I was expecting to see Notre Dame and what I got was a great tour of the Ile de la Cite, it’s history, the church of Notre Dame and its bell tower. It is worth it if you care to learn the history of Paris....More
Explore the Cathedral of Notre Dame without missing out on its history—or waiting in a line to visit its bell towers—with this guided tour. A guide delves into the 12th-century cathedral’s past as you explore the inside with your group. If you choose the bell tower ticket, you can bypass the often hours-long wait. A choice of departure times and a private tour upgrade let you further tailor the trip.
Book your tour option and meet your guide on the Ile de la Cité, a natural island in the River Seine in central Paris.
Don the audio headsets to hear your guide and explore the small island and uncover its history. Then, enter Notre-Dame Cathedral, built starting in 1160 by the Bishop of Paris and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Wander through the vast interior, admiring stained glass windows and ornate stonework as your guide shares tales of its turbulent past. Learn how the cathedral survived violent episodes such as the 16th-century Huguenot riots, French Revolution, and bullets of World War II.
Next, if you selected the bell tower option at checkout, bypass the often 2-hour wait lines for the Notre Dame bell towers, and climb the 387 stone steps. At the top, gaze over the gargoyles to admire the panoramic Paris views. Your experience finishes when you descend.
We met early on the Pont Neuf. Guide was easy to locate. Beautiful light over the Seine gave plenty of opportunity to take photos while we waited. Diane ( our guide) was very informative and knowledgeable, starting with a brief overview of the history around...More
This is a great tour of the Ile de la Cite, it’s history, the church of Notre Dame and its bell tower. It is worth it if you care to learn the history of Paris. Georgia was our tour guide. She is amazing. We learned...More
We had planned to climb the towers of Notre Dame and were seeking a good strategy to avoid those long lines. We took a small group walking tour of the Ile de France and Notre Dame with City Wonders and it worked out perfectly. We...More
I arrived early to meet my guide at the statue as described on my voucher(photos below!) but no guide ever showed! No one answered the phone at the number on my voucher (went straight to voicemail!) and the email address provided on the voucher was...More
Dear Allison G, Thank you for your review. As per the photo you provided, we're afraid that this was not the correct meeting point. The meeting point was at the statue of Henri IV, in the middle of Pont Neuf- at the western end of...More