Ile-de-France Romance & special occasions

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Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

1. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to Summit by Elevator

Save precious time on an accompanied visit to the Eiffel Tower with a direct access entrance ticket. Meet the host to get your entrance tickets and make your way up to the second floor by elevator having heard stories about the tower's history. From this first vantage point, marvel at the sprawling city views in front of you. See if you can point out famous landmarks like the Seine River, the Trocadéro Gardens, and the Invalides. Then, catch the next elevator and ascend to the summit of the Eiffel Tower. From there, admire the panoramic views of the city’s iconic monuments, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacré Coeur Basilica, and the glass roof of the Grand Palais. See the office of Gustave Eiffel, or have a glass of champagne. On your way back down, stop in at the 1st-floor observation deck. Here, wander around the fascinating exhibit and brave walking on the glass floor 57 meters (187 feet) above street level.

Paris: 1-Hour River Seine Cruise

2. 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: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

3. Paris: Eiffel Tower Direct Access Tour to 2nd Floor by Elevator

Save precious time on an accompanied visit to the Eiffel Tower with a direct access entrance ticket to its first and second floors. Learn about Paris and the tower's history from your local host. Meet your host to get your entrance tickets to the Eiffel Tower and make your way up to the 2nd floor by elevator, having heard stories about the tower's history. Then, enjoy some free time to admire the panoramic views of the city's iconic monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sacré Coeur Basilica, and the glass roof of the Grand Palais from your high vantage point. See the Seine River snaking its way around the middle of Paris and watch as the riverboats glide quietly on its calm waters. Take in the city and its unique atmosphere from your ideal viewing spot. When you have finished exploring the second floor, make your way down to the first floor observation deck. Here, wander around the exhibit and brave walking on the glass floor 57 meters (187 feet) above street level.

Paris: 1-Hour Illuminations River Cruise

4. 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.

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.

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

6. 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.

Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs and Summit by Elevator

7. Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs and Summit by Elevator

Meet your guide and enter the tower to climb up 704 steps over 30 flights. Catch your breath at the provided rest stops and see a side of the Eiffel Tower you would miss if you ascended all the way by elevator. Upon arrival at the first level, take a well-earned break. Stand on the new glass floor, and experience an interactive exhibit. En route to the second level, hear little-known fun facts about the tower's original color and its twinkling lights. Experience a unique sense of accomplishment upon arriving at the 2nd level. Your guide will tell you about the monuments you can see below, such as the Sacre-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées. Then, continue your adventure on your own by taking the elevator to the tower's summit. Once there, see Gustave Eiffel’s office, and admire the views over Paris from high up. When you are ready, take the elevator back down to street level to continue with your day.

Paris: Montparnasse Tower Roof-Top Terrace Ticket

8. Paris: Montparnasse Tower Roof-Top Terrace Ticket

Enjoy views from the highest rooftop terrace in Paris at the Montparnasse Tower. Capture pictures of the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks from this 360-degree viewpoint. Download a complimentary app that will help to bring the city alive with stories, videos, and facts. Experience the magic of a sunset over the city of Paris or time your visit to take in the morning light as it falls of over the Seine River. With a voucher that is valid for two weeks from the date you select, you don't have to worry about the weather or any changes of plans during your stay. Discover Paris with the included free mobile application "Magnicity." Use augmented reality uncover facinating information about the city. Get a description of monuments, anecdotes, stories, video clips, filters, and 3D reconstructions.

Paris: Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower Tour by Elevator

9. Paris: Skip-the-Line Eiffel Tower 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: 2-Course Dinner Cruise with Panorama on Seine River

10. Paris: 2-Course Dinner Cruise with Panorama on Seine River

Admire the city of lights from the river Seine on an evening sightseeing cruise. Step into the Paris en Scène floating restaurant and enjoy a starter, main course, and dessert as you sail. Savor the delicious meal before returning to where you boarded the boat. Be seated comfortably in a club chair facing the river Seine. During your cruise, enjoy the large air-conditioned lounge as well as the panoramic terrace to admire the gorgeous backdrop of Parisian monuments. The menu varies by season and includes a sumptuous two-course menu. A plant-based menu is available on request. Sample menu (this may vary on the day): • Amuse-bouche • Main course: Provençal veal marmite, Vegetable Bouquetière; Lemon confit and basil oil OR Bouillabaisse like in Marseille with cod, Potato and herb salad, Smoked aïoli • Dessert: Rice pudding, Roasted peanuts and salted butter caramel OR Chocolate mousse, Espelette pepper and chocolate shavings.

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What people are saying about Ile-de-France

Alan was an excellent photographer and made the shoot enjoyable and relaxing. He was extremely helpful in putting us at ease. We thoroughly enjoyed the photo shoot and look forward to the product

Had a great day. Our guide Anna was wonderful and managed to rearrange the day so we didn't miss out on anything after the Eurostar was delayed

The wine tasting is very informative and the wines were of variety and my favorite was champagne. My husband and I enjoyed it! Book it!

Very good, was a bit windy and cloudy on the day we went but still amazing views across the city 360 degrees

A great experience- the tower looked spectacular at night. A memorable evening.