Paris City Center "History of Paris" Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Participate in a favorite local Parisian pastime—a good stroll—during this walking tour. With your small group of eight people or fewer, follow your guide to explore highlights such as the Champs Elysées, the Tuileries Gardens, and catch glimpses of the famed Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Small group walking tour in Paris
  • See Paris landmarks such as Saint Michel Fountain, the Pont-Neuf , the Louvre Museum, Tuileries Gardens, Place de La Concorde
  • Moderate amount of walking, please dress comfortably
  • This tour is capped at eight travelers for a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Tour Price Does NOT Include Hotel Pickup or Drop-Off (We Recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour Does NOT Include Gratuities (OPTIONAL)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Cité
    75004 Paris, France

    Meet at metro exit Cité (Line 4). Meet your guide outside of the exit of the metro station on the opposite side of the stairs next to Metro sign CITÉ

End point

  • Place de la Concorde
    Pl. de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

What To Expect

Begin your small-group walking tour of Paris by meeting your guide and small group in front of the entrance to the Cité metro station (line 4). From here, you'll travel on foot to Notre Dame, where you'll catch glimpses of the 800-year-old Gothic structure and learn about its history.

Continue over the Pont Neuf, the city's oldest bridge, and into the Tuileries Gardens to see the expanse of carefully manicured greenery. Next, visit the Place de la Concorde, former home of the famous guillotine, and listen to your guide talk about some of the city's most famous and infamous residents such as Henri IV, Louis XIV, and Napoleon. You'll also get a chance to see other Paris landmarks such as the Louvre and the Saint Michel Fountain. 

Your small group is limited to just eight people, which ensures an intimate atmosphere and plenty of opportunities to ask questions of your guide. A moderate amount of walking is involved and the tour runs in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately.

Ile de la Cite

Once at the meeting point, you will start your tour by exploring ile de la cite, the oldest settlement in Paris. Once known as Lutetia, this former Roman city was the predecessor of present-day Paris, from which the city grew outwards.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris

From here, you will see the infamous Notre-Dame Cathedral – the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages, distinguished for its size, antiquity and architectural interest.

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Highly Informative and Considerate
Marvin_E, Mar 2023
Ren was an exceptional guide! He took the time to tailor the trip to personal interests and ensured visits were insightful and personable. His knowledge and thoughtfulness were extraordinary!
Great way to hit some highlights quickly
Steven_H, Nov 2022
A great way to see the heart of the city and learn about the history of Paris. Hugo was a terrific guide and a pleasure to spend a few hours with. If you want to see ALL of Paris, this isn’t the tour for you. But if you want some highlights and suggestions for other stops, it’s outstanding.
Great time
Kenya_C, July 2021
We were lucky to have Alex as our guide for the second time during this trip. He tailored our tour according to our interests and questions. Accommodating, enlightening and fun.
Claudia was incredibly knowledgeable...
Joshua_S, July 2017
Claudia was incredibly knowledgeable and provided a delightful tour!