5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Discover the fascinating history and picture-perfect beauty of Paris on this private walking tour led by an expert local guide. Starting on historic Île de la Cité, visit iconic Notre Dame Cathedral and then walk along the River Seine past top Paris attractions including the Musée d'Orsay, the Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, the glitzy Champs-Elysées and the spectacular Eiffel Tower. Enjoy insightful commentary about Paris' history, architecture and culture from your private guide along the way. Then head to the Louvre and skip the long entrance lines for a guided tour of the world’s most famous museum!


  • Private walking tour of Paris and the Louvre
  • Learn about the origins of Paris on Île de la Cité, home to Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Walk along the River Seine past famous landmarks
  • View the Musée d'Orsay, Place de la Concorde, the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower
  • Skip the entrance lines and enjoy a guided tour of the astounding Louvre museum
  • See major artworks such as Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, and learn about the Louvre’s history and architecture

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Paris Historical Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum with Guide

Discover the famous works of art in the Louvre Museum on your private tour

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Randa was a fun, extremely knowledgable tour guide in Paris. The tour was only 3 hours but we packed a fair bit in. There's so much to see in Paris but this gives you a fairly Good base and the tour of the Louvre is really good also. Thanks !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This was a special trip to Paris as it was my daughter's 21st birthday and her first visit to Paris. Alex our guide could not have been more interesting, congenial, professional. He is a great story teller and showed us many hidden secrets in Paris!! The Louvre can be overwhelming and if you do not have as much time as you need to do it justice, please have Alex take you through it. He showed us many pieces, aspects and areas that most tourists don't see or even know about. He certainly captured the imagination and attention of two 21 year olds who didn't look at their iPhones for several hours!! Thank you, Alex!!!

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