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Paris: 1-hour River Seine Cruise

1. Paris: 1-hour River Seine Cruise

Embark on a roundtrip cruise on the River Seine that begins at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Glide under the bridges of Paris and marvel at a succession of beautiful monuments along the waterway as you listen to commentary about Paris and the sights you pass by. During your cruise, you pass by the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Hotel de Ville, The Louvre, and more. Choose to take your cruise at night for another perspective of the "City of Light" altogether as the city becomes illuminated when evening approaches.  Individual audio guides are available in 14 languages and provide commentary about Paris and its history, monuments, and architecture. Please note the audio guide is available through your smartphone by connecting to the Wi-Fi onboard.

Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

2. Paris: Louvre Museum Timed-Entrance Ticket

Explore the Louvre at your own pace with a timed-entrance ticket, ensuring you get in within 30 minutes. See unmissable and iconic artwork such as the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Discover Renaissance masterpieces and ancient Egyptian relics, along with paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries. The museum first opened on August 10, 1793, exhibiting just 537 paintings. Despite closing in 1796 due to structural problems, it reopened in 1801 as the Musée Napoléon with a larger collection.  The collection has since gained 20,000 works. Now, there are 8 departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; and Prints and Drawings.

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

3. Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

Take a night cruise on the River Seine and enjoy spectacular views of Paris illuminated against the night sky. Enjoy informative audio commentary on your smartphone as you cruise on this boat trip past the city's most famous buildings. Embark on this round trip boat excursion to see Paris by night. Listen to the on board audio-guide commentary on your smartphone (available in 14 languages) to learn more about the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. Glide gently through the Paris of today and yesterday as you enjoy panoramic views from the classic trimaran boat, with terrace and exterior passageways. Marvel at the illuminated sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Musée d’Orsay. See the spooky gargoyles of Notre Dame, and pass the imposing façade of the Louvre Museum, Grand Palais, and many more sites.

Château de Fontainebleau: Priority Entrance Ticket

4. Château de Fontainebleau: Priority Entrance Ticket

Get priority entrance to Fontainebleau, the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for eight centuries. On top of exploring chapels, galleries and guest apartments which would have been used by French and visiting royalty, you will see Marie Antoinette's bed, Napoleon's throne, François Gérard's 1807 portrait of Empress Josephine and more! Wander through over 1500 rooms and 130 acres of parkland and gardens, including the the French Renaissance garden, inspired by the Italian Renaissance gardens; the French formal garden, the favorite style of Louis XIV; and the French landscape garden, inspired by the English landscape garden. You will also be able to visit the museums and feel what it must have been like as a king or queen growing up here.

Paris: Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show Ticket with Champagne

5. Paris: Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show Ticket with Champagne

Take your seat at one of the world’s most famous cabarets at a performance of the Moulin Rouge show “Féerie,” created by Doris Haug and Ruggero Angeletti, and choreographed by Bill Goodson. Watch a troupe of 100 artists, including 60 Doris Girls, and a parade in 1,000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones, and sequins designed by Corrado Collabucci. See Gaetano Castelli's set designs and listen to music by Pierre Porte, produced by 80 musicians and 60 choral singers. During the show, enjoy half a bottle of Champagne as you relish an extravagant oral and aural delight. Feast your eyes on a lavish collection of colors and performances as you behold the splendor of this legendary cabaret.

Disneyland Paris 1-Day Ticket

6. Disneyland Paris 1-Day Ticket

Disneyland® Park: In a fantasy world not so far away, Disney heroes and heroines live in fairytales that are, happily, never-ending. Enjoy endless fun in different magical lands. Experience your favorite Disney stories just as you remember them from the classic Disney films. Here's where fairytales really do come true. Thrills at Disneyland® Park come in all shapes and sizes. Big Thunder Mountain and Star Wars® Hyperspace Mountain offer a rush for the grown-ups, while little ones can sail around the world at 'It's a Small World.' Of course, family fun can be found in every corner of the Park, from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' to the 'Mad Hatter's Tea Cups.' Meet Disney characters. Don't miss the main attraction: a meet 'n' greet with beloved Disney characters. Have your pen and camera at the ready and meet the characters you love. Every day is a party at Disneyland® Park. On top of all the wonderful attractions and characters, there are lots of spectacular family parades and shows to enjoy all year round. This year, enjoy the 30th Anniversary festive aura, including music and decoration, as it transforms the park into a vibrant wonderland. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy are delighted to show their dazzling new outfits and dance on a joyful daytime show specially created for the 30th Anniversary. As night falls, prepare to be amazed as a brand-new, magical moment uses ground-breaking technology to illuminate Sleeping Beauty Castle, followed by the spectacular Disney Illuminations. Walt Disney Studios® Park: Discover the magical world of cinema and television at Walt Disney Studios® Park. Explore 4 cinemagical studio lots featuring thrilling attractions and spectacular shows. Take center stage at the Studios, just footsteps away from Disneyland® Park. You never know which star you might meet. Go behind the scenes and try Worlds of Pixar area. Get whisked off to colorful worlds full of attractions, entertainment, food and fun with Characters in settings straight from Ratatouille, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and beyond. Last but not least, Get ready for an epic new land opening at Disneyland Paris. And as a new recruit, you’ll team up with the Avengers and take on the mightiest MARVEL missions.

