts at the base of Montmartre hill, where you’ll meet your guide and no more than 15 other traveling companions. Next, you’ll hop on the funicular for a lovely ride up to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica to take in stunning views of the city. From there your guide will lead you through the winding streets of Montmartre, stopping off at the neighborhood vineyard (remember, this is France), artist hangout Place du Tertre, and a reconstructed windmill, like those made famous by the cabaret club (and movie) Moulin Rouge.

Next, you’ll jump on the subway, Paris’ best public transport, for a short trip to the very center of historic Paris, the Île de la Cité. Here you’ll learn how the city grew from humble beginnings into one of the jewels of Europe. No building represents this transition better than the Notre Dame Cathedral, whose amazing gothic architecture you’ll examine inside and out as your guide gives you the true stories behind famous Parisian lore, like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of the Louvre Museum

After a short walk along the Seine river to the Louvre Museum, you’ll take a 1-hour break for lunch (taking advantage of restaurant recommendations from your guide.) Then you’ll skip the long entrance lines to the world’s largest art museum, for a tour of the highlights of their collection, including paintings from Raphael, Delacroix and Gericault and sculptures by Michelangelo. Of course, you can’t leave without seeing the 'Mona Lisa'. Your guide will explain its significance as well as the mysteries that continue to make it one of the world’s most intriguing paintings.

Skip long lines with Eiffel Tower tickets

From Paris’ most famous art museum to her most beloved monument, the next stop on this Paris city tour is the Eiffel Tower. After another short subway ride to the Trocadéro Plaza you’ll catch your first glimpse of her. This is by far the best vantage point to take pictures of the tower so you’ll stop on your way before crossing the river. As you ascend to the second level of the Eiffel Tower by elevator (skipping long lines with pre-reserved tickets), your guide will tell you the fascinating story of its construction. From the tower, they’ll point out the major landmarks at your feet, then leave you to enjoy your visit in your own time.

A Seine River Cruise, Just Because

The guided portion of your Paris tour ends here but your guide will leave you with a little gift courtesy of Walks: Tickets for a Seine River cruise that you can use immediately to take advantage of the beautiful Paris sunset, or save for the next day. Just a little something to show our appreciation for having spent an amazing day in Paris with us.

Cruising from west to east and back again, this boat tour (with audio included if you wish), takes you past favorite sites like the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, and Notre Dame, allowing you to get a different view of places you saw earlier as well as many beautiful bridges including the Pont Neuf.

From the windmills of Montmartre, to the sanctuary of Notre Dame, the halls of the Louvre, and the second floor of the Eiffel tower, you will pack more postcard-worthy attractions into one day that you could into a week of normal sightseeing. There is simply no better way to experience the culture, history, and beauty of the City of Lights in a short period of time.

Sites visited

  • Montmartre
  • Notre Dame
  • Île de la Cité
  • Louvre
  • Trocadéro Plaza
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Seine Cruise

Included

  • Skip the Line Louvre tickets
  • Skip the Line Eiffel Tower tickets
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Expert licensed guide
  • Headsets

Reviews

5-stars from over 37 Customer Reviews

I wish an audio recording of Adam's comments were available. He was so knowledgeable and so interesting to listen to. but I simple couldn't retain everything he told us.
felix was spectacular!!! really made our paris experience perfect! will recommend and look forward to using this tour in italy next year!
Adam was a phenomenal guide who was funny, patient and extremely knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited. We had a great time!
Violet was extremely good!
I have taken a tour in Rome with your company and it was amazing hence my next booking in Paris The tour was absolutely fantastic all the more so because of Josephine. Her energy and knowledge of Paris was inspiring. Thank you
The earphones need to be upgraded so they work all the time. Otherwise, it was amazing
We did tours last summer with your company and loved them. Same this summer. The tour of Paris was great! My only complaint was the audio system kept cutting out. I understand you rent them from another company. Maybe let them know. It was raining so maybe that had to do with it.
The Guide was very knowledgable and we enjoyed our walk. Thank you.
Adam was brilliant!
Tina is very energetic, fun, friendly, and knows a lot about art history, European history and politics. We loved spending the day with her!
Tour was wonderful. Got to see everything we wanted to. Loved our guide, Tina. She knows her stuff and is passionate about Paris .
Excellent tour !!!
Our third tour with Walks after previously using the company to see Florence and Rome. As always very pleased and impressed. Violette was a wonderful tour guide. Just the right amount of time seeing the major sites of Paris, with a good blend of historical context and humor.
Everything was great!!! Rafaelle was wonderful!!!
Our guide, Violette, was absolutely wonderful! She was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, engaging, passionate, and prompt. The tour was very well-paced; we covered a lot of ground, yet I never felt rushed.
Excellent knowledge and people skills from Violette. Afternnon a bit heavy with all the information imput at The Louvre but overall day was excellent and will recommend to friends.
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Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Please remember that Notre Dame Cathedral is a holy place, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Please note that it is sufficient to bring extra coverings with you and put them on before our entrance to the holy areas.

