Private Paris in a Day Tour with Louvre, Eiffel Tower, and Montmartre

See the most iconic Paris sites and cruise down the Seine in just a day with a dedicated local guide

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Want to see the best of Paris in just one day, at your own pace and with your own private guide? This private Paris in a day tour was made for you! Join an engaging guide who knows this city inside out, and enjoy a full day tour of the most famous attractions of Paris. Skip the line at the Louvre, visit iconic sites such as Notre Dame, stroll through local neighborhoods, cruise along the Seine River, and top things with views from the Eiffel Tower. Private Paris tours don’t get better than this!

  • Private Paris in a Day tour
  • Montmartre neighborhood
  • Skip-the-line Louvre Museum tour
  • Mona Lisa
  • Notre Dame
  • Latin Quarter
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Skip-the-line 2nd Floor elevator tickets
  • Seine River cruise with champagne

Imagine yourself with champagne in hand, cruising along the River Seine during an incredible day filled with the art, culture, and the most famous attractions in Paris. With your personal local guide, enjoy the ultimate private tour of Paris. Beginning in Montmartre, you'll head through the city on a walking tour, with train tickets included to get you around Paris like a local. Skip the line for the Mona Lisa, stroll through the Latin Quarter, enjoy a boat tour with champagne, and ascend to the Eiffel Tower second floor by elevator for sweeping views across the city.

With your own dedicated guide, this intimate Paris tour gives you the flexibility to move at a pace that suits your group or family, and your guide can easily tailor the tour to your wants and needs.

Private Paris in a Day Tour Description

Your 9.5-hour full day private tour includes:

  • Guided walking tour of the Latin Quarter and Montmartre neighborhoods

  • Visit Sacre-Cœur and see Notre Dame Cathedral (from the outside)

  • Skip-the-line Louvre ticket and guided tour

  • Free time in Paris for lunch (not included)

  • A 1-hour river cruise on the Seine, with champagne or soft drink

  • Skip-the-line, second floor Eiffel Tower ticket

  • Metro tickets included

  • An engaging, English-speaking private guide

Please note that the order of this tour could be different based on your preferences and ticket times for the Louvre and Eiffel Tower.

Montmartre and Sacre-Cœur

Home of the Moulin Rouge, Montmartre is Paris' famous art district. Your guide will show you the best of the neighborhood this morning, and you'll learn the best spots to return to if you're planning a big night out in the city. In addition to the nightlife of the neighborhood, Montmartre was also the epicenter of the Belle Époque.

Once home to Renoir, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Modigliani, the neighborhood produced countless famous pieces of art between the 1870s and 1920s. You will pass the café where Van Gogh painted one his most scandalous works—he dared to paint a woman reading!

After visiting the Basilica of the Sacre-Coeur, see the Wall of Love, a large mural expressing love in many languages. An example of Montmartre's great street art, it is a great appetizer to the more traditional works at the Louvre.

Louvre Museum Tour with Mona Lisa

Skip past the famously long lines at the Louvre and see the museum's most influential works on a tour of the Louvre. These works include the two of the most important Greek statues still standing: the Venus of Milo and The Winged Victory of Samothrace. These two famous statues are full of mystery and history, and you guide will bring them to life with stories of their meanings and origins.

You'll also see Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. A symbol of French independence, strength and culture, it is the most politically important work at the Louvre. The painting is the most famous artistic depiction of the French Revolution and is often compared to the Washington Crossing the Delaware piece found in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

But the highlight for many is of course the Mona Lisa. Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece (called La Gioconda in Italian), portrays the wife of a Tuscan aristocrat named Francesco del Giacondo. Though she has been in the Louvre for over 200 years, the portrait became famous when it was stolen in 1911 in a global scandal. Now she is protected with bulletproof glass and personal body guards, and is insured for a whopping $800 million!

Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter

Though Notre Dame is not expected to reopen from its tragic fire until 2024, your private guide will lead you past the great Gothic church taking in its immense beauty. Crossing the Seine from Notre Dame, you will see the influential Shakespeare and Company. Both a bookstore and café, it is full of history. Both Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce would hang out, drink coffee, and write their stories from the scenic café looking over the river and Notre Dame.

From the café, you will head through the Latin Quarter home to the world famous Sorbonne university. A cultural center for centuries, take in the shops and sites of the neighborhood. From their you will hop on the metro to the Eiffel Tower for the final stretch of the day.

Seine River Cruise with Champagne

Sit back and relax with beautiful views along the Seine, and sip champagne as you go (or a soft drink, if you prefer.) Paris river cruises are a great way to take in the ambiance of the city and get a taste of the luxury that Paris is known for. Cruise around the city and get a new perspective on the iconic landmarks, including the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Notre Dame, and of course, the Eiffel Tower in all its glory.

Views from the Eiffel Tower

Led by your private guide, you'll head to the pièce de résistance of this Paris in a Day Tour. As you probably know, Eiffel Tower tickets are incredibly popular in Paris and difficult to purchase. You'll enjoy your skip-the-line access to ride the elevator to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Once elevated, enjoy the incredible panoramic view of the City of Lights. These moments need to be savored, so feel free to remain in the tower to explore more on your own after the tour concludes.

What you get with this tour
Guided walking tour of the Latin Quarter and Montmartre neighborhoods
Visit Sacre-Cœur and see Notre Dame Cathedral (from the outside)
Skip-the-line Louvre ticket and guided tour
Free time in Paris for lunch (not included)
A 1-hour river cruise on the Seine, with champagne or soft drink
Skip-the-line, second floor Eiffel Tower ticket
Metro tickets included
An engaging, English-speaking private guide
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Heather Stanley

A wonderful, informative experience
15 October 2022
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Carol Widom

Our guide Fabienne was super knowledgeable and had many interesting anecdotes to make this experience extra enjoyable.

Amazing day in Paris!
13 October 2022
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Dana Goodsell

10 stars for Anastasia! We had a beautiful day in Paris. Note: this is a 8-9 hour walking tour (for the most part). Wonderful day ended with a cruise along the Siene. It’s difficult to find a day in Paris that hits all the right notes…this was perfect. Sightseeing in Montmartre, the Louvre (all the major art pieces), lunch in a cafe, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower etc. Anastasia is so knowledgeable…and fun! We had an amazing day with her as our guide. She was outstanding. She knows all the right spots (and angles) for pictures. She was like having a professional photographer along as well :) If you want the best guide and get in your steps to cover the highlights of Paris…this is the tour for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

You'll meet your guide either near the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre or near the Louvre Museum. Upon booking, you will receive the exact meeting point for your tour as ticket times can vary.

What to bring?

This tour is primarily a walking tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a bottle of water

Where to meet?

You'll meet your guide either near the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre or near the Louvre Museum. Upon booking, you will receive the exact meeting point for your tour as ticket times can vary.

What to bring?

This tour is primarily a walking tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a bottle of water

Is the Eiffel tower summit (top level) included on this tour?

No, the summit is not included on this tour, which includes elevator tickets to the to the second floor. However, if you'd like to head to the coveted summit (with a stop at the second floor), check out our Eiffel Tower Summit Evening Tour.

Will we enter Notre Dame?

Sadly, no. The cathedral is still undergoing extensive renovations following the 2019 fire, so no one is allowed inside yet. You'll be taken to it to see its progress up close though! And you can see it during your river cruise.

How do we get around the city?

Your guided tour includes train tickets to travel the longer distances between attractions. Other areas will be explored on foot, particularly Montmartre.

Can I use my Paris Museum Pass to get a discount on the Louvre tour?

We pre-book all of our reservations and tickets for the Louvre Museum in advance, so personal museum passes are not valid for entry or a discount.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

This private tour is your best bet if you have concerns about navigating the areas on this tour. Our private tours offer more flexibility in terms of pace and special accommodations.

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