The Historic Heart of Paris: Private Walking Tour & River CruisePrivate Tour
Explore the heart of Paris, from Montmartre to Notre Dame, in a private walking tour of the most famous and unmissable highlights of the City of Lights, followed by a scenic Seine River Cruise.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
Couples, Family, Friends, Intellectually Curious
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Walking tour: including 1 single metro ride and 1 Montmartre funicular ride
- English Speaking Guide - 1-hour Seine River Cruise open-date tickets
- Montmartre Funicular tickets - Paris Metro tickets
- Gratuities are optional - Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in front of Pharmacie Monge Sacré Coeur located at 70 Blvd de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris, France
What makes this tour special
Enjoy a three-hour private walking tour of Paris, and explore the highlights of the French capital with an expert private guide from Montmartre to Notre Dame, followed by an idyllic river cruise along the Seine.
On your private tour, you will:
Meet your guide outside the famous Sacré-Cœur basilica in Montmartre, and the spectacular viewpoint over Paris;
See the best of Paris from Montmartre to Notre Dame, including the Moulin Rouge, the Centre Pompidou, and Île de la Cité;
Visit Le Marais neighbourhood, Hotel de Ville, Palais de Justice de Paris and the Conciergerie, Place Dauphine and the Pont Neuf;
Travel like a local – your guide will teach you all the tricks to taking the Paris Metro from Montmartre to the city centre;
Enjoy complimentary river cruise tickets, which you can use at the end of your tour or whenever you like!
Begin with an hour's walking tour of Montmartre, the arty and bohemian neighbourhood of Paris, where an enclave of famous painters and artists like Van Gogh, Renoir and Picasso lived. Begin outside the magnificent Sacré-Cœur Basilica with its breathtakingly beautiful panoramic views over the whole of Paris, then enjoy an easy downhill stroll through the cobbled streets of Montmartre, passing through the artist's square, Place du Tertre, the studio Bateaux Lavoir, the Moulin de la Galette, the House of van Gogh and the infamous Moulin Rouge! Learn the fascinating history of this district with its many conflicts between art, religion and the military!
Then hop aboard the Paris Metro, helped by your guide, to the centre of Paris, where you'll enjoy the next part of your walking tour. Marvel at the famous Centre Pompidou building, described by its architect Renzo Piano as a "huge spaceship made of glass", and stroll through the charming Le Marais neighbourhood. This is the medieval and Jewish Quarter of Paris and is today filled with hip boutiques, galleries, and cafes.
Crossing the bridge onto one of the two remaining natural islands in the Seine, the Île de la Cité, you'll explore this historic heart of Paris, where the city was founded. You'll walk around the magnificent and hauntingly beautiful Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, as it undergoes a renovation after the 2019 fire. Learn all about the beauty of gothic architecture, and the cunning use of gargoyles.
You'll see the Conciergerie, which was the medieval home of the kings of France, and later became their prison! It is next to the Palais du Justice where the Revolutionary trials were held, and it is still a working law court today. Walk through the picturesque Place Dauphine towards the giant bronze equestrian statue of Henry IV on the Pont Neuf (meaning New Bridge - that is actually 500 years old!) and enjoy wonderful views of the castle towers of the Conciergerie and the Louvre.
Your tour finishes at Pont Neuf, where your guide will give you tickets to join a one-hour river cruise that will take you past the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower and many other stunning monuments of Paris that line the river. These tickets can be used any time, any day during your stay in Paris.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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