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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 56 Customer Reviews

Fantastic tour. It’s our third Walks of Italy tour and won’t be our last.
Everything was really wonderful! We had a very good time. The only thing I might suggest is one more break sometime after lunch as we were pretty tired after the Louve.
Delphine was so lovely, and had a great knowledge and insight of Paris. We thoroughly enjoyed our day, and would definitely recommend this tour.
Nice to see all the sights but with a compromise of not enough time at each sight. Also by the end of the day that tired did not appreciate the Eiffel Tower.
Excellent guide ,very knowledgeable we had a great time !
Violette was an excellent guide!
Josephine was an exceptional guide. She was funny, informative and knowledgeable. I have 3 more tours with Walks and if they are anything like Josephine, I am in great hands. Loved loved loved the tour.
Our tour guide, Lilya, was fantastic!
Liliya was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and informative ,but lots of ffun. We learned so much about the Paris. It was a great tour.
Great adventure that got me to many of the highlights of Paris. Wonderful day!
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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We really enjoyed Josephine as our guide. She was very knowledgeable and thorough. Even though we had a busy day, we never felt rushed and she took the time to answer all of our questions. She was very helpful at lunch and recommended some places for us to eat. Unfortunately, the staff of the Eiffel Tower was on strike the day of our tour, but we were still able to visit and were offered either a refund for that portion or we could have gone the next day. This tour was highly recommended to me from a friend who went earlier in the year and I enjoyed everything about it. I will recommend your company to everyone. Thank you for a great experience.
We have previously participated with this company, (Walks of Italy), so our expectations were high for Walks of France. This tour, with Josephine as our guide went far beyond our expectations. The tour covered a lot of ground, and we really appreciated the organizational investment from Walks of France. To have done this on our own would have taken significant time. However, what really endures this company to us is the quality of their guides. Josephine was superb. She was dynamic, informative, sharing her knowledge without making the entire day feel like a university lecture. She took great care of us, navigating the metro and making sure we had enough bathroom breaks and coffee and food. Josephine paid individual attention to all of us, taking time to understand our different personalities and needs. It was informative, fun, and well worth our investment.
We had a wonderful tour with Violet! She was so knowledgable and helpful, even after our tour giving us recommendations for restaurants and other parts of the city to explore. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris for the first time, and absolutely plan on joining other tours in the future! Thanks again for helping to make my trip so wonderful!
Fantastic tour. It’s our third Walks of Italy tour and won’t be our last.
Everything was really wonderful! We had a very good time. The only thing I might suggest is one more break sometime after lunch as we were pretty tired after the Louve.
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Delphine was so lovely, and had a great knowledge and insight of Paris. We thoroughly enjoyed our day, and would definitely recommend this tour.
Nice to see all the sights but with a compromise of not enough time at each sight. Also by the end of the day that tired did not appreciate the Eiffel Tower.
Excellent guide ,very knowledgeable we had a great time !
We chose Walks as we had previously used them in Venice and Rome and were thrilled. Our experience was likewise in Paris. Josephine was a phenomenal guide with tremendous knowledge coupled with great style. She imparted a real sense of each stop on the tour to give us a real understanding of Paris. If you had a 6th special star rating, that's what I would choose. Absolutely fantastic day!!!
What an absolutely amazing tour! Can't say enough about it. Violet made the trip perfect with her organization, humor and vast, impressive knowledge about everything on the tour. Literally the best from start to finish! The walking part is no joke though. I just looked at my activity tracker and we walked 22,000 steps that day which translates to over 9 miles. Go for it! Book the trip....you won't regret it!
Violette was an excellent guide!
Josephine was an exceptional guide. She was funny, informative and knowledgeable. I have 3 more tours with Walks and if they are anything like Josephine, I am in great hands. Loved loved loved the tour.
Our tour guide, Lilya, was fantastic!
Liliya was fabulous. Very knowledgeable and informative ,but lots of ffun. We learned so much about the Paris. It was a great tour.
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Great adventure that got me to many of the highlights of Paris. Wonderful day!
Our original tour of Paris in a day was set for a few days earlier. We missed our tour guide. We arrived at 8:46am should have been at meeting spot by 8:30am with tour starting at 8:45am. I can't believe that the tour group was nowhere in the area. I tried calling the Walks of Italy and was on hold for at least 20-30 min. I'm not sure if there was a time difference. No one ever picked up the phone. I did get a voice message from Walks of Italy at about 2pm saying that the tour guide was waiting for us. Can I suggest that the tour guide has something more then a little 8 1/2 x 11" sign. Anyway, everything worked out fine in the end😍 I finally reached Walks of Italy and we were lucky enough to be able to join the group on 8/24. We were so thankful to Walks of Italy for accommodating us. Adam made the tour of Paris in a day truly amazing Having Adam as our tour guide was such a gift. He was such a pleasant guide who was so very knowledgeable. Adam is truly an asset to you company. We were sad when the day ended. Will always recommend your tours as our time spend with Adam was so memorable. Thanks!
I wish I could give our guide Violette a better rating than just most satisfied. She was incredible!! You can truly tell she has a passion for her city and the all it's history. She made sure we felt comfortable and safe at all times. She explained everything as we walked by or through, such as the history of a neighborhood we walked through, or the subway system. She helped those in our group with strollers or the little ones by holding hands when crossing a street. I recommend Violette to anyone booking this tour!
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.
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The Guide was very knowledgable and we enjoyed our walk. Thank you.
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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!
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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!!!