Half Day

The Eiffel Tower is undoubtedly one of the most majestic additions to the Parisian skyline and is deserving of a visit just to climb its pillars and marvel at the view, but for a truly special experience you might want to consider combining a trip to the Tower with other Paris highlights such as a cruise along the river Seine, a sightseeing tour of the city or dinner on the Eiffel Tower itself. Our half day tours are between 4 and 5 and a half hours long, enabling you to get the best out of the Eiffel Tower and carry out any other plans you have in the capital. A few tours take place in the evening, marking an idyllic end to a day’s sightseeing, and are therefore a fantastic choice for couples searching for a romantic and memorable sunset.

Eiffel Tower, Cruise and Illuminations

Eiffel Tower PLUS Seine Cruise PLUS Paris Illuminations

  • £67 per person (children under 3 go free)
  • 4 hours long
  • Transport via air conditioned coach
  • Departs at 6pm daily
  • Includes access to second floor of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower at sunsetExperience the spectacle of Paris by night with this fantastic three-part tour, which takes you on a moonlit journey through the capital of romance both through its labyrinthine streets and via the river Seine. Beautiful by day, at night Paris transforms to become one of the most visually stunning urban backdrops in the world, with a combination of modern design and charming tradition that is uniquely Parisian and an unforgettable sight for any first-time visitor.

The tour begins with a visit to the Eiffel Tower itself, arriving at the iconic monument in the early evening in order to capture a romantic vision of the city at sunset. Skip-the-line access to the first and second floors of the Tower is included in the price of the tour, with ample time for you to discover what each level holds at your own pace – there are exhibitions, restaurants and glorious views of Paris to keep you entertained. Following this the tour moves on to the river Seine where you board a boat for a relaxing cruise between the Right and Left banks of the city, gliding underneath many imposing bridges and admiring the grandeur of Paris’ traditional architecture. The cruise is accompanied by an explanation of the capital’s history and details about the major sights that you pass along the way. The evening culminates in a transfer to a coach for an arresting and informative look at some of the city’s most famous landmarks, with the opportunity to marvel at them as they are illuminated at night. This part of the tour takes in the Champs Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, Concorde and Vendome squares, Madeleine Church and of course the Eiffel Tower, amongst other memorable attractions.

Eiffel Dinner and Cruise

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

  • £136 per person
  • Departs at 6.15pm daily
  • 4 hours long
  • Transport by air conditioned coach

Ideal for couples looking for a romantic way to begin or end a stay in Paris, the Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise ticket is a magical evening tour that allows you to see Paris both from the air and from the water whilst the city is at its best, illuminated underneath the night sky. Combining a three course dinner at the Eiffel Tower with a relaxing boat cruise along the famous river Seine, the tour is a great way to get an interesting perspective on some of the most striking landmarks in Paris whilst enjoying a delicious meal and an entertaining journey along the spine of the capital.

The tour begins in the early evening, when you are taken by luxury coach to the Eiffel Tower for a memorable dinner looking down upon the city. After skipping the queues and ascending to the first floor of the building you enter 58 Tour Eiffel, the restaurant on the first floor, where you will be served a three course meal with wine next to some of the most incredible views that Paris has to offer – vegetarian options are also available. Following some free time in which visitors can stroll around the observation platforms and take photographs, the tour moves on to the river Seine for a romantic cruise along the river at night, with many of the city’s most spectacular landmarks illuminated besides its banks including Notre Dame cathedral and the Louvre.

Paris in a Nutshell

Paris in a Nutshell: Seine Cruise, Lunch at the Eiffel Tower and more!

  • £89 per person
  • 5 hours long
  • Departs at 9am and 12pm daily
  • Transport by air conditioned coach

Eiffel Tower from belowPerfect for first-time visitors to Paris or those with a limited amount of time to spend in the city, the Nutshell tour condenses all the best bits within the capital into one day’s sightseeing, complete with knowledgeable and helpful tour guides to enhance your understanding of this beautiful city. A guided coach tour around Paris’ top tourist attractions, lunch at the Eiffel Tower and a cruise along the river Seine are all included with the price of a ticket, and there are audio commentaries in several different languages with options for both children and adults.