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain Parc des Princes Stadium Tour

7. Paris: Paris Saint-Germain Parc des Princes Stadium Tour

Walk in the footsteps of the heroes of Paris Saint-Germain on this self-guided tour. Pay a fun, immersive, and unique visit to the stadium with a smartphone-powered audio guide that will thrill fans, enchant tourists, and amaze young and old alike.  Go behind the scenes of the stadium and discover emblematic secret places. From the top of the stands to the substitution bench, from the VIP boxes to the player's tunnel, including the conference room, the changing room, and the fabulous trophy wall.

Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

8. Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. Inspired by the great arches of ancient Rome, Napoleon commissioned the Arc de Triomphe shortly after his victory at Austerlitz. Unfortunately, he never lived to see its completion. At the base of the arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in World War I. Behold the eternal flame that is rekindled at 6.30 PM each evening. In addition, there is a must-see exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake. Plus, with skip-the-line tickets, you'll hardly have to break stride on your way in.

Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

9. Paris: Skip-the-Line Ticket to Sainte Chapelle

Discover the remarkable Gothic style and stunning stained glass work of the Sainte Chapelle Cathedral in Paris with this skip-the-line ticket. Admire this jewel the French Gothic aesthetic at your own pace with a self-guided tour booklet. Spend an hour admiring the spectacular stained-glass windows that contribute to making Sainte Chapelle so famous. Arranged across 15 windows, each 15-meters high, the stained glass panes depict 1,113 scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Learn more about these glass depictions using your tour booklet. Discover facts about sacred relics and items such as the Crown of Thorns or the Image of Edessa that were once held here. Gaze up at the star-painted ceiling.

Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

10. Paris: Evening Cruise with Dinner on River Seine

Climb aboard a panoramic sightseeing boat for a dinner cruise along the River Seine in central Paris. Enjoy an à-la-carte 3-course meal as you take in views of the "City of Lights" at night. Dine in a glassed-in boat and admire the historic quays and iconic monuments that pass by. See the golden dome of Les Invalides, the French Parliament, the former Beaux-Arts railway station of the Musée d’Orsay, and the gothic façade of Notre Dame Cathedral. Compliment your cruise with a 3-course meal complete with optional extras, including Champagne, more aperitifs, and priority seating. Dock back at your starting point with your eyes full of wonder and your belly full of delicious food and drinks. Premier service Privileged seating at the front of the boat Glass of champagne as an aperitif and dessert Patience + starter + main course + cheese + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine for 4 people Privileged service Privileged seating by the windows Glass of champagne as an aperitif + starter + main course + cheese + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine for 4 people Decouvert service Panoramic view Glass of champagne as an aperitif + starter + main course + cheese + dessert of your choice + a bottle of red wine or white wine for 4 people Etoile service Seating in the center of the boat Kir white wine as an aperitif + starter + main course + dessert of your choice + 1 bottle of red wine or white wine for 4 people Vegetarian option available

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 171,729 reviews

Fun way to experience Paris through a different perspective. I would recommend booking this cruise earlier in your tour as a way to orient to all the major landmarks. There is an audio guide which we didn't download but something to look into if you're interested. Overall very fun and relaxing experience. Definitely go early for good seats on the upper deck

It was really beautiful. I'm so glad I ordered. It was effortless and we'll worth the ticket price.

Wonderful, personal, organized tour which we thoroughly enjoyed

Amazing building art and artifacts but very very busy!!!

Fantastic night out - such fun at this iconic venue.