Day trip by Minivan : Paris Sightseeing, Eiffel Tower Lunch, Versailles

4/5 (3 reviews)
  • Description

Excursion available in a small group or on private basis

Experience an unforgettable day to see the emblematic sites of France in a friendly small group setting. You will enjoy a guided tour of Paris by minibus, a nice lunch at the Eiffel Tower and a guided tour of the sumptuous Palace of Versailles. You will have the opportunity to book this excursion for a private tour which will bring you a greater proximity and interactivity with our driver-guide.

You will be picked up from your accommodation located in Paris intramural by our driver-guide who will come to take you by minibus. You will then go to discover the essence of Paris by passing through the great Place de la Concorde, famous for its Obelisk coming from Egypt, in front of the Louvre and its pyramid, along the Seine and cross its beautiful bridges, the Champs Elysées dominated by the majestic Arc de Triomphe. A short stop at the top of the Trocadero, or nearby, will allow you to enjoy an exceptional view of the Eiffel Tower and take great pictures. Our driver-guide will also land near Notre-Dame de Paris so that you can contemplate its splendid facade. After a short commentary on the forecourt of the cathedral, you will have free time to admire this building with exceptional architecture. Depending on how much time you have left and the queue at the entrance, you may be able to enter to discover the interior and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Our driver-guide will then lead you to the top of Butte Montmartre where you can discover this typical district of Paris. You will have time to travel this charming little village with the Basilica of the Sacred Heart overlooking the hill. You will see the painters exhibiting Place du Tertre, the picturesque streets and perhaps even the vineyards of Montmartre.

After about 45 minutes’ walk, you will find our driver-guide that will take you to the Eiffel Tower where you can have lunch in a warm setting. Thanks to its large bay windows, you will admire the view of Paris that is offered to you while tasting traditional French cuisine with several dishes at choice.

Menu*:

Starter at choice :

 Cream of mushroom soup with truffle ricotta and hazelnut oil

Le Puy green lentils with poached egg and smoked salmon

Chicory, chicken and walnut salad with Roquefort vinaigrette

Duck paté en croûte with thyme, celeriac remoulade and green apple

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Main course at choice :

Trout steak à la plancha, creamy polenta with chestnut chips and champagne sauce

Casarecce pasta, poached haddock, Jerusalem artichokes and caper berries with beurre blanc sauce

Pulled beef confit and mashed potatoes with herbs and mushrooms

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Cheese or dessert at choice :

 Comté cheese (unpasteurized) and Morello cherries

Farmhouse fromage blanc and chestnut cream

Small pot of allspice cream

Guanaja chocolate mousse with praline crisp

Baba au Rhum with raisinsVerbena-infused fruit salad

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Drinks :
1 glass of wine or beer or soft
Coffee

Child Menu (- 12 years old)*

Cream of mushroom soup with truffle ricotta and hazelnut oil
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Pan-fried cod fillet or Roast chicken breast, mashed potatoes with herbs
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Eiffel Tower shape chocolate cake with a praline custard sauce
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Soft drink

* Example of menu, subjet to modification

After the meal you will go to Versailles to visit this wonderful royal castle, emblematic site of French History. You will cross the big apartments of the king accompanied by your guide who will tell you many anecdotes about the life of French Kings and you will discover their daily life through rooms with period decor. You will not miss to admire the incredible Hall of Mirrors in which the Queen organized huge receptions. From these rooms you can admire the gardens adorned with their fountains and very well maintained. If time permits, you would enjoy a stroll through the park's paths, between the beautifully flowered flowerbeds.

If you wish, for even more conviviality, you can take our private tour option. This will give you more comfort, guidance in one language guarantee, better interactivity with our driver-guide to ask as many questions as you want.

At the end of the tour, our driver-guide will pick you up in the castle car park to take you back to your place of residence in Paris.

Please note:

  • Important: Closing of the Queen’s State Apartment for renovation works

The price includes:

  • Departure from and return to your hotel or apartment in Paris
  • Services of an experienced driver guide
  • City tour of Paris
  • Free time at Montmartre 
  • Lunch at the Eiffel Tower (restaurant 58 Tour Eiffel)
  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles' State Apartments & Hall of Mirrors
  • Free time in the gardens
  • Entrance tickets

Further information on your confirmation voucher :

You will receive your booking confirmation by email, as well as your voucher. Present it to the driver-guide who will pick you up at your accommodation within 30 minutes which follow the time indicated on the voucher. 

  • Duration 8 hour(s)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
    • Excursion in a small group and possibility to do a private tour
    • Guided tour of Paris in a convivial setting with our experimented driver guide
    • Admire the Eiffel Tower and discover freely Montmartre and Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral
    • Enjoy the Paris view of the restaurant "58 Tour Eiffel" during a pleasant dinner
    • Discover Versailles with a guided tour of the sumptuous royal castle

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    Day trip by Minivan : Paris Sightseeing, Eiffel Tower Lunch, Versailles – Small group tour
    Day trip by Minivan : Paris Sightseeing, Eiffel Tower Lunch, Versailles – Private tour

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    • Practical information

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    Departure

    Address : From your hotel or apartment in Paris
    Paris
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    Duration

    8 hour(s)

    Return

    To your hotel or apartment in Paris

    • Customer reviews
    Number of reviews : 3
    Average rating : 3.7 /5
    3/5
    We some how have 2 guides. First guide Valantin told us Versailles is not included, and that our tour will finish after the lunch at Eiffel Tower. We felt cheated. And some how after lunch he left, and another driver took us to Versailles as planned. If the 2nd guide didn’t bring us there I’ll give you zero star and a lawyer letter.
    3/5
    The guide was excellent but not being picked up from the hotel as promised left a bitter taste in mouth
    5/5
    Great to be picked up at our hotel. Driver was very helpful during the day as my father was unwell and he was able to accommodate his needs. Great trip especially if you have a short time to see Paris.Eiffel tower lunch, food came very promptly as we were on a time schedule. Great views.Great driver in Paris traffic. Knowledgeable guide.