Le Havre

Paris: Sightsee, Shop and Dine Shore Excursion from Le Havre Port

Le Havre, France
Paris Sightsee Shop and Eat Shore Excursion from Le Havre

From $107.13

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Pick up and drop off at the port
    • In Paris: friendly and passionate local host
    • Modern, air-conditioned shared bus transportation
    • Panoramic bus tour of Paris with brief stop at Eiffel Tower
    • Time for shopping and dining
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup point

    • Cruise Terminal Le Havre
      Quai Roger Meunier, 76059 Le Havre, France

    Pickup details

    After you leave the cruise terminal, head towards the security gate. We do not meet at the car park by the cruise ship, we meet just outside the security gate. It is about a 3 minute walk, 1000 feet / 300 meters. Our greeters will be waiting just outside the gate with VEXPERIO signs.

    What To Expect

    Port of Le Havre

    3 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Eiffel Tower

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Hôtel des Invalides

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Place de la Concorde (Pass By)

    Arc de Triomphe

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    2 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Port of Le Havre

    3 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Normally, this tour lasts 11 hours. On the following days, the tour lasts 10 hours: 5.05.23, 8:30 (Celebrity Apex); 11.05.23, 8:30 (Anthem of the Seas); 26.05.23, 7:30 (Zuiderdam); 13.07.23, 7:30 (Norwegian Dawn); 7.08.23, 8:30 (Norwegian Getaway); 14.09.23, 8:30 (Norwegian Getaway); 23.09.23, 7:30 (Oceania Riviera); 9.10.23, 8:30 (Rotterdam)
    • This shared/group tour offers a brief panoramic tour only and does not allow for in-depth sightseeing. For a more detailed exploration of Paris, we recommend choosing our "Paris: Guided Sightseeing Shore Excursion" tour, which includes a guided tour of the city. However, please be aware that that tour does not include time for shopping or sit-down meals. As we have limited time in port, it is not possible to combine all three activities. For a personalized experience, please choose a private shore excursion. We can customize it to your preferences, including inside visits.
    • This tour is not suitable for passengers with mobility scooters or traveling with wheelchairs. Only light, foldable wheelchairs can be accommodated. Private tours with wheelchair-adapted vehicles can be arranged.
    • Your bus driver may not speak English. If you have any questions or queries, please call our emergency phone number: +33 7 74 36 20 80
    • If you are late and do not contact us, the bus will be unable to wait for you. In such cases, we will not be able to provide a refund.
    • The route of the tour and time spent in the city is subject to your ship’s docking times, traffic, special events, and any other circumstances beyond our control. We will not be able to provide a refund if the duration of the tour must be amended in any of the above circumstances.
    • Cruise with confidence: if your ship cannot dock, you will receive a full refund!
    • Visiting the Eiffel Tower: This tour includes a brief visit (15–30 minutes) outside the Eiffel Tower before moving on to other sites. If you wish to visit the Eiffel Tower independently, you may separate from the group there, making sure you arrange a meeting point and time with your host. Please rejoin the group promptly at the agreed place and time, as the bus cannot wait for individuals. We recommend that you book skip-the-line tickets. 4 hours after departure from Le Havre (11:30 for tours that start at 7:30, 12:30 for tours that start at 8:30). During the high season, it is recommended to allocate at least 1.5 to 2 hours for the entire Eiffel Tower experience, even with a skip-the-line ticket. This is due to the time required for security checks, ascent, and descent. Please be aware that an Eiffel Tower visit can take up as much as half of your limited time in Paris. For a more personalized experience, we offer customizable guided private or semi-private tours with licensed Parisian guides who can create your perfect itinerary, including inside visits. If interested, please contact us for a quote.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    32 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 32 reviews
    Court mais doux à Paris
    Michelle_P, Sep 2023
    The city bus tour with narrative was great because we had a short time in Paris coming off of a cruise ship for the day. The bus driver was wonderful navigating the city streets of Paris and finding parking next to the Eiffel Tower. Our guide was very kind even riding his bicycle to find a few tardy passengers!
    Quick trip to Paris
    Theresa_S, Sep 2023
    The excursion was exactly what we were looking for. The port is about 2.5 hours from Paris with a bathroom stop each way. Ride seemed much shorter. Guide was great and all the major monuments/places were hit.
    Paris city tour
    David_R, Sep 2023
    We had a great trip to Paris from Le Havre! It was a long day to and from but we’ll worth it. Our guide was a wonderful Irish girl name Hannah. She has been living in Paris for 8 years and knew the city well. She brought us some delicious fresh croissants and cold water was available all day on the bus. Would highly recommend! Great trip!
