- 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
On the day of your tour, meet your guide at your preferred central location, and then set off by whatever necessary 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 and head to Notre Dame Cathedral by that oh-so-Parisian method of transport – a Velib (rental) bike!
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.
10:30am: Stroll to Saint-Louis Island, a natural island in the middle of the Seine River, and then stop for ice cream at its legendary ice cream parlor, Berthillon.
11am: Ride on the metro to the Pantheon station 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 Nicole Kidman is said to enjoy eating. While you relax, your guide will arrange your reservation for dinner near the Eiffel Tower.
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: Visit the Palais-Royal gardens on your way to the UNESCO-listed banks of the Seine River, and then finish your day with a 1-hour sightseeing cruise. Bid your guide farewell and then hop on board, listening to entertaining audio commentary as you glide past sites like Notre Dame.