Your day begins at the Eiffel Tower where your guide will meet you, secure your tickets and lead you up in the elevators of this amazing Parisian icon. Along the way you will learn about Gustave Eiffel: The Young Engineer, The Entrepreneur, The Great Builder, and Life After The Tower. Once you reach the second level you will take a walk around its perimeter and view landmarks while you continue to learn about the lights, the construction, the paint and some of the tower’s legendary antics and experience a tour of Paris from the sky along with a brief lesson in the proud history of the city. When you return to the ground level, it's on to your boat cruise on the River Seine for a 30 minute ride filled with views of some of Paris’ most iconic landmarks.
"I saw so much on this tour and I never felt rushed!"
Next stop is the Ile de la Cite, the original city of Paris and home to the Gothic classic, the Notre Dame de Paris, where you can view its splendor from Point Zero, the geographic center of Paris, France. After you see the cathedral and learn of her history, your stroll on this island will take you past the ornate gates of the Palace of Justice, the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned during the Revolution, and the Saint-Chapelle church. Before you leave the island you will head towards the oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont Neuf.
Cross over the bridge to the right bank where you will stroll alongside the river past the Bouquinistes, or booksellers, and celebrate a tradition that dates back to the 15th century. You are almost at your last stop outside the magnificent Louvre Museum. Your guide will escort you through the Royal Courtyard and to the east end of the Historic Axis of Paris, next to the Tuileries Gardens, at the world famous Louvre Pyramid. From here your guide will bid you farewell and you are conveniently located to visit the Louvre, relax in the gardens, or stroll the Historic Axis along the Champs Elysees. If you decide to visit the Louvre, your guide will have insider tips on how to best enjoy the museum. You will not believe how much you have seen and experienced in just over 6 hours!