Paris Combo: Day Bike Tour, Seine Cruise, and Eiffel Tower Summit

Paris Combo: Day Bike Tour, Seine Cruise, and Eiffel Tower Summit

Experience the ultimate day in Paris via a bike, a boat, and a bird’s eye view of the city!  

This day includes everything that you want to see and do in Paris in one easy to manage itinerary. While the activities will take place over the course of the day, you will have plenty of time in between each one for food, drinks, and extra exploring!

First and foremost, we will confirm your entry time to the Eiffel Tower. We’ve done the hard part of securing a skip-the-line entry for you so that all you need to do is arrive at our office, conveniently located just a few minutes away from the tower, and collect your tickets.  A host will accompany you to the Eiffel Tower, ensure that everyone makes it through security swiftly, and provide you with a brief background on the construction and history of iconic Parisian monument. From there, you are free to explore all levels at your leisure.  

Your host will also provide you with information and tickets for a one-hour boat cruise on the River Seine that you can enjoy at any time of the day or evening or save for another day in Paris. Depending on the timing of your Eiffel Tower visit, we will advise you when it’s best to take the river cruise. Seeing Paris from a boat is a great way to appreciate some of the most popular attractions such as Notre Dame, the Musée d’Orsay, Place de la Concorde, Pont Alexandre III, and so much more! 

This day also includes our world-famous Paris Day Bike Tour, which can be scheduled for our 10am or 3pm departure depending on your Eiffel Tower visit. We’ve been perfecting this tour since 1999, and we think it’s an excellent pairing to a boat cruise and a view from the tower. Our bike tour will explore many of the famous landmarks of the city while giving you background information about each one, anecdotal stories, and local knowledge from our excellent guides.  We aim to pass along our love for this city so that you can feel like a true insider.

If you have a short time in Paris, this is a great way to include everything in one go!

Tour Highlights

  • Skip the Line Eiffel Tower ticket with summit access
  • Alexander III Bridge
  • Tuileries Gardens
  • Louvre Museum
  • Les Invalides
  • Napoléon's Tomb
  • Place de la Concorde
  • River Seine cruise
    • Bike
    • Helmet (provided but optional)
    • Eiffel Tower ticket with summit access
    • River Seine cruise
  • Adults €99.00
    Students (ID required) €99.00
    Children (4-11) €99.00
  • Your tour meets at our office, located at 24 Rue Edgar Faure, 75015. The closest métro station is Dupleix (line 6).

    Your tour does NOT meet at the Eiffel Tower, please do not go there. Your Fat Tire Tours guide will meet you inside this office. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

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    • Most guests choose to join our Paris Day Bike Tour at the beginning of their time in Paris. This tour offers a perfect orientation to the city. 
    • Please note that glass bottles, sharp objects, padlocks, alcohol, and aerosols are not permitted on the Eiffel Tower. 
    • Your day includes a break for lunch (cost not included). Your tour guide will be happy to point our nearby options to sit down and eat, or pick up picnic supplies, for any price point. 
    • Your tour may begin with the Eiffel Tower visit or the bike tour dependent on Eiffel Tower ticket availability - be sure to check your confirmation email for full details.
    • Your boat cruise tickets can be used at any time during your stay in Paris.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Do I have to do all three parts of this tour in the same day?

    No, but you are more than welcome to! The date you select for your tour is fixed to your Eiffel Tower Tour date, but there are flexible options for your bike tour and boat cruise. 

    We will expect you for the Paris Day Bike Tour on your selected date, but if you would like to join us for this portion on a different day, please contact our customer support team no less than 72 hours in advance. 

    Your River Seine Cruise ticket is open ended for any time of day and does not expire, meaning you can hop on a cruise at any point during your stay in Paris.

    Please note that the meeting point is not the same for the Eiffel Tower Entry and Paris Day Bike Tour.

    • Eiffel Tower Meeting Point: 24 Rue Edgar Faure 75015. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your departure time
    • Day Bike Tour Meeting Point: Outside the exit of the Dupleix metro station (line 6) - meeting time 2:45pm
    • You can pick up your River Seine Cruise tickets from our office, located at 24 Rue Edgar Faure 75015. Your Day Bike Tour will conclude here so you are welcome to pick them up after your tour.
  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    Eiffel Tower Tour Meeting Point: 24 Rue Edgar Faure 75015

    • The closest métro station is Dupleix (line 6).
    • Your tour does NOT meet at the Eiffel Tower, please do not go there. Your Fat Tire Tours guide will meet you inside this office.
    • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Due to the timed nature of our entries, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests.

    Paris Day Bike Tour Meeting Point: Outside the exit of the Dupleix metro station (line 6)

    • Look for your guide with a bike and a Fat Tire Tours sign. 
    • Your tour will depart on time (3pm) so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. This gives you time to get fitted for a bike, use our restrooms, purchase water bottles, and practice riding in our courtyard before we take off. 

    River Seine Cruise Ticket Pickup Point: Our office, located at 24 Rue Edgar Faure 75015.

