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We were looking forward to this tour from the moment we started planning our vacation to Paris. Booking through Viator made everything so easy.
Katelyn, our guide, made the time we spent with her fun by slathering clever puns throughout her presentation, using her deep knowledge and obvious interest in the subject matter to entertain and inform. The stories she told (The bones of rich, famous and infamous Parisians mingled with commoners! Secret clubs hidden in the myriad tunnels! The sheer number of the dead housed within the site!) truly brought the catacombs to life.
The tour included a couple of areas not open to the general public - worth the cost of the tour just to see these hidden gems.
This is amazing tour our guide Katelyn is so awesome . Very knowledgable about the history of the French Revolution. The special access is great we are able to see places. Katelyn made this tour very enjoyable and interesting
Venture beneath the City of Light to explore the dark underworld of the Paris Catacombs. Skip the entrance lines and head inside this fantastically macabre tunnel system filled with the skeletal remains of more than 6 million Parisians. Hear about the remarkable construction of the catacombs from an expert guide as you walk past ornate chambers piled with decorative arrangements of bones, and gain special access to chapels and chambers closed to the general public. Group size is limited to 19.
Really enjoyed this tour a few days ago. The guide did an excellent job giving our group all of the information we were hoping for. One small issue was that the tour was oversold. Thus, before departing on the tour, people in the group were asked if they wouldn't mind canceling/being reimbursed their tour fee. This put everyone in an awkward, frustrated mood. No one said yes (because everyone had planned and looked forward to the experience). Luckily the tour was able to still take place, but with 4-5 extra attendees.
Dig deep into history with an underground Paris Catacombs tour. Learn why the bones of more than six million people were deposited under the city in a complex maze of tunnels that you definitely need a guide to navigate.
Versailles Guided Tour and Priority Access with Hotel Pickup from Paris
, Feb 2020
Excellent tour. Our guide was knowledgeable. She made sure our group was treated with privilege. I recommend the guided skip the line tour. The line We slipped was hundreds of people waiting for hours.
The driver was very late and I think it impacted the amount of time we had in Versailles. Our guide was very knowledgeable but because we were late in arriving I felt hurried through the palace. The palace was so unique and the guide was great at explaining the history of the palace through the many French kings and their reign. just wish we hadn’t felt hurried.
Surround yourself in the grand spectacle of the Versailles palace and gardens on a small-group tour from Paris. Enjoy pickup from your Paris hotel, then breeze past the queue at Versailles and take a small-group tour through the castle’s ornate interior. Discover the rich tastes of Louis XIV, who built the enormous 700-room complex, adorning the space with extravagance and luxury. Then take a leisurely stroll in the palace gardens before returning to Paris.
Explore the Musée du Louvre in Paris in a unique way with a murder and mystery tour, which introduces you to the museum's collection of artwork through the secrets and sometimes-gruesome stories of the paintings and sculptures. From the ancient world to the Renaissance, you'll hear about magic, rituals, and horrors depicted in various pieces of art. Plus, dive into the history of the Louvre itself, once a fortress and palace and the setting of scandal and murder. Tour is limited to six participants for a small-group experience.
The Louvre is a massive museum and booking a Skip the Line: Guided tour is the only way to visit.
Ruben, our guide, was fantastic; approachable, clever and funny. He shepherded us through the entry point - quick, easy, and past the massive lines - into the museum. His knowledge is extensive and his obvious passion is an asset to the experience.
He told wonderful stories (the gossip about the Mona Lisa is saucy!), revealed the meanings to various paintings the tour focused on (why is Napoleon dressed like a Roman emperor?) and knew the building well enough to quickly point us toward the exhibits we wanted to see once the tour was done.
We'd definitely book again with City Wonders Ltd Tours on our next visit.
Experience culture and art through the ages with a small-group tour of Paris’ epic Louvre Museum. Jump the queue and learn about some of the museum’s 35,000 artworks across eight themed galleries from your art historian guide. Then enjoy time on your own to explore, viewing paintings, sculpture, and architecture from 450 BC to the 19th century. Numbers are limited to 25 on this small-group tour or upgrade your ticket to a private tour exclusive to just your group.
Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas
Skulls and Bones!
, Feb 2020
Fascinating. Our guide, Leye, is a great storyteller, very engaging and energetic. He kept us moving along without hurrying us. It would have been a lot less interesting without him. It's a little creepy down there, but not really because it's so well maintained.
This trip was beyond amazing John (Edward) was such a great guide called people by name and made it seem like we knew eachother super friendly and the amount of info we received was beyond amazing I was alone and felt like I was with friends I Definitely recommend taking this tour the stuff we saw the general public doesn't see was out of this world!!!
Discover the darker side of the City of Lights with this skip-the-line tour of the famed catacombs of Paris. Explore these fascinating underground passageways lined with the bones of thousands of former Parisians and learn the history of the mesmerizing and macabre labyrinth. Bypass the long lines for this popular attraction and enjoy personalized attention in a small group limited to 19 people.
Skip the Line: Eiffel Tower Summit Priority Access Ticket with Host
Excellent Eiffel Tower experience
, Jan 2020
We very much enjoyed our priority access Eiffel Tower tour. Our tickets expedited our entry & assured us the quickest access possible to the summit. Adrielle was a helpul & friendly guide who shared with us thistorical info. & ably assisted us with access. She also gladly answered questions. The location for meeting the guide is very convenient & a mere 2-3 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower. The office efficiently checked us in & got us on our way to the Eiffel Tower. We would do it this way again.
Only as fast track to the 2nd floor. Had to wait in line to get to top. The champagne and macarroon "special" was more expensive to buy from the company then it was to buy directly there. Totally not worth that part.
Bypass the long lines at the Eiffel Tower with this tour that includes summit access. After fast track, skip-the-line access, proceed to the second level to survey the city from the viewing platforms while listening to commentary about Paris culture, traditions, and history. Then, proceed to the summit to see Gustave Eiffel's private apartments and sip Champagne from the onsite bar (own expense).
The instructions that we received for the departure point were seriously less than helpful.njmber 8 does not appear on the opera building until near the back. You really need to go to the entrance down and to the left of the main front entrance. The whisper machines were terrible. It had a lot of static and picked up someone speaking french frequently blocking out the English information. Less than impressive.
Take an incredible walking tour of the Palais Garnier, Paris' premier opera house, to see one of largest opera houses in Europe. The Opera Garnier, as it is often called, inspired the setting for the famous musical, 'Phantom of the Opera.' During the tour, your expert guide will show you the Grand Foyer, the sumptuous main staircase (Grand Escalier), the Member's Rotunda and the auditorium itself. Enjoy the opulent Neo-Baroque décor of this beautiful building, designed by French architect Charles Garnier in the late 19th century.
Maarten (sorry if I got the name wrong!) was amazing. He gave a great insight into the history of the tour around the Eiffel Tower and all the surrounding landmarks. At the end of the tour (ours was the last in the day), we spent a bit more time with him just talking in general about our experiences in Paris and he was extremely helpful in advising us about our trip and what we can do whilst in Paris.
The tour was great as well as we skipped the line and we had clear instructions regarding what the plan was and what we needed to do. I do advise all people who book to read the small prints on everything they provide as you need to arrive 15-30minutes before your tour start time to a location 5 minutes away from the Eiffel Tower.
Save time with this Viator skip-the-line Eiffel Tower ticket. This priority access admission ticket allows for a relaxing visit to one of the world’s busiest monuments, accompanied by a host. Listen as your host adds colorful history and facts to the sights below as you look over Les Invalides, Notre Dame Cathedral, and other city landmarks.
Loire Valley Castles Tour from Paris: Chambord, Chenonceau with Lunch & Wine
Great daytrip for Couples
, Jan 2020
My partner and I had a great time on the castle/wine tour. Our tour visited the impressive Chambord and Chenonceau castles while stopping for lunch and wine tasting at a lovely family owned castle in-between. Plenty of wine to be had through the trip and the food was lovely. We had Michelle as our tour guide and she was great! Super knowledgeable about French history and told us many interesting stories about the region. She also spent time after the tour answering everyones general questions about Paris. So helpful!
Fantastic tour of the Loire chateaux and superb lunch at chateau Nitray winery. Thank you Paris City Wonders for a great day. And our guide, Michelle, was wonderful. Couldn't recommend this tour highly enough. Do yourself a favour when you are Paris and book this tour.
Overall we enjoyed the tour, however, we got a little lost trying to get to the pick-up point and were scolded when we arrived late. Thank goodness the bus driver saw us! One of the tour guides took advantage of the wine tasting too much. I enjoyed the history lessons.
Marvel at the Loire Valley's opulent châteaux and taste its famous locally-made wine during this full-day tour from Paris. First head to Chateau de Chambord—the inspiration for Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'—for a guided tour. Then, relax midday with a traditional French lunch at Nitray Vineyards, with unlimited wine. Then, visit the elegant Château de Chenonceau and embark on a tour through its intricately carved stone walls, rich hanging tapestries, and intimate chapel.
