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Experience Paris like an insider on a full-day private tour that’s designed just for you! Your knowledgeable local guide will put together a completely customized itinerary based on your interests shared during a pre-arrival phone call. Whether you want to see iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre or explore the hidden gems and back streets of Paris, enjoy a stress-free day of sightseeing. Learn everything you need to know to explore Paris with ease, from navigating public transit to finding the best bakeries in town.

Highlights

  • Spend a day in Paris with an expert private guide
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and customize your own sightseeing trip
  • See top Paris attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Louvre Museum
  • Get insider tips from your guide and discover Paris’ off-the-beaten-path gems like Saint-Louis Island
  • Enjoy a full-day of hassle-free sightseeing with your logistics pre-arranged and public transport costs included

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day in Paris

Experience the sights and attractions of your choice

Make the most of your time in Paris with a tour that’s tailor-made to suit your desires. Before you arrive, speak with your local guide on the phone to share your interests and ideas so he or she can prepare a perfect itinerary in advance.
On the morning of your tour, meet your friendly guide at a convenient Central Paris location of your choice. Set off to explore the city’s many delights without worrying about a thing. Your guide will arrange all transportation, which may include riding the metro, buses to get you where you want to go, from famed museums like the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay to charming local parks and gardens (all entrance fees and activities at own expense). 
If you have specific ideas in mind, your guide will make them happen efficiently, while sharing a Parisian’s perspective along the way. Or, let your guide pick local attractions and tucked-away gems that most visitors miss. You set the pace for the day and stop as often as you like. When hunger strikes, your guide will lead you to some of the best dining spots in town, whether you crave a casual café or fine dining (own expense). 
See below for a sample itinerary of what your perfect day in Paris could include.

Itinerary

Example Itinerary:
9am: Meet your private guide at your central Paris hotel. You will be introduced to the secrets of your new neighborhood, such as the best bakeries, convenient metro and bus stops and hidden-away parks and gardens. The guide will also give you museum information and a metro pass.

9:15am: Tour Notre Dame with your guide, and while admiring the building’s striking French Gothic architecture, learn about its relevance as the focal point of Catholicism in France. Take a stroll around the mysterious yet overlooked streets hiding behind Notre Dame itself.

10:30am: Walk along the UNESCO-listed banks of the River Seine to Saint-Louis Island, a natural island in the middle of the river, and then stop for ice cream at its legendary ice cream parlor, Berthillon.

12:30pm: Take an insider tip from your guide for the best place to eat lunch, and head to a brasserie where Gerard Depardieu is said to enjoy eating. While you relax, your guide will help you to arrange a dinner reservation at a hip Parisian bistro within walking distance of your hotel.

1:45pm: Meet your guide and explore Luxembourg Gardens. If you've got kids, they'll enjoy a pony ride while the rest of you stroll around the Grand Bassin pond, admiring the fountains and manicured gardens that make the park so popular. Pop into a Dalloyau patisserie to buy a famous Parisian Opera cake – a layered sponge topped with chocolate glaze.

2:30pm: Head to the Louvre, and go straight inside with your pre-purchased skip-the-line ticket (extra 15€/person). Walk around with your guide, learning about this beautiful national museum, and see world-famous works of art like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

3:30pm: Head to the picturesque hill of Montmartre. On the way up, stop where the Impressionists once set their easels and explore the small streets of what the locals call "the village of Montmartre". Buy souvenir paintings to take home, and finish your day with the impressive Sacré Coeur cathedral and its stunning panorama overlooking the entire city.

Customer Reviews

Nancy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Now that we are back from our trip we can not stop talking about our wonderful walking tour with our tour guide. We saw all the sights we wanted to see and even more along the way. Our guide was so knowledgeable, friendly, supportive of our time together. I would recommend this tour 100. I look forward to going back to Paris and discovering more of Paris!

Shawn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Alex, our tour guide was awesome. He met us at our hotel and walked us to d'Orsay, Louvre, and Notre Dame. Our day was PERFECT. I highly recommend this tour early in your stay, so you can revisit your favorite spots.

Amy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

ALEX WAS GREAT! We had such a fun day seeing the non tourist side of Paris! The tour was worth every penny!

Kelly K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My 3 daughters and I traveled to Paris for one day. We booked a private tour since we had to make the most of our day. The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Our tour guide Astrid was brilliant, kind, funny and oh man could she walk fast!!! We only had 7 hours and we covered so much! From Notre Dame to the Louvre to the oldest part of Paris, lunch in a garden, even the most amazing ice cream I've ever eaten. We walked and took the Metro. It is simply a day my daughters and I will never forget. The planning was simple and Astrid made the day perfect!!!

Andy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Marie Our guide is very helpful and she knows Paris very well. She will follow what we want and she did the best she can.

Cheri J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was WONDERFUL! Our guide, Florent, customized a tour that allowed us to stop for macarons which is what my 12 year old daughter wanted more than anything and have crepes for lunch at a local spot, not a touristy destination which is what my 14 year old son wanted. Florent engaged my kids in conversation, and kept it interesting for the adults. It's a lot of walking, but because it's at your own pace, you can stop whenever you want. Florent even negotiated the price of a painting we wanted to buy along the river Seine! Such a great day.

mabbott24

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a great day! Florant was a marvelous tour guide. He accommodated four old folks' needs. We simply ran out of energy and had to end the walk early. After seeing Notre Dame we had little interest in seeing other cathedrals.

Patricia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Marion was very knowledgeable, sincere, and kind, and provided an outstanding tour. She made every effort to provide the experience that the client is wishing for and went above and beyond expectations.

Donna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide was wonderful and planned as we went along to accommodate our visit. Excellent. would recommend this to anyone.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide was Romain --- very knowledgeable --- made the trip fun and efficient.

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