Paris has the reputation as being the ‘city of love’ made up of incredible landmarks.
These include iconic buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and the Sacre Cour.
Many have been used to film famous movies, such as the Da Vinchi Code.
Or they have inspired tales such as the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
However, these buildings are all part of Paris’s interesting cultural heritage and amazing architectural designs.
Between stopping off at the sights make sure you also have a break at Parisian cafes for a coffee and pastry.
With so many places to see, the best way to discover Paris and learn more about its culture both past and present is on a private tour.
1. Private Tour: Customize Your Perfect Day in Paris
This fully customised tour allows you to get the maximum return for your money and time.
Perfect for visitors who want an in depth guide for specific attractions.
Ultimately, this tour is completely tailor made to you, and you can visit any or as many of Paris’s sights as you wish.
Include the iconic Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe on your tour, or visit the Louvre Museum.
Alternatively discover lesser known sights or explore secluded alleyways at Montmatre.
Your guide will create a personalised tour and ensure you get the most from your experience.
2. Private Paris Tour by Citroen 2CV
Enjoy a fun vintage tour in a 2DC (Deux Chevaux) as a unique way to travel around Paris.
Couple your sightseeing with a delicious afternoon tea at traditional Ladurée tea room.
Begin your tour by relaxing in your 2DC while your guide chauffers you around to the top attractions.
Included along the route are the Moulin Rouge, Eiffel Tower and Arc De triomphe, but you can customise this.
Along the way enjoy your guides commentary about the different attractions, and ask as many questions as you want.
Following your drive, enjoy a sweet treat at Ladurée tearoom before returning to either your hotel or avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Only 3 passengers can comfortably sit in each car; but groups of up to 9 can be catered for in 3 private cars.
3. Tuktuk in Paris
Explore Paris on an eco tuktuk; powered by electricity.
This option is great if you are green friendly, a family, or simply wish to explore using a novel transport method.
You can choose from multiple tour lengths, from a quick 1 hour tour to a full 8 hour day.
Of course, the longer your tour, the more sights you will be able to see.
Along your route you will pass by attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, and Montmartre.
Also pass by iconic sights including the Lovre and Notre Dame.
Each tutk tuk can carry up to 4 passengers, making it perfect for families and small groups.
4. Private Guided Tour on a Vintage Sidecar
Another alternative way to explore Paris is via a vintage sidecar.
Parisian streets are full of bikes and scooters weaving through the traffic, so why not join them.
In particular, couples will love this way to explore Paris.
Multiple tour options include day or night time tours of 40 minutes to 3.5 hours.
Along the way your driver will point out and tell you about the attractions you can see.
Attractions may include Place de la Concorde, the Latin Quarter, or Claude Monet’s house, depending on your tour choice.
5. Romantic Horse and Carriage Ride Through Paris
If you prefer to explore at a more leisurely pace, then why not enjoy a horse and carriage ride?
Both families and couples will enjoy the experience, as it is great fun for kids and romantic for couples.
Beginning at the Eiffel tower, your 1 hour ride passes sights including Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées.
This is a new experience as horses and carriages haven’t been driven in Paris for 40 years.
Your beautiful 4 person carriage will be pulled along by a strong Shire horse.
In addition you can upgrade to a 1.5 hour tour with a glass of champagne, for an extra special tour.
6. Palace of Versailles Tour with Private Viewing of the Royal Quarters
The famous Palace of Versailles is where several kings lived and held court, and the peace treaty of WWI was named after it.
Begin your VIP experience with luxury coach transportation, coffee and a pastry.
Soak up the exuberant atmosphere on your small group tour through exquisite rooms.
In addition, your exclusive tour allows you access to areas usually off limits, including the state apartments and Louis XVI’s library.
Other special areas include the ‘corner room’ and the ‘dining room’ where Louis XV dined with Lords and Ladies.
After your guided tour you can continue to explore the palace independently.
Alternatively head outside and explore some of the beautifully landscaped gardens.
If you time your visit right, you may be able to enjoy one of the summer events held in the gardens.
7. Romantic Seine River Cruise Dinner and Illuminations Tour
Couples will love the romance of this tour.
It’s perfect if you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or special occasion.
Beginning with a private chauffer ride to the river Seine, your evening starts with romantic luxury.
Continue your evening with a relaxing one hour cruise and a glass of champagne.
Afterwards your driver will take to Champs-Elysées where you can enjoy dinner and drinks at a renowned restaurant.
Allow your dinner to settle as you sit back with your loved one and enjoy being driven through Paris at night.
You can enjoy seeing the major attractions lit up at night, including the Eiffel Tower and it’s light display.
