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Paris City Tour by Minivan, Seine River Cruise and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

See the best parts of Paris during a full-day tour that includes a river cruise, lunch at the Eiffel Tower, and a minivan tour of the city’s highlights. Cruise the Seine River to see Paris from a unique angle. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch on the terrace of the world’s most famous monuments. Then see the sights of central Paris from the comfort of a minivan. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at your central Paris hotel and group size is limited to eight people to maximize personalized attention from your guide.
  • Paris sightseeing tour by minivan including lunch at the Eiffel Tower
  • Combine a Seine River cruise with Montmartre and Paris' main attractions
  • Visit Île de la Cité and stop at Notre-Dame Cathedral Square
  • Smaller number of tour members ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Capped at eight people, this cruise and minivan tour includes a panoramic lunch on the Eiffel Tower terrace.
Guided city tour on the history of Paris's neighborhoods, monuments and other highlights
Visit and free time in the district Montmartre, a mystical village in Paris
French style platter Lunch facing the Eiffel Tower on the terrace of Paris Seine
One hour commented cruise on the Seine with recorded commentaries and personal earphones available
Excursion by minivan in a small group of 8 people maximum.
Service of an experienced driver guide.
Gratuities
Pick up and drop hotel in Paris

Departure Point

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your day tour in Paris with a cruise along the Seine River, past many of the city’s most famous landmarks—including the Notre-Dame Cathedral. After the cruise, head for the Eiffel Tower for lunch.

Go up to the terrace and be seated in a heated bubble-dome. Then enjoy a gourmet meal of French cuisine and enjoy panoramic Parisian views. It’s an unforgettable way to experience one of the world’s most recognized monuments.

After lunch, it's a brief visit to Île de la Cité with a stop at Notre-Dame Cathedral Square (if open) before heading up to the hilltop district of Montmartre. Gaze in wonder at the beautiful Sacré-Coeur Basilica and vibrant Place du Tertre square.

Some of the other attractions you’ll see during your Paris tour are La Madeleine Church, the Opera, Vendome Square, the Louvre Museum, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, and the Arc de Triomphe.
Itinerary
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8th Arrondissement
Your guide will pick you up at our central located agency in Paris.
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Grand Palais
The journey will start by passing some cultural attractions like the Grand Palais and Musée d’Orsay while you listen to onboard narration.
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Pont Alexandre III
Such as the majestic bridge facing the Invalides
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Louvre Museum
Other sights on your Paris City Tour include the Louvre Museum, La Madeleine Church, Opera, Vendome Square, the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysées.
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Montmartre
The next stop on your tour is Montmartre and its many sights
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Place du Tertre
Artists and cobblestone streets in the lively square where Picasso and many others well known artists used to be seen.
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
You have free time here to wander around on your own and snapping photos of Paris from the hilltop Basilique du Sacré-Coeur.
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Eiffel Tower
Your personal tour then takes you to Paris' iconic Eiffel Tower, where you will be served lunch in the lovely setting of the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant: 95 meters (311 feet) above ground level, with scenic views over the Seine to the Trocadero from the restaurant'sarge picture windows.
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La Defense
Admire the whole Paris such as the business area with its white arch
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Arc de Triomphe
Even impressive monument far away
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
After lunch, your small group tour of Paris continues with a visit to outside of Notre Dame Cathedral and its area.
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Seine River
Your cruise along the historic Seine River takes you past the buildings and monuments that have shaped Paris' history.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
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Conciergerie
Adlire some stunning gems along the River Seine
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Pont des Arts
Cruising under some beautiful and splendid bridges
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Pont d'Iena
The tour will return back at the foot of the tower where you could still take some more photos
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1st Arrondissement
Your guide will take you back to our central located agency at the end of the excursion.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, you will be able to visit the area and admire the impressive monument
  • Commented cruise on the Seine with recorded commentaries and personal earphones available in 14 languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Hindi, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The departure will be from our central located agency in Paris facing Joan of Arc golden Statue on a horse
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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