    Great trip, Great value, Creating Lasting Memories
    Mark_B, Sep 2023
    The trip to Paris was spectacular, beginning with our drop-off at the Eiffel Tower overlooking The Seine and ending with a stroll down the Champs Elysees in direct sight of L'Arc de Triomphe. Our guide was both entertaining and informative with a lovely sense of humor, and our driver was patient, professional, and gracious, providing us with a sip of champagne before our departure for Le Havre. The value was well worth the cost, and I'd highly recommend it.
    Sub par excursion.
    Dianne_F, Sep 2023
    I thought the Paris experience was so so. The driver was great, got us there safely. The pickup from the ship was chaotic to say the least. The guy meeting people coming off the cruise ship gave back information on where to go or told people the wrong bus to board. Several people were late boarding the bus and making the rest of us off to a late start. Not a good experience IMO.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent Paris experience. We appreciate your feedback, and we're sorry to hear that your overall impression was just "so so." We're delighted to hear that you found the driver to be great. However, we are sorry that you had a chaotic experience during the pickup from the port. We take your feedback seriously and will review our pickup procedures to ensure smoother and more efficient transitions for future guests. Your experience is invaluable in helping us improve our services, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you encountered.
    Terrible tour of the city
    Bryan_S, Sep 2023
    Tour was unorganized from start to finish.....guides were disorganized and drop of spot for the so called shop and dine was an area with hardly anything around....very disappointed and poorly priced for the experience...money should be discounted
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent tour experience. We appreciate your input and understand your concerns. We are sorry that you found the tour to be unorganized and were disappointed with the drop-off location in Paris. Your perspective is valuable, and we will take your comments into consideration as we continually strive to enhance our offerings. We aim to provide our customers with a valuable and enjoyable experience, and we regret that we fell short of your expectations on this occasion. Kind regards, Vexperio
    A taste of Paris in a day.
    JEAN_R, Sep 2023
    Getting an overview of Paris that we might otherwise never have been able to do. The trip was long but comfortable and when we got to Paris from LeHavre our guide was so accommodating and informative.
    Pit stop too far away from start and driver spoke no English
    Mickey_G, Aug 2023
    First, there were no people directing us from the boat to the buses so we wound up at the wrong site. After we got on the bus we realized that our driver spoke no English. The bus was comfortable. We had to wait for the pit stop for 2 hours and by that time we were all very uncomfortable. We waited in line, for all the buses were there at the same time, for 20 min. When we got back onto the bus we noticed that an older woman and her granddaughter were not sitting next to us. The driver did a quick count and said OK. We tried to tell him that we were missing someone but he didn't understand us. He left. She thank goodness caught up with the bus in Paris. When we got to Paris the guide was OK he was a Parisian and knew much about the city. It was a shame that we had so little time to look around. But we understood.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Dear Mickey, Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent experience with our tour service. It's through feedback like yours that we can reflect upon and improve our offerings. Firstly, I'd like to address the confusion at the port. We strive to provide our customers with the clearest instructions possible. Several days prior to your tour, we sent an email to all passengers detailing directions and points of contact at the port. Additionally, our greeters were positioned at the designated spot with a large, easily recognizable sign. We apologize for any misunderstandings that led to your initial inconvenience. We reacted immediately when we were contacted by the passengers who were left behind, liaising with our team on the ground to ensure she could rejoin the bus in Paris. This has never happened before on our Paris tour and we were glad we were able to resolve the situation quickly. We have discussed the seriousness of the situation with the bus driver in question. Please know that while we have scheduled bathroom breaks, our buses are also equipped with onboard facilities to cater to emergency situations, ensuring the utmost convenience for our passengers. Thank you for your feedback and we'll continue to work on refining our processes to offer a seamless experience to all our travelers in the future. Warm regards, Sebastian Vexperio
    Thumbs up for Elyesee and George
    Kathryn_A, Aug 2023
