After completing your long flight, one of our guides will meet you to start you off answering questions about Paris and making recommendations. Your concierge will be outside the baggage claim with croissants to take you to your hotel by either private car, train, or taxi through Gare du Nord. You’ll have sights explained to you along the way, or you can take a chance to learn the metro system if you decide to go by train. Once at your destination, your concierge will also give you information about the neighborhood.
A Hands-on lesson in French Cuisine. Learn how to select top quality produce from the market with an English-speaking chef, and meet local merchants while exploring the markets of beautiful Montmartre. Back at the school—(where aprons, chopping boards, and chef’s knives are provided)—you will cook a 4-course meal from start to finish. At the end of the hands-on cooking session, you’ll sit down around the dining table and enjoy the meal you created with you fellow sous-chefs, including an excellent selection of cheeses from the market and some great wine.
Debbi knows a lot about cheese. A self–proclaimed foodie, she’s been living in Paris for 20 years and offers a unique opportunity to go with her to her favorite Paris cheesemongers. Together on this private tour, you’ll select 6 (or so) cheeses for a tasting lunch, which she’ll host in her apartment in the 16th arrondissement. In addition to cheese, lunch includes fabulous bread from Desgranges, local charcuterie, a balancing salad, fruit, and paired wines… and lively conversation all about the history of French cheeses from the various regions.
The fabulous Le Bal du Moulin Rouge, home of the French Can-Can, will delight you with its bright feathery costumes, unique music, and dance from international musicians as well as a world-famous revue. This is Paris at its finest, and the fantastic high-energy show will leave you breathless and entertained.
Experience the Paris jazz scene – with a Paris jazz singer – beginning this private tour with a conversation between you and your concierge and jazz expert to get an understanding of what type of jazz that you’d like to hear. Learn about the history of jazz over a round of drinks and then be enthralled by jazz at a live music venue.
Croissant Making – Learn to make several different types of flaky French breakfast pastries from an expert English speaking French chef. Classes are small, allowing you ample opportunities to ask the chef all your questions about French cuisine—and the recipes you learn in class will be easy to recreate at home with your new understanding of pastry making. At the end of the course, you and your classmates will taste-test desserts on-site, and take leftovers home in a takeaway box.
Several of the Right Bank’s most excellent chocolate shops for an unforgettable tasting experience and learn the fascinating secrets of this delectable dessert and its history. French dark chocolate is considered a luxury product on a par with the best of wines. Each chocolate shop has its personality and specialties, we will enjoy a delicious sampling during this two-hour private tour.
Dine on Le Calife, a 5-star cruising restaurant, through the heart of historical Paris. In a warm and unique setting, view some of the most famous monuments of Paris from the Seine: Notre Dame, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Grand Palais, Les Invalides, and the Eiffel Tower. At sunset, the cruise (which lasts 2 hours) starts at the sound of the “Kromhout,” the original twin engine from 1939. The welcoming crew offers a wide range of cocktails to start the party. Then, enjoy either a traditional French menu worthy of the gastronomic reputation of the capital or menus inspired by India, South Africa, Greece, and the Middle East.
See the classic sights of Paris with this collection of Private & Other Tours. Great for New Travelers.
Embark on a unique and education food experience in Paris with our assortment of tours. Learn to make authentic Parisian meals with our chefs or unwind with a chocolate tour…
Experience our assortment of magical music tours in Paris. Sit and listen up close to an award-winning Master Pipe Organist or learn about the history of Jazz in Paris!
Some parts of France can’t be put into a 2 or 3-hour tour and some just take a while to get to. Venture out of Paris to explore the beaches of Normandy, Giverny, and more.
From perfume to WW2 to where the famous rest, our history tours are a way to see Paris in a different way.
Our art tours are made to really focus on art in a way a large group tour can’t, whether it’s street art or a museum in Paris.
Looking for something particular? We’ll help you find it in Paris. Our shopping tours include Antiques, Wardrobe, and more!
The Château de Fontainebleau, just 35 miles southeast of central Paris, can proudly claim to have been a sovereign residence for eight centuries. Capétiens, Valois, Bourbons, Bonaparte and Orléans, all members of French ruling dynasties, have lived within these walls. The chateau dates back to 1137—and centuries of royals have expanded this former royal hunting lodge to a more than 1,500-room estate. Most of what you’ll see dates back to the 16th century, a combination of Italian Renaissance art and French design, these rooms are some of the most intricate and breathtaking in France. If times allows, you can enjoy lunch in this charming area.
Tour Length: 5 – 6 hours