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2-Day Tour in Paris

20 Paris top attractions!

$297 — 2 days
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two days in Paris

All the top attractions on “Paris in 2 days” tour with 5 hours each day.

20 must-see sights and a ton of postcard views, memorable photos and lifetime moments. Enjoy!

*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

  1. Louvre 
  2. Jardin des Tuileries 
  3. Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris 
  4. River Seine 
  5. Pont Alexandre III
  6. Place des Vosges 
  7. Walking around Le Marais 
  8. Ile St Louis (quaint 17th century neighborhood) 
  9. Ile de la Cité 
  10. Notre Dame & Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral 
  11. Walking around the Latin Quarter 
  12. Eiffel tower (from the ground) 
  13. Champs de Mars 
  14. Montmartre (stairs, view and quaint neighborhood) 
  15. Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur) 
  16. Moulin Rouge
  17. Arc de Triomphe 
  18. Champs Elysees 
  19. Saint Germain des Pres Quarter (fancy cafés, art galleries, churches) 
  20. Luxembourg Gardens 

Highlights:

  • Private 2-day Paris tour with your friendly local guide;
  • Experience more than 20 Paris attractions;
  • Feel the charm of the most romantic city in the world;
  • Take a photo with the legendary Eiffel Tower as a background;
  • See the biggest museum in the world;
  • Visit Cite Island where the history of Paris began;
  • Take a look at the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral;
  • Climb up to the highest point of Paris;
  • Feel the bohemian spirit of Montmartre;
  • Walk along the most fashionable and expensive street in the world - Champs-Élysées.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

Notre Dame & Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral

First, we'll get to the most recognizable cathedral in the world. Notre-Dame will swallow gigabytes of photos, so bring a spare memory card, you'll be happy you did.

The history of Notre Dame began in 1163 and since then it has been the greatest monument and one of the symbols of Paris. Its architecture is an example of pure Gothic style with some elements of Romanesque style.

The facade with two towers and massive arches looks a bit glum but at the same time very distinct. The cathedral is decorated with lots of sculptures and bas-reliefs. The rooftop is ornamented with fantastic creatures - gargoyles and chimeras looking at Paris. The cathedral spire is 96-meter high and rises over the city.

Climb narrow spiral staircases of 387 steps and feel how incredible, sacred and unique this place really is. 

Ile de la Cité

In Paris there are two islands and we'll see both of them.

Paris tour is impossible without visiting the oldest part of the city and its historical center.

Cite island was the first area in Paris which was settled many years BC. In ancient times the tribe of Parisii lived here and its name gave an origination to contemporary “Paris”. They got busy. Nowadays, there are about 2.5 million "Parisii" in Paris. 

The island is not big, but there are many must-see attractions here: the famous Notre-Dame cathedral, Place Dauphine, Palace of Justice, Tour d’Horloge with the first public clock in Paris, the Conciergerie Prison, Saint Chapelle, archeological crypt of Roman times and a colorful flower market.

The medieval vibe and charming landscape of the island will not leave you indifferent.

Ile St Louis

The second island we're going to see is St Louis, a 17th-century atmospheric neighborhood, home to about 2500 citizens.

People started to populate it only in 18th century. What used to be a place for cattle and wood, has eventually become home for aristocrats and nowadays the richest people of Paris live here. It was a favourite place for Voltaire, Moliere, Rousseau who lived in famous Hotel Lambert.

St Louis island is very quiet and elegant and it’s a real pleasure to walk along its scenic streets.

For the most delicious ice-cream in the world don’t miss a chance to visit legendary Bertillon café which produces more than 70 sorts of extremely tasty ice-cream.

Louvre (only from outside)

Say Bonjour to Paris as we make Louvre our first stop to spot the most romantic and recognizable landmarks on earth. 

Louvre is the largest museum in the world. Join the list of over 9 million people to take in the #1 attraction in Paris each year.  

The first building appeared in 12th century as a tower. Then it was modified many times and Louvre became a palace and residence for French kings. Nowadays it is a real treasury where you can make a journey through the time and distances.

Plunge into thousands of years of history and culture from prehistory to the 21st century and see the biggest collection of art works from ancient times to modern art. Of course it is impossible to even just walk through all rooms in short time. But you obviously wont miss one of the highlights ofLouvre - Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci which is always surrounded by crowds of tourists. 

