Hop-on tours outside of Paris

Economical, pre-packaged, door-to-door tours outside of Paris.

Including day trips to Versailles, Normandy, the Loire valley, the French Riviera, London, Belgium and much, much more.
Pick-up and drop off from your hotel (except otherwise stated)

Some tours offered in Spanish, German, French, and Italian

Photograph by David Henry, www.davidphenry.com
Light streaming through a window at château de Versailles.

These group tours are an economical and enjoyable way to see the various sights in the lovely countryside around Paris. We also have exciting tours to Normandy, the Loire Valley, Nice and the French Riviera, even to London and Bruges in Belgium!

Door-to-door service: Unless otherwise mentioned, a minibus with an English-speaking chauffeur/guide will pick you up at your hotel at the appointed time, take you on the tour and drop you off at your hotel (or other place in central Paris) at the end of the visit. A polite and courteous service. You need to be staying in central Paris for us to be able to offer you this door-to-door service. If you are staying outside of central Paris we can set up an alternative meeting point for you to join The tour.

All visits are subject to availability, so please confirm your order as soon as possible.

If you know your dates and hotel, you can order online right now using the “Order this tour” button at the end of each tour description. We invite you to Search this page for that certain activity or region in France you are looking for.

If you have any questions we will be happy to answer them. If you wish to order a tour but do not like filling out forms simply send us an e-mail with your tour choice and we will make all the arrangements slowly, one step at a time. Minimum reservation two persons for all tours.

If you are traveling alone, please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Daytime Minibus Tours with hotel pick-up and drop-off Days Available,
Price per
in euros
*common languages

Discover the Palace of Versailles (30 minutes outside Paris) and the history of the “Sun King”. Visit the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors on your own. You can rent a recorded commentary device for your visit. Entrance ticket included, no need to wait in line. Royal French architecture and interiors at their most glamorous! Can be combined with a morning introductory tour of Paris. (See Hop on Tours in Paris)

All Year

Every day except Monday

8:15 am–12:15 P.M. or 1:15 P.M.–5:15 P.M.

100€ per person
Versailles and Fountains

Discover the Palace of Versailles (30 minutes outside Paris) and the history of the “Sun King”. Visit the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors on your own. You can rent a recorded commentary device for your visit. Entrance ticket included, no need to wait in line. Royal French architecture and interiors at their most glamorous. After your visit to the Castle, you will go into the gardens where you will hear and see the magic of the musical fountains, a unique and enjoyable experience—especially lovely in the summer.

Sundays from March 31st to October 6th,

Saturdays from July 6th to September 28th

8:15 am–12:15 P.M. or 1:15 P.M.–5:15 P.M.

125€ per person
Monday at Versailles

Mondays the Châteaux de Versailles is closed, but not for our VIP clients! You will be able to take a guided, private visit of select parts of the Châteaux: the little and grand Trianon, the park, and the Queen’s hamlet. A very useful outing on a day when many things are closed in France.

All Year

Every Monday

1:30 pm–5:30 pm

130€ per person

Visit of the studio of Claude Monet, Master of Impressionism in Giverny. You will discover the beauty of the gardens captured by the painter, return across the Normandy countryside. This is about a one-hour drive from Paris, so you will see some of the green fields of France and pass through picturesque little villages.

April first to October 31st

Every day except Sunday and Monday

1:15 P.M.–5:45 P.M.

140€ per person
Giverny + Versailles

Discover Monet’s house and Gardens (where the fabulous Waterlilies series was painted) in the village of Giverny, about an hour from Paris. You will then have lunch at the restaurant Au Moulin de Fourges (included) and then continue on to Versailles where you will see the gardens and buildings created by France’s Sun King, Louis the 14th. Visit the interior of the Château on your own. Entry tickets included, no waiting in line.

Tuesday, all year

Thursday and Saturdays from April to October 31st.

8:30 A.M.–5 P.M..

Certain Saturdays are not available; please contact us.

240€ per person
Auvers-sur-Oise and Giverny

After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll go on a guided tour of the village where Van Vogh spent the last days of his life painting some of his most beautiful paintings. Next, treat yourself to a show, “In the Time of your Impressionists” at the Château d’Auvers-sur-Oise, followed by lunch. Your afternoon ends with a visit of Giverny and the American Art museum. Lunch and tickets included.

