A Cultural Trip to the City of Light

4 Days | History & Culture

Experience the best of Parisian culture

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On this tour, you'll discover the very best of Parisian culture including a fabulous foodie experience, a full day taking in the impressive Parisian monuments and landmarks plus Versailles, and the Louvre Museum. Truly a perfect sampling of what Paris has to offer.

Day by Day


Day 1: Paris

Private Transfer from the Airport to your Accommodation

A private driver will pick you up from the airport and drive you safely to your accommodation in a Peugeot 508, VW Sharan, VW Caravelle, or similar vehicle.

Invalides & Eiffel Tower Area Art and Food Private Guided Walking Tour

With this three-hour walking tour in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, you’ll explore both the iconic places in the area and also discover some lesser-known gems.

After walking in the gardens of the Rodin museum, you will walk to Invalides before heading to the gourmet street of the area. You will stop at a fantastic cheese shop, have a drink “à la française,” and discover renowned gourmet shops.

You’ll also have a pastry tasting before reaching Champs de Mars to learn about the history of the Eiffel Tower.

Reflection of eiffel tour over seine rivier in paris

Entrance to the Eiffel Tower with Third Floor Summit Access

Visit the very top of the most famous monument in the world – the Eiffel Tower! At 984 feet high, you will admire the unarguable best areal views that Paris has to offer and see the main monuments such as the Louvre Museum, the Invalides, and many more from an unparalleled perspective.

At 984 feet high, you will admire the unarguable best areal views that Paris has to offer and see the main monuments such as the Louvre Museum, the Invalides, and many more from an unparalleled perspective.

However fantastic views are not the only thing you’ll see at the very top. The office of Mr. Eiffel himself is a room he had reserved at the top of the tower to welcome his visitors

In several places there are illuminated panels with some pictures from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, sometimes even more recently. We see the engineers who designed the tower, Gustave Eiffel the contractor, the architect Sauvestre and Emile Nouguier, the designer. There is also a sign explaining how the inauguration of the tower took place in 1889, and the opportunity to see up close the technical installations at the top of the tower.

Finally, there is a champagne bar on the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower with a server offering two varieties of champagnes by Alain Ducasse: a white and a rosé. How many chances in your life will you get to sip champagne at the very top of the Eiffel? Not very many, but here is an opportunity now – best to take it!

Apero Seine River Cruise with Champagne

Come and relax aboard the boats with a drink in an atmosphere reminiscent of traditional riverside cafés. And don’t miss the quayside terrace and activities, as well as the restaurant which is a hit with Parisians!

Embark at the foot of the Eiffel Tower for an aperitif cruise on the Seine and share a very Parisian moment of conviviality over a glass of Champagne onboard the boat. Enjoy an unforgettable view from the river over the bridges and monuments of Paris as they are gradually lit up.

Commentary is set aside on this cruise in favor of a festive atmosphere with background music that will give you an entirely different vision of Paris. The onboard bars remain open during the excursion to offer you a selection of aperitifs and delicacies to make this a special moment!

Overnight Stay with Breakfast in a Classic Room at a Beautiful 4-star Hotel in Paris

Day 2: Paris - Versailles

Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Paris & Versailles with Licensed Driver Guide

Experience the beautiful City of Lights, its wonderful monuments, museums, art, and its never-ending quest for grandeur. Then you’ll discover the renowned Versailles with its opulence and grace all in the comfort of a car with your licensed guide-driver in a 508 Peugeot, VW Sharan, VW Caravelle, or similar vehicle.

Pass by the Opera Garnier, the famous opera house, Place Vendôme, Paris’ most luxurious square, and the Place de la Bastille brimming with history. Tour the religious and historic heart of Paris the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and pass by the Madeleine Church. See the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in all their glory. The tour of Paris ends with the Champs Elysées, Paris’ most beautiful and famous avenue.

The Palace of Versailles was the official residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI and their courts from 1682 to 1789. With more than 700 rooms and stretching over 721,000 square feet, this massive palace stands as a testament to the Sun King’s grandiosity.

Your licensed driver-guide will pick you up at your hotel and will drop you off at the hotel after the tour.

Overnight Stay with Breakfast in a Classic Room at a Beautiful 4-star Hotel in Paris

Day 3: Paris

Half-Day Private Guided Tour of the Louvre Museum with Licensed Driver Guide

The guided tour of the Louvre offers the perfect opportunity to learn about the museum’s huge collection and its greatest works of art, such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Coronation of Napoleon.

Before it became a museum in 1793, the Louvre had long been one of the principal palaces of the Kings of France. Located right in the heart of Paris, the Louvre’s galleries stretch for 786,000 square feet. It is home to the world’s largest collection of artworks, spanning more than 7,000 years from ancient civilizations to the 19th century. The museum’s collections are split into eight different departments: Egyptian antiquities, Greek, Etruscan & Roman antiquities, Near Eastern antiquities, Islamic art, Paintings, Sculptures, Decorative Arts, and Prints & Drawings.

Your licensed guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation for the tour and will drop you up at your accommodation after the tour.

Overnight Stay with Breakfast in a Classic Room at a Beautiful 4-star Hotel in Paris

Day 4: Paris

Private Transfer from your Accommodation to Paris Airport

A private driver will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you safely to Paris airport in a Mercedes Class E or Mercedes Viano Deluxe Minivan.

Paris view with sunset


About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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