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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731NOTREDAME
Skip the line to climb the Notre Dame Cathedral Bell Towers and explore 2000 years of tumultuous Parisian history from the dark ages to the City of Light. By booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line! Numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 people on this small group walking tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.
At Notre Dame Cathedral you will not only visit the interior of the church, but will also have the opportunity to climb the famous bell towers for astounding views of Paris alongside the gargoyles that have protected the Notre Dame for centuries.

Your small group tour begins with a fascinating walking tour of the famous Ile de la Cité, in the heart of the Seine River, home to kings, revolutionaries and those famous gargoyles.

Here you will see why Victor Hugo selected Notre Dame as the setting for his widely acclaimed novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The flying buttresses, menacing gargoyles, soaring spires, monumental organ and imposing bell towers are as beautiful as they are ominous.

Experience history unfold as your expert guide recounts the amazing history of Notre Dame from antiquity to today on this incredible journey into the heart of medieval and Gothic Paris. For a dramatic finish, we will skip the long line to climb the 387 steps to the Notre Dame Bell Towers for a gargoyle’s-eye view of Paris. The long queues can last up to two hours, so skip the line and go to the head of the tour.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs near the Ile de la Cite
Departure Time:
10am (arrive strictly at 9:45am)
5pm (arrive strictly at 4:45pm - between July and August only)
Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes inside Notre Dame Cathedral

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10am Departure Tour Only
Code: EN1000NOBELL

Tour departs at 10am. This option doesn’t include “Skip the Line” and doesn’t go to “Notre Dame Bell Tower”. Duration of this tour option is 2 hours.

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USD $39.13
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2pm Departure Tour Only
Code: EN1400NOBELL

Tour departs at 2pm. This option doesn’t include “Skip the Line” and doesn’t go to “Notre Dame Bell Tower”. Duration of this tour option is 2 hours.

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10am Departure plus Bell Tower
Code: EN1000

Tour departs at 10am. Includes skip the line access to Notre Dame bell tower. Duration of this tour option is 2.5-hour.

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USD $49.19
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5pm Departure plus Bell Tower
Code: EN1700

Tour departs at 5pm. Includes skip the line access to Notre Dame bell tower. Duration of this tour option is 2.5-hour.

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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Visit to Ile de la Cite
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note: the access to the Towers of Notre Dame is included only if the option with Bell Tower is selected.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Roy G, July 2015

We were so glad we took this tour even though we had gone through Notre Dame on our own previously. Our guide Felix was fantastic - considerate, knowledgeable, respectful, informative and humorous. We learned a lot about Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame. We had older people and children in our group and Felix made sure the pace and info was appropriate for themhelped them with headsets, etc. He constanlty solicited questions and initiated conversation with us. Our tour of the cathedral itelf was very good stopping at various points of interest to explain what they were making sure we did not miss anything and at the same time being respectful of being inside a church. You skip the line for the Towers tour you don't skip the line to get into Notre Dame catherdral but it moves fast. Felix got us to the first level and then we were on our own for the climb to the two differet top levels - both with fantastic views of the city, close-up views of the Gargoyles and Chimera with ample time at your own pace to take pictures. One thing I would mention is that once you giver the Tower person your tickets and climb to the first level there is a N.D. Tower gift shop - you should shop for souveniers there- as you descend via a different staircase and do not visit that gift shop on the way down. Also I would recommend that the tour company provide you with an actual building address near the Ile de la Cite Metro stop meetng place as it is not easy to find.

Reviewed by: kido, July 2015

Great tour, the guide was lovely and knowledgeable. Notre dame is spectacular

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Tour code: 3731NOTREDAME