How to maximize your time and see the best of Paris in half a day when you are new to the city? Just rely on your knowledgeable private local Paris guide and your skillful, courteous driver to take you through this enchanting city. This Paris tour will smoothly lead you throughout the city. In-between driving, this half day tour of Paris in English provides you with stunning insight and the opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of Paris.
You’ll stop by the most famous monuments of the city, from Notre-Dame to the Eiffel Tower, then onto the Champs-Elysées and up to Montmartre to overlook the city. You’ll see the monumental parts of Paris including gardens, picturesque side streets and some of the most beautiful corners in the world.
Your driver and your guide will pick you up at your hotel or wherever it may be most convenient for you in the heart of Paris. Your first stop will be the Notre-Dame cathedral. After having admired the façade, you’ll enter to have a quick interior visit, before getting back to your vehicle to drive through the picturesque streets.
Aboard your private luxury minivan, you’ll reach La Bastille, a sadly famous spot from the French Revolution. You will then walk through the very picturesque Le Marais district and discover one of Paris’ many architectural jewels: Place des Vosges. After a little drive towards the Louvre, you’ll get out of the van at the Louvre’s famous Pyramid. From there, you’ll stroll through the magnificent Tuileries Gardens up to Place de la Concorde, while your guide will share some of Paris rich history.
You’ll then reach the beginning of the famous Champs-Elysées. As you continue your drive, you’ll experience in comfort the most beautiful avenue in the world and the towering Arc de Triomphe.
Next stop is the Trocadéro, where you’ll hop off the van to enjoy a beautiful view and possibly a quick photo of the Eiffel Tower and its beautiful public greenspace: The Champ de Mars. From ‘The Iron Lady’, your chauffeur will drive you through the majestic streets of Paris to reach Montmartre, punctuated by your guide’s comments and anecdotes. On the way, you’ll see elegant districts around the Champ de Mars, the Invalides’ golden dome and the Alexander III Bridge.
When you reach the foot of the Sacré-Coeur church, you’ll be at the highest point of Paris. From there, the panoramic view overlooking Paris is simply breathtaking. You will also be able to explore Montmartre’s most charming backstreets with your family friendly guide. A drink in a typical French café will end this extraordinary half-day in Paris. You may then choose to remain in Montmartre or be dropped off at a place of your choice in the center of Paris.
Enjoy a well-thought-out tour that combines riding and walking to optimize your limited time
Sightsee Paris’ most iconic sites from the comfort of a luxurious van
Learn about French History and Parisian Lifestyle with the help of a knowledgeable local guide
Savor a complimentary drink in a typical café to feel like a true Parisian
We have traveled in Europe several times with our daughters ages 11 and 14 and the private tours we arranged with Europe 4 Kids was by far the best we have ever taken! The tours were not only fun for the girls but also for us and we learned and experienced more than we could have alone or in group tours. Yes the price tag is high but so well worth it!
We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children (8, 11, 12). Thank god we booked this tour to visit Paris. The city was so crowded when we visited at end of June and there were so much to see. Without a guide and a private driver, we wouldn’t have even been able to move. Our guide was great with children. Wonderful experience… I can’t imagine that could be possible to discover a new city with 3 kids without stress!