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Paris: Private or Shared Cruise on the Seine

1. Paris: Private or Shared Cruise on the Seine

Admire the city of love and lights from the water on this Paris cruise. Embark down the Seine, one of the longest rivers in France, and take in Paris’ sights on the riverside, such as the iconic Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Hop on board the boat and get comfortable before taking off from Port Javel Bas. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks on board to fully enjoy your trip. Pets are also welcome. First, you’ll cruise in front of the Statue of Liberty monument, followed by the Eiffel Tower, the Alexander III Bridge, the Orsay Museum, and the Louvre. The boat will pass under the historic Pont Neuf, Europe's oldest stone bridge and the first bridge in Paris. Just beyond it, you will have a unique view of Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Paris Plages, a famous artificial beach located along the Seine. After your scenic cruise around Paris, return to the Port of Javel Bas, where the tour began.

Paris: Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Ticket

2. Paris: Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour with Ticket

Step into the historic Musée d'Orsay, located in the beautiful Beaux Arts building. Discover one of the most popular Paris attractions on a guided tour with tickets included. Learn all about the world-famous masterpieces and acquire unique insights into the artists' work. Designed as an introduction for first-time visitors, this 2.5-hour private tour will get you to the museum’s highlights, as well as some lesser known gems, with the minimum of fuss and stress. Learn about the featured artists of the museum’s collection of 19th-century French art. Explore the backgrounds and individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne and Gauguin. As well as viewing some selected highlights, learn the secrets surrounding the techniques used by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement.

Paris: Musée d’Orsay Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

3. Paris: Musée d’Orsay Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

Skip the long lines to the beautiful Beaux Arts building that is now home to the Musée d’Orsay, and enter an alladin’s cave of French art. Located in a former railway station, the museum contains the world’s best collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, although for a longtime it was overlooked. Now you can learn about this unique period in art history, and see masterpieces by Monet, Courbet, Renoir, Cezanne, and Van Gogh. Along the way your guide will explain the social background and turmoil of the 19th century, providing an in-depth insight into the layered art works. Highlights include “La Source” by Ingres, and “The Birth of Venus” by Bouguereau. Marvel at the realism of Courbet’s “L'Atelier du Peintre” (“The Artist’s Studio”) and “A Burial at Ornans.” See the exquisite colors of Manet’s “Breakfast on Grass” and the “Breakfast on Grass” by Monet. Other Monet paintings are the “Rue Montorgueil” and “Cathedrale de Rouen” series. Admire Renoir’s “Bal du Moulin de la Galette,” and the “Still Life” by Cezanne, as well as Van Gogh’s “Auto-Portrait” and “Starry Night.”

The Orsay Museum: Guided Visit for Families with Children

4. The Orsay Museum: Guided Visit for Families with Children

Specifically adapted to accommodate for children's shorter attention spans this tour is perfect for families with children. Your guide will adapt their language to hold the attention of the children while simultaneously answering any questions you may have. You will feel welcomed as a family while discovering the richness of the museum’s collections in a beautiful setting. In terms of collections, the museum is a prime spot to discover the Impressionist movement. It features painted and sculpted masterpieces by famous artists, including Monet’s Poppies, Manet’s The Luncheon on the Grass and Olympia, Renoir’s Dance at Le moulin de la Galette; Degas’ dancers and Cezanne’s The Card Players. Each work of art in the museum has a story and significance, but your guide will avoid overwhelming you and focus on selected major works. If you or your children are art enthusiasts, your guide will adapt the tour to any requests you may have. What better way to experience the Orsay than to visit as a family? 

Paris: 2-Hour Private Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour

5. Paris: 2-Hour Private Musée d'Orsay Guided Tour

Follow your guide on a 2-hour private tour of the Musée d'Orsay and you’ll be taken to the heart of an exceptional museum that is home to masterpieces of western art from 1848 to 1914. In addition, your expert guide will provide commentary on the many works of art you see. You’ll have the opportunity to admire numerous world-famous masterpieces of the Impressionist Movement, and as you walk along the Museum’s corridors you’ll take in major works of Neoclassicism, Realism, and Symbolism, as well. You’ll also be able to share your opinions with your guide as you discuss works that interest you on this journey of discovery.

Louvre and Musée d'Orsay with Reserved Entry Ticket

6. Louvre and Musée d'Orsay with Reserved Entry Ticket

Enjoy a combined full-day tour of 2 of the most popular museums in Paris and take a journey through the history of art, from the antiquities of Ancient Greece to the groundbreaking art of French Impressionists and post-Impressionists, such as Renoir and Van Gogh. Your tour starts at the legendary Louvre Museum. Home to more than 35,000 works of art, and artifacts from antiquity, the Louvre covers more than 650,000 square feet of exhibition space. Tackling this monument to art on your own can be overwhelming, but your guide will compose a chronological story, starting with Ancient Greek mythology. They will lead you to some of the most celebrated pieces, including the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and tell you which works have made the most significant contributions to the evolution of art and civilization. Following a lunch break, continue to the Musée d'Orsay. Located in a beautiful Beaux Arts building that was formerly used as the Gare d'Orsay railway station, the Orsay focuses on 19th-century French art. Explore the individual styles of artists such as Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, and Gauguin. Learn the secrets surrounding their techniques and discover how a handful of art rebels paved the way for the Impressionist art movement. Reserved entry ticket access to both museums means you will enjoy quicker entry and can spend more time admiring the art. You are free to stay on and continue exploring at the end of your guided tour.

