Fantastic fun – Wonderful! everyone should experience it because there is no words to explain &our guide was very good educative fun co-operative.
Paris Private Sightseeing Tour
Discover the Magic of Paris
Visit the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Garnier National Opera, & more
Adapt your private tour to explore the City of Lights your way
Pick up from your accommodations
English speaking driver/guide
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€550 per group of 2-8 passengers
Approximately 8 hours
Private full-day sightseeing tour
Minimum 2 people, maximum 8
Larger groups please contact us
Pick-up and drop-off at Paris City center
- Sites as mentioned in the itinerary
- English-speaking qualified guide/driver
- Travel in recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans
- Small group option – maximum 8 passengers per group
- Free WiFi access on board
- Bottled water in the vehicles
- Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
- Personal insurance & expenses
- Meals & drinks
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
This private full day day trip in Paris has been carefully designed so that you may enjoy the best that Paris has to offer, visiting the most important sites and enjoying the knowledge of your licensed tour guide/driver that will be most willing to give you historical or cultural facts about the City of Lights and its monuments. This Paris tour includes a combination of walking tours and panoramic city tour but does not include any entrance fees of skip the line tickets.
At first, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation in Paris. Since this is a private tour of Paris, we will adapt it to your starting location and you will have the possibility to modify the itinerary if you wish as the day goes along. The program below is a suggested one and stops can vary according to pick up location and client wishes. Your English speaking guide/driver will present himself and suggest an itinerary for the day. This is the time when you can also make some wishes if you have certain Paris Monuments or landmarks that you would really do not want to miss. For lunch, your local guide will stop in the Marais district where he will suggest some restaurants depending on your wishes.
These are the main Paris monuments and attractions that we suggest:
Place de la Concorde: This huge square was arranged in the mid 1700’s by famous French architect Gabriel. Two monumental buildings are located on the corner of the Rue Royal – the Crillon Hotel Palace and the General Staff of the Navy. In the center of the square stands the famous obelisk of Louxor, a gift from Egypt, that is surrounded by two fountains. As you stop here, your private guide will certainly evoke the old name of the Square and the gruesome events that took place here during the French Revolution.
Garnier National Opera: Stop to admire one of the most famous opera houses in the world. Designed in 1860 by Charles Garnier, the façade offers a large number of sculptures. Inside, the Great Staircase and ‘Grand Foyer’ are sumptuous. In the Grand Room, the ceiling was painted by March Chagall in 1964. The Opera is also famous for being the setting of the novel by Gaston Leroux, Phantom of the Opera.
Champs Elysées and Arc de Triomphe: No tour of Paris can be complete without a drive up the Champs élysées avenue. The mile long avenue is often coined as the most beautiful in the world and is without a doubt one of the most expensive in the world! From the large ‘promenade’ avenue of the mid 1800’s it has retained its chestnut trees, theaters and a few restaurants. In the second part of the avenue most of the private mansions have disappeared leaving their place to cinemas, cafés and fancy stores.
The Eiffel Tower: Without a doubt the most famous monument of Paris, this huge metal tower was built by Gustave Eiffel for the Universel Exhibition of 1889. Planned to be dismantled 20 years after the exhibition, the tower was saved by the wit of Gustave Eiffel who financed scientific studies that made the tower become a building of strategic interest. Please note that the tour does not include the visit of the Eiffel Tower.
Place des Vosges: This most beautiful square of Paris is located in the Marais district of Paris. The architecture of the square dates back to the times of King Henri IV with the ground floor made of arches and two levels mounted by high roofs covered with slate tiles and opened with dormer windows.
Montmartre: Overlooking Paris, this small neighborhood is set on top of a 130 meter hill. Historically, from a farming area covered with vines and mills, the area has attracted many artists, painters and portraitists such as Toulouse Lautrec, Picasso or Van Gogh. This busy and quartier of Paris is to be discovered by foot as it still retains charming small streets and squares, abrupt staircases that often lead to magical vues of Paris. Here, you will have time to explore Sacre Coeur Basilica and Place du Tertre.
After this day tour, we will drop you off at your accommodation in Paris. We can also drop you off at a restaurant or bar of your choice; you can also take this opportunity to ask your guide about our night tours, palace of Versailles tours or walking tours in the Marais or Latin Quarter.
Good to Know
- English speaking tour
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies
- Prices are per person
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour
Very informative and relaxed tour – Our guide was great and gave us ample time to tour and relax. She was very knowledgeable and stayed on time.
Efficient and knowledgeable – Friendly, knowledgeable and efficiently organised. We loved the fact that Alain, our guide, was as excited about visiting the estates as we were. We have used them twice already and will certainly do so again.
Loved every minute of it! – We had a wonderful guide Delphine. She took very good care of us! It was great!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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