Discover Walks is committed to quality
We appreciate that guests grant us their time and attention. In return, our overall goal is to make sure every guest has a great time, worthy of the city of light, on each of our Walks. We keep our ear to the ground for new developments in and about Paris, we constantly monitor quality, and we keep challenging ourselves to do better.
Discover Walks is committed to comfort
We are mindful of guest comfort. Our Walks cover short distances, we keep away from stairs and steep hills whenever possible, and we point to water fountains and public toilets when available. We are punctual, our Walks start and end at major city landmarks. All of our City Guides have, not native, but fluent English.
Discover Walks offers free private planning services
The closing of each Walk always includes private time with any interested guest, to help you plan the continuation of your stay in Paris. We do not make reservations, but we gladly advise you and share our experiences as residents. You can think of City Guides as your free concierge.
Discover Walks walking tours take place regardless of the weather
Most visitors don’t travel to Paris every five minutes, and so we operate rain or shine, and we run our Walks for as few as one guest.
Discover Walks services are free
Our Walks are strictly free – our revenue comes exclusively from guest tips and free Walks operate only thanks to the generosity of guests, but a guest is never required to give a tip.
For quality experience, our Walks are generally limited to 15 participants. When a Walk is full, we always try our best to quickly bring in another City Guide and get another Walk together.
Discover Walks City Guides are unique
The individuals we select as City Guides are native Parisians with fluent English and with the right knowledge and personality to do a stellar job. Discover Walks provides them with additional training, both about Paris and about leading Walks. We put in place all that we can to provide City Guides with satisfactory income and working conditions.
Is advanced booking required for Discover Walks walking tours?
We do not take advanced booking, and we do not guarantee space on a particular Walk.
Groups are advised to book in advance
We apply the opposite rule for groups of 8 or more. Because we keep our group sizes limited, groups of 8 and more are encouraged to book their Walks ahead of time. Send us an email with the number of parties, the date and time and name of the Walk you have chosen, to:
Our Walks are strictly free, and as such we are not liable for any harm that guests may encounter during the Walks, and guests are expected to carry their own personal insurance. We are also not liable should an announced Walk not take place, or should we run out of spaces available on a particular Walking tour.
What do we expect of our guests?
There is not much that we ask of guests beyond the usual precautions for comfort and safety on walking tours – to wear comfortable shoes, to watch out for personal belongings, and most importantly, to be respectful of other guests on the Walk.
- If you want to be sure to join a Walk at a particular time, come a few minutes early, and make yourself known to the City Guide as soon as you arrive.
- Keep in mind that visitor tips are your City Guide’s only source of revenue.
- Word of mouth is important to us. If you like our work, tell your friends or your hotel about us, or review Discover Walks on www.TripAdvisor.com