- Spend a day in Paris with an expert private guide
- Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip
- See top Paris attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum
- Get insider tips from your guide and discover Paris’ off-the-beaten-path gems like Saint-Louis Island
- Enjoy a full-day of hassle-free sightseeing with your logistics pre-arranged and public transport costs included
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Notre Dame cathedral, Paris ...Photo by: Dana A
- Admiring the BouquinistesPhoto by: 2nd one
- Boulangerie and ...Photo by: 2nd one
- Christian Vabrey Bakery - ...Photo by: 2nd one
- Rue du RivoliPhoto by: 2nd one
- Arc de Triomphe du CarrouselPhoto by: 2nd one
- Sunset at the Louvre.Photo by: 2nd one
What You Can Expect
On the day of your tour, meet your guide at your preferred central location, and then set off by whatever means of transport is needed. Taxi rides and public transport are included but all meals, activities and entrance fees are payable at your own expense.
So what to see? That's up to you! Perhaps visit must-see sights like the ever-inspiring Eiffel Tower -- Paris’s undisputed architectural icon -- or the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur for sweeping panoramic views. Alternatively, focus on the more offbeat Paris attractions like the Père Lachaise Cemetery – the city’s hauntingly beautiful graveyard – or let your guide introduce you to private parks that tourist maps miss. Below is a sample itinerary.
9am: Meet your private guide at your central Paris hotel. You will be introduced to the secrets of your new neighborhood, such as the best bakeries, convenient metro and bus stops and hidden-away parks and gardens. The guide will also give you museum information and a metro pass.
9:15am: Tour Notre Dame with your guide, and while admiring the building’s striking French Gothic architecture, learn about its relevance as the focal point of Catholicism in France. Take a stroll around the mysterious yet overlooked streets hiding behind Notre Dame itself.
10:30am: Walk along the UNESCO-listed banks of the River Seine to Saint-Louis Island, a natural island in the middle of the river, and then stop for ice cream at its legendary ice cream parlor, Berthillon.
11am: Ride the metro to the Pantheon and enjoy a walking tour of the Left Bank and Latin Quarter neighborhoods. The lively areas are full of cafés and markets, as well as cultural hotspots like Luxembourg Gardens (Jardin du Luxembourg) and Sorbonne University.
12:30pm: Take an insider tip from your guide for the best place to eat lunch, and head to a brasserie where Gerard Depardieu is said to enjoy eating. While you relax, your guide will help you to arrange a dinner reservation at a hip Parisian bistro within walking distance of your hotel.
1:45pm: Meet your guide and explore Luxembourg Gardens. If you've got kids, they'll enjoy a pony ride while the rest of you stroll around the Grand Bassin pond, admiring the fountains and manicured gardens that make the park so popular. Pop into a Dalloyau patisserie to buy a famous Parisian Opera cake – a layered sponge topped with chocolate glaze.
2:30pm: Take a taxi to the Louvre, and head straight inside with your pre-purchased skip-the-line ticket. Walk around with your guide, learning about this beautiful national museum, and see world-famous works of art like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
3:30pm: Head to the picturesque hill of Montmartre. On the way up, stop where the Impressionists once set their easels and explore the small streets of what the locals call "the village of Montmartre". Buy souvenir paintings to take home, and finish your day with the impressive Sacré Coeur cathedral and its stunning panorama overlooking the entire city.
Alex was a great tour guide. He listened to what we wanted to see and made sure we hit all the spots on our list, even though it was a bit of a challenge. He said hitting 3 spots was a good amount to strive for, but I think we hit 4 or 5. He was very personable and knowledgeable, and very intelligent. We would ask for him again if we took a tour in Paris. By the way, taking a tour is worth every penny. It saves you time, informs you about what you are looking at, and is way more pleasant than trying to find things on your own. Highly recommend.
Awesome! Highly recommend this to all visitors to Paris.
My wife and I arranged this tour for just the two of us so we could have a personalized day around Paris. Before our tour, we had visited many sites, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and many others and we wanted to visit more off the beaten path sites have a more personalized experience as opposed to trying to make a group happy. Manuel was our guide and he took us through many areas of Paris and through many centuries of its history. He was engaging and informative, with a great sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Our guide was great and took us to so many unique places. we walked over 12 miles during our tour. Loved the gardens we went to and learned a lot about the history and different areas of Paris. would highly recommend this to others.
This was the perfect way to see what was important to us. My niece and I chose to go to the Montmartre district our fantastic guide, Roman sp?, was great and lived in this district!. We learned all about the area, had a fantastic, authentic French lunch, saw the view from Sacre Couer . We visited the Louvre museum as well. This tour is such a great way to personalize your tour and time in Paris.
This was fantastic! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining with her information and stories. We covered a lot of ground in one day which gave us a terrific feel for the city. Highly recommend doing this- they personalize it to whatever your interests are.
Our guide Roman was wonderful. He took us all over the city of Paris and he was very knowledgeable about the places we went. He even took us to a locals cafe for lunch and we all loved it.
Since my wife and I only had one day to spend in Paris, our customized day tour of Paris was GREAT! Our tour guide Manuel, was FABULOUS! His knowledge of the city and English was excellent. We enjoyed the ability to take the Metro with the locals. With the traffic congestion, taking the Metro saved a lot of time and allowed us to see more sites. We couldn't recommend the tour more highly.
What A Wonderful Day. We Had A Great Guide Maria She Was The Best. She Meet Us At Our Hotel She Took Us All Over Paris. We Went Up The Arc De Triomphe , Skip The Line Tickets We Organised Prior To Our Arrival, If I Go To Paris Again I Will Do This Tour Again. The Guide Stayed With Us For Morning Tea And Lunch. She Even Assisted In Booking Up In For Tea Later In The Week.
Marion was wonderful! We found her to be very knowledgeable and most accommodating. She was flexible and she was eager to ensure that we were able to see what we wanted to see. I would highly recommend her! Well worth the cost of the tour!