- 4 hours
- Product Type
- Notre Dame Cathedral (exterior only)
- Île de la Cité
- Palais Royal
- Tuileries Garden
- Place de la Concorde
- Pont des Arts
- Arc de Triomphe (exterior only)
- Latin Quarter
- Eiffel Tower (exterior only)
- Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood
- Join an engaging, local expert at the top of their field, as you explore the essential highlights of Paris, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and the iconic Eiffel Tower
- Unique, personal tours for the intentional traveler. Choose from private tours for just you and your party, or join a small group tour with up to 10 other travelers.
Begin your Parisian adventure on the charming Rive Gauche, where you'll explore the historic St-Germain-des-Prés area, famous for its cobblestone streets and literary heritage. Pass by Romanesque churches and iconic cafés frequented by literary greats like Hemingway and Joyce. Continue to the Latin Quarter, home to France's oldest university, Sorbonne, and the stunning Gothic vaults of Saint-Séverin. If time allows, your group may decide to stop at the renowned Shakespeare & Company bookstore.
Next, cross to the Ile de la Cité, the heart of Paris, to catch a glimpse of Notre Dame de Paris, still recovering from the recent fire. Transition to the Rive Droite, walking towards the Louvre's main courtyard and pyramid. You'll admire the grandeur of the former Palais Royal and the majestic Opéra Garnier, both filled with captivating historical tales.
From there, you'll take the metro to the Arc de Triomphe, learning about its symbolism and significance as a historical axis. As you reach the end of the tour, you will find yourselves at the foot of the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Here, your Context guide will bid farewell, and you'll have the wonderful opportunity to ascend the tower if you have pre-purchased your own tickets.
After this captivating and immersive walking tour, you'll emerge with a profound understanding of Paris's rich history, awe-inspiring architecture, and vibrant way of life.
- Medieval streets and Gothic churches of the Latin Quarter
- Right Bank classics such as the Louvre (exterior only), Tuileries Gardens, or Palais Royal
- Views of the Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, and Eiffel Tower (exterior only)
No. We do not provide tickets to climb the Eiffel Tower. Should you like to climb the Tower following your tour, we recommend purchasing tickets well in advance. You may do so on their public site here.
Are there any other entrance fees included?
No. There are no entrance fees included on this tour. We will visit the listed venues (Louvre, Opera Garnier, Arc De Triomphe, Eiffel Tower) from the exterior only.
You will meet your guide in front of the main entrance of the Église Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and it will end in Esplanade du Trocadéro, also known as the Human Rights Plaza, just across from the Eiffel Tower. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map.
Can I do this tour by car instead of walking?
If I book a private tour with car service, where does the tour meet and end?
If you book a private tour with the optional car service, you will meet your guide and driver at your hotel or accommodation. You will be dropped off at the Esplanade du Trocadéro, near the Eiffel Tower.
Additional Trip-Planning Resources
Any of our museum or food tours would make a great addition to Paris in a Half-Day. If you are looking for outdoor walking highlights, we suggest following this tour with one of our neighborhood tours, such as the Marais Walking Tour or the Montmartre Tour with Sacré Coeur.
We do not, however, suggest reserving Paris by Riverboat along with Paris in a Full Day. These tours visit largely the same monuments and cover the same topics.
Is this tour suitable for children?
While this tour is not specifically designed for kids, we can certainly provide a family-friendly guide to ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. For a tour tailored specifically to children, we recommend checking out our Paris in a Day for Kids itinerary, which is thoughtfully crafted with young explorers in mind.
What happens if it's raining?
Is the Eiffel Tower wheelchair-accessible?
The Eiffel Tower is accessible via elevator to the first and second floors. Additional helpful information is available here.
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