5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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

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

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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 October 2015

Randa was an amazing tour guide. She was very knowledgeable not only about the sites we were seeing, but the museums and all of Paris. We got lucky and were her only clients that day, so had a private tour which allowed us to ask a lot of questions. When we finished she also had great recommends for the rest of our stay in Paris. Wonderful!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our personal guide was funny and very knowledgeable. It was great to be able to tailor the tour to our liking and to not have to fight for position in a group to ask questions and hear the answers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was the highlight of our trip to Paris. For anyone visiting Paris for the first time this trip is essential.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide Harryette was very knowledgeable, pleasant, interesting tour guide that we ever met before.We would definitely recommend her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Berdine our guide was well educated. Her knowledge on her subject matter was extraordinaire. Would recommend her to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our Tour Guides were Lilia and Dario. They were both excellent.
Could not have wanted more from our tours.

Juan Carlos G
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I would toward guide Chris was phenomenal. He was extremely knowledgeable. One of the best experiences I had on this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

this the best part, our guide Hari..was on time and knowledgeable. skip the line is the way to go with the added expense, The paper said to meet in the Place Louie NOT out in front so we stood in line to go into the police station for a look around.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent we had a private guide who was very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent. Alexander lead our tour masterfully. All four of us, aged 12-47, loved the tour.

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