Set off for the day in your air conditioned coach that helps you get to grips with the geography of the city, with a driver taking you around the most famous and historic parts of Paris including the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, Notre Dame cathedral and L’Opera. The informative audio commentary on the coach helps to give you a sense of the history of each landmark as well as impressing the character of each distinct quarter of the city. Having got your bearings on the ground, make for the skies and ascend the legs of the Eiffel Tower for an unforgettable lunch overlooking the winding streets, parks and grand buildings that constitute the Parisian landscape. The 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant is located on the first floor of the Tower and serves food with the best view of the city going. Conclude the afternoon with a magical cruise along the river Seine, gaining an entirely new perspective on the different monuments that you have seen earlier in the day and allowing views on both sides of the river, with many notable buildings lying along the banks of the Seine.

Paris Musts

Paris Musts

  • £87 per person
  • 5 and a half hours long
  • Transport via air conditioned coach
  • Departs at 12pm daily

The Eiffel Tower in ParisThe Paris Musts tour offers prospective visitors to the capital three different ways to see the city; from the ground, from the water and from the air! Beginning with a luxury coach ride around the most famous monuments in Paris, the tour also takes in the city’s unique charm via a cruise on the river Seine and ends with an aerial view over the landscape from the observation decks at the Eiffel Tower, where patrons also enjoy a three course lunch with wine at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant on the first floor. With so many unmissable sights concentrated in one place it can be difficult to feel like you are truly discovering all that Paris has to offer during a short stay; however, the friendly and knowledgeable guides on the tour endeavour to give you a sense of the city’s history and personality whilst transporting you around all of its most important landmarks.

Start the day by hopping on to your luxury air-conditioned coach, where the trained tour guide will tell you all about the background behind the grand facades as you are taken around some of the most significant buildings and areas in the city, including Place de l’Opera, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Champs Élysées. After an hour of seeing the city this way you will switch perspective and take to the water for a further 60 minute cruise along the Seine, passing underneath some of the famous bridges that connect the Left and Right banks and absorbing the romantic atmosphere of Paris on a different level. The tour finishes at the Eiffel Tower, where you can anticipate a quick entry up to the observation decks for incredible panoramic views of the city skyline and an interesting assortment of pictures, film and displays focusing on the Tower’s history. Whilst on the first floor you will experience the unique sensation of dining above the city with a three course lunch in the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant, which has spectacular views across the urban sprawl below.

Join the Conversation


  1. Hi, may be going to Paris for my 10th wedding anniversary. How much if available would it cost for a guided tour via boat finishing off with a meal?

    Dates; 30th September 2011 – my be flying from uk at 5 arriving at 715….

    Look forward to ur responce….

    Please prove a contact telephone number..

    Mr Gill

    1. Hi Mr. Gill,

      I think the best tour available that matches your request would be the Paris in a Nutshell tour – you can find out all the booking information, including contact numbers, by clicking the “Book” button. The cost is £78 per person for a 5 hour tour. Unfortunately the earliest date that it is possible to book for is the 1st October. I hope this helps you nonetheless!

  2. Hello,

    I have a transit time of 19 hours in CDG airport on the 18th of december 2011.i will arrive from florence at 3:35PM.Could you please suggest the tour that i could take and make it back to the airport in time for my next fligh.I would like to know if there are services available from the airport.Thanks in advance

  3. Hi,

    I am interested in booking the Tower, cruise and illuminations tour; can you confirm if this will allow time to go to the 3rd level of the tower, and if to go to level 3 costs extra?


    1. Hi Emma – there should be plenty of time to go to the top floor of the Tower, although in peak tourist times the queues might cut back the time you can spend there. You will have to buy an extra ticket from the office on the second floor of the Tower, and queues can be quite formidable at peak times – as far as I know there is no skip-the-line package available for the top floor due to restrictions on the numbers of people allowed up at one time. Hope you have a fantastic trip!

    1. Hi Amy – you’ll need to buy an extra ticket from the desk on the second floor if you want to go to the very top of the tower.

  4. Hi There

    The Paris in a nutshell looks fab! There will be 5 of us going including 3 children. I have a couple of questions to ask;

    1) We would look to take the 12pm tour, please can you advise the order of trips, I ask as I would like to establish when we would be eating lunch due to the children.

    2) Is the restuarant children friendly, my children are age 6, 7 and 9. Do they have a childrens lunch menu?

    Many Thanks, Lorraine

    1. Hi Lorraine,

      The lunch break for the 12pm tour is at around 1.30pm, so hopefully not too late for the children! There is also a menu for children under 11. Have a fantastic trip!

  5. What exactly is your peek time?
    I am planning a fall trip to Paris and would like to enjoy nice weather without the busy tourist season.

    1. August is a surprisingly quiet month to visit Paris in, although September can be very busy. The Tower is busy most of the year, but you can cut down on the number of people there by arriving early in the morning or late in the evening.

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