All Year

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

8:30 A.M.–1:30 am

280€ per person
Disneyland Paris

Pick-up at your hotel and transfer to Disneyland Paris, where you can voyage in five imaginary countries: Main Street USA, Adventureland, Fantasyland, Frontierland, and Discoveryland. At the end of the day you will be brought back to your hotel in Paris. Transfer and entry included, no waiting in line to buy your ticket!

Every day

10 am–8 pm. Rates are lower from November 1st to March 31st

150 per person, children 3 to 11: 120 euros each

Just an hour from Paris, take a religious journey to visit one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in Paris. After your visit, you will have free time to roam the quaint little village before returning to Paris.

All Year

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

1:30 pm–6 pm

140€ per person
Fontainebleau and Barbizon

After crossing through the lovely town of Brie, you will arrive at Fontainebleau for a visit of the famous Château and gardens. On your return to Paris, you’ll have time to discover the charms and history of Barbizon, a town which inspired numerous painters such as Millet and Rousseau.

All Year

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

1:30 pm–5:30 pm

127€ per person
Normandy Landing Beaches

Visit the sites where the Allies fought to re-conquer freedom. You will take an emotional journey through the Pegasus bridge, the Caen memorial, the Pointe du Hoc, the American cemetery and the Arromanches. A three-course lunch is included.

All Year

Every day except Monday

From 7 a.m.–7 p.m. approximately.

390€ per person
Champagne—Full Day

A little over an hour out of Paris, you can get some fresh air, and fresh drinks! Visit the Cathedral of Reims “traditional coronation site of the French Kings”. Drive through the Champagne vineyards. Tour wine cellars, visit three different vineyards, taste Champagne, have lunch (all included) in the lovely town of Épernay. Find out what all the fuss is about. A great way to spend a day in the country.

All Year

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

7:30 am–7 p.m.

271€ per person
Loire Castles Classic and Renaissance

You will be picked up at your hotel and then you will whizz in just over an hour to the town of Tours on France’s famous high-speed train, the TGV. In Tours, you will be met by your local guide who will take you by minibus on a visit of three charming Châteaux. On your own, visit Clos Lucé where Leonardo da Vinci spent his final days, the beautiful castle Chenonceau where you will have lunch (drinks not included), and Chambord, the largest Loire castle. Finally, you will enjoy a wine tasting at Nitray Castle. Several other castles (Montrichard, Blois, Chaumont, Amboise) will be seen from the vehicle en route. Return by train and minibus to your hotel. For a supplement you can stay one night in a Château hotel and return the next day.

All year

Every day

8 am–8 pm

375€ per person, children under 10: 300 euros each
Loire Castles: Romantic and Medieval

You will be picked up at your hotel and take the TGV to Tours. Once in Tours, you will be met by your local guide who will take you by minibus to the Château of Villandry to visit its wonderful gardens. Next you will discover Azay le Rideau where you will have lunch (drinks not included). In the afternoon, you will see the impressive medieval fortress of Langeais and then Ussé Castle, which inspired the story of “Sleeping Beauty”. Return by train and minibus to your hotel. For a supplement you can stay one night in a Château hotel and return the next day.

March 15–October 31st

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

8 am–8 pm

350€ per person, children under 10: 275 euros each
Châteaux of the Loire Valley by Hot Air Balloon

Yes, by hot air balloon, you can see the lovely countryside of the Loire Valley and its beautiful châteaux (Chenonceau, Chaumont, Cheverny)! Door to door pick up and return from your hotel in Paris. A four-hour excursion with a one-hour balloon flight. Full refund in case of cancellation due to bad weather.

All Year

Morning departures from Paris at around 6 am

Afternoon departures At 1 pm. Subject to availability.

Prices start at 495€ per person

You will be picked up from your hotel and dropped off at the Gare de Lyon, where a hostess will accompany you to your train. You will arrive in Beaune two hours later where another hostess will meet you for a guided tour of the Beaune Hospices, where you will be treated to a delicious lunch. Afterwards, visit the famous wine routes and vineyards of the area. Return to your hotel around 7 p.m., just in time for dinner, where you can use the knowledge you gained on your tour to order a bottle of wine from Bourgogne!

