Private Paris tours, private day tours from Paris, escorted private France tours and guided private French wine tours: 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. To choose your private Paris tour, guided France tour or escorted wine tour in France from our selection, click here.
Custom tours: 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.
Pick-up and drop-off: we collect and deposit our clients at the address of their choice in Paris or anywhere else in France.
Duration of our tours: 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.
Bilingual guides: 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.
Professional drivers: our bilingual guides also are professional drivers, licensed by the French state.
Accommodations: 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.
Restaurants: whether at bistros for our Paris tours, or in charming country inns for our tours from Paris, we suggest restaurants that provide superb cuisine at affordable prices. For our tour clients, we also offer free assistance in choosing and booking restaurants for the times when they are not touring with us. The cost of meals is not included in our tour costs.
Air travel: 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.
Special Services: 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.
Tour prices: our prices cover our provision of a bilingual guide and an upscale vehicle for one full day of touring, fuel, tolls and parking. They do not include entry fees (where applicable), snacks, drinks, meals or accommodations.
Ordering PLT tours: all of our tours require full payment or a deposit of 50% at the time of booking. For those paying deposits, the balance is due one week prior to the tour or in cash in euros to your guide at the time you are collected for your tour. Prepayment is required because we commit to the provision of your guide and vehicle when we confirm your tour.
Payments: we accept payments in the US dollar equivalent of our Euro costs, using the latest retail exchange rate, either by check mailed to our US office in Darien CT, or deposit/wire transfer to our account at the Bank of America. We also process Visa and Mastercard credit cards, which entails an 8% processing surcharge and the signature of the card holder on an authorization form. The form acknowledges ordering the tour, authorizes us to charge the card to pay for it, and agrees not to cancel the tour during the last month before it is scheduled to be performed. We do not process American Express cards.
Cancellation policy: we refund up to 90% of the cost of the ordered tours 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.
Liability: 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.