*Due to the lack of time on the tour, you will only see the outside of the Louvre with your guide, and will have to come back on your own to get inside.

Jardin des Tuileries

After a history and art lesson, let's not get overexcited and restore our balance.

Find inner peace at Tuileries Park. Created in 1564, it is a real model of gardening art and landscape design. Here you will see geometry and perfect proportions in every detail. The park is decorated with statues, ponds, cute fountains.

Slow down and chill out, enjoy the relaxing and calm atmosphere in the center of Paris. You have arrived.

Take a peak at Orangerie museum with a great impressionistic collection including the famous “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet before hitting the historical Opera. 

River Seine

Test your landscape photography skills at one of the most picturesque places of Paris. 

The 776-km long Seine is the main artery of Paris. Paris without Seine is not Paris. Seine is the only one witness of the whole history of the city from the ancient little settlement to contemporary megapolis. The first settlements in this area appeared in 3rd century BC along the Seine riverside.

Seine is often called the independent 21st district of Paris. It divides the city into two parts: right and left sides. Left side is considered to be cultural, historical and bohemian and the right side is trade and business centre. Take your pick!

And, of course, take a boat trip along Seine to see all the main attractions from the river.

We'll take a romantic walk along beautiful embankments to feel the city atmosphere.

Pont Alexandre III

Alexandre III Bridge is on your bucket list, even if you didn't know it. Once you get here you'll realize what a romantic you actually are.

There are many bridges in Paris over Seine river but this one is the most elegant and sophisticated. It was built in 1900 in honor of alliance of Russia and France. The bridge is decorated with statues of angels, nymphs, Pegasus and Russian and French emblems.

Don’t forget to make a wish when you stand in the middle of the bridge! We all want to come back here again one day, right?

Eiffel tower

Sometimes words have two meaning, but Tour Eiffel is just Tour Effel, the one and only, that's how special this tower is.  

If you ask any person in the world “What is the main thing to do in Paris?” the answer will be unanimous: the Eiffel Tower. This 324-meter metal monument was built in 1889 for the world Expo and was planned to be removed. Nobody expected that this tower would be loved, treasured and visited by about 7 million people every year. In average, 25 000 people ascend the main symbol of Paris every day.

The Eiffel Tower is surely № 1 must-see attraction in Paris, the most photographed, the most instagrammed and the most visited. The tower can be seen from almost every point of Paris and it’s impossible to imagine the city without this legendary monument.

For a breathtaking sunrise or sunset take an elevator to heaven - to the 276-meter-high upper platform on the top level which provides a fantastic live show of panoramic views of Paris.

Champs de Mars

The peacefulness of this stop offers a good dose of green memories, iconic views of Eiffel Tower and memorable photos to take home after the tour. 

Located near the Military School this place was named after Mars – the god of war and was used for military parades. This place saw insurrections, festivals, horse races and the first balloon flight in the world made by Blanchard in 1784. Nowadays it’s a beautiful park where many exhibitions take place.

If you happen to be in Paris on Bastille Day, then a gala fireworks display held here is a must-do for you.

Champs-Elysees

If you would walk 1.9 kilometres, then you would make it through all Champs-Elysees.  

The main street of Paris starts at the Arc de Triomphe and runs through  Place de la Concorde. It is the most famous and the most fashionable street in Paris and in the world. It is also considered the most expensive street in Europe.

What's in the menu here: fashionable shops, award-winning restaurants and stylish cafes. There is also Elysee Palace which is a residence of French presidents. No doubt that Champs Elysees is the heart of Paris.

Feel the spirit of the most vibrant place in the city and try a good old-fashioned French croissant with coffee in a local patisserie.

We're making memories here!

Arc de Triomphe

Finally, be transported through time at the Arc de Triomphe and listen to intriguing stories about Napoleon who wanted to immortalize his victories with this Arc.

The constructing started in 1806. The Arch was decorated with majestic bas-reliefs and sculptures and a tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the monument. If you want to see how the eternal flame is re-lit come at 6.30 pm any day.

Located in the center of Place de l’Etoile (or Charles de Gaulle), the Arc is the place where the 12 avenues take their origin and that’s why this place looks like a star.

