The Great Paris Layover Tour

Overview

The Great Paris Layover Tour is best booked for your first full day in the city to give you a good overview for your trip. Perfect for the traveler going between two cities and wanting a chance to see Paris in a day, before jetting off to their next destination.

A good amount of walking can be edited for folks suffering jet lag, but families with small children are encouraged to think twice before booking this full 4-6 hour day. It’s ideal for active couples, and small groups, I will meet you at your lodging or airport at the prearranged time and guide you on the second largest public transport system in the world.

By the time you’re on your own, you’ll be an expert navigator and know all the spots that need to be explored further. I will leave you in the Heart of the City with enough time to enjoy a drink before dinner, or I’ll happily direct you back to your lodging to relax before a big night on the town. I will happily customize the tour to your desires and eliminate or add special places you don’t want to miss.

Together we can discuss your other plans so that I can better guide you along the day as to how to make those other events go even smoother. We will have a chance to try some local food on the go, so have a few Euros handy or a debit card for souvenirs.

Don’t forget to wear good shoes. We will be climbing and trekking various paths, stairs, gardens and cobblestone streets.

Heres some highlights: Eiffel Tower, Arch de Triumph, Champs Elysées, Place de Concord, Notre Dame, Palais de Justice, St. Chapelle, Conciergerie Pont Neuf, Pont des Arts, Louvre & the Arch de Triumph de Carousel and the Tuilerie Gardens.

Meeting points

1 Your Hotel/Airbnb
2. 4 Pl. du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France
3. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, 95700 Roissy-en-France, France

Endpoints

Sephora, 3 Pl. Saint-Michel, 75005 Paris, France

Additional details

There are a few logistics we need to get out of the way to ensure the best experience for you. First off we need to determine your timetable if you are indeed on a layover. Also, we need to know if you have luggage or if we need to check it into a locker at the airport.

Please be advised that the airport is approximately 1 hour from the city. You will be required to purchase the RER tickets round trip for the airport, I will assist you when you arrive. We utilize public transport (RER & METRO) But if you have 4 people in your party the Taxi is the same cost as public transit and more comfortable. A private car is available as an upgrade.

We will determine how much time ahead of the flight do you wish to be back before confirming the schedule. Please provide pick-up times and details such as airlines and flight numbers, this enables tracking for flight delays.

Do you have anything that you must see? Other than the Eiffel Tower of course! Generally, we purchase some famous french baguette sandwiches to take back to the airport to maximize your sightseeing time. If time isn’t a concern, we can certainly stop at a cafe en route or at the end of the tour.

We will end at the Fountaine du Saint Michel which is where the RER (train) will take you directly back to the airport. Your Uber app works as well. We will make sure you have tickets and board the correct train, you will travel to CDG on your own. The RER ends at the airport, so you can’t get lost.

Yes, it is a lot of information, but this will ensure the best tour possible for you. Looking forward to hearing back from you! A bientôt!

Tour details

Total Duration: 4-6 hours
Walking Distance: 3-4 miles flat
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Optional Stop for lunch not included in the tour (grab and go available for those in a time crunch)
Additional stop if necessary for Coffee/Restrooms
Accessibility
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Health restrictions
Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions