Reviewed by: KC F, October 2016
The tour was amazing. We were taken to the Louvre, Eiffel Tower lunch included and Notre Dame. The tour guide was fluent in several languages and seamlessly flowed from one to the other answering all questions asked. The most enjoyable part of the tour was taking the water taxi down the Seine from sight to sight. The water taxi ticket was good for the entire day so that when the tour ended we were able to use it to travel around the city the rest of the day. We highly recommend this tour for anyone new to Paris and a great refresher for those revisiting the city after years of absence.
Reviewed by: Gerald R, October 2016
First you meet at the tour office, and register/verify your ticket...they speak so many languages there. The group assembles and everyone is given a little receiver radio so you can hear your guide. The tour guide distributes Louvre tickets and walks you into the lower commercial gallery past Madison Du Chocolate. You get to skip the line at the Louvre. Pay attention, security scanner/metal detector machines are everywhere. You get to spend about 4 hours visiting all the key architectural features and exhibits...Venus, Mona, Napoleon, Winged Victory...its absolutely stunning. Then it's a bathroom break, collection of the radios, and distribution of tour boat and Eiffel Tower tickets. Then off to the Little Arc and Glass Pyramids. You then walk along the Seine and down to the river level to catch your tour boat to the Eiffel Tower. The boat tour is fabulous, plenty of pictures to take and sites to see. The bridges are adorned beautifully. The boat swings around the small Statue of Liberty before everyone disembarks right in front of the Eiffel Tower. Expedited lines, and security at the entrance to the base of the tower and security scan again before you enter the elevators to the tower. Then up to Level 58 restaurant for lunch. Food was very good and included with the tour package. There is plenty of time to go to the second tier of the tower, but depending on tourist volume, not enough time to go to the top. Views of Paris are stunning from this vantage point. 2-2.5 hours at the Eiffel Tower. The group meets back at the docking area to take the boat to Norte Dame Cathedral. Everyone disembarks, and crosses the bridge to the island. Expedited lines and security at the entrance again. No flash photography here. Notre Dame is breathtaking architecture. Manuela was our English speaking guide and she guided us at a good pace while presenting tidbits of historical information. She did a wonderful job keeping the group together and everyone engaged. The tour concluded at Notre Dame...1.5-2 hours. What's great about finishing the tour here, is I spent the rest of the afternoon/evening 5 hours just wandering and visiting different stores, and markets, while making mental notes of the menus of various Bistro Au Vin places. This tour was perfectly paced, priced, and presented. I loved every minute of the tour and considered it one of the best ways to enjoy the sights that Paris has to offer. I highly recommend this tour, don't hesitate. Skipping the line is well worth the cost of the tour. RER B will take you from CDG airport to Chatelettes Les Halls in less than 40 minutes...just follow the signs. Plan accordingly and enjoy!
Reviewed by: Jill B, October 2016
My husband and I would highly recommend this tour especially if you have limited time in Paris. We had a lovely time going to the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower where we had a delicious lunch, and Notre Dame as well as a cruise down the Seine. Our guide, Manuela, was very knowledgeable, upbeat and energetic. The only caveat I would give is that this is a WALKING tour. I'm not sure that is clear in the description but there is a lot of walking. We loved it but if you have limited mobility, this is not the tour for you.
Reviewed by: Paris trip, October 2016
Our guide was great! I really enjoyed the stories of Parisian history. If you want to hit some of the best highlights of Paris than this is the tour for you. Lunch at the Eiffel Tower was amazing, the Louve is so large that I was greatful for our guide to get us to the most popular sculptures and paintings. Notre Dame was beautiful and our guide again very knowledgeable .
Reviewed by: Tamara H, October 2016
Our tour guide Marina was EXCELLENT. She knew exactly what to show us at the museum, pointed out the things to see and do from the river cruises which were both really enjoyable and explained things we wouldn't have known otherwise about art in the museum, city points of interest and history, and Notre Dame. Couldn't have asked for a better day. She recommended a restaurant near Notre Dame for dinner, which we went to, and it was INCREDIBLE. Would do this tour with Marina again in a heartbeat.
Reviewed by: Nancy S, United States of America, October 2016
Guide was exceptionally knowledgable so learned a lot. Was not clear in the description that it was all a walking except for time on the boat tour so my friend had trouble keeping up. All of the major attractions were covered. The Eiffel Tower lunch was much better than I expected. Good food, good service and a glass of wine.
Reviewed by: Kelly J P, October 2016
This was a super day with a great guide, Claire! It was a great way to see three iconic Paris must-sees and to skip the line! I would absolutely recommend it!