To tap into the traditional spirit of Parisian extravagance be sure to book on to one of our full day tours, which specialise in combining the best of Paris sightseeing and nightlife for a really memorable and entertaining trip. From intimate minivan tours to the opulent Versailles or a night out at the Moulin Rouge, all of the tours listed below team a trip to the Eiffel Tower with other exciting aspects of the capital and will please families, couples and individual travellers alike. The tours last for between 7 and 10 hours, and are recommended for those who want to visit a wider range of attractions and have enough time in the city to explore further than just the Tower itself.
Eiffel Tower, Cruise, Moulin Rouge and Dinner
Eiffel Tower, Seine Cruise, Moulin Rouge Show – Dinner at the Eiffel Tower
- £215 per person
- 7 hours long
- Departs daily at 6.15pm
- Transport to your arrondissement after the show around 1.15am
- Glass of champagne during the Moulin Rouge show
Paris by night is a truly breathtaking sight, with many of its famous landmarks lit up and sparkling against the night sky and with a heightened sense of the romance and charm of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. This incredible value tour combines three of the top nightlife experiences to be had in the capital, beginning with dinner at the Eiffel Tower before moving on to an evening Seine cruise and one of the notoriously entertaining shows at the Moulin Rouge, the original home of cabaret in Paris. Each individual part of the tour is a must for those looking to explore Paris by night, and together they make for an enchanting evening beneath the stars that will stay with you long after you return home.
The 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower affords stunning views across the city, and the panorama is made even more unforgettable at night when the streets are threaded with different coloured lights and larger monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe are illuminated against the darkened sky. With modern and delicious dishes on offer, the restaurant communicates the perfect balance of magic and style to kick off the evening. Following your meal, after which if time allows you may be able to ascend to the second and top floors for a windswept look at the city lights, the tour takes you on an hour’s cruise past some of Paris’ most visited monuments including Notre-Dame and the Louvre, both of which leave a haunting impression when shimmering by night. The final stop of the tour is at the Moulin Rouge, where your ticket entitles you to entry and a glass of champagne during the show. Famed for the introduction of the can-can and the music hall quality of its perfomers, the Moulin Rouge is a glittering and glamourous ode to cabaret that will leave your head spinning and your eyes popping, and is the perfect way to round off a bewitching night!
Paris by Boat and Foot
Paris Full Day by Boat and Foot
- £113 per adult, £61 per child (age 3 to 11)
- 7 and a half hours long
- Departs at 9am every day except Tuesday in peak season and on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in off-peak season
Explore three of the aspects that made Paris the city it is today, with art, religion and technological innovation all interwoven into this excellent city tour. Part of the day takes the form of a walk through the streets of Paris with an accomplished guide, giving you the opportunity to absorb the sights and sounds of the city first hand, with the Seine river shuttle transporting you between stops in an elegant and exciting way. The main focus of the tour is split between three of the capital’s most-visited attractions; the Louvre gallery, the opulent cathedral of Notre Dame and of course, the imposing heights of the Eiffel Tower.
Begin the day with a visit to the Louvre, the most visited art museum in the world and one of the most striking pieces of architecture in Paris, with its juxtaposition of baroque palatial background and starkly contemporary glass pyramid through which you can see inside the gallery. The Louvre has a rich and varied history, from its 9th century origins to the fictional adventures of Dan Brown’s characters within its walls, but perhaps the most famous aspect of the museum is its housing of the Mona Lisa and Venus di Milo. Visitors on the tour can explore some of the 35,000 works of art on display before taking the shuttle to the Eiffel Tower, where lunch can be enjoyed at the first floor restaurant overlooking the city. After taking some snaps of the landscape from above, the tour heads towards the Gothic architectural masterpiece of the Notre Dame cathedral for a guided tour around the building, after which the tour concludes leaving you to explore the quaint roads of the Île de la Cité on which Notre Dame is situated.
Paris Sightseeing by Minivan
Paris Sightseeing by Minivan: Seine Cruise, Eiffel Tower Lunch, Notre Dame and Montmartre
- £195 per person
- Departs at 8.30am daily
- 8 hours long
- Hotel pick up and drop off included
If you’d rather avoid the large coach tours that tend to dominate in Paris, the minivan tour is the perfect intimate alternative for a fantastic day’s sightseeing in the capital of romance and beauty. The Paris Sightseeing by Minivan tour combines a general trip through the main streets and landmarks dotted around the city with a cruise on the river Seine, lunch on the Eiffel Tower and free leisure time to wander around the picturesque districts that house the Notre Dame cathedral and Sacre Coeur, making it an excellent choice for travellers that want to cover a lot of ground and be able to engage on a more personal level with their guide.
After being picked up from your hotel at 8.30am by the driver and guide, you will be taken on an orientation tour along the main boulevards of Paris including the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe in order to give you a taste of the city, whilst the knowledgeable guide fills you in with a brief history of each major landmark. Once you have covered all the main sights by van, you will switch to the water to gain a fresh perspective on the capital’s monuments as you drift along the river Seine in a tour boat, granting a unique look at the varied architecture lining each bank. The Eiffel Tower is the next stop on the tour, with a three course lunch on the first floor at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant to sate your appetite and provide breathtaking views across the Parisian landscape. After lunch you will progress to Notre Dame, the spectacular Gothic cathedral on the Île de la Cité, where you will have some free time to explore at your own pace before being taken to the historic district of Montmartre. This was once known as the bohemian quarter of the city and was painted by artists including Picasso and Renoir, and the area still retains something of its liberal atmosphere with painters thronging the streets near the steps of the stunning Sacre Coeur.
Eiffel Tower, Cruise and Versailles
Eiffel Tower Ticket, Seine River Cruise and Palace of Versailles Skip the Line
- £133 per adult, £62 per child (age 4 to 17)
- Departs daily except for Monday at 8.45am
- 10 hours long
- Skip-the-line entrance to the Eiffel Tower included
- Transport by air conditioned coach
Grandeur and technological daring have often sat side by side in Paris, so this tour encompassing the opulent Palace of Versailles and the pioneering engineering of the Eiffel Tower offers a real insight into the heart of Parisian culture. With sections including a morning trip and guided sightseeing tour around the Palace of Versailles, lunch in a Parisian restaurant, a cruise along the evocative ribbon of the Seine and a skip-the-line ticket to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, where you can end the day basking in the glory of the incredible panoramas offered by the observation platforms on the first and second levels.
Begin the day by travelling out to the magnificent Palace of Versailles, which was the home of the royal court during the reign of Louis XIV and retains some of its original glamour and prestige to this day. A knowledgeable tour guide will take you around the Royal Apartments and the impressive Hall of Mirrors, as well as leaving time for a stroll around the stunning formal gardens with their marble statues, avenues and fountains – you can even watch a fountain display to music at selected intervals. The coach will take you back to Paris for a delicious three course lunch in a restaurant, before you depart once more for a city tour in the coach complete with an audio commentary providing background information on each historical landmark that you pass. The afternoon sees a relaxing river cruise along the Seine for a different perspective on the glorious Parisian architecture that is dotted along both banks of the city, and the tour concludes with instant access to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, where you can wander around at your leisure and absorb the amazing views of Paris below.