Best way to start the Parisian experience! Highly recommended
, Feb 2020
It was my first day in Paris and what a way to start this trip! Nancy, our guide was waiting for the group by the group entrance and she was a delight. Friendly and very knowledgeable. The 3.5 hours flew by, what an incredible first experience in the #1 museum in the world. Nancy covered all the key masterpieces and even had time to show us more than was originally planned. I recommend this tour, you won't be disappointed!
Great tour with good information. Violet shares details and information, but not so much that you get bored. We learned many new things and enjoyed all the exhibits that were highlighted. This tour was well worth purchasing.
The tour was well organised and it made visiting the Louvre an easy and fun experience. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the art works and the history of the museum. We had a great time and we would thoroughly recommend the tour.
Visit the Musée du Louvre to see its most famous artwork, Leonardo da Vinci's 'Mona Lisa,' without the typical crowds on this tour that provides skip-the-line access for the museum's last entry of the day. Enter the museum as it's getting ready to close, taking advantage of this time of day to admire the painting among fewer people. Plus, see the museum's other masterpieces with an art historian guide. Tour is limited to 15 people for a small-group experience.
Versailles Palace & Giverny's Monet House Day Trip from Paris including Lunch
Lots of treasures
, Nov 2019
We really enjoyed the trip to Giverny. This has been on my bucket list for a long time and it did not disappoint. There were lots of people there but we had no problem making our way around the gardens. It was stunning. We enjoyed seeing Monet's home. Lunch was absolutely delicious in such a quaint restaurant. On we traveled to Versailles. It was raining and extremely crowded. To be honest it was not the experience we hoped for. We felt like sardines and couldn't wait to get out. Because of the rain our trip though the gardens of Versailles was rushed. This certainly was not the fault of our tour.
Monet House and Versailles are a must see if you are visiting France for the first time. The tour was comfortable and our guides were great. There was ample time to see everything and anything you would like to at Monet House. If you are visiting Versailles for the first time, I would recommend a different tour where you can spend more time there. 2 hours at Versailles is only enough to visit the main building. The gardens and other buildings a worth a separate visit for sure. 5 stars for comfort and service.
Many visitors to France make time to visit both the Palace of Versailles and Monet's Impressionist garden at Giverny. This day trip from Paris allows you to do both. First, wander through the lush landscape around the artist’s residence, which served as inspiration for his Nymphéas (Water Lilies) series. After lunch, head to Versailles and visit Louis XIV's lavish royal palace. On particular dates, you see the fountains on display.
Wonderful tour with David who shared interesting facts about the history and food of this great city. The jams were a surprising highlight as well of a more than 2 hour walk through the streets of Paris
Guide was awesome , knowledgeable, and fun. We liked our small group of 6 so that we could participate. Definetly do not hesitate to try out this tour. Food tours are our favorite way to get to know a city!
We had a very fun time learning about (and tasting!!) chocolate and also Paris's famous boulangeries! Our guide David was particularly great - he knew about history, architecture, food and art in addition to chocolate, pastries and bread. A leisurely but active tour with only 7 guests, including us.
Discover the cultural highlights and delectable bites of France’s capital on a culinary tour of Paris. Spend the afternoon strolling past the city’s iconic monuments with a guide and enjoy intermittent samples of pastries, chocolate and freshly baked bread. Listen to commentary of Paris’ rich heritage and receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only eight people.
Highly recommend this tour for a memorable, though-provoking Louvre experience
, Jan 2020
We booked a skip-the-line private Louvre tour for our family, including one 6 year old. None of us had ever been to the Louvre, largely owing to its overwhelming size. I highly recommend booking this tour particularly for those who are not familiar with the museum, are short on time, appreciate convenience and/or want to have a meaningful experience within a relatively short period of time.
We were pleased with every aspect of our tour - from the initial booking, meeting our guide Alex, entering the museum and exploring its vast riches. The booking was easy, and we received confirmation with instructions following the booking. As promised, we then received another email the night before with the name of our guide and his contact information.
We easily found our guide, Alex, who took us through a less crowded entrance quickly. For the next 2.5 hours, without a map, Alex led us through the highlights, holding our undivided attention and giving us a wonderful art history tour that we are still talking about - even our 6 year old daughter. He also managed to keep her engaged throughout the tour.
If you are considering a tour, you will not go wrong with this one or with Alex if he is your guide.
