Make the most of your visit to the City of Light and check off the top items on your “must-see” list of Paris on this full-day, guided waking tour. Climb the stairs of the The Eiffel Tower, learn the secret scandals inside the world famous Louvre Museum, and explore the original city of Paris, Ile de la Cite, home to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Enjoy a stroll along the beautiful River Seine. This small-group tour is limited to a maximum of 15 people.
Your tour will begin at the Eiffel Tower where your guide will meet you, secure your tickets and lead you up the stairs for a unique visit to this amazing landmark.
During the first leg of your climb you will learn about Gustave Eiffel: The Young Engineer, The Entrepreneur, The Great Builder, and Life After The Tower. Once you reach the first 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 towers legendary antics.
Following a break, you will continue on to the second level as the scenery expands all around you. From here your guide will give you a tour of Paris from the sky, along with a brief lesson in the proud history of the city. Then, you will return to street level over the river and to the Trocadero for an iconic view of the Eiffel Tower.
Next, you will head underground and ride the famous Paris metro, where your guide will teach you how to navigate the metro system. Your next stop will be Paris' most exciting square, in front of the Renaissance masterpiece, the Hotel de Ville. As you stroll along the street, there will be many sidewalk cafes and restaurants for you to have your lunch at (at own expense).
After lunch, you will rejoin at the island of Ile de la Cite, the original city of Paris and home to the Gothic classic Notre Dame de Paris. Your stroll on this island will take you past the ornate gates of the Palace of Justice, the Concierge where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned after the Revolution and the Saint-Chapelle church. Before you leave the island you will head towards the oldest bridge in Paris: the Pont Neuf.
Your last stop will be at the magnificent Louvre Museum. You'll enter through the Royal Courtyard and walk past the world-famous Louvre Pyramid to meet your expert art historian for your Louvre Scandals and Controversies Tour. This is a unique and streamlined way to experience some of the world's most famous works of art.
Your tour will end at the Mona Lisa, where you'll be free to spend as much time as you want in the museum.