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Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Paris on a full-day sightseeing tour of France’s captivating capital. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit iconic monuments before ascending to the top of the Eiffel Tower for a fabulous French lunch. Sail past the long entrance lines with your priority access pass and feast upon the gourmet offerings of 58 Tour Eiffel, an esteemed eatery. Admire the classical splendor of the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles and conclude your day with a romantic sunset dinner cruise on the Seine River. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 18 guests.
  • Full-day highlights of Paris tour including Versailles
  • See top Paris attractions like the Louvre on a city sightseeing tour
  • Use your skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket to enjoy lunch at its prestigious 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Palace of Versailles on an audio tour and spend free time at Versailles Gardens
  • Finish your tour with a Seine River dinner cruise and see the sun set over Paris
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 18 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour makes it possible to visit both Versailles and the Eiffel Tower in just one day. 
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Sightseeing tour
Lunch with a choice of soft drink or glass of wine and coffee at 58 Tour Eiffel
Palace of Versailles audio tour
Early evening dinner cruise
Water, a quarter bottle of wine and 1 coffee with dinner
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France
Greet your guide at a convenient location and embark on a comprehensive sightseeing tour of France’s elegant capital city. From the comfort of your luxury minibus, see impressive monuments like the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe while listening to illuminating commentary from your guide. Cruise down the Champs-Élysees and marvel at the impressive museums of the Trocadero. See, too, iconic museum the Louvre, and the Gothic grandeur of Ile de la Cité.

After your sightseeing tour, ascend Paris’s architectural symbol for a delicious lunch of French specialties; sail past the long lines outside of the Eiffel Tower and head straight to the 58 Tour Eiffel Restaurant on Level 1. Feast your senses on delectable gourmet food and sweeping vistas of Paris as you enjoy this unique dining experience.

Revitalized, re-board your vehicle and travel to the nearby town of Versailles, a regal enclave famed for its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles. On an audio-guided tour, discover architectural highlights like the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s Bedroom, and then absorb the botanical beauty of the palace gardens.

Conclude your tour with a 1.5-hour dinner cruise on the serene Seine River. Feast upon a flavorsome array of French food and sip a refreshing beverage as you watch the sun sink into the horizon. Bid your group farewell at the end of your idyllic cruise.

Itinerary

Sample Menu: Lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel

First Course (choice of one):

Chicory salad with Comté cheese and walnuts

Mozzarella with sunblushed vegetables, capers and olives

Eggs Mimosa (hard-boiled eggs with seasoned yolks), served with lamb's lettuce and beetroot salad

Main Course (choice of one):

Quenelles of cod (mousse) with an Espelette pepper risotto

Tortiglioni pasta with bacon lardons and Parmigiano Reggiano sauce

Roast chicken, served with potatoes, herb purée, olives and a rich jus (sauce)

Dessert (choice of one):

Fromage frais (creamy desert cheese) with candied chestnuts

Coconut and pineapple panna cotta (light and creamy set dessert)

‘Eiffel Crunch’ with chocolate praline

Sample Menu: Seine River Dinner Cruise

First Course (choice of one):

Puy lentil broth, served with Foie Gras Royale (topped with a sour cherry compote)

Baked eggs with a mushroom and bacon fricassée (stew)

Chicken pâté en croute (in pastry)

Casserole of Burgundy snails in garlic and parsley

Main Course (choice of one):

Veal stew in a white sauce with pilaf rice

Salmon steak with pan-fried chicory

Braised beef cheeks with glazed carrots

Confit of duck ‘cottage pie’

Dessert (choice of one):

Assiette de fromage (cheese selection)

Crêpes Suzette (flambéed orange pancakes)

Chocolate mousse with toasted brioche

Lemon meringue pie

Île Flottante (sweetened egg-based desert served on custard) with pink pralines
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Musee d'Orsay
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Eiffel Tower
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Arc de Triomphe
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Place de la Concorde
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Seine River
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Champs-Elysees
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paris Bus Service Tours
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Paris Trip
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Hall of Mirrors
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • For the dinner cruise the dress code is smart casual (no shorts or sportswear)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris TRIP

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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What is the maximum group size during Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower?
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This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "A lot to see and you are on the move all the time but well worth it if looking for a 1 day tour." See review
  • "The reserved access to palace and gardens helped a lot because the lines were just crazy ." See review

