Private Half Day Historic Tour

Paris, France

From USD 382.87

per group (up to 3)

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover more than 2,000 years of history on this half-day private tour of Paris. Take a peek at Notre Dame Cathedral; stroll the cobbled streets of the Latin Quarter, the Marais, and Paris’s Left Bank; enjoy a coffee at Paris’ oldest café; and visit attractions like St. Paul’s church, the Roman baths of Cluny, and Place des Vosges.
  • Half-day private historical tour of Paris
  • Explore historic districts like the Latin Quarter, the Marais, and the Jewish Quarter
  • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Paul’s Church, and the Cluny Baths
  • Stop for a coffee (own expense) at Paris’s oldest café
  • Private tour ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Tour Guide
  • Map of Paris
  • Bottle of Water
  • Restaurant Recommendations and Reservations
  • Coffee break
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

    6 Rue Jean du Bellay, 75004 Paris, France

    Address: Please meet your guide at Le Saint Regis Café, 6 rue Jean du Bellay 75004 on Ile Saint Louis.

Start time

09:30 am

End point

  • Place des Vosges
    Pl. des Vosges, 75004 Paris, France

What To Expect

Meet your guide in central Paris and start your tour on Ile de la Cité, with a peek one of the city’s most famous landmarks, Notre Dame Cathedral. As you walk its historic streets, learn how the island was the oldest settlement in Paris, dating back to 52 AD, as well as the heart of the medieval capital.

Cross over to Paris’ legendary Left Bank to stroll the cobbled lanes of the Latin Quarter and discover the bohemian district once frequented by artists, writers, and intellectuals, among them Picasso, Matisse, and Hemingway. Along the way, see remnants of ancient Paris such as the old Roman Baths at the Cluny Museum, admire the grand architecture along Boulevard St. Germain, and pause for a coffee break (own expense) at the oldest café in Paris.

Next, cross the Seine River, stopping to snap photos along the iconic riverfront, and set out to explore the Right Bank. Immerse yourself in the magnificent architecture of Renaissance-era Paris as you wander past the stately residences of the Marais district and stop to admire the renowned Hôtel de Ville. Continue down the fashionable Rue des Rosiers into the center of Paris’s Jewish Quarter, and listen as your guide points out the popular falafel stands that line the street.

Hear more about Paris during the Grand Siècle, the Age of Enlightenment, and the French Revolution, as you pass through the beautiful Place des Vosges, one of Paris’s oldest public squares. Then, take a look at another of Paris’s most striking landmarks, the 17th-century St. Paul’s Church, before heading back to the waterfront.

After a morning journeying through Paris’s history, your tour ends on the Île Saint Louis, where you can continue sightseeing independently, browse the glamorous shopping boutiques or enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the many cafés and restaurants—your guide will be happy to make some recommendations. Before you leave, don’t miss out on ice cream (own expense) from the legendary Berthillon Ice Cream parlor.

Ile de la Cite

Visit the founding point of Paris itself by the Parisii fisherman tribe.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Latin Quarter

Learn about the city’s medieval roots as you explore the cobblestoned streets of Latin Quarter and the left bank.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All tours go rain or shine - please dress accordingly
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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