Belém Tour

  • Stand where Vasco de Gama blindly set out to sea – and find out why Portugal turned Christopher Columbus down
  • The Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belem – see what Portugal built with all that gold from the shipping trade
  • The great Portuguese caravel sailing boat – and what was so great about it
  • Enjoy Lisbon’s great parks, gardens and vistas – there is a a reason our President lives here!
  • Find out why people make a detour for the famous Belém pastries!

Alfama Tour

This tour includes:

  • Saint George castle – when the Moors ruled Lisbon, and the man who put an end to it
  • narrow alleys, canary cages, clothes-lines and fado halls
  • great azulejo tiles – the colours of Lisbon
  • Miradouro Portas do Sol: the most famous view of Lisbon and the Tagus river

montmartre free tour

Montmartre tour

  • Moulin Rouge, Chat noir and the cabaret of the Assassins
  • Sacre coeur church and artists’ square – icon of Bohemian Paris
  • The extravagant home of eccentric pop singer Dalida – and what it means to French pop culture
  • Windmills, vineyards and Paris’ most celebrated 180° view
  • The haunts of Renoir, Picasso and Amélie – and how they matter to the rest of the world
  • The best view of Sacre Coeur – and why no one ever goes there

secret paris tour

Hidden gems and secret Paris tour

• an on-going flow of hidden gems and secret places

• shopping and photo opportunities not listed in guide-books

• free-flowing conversation with an engaging and enthusiastic guide, and uninterrupted shopping & eating tips from a born-and-raised local

• 90 minutes, in English, with a surprisingly short and comfortable route

Notre Dame tour

Notre Dame and the Heart of Paris Tour

  • Gargoyles and flying buttresses
  • The scale of good and evil, and Paris’ headless saint
  • The pros and cons of living right next to Notre Dame
  • Woody Allen vs. Harry Potter vs. Victor Hugo
  • Heloise and Abelard: the world’s greatest true love story?
  • Napoleon, Point Zero and Notre-Dame’s brand-new bells.

Trendy Marais Tour

  • Refined town-houses of the French aristocracy – and tales of their escapades and life styles
  • Places des Vosges and secluded parks and gardens where Parisians stroll
  • Hotel de Sully: the stunning gem you do not see coming
  • Paris’ “good-looking only” bar
  • The ever-changing Jewish pletzl
  • The fashion stores that set the trend one year ahead – and how to stay ahead of them

Paris Landmarks

  • Our short walk takes us from the Paris Opera to the Concorde, where the guillotine took the life of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, and where today Tour de France runs its grand finale.
  • The haunts of Coco Chanel, Hemingway and Princess Diana, and the Texas Embassy (that’s right!)
  • Place Vendôme – where owning a store is a haughty statement and every shop window is worth over €1 million
  • Some of the world’s most exclusive, most acclaimed hotels – Crillon, Meurice, Ritz and now Mandarin Oriental
  • Do not miss Louvre, Orsay and the Orangerie – three of the world’s greatest museums
  • Photo opportunities for Arc de Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and Sacré Coeur/Montmartre in the distance

Latin Quarter
Left Bank tour

  • Sorbonne University, the Pantheon and Luxembourg gardens
  • Student drinking holes and elegant café terraces
  • The haunts of the Unicorn, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hemingway and even Italy’s Dante Alighieri
  • Place de la Sorbonne – student traditions and rites of passage
  • Where to find the blade of the Guillotine
  • Photo opportunity galore – including an unconventional view of the Eiffel tower

Saint-Germain and the River

  • the Paris of Jazz, history, the arts, fashion – and fun
  • Where Picasso painted his most important work – “Guernica”
  • a born-and-raised local guide to lead you through this mystery-filled maze
  • Insider’s tips: what to do, where to go, clubs, cafés, and authentic restaurants