    We were unsure if we would see much when we did a cruise excursion to Paris from the port. Select the option for a private guide. It's well worth it! Our wonderful guide Elyesee and driver George showed us so many sites! We saw some of the regular tourist sites but also some beautiful areas of Paris that were new to us. Elyesee is incredibly knowledgeable and worked with us to get the most out of our day. The entire company had great communication throughout the booking process. Thank you for making our Paris day so magical!
    Good Tour
    Blake_E, Aug 2023
    Good experience overall if you have a very short period of time to see Paris. Our local guide was not great, but it was otherwise a positive experience.
    L’havre port to Paris
    Geraldine_H, Aug 2023
    Our bus driver was a very careful driver. Our tour guide was lovely and spoke very well. The bus got us back to the ship on time. Thank you.
    A good tour
    Tiffany_W, Jul 2023
    I thought the tour was awesome and the tour guide was very knowledgeable, I believe her name was Ariana. My only complaint is there should be a bathroom break an hr and 30min from the boat, not 2hrs in. On the ride to Paris there were quite a few people that were barely able to make it inside the gas station to the restroom in time. I think the company needs to keep in mind there are children, old folks, and others that cannot hold their bladder that long.
    Day in Paris
    Martha_B, Jul 2023
    Eiffel Tower and lunch in Paris. We had pleasant weather. Our tour guide was excellent. We were on a Disney cruise but all the Disney tours were booked. Viator turned out to be an excellent choice.
    Great for a quick glimpse of a few Parisian highlights
    Hima_G, Jul 2023
    It is a long drive from port to city and back (3 hrs each way) but bus was comfortable. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable but there were 2 places I could not hear anything about when we passed. Even when we were walking from one place to another where she would show us meet up location, she walked fast and did not wait for the entire group (30 people) to be next to her before giving information so all the people in my group missed parts. They did give us 2 hours to go walk and shop but wasn’t enough time but to be fair, this was fairly advertised by company. I understand they need to be strict with times since you never know how traffic can be and no one wants to miss their cruise. Overall, was ok but I would suggest a better way for guide to inform people as we were limited to only seeing 5 things within the vicinity of each other and we missed 2 of them. I will say the driver and guide were professional and courteous. Tour is as advertised regarding timings so if anyone wants to spend ‘the whole day’ in Paris, this is not it if you have time constraints.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Dear Hima, Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback with us about your tour. We appreciate your understanding regarding the time constraints due to the distance from the port to Paris. It's encouraging to hear that you found the bus comfortable and our tour guide friendly and knowledgeable. However, we deeply regret that there were moments during the tour where you couldn't hear the information or felt rushed. Ensuring that all our guests are kept in the loop and are comfortable is vital to us. We have passed on your feedback to the guide who has taken it on board. We'll also explore ways to improve communication, especially when dealing with larger groups, to ensure that everyone can fully engage with and enjoy the experience. Thank you for acknowledging the professionalism and courtesy of our driver and guide. We're committed to offering the best experience, and your feedback plays a crucial role in our continuous improvement. Should you decide to travel with us again, we hope to offer an even better experience, taking into account the insights you've provided. Warm regards, Sebastian Vexperio
    Tour guide was so...
    Patricia_S, Jul 2023
    Tour guide was so knowledgeable and really enjoyed his job. His name was Marten and was just friendly and enjoyable .
    Paris experience
    Stephanie_B, Jul 2023
    While not a lot of time available the Eiffel Tower and shopping experience were wonderful. Just enjoy to enjoy a small taste of Paris.
    Tracey_W, Jul 2023
    Worst experience ever, they combined our tour with a sightseeing only tour and dropped us off for shopping in a busy roundabout and gave us the destination for the pick up in 2 hours. We shopped in 1 store then put pick up point on our gps so we could shop and have lunch on the way. Turns out pick up spot was an hour walk from where we were dropped off so we no longer had time for lunch or more shopping as we needed the hour to get to our pick up point. Viator does not standby and/or research tour operators they are allowing on their booking site and will not do anything to satisfy the customer in these horrible situations. Then turns out the tour company you booked with is not the actual tour company they are just a middleman from Germany who then books with a local company. So the price is much higher then booking direct as Viator and middle man profit immensely. Do your homework and book direct versus these booking sites as they are scams which will be reported to BBB and every other agency to hopefully prevent these scams from continuing and ruining our trips/vacations,holidays
