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Tours included with your Explorer Pass are completely free, but you must bring a valid pass and show it to your tour guide at check-in.

Here are the steps to take full advantage of your pass:

1. Select one of the tours below, and choose the date of your visit.
2. Reserve your free tour by entering your credit card. Your card will not be charged unless you miss the tour or don’t show your valid pass(es) at the start of the tour.
3. Reserve additional tours under the pass by selecting “Add another tour.”

NOTE: The Eiffel Tower Elevator and Louvre experiences are available with the Explorer Pass only.  Do not book them if you have the “All Inclusive” Pass. You will be charged.

Pass rescheduling and refunds

You can always reschedule as long as your Explorer Pass is valid for the day of the tour. If your Go pass is no longer valid on your rescheduled tour date, you’ll be charged the full amount of the tour. After you’ve rescheduled once, there are no refunds if you decide not to take the tour.

Paris tours available with your pass

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Eiffel Tower Elevator Tour

  • Ascend the Eiffel Tower with an expert guide to help you navigate the crowds.
  • Learn about the tower's colorful history, engineering, and its role in Parisian culture today.
  • Take an elevator all the way to the summit with an optional upgrade.
  • Relax on a boat cruise on the beautiful Seine river with an optional upgrade.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

Will we have to wait in line?

Your guide will take care of ticket purchases, but there’s still a line to get into the attraction. In peak season, this could be 45-90 minutes. Luckily, your guide will keep you entertained to help the time fly by.

Are there lockers available before we go up?

No. We recommend leaving luggage at your hotel since Eiffel Tower staff reserves the right to refuse entry to those with extra bags.

Is there food and drink available for purchase during the tour?

Yes, you can purchase food and drink on the first and second levels. Your guide will have recommendations on where to eat.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

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Skip-the-Line Louvre With Outdoor Walking Tour

  • Learn about the fascinating landmarks surrounding the Louvre.
  • Stroll by the Tuileries Gardens and admire the flowers, statuary and ponds.
  • Enjoy the Axe Historique, a walk through time marked by famous sites.
  • Explore the backyard of the Louvre, the beautiful Cour Carrée.
  • Snap a pic of the statue of Louis XIV, who lived at the Louvre before Versailles.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

How much walking is there?

There’s about 1 mile of walking. If mobility is an issue, consider booking a private tour.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

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Montmartre Walking Tour

  • Uncover the art and culture of this neighborhood where Van Gogh and Picasso once painted.
  • Visit the Place du Tertre, busy with French artists.
  • Enjoy views of Paris from Montmartre’s hilltop.
  • Hear the colorful history of the Moulin Rouge, birthplace of the can-can.
  • Pass the Cafe Des 2 Moulins, made famous in the film “Amélie.”
  • Enter the beautiful and once controversial Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

How much walking is there?

It’s about 2 miles of walking uphill at a leisurely pace. There may be short flights of stairs throughout the tour, both up and down. If mobility is an issue, consider booking a private tour.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends at the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.

Will we visit the Sacré-Coeur Basilica?

Your guide will take you inside the basilica if it’s open. If it’s closed, your guide will share more about this landmark and offer tips for a return visit.

Is there food and drink available for purchase during the tour?

Montmartre is a great foodie neighborhood. About halfway through the tour, there’s a short break when you can purchase food or drinks, and when the tour ends, you will be near other cafes and vendors if you want to try something fresh.

Do you go inside the Sacré-Coeur Basilica?

Yes, your guide will take you inside the basilica as long as it’s open. If it’s closed, as occasionally happens, your guide will still share all about this famous historic church.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

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Le Marais Walking Tour

  • Feel like a local in this hip neighborhood where Parisians come to play.
  • Wander the beautiful Rue des Rosiers in the Jewish quarter.
  • Learn about Paris’ thriving gay community at Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie.
  • Admire the “inside-out” architecture of the Pompidou Center.
  • Visit historic landmarks, including a church, cloisters, garden, and private mansion.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

How much walking is there?