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Lilya our guide was truly amazing beyond anything that i can imagine. Her knoweledge in art and history really showed when we went with her on that trip. She was knowledgeable and funny and kept it interesting. One of the best guides ive ever met for sure even when the trip was done she helped me when i asked her about places in paris. This by far was the best thing ive done during my visit to Paris and i will sure recommend this to my friends and my family when they go to france.
I wish an audio recording of Adam's comments were available. He was so knowledgeable and so interesting to listen to. but I simple couldn't retain everything he told us.
Our guide Adam was the absolute BEST! He was so friendly & informative! We enjoyed the Paris In A Day Tour and definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to go on a tour that will give you an opportunity to see the best Paris sites.....and the skip the lines was a PLUS! Thank you! We had an amazing time and covered so much!
felix was spectacular!!! really made our paris experience perfect! will recommend and look forward to using this tour in italy next year!
Adam was a phenomenal guide who was funny, patient and extremely knowledgeable about all of the sites we visited. We had a great time!
I thought it was great! Having previously been several times to all the locations, I was prepared to ease into lovely boredom for the sake of my 11-year-old daughter and her beloved ex-nanny, both visiting Paris for the first time -- so it was a very pleasant surprise to learn quite a few new things. Adam was terrific, good-humored, knowledgable about everything and seemingly able to take the conversation in more than one direction depending on people's interest. I was so pleased, in fact, that we are going with you to the Catacombs on Wednesday...
Violet was extremely good!
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Realised that it was way too packed for a day. The guide Tina was fantastic: very knowledgeable, conversing well as also making sure the group was together. Appreciate the way she took care of the older people in the group.
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Tina was friendly, entertaining, and most of all knowledgeable about the beautiful city of Paris. She really knows her stuff. I was most impressed with her extensive knowledge of art and architecture and the Notre dame cathedral. I wish we had more time in Paris as we would have done additional tours but since we were only there for two days we felt this was the best way to see and learn as much about the city as possible without wasting time navigating by ourselves and trying to find information about the places we were visiting. Tina was very well versed at providing that information and answering a host of questions. I would recommend this tour even if you have more time in Paris. There is nothing like a knowledgeable guide. Thank you Tina for making our short time in your city so enlightening. Alan and Andrea Wilkinson Groton NY. USA
I have taken a tour in Rome with your company and it was amazing hence my next booking in Paris The tour was absolutely fantastic all the more so because of Josephine. Her energy and knowledge of Paris was inspiring. Thank you
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The earphones need to be upgraded so they work all the time. Otherwise, it was amazing
We did tours last summer with your company and loved them. Same this summer. The tour of Paris was great! My only complaint was the audio system kept cutting out. I understand you rent them from another company. Maybe let them know. It was raining so maybe that had to do with it.
(No comment)
The Guide was very knowledgable and we enjoyed our walk. Thank you.
(No comment)
Adam was brilliant!
Tina is very energetic, fun, friendly, and knows a lot about art history, European history and politics. We loved spending the day with her!
(No comment)
Tour was wonderful. Got to see everything we wanted to. Loved our guide, Tina. She knows her stuff and is passionate about Paris .
Excellent tour !!!
We enjoyed our tour with Liliya very much.. she was funny, interesting and a very lovely person. It wasn't the fault of the tour operators that the Cardinal was being appointed at the Notre Dame the same day of our tour but it was disappointing that we couldn't enter. Would have appreciated a replacement site of interest rather than to stand outside under the trees... we didn't even get a photo op of this famous cathedral from the outside as we were busy crossing roads or listening to her narrative. The tour of the Louvre was excellent albeit a little rushed.. lots to cover in such a short time but we were content that the 'important' exhibits were covered. Overall, we enjoyed our day very much! Thank you Liliya!