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

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Paris City Tour by Minivan, Seine River Cruise and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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What a mess
bgoliv
, Jun 2019
Out Icelandic flight got delayed out of Philadelphia, Pa, USA, missed flight to Paris and missed this tour. Viator would not refund
star-4
This was a good tour to get an...
Harolyn T
, Dec 2017
This was a good tour to get an overall view of the city being that this was the first time. Lunch at the Eiffel Tower was a wonderful experience. Overfall it was a good deal.
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This is a very nice tour along the...
Kari M
, Aug 2016
This is a very nice tour along the Seine although it was hard to hear some of the narration on the audio unit I didn't have earplugs with me and I found it incredibly awkward to hold the audio unit to my ear - it kept sinking back into its cradle - and take pictures as the boat cruised along. The coach tour of the city was great and the Eiffel Tower lunch was awesome although we didn't really have time to enjoy the views because we had to move on to the next part of the tour. I had enough time to take a very short staircase down to a lower level we originally went up to the first level where the restaurant was and got some great shots but if there had been enough time I would have liked to at least have gotten to the second floor or maybe, dare I say, get to the top. But even at the first floor you are still up there and the views are still great so I felt satisfied. If you buy an additional ticket for one of the other attractions while you are there, you get a discount. I bought one for Madame Tussauds - a huge, very crowded place. Tip: The river cruise is not included in the tour timeline. You get a ticket for it but you go after the tour is over. I had no idea of this so it created a bit of a problem since I had a ticket for an event later that evening. You pick up the cruise right there at the Eiffel Tower so it's convenient but leave open time in your day to do it so you don't need to go back another day!
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This tour encompassed a great tour...
Gary
, Jun 2016
This tour encompassed a great tour of the French capital, u fortunately our driver/guide had a basic command of English so a lot of what we saw remained a mystery. However we enjoyed the day, the weather was good, the scenery magnificent and we guessed the translations.
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The tour was great. We were unlucky...
Gary S
, Jun 2016
The tour was great. We were unlucky that there was a lot of thick fog and so the views from the Eiffel Tower weren't the best. There was flooding in the city and so we could not enjoy our river cruise. Our guide was exceptional.
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The driver had some problems with...
Joseph B
, May 2016
The driver had some problems with his English but nothing that hurt the tour. We were disappointed by the river cruise because the tour head phones did not work and we hear about what we were seeing. Lunch at the Eiffel Tower was good and the driving tour around Paris was good.
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This tour was pretty much exactly as...
Marc B
, Apr 2016
This tour was pretty much exactly as described. Pick-up at our hotel was on time and our driver/tour guide did a good job of describing the points of interest and history of the various areas we visited. We especially enjoyed the tasty lunch and views at the Eiffel tower as well as the chance to explore inside Notre Dame cathedral. The Seine River cruise offered an opportunity to see parts of the city from a different perspective. If you're only in Paris for a short visit, this tour provides a good overview of this beautiful city.
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This is by far the best choice I...
Harriet W
, Oct 2015
This is by far the best choice I made during my visit to Paris. Fred, the driver was so knowledgeable and friendly, he made it a lot of fun. You'd be surprised at how many relatives he has living and working in Paris. By arranging all of the noteworthy places to tour the lunch at the Eiffel Tower the River Cruise, he made it all happen like clockwork and it was totally delightful. Thank you for your delightful and efficient City Tour by Minivan. I loved it. Harriet Wenger Bradenton, FLorida
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I was extremely pleased with this...
Michelle C
, Sep 2015
I was extremely pleased with this tour. I didn't have high expectations but the guide went above and beyond. Manuel was friendly and informative. Highly recommended if you're in Paris for a short period of time and you want to get the most of your stay.
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Bad experience became no one came to...
Bagiakhotabit
, Sep 2015
Bad experience became no one came to the hotel to pick us up enthough we have been waiting 45 minutes before the pick up time. We ended up in going hop on hop off sight seeing and see nothing. We spent a lot of money for air ticket and hotel in Paris but saw nothing.

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