We cover about 2 miles at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, consider booking a private tour.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

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Père Lachaise Cemetery Walking Tour: Scandals and Love Affairs

  • Bring your sense of humor (and your wild side) for this sexy trip through Paris’ largest cemetery.
  • Arouse your senses with stories of free spirits and forbidden love.
  • Find out how a ménage à trois with Marilyn Monroe ended up here
  • Rub a prominent shiny part of Victor Noir’s effigy if you want to be more fertile.
  • Pucker up at the tomb of Oscar Wilde as thousands before you have done.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

How much walking is there?

There’s about 2 miles of walking through the cemetery at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, consider booking a private tour.

Is this tour family-friendly?

This walking tour varies from a little racy (PG-13) to downright spicy. Your guide adjusts the tone based on the group, but we always cover the material with class. If you want to take youngsters on this tour, we recommend booking a private tour for our PG “Love and Death in Père Lachaise” version.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

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Latin Quarter Selfie Tour

  • Make Instagram magic at Notre Dame, the Luxembourg Gardens, and more.
  • Choose from Parisian backdrops like flowers, fountains, and gorgeous architecture.
  • Strike your best gladiator pose in the 2,000-year-old Arènes de Lutèce.
  • Pose with the kitty in the legendary Shakespeare and Company if you can find her.
  • Reenact a scene from “La La Land” on the street where it happened, the Rue de la Huchette.
  • Hear stories of the sights all around you as your guide helps you find the best photo spots.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

How much walking is there?

We cover about 2.5 miles at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, consider booking a private tour.

Where does the tour end?

Our tour ends outside Le Caveau de la Huchette on Rue de la Huchette.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine, so please check the local forecast to plan. In rare cases when we have to cancel for extreme weather, we’ll offer you the chance to reschedule or give a full refund.

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Notre Dame Outdoor Walking Tour With Crypt Entry

  • Discover the storied history of Notre Dame, dating back to the 12th century.
  • Learn what was lost and what was miraculously saved from the 15-hour fire in 2019.
  • Hear first-person perspectives from your local guide about the tragedy.
  • Get the inside scoop on how and when the cathedral will reopen.
  • Receive your ticket to descend to the archeological crypt beneath Notre Dame.
  • See a unique perspective of Île de la Cité, the original city of Paris.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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Paris Covered Passages Walking Tour

  • Discover the neoclassical Galerie Vivenne, a national monument filled with luxury boutiques.
  • Be dazzled by over 600 feet of sunlit shops below the glass roof of the Passage Choiseul.
  • Tour Passage des Panoramas, dating to 1799 and beloved for its elaborate architecture and excellent dining.
  • Capture stunning photos of the simple glass and iron framework of Passage Jouffroy.
  • Get tips on where to dine and shop from your local guide after your tour.
  • Finish your journey in Grands Boulevard at the picturesque Passage Verdeau.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

How much walking is there?
This tour covers 1.5 miles at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

When should I get there?
Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?
Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?
Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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Champs-Élysées Tour and Arc de Triomphe Entry

  • Hear the storied history of the famous Champs-Élysees and Arc de Triomphe.
  • Glimpse the shining shop windows of the Champs Élysees while strolling down the avenue.
  • Travel back in time to 1944 when France celebrated its liberty on the Champs-Elysées.
  • Cross the finish line of Tour de France cyclists by the Arc de Triomphe.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

How much walking is there?
This tour covers 1 mile at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

When should I get there?
Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?
Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?
Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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Seine Bridges Walking Tour With Musée d'Orsay Entry

  • Discover Paris through the stories of its many bridges, each one unique.
  • Photograph the Seine from a unique viewpoint on top of the Pont des Arts.
  • Admire the world’s finest Impressionist paintings in the Orsay Museum.
  • See some of the city’s best landmarks, like the Louvre Pyramid on the opposite shore.
  • Marvel at the Pont Neuf, the bridge that first connected the Latin Quarter and the Rive Droite.
  • This tour is free with your Explorer Pass. However, if you miss your tour or present invalid passes, you will be charged.

How much walking is there?
This tour covers 1 mile at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

When should I get there?
Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?
Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?
Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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