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Paris Discovery

8 days1 city
France1 country
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Private tour to France

Paris is always a good idea! Set off on a rendezvous to the multi-sided capital of France and discover its best sights and neighborhoods. In 8* days see the iconic Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Triumphal Arc, stroll the Tuileries Gardens, explore the Louvre Museum, spend a day in breathtaking Versailles, and a lot more. A 10-day itinerary variation is also available.

8 days1 city
France1 country
Paris, France

The French capital, Paris is the most beautiful and romantic one of all cities. Dubbed "The Capital of Fashion", it is home to the world's finest fashion designers and a breadth of iconic landmarks, paying ode to more than 15 centuries of history.

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Bonjour! Arrival in Paris

As they say, Paris is always a good idea! Bonjour and welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris!

Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room. 

Tour of the Latin Quarter and Saint-Germain

After breakfast, your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 5-hour walking tour of the two famous districts of Paris: Latin Quarter (5th) and Saint Germain (6th).

Your tour of the fabulous capital of France begins on the Cite Island where you see the world’s most famous gothic cathedral - Notre Dame from outside and stroll the glorious Luxembourg Gardens where famous French philosophers looked for inspiration. You then tour one of the oldest and the most atmospheric areas of Paris - the Latin Quarter with its vibrant, narrow and winding streets.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Exploring Crème de la Crème of Louvre & the Le Marais District

After breakfast, your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of Le Marais district (4th).

Begin your tour in the Marais Quarter, the most interesting and diverse neighborhood in Paris. Learn about its past and visit sites such as Les Halles – once the biggest open market in Paris, Place des Vosges, and the Pletzl area – the historic center of the city’s Jewish community.

Among other sights, you see today are the Hôtel de Ville (city hall), Fountain Of The Innocents and the Cour Carrée that is one of the main courtyards of the Louvre Palace.

You then proceed with the tour of the Louvre Museum, one of the world’s largest museums, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tickets. You see the crème de la crème collections and the most celebrated works of art, ancient artifacts, Greek sculptures, including the famous Venus di Milo, Winged Victory, and masterpieces of Michelangelo, Eugène Delacroix, Paolo Veronese and the world’s most enigmatic Portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Tour of Versailles Magnifique

Following breakfast at your hotel, meet your guide in the lobby for a day tour to the famous residence of French kings. Together with your experienced guide, you take a short train ride to taste what it means to be a local, and appear in the heart of Versailles in just 1 hour*.

Prepare to be awestruck as you step inside the Palace of Versailles, marveling at its grandiose opulence. Wander through the iconic Hall of Mirrors, where the historic Treaty of Versailles was signed, and explore the actual rooms once occupied by the extravagant King Louis XIV. As you absorb the rich history and breathtaking beauty, take a well-deserved break for coffee and delectable snacks (not included). Indulge in the flavors of France, savoring the moment amidst the splendor of the palace grounds.

With renewed energy, continue your exploration, strolling through the world-famous Le Notre gardens, admiring the majestic exterior of the Grand Trianon, and venturing inside the enchanting Petit Trianon, Marie-Antoinette's cherished estate. After the tour, you are taken back to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.

*Round trip by the train can be replaced with a private driver. Refer to your travel specialist for more details.

Tour of the Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower Districts

Following breakfast, your guide meets you at the hotel and takes you on a 4-hour walking tour of the Champs-Elysees (8th) and Eiffel Tower (7th) districts.

Today you start with outstanding Places Vendome and Concorde and proceed to the Tuileries Gardens - the oldest park in the city. You get to see one of the most recognizable landmarks with its magnificent glass-domed roof - Grand Palais and smaller but similar Petit Palais, built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900. Step on the most ornate and extravagant bridge in the city - Pont Alexandre III and continue to the Place de Trocadero which is the vantage point of the Eiffel Tower*.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Private or Public Seine river boat cruise
    Start the cruise in the very heart of Paris and discover the most wonderful city gems including Louvre Museum, Cathedral Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower and other beautiful monuments from an absolutely different perspective.

Note: Tickets to the Eiffel Tower are not included in the city tour due to limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date if you would like to include it.

Exploring the Haussmannian Paris & Montmartre

In the morning after breakfast continue your exploration of Paris. Together with a private guide go on a 4-hour walking tour of the of the Opéra and Pigalle (9th) and Montmartre (18th) districts.

Today you explore the wide and elegant avenues and boulevards of Paris designed by Baron Haussmann that completely transformed the French capital. 

You explore the Place de l’Opéra and admire the Palais Garnier, walk along the Haussmann boulevard and see the famous department store Galeries Lafayette.

Then continue to Montmartre - one of the most picturesque places in Paris. Walk along the charming Rue Lepic where the key art movements of Paris were born. After go to the Place du Tertre to discover village charm in the heart of the metropolis where you can see Parisian vineyards, authentic mills. Then on to the main Montmartre symbol – Basilica of the Sacred Heart that offers breathtaking views of the city.

After the tour, you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Free Day in Paris

Today you have the day free to continue enjoying Paris on your own or join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tour: Day Trip to Giverny and Rouen
    Together with your guide you first go to Giverny where you get to visit the unique house and museum of Monet and walk the gardens of Monet, still kept exactly as he left them.
  • Optional tour: French Market tour and Cooking Class, Paris
    Join a small group of up to 8 participants to enjoy a tour of the French market and pick up fresh products to cook them on the masterclass.

Following breakfast in your hotel you check out, meet your driver and continue your journey. 

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What's included

  • Accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Paris;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Regular class train tickets Paris-Versailles-Paris;
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles;
  • Day trip to Versailles;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • A city tour of the three famous districts of Paris: Marais, Latin Quarter, and Saint Germain
  • A walking tour of the Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower districts
  • A tour to Versailles
  • A walking tour of the Latin Quarter & Saint Germain
  • A walking tour of the Marais Quarter and Montmartre

What To Know

  • You can expect to find some shops, restaurants, and museums closed for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals, it usually includes sweet pastries, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal
  • Tipping in restaurants might be included in the bill, "service compris" (tip included) or "service non-compris" (tip not included), but in any case, if you liked the service you can leave few Euros on the table either way
  • Most communication equipment takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket