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Half-day Guided Tour of Louvre Museum and Skip the line Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Access by River Shuttle

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Discover Paris on this half-day guided tour by visiting its most iconic sites. Start the day by enjoying a guided tour inside the Louvre and learning about the museum’s celebrated works of art. Take a boat ride along the peaceful river of Seine to reach the Eiffel Tower. With priority access, skip the long queues and gasp at the view from the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

Highlights

  • Kick-start your day by taking a guided tour through the world’s most visited museum, the Louvre. Learn all about iconic artworks, such as the Mona Lisa, the Coronation of Napoleon, the Venus de Milo, and many more.
  • Take a relaxing boat ride on the peaceful waters of river Seine and take in the stunning views around you.
  • Get off at the magnificent Eiffel Tower, skip the long waiting queues, and zoom up to the second level of the monument. Enjoy the unmatchable panoramic view of the Parisian skyline and recognize the iconic landmarks from up there.
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What To Expect

Start at the Louvre

The Louvre has over 35,000 artworks on display spanning over 7000 years. They are spread over 8 curatorial departments, including Egyptian Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Islamic Art; Decorative Arts; Sculpture; Paintings; Drawings, and Prints. Ranging from Egyptian artifacts that are 4,000 years old, to modern art works by Oriental artists, the Louvre is the honorary mediator of our artistic heritage.

Spend time gazing at these collections and listen carefully as your guide tells you fascinating stories and secrets about them. Get comprehensive explanations and anecdotes about three world-famous artworks in particular, the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Coronation of Napoleon.

Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s invincible masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, one of the most recognizable female portraits in the world. Learn about the celebrated Greek sculpture, the Venus de Milo, depicting Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Be dazzled by the 33-foot-long painting of the Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David, commemorating the crowning of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1807.

En-Route de Eiffel Tower

After your hour-long guided tour of the Louvre, sit back, and enjoy a Batobus boat cruise to the Eiffel Tower on the shimmering waters of the Seine river. This short ride will help you appreciate the view of Paris from the water, and notice the landmarks and splendid bridges along the banks of Seine, making it quite the ride to the Eiffel Tower.

A Distinct Bird’s-Eye View of Paris

Once you’ve disembarked from the boat, your guide will lead you to the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Eiffel Tower, allowing you to enter the monument without having to wait in line. Zoom up to the second level of the striking monument and soak up the 360-degree panoramic view of the City of Lights.

Notice emblematic Parisian sites such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré-Coeur on the hill of Montmartre, the Invalides with its unmissable golden dome, the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral, and many more. At the end of your tour, your guide will leave you at the entrance of the Eiffel Tower, where you are free to stay for as long you like.

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Inclusions

  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Guided tour with skip-the-line access to the Louvre museum
  • River shuttle on the Seine river
  • Skip-the-line access to the first and second levels of the Eiffel Tower
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Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Lift access to the third level of the Eiffel Tower
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Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • Please note that the skip-the-line access to both the Louvre Museum and the Eiffel Tower are subject to security procedures, such as the Vigipirate plan, wherein the security control or an unforeseen crowd may slow down your entry.
  • This tour is not suitable for visitors with reduced mobility.
  • The river shuttle on the Seine river is not operational in January and February.
  • Your tour guide will leave you at the security check control at the end of your tour.

Timings

  • The Louvre Museum is open every day, except on Tuesday and holidays such as Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, International Workers Day (May 1) and End of the Second World War day (May 8).
  • On Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Wednesday and Friday, the museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
  • This tour lasts approximately 4 hours.

Reduced Price Tickets

Children’s tickets can be bought at a discounted rate.

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Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please present your voucher on your mobile phone, along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • If you have purchased reduced price tickets, please carry a valid photo ID for age verification.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive at the meeting point 10-15 minutes before departure to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

Paris City Vision Agency, 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris.

Getting There

  • The Paris City Vision office is located near the Louvre at 2 rue des Pyramides in Paris.
  • The best way to reach the Paris City Vision office is by metro. Take the M1 and get off at Tuileries, or take the M7 or M13 and get off at Pyramides.
  • It is a 3-4 minute walk from both stations.

Validity

Your ticket is valid only for the date that you select while booking.

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