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Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

1. Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Discover the opulence, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on an interactive guided tour. Access the palace through a separate entrance to begin your tour and then you head off to the famous gardens with a guide or on your own. During the 90-minute tour of the main palace, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Hear about the fascinating historical events that took place in many of the palace’s rooms, before stepping out to explore the vast gardens complex with your guide or on your own. Marvel at the gardens' grandeur, its bronze statues, and ornamental basins accompanied by rows of large trees. If visiting with a guide, gain fascinating insights about the garden on a 45-minute tour.

Legendary Stade de France: Behind the Scenes Tour

2. Legendary Stade de France: Behind the Scenes Tour

Tour France's largest stadium on this unique 90-minute tour. Sit in a spectator's seat and take in the incredible panorama. As a privileged visitor, you’ll get to see the private boxes and locker room and walk through the same tunnel that players use to access the pitch. Your expert guide will tell you about the stadium’s history, its unique architecture and the stars who have appeared on its manicured pitch. Apart from sporting events, the stadium also hosts international shows. The Rolling Stones were the first group to perform at the Stade de France. International stars such as Madonna and ACDC also chose this venue for their concerts, witnessed by 80,000 spectators each time. End your visit at the museum, where you’ll find heaps of items that are testament to the stadium’s legendary history. On display are archives, models, autographed guitars, jerseys and much more. On this unique tour you’ll be able to follow the footsteps of football legends Zidane and Ronaldo, who played the 1998 FIFA World Cup final. This is also the site where Cristiano Ronaldo lifted his first major Trophy for Portugal!

From Paris: Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour & Gardens Access

3. From Paris: Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour & Gardens Access

Travel from Paris on this half-day trip to Versailles. Save time with skip-the-line tickets, a convenient return transfer, and an engaging tour of Versailles Palace and its historic rooms and chambers. Start by meeting at a central point in Paris and transfer by bus to Versailles. Upon arrival, access the palace through a separate entrance. Then, discover the opulence, beauty, and history of the palace on an interactive guided tour. During the 90-minute tour, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Hear about the many fascinating historical events that took place in the palace's rooms. After your tour of the palace, take some free time to stroll around the beautiful French Gardens. After some time exploring the gardens by yourself, hop back on the bus for your journey back to central Paris.

The Marais Walking Food Tour: Cheese, Wine and Delicacies

4. The Marais Walking Food Tour: Cheese, Wine and Delicacies

Le Marais is the perfect place for an authentic and delightful food tour. While your tastebuds enjoy the flavors, your eyes can feast on this beautiful neighborhood's cute cafes, interesting art galleries, high-end shops and quaint architecture.  Your local food expert and guide will take you far off the beaten path of this well-known district to discover the warm atmosphere of an authentic market full of fresh products and other culinary gems hidden in the narrow and lively streets. You'll taste fresh French cheeses served on a crunchy baguette and paired with wine, cured hams and charcuterie, generous pastries, delicious chocolates and many other sweet and savory delicacies. Even the most demanding tastebuds will be pleased! After hopping in and out of Parisians' favorite stores, you’ll feel like a local and know more about the Parisian way of life. Your passionate tour guide will be more than happy to share interesting stories and information with you about French culinary art and the wonderful Marais neighborhood.

Paris: Guided Bike Tour Like a Local

5. Paris: Guided Bike Tour Like a Local

Experience Paris like a local on an amazing bike tour to some of the city's main monuments, and hidden secrets. Pedal the streets of the city center and learn its history as you ride. Venture down charming back streets and stop at a popular street for a snack and a coffee. Marvel as the famous monuments of the City of Lights are brought to life before your eyes. See landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral and its Gothic gargoyles, the Pantheon, an ancient Roman amphitheater, and more. Get off the beaten path and see local sights you might otherwise miss. Cycle at a leisurely pace on a tour suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, and get inside tips from your guide.

