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Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

1. Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Discover the opulence, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on an interactive guided tour. Access the palace through a separate entrance to begin your tour and then you head off to the famous gardens with a guide or on your own. During the 90-minute tour of the main palace, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Hear about the fascinating historical events that took place in many of the palace’s rooms, before stepping out to explore the vast gardens complex with your guide or on your own. Marvel at the gardens' grandeur, its bronze statues, and ornamental basins accompanied by rows of large trees. If visiting with a guide, gain fascinating insights about the garden on a 45-minute tour.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour by Elevator

2. Paris: Eiffel Tower Guided Tour by Elevator

Visit Paris' most iconic attraction with skip-the-line access and a tour guide. Take in the most impressive views of the city and learn about its construction and significance. You can stay on the second floor, or take the optional opportunity to go up to the summit. After meeting with your tour guide, enjoy priority access to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, with views over the so-called City of Light. As you ascend by elevator, your tour guide will delight you with stories and facts about this symbolic structure. Learn about the building itself and about the civil engineer who created it, Gustave Eiffel. Your tour guide will also point out all of the notable Parisien landmarks, including the Louvre Museum, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, Montmartre, and the Sacré-Cœur. Take the optional opportunity to ascend by elevator past the second floor to the summit of the tower, to admire views from the highest point in the whole city.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

3. Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

Bypass the ticket booth lines at the Eiffel Tower with a direct access ticket to the second level and, if option selected, the summit. Learn about the tower from your guide and explore the interior at your own pace. Meet the guide and enjoy a historic presentation on the Eiffel Tower before being guided through security and inside the elevator as far as the second floor. Explore the second floor and, if you have selected the option to, ascend to the summit. Take in the spectacular views of the French capital and spot key monuments from above.

Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

4. Paris: Louvre Museum Guided Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Skip the Louvre’s famously long lines gives and visit the museum’s must-see attractions. Your expert guide will unveil subtle details most visitors never learn about the works of art on show. Discover the "Mona Lisa", the "Venus de Milo" and the "Winged Victory of Samothrace". The tour also features Greek and Roman antiquities like the 4,000-year-old "Great Sphinx of Tanis", other recognisable works by Da Vinci and Raphael, and highlights of the French Romantic period. Sculptures like Michelangelo’s "Dying Slave" and Antonio Canova’s "Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss" add another dimension to the experience. In the Apollo Gallery, you’ll glimpse the Louvre’s own history as the Royal Palace, before Louis XIV relocated the court to Versailles. The equally opulent décor of the Second Empire is also preserved in the Napoleon Apartments. After the tour, you can continue exploring the Louvre at your leisure.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

5. Paris: Eiffel Tower Summit or Second Floor Direct Access

Enjoy bird’s eye views of Paris from the second-floor observation deck of the Eiffel Tower. Meet your guide next to the Eiffel Tower for a brief introduction to the history of the tower. Then, enjoy direct access to the second floor, and hear interesting tales and anecdotes about the tower’s unique history from your guide. Learn more about the “City of Light,” and enjoy privileged views of the Notre Dame, Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Les Invalides. Your guide will then leave you to enjoy the Eiffel Tower at your own pace. Ascend to the summit (if option booked), without a guide, at your leisure for even more breathtaking views and enjoy a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar (if option booked). On the way down, make sure you stop on the 1st floor to walk on a new glass floor, 200 feet above the ground.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

6. Paris: Eiffel Tower Stair Climb to Level 2 w/ Summit Option

Explore the Eiffel Tower like never before as you climb this monumental tower by foot. Your guide will give you an introduction to the iconic structure before leading you to the ticket entrance. Your guide will keep you entertained with even more interesting facts and anecdotes. Begin your ascent, hearing stories behind the tower's creation and near demise as you take in the unique views from the staircase, accompanied by your expert guide all the way up to the 2nd floor. Take a break on the 1st floor and hear little-known facts about the tower and her architect. Experience the walk on a 57-meter high glass floor to take a few keepsake photos. Continue to the observation deck on the 2nd floor for bird's eye views of the Arc de Triomphe and other icons of Paris while enjoying your guide's insightful and entertaining commentary. Once you are finished admiring the spectacular views, you can choose to take the stairs or the elevator back to the ground floor.  Choose to upgrade your ticket to the Summit, only possible at the time of booking, to see Gustave Eiffel's original office and enjoy the highest platform for panoramic views of Paris. Please note that occasionally, due to situations beyond control such as inclement weather or crowds, the summit may be temporarily closed upon your arrival to the Eiffel Tower. In these rare cases, the group will not be able to access the summit, even if it reopens while presently inside the tower. Should this occur, you will receive a refund for the price of summit access within 5-10 days. The refund will be done automatically, so there is no need to contact us.

