• Paris Discovery Tour + Eiffel Tower (8 hours) Description

    The purpose of the private guided Paris Discovery Tour + Eiffel Tower is to give you an overview of all the most spectacular and renowned monuments and historical sites of the city (it will help you to get your marks and make your plans for the next days) and introduce you to the most famous monument of Paris : the Eiffel Tower where you will enjoy a private visit.

    Your private, licensed driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel in a very comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan (or similar).

    After a brief introduction to the architecture of Paris so that you may better appreciate the beauty of the city, you will start your journey by the discovery of the major monument of Paris : the Eiffel Tower.

    Built for the World's Fair of 1889, the Eiffel Tower stands 324 meters above the City of Light, the symbol of Paris has never been easier to visit but, thanks to your private guide and the skip the line tickets, you will enjoy an outstanding moment.

    On the way to the third floor, your private guide will introduce you to the history and the architecture of this splendid monument. Once arrived, you will admire the magical view over Paris and its monuments (do not forget your camera). The view in 360° will allow your private guide to explain you the geography of Paris and the schedule of the day.

    Then, your private driver-guide will take you to the Opera Garnier (that inspired the “Phantom of the Opera”), then drive to place Vendôme ( a jewel of architecture from the 17thC), the Palais Royal (former Cardinal Richelieu’s palace), the Ile de la Cite where you will make a stop to have a private guided visit of the cathedral Notre-Dame , the Conciergerie (former seat of the Royal power), the Hotel de Ville (Town of Hall) and the Ile St Louis.

    It is now time for a nice lunch in a typical French restaurant or bistro (not included in the price – your guide will choose a place that will suit your expectations).

    After this relaxing break, you will continue your journey driving to one of the most interesting areas of Paris: the Marais district (Place des Vosges and rue des Rosiers), that from the 14th C on became the residence of the King, rich noble families and the Jewish community.

    After the discovery of the Marais District, your guide will cross the Seine River to continue your journey on the Left Bank , the old Paris , the scholastic Paris with the Latin quarter (student quarter), the Sorbonne (university), the Pantheon (rest place of the great men of France), the Luxembourg Garden (most spectacular park in Paris with the Statue of Liberty), the Church St Sulpice, the Saint Germain district ( home of many jazz musicians, writers and painters since the roaring twenties), the French Institute (« Académie Française »), the Lovelock Bridge, the Orsay Museum (outside visit) , the Concorde square ( the largest square in Europe where the French Revolution took the life of the King and the Queen), the Champs Elysées (most famous avenue in the world), the Arc de Triomphe (Napoleon’s Triumph Arch), the Grand Palais, the Invalides before driving to Montmartre , the village of the artists (Renoir, Picasso, Braque, Toulouse Lautrec, Gauguin, Van Gogh …) and highest place in Paris (with an incredible view) where your guide will take you for a small walking tour to discover its unique scenery, the famous place du Tertre with its cafés and shops and the eternal white Sacre Coeur basilica before driving you back again to your hotel.

    This tour will definitely wake up your appetite for one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

    Entrance tickets to the Eiffel Tower included. We highly recommend to book this tour in advance. Skip the line tickets of the Eiffel Tower are difficult to find, especially during high season.

    Lunch not included

    If you wish to have a private visit of the following monuments (Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie, Invalides, the Arc De Triomphe and the Opéra Garnier) please
    warn us before to be able to fit it into your schedule and know that you will not have enough time to see all of the monuments listed above.

    Extra charge for a pick up and/or a drop off outside Paris

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