Private Guided Tour on a Vintage Sidecar from 1 Hour to 7 Hour
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Pass By: Place de la Concorde, Paris, Ile-de-France
Your 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-France
Enjoy a view on The Élysée Palace which is the official residence of the President of France.
Pass By: Avenue Montaigne, Paris, Ile-de-France
Enjoy one of the most prestigious Avenue of paris with all luxury stores and luxury hotels.
Pass By: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Ile-de-France
The 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-France
Enjoy the fountains in front of the most iconic monument of Paris : the Eiffel Tower.
Pass By: Eiffel Tower, Paris, Ile-de-France
Most 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-France
The 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-France
Enjoy 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-France
The 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-France
It's the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth Republic. 577 Deputy are seated in this house.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (except the 40-minute Classic Tour)
- Use of helmet
- Glass of Champagne on 1.5-hour night tour only
- Gloves and Goggles (if necessary)
- Souvenir Polaroid photos (available to purchase)
- Vintage map of Paris (available to purchase)
- Any entrance fees
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
I booked this for my husband and myself for a first glimpse of Paris. We have never visited this city and wanted to have our first experience be a memorable one. Pierre was a great guide. He loves his city and was excited to show us what he loved about it,.We raved about our experience to our tour group and have talked about it with family and friends. Thank you for an experience we will never forget.Renee Kimes
This was, without a doubt, the highlight of our trip to Paris.My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and wanted a tour of Paris with a different spin. I first learned about Retro Tour via a British TV show called Travel Man: 48 Hours in... and I knew we had to put this on our to do list. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. Charlie was our guide and he took us to the BEST spot for photos of the Eiffel Tower. We even had champagne!! What an amazing way to see Paris.
Now this was awesome, will definitely do it again! After a long flight my husband fell asleep in the side car a few times, but still enjoyed it a lot! ...... maybe if they had helmets that could broadcast between the driver and the passengers and maybe also receive for questions it will enhance the experience so much more? But after this trip I believe there is no other way to experience Paris. will definitely do it again when we visit Paris.
THE BEST TOUR IN PARIS ! Our driver : Remi, spoke perfect English and was very knowledgeable of dates and history. He even took us on the extended version of the tour, because we chose not to end it as scheduled for 40 minutes. So we extended to 1 hour and 30 minutes, because it was a perfect sunny cloudless day and the temperature was in the 60s, a great time for a motorcycle/sidecar ride in Paris. We even went thru the smallest, narrowest, street in Paris, from the year 1200s. So much history, so many buildings, and REMI, navigated so easily, in and out of traffic. I will book this tour again next time as well. Our meeting place was super easy to find for our cab driver. PARIS is a very CLEAN city, and they DO love our american customs of tipping when good service is given. As long as any culture is polite to a native resident, they are happy to see you again, every time. This tour is a hoot, its the bomb, its off the hook, off the chain, out of this world...in other words, its the one tour YOU HAVE TO DO IN PARIS. Think about this: there are 600 tours to do in PARIS...The RETRO TOUR is number 3 MUST DO TOUR , in PARIS. Need I say more ? It really needs to be 1. Be sure to bring a video camera, or cellphone camera. Many, many photo opportunities, and selfies needed on this tour. BEST TOUR EVER !
This is unique with a Capital U!! A great way to see the city instead of bus or private car. Guide was super and well prepared even though it was a bit chilly.I highly recommend it