Paris: Professional Photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower

7. Paris: Professional Photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower

Turn your visit to Paris into a memory that will last a lifetime with a photoshoot session in front the Eiffel Tower. Let your professional photographer who knows all the best angles take snapshots of you outside this stunning landmark. Choose between an basic option of 15-20 photos, a premium of 30-40 photos, or go all out with a VIP photoshoot with 60-80 photos at 3 nearby locations. All options include professionally edited, high-resolution digital photos. Meet your photographer at the Carousel of the Eiffel Tower. Bring your smile and follow the instructions of your professional photographer to get some great shots. Enjoy the thrill of taking a private photo shoot at this iconic landmark. Get your picture taken alone or with the special people in your life. Be sent a personal link to your pictures within 24 hours. View and download the high-resolution images on your own device.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Guided Tour by Elevator

8. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Guided Tour by Elevator

Skip the ticket line to the Eiffel Tower and take a tour of this famous landmark and admire the city from above. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the tower to hear all about the origins and the secrets behind the construction of this architectural masterpiece. Catch the elevator and ascend to the viewing platform on the second floor, and, if you choose the summit ticket, head all the way to the summit. From there, take in the amazing panoramic views of the French capital, including Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe. Opt in to include a 1-hour cruise on the Seine, available any time after your visit to the Eiffel Tower. Admire the UNESCO-listed buildings lining the riverbanks, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Notre-Dame de Paris, and the Conciergerie. Pass by floating houseboats and restaurants along the way.

Paris: Stade de France Behind the Scenes Tour

9. Paris: Stade de France Behind the Scenes Tour

Tour France's largest stadium on this unique 90-minute tour. Sit in a spectator's seat and take in the incredible panorama. As a privileged visitor, you’ll get to see the private boxes and locker room and walk through the same tunnel that players use to access the pitch. Your expert guide will tell you about the stadium’s history, its unique architecture and the stars who have appeared on its manicured pitch. Apart from sporting events, the stadium also hosts international shows. The Rolling Stones were the first group to perform at the Stade de France. International stars such as Madonna and ACDC also chose this venue for their concerts, witnessed by 80,000 spectators each time. End your visit at the museum, where you’ll find heaps of items that are testament to the stadium’s legendary history. On display are archives, models, autographed guitars, jerseys and much more. On this unique tour you’ll be able to follow the footsteps of football legends Zidane and Ronaldo, who played the 1998 FIFA World Cup final. This is also the site where Cristiano Ronaldo lifted his first major Trophy for Portugal!

Paris: Haunted Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

10. Paris: Haunted Père Lachaise Cemetery Guided Tour

Discover Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris's largest and most popular cemetery and the home of fantastic paranormal phenomena. Hear stories about the celebrities buried here, learn about the cemetery's long history, and uncover fascinating tales of ghosts that roam the grounds. Walk amongst the graves with your guide and spot the resting places of famous celebrities like Frédéric Chopin, Edith Piaf, Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, and Jim Morrison. Learn about the lives of the celebrities and the numerous Parisians laid to rest in Père-Lachaise Cemetery. With over one million people interned in the cemetery, it should be no surprise that it is one of the most haunted places in Paris. Learn about the long history of the cemetery, the strange cults associated with it, and delve into the hauntings reported over the years. As you explore, your guide will tell you stories about spiritualist founder Allan Kardec, the fantasms found by the tomb of Jim Morisson, the ghost of Marcel Proust who wanders the cemetery looking for his lover, and many lesser-known phenomena that loom within Père-Lachaise Cemetery.

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based on 16,651 reviews

Our guide Bayo was very knowledgeable and fluent and clear in his speech. He explained every detail about the monument. He carried out the whole tour very lively and interesting. Skip the line was really worth to avoid long lines. Highly recommend get your guide tour for Eiffel Tower!

Our Guide Laura was exceptional and had a very bubbly personality. Really enjoyed her insights and humor

Versailles was impressive but be ready for a lot of info from the guide and lots of people.

Easy, short line, great information. Our guide, Laura, was fantastic.

Yahzid was amazing. Very interesting and knowledgeable