Parisian Arc de Triomphe is one of the biggest in the world (50 meters high). So if you go up to its rooftop you will be amazed with city views of Paris and have all landmarks of Paris in the palm of your hand. Yes, including Eiffel Tower. Of course!

How's that for today?

Day 2

Place des Vosges

If you are a dam enthusiast, this might be the best place for you in Paris. 

Place des Vosges is the oldest square in Paris. And the most original. It has a shape of perfect square, each side is exactly 140 meters long. It is also the most enclosed square which has only one street going through it. All buildings here have the same style and built of bricks and stones in red and grey colors. Many famous people such as Victor Hugo and Cardinal Richelieu lived here.

Hit art workshops, antique shops, fashionable boutiques, sample French food at restaurants, chill at bars and listen to street musicians. Maximum French taste (no filters). 

Le Marais

Marais Quarter has been the Jewish district in Paris from 13th century, and has rich history and culture. Nowadays, it is home to a large Chinese community.

For all the rest Le Marais is the showcase of Paris' best assets: arostocratic environment, fashionable setting, authentic restaurants and trendy cafes with delicious food, beautiful architecture, cozy courtyards and lovely streets, shops to buy anything you want and a lively nightlife.

Sneak a peak at the Pompidou National Centre of Art and Culture - one of the most visited places in Paris.

Latin Quarter

What's more amazing than sunset in Paris? Only sunrise! Latin Quarter is the most charming district of Paris to meet sunrise.

It’s called Latin because of Latin language which used to be spoken by students and professors living here. It is often called Students’ residence because it's home to universities and schools including the famous Sorbonne, the main French university for many centuries.

Don't worry, we won't make you speak Latin or study anything. We do, however, want you to enjoy a unique atmosphere of the neighborhood.

at sunrise it looks all kinds of romantic!

You will take in old narrow streets, beautiful architecture and tiny lively French bistros. Here you will find a glorious restaurant “Le Procope” which was founded in 1686 and became a meeting point for writers and philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment such as Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire.

Luxembourg Gardens

Next, roll into the Luxembourg Gardens, a huge palace and park complex founded in 1611. 

You will remember this place for endless statues, fountains, monuments and figures of French queens. The highlight of the Gardens is Medici Fountain.​

The main building here is Luxembourg Palace – a gorgeous monument with elements of Renaissance and Baroque style. Nowadays it’s a place for French Senate sessions. 

Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

Do you want to feel like a Germanopratin? Let's take a tour of Sain Germain and feel like residents of this quarter. 

Saint Germain des Pres is a wonderful neighborhood and it’s perfect for observing the everyday life of Paris. It is a respectable and luxury area, full of art galleries, boutiques, bookstores and fancy cafes.

Don't skip the oldest church in Paris – Saint Germain des Pres, originally constructed in 6th century. 

It's a wine drinker's dream and an ideal place for gourmets, so switch off and indulge in authentic French cuisine and wine. You may want to grab a lunch on our way to the majestic Luxembourg Gardens. Hit up a classic French restaurant Les Deux Magots, which has a reputation of being the place for intelectual elite of Paris. 

Montmartre

Paint your own Paris story taking amazing pictures at this quaint and unique neighborhood with its own atmosphere, history and incredible magnetism. Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and many many other artists were also magnetized to Montmartre and had their art stuidos here.

Montmartre became a synonym of bohemian life. You will be charmed with scenic streets, cozy cafes, street artists. Here you can find many galleries, the biggest flea market in Paris, many shops with antiques and artworks. Among other landmarks in Montmartre are the funiculaire de Montmartre, the Moulin Rouge, the wall of Love and the place Pigalle.

The famous Tertre square was considered the heart of modern art in early 20th century and Pigalle square is known as Paris Red light district. Montmartre is the highest point of Paris. To reach it you can use a special bus or funicular. But we advise you to use the famous Montmartre stairs with 237 steps and enjoy your walk for spectacular views of Paris. No pain, no gain, remember?

Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre (Sacre-Coeur)

Ever wondered what pearls look like? Sacre-Coeur can be surely called the pearl of Paris.

