5 Day itinerary in France, Europe

The Essential of Paris

Welcome to Paris! This 5-day itinerary is the perfect way to get acquainted with our beloved city. Discover the most iconic areas, monuments and sites of Paris, taste the best local products and meet your local expert guides everyday. This itinerary will focus not only on the absolute must-sees fo... Read More

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Discover the iconic landmarks of Paris, from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre Museum, among others.


Every day is going to be different with your various private local guides


Taste amazing French products with the advice of your local expert


Get ready to go off-the-beaten-path, away from the crowds, to discover the essence of Paris !


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Day 1

place Iconic Paris - Full Day Private Walking Tour

Welcome to Paris ! For your first day of your first visit to our city, we have gathered only the best for you : Start the day by exploring the historical heart of Paris : the Latin Quarter and its tiny cobblestoned streets. Cross the Seine river and reach the fabulous Ile de la Cité where Notre Dame cathedral still stands, despite the great fire of 2019. Cité Island is the craddle of Paris, the island where the city was borned and expanded from. The day continues as you walk along the river banks and pass by the Louvre courtyards as well as the splendid Jardin des Tuileries, the most iconic garden of the French capital. Then, walk up the famous Champs Elysées, with its iconic grands magasins and climb up the Arc de Triomphe for a phenomenal view on the the city roofs (skip-the-line tickets included). And as a grand finale, climb up the Eiffel Tower to the summit to with skip-the-line access to elevators. Your guide will point the most iconic landmarks from so you can get acquainted with the city and learn how to navigate. Paris is fantastic, we all know that. On Day 1, I always advise to take this tour to get the big picture and start feeling acquainted with the city.

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Day 2

place Art Lovers & Foodies Day in Paris

Did you know that, before being the world's largest museum, the Louvre was first and foremost a medieval fortress and the French kings' palace? The Louvre is a must-see not only for its amazing collection, but also for the history of the building itself ! With our private tour of the Louvre, discover the place in a fun and casual way. If you want more than a selfie with Mona Lisa, treat yourself to our unique adventure in the museum. The world’s largest museum is obviously a must-see but going on your own could seem overwhelming. Luckily, your local tour guide knows the collection like the back of their hands and take you in through fast-track, privileged access with skip-the-lines tickets ! Then, in the afternoon, our Wine & Cheese tasting is undoubtedly the best activity to experience French culture! Together, let’s go shopping for cheese in an award-winning cheesemonger boutique. Then a baguette bien sûr ! This Wine & Cheese tasting actually takes place in an authentic medieval cellar. There we will sip organic French wines and master the art of pairing these specialties!

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Day 3

place A Fabulous Day in Versailles - the French Royal Domain

Enjoy our private tour of Versailles and discover centuries of French history and luxury. Your local expert guide will give you their best anecdotes and comments on the Royal domain of Versailles and its most notorious residents such as the Sun King or Marie-Antoinette. Did you know that Versailles was at first a simple hunting residence for Kings before Louis XIV turned it into the biggest palace of Modern Europe ? We take care of all the logistics (skip-the-line tickets to the palace of Versailles with the Hall of Mirrors, but also to the Queen's Hamlet and the Fountains Garden, as well as private transfers from/to Paris). Not only you will save tons of time, but you will also get to discover this masterpiece of French history from a local perspective. The Sun King is waiting for your visit ! One cannot visit Paris and miss Versailles. With a sumptuous palace, a mesmerizing garden and an intimate private estate for the sole pleasure of the Queen, Versailles deserves a full day!

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Day 4

place A Day in Artistic Paris & the Belle Epoque

This tour will take you to the fabulous Musée d'Orsay and the hilltop of Montmartre. Our Orsay Museum Private Tour is the perfect opportunity to admire the best works of Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and many others. This former train station was turned into a museum in the 1980s. It is specialized in 19th century Art, and especially the Impressionist revolution, this particular moment when painters started to go out of their studios to capture impressions from their time and society. In the afternoon, explore the artistic hill of Montmartre, where the inspiring air has drained generations of travelers to its cobbled & winding streets. Despite its success, Montmartre still hides stunning and quiet alleys, private gardens & unique cafés that you’ll discover in our unique private tour of Montmartre. From the very place where Picasso painted the Demoiselles d'Avignon to the fantastic Moulin Rouge and the spectacular Sacré-Coeur, get ready to go off the beaten track. This tour includes skip the line tickets to The Temple of Impressionist Art and the lively comments, stories and anecdotes of your Local Tour Guide. Not only you will save time from waiting lines, but also you will get to discover the masterpieces of Impressionism and learn all about the artistic culture of Paris from a local perspective. Soon Orsay will become your favorite museum in Paris! Orsay in the morning and Montmartre in the afternoon is the best way to get acquainted with the Belle Epoque, see the paintings and then the very place where they are created. Amazing, isn't it ?

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Day 5

place Paris Like A Local

Been there, done that or simply curious to explore another side of Paris? The Local Paris Experience is tailored for you. Join our best local guides in their own neighborhood, explore areas most people would miss, taste genuine food specialties that are not on tourist menus and get to know the Paris hidden from guide books and tour operators. On this off-the-beaten-path tour of Paris, we voluntarily do not name specific locations, sites or food as each tour is going to be different. The Local Paris Experience is unique every single time we run it, sincerely, and that's what makes it so much fun! Are included in this experience : a fun, passionate and outspoken local guide, food and drinks in various cafes and shops, and full day pass for public transportation !

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What’s Included

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  • Private round-trip transportation for Versailles

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  • Climb up the Arc de Triomphe & Eiffel Tower up to the summit to admire the panoramic views
  • Explore the collection of the Louvre Museum and admire the Mona Lisa
  • Taste French typical products and master the Art of pairing wine & cheese
  • Explore the royal domain of Versailles : palace, hall of mirrors, gardens and private estates
  • Travel back in time and explore the Paris from the Belle Epoque from Orsay to Montmartre
  • Explore the off-the-beaten-path Paris with your local expert guide and get away from the crowds

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  • Food, drinks & other personal expenses

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