Are you in the process of planning a trip to Paris France? This post is about why you should consider taking a guided tour of Paris. So you have booked your travel tickets and accomodation but now you need to think about ALL the amazing places in Paris that you want to go and it can be quite overwhelming. I have helped narrow it down to the best places to visit in Paris here but I would highly recommend you also take a guided tour. The five reasons why you should take a guided tour are highlighted below.
1. Stops Are Selected For You
There is so much for you to do and see while in Paris and I remember my first couple of times I visited I was SO overwhelmed. There are literally hundreds of noteworthy attractions in Paris, many of which are must visits. That is just one reason why it is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Unfortunately, this can make it difficult for you to decide where to visit. So, why not let someone who is familiar with the best and most beautiful historic attractions make the decision for you? This is especially important for those of you with limited time to plan the trip of for those of you (like me) who can suffer from analysis paralysis. If you take a Paris private tour the tour can be tailored to you.
2 Ease of Planning
Researching Paris attractions and activitiescan take a lot of planning. Google the phrase “Paris attractions,” and you will find thousands of answers. It could take you days to research your options – which, let’s face it, few of us have! When you book a guided tour of Paris, no research is needed on your part. Remember, the tour guide selects the stops for you.
3 – Safety
Despite the fact that Paris is known as a safe city to travel in, safety should always be a concern of yours when traveling to a foreign country as there are always people out to take advantage when the opportunity arises.
When on a guided tour of Paris, you are paired with a tour guide who is familiar with the area. He or she will know which areas are the best and safest for travelers. Your tour guide will more than likely be multilingual, meaning that language barriers will not cause you unease.
4 Knowledge and History
To me, the biggest reason why you should take a guided tour of Paris is the knowledge a great Paris tour guide can provide. Not only will your guide have initmate knowledge of the area, but a great guide will be a wealth of knowledge (and be engaging to listen to). Yes, a visit to the Arc de Triomphe is nice, but you will better appreciate the experience when you know the history that surrounds it. It is better to hear that history from a real person, as opposed to reading it from a printed travel guide or listenign to a audio guide.
5 Your Options
Paris tours come in a number of different formats. Some Paris tour guides and companies offer themed tours, such as museum visits, chateau visits, and so forth. There are those that accept reservations from small groups and those that prefer larger, organized trips. For a larger fee, you may be able to arrange a private guided tour, which is ideal if you are traveling to Paris for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.
The five above mentioned reasons are just a few of the many reasons why you should at least consider guided Paris tours. If a guided tour interests you, start searching for that perfect company. Look for those that have affordable rates, quality tours, and knowledgeable tour guides. A comprehensive list of Paris guided tours can be found here. Watch our for an upcoming post on my top recommended guided and private tours of Paris.
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