- 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
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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.
This tour was priceless our tour guide Marion not only took us to all the places we had requested, but also gave us historical background of things we would not have even been able to read up on. She was very patient with us and very friendly. Would not have been able to see all the sights without all her insight. She took us to the traditional Parisian eateries fro traditional foods. We were so impressed we highly recommend this tour! It was a worry-free experience with her. Highly recommend it!!!!
Marion was awesome and definitely makes sure you get your moneys worth! It was go go go and we saw a lot. Her historical knowledge was great. I was traveling with my 12 year old daughter and she made sure to include things along the way that would specifically please her. I really liked that we were able to provide the company with what WE wanted to see and they worked around that. Definitely very helpful for those not already very familiar with Paris.