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Our most recommended Paris Half-Day Tours

  • Paris: Private City Tour by Electric Tuktuk

    1. Paris: Private City Tour by Electric Tuktuk

    Climb aboard an eco-friendly tuk-tuk for a different sightseeing tour of Paris and explore the famous streets by electric vehicle. Choose from short tour options to get a good overview of the city, or upgrade to half and full-day tours for a more comprehensive experience. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel and the option to customize your itinerary to suit your interests. Take up to 5 of your friends on a tour by tuk-tuk for 1 to 6 people. See all the landmarks and tell the driver where you want to stop and for how long as you drive through the city. 

    היה לנו מדריך מצויין שמו ברייס בעל ידע רב ונרחב והרבה סבלנות הרעיון להשתמש בתחילת הטיול בטוקטוק עזר לנו להתמצא היטב ברחבי פריז ולהבין היכן כדאי ורצוי לבלות . מומלץ מאוד

  • Half-Day Trip to Giverny from Paris

    2. Half-Day Trip to Giverny from Paris

    Enjoy a half-day trip to the former home of Claude Monet, one of the most famous painters of French Impressionism. Located in the tiny hamlet of Giverny on the banks of the River Seine, 50 miles west of Paris, the house and gardens were bequeathed to the Académie des Beaux-Arts by his son in 1966. They were opened as a public museum in 1980 following large-scale restoration work. Depending on the option you choose, your tour will either be guided, audio guided or at your own leisure.  Depart Paris and travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach. As there is no direct public transport to Giverny, this is the ideal way to get there. You will drive via the western districts of Paris and take the Normandy motorway as far as Bonnières. After crossing the River Seine at Vernon, continue to Giverny through the wooded plateaus of Eure. Giverny attracted several Impressionist painters in the 19...

    Would have given a five star if not so busy. Well worth the cost. However, due to the crowds and long lines, not as enjoyable as hoped.

  • Giverny: Monet's Garden Half-Day Tour from Paris

    3. Giverny: Monet's Garden Half-Day Tour from Paris

    Explore the beautiful village and home in Upper Normandy where the Impressionist artists, Claude Monet spent the last 40 years of his life. Visit the charming village of Giverny, and discover why it proved such a source of inspiration for Impressionist artists. Following your transfer from Paris, look inside the house where Monet lived and worked. Set within an exquisite valley of the River Seine, the gardens and surroundings formed a great part of the subject matter for his paintings after he moved there in 1883. Once your have seen the rooms where the artist lived with his family, stroll through 2 unique gardens that Monet designed and modified throughout his life. See more than 100 different types of flowers, and intertwined foliage in Monet’s Flower Garden. Then, feel as if you have stepped into one of his paintings in the Japanese Garden. Go to the lake full of water lilies, and ...

    Lovely trip to Givernay Nice visit to Monet's grave and stroll through his lovely village.

  • Skip-the-Line Half Day Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

    4. Skip-the-Line Half Day Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

    Join an expert interpreter-guide on a half-day tour of the exquisite Palace of Versailles, and get priority, skip-the-line entrance. You will be led through the history of the Palace, one of the most important monuments in the world. Once home to Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, you will relive the glory days of Parisian royalty. Gaze in awe as you are guided through the most beautiful rooms of the palace, including the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's and King´s Private Apartment. After experiencing the grandeur of the interior, enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the Palace of Versailles’ gardens, filled with statues, busts, and marble vases that date back to 1661, when teams of sculptors were led by King Louis XIV's official painter, Charles Le Brun.

    Great information, walked us around to the major artworks. Loved skipping the line. I’d highly recommend.

  • Paris: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

    5. Paris: 3-Hour Bike Tour with a Local Guide

    Experience Paris like a local on an amazing bike tour to some of the city's main monuments, and discover hidden secrets along the way. Pedal the streets of the city center and learn its history as you ride. Venture down charming back streets and stop at a famous bakery to enjoy a coffee and typical French pastries Marvel as the famous monuments of the City of Lights are brought to life before your eyes. See landmarks such as the Notre-Dame cathedral and its Gothic gargoyles, the Louvre Museum, Pompidou Centre and much more. Get off the beaten path and see local sights you might otherwise miss. Cycle at a leisurely pace on a tour suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, and get inside tips from your guide.

    We've taken bike tours in many European cities and this was, hands down, the best one we've ever been on! Simon was absolutely incredible as an energetic, funny, informative, engaging guide and took us through hidden courtyards, parks and paths along the Seine, past the most picture worthy spots, and was full of fascinating stories and hilarious lesser known facts at stops all across Paris. We had a group of 7 that included adults, teenagers and even a 10 year old, and they had various sized bikes for everyone, all of which said that this was their very favorite day and activity in Paris. We will definitely book one of their other tours on our next visit!