Prepare to be inspired by some of the world’s most famous artists as you step inside the iconic Louvre Museum. Head straight to the front of the queue with skip-the-line entrance, then journey through art history on a private tour. With the help of your expert guide, see masterpieces like the 'Venus de Milo' and the 'Mona Lisa,' learn about the evolution of art around the world, and discover little-known gems that many visitors miss.
Montmartre Walking Tour: Paris' Best Art, Culture and Food
Great tour with Hafid
, Jan 2020
Great fun! Hafid was very knowledgeable about the history and had some very helpful inside tips. We (the group) had a blast. Montmartre is incredibly beautiful and Hafid lifted the experience to the next level with all the stories and insights. Highly recommended.
Hafid was awesome!! The best tour guide I’ve ever had. His knowledge of Montmartre was interesting and kept our attention!! He allowed time for pictures. I never felt rushed! I highly recommend Hafid, he even emailed me recommendations for other tours!!! That was over the top!! Such good information!!! I wish I could have him for all of our tours in Paris!! I left with a smile on my face!! I had made a new friend!! Thank you Hafid!!!
Discover the charms of one of Paris' most popular neighborhoods on a walking tour of Montmartre, a district known for its artists and historically bohemian vibe. Start at the Moulin Rouge and see where artists like Van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pissarro lived and worked. See sights like the Basilica du Sacré-Coeur, and get insights from your guide about the art, music, food, and history of Montmartre.
A nice way to learn some dark history of the center of Paris and discover tucked away spaces.
, Dec 2019
Emma organized a great tour for our group that took us to some famous spots like Notre Dame, and small alleyways I am not certain we would have encountered in our own wanderings. She was very interactive with the group and had researched some interesting stories about the history of the areas we visited. I recommend this tour.
I can recommand this tour to everyone visiting Paris. The stories about the darker history of Paris were super interesting and Ganna was clearly passionate about what she was talking about. This was definitely one of the best tours I have ever done! Even better than I expected.
Thank you so much!
Let's experience Paris’s dark side on a spine-chilling night walk!
Paris is not only the city of love, but also a real haunted city. Many historical murders, crimes and fantastic legends have written the story of the city.
We will spend two hours together during which we will discover the dark secrets of Notre Dame district, the french version of "Romeo & Juliette" tragic couple, the most famous ghosts of the city, and the captivating horror stories about the historical buildings.
You will hear about supernatural places and creepy legends from the ghosts to the mysterious 'Vampire of Montparnasse'. We will visit the strangest murder spots and, if we are lucky enough, we will see a real ghost! ;) Just kidding.
If you like creepy stories and legends, this is a must do experience!
Explore the old-world charm of Le Marais: private & personalized
From $75.60 (Price varies by group size )
Every moment in Paris is a dream
, Oct 2019
Kaja, my guide was excellent. Her love of Paris is contagious. So knowledgable of every street, and every building. She makes you see the history of each little neighborhood with ease. Truly enjoyed my tour!
Get swept up in the charm of ‘Old Paris’ on a walking tour of the fashionable Le Marais district, home to stately mansions, cutting-edge galleries, rich Jewish heritage, and a thriving LGBTQ scene. Hear the rich history behind one of the oldest quarters of Paris from a guide who knows its streets well, popping into hand-picked bistros, bakeries, art centers, and wine bars that line the cobblestone streets.
Step back in time to the days of Nazi occupation in Paris during this small-group tour. Discover the history and stories behind this dark period and learn about how the Allied forces fought to liberate Europe. Stroll through the city's Jewish Quarter, see the Holocaust Museum, the Deportation Memorial, Notre Dame Cathedral and more. Learn about what life was like in Paris and France during the 1940s from your guide.
Well organised day trip to MSM. It takes about 4 hrs to reach there and the bus trip was broken by a rest stop midway which was nice.
There were 4 hours at MSM itself.
It is an amazing place well worth going.
We opted for the guided tour which included lunch (with a view of MSM). We requested to skip the lunch and rejoined the tour in the abbey followed by some free time to buy souvenirs.
Long day but comfortable coach and good guide made it very nice
Our tour guide, Elizabeth, was excellent. She was full of historical information. She made the tour come alive. Would love to take make tours with her.
The meal was just so-so. Next time would not get the lunch and would have more time for the tour.
Travel through scenic Normandy en route to the medieval Mont-St-Michel on a full-day trip from Paris. Discover the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed island and its iconic Gothic abbey, with a guide, and listen to fascinating history and legendary stories about the site. Enjoy ample time to explore the island, and admire views of the surrounding bay before traveling back to the French capital. Upgrade to include a gourmet lunch and/or round-trip hotel transfers.
