Beat the queues and save money at two of the French capital’s top attractions with this small-group Paris Super Saver. Begin with a walking tour of the Île de la Cité before skipping the lines at the UNESCO-listed Notre-Dame Cathedral, where you’ll climb the towers for spectacular city views. Then, follow your guide along the hallowed hallways of the Louvre Museum and admire ancient masterpieces like the ‘Venus de Milo’ and da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa.’ Combine two best-selling tours and make the very most of your Paris vacation.
Skip-the-Line Notre-Dame Cathedral Tour (2 Hours)Meet your guide and small group in central Paris in the morning and begin with a walking tour of the city’s famous Île de la Cité area. The true heart of the French capital, the Île de la Cité has been home to royalty, revolutionaries and those famous gargoyles for centuries. Explore the vibrant flower market and wander along the banks of the Seine River to admire French Queen Marie Antoinette’s final residence. Finish your Île de la Cité stroll beneath the imposing façade of Notre-Dame Cathedral and cast your gaze over the ornate stonework on display. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gothic masterpiece — made famous in Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame — is widely considered among the most beautiful buildings in all of Paris. Listen as your guide details the intricate construction techniques used and marvel at the flying buttresses, towering spires and imposing bell towers which feature across the building’s mighty exterior. Follow your guide inside the cathedral and admire highlights such as the 13th-century stained glass windows and the carved wooden stalls of the central choir. Enjoy skip-the-line entry up the steps to the top of the famous towers and share breathtaking views of the French capital with the cathedral’s menacing stone gargoyles.Your first tour finishes at Notre-Dame Cathedral at approx. midday. Take two hours of free time for lunch at your leisure (own expense), then head to the Louvre Museum for your next tour.Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum Tour (3 Hours)Follow your guide through the Louvre's spectacular courtyard then beat the queues and enjoy skip-the-line entry inside the museum.Admire famous masterpieces such as the Venus de Milo and the 2nd-century Winged Victory of Samothrace with your guide and gain insight into their historical significance. Wander through the Italian Renaissance wing, where masterpieces by Michelangelo await. Explore the Apollo Gallery and behold the ornate royal crowns of Napoleon and King Louis XV. Then, stand before da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, considered by many to be the Louvre’s most precious treasure.Your small-group tour then concludes inside the Louvre, leaving you free to continue exploring independently, should you wish.