Day Trips from Paris

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Our most recommended Paris Bus & Minivan Tours

  • Paris Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: Classic, Premium or Deluxe

    1. Paris Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: Classic, Premium or Deluxe

    Enjoy fantastic views and experience the charming atmosphere of Paris aboard an open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Choose from a 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket or upgrade to the 48-hour option, which includes a ticket for a Seine River cruise.

    Drive-by iconic attractions like Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Sacre Coeur. Take in the sights at the lavish Champs-Elysées and admire the historical Grand Palais, Opera Garnier, and Louvre Museum. The city's elegance, history, and majestic architecture will take your breath away. The fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 15 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at the Eiffel Tower at Quai Branly facing Pont d’ Léna. Guests may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Location highlights include: • Tour Eiffel • Champ de Mars • Opera Garnier ...

    Great way to get to know the layout of the city. Bus started on time and ran past the scheduled time to make sure that everyone got picked up from the more remote stops. Great experience!

  • Paris: Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

    2. Paris: Tootbus Hop-on Hop-off Discovery Bus Tour

    Check out all the wonderful things Paris has to offer in a day or two when you hop on board this Paris Discovery tour. From the comfort and convenience of 100% eco-friendly buses, see iconic sights such as the Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, Orsay Museum, Concorde, Champs-Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Grand Palais and many more. Get a first overview of the city, make your way around, pick the sights you want to explore in more detail, and hop-off at the closest location to visit the landmarks and attractions. See the top art masterpieces and paintings at the Louvre Museum, stop at Notre Dame and take a moment to admire its architecture from the left bank of the Seine, shop in the Champs-Elysées or climb the top of the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower for the best views of the city Don't miss the opportunity to walk around the most...

    Très bonne expérience. Les principaux monuments de Paris sont abordés. Je regrette néanmoins que le temps d arret devant certains monuments soit si court.

  • From Paris: Fairytale Loire Castles with Wine Tasting

    3. From Paris: Fairytale Loire Castles with Wine Tasting

    From Paris, head to Château de Chambord. Disney fans will find this castle’s turrets familiar; it was the inspiration for the castle in "Beauty and the Beast." Though originally conceived as a royal hunting lodge, it was built to a scale that must be seen to be believed.

    Learn all about the castle’s captivating history from your guide, before getting your own chance to explore. Climb a staircase supposedly designed by Da Vinci, enjoy spectacular turret-framed rooftop views, and glimpse wild deer around the grounds.

    Having worked up an appetite, get back on the bus and continue on to the next stop: the quaint town of Blois. Take some free time to enjoy lunch (at your own expense) in one of the restaurants located around the beautiful and vibrant Square Louis XII.

    Alternatively, grab a bite and visit ...

    This was a wonderful day with a lot to see and do - from the magical castles to the wine-tasting and walking. The guide Addie was so informative and interesting, and the driver Eric was excellent. Everything was made easy. The guide gave tips on the best way to view a site so that you can maximise the visit - such as which rooms to see first and then what to do if there is still time. Because of this information, I made sure to fit in some of the things to do "at the end" - such as visiting the flower garden or the horse stables. I loved the little restaurant too in Blois, and had a relaxing lunch.

  • Paris: Tootbus Night Bus Tour

    4. Paris: Tootbus Night Bus Tour

    Experience the magic and romance of Paris at night from the second story of an open-top bus. Enjoy breathtaking views of the beautifully illuminated monuments and top landmarks. Pass by the opera house, the Place Vendôme, the Concorde, the Champs Elysées, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre Dame, the Moulin Rouge, and many more important destinations. Start your 1.5-hour tour at the meeting point and get ready to experience the City of Light in all its splendor.

    The audio tour barely had any commentary. It gave one rather uninteresting fact about every 7-8 minutes

  • Paris: Full-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Tour & Cruise

    5. Paris: Full-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Classic Tour & Cruise

    This amazing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Paris will allow you to explore the city's top attractions at your own pace. Enjoy this Paris sightseeing tour by day to discover the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, the historic grounds of the Louvre, the impressive Arc de Triomphe and much more. This unique city tour will take you to more than 50 key points of interest all around Paris. Experience the beautiful avenues, the stunning architecture and picturesque views at the top of an open air bus. Hop-on or hop-off at your leisure to create your own customized journey around the city. The tour will include an informative and entertaining commentary that will guide you through the city. To see the city from a different perspective, your hop-on hop-off city tour will be combined with a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River. The 1-hour cruise will take you past many stunning monuments an...

    Excellent job. Office and driver very helpful. Credit card system needs upgrading.

  • From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

    6. From Paris: Day Trip to Champagne with 8 Tastings & Lunch

    Tour starts at your hotel (if located in Paris) or at the central Paris meeting point. Your driver guide will pick you up in a cozy air-conditioned minivan at around 7.30 AM. Enjoy tasty croissants on the way to Champagne, while your guide tells you all you need to know about the sparkling universe of champagne! Once you arrive in Champagne, you'll start your day with a visit to a very prestigious Estate (Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Mercier etc. depending on supplier availability). Discover never-ending galleries filled with bottles and of course, finish the guided-tour with a tasting. Back in your air-conditioned minivan, admire the landscapes and stop in the heart of the vineyard to enjoy a masterclass led by your wine expert guide. He will teach you the basis of the wine professional tasting. Then you will practice by enjoying a special cuvee. Next stop is for lunch in a family...

