Paris Solo travelers' tours

Our most recommended Paris Solo travelers' tours

Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs and Summit by Elevator

1. Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs and Summit by Elevator

Meet your guide and enter the tower to climb up 704 steps over 30 flights. Catch your breath at the provided rest stops and see a side of the Eiffel Tower you would miss if you ascended all the way by elevator. Upon arrival at the first level, take a well-earned break. Stand on the new glass floor, and experience an interactive exhibit. En route to the second level, hear little-known fun facts about the tower's original color and its twinkling lights. Experience a unique sense of accomplishment upon arriving at the 2nd level. Your guide will tell you about the monuments you can see below, such as the Sacre-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées. Then, continue your adventure on your own by taking the elevator to the tower's summit. Once there, see Gustave Eiffel’s office, and admire the views over Paris from high up. When you are ready, take the elevator back down to street level to continue with your day.

Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

2. Paris: Skip-the-Line Arc de Triomphe Rooftop Tickets

The Arc de Triomphe is a Neoclassical take on the ancient Roman triumphal arch style. Fifty meters tall, the view from the platform atop the arch is well worth the hike. See the dozen Parisian avenues radiating out from the arch into the City of Light. Paris is one of the most fascinating places in the world and you will find yourself right at its center. Inspired by the great arches of ancient Rome, Napoleon commissioned the Arc de Triomphe shortly after his victory at Austerlitz. Unfortunately, he never lived to see its completion. At the base of the arch, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier pays tribute to the 1.3 million French soldiers who died in World War I. Behold the eternal flame that is rekindled at 6.30 PM each evening. In addition, there is a must-see exhibition that explains the symbolic importance of this monument. The view from the top of the arch is worth climbing the 284 stairs. From your privileged position, survey all of Paris. Unlike the obligatory Eiffel Tower trip, getting into the Arc de Triomphe is an effort not all tourists undertake. Plus, with skip-the-line tickets, you'll hardly have to break stride on your way in.

Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

3. Paris: Musée de l'Orangerie Reserved Entrance Ticket

Discover the Musée de l'Orangerie in your own time with a reserved access entrance ticket. Say goodbye to long waiting lines and waiting for ticket booths to open with your pre-booked ticket. Explore the museum at your own pace without waiting for large group tours to move in sync so as to maximize your time marveling at the renowned art inside. Visit the Musée de l'Orangerie—an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings located in the west corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Though most famous for being the permanent home for eight Water Lilies murals by Claude Monet, see the museum's other works by Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Rousseau, Alfred Sisley, Chaim Soutine, and Maurice Utrillo, among others. Feel a closer connection between the two parts of the collection thanks to the new layout of the Musée de l’Orangerie: Water Lilies and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the early 20th century. Enjoy the elegant, fluid, educational, and stimulating circuit. At the entrance to the collection, see large polyptychs by Joan Mitchell (loan from the Musée national d’Art moderne) and large-scale works by the modern 'primitives' (Picasso, Douanier Rousseau, Derain, Modigliani, Matisse, etc.). The monographic galleries allow you to get a new, more up-close, and comfortable perspective of the works. Simply show your voucher directly at the dedicated entrance for visitors with pre-bought tickets. After a security check, walk straight inside.

Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

4. Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

Travel through Normandy on the way to the medieval Mont-St-Michel on a day trip from Paris aboard an air-conditioned bus. Choose to go alone, with a live guide, or with an audio guide. Discover the UNESCO-listed island and its Gothic abbey. Learn of its fascinating history and legendary stories. Depart Paris and travel through the French countryside by an air-conditioned bus to the amazing fortified city of Mont Saint-Michel off the Normandy coast. Sit back and relax and get stunning views of the countryside along the way. Stop for a break at a nearby village dating back to the days of the Normans, and stroll the winding streets and narrow pathways to find the best views of the bay. Continue to the mouth of the Couesnon River, where Mont-Saint-Michel was built on an islet just a few hundred meters from the mainland. Spend the afternoon exploring the remarkable monuments of the walled city, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1979. Take time to discover the rocky islet at your own pace. Climb along the ramparts to make your way up to the abbey at the top of the town. Visit the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel with an included entrance ticket. this Benedictine building has played a vital role in the history of the commune and the feudal society it represents. Marvel at this magnificent example of Gothic architecture from the early 13th century. Admire views of the surrounding bay before leaving Mont-Saint-Michel in the late afternoon. Be driven back to the French capital to get dropped off at the starting point.

Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs

5. Eiffel Tower: Tour to 2nd Floor by Stairs

Meet your guide to hear an introduction about the iconic tower and its creator. Then, enter the tower to climb up 704 steps over 30 flights. Catch your breath at the provided rest stops and see a side of the Eiffel Tower you would miss if you took the elevator. Upon arrival at the first level, take a well-earned break. Stand on the new glass floor, and explore the interactive exhibit telling the story of the monument's construction. Once you've reached the 2nd level observation deck, experience a unique sense of accomplishment. Take in the views of all the sights surrounding you and hear about the monuments and districts you can see from your guide, such as Montparnasse, Les Invalides, the Sacre-Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Élysées.

Paris: 3-Course Lunch Cruise on the River Seine

6. Paris: 3-Course Lunch Cruise on the River Seine

Enjoy panoramic views of Paris from a glass-enclosed boat as you sail down the River Seine at lunch time. Board the boat at Port Solferino on the Quai Anatole France, and enjoy a delicious 3-course meal as you cruise past some of the city’s most historic landmarks, such as the ornate façade of the Musée d’Orsay in the Beaux-Arts railway station of the former Gare d'Orsay. Pass the iron-lattice Eiffel Tower, and see the Gothic face of Notre Dame. Glide past the palatial home of the Louvre Museum, marvel at the bombastic building of the French National Assembly, and cruise under the magnificent Pont Neuf. Along the way, you will be served a variety of starters, followed by your choice of a main course, and a selection of gourmet desserts with coffee to end. Return to Port Solferino to continue your Paris adventures on your own. Menu: Starter at choice: Duck Foie Gras, return from the harvest, red fruit chutney, tonka bean tuile or Smoked salmon, lime powder, tomato tartar, artichokes, sour beetroot or Green gazpacho, cucumber, zucchini, spinach, vegetable melimelo Main course at choice: Yellow poultry supreme, zucchini gratin, colored carrots, lemon basil sauce or Fillet of sea bream, creamy spelled with peas, shellfish sauce with tarragon, vegetables from our orchards or Piece of Beef, zucchini gratin, small spleens, Southern condiment (+ 7€) Artichoke tartar, split pea velouté, eggplant chips  Dessert at choice: Fresh lemon finger, crispy with feuillantine or Raspberry chou, lychee, rose, chocolate puck, wild berry coulis or All Chocolate Rock, hazelnut chips  Coffee or tea

From Paris: Day Trip to Bruges with Seasonal Canal Cruise

7. From Paris: Day Trip to Bruges with Seasonal Canal Cruise

Escape Paris for the day and cross the border to the capital of the West Flanders region of Flemish Belgium. The full-day tour, with round-trip transfers from central Paris, will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bruges, sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North.” Enjoy a guided walk of the historically rich center, admiring the gothic-style City Hall, the ornate Renaissance architecture of the Place du Bourg, and the 12th-century Basilique du Saint-Sang (Basilica of the Holy Blood), among other attractions. Free time will be allocated for lunch at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy Belgian specialties, such as traditional moules frites (mussels and French fries) and an extensive selection of Belgian beers. A visit to the Groeningemuseum, home to Flemish master painters, such as van Eyck and Hieronymous Bosch is a popular way to spend an afternoon in Bruges. Alternatively, shop for handmade lace and Belgian chocolates in the city’s boutique stores. During the summer season, choose the guided option to enjoy a boat cruise along some of the most famous canals of Bruges, built as far back as the 12th century.

