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Paris in a Nutshell: Seine Cruise, Lunch at the Eiffel Tower and more!178 Reviews

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  • Where: Paris, France
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Why book this tour
  • Our destination in a Nutshell products show you the very best of a city in just one day!
  • A guided coach tour with audio commentary in 15 languages will introduce the major landmarks of Paris
  • This tour features Notre-Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees
  • Enjoy lunch, and wonderful views, at the first floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • End the tour with a relaxing Seine Cruise – a must do in Paris!
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This wonderful Paris tour will show you the very best of this enchanting city.

Start with an orientation tour which will show you all the iconic landmarks including L’Opera, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Stop for lunch at the Eiffel Tower; Paris’ most iconic landmark. The restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower affords magical views of the city.

End this magical experience with a leisurely Seine River cruise. Many of the most famous Paris landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Notre Dame cathedral lie along the banks of the river and a Seine Cruise gives you a whole new perspective on these wonderful monuments.

Skip-the-line tickets for the Eiffel Tower are in high demand and this tour often sells out, especially in summer. Should this tour not be available on your chosen date there is often availability for this tour which also includes a Seine Cruise click here to see the details. >>

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When does it run?



5 hours 30 minutes

Start time

0900h (09:00am) & 1200h (12 noon)

Meeting point

The start point for the tour is 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

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Ending point

The tour ends at the Eiffel Tower

  • Tour information
  • Activity schedule
  • Itinerary

The Paris in a Nutshell tour is a wonderful way to experience the magic of Paris.

The tour starts with an orientation drive around the city which will take you to see many of Paris’ major attractions. Audio commentary in 11 languages will tell you about the landmarks you are seeing such as:

• Opera Square
• Concorde
• Champs-Elysees
• Arc de Triomphe
• Trocadero Square
• Eiffel Tower
• Invalides
• Pont – Neuf
• Bastille Square
• Notre-Dame Cathedral
• Luxembourg Gardens
• Germain des Pres

Continue to the Eiffel Tower. Take the elevator to the first level of the tower and enjoy the panoramic view of the city while you have lunch at the Eiffel Tower restaurant.

End the tour discovering 2000 years of history as you cruise along the River Seine. Many of the most beautiful buildings in Paris such as the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral and of course the beautiful bridges line the river, which means a cruise allows you to admire these wonderful sites from a different angle.

The tour ends at the Eiffel Tower.

Indicative menu for 58 Tour Eiffel:

You can choose between Starter + Main Course OR Main Course + Dessert, ½ bottle of water with 1 glass of wine or 1 soft drink.

Starter (Choice between):
• Walnuts and "Comte" cheese salad,
• Vegetable confit with mozzarella and basil dressing,
• Egg mayonnaise, field salad

Main Course (Choice between):
• Seared skipjack tuna, risotto with olives,
• Macaroni with mushrooms and chestnuts,
• Roasted poultry with seasonal vegetables, strew sauce

Dessert (Choice between):
• "Fromage blanc" with glazed chestnuts,
• Pistachio custard cream with cherries,
• Crousti Eiffel cake with praline and chocolate

Drink: ½ bottle of water with 1 glass of wine or 1 soft drink

Customer reviews

I booked this whole few days in Paris as a xmas present for our parents. At first I thought this trip was quite expensive but from start to finish it was fantastic. It was well organised and we had the option to go on the river trip at our convenience. Lunch at the Eiffel Tower was really nice and our parents were really chuffed. Well worth the money. Thank you.

Nasir Moosa Shaikh

it was very good organized and it worth it. in few hours you become familier to paris because tour guide gives so much knowledge about the city.

catherine richardson

Enjoyable tour, saw most popular sights with audio guide. Lunch at Eiffel Tower was lovely! No queues for us! Then finished with a lovely seine cruise :) Even a lady with broken leg was well accommodated for.


I travelled with my teenage daughter and we both had a wonderful time with a very versatile programme.


The lunch we had at the Eiffel Tower was served in a glass Pyrex bowl with a green plastic lid with the bread served in a brown paper bag. We excepted the service to be a higher standard rather than a budget meal. The waiters were good but the presentation was a let down.

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  • One way transportation in luxury air conditioned coach
  • Recorded commentary available (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Czech or Mandarin Chinese)
  • Children commentaries available (English, French, Spanish, Italian and German)
  • Commented Seine river cruise (1 hour)
  • 2-Course Lunch including drinks at the first floor of the Eiffel Tower
  • Hostess/interpreter
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
What happens after I book

  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance

Please note

  • Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the details.
  • The check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.
  • For the tour that starts at 0900h (09:00am), lunch time is around 1200h (12:00noon)
  • For the tour that starts at 1200h (12:00noon), lunch break is around 1330h (1:30pm)
  • Indicative menu may be changed without notice.
  • Vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for, please fill in your requirements in the special requests field at the time of booking.
  • Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional Info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Time permitting, after your Eiffel Tower lunch, there may be a possibility of buying tickets on the day (approx €14) to take the lift to the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower

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