Choosing a tour in Paris with an Italian company sounded like a weird idea, but thanks to all the good references, I gave it a try and wow - that was really something. And this Croatian girl, Tina, she is amazing, so knowledgeable, so passionate, she kept on talking all day long, she was like a neverending source of knowledge and interesting stories that kept us focused all day long. Perfect in French, super good at English. Thanks, it was definitely worth the money. All my best wishes, Majda
We were in Italy for 2 weeks, along with a few days in Paris. During this time, we took several tours with Walks and other tour companies. Hands down, Walks is the way to go. Not only are the groups smaller, but the guides are extremely knowledgeable on the subjects that they are touring. There wasn't a single question that they couldn't answer in detail. Along with actually enjoying what they are doing. This is a full day tour, with lots of walking, but well worth it. You will see and learn so much about Paris and its history, along with seeing some amazing sites. The river cruise at the end can be taken at that time or on another day. We chose to come back and take it on Sunday morning. Violette was the ultimate guide and kept us all fed with knowledge and facts, along with a great sense of humor. As I mentioned before. Walks is the best tours. We will definitely use them again on future trips.
We LOVED Violet! She was super friendly, funny, very educated and so easy to listen and talk to. She is the best!! We were nervous to do a day tour but it was amazing!! We got to see so much, we never felt rushed, the timing was perfect, we weren't ready to go! We absolutely loved the tour. We felt lucky to get such a great guide and will recommend this to our friends. We wi definitely use this company again. Thank you!!
Our third tour with Walks after previously using the company to see Florence and Rome. As always very pleased and impressed. Violette was a wonderful tour guide. Just the right amount of time seeing the major sites of Paris, with a good blend of historical context and humor.
Everything was great!!! Rafaelle was wonderful!!!
Raffielle was an excellent tour guide. The entire day was well planned and she kept us on schedule. She took us to locations and explained the history of each site and always made sure everyone had time for photos and questions. We've experienced other walking tours from other companies and believe this was the best one we've had. She made sure we had breaks along the way and accommodated several people needing the "emergency" bathroom break. Her English was clear and it was easy to understand what she was saying during the tour. I hope you compensate her well for her part of the walking tour as she is an outstanding employee who went above and beyond to make our first trip to Paris extra special. Raffielle exemplifies a professional level that I hope all of your tour guides strive to be. She was phenomenal and we went home feeling we learned so much about Paris. I'm glad we chose Walks of Italy and believe it was money well spent. I hope you will make sure she knows what a great job she does and make sure she is compensated accordingly. Thank you!
Violet was the perfect tour guide. Her English was impeccable and she answered all of our questions to the best of her ability. She seemed very interested in the facts and history that she gave us, making us more interested as well. All in all she was amazing and very relatable, something that was much appreciated for someone as young as my friend and I. She made us feel right at home and I would 10 out of 10 go on another tour with her again or recommend her to anyone else. We had an amazing time, thank you Violet!
Our guide, Violette, was absolutely wonderful! She was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable, engaging, passionate, and prompt. The tour was very well-paced; we covered a lot of ground, yet I never felt rushed.
Violet Andres is not just good...memorable! What energy, knowledge and love of Paris...Violet was fantastic. Getting the "skip pass" ticketes coupled with her commentary made our Paris trip memorable. Do Walk of Paris trip right away on your trip. It made the other museum & historical visits timely. Well worth the money
Violette was the most amazing tour guide. She is so well informed about the history and art of Paris and kept us entertained with her great sense of humor. Her passion for art and her depth of knowledge make her an excellent tour guide. We would love to have Violette as our tour guide again. Please let her know how much we appreciated our tour!
Delphine Godard was our host in Paris and I am unable to express how amazing she was on our tour! Her knowledge of the town, the history and the secret back streets we took to capture that extra sight or view of the city was brilliant. Absolutely Perfect!. Please pass this feedback to her. With thanks Rodney and Donna Marshall
Excellent knowledge and people skills from Violette. Afternnon a bit heavy with all the information imput at The Louvre but overall day was excellent and will recommend to friends.
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