Other sights you will see include the Arc de Triomphe, Musée d’Orsay, and the Opéra,
8. Private Tour: Seine River Cruise with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower
If you have limited time in paris and want to see as much as possible, without feeling rushed, this tour is perfect.
Firstly this tour includes a luxury mini van driving tour, so you will see sights such as the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame.
Secondly, lunch at the Eiffel Tower is included, so you can dine in style while enjoying spectacular views of Paris.
Thirdly, you will have time to explore the Basilique du Sacré-Coeur and the surrounding streets of Montmatre.
Finally you can enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Seine River.
Ultimately, this tour encompasses the best Paris has to offer in one great day long tour.
9. VIP Access to Louvre, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame
Discover the best of Parisian heritage on this small group tour (9 people max).
Start your day at the Louvre museum, where your passionate guide will tell you more as you explore some of the museums vast exhibits.
Choose to see Egyptian mummies, or famous works of art including the Mona Lisa.
Afterwards enjoy a lunch break before continuing on to skip the line access at the Eiffel Tower.
Following your amazing views of Paris your chauffeur will drive you to Notre Dame.
Finally you will visit the artistic area of Montmatre and the Sacré-Cœur.
Along the way your driver guide will tell you more about Parisian heritage and culture.
10. Private Tour: Sainte Chapelle, Conciergerie & Cluny
Enjoy a private walking tour around the Latin Quarter.
As well as Notre Dame cathedral, you will see other examples of impressive Gothic architecture.
Begining at Sainte-Chapelle, a royal chapel built in 1238, which still holds ancient relics today.
Continue to Conciergerie which was the town hall in medieval Paris, but now is a law court.
In the Latin Quarter you will enjoy a coffee stop while learning about the cultural heritage of the area.
There you will see the Saint Severin Church and the Ruins of the Roman Baths.
Continue to Eglise Saint-Severin, Musee De Cluny and finally La Sorbonne, one of Europe’s oldest colleges.
11. Private Orsay Museum 2-Hour Guided Tour in Paris
The Musee d’Orsay is one of the best art galleries to visit in Paris.
Exhibits include impressionist art, with it’s main collection being works from the 19th century.
The 2 hour tour includes a fully narrated visit.
Your knowledgeable guide will teach you about impressionism, and the museum’s history and architecture.
Your tour includes skip the line entry and an art historian guide.
12. Private Tour: Musée Rodin Walking Tour
Discover more of lesser known Paris at Les Invalides and Musée Rodin.
learn about some of Paris’s most famous rulers and artists.
See the tomb of Napoléon Bonaparte, which is surrounded by symbols of his victories and achievements.
In addition, explore 17th-century Cathédrale St Louis and world-famous sculptures by Auguste Rodin.
Along the way your guide will tell you about the monuments and museums of Paris.
Also discover the history of the buildings and their influence over Parisian culture.
13. Picasso Museum Paris 2-Hour Private Guided Tour
Picasso is one of the most famous artists in the world.
Indeed, his art style has left a huge impression on the way art styles have changed, and it is likely modern art would not be the same without him.
Delve into Picasso’s masterpieces and art during a 2 hour private tour.
The ornate 17th-century Hôtel Salé is the perfect setting for exhibiting Picasso’s work.
You will see works including the Barefoot Girl, the Bulls Head and Still Life with Oranges.
In addition learn about the complex relationships he had with other artists of his time, such as Matisse, Dali, and Rousseau.
14. Private Historical Walking Tour of Montmartre & Sacré Coeur in Paris
Montmatre is a quaint area of Paris famous for its art and culture.
Therefore the best way to explore is on foot with a knowledgeable local guide.
Start outside the Moulin Rouge, the infamous windmill setting for Caberet.
Continue on a 2 hour walking tour of Montmatre with its picturesque narrow, cobbled streets.
During your tour learn about bohemian life in Paris and the cultural values of it’s past.
Your tour ends outside the Sacré-Cœur which you can explore independently if you wish.
15. Vintage Shopping Tour at Saint-Ouen Flea Market
Discover a shopping experience like no other on this unique tour.
Saint-Ouen Flea Market is a haven for lovers of all things vintage.
Out of all the markets, this is the perfect place in Paris to go for unique and interesting items.
Over 2000 shops sell everything from vintage clothes to furniture, jewellery, art and more.
Visit with a local guide to get the most from your shopping experience.
They will be able to show you the highlights of each section, or an in depth tour of two or three areas.
During your tour your local guide will tell you more about the area, and some of the shops and vintage items.
16. Private day tour to Normandy D-day beaches from Paris
A visit to the Normandy D-Day beaches is something to be remembered, especially as many Europeans will have ancestors who fought or died during WWII.