    What a fantastic day, in spite of it being rainy, cloudy and overcast! Bastein provided us with a great narrative of the region during our time together and I was sorry to see our day come to an end. Our lunch with a French producer was just delightful…..food was delicious and our host shared her love of champagne and food with such a beautiful smile! So glad we added this trip to our Paris itinerary.

  • From Paris: Full-Day Mont Saint Michel Tour

    7. From Paris: Full-Day Mont Saint Michel Tour

    From Paris, board a private bus to the island of Mont Saint Michel. On the journey, listen as your guide provides interesting stories from the history of the abbey. Follow your guide on an orientation tour to ensure you see the most important attractions, including the hilltop Abbey of Mont Saint Michel. Enjoy a few hours at your leisure to explore the abbey and soak up the splendor of its interior with an audio guide tour, or stroll in the picturesque streets. Choose from a variety of lunch options ranging from dining rooms with rustic meat to sophisticated restaurants with bay view terraces specializing in seafood. Or, stop by one of the Mont Saint Michel's creperies to feast on galettes (buckwheat pancakes) with Normandy cider. In the late afternoon, board the bus for a return journey to Paris.

    Our tour guide Addy did a very good job conducting our tour. Very outgoing and interested in the people on the tour. The bus was very up to date and the drivers did a great job.

  • From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens

    8. From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens

    Venture into the grand ball and state rooms of the Palace of Versailles on a full-day tour from Paris. Choose from one of 3 departure points in the French capital for your transfer by comfortable bus. Upon arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument, a trilingual host will escort you to the château, where an informative audio guide available in 11 languages delves deep into the heart of court life. Learn how the Palace of Versailles grew from a hunting lodge for Louis XIII before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Explore the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the opulent State Apartments. Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV ("The Sun King"), and stroll among gardens designed by André Le Notre at your own pace. On Tuesdays, and at weekends, your ticket includes the legendary musical fountains show. Watch ...

    We enjoyed our tour and everything about the booking was very good. That said, we had not nearly enough time to do both the gardens and the Palace. Also, had we known about it, we would have immediately headed to the line to rent an electric golf cart. They are in very limited supply and this would have been the way to see all the gardens although hardly enough time to stop and enjoy all of the gardens in detail. The Palace was doable in three to four hours and we enjoyed that although it is a shame that it is so dark in many of the rooms. The paintings are dark as well and the room lighting is bad to horrible. Sometimes the only light comes from large windows which put so much glare on the paintings they are impossible to see. But overall, it is a tour not to be missed. The audio guides provide excellent information and to us were mandatory. Our host was very accommodating and made sure everything ran like clockwork.

  • Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

    9. Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

    Enjoy an unforgettable day trip from Paris, and visit the Normandy Landing Beaches, where the outcome of changed World War II and the future of Europe forever. Learn about the dramatic events of 6 June 1944, with round-trip minibus transfers from Paris. Drive through the Normandy countryside to discover some of the most significant sites of the campaign. During the day, you will go to Omaha Beach, see the German Bunkers, visit Operation Overlord Museum, and travel to Pointe du Hoc. Best-known as the site of the heroic assault by U.S. Rangers on D-Day, Pointe du Hoc lies 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) west of Omaha Beach. Gaze in wonder at more than 10,000 white crosses that mark the fallen soldiers in the American Cemetery. Whether you’re a history buff, curious about this very important battle, or have some personal connection to the D-Day landings, your guide will help bring the battle fie...

    I really loved this trip! It was super informative and moving. And our guide Adrian was wonderful. He kept everyone engaged and he was super knowledgeable.

  • Versailles Palace & Gardens: Ticket, Audio Guide & Transfer

    10. Versailles Palace & Gardens: Ticket, Audio Guide & Transfer

    Travel in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned bus from Paris city center to Versailles, home of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette until the French Revolution in 1789. Your host will be on board the bus and ready to answer any questions you may have.  Be transported back to the Golden Age of France with a trip to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and emblem of French royalty and extravagance. Marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau, transformed by the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge.  Your audio guide, available in 11 languages, will enable you to discover the State apartments of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, the epitome of French opulence; three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors line the gold-adorned hall and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. After explore the famous gardens of Versailles with access to th...

    It was a pleasant experience! Our guide was nice and relaxed. One thing to note, this is not a private guide. You will be given an audio headset like everyone else. You are paying for the transfer and being able to skip the lines.

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What people are saying about Paris

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Regis was our outstanding guide to and from Verdun. On time and safe driver. We did not have a lot of knowledge about WW 1 but he did. He educated us with his vast knowledge of the war and his country. He could answer all out questions. He took us to well known area and less known spots. He had so many interesting things to say and he is passionate about his interest. Lovely person and guide. A highlight of our trip to Paris. So glad we followed up on this tip from our French teacher in the USA.

Riding a sidecar in and around Paris was A Plus. Navigation through traffic was easy therefore we were able to see so many things. The ll’Arc de Triomphe was beautiful lit up at night. So many romantic plazas, beautiful buildings and a bottle of champagne to top it off. The French do love ve their champagne. The driver was very enthusiastic which help blend with the side car experience. Really great.

Olivia was a fun and energetic guide. She clearly loves what she does. She was a great driver, too! This is a long day but it’s interesting to experience the differences between the wild gardens of Monet and the structured gardens at Versailles. Enjoy!

We did a similar tour 6 years ago and this one was definitely better!! It was much more personal, as there were only 5 people on the tour. We especially enjoyed Utah beach and a trip to the cider farm!

Beautiful gardens William our tour guide was awesome!