- 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.
Perfect. I scheduled this private tour for my two twenty-something daughters and myself. Let the tour company know ahead of time everything we wanted to see and do. Audrey, our guide, met us at the train station and returned us there at end of tour. She confirmed our agenda with us and then off we went! I would highly recommend doing this, especially if you want to see as much as possible in a relatively short period of time. We were with her approximately 7 hours and we saw and did everything we wanted to do.