Your half-day, private custom-made Paris guided tour combined with a half-day private Versailles tour.
- Free visit of Castle with audio-guides
- Tour lasts eight hours
- Private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
Your "in-house" Driver-Guide will pick you up at your hotel, or your apartment. He will take you to the main historical places on the Seine’s left and right banks, sharing with you his passion for Paris, driving you in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. It is your Tour, totally custom-made to fit your desires: YOUR way, and nobody else's.
Discuss your wishes for your Tour with your "in-house" Driver-Guide, or simply let him drive you around, enjoying Paris's magic in all simplicity. You will pass by The Opéra Garnier, the most famous Opera House in the world, then the Place Vendôme (our most luxurious square) epitomized by its Jewelers, Fashion House & Hotels, and the Place de la Bastille; dominated by the Tour of July erected on the original site of the Bastille Fortress; stormed and destroyed during the French Revolution. Afterwards, you will arrive in the historical and religious heart of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral, famous worldwide for its gothic architecture and of course the backdrop for Victor Hugo’s most famous novel. You will then pass by The Louvre Museum, the world's most famous museum thanks to its art collections, and Place de la Concorde (the place where Marie-Antoinette lost her head!). Then on to the Madeleine Church, before heading onwards and upwards to the quintessentially Parisian Quarter of Montmartre, where you can visit the Sacré Coeur, notable for its eastern Byzantine architecture; unique for a church in Paris.
Once you’ve experienced all of these places, you will be driven through The Champs Elysées, the world famous Parisian Avenue, considered by many as the "most beautiful in the world". Your "in-house" Driver-Guide will naturally have in mind your desire to take pictures and will schedule regular photo stops; however, feel free to ask him when you wish to take pictures, he will gladly stop (according to traffic) for your souvenirs!
Enchanted, you will then head off to The Trocadéro, where you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower (maybe take a picture of yourself holding it up with your fingertips!) And, last but not least, your driver will take you to The Eiffel Tower herself (The Iron Lady is one of her nicknames)..You could then ask your "in-house" Driver-Guide to show you some other lesser-known, but nevertheless fascinating places; which, with your driver’s vast knowledge, will help you live a truly unforgettable experience of Paris.
As it is a Full-Day Tour, ask your driver where you would like to have lunch, depending on your tastes and budget, he will find a place which will suit you perfectly.
Once you have finished your lunch, it’s off to Versailles Palace; just a stone’s throw away and one of the greatest symbols of our Old Monarchical system: remnant of the “Ancien Régime". It is a dream place, taking you back through French history; perfectly represented by this magnificent testimony to the Sun King's extravagance and endless thirst for Grandeur. Your "in-house" Driver-Guide will highly recommend you the "Skip the Line" formula, in order to avoid any unnecessary queuing, which can be very long during the high season. It is the guarantee of a confirmed reservation as well as the entrance tickets. If you wish to take that option, your "in-house" Driver-Guide will take care of the formalities of the Ticket Office, and you will enter without stress, free to visit the Palace with Audio-Guides available in your Mother Tongue.
Walk in the unique and unrivalled Hall of Mirrors (357 in all), followed by the Royal Chapel, as well as the King and Queen's Royal Apartments. Take a look and admire the Royal Opera, an auditorium constructed entirely from wood, making it one of the most acoustic "live" theatres in the world, still in use nowadays with hundreds of seats. You will be stunned by the Gardens (Europe's largest royal gardens) and the beauty of the Fountains (Apollo, Latona, Neptune,...) all created by our world famous landscape gardener, André Le Nôtre.
Once you have finished this truly unforgettable day, your "in-house" Driver-Guide will drive you back safely to your hotel, or apartment.