Paris Your Perfect Day in the City Custom Private Tour

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From $217.11

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Paris like an insider, and see the city’s popular attractions and secret hidden gems on a half- or full-day private tour that’s designed just for you. On this custom, private tour, you choose what you want to see in the city, and your ideal day in Paris is pre-planned for you, complete with round-trip transportation. Catch sight of the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral or the Eiffel Tower. Whether you’re interested in history, art, food, or something else, your guide (who’s born and raised in the City of Light) helps you make the most of your time in Paris.
  • See the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Basilica du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre—if you'd like
  • Discover hidden gems that only a local can show you in areas like the Marais and the Latin Quarter
  • Experience Paris through the eyes of a private, local guide
  • Enjoy a hassle-free itinerary customized to your interests
  • Relax with complimentary transit and taxis and hotel pick-up
  • Take advantage of Europe’s #1 custom private tour company

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Half- or full-day customized tours include metro tickets and taxi fares, plus hotel transfers.

What's Included

  • Private guide. 7hours or 3.5 hours depending on your selection
  • Customized tour planning services
  • Public transport costs (including Paris’ historic metro)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off anywhere in Paris city limits
  • Certfied guide for museum available on request (museum fees apply)
  • We can reserve a restaurant for you
  • museum entrances, taxi, food

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

We pick you up at the place of your choice in central Paris

What To Expect

Make the most of your time in Paris on this premium private tour that’s tailor-made to suit your desires. Before your tour date, speak with your guide ahead of time to share your interests and ideas so they can prepare a perfect itinerary in advance. Your personalized itinerary is provided to you with your perfect day in Paris.

On the morning of your tour, meet your guide at your hotel. Make any final adjustments to your itinerary as you set out to see legendary Parisian landmarks Your guide arranges all transportation, which may include riding public transportation or catching a taxi or two.

If you have specific ideas in mind, your guide makes them happen, while sharing a Parisian’s perspective along the way. Or let your guide pick local attractions and tucked-away gems that most visitors miss, such as the secluded side streets in the village of Montmartre. You set the pace for the day and stop as often as you like. When hunger strikes, your guide leads you to some of the best dining spots in town, whether you crave a casual café or fine dining (own expense).

Admire the Gothic architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral, stand next to the Eiffel Tower and take in its structural beauty—whatever you do, it's up to you.

See below for a sample Itinerary of what your Paris experience could include. Meals, entrance fees, and airport transfers are not included.

Eiffel Tower

This is a custom-built tour. You pick what attractions you want to see, and when and for how long.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris (Pass By)

After the fire of April 2019, access to Notre Dame has been closed. But our guides will know how to bring you as close to Notre-Dame as possible, using the passage left open for local residents. This is a custom-built tour. You pick what attractions you want to see, and when and for how long. You can spend as much or as little time as you wish at every attraction. And we do the legwork of booking the tickets, coordinating the times, arranging for transport.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Discover Walks

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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Traveler Tips

