First time? Level 1 --> Paris for beginners


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Dutch (fluent), English (fluent), French (fluent), German (conversational)

Private customized introduction tour at your own pace!

This is THE KEY tour for a first time visit! After this classic tour you will be prepared to unveil more of Parisian secrets and hidden places.

I will introduce you to the city from its origins : Ile de la Cité. From there on we will go through Parisian history and with the help of some of its known and lesser known places I will tell and show you the story of Paris. Let me surprise you with some of my anecdotes!

I will also give you a PRACTICAL guide on how to adapt to Parisian life, how to use the public transportation, 'metro', lots of ideas of where to go and when's the best time, how to avoid lines, recommendations for restaurants and much more!


Pick up at hotel or location as wished.
Take public transportation-metro to discover Ile de la Cité; the origins of Paris, see among others:
Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie, Palace of Justice, Ile Saint Louis. Walk along the river Seine, see St Michel (timewise have a short walk in Saint Germain or latin quarter to check out bakeries, pastry shops and revolution stories OR le Marais) place Dauphine, Pont Neuf, Pont des Arts, Louvre, Orsay, French Institut, Tuileries gardens, Concorde, French Parlement, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Grand and Petit Palais, Hôtel des Invalides, Pont Alexandre III, musée du Quai Branly, Tour Eiffel (view on).

Depending on your location, we can also start at the Eiffel tower and do the tour the other way around.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, or nearest metro station or another place where you'd like to start in Paris or near suburb.

End location: Flexible, it's up to you, I can bring you back to your hotel or to a museum or nice restaurant.

Duration: 6 hours


Walking, metro and on request a bike.

What’s Included

- Customized private tour itinerary
- My service and knowledge as your personal guide in Paris
- Recommendations for your stay
- taxes

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euro - For public transportation and a coffee or a snack on the way

What’s Extra

Public transportation costs
Entrance tickets to museums

A Recent Review of this tour

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. Our private tour with Susanne on our first full day in Paris was the perfect way to start our week. She taught us enough practical and cultural things to put us at ease in in the city and generally get us oriented. Her extensive knowledge of history and present day Paris was interesting and entertaining. Our comfort level and confidence with navigating and enjoying the city during our stay was greatly enhanced by the tour. Thank you so much Susanne!
Orlo Elfes

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