Paris day trips
from the airport
during a layover
(Charles de Gaulle or Orly)
or day trips from Paris train stations
- With a chauffeured car
- With a chauffeured car and professional guide
- Morning minibus tour from the train station
- Afternoon minibus tour with river cruise from the train station
- Private tours of Paris starting at a train station
|The Avenue des Champs-Élysées with its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and trimmed horse-chestnut trees, is one of the most famous streets in the world.
1. Layover tour of Paris with an English-speaking chauffeur from Paris airports CDG or Orly.
(Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese and Arabic speaking drivers are also available for a supplement).
TIME NEEDED. You need to have at least a 6½ hours between the arrival and departure of your flights, to use our minimum 4-hour service.
Your programme will start 30 minutes after touchdown of your plane. End of service is 4 hours later, back at the airport. This must be at least 2 hours before your outward flight. You will use one hour of your 4 hours to drive into Paris, 2 hours to see the city and one hour to drive back to the airport. You must be back at the airport 2 hours before your scheduled onward departure.
This will give you approximately two hours to visit the city, the other two being used to drive to Paris and to drive back to the airport (one hour each way). With the two hours before your check in for departure, this makes 6½ hours for this program.
If your plane is delayed, we will wait for you but your visiting time will be shortened accordingly. There can be no refund or reduction.
No show, no refund.
- Layover tour of Paris:
You are stopping at the airport in Paris with a few hours’ layover – and you want to use this time to visit Paris. We do a tour of Paris directly from the airport, and bring you back!
Your friendly, English-speaking driver will wait for you outside Customs with your name on a sign, ready to pick you up and drive you to Paris for sightseeing. If your plane is delayed, don’t worry. We will know and adjust accordingly, with no extra charge to you. Your starting time will be half an hour after your plane landing time, which should be enough for you to get out of Customs.
- Drive into town:
You will drive into Paris (around 45 minutes, from Charles de Gaulle airport, 30 minutes from Orly). You will have a comfortable, 3-seat sedan (a Mercedes E class or equivalent) or a minivan.
- Visit the city:
In the two or so hours on the standard, 4-hour city tour, you will see all the main monuments from the car and you can have photo stops at the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs-Elysées and the Louvre, for example. You can extend your tour if you have more time available. You could even have lunch in the Eiffel Tower!
Naturally, the chauffeur’s knowledge and language skills will not be as good as that of a professional guide, but this may be all you need. If you would like a more in-depth tour, we offer the same service with a professional guide (see below).
The chauffeur will drive you back to the airport after your tour, leaving Paris three hours before your flight, so that you will be there two hours before your flight.
STARTING AND ENDING TIMES: If the landing time is delayed, we will adjust, with no extra cost to you. Your starting time will be half an hour after your actual landing time. Count on one hour to drive into Paris. After a two hour visit of the city, you must head back to the airport (an hour’s drive), so that you are there two hours before your flight. End of service is drop-off time at the airport. If you go over the 4 hours, an extra hour charge will be applied after 15-minutes of grace.
Day Trips from the Train Station/Shared Minibus Tours
You are visiting Paris from London or Brussels or some other city and you are arriving by train. Does anybody do a tour of Paris starting right at the station? Yes, we do! Paris International offers two convenient and reasonably priced tours of Paris every day, one at 11:30 a.m. in the morning, and another at 1:15 p.m. in the afternoon. These tours are available in English, French, Spanish and German.
When you give us your arrival information, we will arrange for the minibus to pick you up at a meeting point just outside the station. There are many train stations, so your pick-up will be customized. We will give you exact instructions of how to join the tour, including a map, when you place your order. Here are the details:
*These prices are for an English-speaking guide or chauffeur. For guides or chauffeurs speaking other languages, there is a supplemental charge. Please write to us in order to enquire about the price in your desired language.