Meet your guide on Île de la Cité in the morning for your private walking tour. The epicenter of Paris, Île de la Cité is the perfect place to start your historical tour of Paris, as this is where the ancient city was founded and where the medieval city was reborn. Admire the island's most famed attraction, Notre Dame Cathedral, before taking a 3-hour narrated walk along the lovely River Seine.
Trace Paris' fascinating history, architecture, art and culture throughout the centuries as you uncover the famous landmarks and bridges along the Seine. Highlights include the Pont Neuf and Pont des Arts, the Musée d'Orsay, the Orangerie Museum (Musée de l'Orangerie), the Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries), Place de la Concorde, La Madeleine, the Champs-Elysées and, of course, the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Along the way, your guide will point out some secret spots known only to locals.
After breaking for lunch at a nearby café or restaurant (own expense), you'll be driven in a luxury vehicle to the Louvre. Being one of the most famous museums in the world — and an absolute must-do while in Paris — the Louvre is known for its long entrance lines. But with your priority entrance ticket, you’ll skip the line and head straight inside for a 2-hour guided tour!
Your guide will take you to major artworks and hidden treasures not easily found by most visitors. See da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People, Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa, Italian Renaissance pieces including Michelangelo's Dying Slave, paintings from France's Romanticism and Classicism periods, Greek and Roman sculptures including Venus de Milo, original fortress walls and much, much more.
You'll also learn about the significance that the Louvre holds for the city, and about its architecture and history as a fortress and palace for French emperors, including Napoleon.
Your tour concludes after your guided museum visit, and you're welcome to continue exploring the Louvre on your own or ask your guide for recommendations on other great things to do and see in Paris.