All Year

Tuesday and Wednesday

7 a.m.–7 p.m.

490€ per person
Mont Saint-Michel

You’ll be picked up at your hotel and taken on a trip on the fast TGV train to visit the beautiful abbey and pilgrimage destination built on top of the tiny rocky island on the Normandy coast. Lunch (drinks not included) in a restaurant with a view of the Mont. You’ll have time to stroll and visit the site on your own… the countryside, the ocean, and a lovely mysterious monument, all in one long day out of Paris! You’ll return to Paris by train and be dropped off at your hotel doorstep at the end. For a supplement you can stay one night in a château hotel and return the next day.


8:45 am–9 P.M., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

374€ per person
The French Riviera and Monaco—departure from Nice

After being picked up from your hotel, you will head to Cannes and the Lérins islands followed by a stroll along the famous Croisette boulevard. After viewing the celebrated Promenade des Anglais, you will enjoy lunch in a lovely restaurant in the Villefranche bay (drinks not included). Your tour continues along the Basse Corniche, to the principality of Monaco, where you will visit the race track and the Casino Square. Your day will end in the medieval village of Eze, where you will get a chance to visit the fabulous Fragonard Perfume factory.

All Year

Every day

9 am–6 pm

230€ per person
The French Riviera and Monaco by air in one day—departure from Paris

Nice, Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea all in one day with departure and return to Paris! Doorstep pick up and drop off at the airport for your flight to Nice (scheduled flight in a Boeing). From there you will first visit Cannes (site of the famous film festival), the famous “Promenade des Anglais” in Nice, and the beautiful “basse corniche” road which leads you to Monte Carlo, Monaco, playground of the rich and famous. You’ll have lunch at a charming restaurant by the sea (drinks not included). Return via Eze, a medieval village, visit the Fragonard Perfume factory, and return to Paris on a scheduled flight. A grand tour to the lovely cities of the Mediterranean coast, all in one day! You are escorted beginning at your hotel to the end of the tour, when we bring you back to your hotel. All you have to do is sit back and relax.

All Year

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

5 am–9 P.M., subject to availability.

575€ per person
Day trip to London by Eurostar

You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning by a hostess and taxi. You will assemble with other passengers from other hotels and be taken to Gare du Nord in Paris. The same hostess will remain with you until you check into the international train station, with your tickets in hand. You will tak your seat on the Eurostar for your two-and-a-half-hour ride to London, departing at 8:13 a.m.. After arrival at London St. Pancras, a second hostess will escort you to your minibus, which will be waiting for you to take you around the city to visit the most famous sights. You will see Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London, with a recorded commentary in your language. You will have a part of your afternoon free for lunch and shopping, and will then return to St. Pancras station on your own. You will be told where and when to meet and board the train back. Return to Paris around 11 p.m.. Breakfast and dinner on the train included in first class. The tour finishes at Paris Nord station, where you will make your way back to your hotel by taxi, or public transport. Important: You will need your passport and visa for England.

All Year

Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday

7 a.m.–10 pm

410 per person,

First Class available for 600€

Day trip to Bruges in Belgium by coach

A one-day visit of Bruges, the “Venice of the North”. The trip to Bruges is by comfortable coach and lasts about two and half hours. Once in Bruges, you will enjoy a guided walking tour, a cruise on the river, and free time for shopping and lunch in the afternoon. (Don’t forget to try the famous chocolates!) Return to hotel around 9 P.M. (passport needed).

All Year

Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

7:15 am–9 P.M.

426€ per person

All tours are led by various insured and licensed operators. Paris International is your personal intermediary. All these tours include door-to-door hotel pick-up and drop-off, unless otherwise stated.

If you would like to stay for a day or more in regions outside of Paris, do not hesitate to contact us, we can accommodate your needs

*These prices are for an English-speaking guide, or a guide in any other common language (French, Spanish, Italian or German). For guides in other languages, there is a supplemental charge. Please write to us in order to enquire about the price of a guide in your desired language.

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