Paris: 2-Hour Behind the Scenes Bakery Tour

6. Paris: 2-Hour Behind the Scenes Bakery Tour

Get behind the scenes of a real French bakery in Paris on this 2-hour culinary tour. You will get to spend a morning behind the visible part of a bakery, explore the workshop, and discover the various preparation steps that go into baking the fabulous crisp and light baguettes. The tour starts with breakfast at the bakery, where you will get to taste delicious croissants and pain au chocolat. Even the Parisians will be envious of this wonderful experience where you can discover the secrets of making croissants and ask the bakers for all of their kitchen secrets. You will leave at the end of the session with your own freshly-made baguette.

Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

7. Paris: River Seine Cruise with Optional Drinks and Snacks

Hop on board for a refreshingly new perspective of central Paris. Take a relaxing river cruise of Paris and enjoy unbeatable views of the city's most memorable landmarks. Starting at the Eiffel Tower, cruise on a comfortable boat down the river for a taste of elegant Parisian life. Glide past The Grand Palais, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Your guide will entertain you throughout the leisurely cruise with anecdotes and intriguing historical facts.  The Paris cruise goes as far as the Institute of the Arabic World at the Ile Saint-Louis before returning you to the Eiffel Tower, and it's the most relaxing way to sightsee in Paris and is the only way to explore the city free of traffic noise and congestion. The tour ends where it began.

Paris: Guided Tour Outside the Eiffel Tower & Summit Ticket

8. Paris: Guided Tour Outside the Eiffel Tower & Summit Ticket

Enjoy a tour of the outside of the Eiffel Tower with an expert guide. Climb the Tower itself with a reserved entrance ticket and enjoy panoramic views over the City of Lights. Start your small-group tour from the manicured gardens of Trocadero Plaza. Follow your guide across the Jena Bridge to the Champ de Mars, listening all the while to the fascinating history of the original “la Dame de Fer” (Iron Lady). After the walking tour, your guide will then accompany you past the Eiffel Tower ticket line to ascend in the elevator. On your self-guided visit of the 1st and 2nd floors (and the Summit, if option selected), have a chance to enjoy every curve from every angle and understand the beautiful science that keeps the structure standing. From the dedicated observation deck on the 2nd level, admire the marvels that lay at your feet. From here, take in iconic sights such as the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, and Notre Dame. Take this chance to explore the beauty and history of the Eiffel Tower.

Giverny: Monet’s House and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

9. Giverny: Monet’s House and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Stroll the streets of the charming village of Giverny and discover the grave of Claude Monet in the churchyard. Then, skip the long lines to Monet's house and gardens to hear the story of the artist's life and how he led the Impressionist movement from the village between 1883 and 1926. Learn how artists such as John Singer Sargent, Paul Cézanne and Mary Cassatt joined him in the sleepy village to form an unofficial artists’ colony. Be enchanted by the ponds and gardens that inspired his paintings, and see the Japanese bridge and lilies of the Oriental water garden Savor the scent of flowers in season, such as wild roses, hollyhocks, poppies and honeysuckle. Admire the water lilies and weeping willows, instantly recognizable from his classic paintings and look inside the thatched roof house to find the cheerful kitchen and his collection of 18th and 19th century Japanese prints.

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

10. Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator & Seine River Cruise

Choose a morning start time when it is less crowded, and then meet your guide to start your journey in Paris at the Eiffel Tower. You will hear tales as you walk, and learn about its creation for the International Exposition of 1889, a world fair. Detested by Parisians in its early days, the tower eventually won over the hearts of the locals and it became the city’s most feted icon. After you pass the 2 security controls, you will head straight up to the second floor or summit (depending of the option that you book) by elevator while enjoying anecdotes and tales of history about the Paris landmarks below your feet. You will also walk around the viewing gallery and soak up sights of Champs de Mars and Montparnasse Tower.  Your next experience is a river cruise a with a flexible start time. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at the water’s edge, and relax out on deck or in the lower saloon as you cruise along the famous river. Cutting through the city, the Seine takes in some glamorous sights and its Paris riverbanks have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Listen to entertaining commentary as you cruise and gaze out at sights such as the Louvre, an iconic building that’s home to some of the world’s most celebrated artwork. Have your camera poised to capture photos of Notre Dame— a UNESCO World Heritage site — and marvel at the attention-grabbing façade of La Conciergerie. The former royal palace and prison once housed some of the country’s most important political prisoners such as Marie Antoinette and Napoleon III. After an hour on the water, cruise back to the start point where your tour finishes

Frequently asked questions about Paris Sightseeing walking tours

What are other things to do than Sightseeing walking tours that are worth visiting in Paris?