Classic, Romantic Paris: 3-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

7. Classic, Romantic Paris: 3-Hour Vintage 2CV Tour

Discover the many facets of Paris, from its romantic side in Montmartre to its more classic side at the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. Visit lesser-known but fascinating neighborhoods such as the Marais. Your driver will pick you up anywhere in the city center and provide you an authentic 3-hour Parisian experience in a classic, vintage Citroen 2CV, with a convertible roof that offers the best possible views. What you’ll see: Classic Paris: Avenue des Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadéro, Tour Eiffel, Champs de Mars, Ecole Militaire, Invalides, Pont Alexandre 3, Petit et Grand Palais, and Place de la Concorde Romantic Paris: Montmartre, Sacré Cœur, Moulin Rouge, Pigalle, Opéra Garnier, Pyramide du Louvre, Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame, Quai des Grands Augustins, and Musée d'Orsay Unexpected Paris: Place des Vosges, Passage Sully, Village Saint Paul, le Marais, Port de l'Arsenal, Bastille

Orsay Museum with Private Guide

8. Orsay Museum with Private Guide

On arrival, picture yourself in front of a former railway station, transformed into a museum and home to various treasures. But wait, you cannot simply pass through the doors of such an incredible place. First of all, you will have to brave the impressive creatures that stand guard over the entrance to the building, such as a rhinoceros, or an elephant measuring 3 metres in height. Your guide will recount the thousand and one lives that make up the legend of this iconic museum, known throughout the world for its rich collection of impressionist paintings, and shed light on the history of its leading works by equally exceptional artists. Find yourself caught in that magical place between dream and reality, totally immersed in one of the most marvellous pages of the City of Light's history. Tackling impressionism with a visit to the Musée d’Orsay is an incredibly enriching experience, from which everyone can draw enlightenment and reflection. The museum was born out of an association of a small number of artists in the second half of the 19th Century. Heavily criticised at first, it finally came to have a strong influence on the art of the period.

Paris: Guided Private E-bike Sightseeing Tour

9. Paris: Guided Private E-bike Sightseeing Tour

Get ready to explore the city of love on an electric bike. This private guided e-bike tour is the perfect way to see the city's sights while cruising comfortably on your bike. After meeting your guided and being briefed on the tour's itinerary, begin your journey. Immediately feel the thrill of the electric bike, effortlessly gliding down the streets of Paris. Visit some of Paris's most charming neighborhoods, learning about the history and culture of each location. As you cycle past the Eiffel Tower, you'll have the opportunity to take in the stunning views of this iconic landmark. Pass cultural sites such as the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre, where you can appreciate Paris's rich art and history. Your tour won't just take you to the tourist hotspots. Discover the beautiful residential neighborhoods of Paris, where you can enjoy great views of the Eiffel Tower and learn about the city's architecture and urban design. As you make your way through the city, your guide will provide you with interesting facts and stories about Paris, helping you gain a deeper understanding of this beautiful and historic city. You'll feel like a true Parisian as you ride along, experiencing the charm and beauty of the city from a unique perspective. After covering ground quickly, you'll enjoy a well-deserved break near the river bank, where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a coffee. This is the perfect opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of Paris while reflecting on your exciting adventure so far. With your electric bike, you'll breeze around the streets of Paris, experiencing the city in a fun and informative way. This is the ultimate way to see the best that Paris has to offer, and you'll leave with a newfound appreciation for this beautiful city.

Paris: Private Skip-the-Lines Orsay and Louvre Museum Tour

10. Paris: Private Skip-the-Lines Orsay and Louvre Museum Tour

Visit two of the most emblematic museums in Paris with your own private guide during this walking tour of the Orsay Museum and Louvre Museum. Take advantage of skip-the-line entry tickets at both museums Your private guide will pick you up at your centrally located hotel or in front of the Orsay Museum depending on what works best for you. After pickup, your private and personalized walking tour officially starts. Your first stop will be the Orsay Museum (Musée d'Orsay), located in the heart of Paris along the Seine. This historic museum houses the art of the last decades and is famous for having the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces in the world. Stroll through the memorable halls and spot paintings by Claude Monet, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, and much more. As you explore, learn from your guide who is an expert in the art and history of the city. For the second half of the tour, cross the famous bridge of the arts and arrive to the Louvre Museum, known for being the most visited museum in the world. It houses a wide collection from ancient civilizations to the middle of the XIV century. The Louvre's art collection is one of the largest and most extensive in the world and features one of the most significant paintings of all time, the Mona Lisa. In the Louvre, you’ll find prominent artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Jacques-Louis David, François Boucher, and Hans Holbein.

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4.3 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Our guide Artur was fabulous! We got lost on the way to his boat and was late about 15 minutes. He was so nice about it and we really appreciated that! It was a lovely night time cruise and he had champagne, water soda for us plus delicious artisan polish cookies. He showed all the best sites and took pictures of our family at each one. He is very energetic and kind and capable. Highly recommend this tour!

6 days in Paris with a group of 6 adults/young adults, saw all the sights, museums. We unanimously agreed that this tour with Mila R was the highlight! Felt like a walking college art history tour with top professor. Fast paced, lively, loaded with context. Only regret is we wished we could have added an hour, then taken Mila to lunch. She is a lovely person and fantastic guide.

Arthur was an excellent tour guide and boat captain. Knew where all the best photo spots were. Put your cameras and phones away and let Arther be the guide. Best tour on our Paris trip.

Our guide Nadia was excellent! Perfect english, so knowledgable and engaging. We had a great time, even our 14-old loved it!

Excellent tour, guide was knowledgeable and friendly.