  • From Paris: Monet Impressionism Tour to Giverny by Minibus

    6. From Paris: Monet Impressionism Tour to Giverny by Minibus

    Enjoy this half-day trip to Claude Monet’s home and gardens. Choose between a public tour, a private tour of no more than 8, or a private tour of no more than 8, in your preferred language. With your driver-guide, discover the lily pond and its famous Japanese bridge, Monet’s main sources of inspiration at the end of his life. Then visit the flower garden, the house, and the former studio of the great painter.   Next, visit the village of Giverny with its stunning Romanesque Radegonde Church and Monet's Grave. Conclude the tour with a tasty drink in a local coffee shop.

    The tour was in English. Tour guide Pascal was amazing! His great knowledge of French history added some spice to tour. Giverny was glorious! The tour pace was excellent! It was an fantastic 1/2 day tour; exactly what we were hoping for!

  • Army Museum: Invalides and Napoleon's Tomb Guided Tour

    7. Army Museum: Invalides and Napoleon's Tomb Guided Tour

    Most tourists to Paris are impressed by the 26 pounds of gold leaf that make the Invalides stand out against the skyline, and take a photo of the dome. But few visitors realize the multiple facets of society on display within. Originally constructed under Louis XIV, the dome contains the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. The vast complex surrounding the cathedral is dedicated to preserving and exhibiting the many chapters of French military history, including the jousting of medieval knights, the Emperor’s European conquests, and the World Wars of the 20th century. Your guided visit of the site lasts 2.5 hours, and features meaningful stories not only about the French but also about the many nations that have come to fight on French soil. Of particular interest are the exhibits about the D-Day Landings in Normandy and the Liberation of Paris in 1944. Your expert guide will take you on a histo...

    As the granddaughter and the daughter of men who died in World War 1 and World War 11, Quentin, my guide, provided me with the most personal, and informative tour ever.

  • Musée d’Orsay: Tour

    8. Musée d’Orsay: Tour

    Like any first rate museum, the Musée D’Orsay can be overwhelming to visit alone. Take the stress out of journeying through the magnificent building and avoid missing out on the must-sees with this guided tour. Follow your guide and step into a world of color and light. The museum is home to some of the greatest, most recognizable works of art from the likes of Monet, Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Renoir. Witness up close the swirling colors of the artistic revolution, as your expert guide explains not only the artworks, but the artists behind the frame, and the incredible changes that were also taking place in French society at the time.

  • Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

    9. Paris: Half-Day Electric Bike Tour

    Let the comfort and ease of an electric bike take you on an unforgettable Parisian adventure. Inside Marais, enjoy a game of Pétanque at the oldest Parisian monument. Experience student life in the Latin Quarter, sit back at the "Luco" and wander the typically Parisian side streets in the Mouffetard district. While the always busy artist cafés of Saint-Germain-des-Prés are where you can find the action, if you need a break, the Nouvelles Berges de Seine offers the peace and quiet of the riverbank. The allure of this beautiful city is there for the taking. And lucky for you, this tour makes seeing it all possible.

    Nous avons vraiment passé un agréable moment avec les vélos électriques ! Très beau parcours et très intéressant *****

  • From Paris: Versailles Palace Skip-the-Line Half-Day Trip

    10. From Paris: Versailles Palace Skip-the-Line Half-Day Trip

    Discover the beauty and glory of Versailles, a world famous location, on a half-day tour from Paris with an experienced guide. Travel back in time and go on a fascinating journey to discover the world famous palace, a symbol of absolute monarchy and its impressive and turbulent history. Walk straight in without waiting in line and learn about and explore old French grandeur. Follow your experienced guide through the majestic rooms, the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private apartments. After the tour, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the astonishing French-style gardens at your own leisure.

    Amazing. Great pick up from our door with a super helpful and informative driver. The guide of Versailles itself was exceptional. Would definitely do again!

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What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 355 reviews

Wonderful guide! Fabulous outing. It's a must do! Got so much history in a fun and interesting way. Saw the graveyard and the house and garden. Was given perfect amount of time to 'stroll'. Comfortable outing, only had 3 other people.

היה לנו מדריך מצויין שמו ברייס בעל ידע רב ונרחב והרבה סבלנות הרעיון להשתמש בתחילת הטיול בטוקטוק עזר לנו להתמצא היטב ברחבי פריז ולהבין היכן כדאי ורצוי לבלות . מומלץ מאוד

Lovely trip to Givernay Nice visit to Monet's grave and stroll through his lovely village.

Great half-day tour! Loved seeing Monet’s home and garden.

Beautiful gardens William our tour guide was awesome!