Paris Sightseeing Retro Sidecar Tour, Custom Full-Day Option

Cultural & Theme Tours in Paris
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Tour description

Take an open-air voyage under the Parisian sun or in the glow of the City of Light on a retro-style tour by vintage motorcycle sidecar. Designed for those looking for a different sightseeing experience, this authentic guided tour of Paris allows you to (re)discover the city in a romantic and unusual way. See cultural or heritage sights, and drive along little-known streets while listening to anecdotes from a driver-guide. When booking, select from a range of tour options: 40 minutes, 1.5 hours, 3.5 hours, nighttime, or a full day, which can be customized to your interests, including the chance to visit Versailles or Giverny.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Place de la Concorde, Paris, Ile-de-FranceYour tour begins with either hotel pickup or by meeting your driver-guide at Place de la Concorde, depending on option selected when booking. Hop aboard your vintage motorcycle sidecar, and take off on three wheels, letting your guide worry about navigating Paris traffic. Ride in style past the city's iconic monuments and along some of the most prestigious avenues in the world. You'll journey back in time as you discover Paris’ lesser-known heritage through small streets and back alleys. Your guide provides entertaining and often ‘saucy’ anecdotes for each secret place you ride past. When booking, there are four different tours to choose from to suit your interests.Retro Classic Tour: Take a 40-minute ride across Paris, passing by the main sights. See Avenue Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs de Mars, and Les Invalides. Note: This tour does not include hotel pickup and drop-off. Great Escape Tour:This 1.5-hour ride is the ideal way to truly enjoy the charm of the French capital. Take your time and let yourself be taken in by the knowledge and experience of your driver-guide, who brings to life the scenes in front of you. There are three tour themes/locations to choose from: Bohemian Paris, Ile de la Cité, or the Latin Quarter.Retro by Night Tour:This 1.5-hour ride allows you to soak up the romance and magic of the City of Light. See Paris under the stars and by the glow of street lamps, with no vehicle roof or window to spoil the view. This is an experience not to be missed by romancers, libertines, or boulevardiers. Your courteous driver provides an intimate tour, including a glass of Champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower and several photo stops to catch beautiful moments.Half-Day or Full-Day Tailor-Made Tour:  Customize your tour entirely. Select either the 3.5-hour or 7-hour tour, with a driver-guide at your service to adapt the stops and themes to your tastes, be it shopping, history, gastronomy, or something else. The full-day tour is highly recommended to give you a complete experience of Paris and its surroundings. You can enjoy a rich experience to major attractions such as the Basilica of St-Denis, Versailles, or the village of Giverny, home to Claude Monet's house and gardens.Please note: If you wish to book more than one vehicle, you will have to make a second reservation on this page.Pass By: Elysee Palace, Paris, Ile-de-FranceEnjoy a view on The Élysée Palace which is the official residence of the President of France.Pass By: Avenue Montaigne, Paris, Ile-de-FranceEnjoy one of the most prestigious Avenue of paris with all luxury stores and luxury hotels.Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Ile-de-FranceThe Triumphal Arch is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile. The Arc de Triomphe honours those who fought and died for France in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, with the names of all French victories and generals inscribed on its inner and outer surfaces. Beneath its vault lies the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I.Pass By: Les Jardins du Trocadero, Paris, Ile-de-FranceEnjoy the fountains in front of the most iconic monument of Paris : the Eiffel Tower.Pass By: Eiffel Tower, Paris, Ile-de-FranceMost iconic monuments of Paris, explanation of the architecture, and history. Stopping for pictures, enjoying a walk around with the view.Pass By: Pont Alexandre III, Paris, Ile-de-FranceThe Beaux-Arts style bridge, with its exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900. It is named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896. The style of the bridge reflects that of the Grand Palais, to which it leads on the right bank.Pass By: Grand Palais, Paris, Ile-de-FranceEnjoy the largest historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located at the Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France.Pass By: Petit Palais, Paris, Ile-de-FranceThe construction of the Petit Palais began on October 10, 1897 and was completed in April 1900. The total cost of the Petit Palais at the time of the construction was 400,000 pounds.Pass By: Assemblee Nationale, Paris, Ile-de-FranceIt's the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth Republic. 577 Deputy are seated in this house.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (except the 40-minute Classic Tour)
  • Driver/guide
  • Use of helmet
  • Glass of Champagne on 1.5-hour night tour only
  • Gloves and Goggles (if necessary)

What's not included


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city