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Dear Tracey, I feel that based on the accusation of being called scammers we are well within our rights to respond. On this day you were: 1. picked up at the port by our greeters 2. placed on a bus to Paris 3. greeted by a tour guide in Paris who even provided you a freshly baked croissant free of charge as a welcoming gift 4. taken on a tour by Maarten, one of the most in-demand guides in Paris, an expert who has worked at the Eiffel Tower and other museums. 5. dropped off for 2 hours of free time at the Champs-Élysées 6. offered some champagne at the end of the tour as a goodbye present, again free of charge (a special treat we decided to provide that day) 7. transported back to Le Havre on our bus and dropped off next to your ship. I'm not sure why we would have gone through the effort of doing all those things if we were just scammers. If this the "worst experience ever" you must have had a very charmed life. Our Sightsee, Shop and Dine tour includes: 1) a panoramic tour of Paris that's roughly 1.5h long 2) 2-3 hours of free time at the Champs-Élysées. This is what was delivered on the day. Some of the passengers on your bus were indeed on a more extended sightseeing tour. You joined them for the first part of the tour (Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Élysées) and were then dropped off for your free time. The people on the sightseeing tour then continued on the bus. This caused no disruption to you, as you were dropped off and they then continued with their tour, and the guide set a clear meeting point and time for you to rejoin them. You were dropped off at Place de la Concorde, which is exactly where the Champs-Élysées begins - the pick-up point (Arc de Triomphe) is at the top of the Champs-Élysées and maximum a 25 minute walk away and absolutely not an hour - anyone with Google Maps can verify this. It's an incredible 25 minute walk through the grandest avenue in the world, lined with shops and restaurants. If 25 minutes seemed too long a walk, there is a metro line that takes you straight to the Arc de Triomphe in 5 minutes for €2. If public transport isn't your thing, a taxi would have also taken you there in 5 minutes. This tour promises a minimum of 2 hours of free time at the Champs-Élysées - you were dropped off at the bottom and picked up at the top 2 hours later - a perfect opportunity to stroll along one of the world's grandest avenues, pop into some of the shops, have lunch somewhere, etc. While we generally try to aim for 3 hours of free time, on this day your ship was only docking in Le Havre for 12 hours, from 7am to 7pm. Given that it's a 3 hour drive from and to Le Havre, this means we could not spend more than 4 hours in Paris, because we always aim to have our customers back in port over an hour before their ship leaves. Unfortunately, due to your ship's time constraints, it was not possible for us to provide you with more than 2 hours of free time at the Champs-Élysées, as we could not risk that you would miss your ship. While that may be a little limited and of course people would prefer to spend more time there, our main priority was to return you safely to your ship at least an hour before departure. On days when the ship is docking for more than 12 hours, we do of course provide more free time. We do also offer a Paris On Your Own Tour, which includes drop-off at the Eiffel Tower, followed by 4-5 hours of free time, and pick-up at the Arc de Triomphe. Perhaps this would have suited you better. Lastly, we reject your accusation of being middlemen. Our company also operates routes in Germany, but the Le Havre-Paris route was something that we set up, developed, hired all of the guides and buses, and continue to manage personally on a day-to-day basis. There is no "local" French company doing any of this. We specifically chose to plan this route because no one else was doing it, apart from the cruise lines, who provide a much more expensive service at a lower quality. The only intermediary here is Viator. I am sorry that this tour did not live up to your expectations, however everything that was promised on the itinerary was delivered despite the limited time frame. It is one thing that it did not live up to your expectations, it's quite another to call people who provided you exactly the service they advertised scammers. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise and that you will carry fond memories of Paris in spite of your negative review. Best regards, Sebastian
    Great day in Paris
    Parrish_D, Jul 2023
    Martin was. Great guide and very knowledgeable! Made us feel at home in the city of lights! Also had some great hot chocolate and food.
    Good quick tour of Effiel Tower, Arc and shopping
    Patrick_L, Jul 2023
    Transportation was great! Bus driver was awesome! He even handed out Effiel Tower key chains! The itinerary was a little jumbled and not super efficient. More input from tour guide would have been appreciated!
    Great day trip excursion.
    Joseph_S, Jun 2023
    Great local guide and bus driver. For a short day trip, got a great look at and taste of Paris. Three hours on your own to shop and dine was awesome.

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