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Really Enjoyed
dorseyt123
, Aug 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Although it felt a little "hurried," all attractions were beautiful and worthwhile. Lunch at Eiffel Tower was incredible but and dinner cruise was relaxing. Unfortunately Versailles was crazy busy and, while exquisite and amazing, the massive crowds and suffocating temps inside the palace were more than distracting. We had a little mishap early on the tour where the guide starting driving away while I was 1/2 in and 1/2 out of the van. It felt pretty dangerous and it seemed like she wasn't too concerned about it and could only give me a seemingly reluctant apology. Anyway, other than a couple snags that I can easily overlook, the tour is nice and we recommend.
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star-5
First time to Paris
152deborahf
, Aug 2019
I very much enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide was the most informed and enjoyable person to spend the day with. Not to mention everything we saw on this tour! Highly recommend you put this tour on your must-do list!
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Tour of Paris, Eiffel Tower, and Versailles
jwcraftca
, Jul 2019
This was an excellent experience for us, especially given that I had never been in Paris before. The guide/driver was knowledgeable and entertaining. The city tour at the beginning exposed us to parts of Paris that we had not seen yet. The Eiffel Tower is an amazing structure, especially if you are interested in the engineering aspects, and the view is great. Basically, all we had time for was having lunch in the fine restaurant on the "1st floor" (a bit misleading because this floor is quite a way above the ground!). The food and service were excellent. It took us an hour to get down because of the line to the elevator. It turns out that there are 2 elevators and that the other one was less crowded. When we got down, the driver took us out to Versailles. What an amazing place! It obviously was built to impress, and it impressed me. After waiting in the hot sun for quite a while, we did a walking tour inside the building. The only down side was the crowd! The place was packed. One reason for this was that it was a Tuesday, when places like The Louvre and the Orsay Museum are closed. My suggestion would be to avoid Tuesday. The place is huge, and we saw only a small part of it, but it was very interesting. Then we drove back to Paris, where we had a dinner cruise on the Seine. For me, the dinner was the least satisfactory part of the day--I wasn't impressed with the food, and we were in the sun during most of the cruise.
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Paris in a day
Departure816752
, Jun 2019
The tour was fine, wish we weren’t as rushed to see things. Sebastian was great. We did miss the dinner cruise (because of traffic) VERY disappointed about that, we were offered refund or cruise next night but had other plans so couldn’t do it all. I think the river cruise should of allowed us to go on next cruise that night. Let’s see if we get our refund like promised.
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Best of Paris Tour Including Versailles and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
Mobile58641461625
, May 2019
This was a great day! Our driver/guide was awesome with knowledge and entertainment. The lunch at the Eiffel Tower was very good, but due to the amount of people there we had little time to go up to the higher parts of the Tower. Versailles was incredible! Thank heavens for the no wait portion of our package because it was packed and it rained. The Dinner Cruise was very nice, food was good. It only lacked someone telling us what were looking at.
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star-4
Very good overview of Paris
831timothyg
, May 2019
Frederick is an excellent tour guide. Great sense of humor. Knows French history like a PhD. Not his fault, but Versailles is so crowded
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This was an awesome experience from...
charity.morris2
, Sep 2018
This was an awesome experience from start to finish! Our tour guide was fabulous and knowledgeable, eating at the Eiffel Tower was divine, Versailles tour was fascinating and beautiful and the river cruise and dinner was a wonderful! It was our first day in Paris and we loved every minute of this adventure!
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This tour was amazing. Lunch at...
Prasad W
, Aug 2018
This tour was amazing. Lunch at Eiffel was great and Versailles was beautiful. The reserved access to palace and gardens helped a lot because the lines were just crazy . Couple of tips - For Eiffel tower lunch you get to go to first level and then you can climb up to the 2nd level. However if you want to go all the way up , there is not enough time in this tour for that. You can come back in evening or some other day .
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Our tour began at the tour company's...
Laura P
, Aug 2018
Our tour began at the tour company's office. Vincent met our group, and we loaded up in a minivan. The day began with a sightseeing tour from the van. Vincent was very knowledgeable, and he made the tour fun. The only problem was with the minivan. It was very hard to see some of the locations he was telling us about. I'm not sure what could be changed, but when I was sitting in the middle seat, I missed a lot. We got to walk around when we got to Notre Dame, so that was nice. The Eiffel Tower lunch was fun, and there was plenty of time to walk around and go up to the second level. The food was good, but not amazing. The server was polite. After lunch, we drove to Versailles. We had some time to walk around the garden before our tour started. When we went in to the castle, he gave us earphones so we could hear him well as he described what we were seeing. Vincent is a great story teller, and he pointed out a lot of things that I would have missed without his tour. We had more time to see the gardens after the tour, and then he drove us back to Paris. He dropped us off at the Seine River dinner cruise. The food was good, but the real attraction was the view. There were large windows, and we got to see Paris from the river while we ate. It was really fun!
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I really enjoyed this tour, our host...
Lama
, Jul 2018
I really enjoyed this tour, our host was very knowledgeable and accommodating to everyone. would have liked more free time at Versailles as we didn't have enough time after the tour to explore at our leisure before we had to leave. Our host left us to dine alone for lunch and dinner and I was surprised that we were left to make our own way home at the end of the day and not to be taken back to the tour office. It didn't matter as the cruise ended at the Eiffel Tower so if you wanted to continue your night you could, however it would have been nice to be advised in advance or have it stated in the booking information. Lunch and dinner were both good and the wait staff at the Eiffel Tower were especially accommodating and friendly. My only criticism is the windows of the bus were dirty and as it was a sightseeing tour and you were taking photos from inside the bus it was a bit annoying. Also, a couple of groups left the tour at lunchtime as they only booked 1/2 day tour and left their rubbish inside the bus and it remained there for the rest of the day instead of being cleared away. Maybe a minor point but as we had another couple of people join us after lunch to go to Versailles it limited where they sat. I would recommend this tour.
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