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Private Paris tours, private day tours from Paris, escorted private France tours and guided private French wine tours

Private Paris tours, private day tours from Paris, escorted private France tours and guided private French wine tours are provided to one client at a time, whether a single individual or a group, each receives our full undivided attention. All of our tours are private tours. Our customers enjoy the true luxury of being in total control of their itineraries, able to modify them at will, at all times. Choose your private Paris tour, guided France tour or escorted wine tour in France from our selection.

if you do not find in our tours menu a tour of Paris, a tour from Paris, a Brittany tour, Normandy tour, Loire tour, Burgundy tour, Provence tour, Bordeaux tour or a guided wine tour in France that appeals to you, then tell us what you need, and we will custom design an itinerary specific to your interests. That can be a Champagne tour, a Chartres tour, a Giverny tour, a Mont Saint Michel tour, a Normandy D-Day tour, Versailles tour, Normandy day tour, or whatever. To request one, please use the form on the right.

we collect and deposit our clients at the address of their choice in Paris or anywhere else in France.

Our day tours are designed to provide a full day of entertaining touring, usually performed in two four hour segments, with time off for a leisurely lunch that we do not count in the eight hours. Our overnight tours provide multiples of the same and they may include days that are shortened or extended to accommodate your unique requirements.

For each of our guided tours in France we provide perfectly bilingual guides who speak native English, and are university graduates who have lived equally long times in France and North America. They are therefore able to relate to the cultures and customs of each, and can put at your disposal a wealth of information related to the theme of your Paris tour, France tour, or wine tour in France.

Our bilingual guides also are professional drivers, licensed by the French state. Your safety, comfort and enjoyment of your experience are their primary concerns. They will adapt to each of your requirements within the limits of what is legally permitted.

For our Paris tour, France tour and France wine tour clients, we offer free assistance in selecting and booking hotels matched to your personal taste and requirements, drawing on our vast knowledge of hotel services available in Paris and France (23 thousand altogether). We also assist with short-term furnished apartment rentals by introducing those companies with which recent clients have had satisfying experiences.

Whether at bistros, brasseries and restaurants in Paris tours, and also at charming country inns for our tours from Paris, we can suggest dining establishments that provide superb cuisine within a wide price-range. For our tour clients we also offer free assistance in choosing and booking dining arrangements for the times they are not touring with us. The cost of meals is not included in our tour prices.

for our guided Paris tour and escorted France tour clients we offer private jet charter services for air transportation to and from Paris and France, as well as jet, turboprop and helicopter charters throughout France. Our services are provided by some of the most experienced and reliable companies, experts in providing luxurious and discreet services at the most reasonable possible prices.

For our guided France tour clients, we arrange balloon tours in the Ile de France, the Loire Valley, Champagne, Burgundy, the Dordogne, Auvergne, the Rhone Valley and Provence. We also arrange luxury cruises on French rivers, barging in the French canal network, and organize private yacht charters throughout France. We also set up, special events: care to dine at the table of a French aristocrat in Paris, or spend a few days as a guest in a private castle?—Paris Luxury Tours arranges all of these.

  1. Our prices cover our provision of our bilingual guide and an upscale vehicle for the hours we state in your itinerary, as well as fuel, tolls, parking fees and, for overnight tours outside of Paris, the accommodations of our guide. They do not include entry and tasting fees (if any), snacks, drinks, meals, rail tickets (if any) or your own accommodations.

All of our tours require full payment or a deposit of 50% at the time of booking. If you are booking more than six months in advance of the date of your tour,  you can confirm your booking with a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the cost of the tour, to be augmented by 40% when there are three months remaining to the first date of your tour. The final 50% will be due either when there is one month remaining to your first tour date or in cash (US dollars or euros) or a certified bank check drawn on a first class bank to be handed to our guide when you are embarked to start your tour. We require prepayment because we commit to the provision of your guide and your vehicle when we confirm your tour. 

Our prices are quoted in US dollars. For clients located in North America who wish to book our tours, we accept checks drawn in US dollars on a US bank account to be mailed to our US business address, or ACH transfers to our account at the Bank of America. For clients abroad, we accept wire transfers. We also accept payment by Visa or MasterCard credit cards, entailing a 5% credit card processing surcharge, which offsets part of the more than 8% credit card processing fees that are deducted from what we are paid. We do not process any other type of card, including American Express and PayPal.

We refund up to 90% of the cost of the ordered tours from funds that have been paid upon receipt of a written request, provided that the cancellation is made at least one month prior to the scheduled date of the tour. Cancellations received less than one month prior to commencement of a scheduled tour are not guaranteed a refund, depending on the specific circumstances. Cancellations due to factors beyond the control of our clients (“act of god”) will be considered on their merits.

Paris Luxury Tours accepts no responsibility for injury or inconvenience that may occur during one of its tours. Clients are advised to procure their own insurance commensurate with their requirements.