I totally recommend this tour for first time travelers to Paris.
We walked a lot but it was so worth it.
I highly recommend this tour and Wallid as a guide.
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Family trip to Paris
Christopher_B, Mar 2023
Our guide Stan, was very informative and the neighborhoods we visited were places we would not have found on our own! Lovely
Amazing Tour Guide
Alan_S, Mar 2023
Dominique was amazing. He showed us all the sights of Paris and the amount of history he knows about each location is incredible. We certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris.
A Fabulous First Day of Spring in Paris
Elisa_K, Mar 2023
We had a one-day layover in Paris and wanted to make the most of it. We decided to do a full-day guided tour and it was a GREAT decision. Our Discovery Walks tour guide, Thibaut, was wonderful. He was easy-going, relaxed, knowledgable, and fun to be with. He started the tour by sitting down with us with a map, and we chose an itinerary together. He led us all across Paris, walking and via the Metro, with stops in the Marais and Montmartre, and visits to cafes and boulangeries. Even my sons enjoyed it! And that's quite a compliment when the boys in question are 8 and 6. The day happened to be the first day of spring, and it was as beautiful as the cliche "spring in Paris" suggests. We ate croissants and drank coffee and learned and chatted and had a blast. At the end of the day my husband and I had clocked 20,000 incredible steps on our Fitbits and were absolutely thrilled.
Worth it!
Teresa_K, Mar 2023
Dominique was a wonderful guide full of interesting stories and history. He was a pro at navigating the city and gave excellent food recommendations. It made ur visit to Paris so much richer with Dominique as our guide.
Knowledgeable, easy, kind
Kathryn_W, Mar 2023
Audrey was the perfect guide for my college-age daughter and me. She was super knowledgeable about the areas we went and just a delight to spend several hours with.
Wonderful family day in Paris
Bryony_B, Mar 2023
We had a wonderful family day and tour with our guide Audrey. She made the tour interesting and fun for all of us - teenagers, parents, and grandparents. We walked through beautiful neighborhoods in the city, enjoyed a great lunch, and saw everything we requested on the tour. Audrey was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and a great guide through Paris. A wonderful day!
Paris in a morning!
Stewart_S, Feb 2023
This tour was perfect for our family. We were able to see all the sights we were interested in. Camille was so sweet and knowledgeable and catered the morning toward our interests. Highly recommend!
Truly Amazing Experience!
Debra_M, Feb 2023
I actually was staying in Brussels and took the bullet train to Paris as I had never been there before. Audrey met me at the platform and showed me around all of the sites that I wanted to visit. Due to the time constraints, we did take some taxis which I was happy to cover since it allowed us to cover a larger area. Audrey was exceptional! She was informative, knowledgeable, delightful and endearing. I cannot say enough about my experience with her. She also introduced me to her favorite macaroon shop(Pierre Herme), French bakery and cafe. I can only hope that I will be able to request her the next time I get to travel to Paris.
No better way to see Paris than this exceptional Private Walking Tour!
Anna_S, Jan 2023
Let me start by saying...this is a Walking Tour!!! Get your comfortable shoes ready and your umbrella (we were there in January and it rains in Paris) because this is how to see Paris! Our phenomenal guide was Benoit and I recommend him highly. Benoit has a masters degree in history from the Sorbonne. I requested a tour of the non-touristy sights in the St Germain and Marais. The tour was fabulous and the highlight of our trip. We booked this tour at the beginning of our trip which was our first time in Paris. Wanted to get a feel of Paris through the eyes of a local Parisian and it did not disappoint. Benoits knowledge of history was extraordinary and he showed us places that a tourist would never find. We learned so much from Benoit and will request him again when we return to Paris to explore other arrondissements.
Historic day in paris
jon_s, Jan 2023
Maelle did a great job guiding around the major sites of Paris at a brisk pace just as we had asked. As our time was limited to one day in Paris we had asked to hit as many of the historic sites as possible. She was well versed in the history of all the sites we visited and didn't seem to mind our quick pace. In all we got to see 5 major sites including the louvre and sainte chapel along with countlesss minor she planned along the route something only a local could do. . Great job planning and executing a great day for me and my daughter and we appreciate it.
Passionate guide and fascinating history
Manohar_N, Jan 2023
Our guide Leo was awesome. He was passionate about his work, we could tell. He helped me get an amazing sunset shot despite the crowds and took us to one of our best meals in whole trip, a Turkish place as we said we did not want French. The history was fascinating and the walking and subway tour made us feel like locals. 5 stars. Highly recommend.
Perfect way to spend a long layover
Maureen_H, Jan 2023
We had a 12-hour layover at CDG airport on our way to Budapest. Instead of sitting at the airport all day, we decided to head into the Paris city center. Our tour guide, Audrey, was amazing! She knew we were just coming off of a long-haul overnight flight, and wanted to get us fed right away. Afterward, she took us to a few of the main highlights and then took us to a cafe for some coffee. It really was perfect. I loved that she listened to what we wanted to do and see instead of having her own agenda, she really let us decide what to do. I highly recommend this tour!
Great orientation to the Ile de la cite
Kim_T, Dec 2022
Benoit was a great tour guide. His English is excellent. He was very good with our teenagers. He gave us a variety of options to choose from.
Thank you!!!
Joanne_S, Dec 2022
Had a great Walking Tour with Julian. He was great explained Paris to us and shared some moving stories with us. Loved the tour and loved Julian. Thanks for dropping us at the little “real” French Cafe where we had a great lunch. Wish him all the best with his future studies. So enjoyable and so polite. Thank you. PS it was cold that day in beautiful Paris.
Day Well Spent in Paris
Ashley_S, Dec 2022
Fantastic day well spent. I think our guide's name was Audrey (I'm sorry if I'm wrong about that!) and she was great. You could tell she really loves Paris, and our trip would not have been the same without spending the day with her. We have a 9-year-old and an 11-year-old and they also loved it. They're a tough audience because they're pretty shy but our guide did a great job with them. We learned a lot but it was fun as well. Again, can't recommend this tour enough!
Day tour of Paris
david_h, Dec 2022
An amazing day with our guide Flo. She arranged the day as we requested and then made suggestions that made the day even more enjoyable. She was knowledgeable both of the sites as well as the back history and contemporaneous events that made for a deeper appreciation of what we viewed. Personable humorous and instructive, what more could you ask?
Best day ever!
Alyssa_D, Dec 2022
This was the perfect day! My tour guide, Audrey, was amazing. It felt like touring with a friend who know everything there is to know about Paris! I cannot recommend this tour enough. Worth every penny.
Highly Recommended Experience!
Pinky_P, Dec 2022
Our Tour Guide, Waleed was amazing! Our family had a great and wonderful time! He made us ride the local train and showed us to so many places including the magnificent Louvre! He is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions! We wish him all the best of more successes! He is just an amazing person and a great tour Guide! Thank you so much!
Parisienne Delight!
evenstar621, Dec 2022
Amazing experience. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. She made sure our request was met. We absolutely loved it.
Great tour and guide
John_S, Nov 2022
Great guide and experience overall, had a wonderful tour of Paris. Got to see our main points of interest at a very manageable pace. Would recommend.