Our Classic Tour of the City of Light

5 Days | History & Culture

Get away and explore Paris for 5 days

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This is our classic tour of the City of Light. Go for a Seine River cruise before lunch above Paris at the Eiffel Tower’s restaurant. See a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge. There’s free time to allow you to explore the city’s fine museums, dynamic neighborhoods, or indulge in some luxury shopping. Don’t mistake classic to mean ordinary though. You will live experiences that the average visitor can only dream of. Tour the city by night in a legendary Citroën 2CV, hit up a local jazz club, and taste the best ice cream in Paris. A walking food tour of Le Marais is a highlight.

Day by Day


Day 1: Private Transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between the airport and your lodging.

Reflection of eiffel tour over seine rivier in paris

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Day 2: Private Guided Tour of Paris with River Cruise and Lunch on the Eiffel Tower (morning)

Discover Paris’s most famous sites with an expert guide. You’ll travel in style and comfort aboard a chauffeured luxury minibus to ensure an intimate experience.

Stop for a photo in front of the majestic Hôtel des Invalides before heading down the Champs Elysees from the Arc de Triumph to the Place de la Concorde. Marvel at the Palais Garnier opera house. Try to spot Quasimodo at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Admire the impressive architecture of the Place Vendôme.

Next up is a 3-course lunch at the 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant in Paris most famous tower. The large bay windows boast spectacular views over the Seine River, Champs de Mars, and Trocadero. You’ll get priority skip-the-line access to the elevator.

Your tour ends with an hour-long river cruise. Sit back, relax, and enjoy iconic views of Paris while learning about its monument’s history and architecture.

Suggestion: Visit the Invalides

The Hôtel National des Invalides is a must-see for French history buffs.

Located on the left bank of the Seine near Pont Alexandre III, the Invalides is made up of several sites. It includes the Musée de l’Armée, the Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération, the Musée Plans-Reliefs, the Cathedral of Saint-Louis, and the Église du Dôme.

The Invalides is Louis XIV’s most majestic achievements. The Dome des Invalides is crowned with 550,000 sheets of gold leaf. It houses the tomb of Emperor Napoleon I. Home to the largest museum of military history in the world, its collection extends from the Middle Ages through the end of WWII.

Private transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and your tour and back.

Dinner and Show at the Moulin Rouge Cabaret

Experience an unforgettable evening at the world-renowned Moulin Rouge!

Enjoy a fine meal created by chef David Le Quellec. Following dinner, the cabaret’s legendary Féerie show begins at 9:00 pm.

Féerie brings together an extensive troop of performers including more than 100 artists and dancers and original music from more than 80 musicians. Parisian studios have created more than 1,000 feather, glitter, and rhinestone costumes. The show features astonishing colorful stages and the famous giant aquarium.

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Day 3: Private transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and your tour.

3-Hour Private Walking Tour of the Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis

This walking tour begins at the Pont Neuf, which despite its name is actually Paris’s oldest existing bridge. You walk from there towards the 17th-century Place Dauphine. It contains Paris’s first royal palace, the Conciergerie. Marie-Antoinette spent the last 2 1/2 half months of her life here.

Next continue to the magnificent Sainte-Chapelle, a 13th-century Gothic gem dominated by some of the world’s finest stained-glass windows. A guided visit inside the neighboring Cathedral of Notre-Dame follows.

After a short break, cross the Pont Rouge to explore the Île Saint-Louis. It’s packed with quaint shops and art galleries. It’s impressive 17th-century mansions where once home to homes to many famous people such as Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Marie Curie, and Elena Rubinstein.

The tour ends on the Rue Saint-Louis to taste Paris’s best ice cream at the Berthillon Glacier.

Suggestion: Self-Guided Visit of the Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter is one of Paris’ best-known areas. It was once the center of the Roman city Lutetia, which became the metropolis we know today.

It contains the famous Sorbonne University and the concentration of students means lots of bookshops and a lively intellectual scene. Students have been here seemingly forever. Since the Middle Ages, France’s finest universities were here. It was at the heart of the infamous May 1968 student protests.

Opposite the Sorbonne, the Hôtel de Cluny houses the Museum of the Middle Ages with the famous The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. Nearby you can see the Gallo-Roman baths, dating from the first to the third centuries. At the summit of the Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, the Panthéon offers a fascinating blend of the past and present. France’s luminaries are immortalized here, but it’s a meeting place for young people.

On sunny days students study and gather in the neighboring Luxembourg Garden.

By day or night, the Latin Quarter is one of Paris’s liveliest districts. Visit the booksellers along the river banks, wander the historic little streets, and admire the mansions. This is where to go to be a part of authentic Parisian life. There are numerous bars and restaurants in the area. The Les Deux Magots Café dates to 1812. It’s worth having a drink here to follow in the footsteps of Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir for whom it was a favorite. Cinephiles will enjoy exploring here, as the Latin Quarter features prominently in many films.

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Day 4: Private transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and your tour.

3-Hour Private Walking Food Tour of Le Marais

If you like history and food this is the tour for you!

Meet your guide in the beautiful Le Marais neighborhood. This historic area has become one of Paris’s trendiest. The tour combines history anecdotes and stops at the area’s famous food destinations. Whether you have a sweet tooth or you prefer savory foods, you’ll leave this tour with your taste buds stimulated.

Learn the secrets that make French bread so good, and taste fine chocolate, macarons, and eclairs. Admire the top-notch seasonal produce. Try Jewish specialties in the Jewish Quarter (note: these stops are not available on Saturdays). End your tour in an authentic bistro or a cheese and charcuterie plate accompanied by a glass of wine.

Suggestion: Self-Guided Visit of the Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou, in the heart of Paris, is an unexpected site. The contemporary art museum offers a sharp contrast to the traditional Parisian architecture and homes surrounding it. It is imposing with external elevators, escalators, and colorful pipes. The architects Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano were inspired by industrial architecture for this inside-out building.

When inaugurated in 1977 the building shocked the public, but it has since been recognized as an architectural treasure. Besides making a contribution to architecture, the Centre Pompidou has left its mark on the modern and contemporary art world.

The permanent collection includes paintings from the masters Picasso, Miro, and Warhol. With over thirty major art exhibitions a year, a new contemporary creation festival, film cycles, concerts, performances, and dance, the Centre Pompidou has something for everyone.

Families will want to check out the Galerie des Enfants (the Children’s Gallery) offers exhibits and workshops catering to children. Grab a snack and a great view of Paris in the rooftop restaurant Georges.

Suggestion: Private Tour of Paris by Night in a Citröen 2CV with a Jazz Concert at “Duc des Lombards”

Paris isn’t called the “City of Light” for nothing. The city is completely transformed by night, making it a must-see after-hours. The illuminated avenues and spot-lit monuments are magical.

What makes this tour even better is doing it in style. See Paris in a classic, open-topped Citroën 2CV with an English-speaking Parisian guide! See all the highlights of central Paris including the Avenue des Champs Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Trocadéro, the Eiffel Tower, the Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, the Petit and Grand Palais, the Place de la Concorde, the Garnier Opera, the Place Vendôme, the Louvre Pyramide, the Île de la Cité, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and the Hôtel de Ville.

Your private driver leaves you off at the “Duc des Lombards”, one of the city’s historic jazz clubs. You’ll be welcomed with a glass of champagne.


Day 5: Private transfer

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer between your lodging and the airport.

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