Giverny Small group transfer and Skip-the-Line Ticket
, Oct 2019
There are no words to describe the time we spent in Giverny. My wife has dreamed about this place since childhood. The limo driver was excellent and very professional. His instructions were clear and he was right on time.
Lovely trip and well worth doing.
We were driven through Paris both to and from Giverny and past various historic sites. Whilst we were reasonably aware of what we were seeing, others in the mini bus weren't. You might consider having your driver just mention these as each is pasted.
Our driver, Christoper, was outstanding. He picked us up at our hotel (he was outside waiting as we walked out the door), stopped to pick up two more people, and got us to Giverny before their official opening. They opened early, and because we were first in line we were able to take beautiful photos in the water garden without any people in them (later in the day the gardens were crowded with tour groups). This trip was one best days of our two week vacation, well worth every penny we paid. Thank you Christopher!!
Delve into the creative mind of impressionist master Claude Monet on this small-group Giverny day trip from Paris, including round-trip transport and admission tickets. Explore the artist’s former home and gardens independently, where you can peek into his studio and bedroom, and stroll through the colorful gardens, which inspired many of his paintings. Next, pay a visit to the Museum of Impressionism (extra cost), visit Monet’s grave or stroll through the village of Giverny, where you find many cafes and souvenir shops.
Giverny & Versailles Small-Group Day Trip from Paris
Tour of Giverny and Versailles
, Nov 2019
Wonderful tour! Yvonne, the driver and tour guide, was personable and knowledgeable. Very good English speaker. Great idea to pair these two venues of Monet's lovely home and gardens in Giverny and the fabulous palace and gardens of Versailles. Lunch in between at the charming restaurant on the river was a treat.
We enjoyed our tour. Roseanne drove us in a very comfortable VW van and lunch was good. Our only complaint is that there is no guided tour at giverny, which is what we expected. The tour at Versailles was wonderful and we learned a great deal about French history. The weather in October was a bit dreary, definitely suggest September instead.
The Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited attractions in France, but many tours only visit the palace itself. This full-day tour from Paris includes a visit to Claude Monet’s home Giverny; lunch at a spectacular riverfront location; a guided tour of Versailles; and a chance to see the popular Musical Fountain show.
When I booked this tour, I knew little about the Musee d'Orsay, just that so many people I knew who had visited Paris said it was a must-see. Thanks to this tour and our amazing guide Tristan, my family (two adults, plus 12- and 10-year-old sons) and I feel like we understood not just the "what" of the museum and its works, but the "why" as well. Tristan, who had a fabulous sense of humor as well as deep knowledge about art history, was so good at explaining the big picture history of the art movements represented in the works that we saw; for the first time, I feel like I really get how the various movements flowed and influenced each other. It was very clear that Tristan loves his work. He also deftly handled some of the more scandalous art in a way that was appropriate for our kids, which we deeply appreciated. For that reason I'd highly recommend this tour for families wanting to visit the Musee d'Orsay.
Explore one of the world's most important collections of impressionist and post-impressionist art on this guided tour of the Musée d'Orsay. Instead of trying to navigate the museum on your own, you'll enjoy insight from a guide to make sure you see the top pieces and learn about the artists, such as Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, and Renoir.
Pay your respects to French and British military history on a full-day tour of the Somme battlefields. Walk on the sites where one of the bloodiest battles in history was fought during World War I, while learning about the battle’s causes and repercussions from your historian guide. See the Delville Wood cemetery where thousands of fallen soldiers were laid to rest, and visit several war memorials and the Historial Great War museum in Peronne. Numbers are limited to eight for a personalized and informative tour.
A beautiful building filled with a huge collection of fine art. The tour guide was especially helpful in making sense of the different styles a schools the different masters represented. This was a fully loaded educational session for my children and me.
Erell was our tour guide. She sent a text message the day before the tour confirming it and where, exactly, we would meet. That is great because the area is large and it was our first time in Paris. The museum is amazing, the art is phenomenal, and the tour was perfect. Erell was very knowledgeable about the artwork and history of the museum. Time flew by and we were actually a bit over on the time. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the museum. So much more information than just the ear phone tour.
Discover the world’s largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art on a private tour of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Bypass the long entrance queues with skip-the-line access (admission tickets not included), and let an art historian guide lead you straight to masterworks by Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Degas and more. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and learn the history behind the art for a truly immersive experience.