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Private Tour: Opera Garnier and Passages Couverts provided by Meeting the French

Private Tour: Opera Garnier and Passages Couverts

Private Tour: Opera Garnier and Passages Couverts
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£268.12
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About
Visit one of the most famous and beautiful opera houses in the world, Opera Garnier (Palais Garnier), and discover the hidden old shopping arcades of Paris on this private tour. Marvel at the marble and gold interior of Opera Garnier, the setting for The Phantom of the Opera, and admire its grand staircase. Then, with the help of your expert guide, finish your tour by discovering the 'passages couverts', hidden, covered shopping arcades built in the 19th century. This private tour is limited to five people for a more intimate, in-depth experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3234OPERAGARNIER
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private one-way transport from your hotel (only if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Palais Garnier
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transport to the Opera Garnier (unless option selected)
  • Transport back to your hotel
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private one-way transport from your hotel (only if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Palais Garnier
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transport to the Opera Garnier (unless option selected)
  • Transport back to your hotel
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Palais Garnier
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Passage des Panoramas
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Philiprichardii
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Amazing!
Sep 2019 • Solo
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.
Written 9 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Philiprichardii, Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your private experience with us and that it exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next trip to Paris!
Written 26 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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