Located on the highest point of Montmartre hill, this basilica will dazzle you with its beauty and pure whiteness. The interior is also fantastic: colorful stained-glass windows, beautiful mosaics and wall-paintings decorate the basilica. The biggest bell in Paris located in Sacre-Coeur weighs 19 tones.  

The campanile is 100 meters high and from there you can see the whole Paris, dramatic panorama view! Have a guided tour here in the afternoon and come back later for a glass of bubbles to enjoy the glow of sunset. How's the bliss?

Moulin Rouge

Want to join dance classes but need some inspiration? Moulin Rouge will do the trick!

Among all Paris attractions Moulin Rouge has a special place. It is a real legend and the most famous cabaret in the world. Here the legendary cancan was danced for the first time. Having a history of more than 100 years, Moulin Rouge saw a great amount of famous people like Picasso, Oscar Wilde and Toulouse-Lautrec. 

We'll be passing Café des Deux Moulins, the filming location for the movie Amelie. Romance is always in the air in Paris!

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris (only from outside)

Release your inner artist and architect at the Louvre of Opera, in other words the most famous opera house in the world.

Almost 2000-seat Palais Garnier is famous by the fact that here is located Paris Opera which is one of the greatest and most famous opera theatres in the world. The palace is an example of eclectic architecture in beaux-arts style. It amazes with its majesty and beauty.

 

By the end of the tour you'll have nailed 3 must-do things in Paris: you've seen the pearl of Paris, been a Germanopratin, and climbed up to the highest point of the city, let alone living a highlife with French croissants on Champs-Elysees and French wine on Montmartre. Or Saint Germain.

You could pass a French now, mon ami!

 

  • * The itinerary is subject to change

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Activity Level: moderate
Maximum travelers: 5
Meet up & End location: lobby of your hotel
Start time: any time
Extra hours: If you are having a good time and want your Paris tour last a little bit longer, you are welcome to do that. Please note: You will be charged 25 USD per an extra hour.
Tipping suggestions: If you feel like you had a good experience, your guide would appreciate a tip. It's not mandatory. It's your decision whether you want to give your guide a tip.

What you get:

  • + A friend in Paris.
  • + Private & customized tour.
  • + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
  • + An authentic experience of local life.
  • + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
  • + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants. 
  • + A photo session amongst spectacular Paris scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.

*This two days Paris tour can be modified to meet your preferences.

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  • It was our first trip to Paris and I can definitely say it was love at first sight. As we only had two days to spend in the city, we wanted to experience it to the fullest. Vasilije is the best guide you could ever find, she took us to the Louver, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre and some other famous places. Looking at the shiny Eifel Tower in the evening while drinking vine in a restaurants was one of the most romantic moments in my life. Every minute there seemed like the second honey moon for me and my wife. We will definitely consider coming back in the future.

    Kevin Frisbie, New Zealand, Apr 30, 2016

  • Great time with the Two days in Paris tour. Julien showed me some cool historical places and introduced the best vinery shops in the city. As I wanted to practice the language, Julien was glad to speak French with me, and he also taught me some new words which I immediately put down in my vocabulary. I’ve been to Paris before, but this trip is definitely the one I will remember the most.

    Karolina Baranowski, Poland, Apr 30, 2016

  • Even though the first day it was cloudy and rainy, we still managed to have a great time and see how vibrant and romantic local life can be during the mucky weather. Luxembourg Gardens looked even more special in the rain and the grey view of the Notre Dame cathedral has reminded us of how much it suffered during the French Revolution. Elsa has shared many stories about the history of the city and its modern life. She also took us on a tour through the most untouristic streets of Paris where you can see the local life from the inside. We are very grateful to Elsa who made our Parisian experience so special, and we will always remember those two wonderful days spent in Paris.

    Dennis Meyer, Germany, Apr 30, 2016

  • It was one of the most memorable tours we had. Oliver supervised us during the whole trip and told many interesting things about the city, which you normally won’t find in textbooks. He took us to the most famous places in Paris: Champs Elysees, Notre Dame and the Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Luxembourg Gardens - and it was a breathtaking feeling to finally see all those places in real. Oliver was incredibly helpful, informative and friendly. We will definitely recommend him and the “Two Days in Paris” tour to our friends and relatives.

    Alexander Weber, Germany, Apr 30, 2016