Can you imagine what it might have been like for soliders during the D-Day landings?
Your informative guide will help you by explaining some of the events and stories which took place upon these shores.
Beginning at Omaha beach you will drive along ‘bloody Omaha’ stopping at ‘dog green’ and ‘Charlie’ sectors.
These areas were used for filming ‘Saving Private Ryan’.
Continue on to more stops including Pointe du Hoc which is full of bomb craters and German bunkers.
Also visit a German battery, Pegasus Bridge, and Ranville War Cemetery where soldiers of multiple nationalities were laid to rest.
Finally finish your tour with a seaside lunch at a picturesque fishing village.
17. Private Tour: Loire Valley Castles Day Trip from Paris including Wine Tasting
The Loire Valley is World heritage UNESCO region and a fascinating to explore.
Firstly there is the majestic Chateau de Chambord to visit, with meadieval towers blending with renaissance style.
Follow your stop with Chateau Royal d’Amboise, where the famous Leonardo di Vinci is buried.
The Gothic Chateau has massive defence features and overlooks the beautiful Seine river.
Continue to Chateau de Chenonceau, to discover it’s history of romance and rivalry.
As well as luxury transportation in a private mini van, your tour also includes a delicious lunch.
18. Professional Photo Shoot Walking Tour in Central Paris
Alongside your professional photographer guide you will see the highlights of Paris by foot.
Pass by landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, Palais Royal and Louvre.
Along the route your photographer will snap professional photographs of you with Paris’s landmarks.
Spend 2 hours taking great photographs to remember your trip to Paris.
It’s a fun experience to commemorate a special date, such as a wedding anniversary or birthday.
Or simply use the photos to decorate your house on your return.
The tour includes a digital copy of 300 high resolution photos .
19. Le Marais Private Walking Tour
The Marais is one of the most interesting, layered regions of Paris.
During your 2 hour walking tour learn about how the area transformed from a swamp, to a slum, and now a chic area.
Following drainage, various different communities settled in the area, including Jewish community, Knights Templar and 17th century aristocrats.
Even the royals held court here before it became a slum, best avoided.
Nowadays Marais is a hip area of Paris, attracting the young and chic to it’s vibrant atmosphere.
During your tour your guide will point out the highlights and explain how the area underwent its transformations.
20. Private Paris Food Tour
Delight your tatstebuds on a culinary food tour of Paris.
France has fantastic cuisine, and there is no where better than Paris to try different flavours.
On arrival, head to the streets with your local guide for an authentic culinary experience.
After meeting your guide at Square Trousseau you will visit several cafes and restaurants on Parisian streets.
Included stops are Rue Saint-Antoine, Rue des Francs Bourgeois and Rue de Rivoli.
Following your tour, you can choose to explore further independently.
Alternatively, visit places recommended by your guide during the tour.
21. Private Dark Chocolate Tasting Tour in Paris
Chocoholics and those with a sweet tooth will love this chocolate tasting experience in Paris.
Chocolates made in France are amongst the finest in the world.
During the two hour tour you will learn about the history of Chocolate.
Also learn how to tell an excellent quality chocolate over an average one.
Discover why you should eat more dark chocolate, and the best way to enjoy it.
This is a small group experience, perfect for couples.
22. Private Wine and Cheese Tasting in Paris
When you think of culinary delights of France, cheese and wine are quick to spring to mind.
Delve further into France’s cheese and wine options and tantalise your taste buds on this tour.
Bouillon Racine is a historic brasserie and a perfect place to try authentic French wine and cheese.
With a host who is an expert at wine making, you will learn which cheese and wines to have together.
Included in the tour are samples of four different French wines and three different varieties of cheese.
During your tasting your host will also explain how wine and cheese are made.
23. Private Day Tour to Burgundy Wine Region from Paris
Burgundy is one of the most famous wine regions of France, and can be visited on a day trip from Paris.
However, the region has more than just wines to offer, as you will discover on this tour.
Starting at Chateau de Pommard, one of the areas biggest wineries, you will also visit Chateau de Chateauneuf-en-Auxois and Clos de Vougeot.
As well as wines, discover Burgundy’s history with visits to Musee de l’Hotel-Dieu, a former almshouse.
Continue on to visit Chateau de Chateauneuf-en-Auxois, a 15th century fortress with fantastic views.
In addition, your private guide will tell you about the Burgundy wine regions history and culture.
Paris has so much to offer visitors, whether its your first time or your 100th time visiting.
There are plenty of private customisable tours for you to choose from, to make the most of your time in Paris.
If none of the suggested tours suit you, there are even more options on our Paris Private Tours page.