    • Your Day Bike Tour will conclude here so you are welcome to pick up your tickets after your tour.
    • The boat dock is approximately a 15 minute walk from our office if you plan to head straight to your boat cruise from your bike tour. 
  • Expand/Collapse Does this tour include lunch?

    Your tour includes a break for lunch (cost not included) after your Eiffel Tower visit and before your Paris Day Bike Tour. Your tour guide will be happy to point our nearby options to sit down and eat, or pick up picnic supplies, for any price point. 

    Pleases note that the meeting point for your afternoon Day Bike Tour is in the 15th arrondissement (near the Eiffel Tower) so we suggest staying to eat lunch in the area.  

  • Expand/Collapse What cycling skill level do I need for this tour?

    While all of our tours maintain a leisurely pace, we want our guests to have fun and be safe, so being able to ride a bike is paramount.

    Our Paris Day Bike Tour is perfect for novice bike riders or those that haven't been on a bike in years, You should have average balance, be able to start and stop comfortably, and be familiar with hand brakes. We will be riding on bike lanes, through parks, and occasionally with traffic. Safety is our number one priority but confidence in yourself is the first step to overall group safety.

    If you're not sure how you'll fare, we invite you to come to our office about 30 minutes prior to your tour start time to try the bikes.

  • Expand/Collapse How long is the Eiffel Tower visit?
    We will escort you to the tower and provide an orientation and a historical introduction. Once on the tower you may explore at your own pace. Keep in mind that to go all the way to the summit, look around and come back down again takes around 1.5-2 hours. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse What time does our Day Bike Tour start and finish?
    The bike tour starts at 3pm and finish around 6pm. 
  • Expand/Collapse What are your bike options?

    You can view our bike options here.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour appropriate for children?

    Yes! This tour is a great way to introduce childrent to Paris and keep them entertained for a day. Please note the tour duration when considering if this tour will suit your child. 

    You can use this bike chart to help you reserve the appropriate bicycles for your little ones. Please keep in mind that children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult on the tour.

    • For children up to 10 years old or weighing under 32kg (70lbs), we have two-wheeled tag-along tandems. The child passenger sits on a seat and can pedal or coast. All riders weighing over 32kg (70lbs) must ride their own bicycle. This is not an option for adults or anyone over the weight or age limit.
    • We have various sized city bikes to accommodate just about every size of rider, from extra small 20 inch wheeled bikes for riders that are 3.3ft (100cm) to extra large for riders up to 6.5ft (198cm).
    • Unfortunately, we do not have adult tricycles, adult tandems, or bikes with training wheels for adults or children that may be less confident in their riding ability.
    • There is no additional charge for trailers, tandems or baby seats. Due to limited availability, please book baby seats, trailers, tandems, 20” and 24” wheeled bikes in advance. 
    • Please Note: All extra small 20 inch and small 24 inch bikes are equipped with hand brakes.
    • Our city tours are very casual, with only slight elevation changes on varying surfaces including smooth gravel and pavement. It is necessary, however, that any person participating in our bike tours have at least some bike riding experience, and should be comfortable riding in a group.
  • Expand/Collapse Is a helmet included?

    In Paris adults are not obliged to wear a helmet, however they are mandatory for children under 12. We have helmets of all sizes available in our office.

  • Expand/Collapse Does this tour go to the top level of the Eiffel Tower?

    Yes, this tour includes a ticket with access to the Eiffel Tower Summit.

  • Expand/Collapse Is this tour offered in any other languages, or only English?

    All scheduled tours are in English, but private tours can be scheduled in other languages.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Do we go inside the museums and monuments?

    This tour includes a ticket to the Eiffel Tower with summit access. The Paris Day Bike Tour portion of the tour does not include interior visits due to any of the attractions on tour due to time constraints. This tour is the perfect way to get oriented to Paris and enjoy it from a broad perspective!

  • Expand/Collapse How long is the bike tour?

    The Paris Day Bike portion of the tour covers approximately 6.5 miles (10.5 km) and is approximately three hours long. We take regular breaks during the bike tour to hear fascinating stories, take photos, and enjoy the sights of Paris. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour. Bookings of 10 or more passengers require seven days notice for cancellations or rescheduling.

    RESCHEDULING POLICY

    • Reservations may be rescheduled subject to availability.
    • Fat Tire Tours will reschedule reservations free of charge for requests submitted at least 72 hours in advance. 
    • For requests submitted within 72 hours, the following fees will apply:
      • 15% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 48 to 72 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 25% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 to 48 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
      • 50% rescheduling fee for requests submitted within 24 hours of the scheduled tour departure time
  • Expand/Collapse What is your weather policy?

    Our tours run rain or shine, and we encourage all guests to consult the weather forecast and to dress accordingly. During the bike tour portion of the tour, we have rain ponchos available for purchase in our office for anyone that needs them. We will gladly buy the ponchos back if they are not used during your tour

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many people will be in my bike tour group?

    We limit the group size to 20 guests per tour guide.

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