Notre Dame And Ile De La Cité Tour With Skip The Line Visit Of The Sainte Chapelle Combo Tour - Paris

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Discover medieval history on the age-old streets of Paris on this 2.5-hour Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Combo tour. Save time and money by visiting two of Paris’ top attractions in one day. Explore Île de la Cité in the center of the Seine River, and gain insight into its 2,000-year history. Stand beneath the imposing towers of Notre Dame Cathedral to admire their Gothic architecture, then head inside with your guide. Beat the lines and enjoy fast-track entry to Sainte Chapelle, King Louis IX’s 13th-century chapel.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide

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Meet your guide near central Paris Notre Dame Cathedral in the early afternoon, and then set off through the famous le de la Cit district to begin your tour.
Stroll through le de la Cits ancient streets and gain insight into thousands of years of colorful history. Hear tales of royal scandal, gruesome revenge, political uprisings and romantic dalliances, and enjoy fine views over the Seine Rivers UNESCO-listed banks.
Marvel at Notre Dame Cathedrals grand facade and imposing towers, and listen as your guide explains the stories held within its beautiful Gothic stonework. Gaze over the gargoyles and see for yourself why Victor Hugo chose the cathedral as the setting for his 19th-century masterpiece: The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Head inside Notre Dame Cathedral and, if the time is right, hear the mighty organ or lofty bell towers come to life. Listen as your guide sheds light on Notre Dames turbulent history and admire the archways, buttresses and statues for which the cathedral is famous.
Continue to Sainte-Chapelle, a former chapel of King Louis IX. Enjoy skip-the-line entry to step straight inside and marvel at the chapels display of stained glass windows, its one of the most extensive displays in the world.
When your Sainte-Chappelle visit comes to an end, step outside the chapel to conclude your tour.

Inclusions for Notre Dame And Ile De La Cité Tour With Skip The Line Visit Of The Sainte Chapelle Combo Tour

  • Local tour guide
  • Skip-the-line entry to Sainte-Chapelle
  • Headset when appropriate so you can hear your guide

Exclusions for Notre Dame And Ile De La Cité Tour With Skip The Line Visit Of The Sainte Chapelle Combo Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, there may be delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour. All bags taken into Sainte-Chapelle will be scanned, and any sharp or metal instruments will not be allowed in and will be confiscated by security staff

It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded

This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended

Stroller and wheelchair cannot be accommodated.

Entrance into religious sites requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women

Photography is permitted throughout the tour, except in Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte-Chapelle where non-flash photography is allowed

Some sites visited lack shade and can be hot under direct sunlight. Please bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water in warm weather

Frances tourist sites are among the most popular in the world. Skip-the-line access and careful planning limit crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard hours. There is a security line at Sainte-Chapelle with a bag scan that all visitors must pass through

On some occasions, Notre Dame may be closed at the last minute for religious services and events. In this case customers will be offered a rescheduled date or a full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Loved it! Our guide was very passion it about the history of both churches. She made it very interesting to listen to.

  • Notre Dame was very good but Sainte Chapelle is not to be missed - so beautiful.

  • Davor was an extremely informed guide. He was able to bring in personalities of history and make us feel the past. He made Paris even more memorable. The city is amazing and knowing more about the past was incredible. Notre Dame was a moving experience and Sainte Chapelle more gorgeous than you can imagine. Both will stay with us for life. The cost of the tour is well worth it and I highly recommend City Wonders and Davor. Always love VIP and not standing in line!

  • We could only wish that our tour guide, Avi, had personal time to lead more tours. We were exceptionally pleased with the information provided, both historic and artistic style, as our guide was not only a student but a teacher as well. This was easily one of the best tours we participated in during our ten days stay in France. Meeting on the Pont Neuf, and walking along the Seine River, past the Hall of Justice where trials of those accused of crimes against the people of France during the French Revolution was fascinating. Our arrival to the grounds of Notre Dame Cathedral through the center front gate was awe inspiring. Avi drew our attention to the architectural features as well as the symbolism and reminded us of the time span involved in the construction of this landmark. We look forward to a return trip to France based on what we have seen, experienced and learned on this trip. Vive La France!

  • I took several tours in Europe and this was one of my least favorite. The guide makes or breaks the tour and Ruben just didn't cut it for me, unfortunately. We focused on many details that didn't interest me and didn't even go into the first building until an hour into the tour. 9 out of 15 people in our group left the tour midway through. We then stood outside of Sainte Chappelle for 30 min just talking while it was raining on us and we could have been inside enjoying the views. Also just FYI there is no skipping lines at Notre Dame.

  • Great tour guide. Nice and knowledgeable. Loved this. We were jet lagged, but still enjoyed the tour and the history a lot. Used the restroom before this tour! Paris is not the best place of you really gotta use the restroom. :/

  • Avi was the perfect guide!!! So knowledgeable but in a way that made hearing all the info fun and entertaining!

  • This was a great tour. Our guide, Charlie, was knowledgable, friendly and helpful.

    Note - this is a 2.5 hour tour and there are NO restroom stops, so prepare accordingly.

    Restrooms are a challenge in Paris, but there is a solution - Starbucks has clean restrooms for the price of a java.

  • Fantastic tour guide of Notre Dame inside and outside walking tour and love skip-the-line tickets - don't miss Sainte-Chapelle!

  • Definitely worth going to Sainte Chapelle as well. Having a tour guide to explain the history of the island and the background of the churches was very enriching.

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