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Tours of Paris

Explore the city by bus, boat, bike and more

Take the stress out of navigating the city, and let someone else do the map-reading for you on an organised Paris tour. These experienced companies offer years of professional touring experience, and often unparalleled knowledge of Paris. So sit back, relax, and let Paris unfold before you. The following companies offer hop-on, hop-off bus tours of the city with commentary. Call or check online for precise routes. Prices are for one day only, but other fares (for multiple days) may be available.

Les Cars Rouges, www.carsrouges.com. Tickets €24; €12 4-11s.
Cityrama, www.pariscityrama.com. Tickets €29; €15 4-11s.
Paris l’Open Tour, http://paris-opentour.com. Tickets €29; €15 4-11s.
Paris Vision, http://fr.parisvision.com. Tickets €22. Fat Tire Bike Tours, http://fattirebiketours.com/paris. Tickets €24. Bike tours of the city, with the main tour starting at the south leg of the Eiffel Tower. Tours run daily at 11am, with a 3pm tour added in summer. Check online for full details. Cruising along the Seine is a delightful way to see Paris. The companies below all run a variety of tours on the river. Most boats depart from the quays in the 7th and 8th, and proceed to go on a circuit around the islands. Check online for full tour details and times: many companies operate more than one type of tour, though the basic tour usually runs every 20-60mins in summer. Rates are for one day only, though other tickets may be available.

Pont de l’Alma 8th (, www.bateaux-mouches.fr). Mº Alma-Marceau. Tickets €10; €5 reductions; free under-4s.
Bateaux Parisiens
Port de la Boudonnais, 7th (, www.bateauxparisiens.com). RER Champ de Mars. Tickets €11; €5 reductions; free under-3s.
Batobus Tour Eiffel
Various stops (, www.batobus.com). Tickets €12; €6 reductions.
Vedettes de Paris
Port de Suffren, 7th (, www.vedettesdeparis.com). Mº Bir-Hakeim. Tickets €11; €5 reductions; free under-4s.
Vedettes du Pont-Neuf
Sq du Vert-Galant, 1st (, www.vedettesdupontneuf.com). Mº Pont-Neuf. Tickets €11; €6 under-12s; free under-4s.


Marta Monteiro
Marta Monteiro

Discover Walks is a great option for a good walking tour and the best thing is it's done with locals all around the city and you pay what you want! www.discoverwalks.com

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