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Paris walking tours: Everything you need to know

Get to know the City of Lights on a walking tour of Paris. On a walking tour you can see a few of the city’s most popular attractions like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Find out why Paris is often called the most beautiful city in the world. A walking tour of Paris will show you all its splendor and charm, including its bright lights, blooming flowers, historical architecture, and cobblestone streets.

All of the Paris walking tours include a knowledgeable and entertaining guide to give you a fun experience. When booking your tour, you'll learn how long the tour lasts, where to meet your guide, and when/where you'll stop for a rest or bite to eat.

What can you experience on a walking tour in Paris?

Walking tours in Paris cater to all kinds of travelers. Spend the day enjoying the Paris sunshine on a walking tour of one of its many public parks, like Jardin des Tuileries or Place de la Concorde. With its lovely gardens and carefully manicured landscaping, you’ll have plenty of chances to take photos to commemorate your vacation. 

If you’re an art enthusiast or a literary buff, you’ll want to sign up for one of the more educational Paris walking tours. And you have plenty of them to choose from. Theologians, religious students and history enthusiasts will want to take a walking tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Along with admiring its French Gothic architecture, you’ll see several monuments and learn the story of its rebirth while walking the grounds.

What types of walking tours can I take in Paris?

Paris food tours 

Try mouthwatering chocolates, gourmet cheeses, and sparkling wines on a food walking tour. Many emerging coffee shops have been added to the tours, so you can always try out something new. On every one of these foodie tours you’ll get to sample lots of goodies and will return to your hotel stuffed.

Paris Illumination tours 

Explore Paris at night with an evening tour. You’ll get to see the skyline all lit up and the Eiffel Tower all aglow. Make sure you have your camera ready to take some awesome shots. If you want something more adventurous, you can find some night tours that will spook you, such as a cemetery or ghost outing.

Paris history tours 

Indulge in the history of Paris with a tour of the medieval streets near the medieval city wall. You can also learn more about World War II history on a walking tour of the Normandy D-Day Beaches and the National Cemetery.

Paris neighborhood tours 

Spend the day in some of Paris’s hottest and upscale neighborhoods, such as the Latin Quarter, home to the Paris Sorbonne University and the Cluny Museum. Don’t pass on a stroll through its many historic districts, like Saint-Germain and Marais. You can also get a feel for the culture with a visit to local food markets, flower shops, and cafes.

What added extras can I expect on a walking tour of Paris?

On some of the Paris pub walking tours, you might get a complimentary shot or two. Some also come with an included lunch or French snack. You can also decide on a self-guided tour. In this case, you’ll be instructed to download an app that will include audio commentary for that particular tour.


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What people are saying about Paris

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I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this up close. What made it great for me is my guide, Hugo. The rest of my group of 25 went straight to the summit but I decided to look on all four sides of the second floor first. Hugo provided a wealth of information and history.

Violet was an amazing tour guide and made our 2 hour Louvre tour so interesting as well as entertaining. Her scope and breadth of knowledge was impressive and she was able to cover the highlights with ease. I wish she could do all our tours in Paris!

Great tour! Out guide, Barbara was amazing! Very knowledgeable, our tour was in Spanish, I was traveling with 3 people over 70 yrs old and she was great, made it very easy for us, super patient, caring … totally recommend the tour and Barbara!!!

Great experience for my husband and I. The wine and cheese was delicious and we learned a lot about French wine and cheese pairing. Highly recommend.

Perfect day, with our driver Philippe We enjoyed everything!!!