A day trip to Paris is the perfect way to make the most of a cruise ship stopover in the port of Le Havre. Enjoy a comfortable bus ride into the city and join your guide on a panoramic tour of the city's main sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees, Notre Dame and much more.
You will be welcomed in front of the cruise ship terminal and board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus to embark on a journey through the beautiful Norman countryside.
The journey from Le Havre to Paris takes approximately 3 hours.
When you arrive in Paris, the obligatory stop, opening up the Parisian atmosphere, will be the most famous monument in the world: the Eiffel Tower! Here you will meet a passionate local guide who will bring the city to life with his captivating stories and historical insights.
Then embark on a spectacular panoramic bus tour of the City of Lights. See the majestic Les Invalides, a sacred military site that houses the tomb of Napoleon, one of the world's most famous generals. Then cruise along the Seine, where your guide will show you Place de la Concorde, one of the most important sites of the French Revolution. Admire the façade of the Louvre (unfortunately the pyramid cannot be seen from the bus) and drive into the historic centre of Paris.
Visit the colourful Latin Quarter, full of narrow streets and charming cafes that will fill you with French atmosphere. Once admired by Ernest Hemingway himself, the Latin Quarter still houses bookshops, publishing houses and the historic Sorbonne University.
Don't forget the Pantheon, where France commemorates its greatest heroes: Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Voltaire, Victor Hugo and many others are buried here.
Admire the twin towers of the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral, whose catastrophic fire held the world's breath in 2019, but today stands as a monument to the will of the French people.
End your tour by heading up the Champs-Élysées, the most famous fashion avenue in the world. Visit the towering Arc de Triomphe, from which you will descend to take photos and, if time permits, take a break for a snack and a quick shopping spree on the Champs Elysees.
At the end of the tour, your guide will bid you farewell and you will be transported back to the cruise ship port in Le Havre.
Paris is a long way from the port, so time for sightseeing is limited. This tour makes the most of the time available by taking a full tour with a licensed local guide and a short lunch break, but please note that there will be no time for major shopping or dining. If you are interested in a tour with more free time, we recommend our other Paris tour: "Shop & Dine", which includes a short panoramic tour and more free time to explore the Champs-Elysees. Due to limited time in port, it is unfortunately impossible to combine shopping, dining and sightseeing.
Adapting the tour to the ship's schedule gives you the opportunity to make the most of the time available and relieves you of the worry of getting back to port on time. The tour provides pick-up directly from the port and delivery to your destination with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the day.