Put together your perfect Paris experience and see the sights that you want to see on this full- or half-day tour with a private local guide. Customized entirely on your preferences (based on a phone call prior to travel), your itinerary is totally flexible, yet your tour includes everything that you need to see Paris with ease — transport, planned logistics, and a guide. See the cultural giants that give Paris its renowned reputation such as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre Museum, and discover the secret streets and parks that only locals know.
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Get inside tips from a local
- Great overview and orientation of the city
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Your day or half-day in Paris is completely tailored to match your sightseeing desires. Before your tour, your private guide will contact you to discuss the things you want to see so that your logistics and itinerary can be arranged in advance, saving you time.
Meet your guide at your preferred central location, and then set off by whatever means of transport is needed. Taxi rides and public transport are included but all meals, activities and entrance fees are payable at your own expense.
Perhaps visit must-see sights like the Eiffel Tower, or the Basilica of Sacré-Coeur for sweeping panoramic views. Alternatively, focus on the more offbeat Paris attractions like the Père Lachaise Cemetery — the city’s beautiful graveyard — or let your guide introduce you to private parks that tourist maps miss. Below is a sample itinerary.
- Public transport costs (including Velib bikes)
- Local guide
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Private car
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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.
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- DepartureYour preferred central Paris location
- Departure TimeFlexible
- Return TimeFlexible
- Dress CodeN/A
- IncludedPrivate Tour
- Not IncludedDeparture TaxesEntry Fees5 Star AccommodationPersonal GuideBreakfast