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Private Tour: Opera Garnier and Passages Couverts

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    What to Expect
    Immerse yourself in the luxuriant world of 19th-century Parisian high society. Your private tour of the city’s historic charms begins in central Paris, where you’ll meet your guide and travel to the Opera Garnier by either metro or minivan (depending on transport option selected at booking).

    Also known as Palais Garnier, the opera house is among the most famous in the world and is currently home to the Paris Opera Ballet. It was built in 1875 and immortalized as the setting for Gaston Leroux’s novel The Phantom of the Opera.

    Admire the monumental Second-Empire Beaux-Arts exterior, and step inside to marvel at the opulence of chandelier-lined hallways and painted ceilings, including a modern mural by Marc Chagall. Imagine a well-heeled 19th-century crowd sweeping down the grand staircase and filling the 1,979-seat auditorium as your guide shares the fascinating history of this architectural masterpiece.

    Your tour continues on a short walk toward the Louve to the passages couverts tucked behind some of the city’s grand boulevards. These elaborate covered shopping arcades were once an important part of Parisian commerce. Many have been restored to their former splendor and still house charming boutiques, galleries and cafés where you can browse for unique gifts or stop for a delectable bite to eat (own expense).

    Your 5.5-hour tour includes in the afternoon near the Grands Boulevards metro stop, where your guide can point you in the direction back to your hotel or provide tips to continue sightseeing on your own.

    Note: Price listed is per person, based on a five-person booking.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel providing it is in central Paris (arrondissements 1 to 20, zip code beginning 75 only).

    If you are staying outside of central Paris, you will need to arrange a central meeting point, usually a metro station, when you reconfirm your tour. Transportation (taxi, bus, subway) is not included unless you select the option.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    5h 30m
    Return Details
    Grands Boulevards, Paris, France
    • Professional guide
    • Private one-way transport from your hotel (only if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Transport to the Opera Garnier (unless option selected)
    • Transport back to your hotel
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • If you do not select the private transport option, your guide will accompany you by public transport (usually metro) from your hotel to the Opera Garnier
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    This is worth the price! Absolutely amazing and tailored to what you want to focus on. I work in the theatre business and learned so much, looking at all the details while avoiding the big groups.
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    • Duration: 5h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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