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Paris: Culture and Charm


Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Panoramic city tour with Eiffel Tower & Notre-Dame
  • Vintage car tour exploring hidden gems.
  • Louvre Museum private guided tour
  • Palace of Versailles exploration.
  • Claude Monet's Giverny Gardens visit.
  • Exclusive Galeries Lafayette heritage tour.
  • Macaron bakery class or vintage sidecar adventure.
  • Luxurious Seine River cruise or dinner-cruise.
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Tour Overview

Experience the unparalleled charm of Paris with our 5-day itinerary, meticulously designed to immerse you in the city’s iconic landmarks, rich culture, and gastronomic delights. From panoramic city tours to private museum visits and indulgent culinary experiences, every moment promises to be unforgettable. 

- Transport services and transfers during your stay, as outlined in the program
- City taxes
- Entrance fees to visited sites, as per the program
- Food/wine tastings as specified in the program

- All meals and beverages, except for breakfasts and included tastings
- Luggage porterage services
- Personal expenses and tips
- Any other services not explicitly mentioned in the included section
- Insurances

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All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary


Welcome to Paris

Upon arrival at the Paris airport, you will be met by your local driver and transferred to the center of Paris.

Enjoy your full-day sightseeing with a private guide and vehicle: discover Paris in a panoramic city tour that will give you an entire overview of all the major sights: the Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro, Champs-Elysées, Concorde Square, the Garnier Opera, Vendome Square, Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, the Madeleine Church, the Invalides tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Seine River banks.

For lunch, you may enjoy a covered-glass cruise boat along the Seine River or at one of the Eiffel Tower's restaurants.

Then continue the journey towards the vantage point of Montmartre to overlook the city, wander around the painters' square, and visit the Sacred Heart Basilica.

Embark on a ragtop Citroen 2CV vintage car tour with your driver-guide for a panoramic guided tour of Paris (2 hours). An original and fun way to discover Paris with a private guide, don’t hesitate to ask the driver to go to the more off-beaten tracks!

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel, check-in, and settle into your rooms for your overnight stay. less


Le Louvre & Palace of Versailles

Depart from your hotel with your driver. Discover the incredible artwork on display at one of the most famous museums in the world, with a knowledgeable and lively private guide.

Take in the beauty and emotion of some of the museum’s most well-known pieces: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the Raft of the Medusa, Winged Victory of Samothrace, and many more… Whether you are a couple, a group of friends, or with your extended family, you will enjoy a unique visit full of interesting anecdotes and great works of art. (Your guide is also a pro at explaining art and history to children - families of all ages are welcome!)

In the afternoon, discover the most iconic castle and gardens in France! Inherited from his father, Louis XIII, Versailles became famous thanks to Louis XIV as incredible as we know it now. It seems hard to imagine that, at first, Versailles was only a royal hunting lodge before being as magnificent as it is now. Your guide is only waiting for you to be amazed in front of this UNESCO-classed Palace!

Come to Versailles to discover the 67,000 square meters of the wild baroque castle. Did you know that there are more than 700 rooms in the palace? Visit the King’s Grand Appartement and its 7 salons with a theme around the Gods and also the Queen’s Bedroom. Of course, the famous Galerie des Glaces, Hall of mirrors, which is 73 meters long and not less than 350 meters! 

The guided visit continues to the Gardens created by André Le Nôtre in 1661. The gardens are as rich as the castle, with 368 artworks, including 200 statues! Do not miss the fountains used from the XVII century, its flowerbeds, and grove. 

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel, check-in, and settle into your rooms for your overnight stay. less



Embark on your private tour with your driver-guide to discover the unparalleled beauty of Claude Monet's Clos Normand and Japanese Water Gardens in Giverny.

You'll feel as though you've stepped into one of his Impressionist paintings as you stroll among the willow trees and cross the quaint green bridge over his water lily pond. Afterwards, explore the colorful interior of his family home.

Following your visit to Claude Monet’s home and gardens, pay your respects to the great man at his tomb. Enjoy some free time for lunch.

Later, return to Paris or opt to visit the Impressionism Museum of Giverny, dedicated to Impressionist paintings set amidst contemporary architecture and gardens. Several temporary exhibitions featuring Impressionist artists are showcased each year.

Return to your hotel for an overnight stay. less


Galeries Lafayette & Macaron bakery class

Galeries

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann | Shopping in Chaussée-d'Antin, Paris:

This morning, walk from your hotel to the famous Parisian mall Galeries Lafayette, experiencing a unique private heritage tour of this historic and emblematic place before its opening to clients (at 9:00 or 9:30). This special event, offered outside of opening hours, provides an intimate and exclusive way to discover the department store, its history, and its architecture. The tour will open doors to some backstage areas, including the famous Art Nouveau dome dating from 1912, recently restored. Enjoy a passage on the rooftop terrace to savor beautiful views of Paris (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).


Treat yourself or your loved ones to a macaron bakery class in the majestic place of Galeries Lafayette. Discover French pastry during your stay in Paris! Located in the heart of the Opera district, in a quiet corner of Galeries Lafayette, this class allows you to learn the tricks of French pastry chefs for perfecting macarons. The class breaks down into two stages: first, don your apron and learn the steps of creating the shells and ganache, followed by the filling and assembly. Then, enjoy a convivial tasting session. Uncover the mysteries of the macaron and become an expert in this exquisite dessert. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes.


Explore Paris in Vintage Sidecars (1 hour 30 minutes):
Your driver-guides ("gentlemen siders") are professional, funny, and flexible. They will pick you up from your hotel for an unusual way to discover Paris during a private and premium city guide tour. Each vehicle accommodates a maximum of two passengers (one in a bucket seat, one behind the driver, with the option to switch halfway). It's comfortable, safe, and fun, with helmets, goggles, blankets, and ponchos provided. Make stops for pictures wherever requested!


Afternoon 3-Hour Private Seine River Cruise: Sail along the Seine River in a private luxury boat with the owner, sipping an apéritif with Champagne and appetizers as you watch all of Paris go by. From the Eiffel Tower to the eastern end of the Île Saint-Louis, you can discover most of the monuments from extraordinary perspectives through this timeless and unique experience. Enjoy breathtaking views of iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Orsay Museum, the Louvre, and Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, leaving you with a unique and unforgettable perspective of the City of Light.


Dinner Cruise on the River Seine: Guarantee a memorable evening in Paris with a gourmet dinner cruise along the Seine. Sail by the city's famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the Île de la Cité, aboard a luxury “bateau mouche”. Soak up the magic of Paris from the onboard dining room as you enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal. Please note that champagne and live music are also included for departures at 20:30. Enjoy a 3-course à la carte lunch with wine and sip a glass of champagne on board (depending on the option chosen). Discover Paris' iconic attractions along the banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Return to your hotel for an overnight stay. less


International Flight Home

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to Paris airport for your flight.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at your hotel and privately transferred to Paris airport for your flight.

Paris, France

Giverny, France

Places You'll See

  • Paris

    The capital city of France, is renowned for its iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, as well as its vibrant culture, haute couture fashion scene, and world-class cuisine.

  • Giverny

    A picturesque village in northern France, known primarily as the former home and garden of Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Visitors flock to Giverny to explore Monet’s charming house and the breathtaking water lily ponds that inspired many of his masterpieces.

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Traveled October 2021

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