Delve into the history of Paris’s landmarks and artistic treasures on this 5.5-hour guided tour. Meet your local guide on the Ile de la Cité, one of two natural islands in the Seine River and the founding site of the ancient city. Stroll among the island’s historic attractions, including the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral.
Walk along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed riverbanks of the Seine River, stopping to learn about famous bridges like the Pont Neuf and Pont des Arts. See many of the world-famous monuments that line the river, including the Jardin des Tuileries, Musée d'Orsay, Champs-Elysées, Musée de l'Orangerie, Place de la Concorde, and La Madeleine. Listen as your guide shares the legends and history of these sights, and explore tucked-away spots that many visitors miss.
Your walking tour concludes at the most famous landmark of all — the Eiffel Tower. Rest your feet and enjoy lunch at a local café near the beautiful Trocadero (own expense), then board a private vehicle bound for the Louvre Museum. Skip to the front of the notoriously long line and head straight inside.
One could easily spend months exploring the sprawling galleries, but your guide will lead you directly to the museum’s most famous and important works, plus many lesser-known treasures that are often overlooked. Stand before ancient Greek and Roman sculptures such as the Venus de Milo, and admire masterworks of European painting including Géricault's The Raft of the Medusa, Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People and, of course, Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
Gain insight into the astonishing architecture of the museum itself, originally built as a palace for Napoleon. After your 2-hour guided tour, continue exploring more of the world-renowned collection on your own if you wish.