Paris: Early Evening Dinner Cruise on the River Seine

8. Paris: Early Evening Dinner Cruise on the River Seine

Enjoy panoramic views of the Paris illuminations on an early evening dinner cruise down the River Seine, and enjoy a gourmet menu of classic French cuisine along the way. Board the boat at Port Solferino on the Quai Anatole France, and take your seats at your designated table. Set off in the cool ambiance of dusk, and cruise past some of the city’s most iconic monuments. See the ornate façade of the Musée d’Orsay, housed in the Beaux-Arts railway station of the former Gare d'Orsay. Enjoy panoramic views from the glass-enclosed vessel as you pass the iron-lattice Eiffel Tower, the Gothic edifice of Notre Dame, and the palatial home of the Louvre Museum. Marvel at the bombastic building of the French National Assembly, and cruise under the historic Pont Neuf. Along the way, you will be served a menu with a starter, main course, and a gourmet dessert with coffee or tea to end. Return to Port Solferino by 20:15 to continue your evening adventures on your own. Starters Seared salmon, leek compote with grain crisp Main course (for both departures) Suprême of young guinea hen, mashed potatoes, fricassee of local mushrooms, vin jaune sauce or  Fillet of sea bream, parsnip mousseline, honey-roasted carrots with thyme or  Steak with shiitake mushrooms and small cauliflower soufflé (+€9) or  Polenta with truffles, seasonal vegetable medley (Veg) Desserts L’instant by Paris seine (mini cheesecake/chocolate finger cake) or  Pear and chocolate crumble Drinks Coffee or tea A la carte drinks and cheese are available to purchase on board, including a wide selection of cocktails, wines, beers, and soft drinks.

From Paris: Giverny Day Trip with Audio Guide or Live Guide

9. From Paris: Giverny Day Trip with Audio Guide or Live Guide

Enjoy a half-day trip to the former home of Claude Monet, one of the most famous painters of French Impressionism. Located in the tiny hamlet of Giverny on the banks of the River Seine, 50 miles west of Paris, the house and gardens were bequeathed to the Académie des Beaux-Arts by his son in 1966. They were opened as a public museum in 1980 following large-scale restoration work. Depending on the option you choose, your tour will either be guided, audio-guided or at your own leisure.  Depart Paris and travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach. As there is no direct public transport to Giverny, this is the ideal way to get there. You will drive via the western districts of Paris and take the Normandy motorway as far as Bonnières. After crossing the River Seine at Vernon, continue to Giverny through the wooded plateaus of Eure. Giverny attracted several Impressionist painters in the 19th-Century, most following the lead of the movement’s founder, Claude Monet, who lived there for 43 years. Visit the Master’s house, where the spectacular colors and enchanting garden were designed like a work of art. Be dazzled by the flowerbeds and plants and get a sense of the artist’s feelings and inspirations as you stand in front of the famous water lilies and weeping willows in the delightful water garden.

Paris: Private Speakeasy and Hidden Bar Tour

10. Paris: Private Speakeasy and Hidden Bar Tour

Discover a variety of Parisian bars and speakeasies on a guided tour. Each bar has a different atmosphere and vibe. Some bars have hidden passageways, hidden doors you will pass through, secret shots, some require passwords for entry while others are only accessible by invitations.

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What people are saying about Paris

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4,080 reviews

Me and my wife loved it here. It felt so underrated. The architecture i beautiful. The history is beautiful. The roof top has incredible views of Paris.

What an amazing way to begin our Paris trip, gave us all a real clear picture of the city and landmarks. Stunning view

Excellent experience, We do recommend. Very Nice the live Music session, a very Nice surprise.

The view from the top of the Arc De Triomphe was spectacular after the sunset

Lovely drive there, pretty house and lovely gardens