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Eiffel Tower Skip-the-Line Access, Seine River Cruise & Immersive Paris Tour

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Paris, France

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icon4 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 11 more

Overview

Experience Paris from three different perspectives during this half-day city tour that covers the city’s top attractions. Tour essential sights from the comfort of a coach, and take to the water on a Seine River cruise, floating under its many bridges as you go. Then, skip the long lines at the Eiffel Tower to absorb panoramic views of the City of Light from the second-floor observation deck.
  • Take in Paris’s top sights in just half a day—ideal for those short on time
  • Absorb panoramic views from the Eiffel Tower and enjoy skip-the-line access; upgrade for summit access
  • Take to the water on a Seine River sightseeing cruise
  • Use a Histopad for an interactive way to discover the city, right at your fingertips

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This sees you skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower and take a city tour and Seine cruise, all in half a day.
Greet your guide and group in central Paris at the pre-arranged time, board your air-conditioned coach, and set out to explore the city’s sights.

Glide past the Arc de Triomphe, head down the Champs-Elysees to Place de la Concorde, and observe the Jardin Tuileries and the Louvre. Learn about the sights as you pass them with audio commentary available in several languages. 

Next, take to the water as you set sail on the Seine River. Take in key Paris monuments along the way. Then, disembark and head to the Eiffel Tower.

Bypass the lengthy ticket lines with your skip-the-line access and take the elevator up to the second floor. Marvel at the views out to the Sacre Coeur basilica, the Pompidou, and Les Invalides. Upgrade to include access to the summit for unrivaled views of the city.

Spend as much time as you like here, where your tour concludes, before enjoying more of what the city has to offer independently.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Place des Pyramides
First time in Paris? Not sure where to start? Catch the city’s highlights before exploring it on your own! Your grand tour starts when you hop on your air-conditioned coach.
Pass By:  
Place Vendome
The journey starts with a luxury coach tour, traveling past some of the capital’s most spectacular monuments and legendary architecture.
Pass By:  
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde with its unmissable obelisk, and catch your first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower (save that for later!)
Pass By:  
Champs-Elysees
Cruise past the sights you’ve seen so often on the silver screen - the tree-lined Champs-Elysées and its flagship stores ending at the imposing Arc de Triomphe and the tomb of the unknown soldier,
Pass By:  
Le Trocadero et son esplanade
Must see attraction in the City with many restaurants and above all the incredible open view of the Eiffel Tower
Stop At:  
Seine River
Then embark on your one-hour river cruise along the romantic River Seine, taking in all Paris’s monuments along the way.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Esplanade des Invalides
Enjoy the Invalides with its Dome and Museums
Pass By:  
Musee d'Orsay
Cruise past the sights you’ve seen so often on the silver screen -
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Louvre Pyramid
the Stunning Main entrance to the Louvre Museum
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
The Gothic masterpiece architecture still standing on Ile de la Cite.
Pass By:  
Conciergerie
The oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité, the royal residence of the kings of France
Pass By:  
Assemblee Nationale
the Parliament of the Fifth French Republic
Stop At:  
Eiffel Tower
Last (but certainly not least!), the one and only Eiffel Tower! Take an elevator ride up to the second floor and take your time to marvel at the amazing views of the Sacré Coeur basilica, the Pompidou Centre, and everything else Paris has to offer! ●See the sights of the City of Light in this combo tour ●Bypass the lines to visit the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower ●Catch panoramic views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower ●Glide across the majestic Seine on your River Cruise ●Ride along Paris’s boulevards on your air-conditioned coach ●Choose audio commentary from 13 languages on the coach
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Montmartre
You will see the whole Paris and particularly the Sacre Coeur nested up the hill at Montmartre
Pass By:  
La Defense
Also the business Area with its white Arch is spotted from the iconic Tower
Pass By:  
Parc du Champ de Mars
End of the tour at the Eiffel Tower. Explore the area , you will find many incredible treasures.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Security is now required for the Eiffel Tower, so there is no skipping the line." See review
  • "Skipping the line at Eiffel tower is worth it as the lines were long so you save about 30-50min of aggravation." See review

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Reviews by Viator travelers
star-2
Buss tour
sheldong902
, Nov 2019
Tour was good. Not happy that there were no stops. Our guide spent all of her time talking to driver.
star-5
Great Experience
cltgcristalli
, Aug 2019
We were very impressed. It was worth the money. Thank you for making our trip wonderful! We highly recommend this.
star-5
Great Access to Eiffel Tower
432katheriner
, Jun 2019
Our tour of the city by bus was about 1.5 hours. The guide was very helpful and nice and spoke multiple languages but the bus tour was pre-recorded. It was good if you need a quick feel for the city. We were escorted to the tower by a guide who took us through the security line (15 min or so) and directly to the gate for a second security check and right into the elevator. The line of people waiting to buy tickets that we passed was huge. Our tickets were for the second floor which was best for our family, since we have a few who don’t like heights. It’s still really high up though. Buying timed tickets on your own would probably work the same as ours did but timed tickets were sold out by the time we bought these so it seemed our best bet for skipping the line. Also we could walk to the bus pickup point and didn’t need to get ourselves over to the Eiffel Tower. The river cruise afterward was fun. They leave every 1/2 hour until I think 10 pm. We bought a drink at the pier to have on the boat. The tour ends at the tower/cruise, but there are taxis and a metro station there. We took an Uber back.
star-3
Not a site to see
GoPlaces305304
, Oct 2018
We were expecting a little more than an auto recording that was not clear at times. After the bus tour we were escorted to the Eiffel tour and boat ride and told that we can do the activities our leisure. Not worth the money.
star-1
I am very disappointed with this tour...
Jason W
, Aug 2018
I am very disappointed with this tour. I have been doing a lot of tours, through Viator and through other companies, and I was very disappointed with this tour. I booked a 4 hour English tour of the city of Paris, a Seine River Cruise, and a skip the line eiffel tower tour. I expected to get a tour guide who would explain Paris to us as we drove around Paris. Instead I got a pre-recorded audio tape as we drove around the city. It wasnt timed well and frequently said things that had nothing to do with where we were driving. Many of the places to plug into didnt work. But even if they did work, this is not what I expected. I wanted a real tour from a real tour guide. Then, when the bus tour ended 1 hr later, they dropped us off at the dock where the boat was. However, they didnt want us to go onto the boat. Instead, they walked us to the Eiffel tower to show us how to line up / get in when our Eiffel tower ticket becomes able to be used over 1 hr later. Then we had to walk back to the boat. This was very poorly planned and required needless walking around. It was almost like this was the first time they were doing this. Then, the guy leading this tour said goodbye at only 1hr 15 into the 4 hour tour!! See you later, goodbye, have a nice life. He said that we have free time to do what we want. We can go eat, go to the boat tour, or do the eiffel tower, and it was all up to us. When I buy a four hour tour, I don't want free time. I have plenty of free time both before and after the tour. I pay for tour because I DON'T want free time. I want a tour. Unfortunately, I didn't get that. What should have happened: They should have had an english speaking tour guide on the bus who would give us a tour as we drove around. Then, they would take us on the boat and to the eiffel tower, staying with us the ENTIRE time, talking to us and giving us the 4 hour tour that we paid for. But this didn't happen. Instead, I got a badly taped audio recording as I was driven around Paris for an hour, then given tickets for the eiffel tower and a boat ride that I could have gotten myself, and then dropped off on the side of the road to fend for myself and my family. Horrible.
star-3
Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, and Paris Sightseeing Tour
Regina B
, Aug 2018
overall an good adventure, except we had to wait in line for over 1 hour for the Eiffel tower in the extreme heat--we did NOT skip the line so this was VERY disappointing, There was a lot of confusion and arguments by the tour guide and Eiffel Tower staff when we arrived regarding our wait and what we were entitled to get. This tour was booked by us for the skip the line feature.
star-1
WORST TOUR EVER!!!!
arichardson2018
, Aug 2018
Viator bumped us from the 3:00pm tour the day of the tour to the 6:00pm tour. The 6:00 pm tour was estimated to finish at 11:30 pm as opposed to 10:30 pm . The Effiel Tower was closed, but they did not tell of this until after the tour started and they did not substitute the other Tower as advertised. Felt totally taken advantage of.
star-5
By far the highlight of our trip to...
Zanele T
, Aug 2018
By far the highlight of our trip to Paris. The lines at the Eiffel Tower were extremely long but we skipped all of them. This is such a great tour.
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Very bad
, Jul 2018
The Eiffel tower was the one thing I want to see in my whole trip and unfortunately I didn’t get to see you because they close the Eiffel tower down and I tried to get your company to rebook us for the next day and they wouldn’t do it so I’m very very put out about that it ruined my vacation
star-4
This package was a great value for...
jamilqureshi
, Jul 2018
This package was a great value for the various tours I received while visiting Paris. The only thing I would mention is that out guide was very snappy and didn't look like he wanted to be with our group.

Product code: 2050PE

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