We're looking for a 1/2 day small van or coach tour to see some major highlights of Paris before we begin exploring on our own. We'll be staying at the Brighton Hotel (around the Louve), so would like to start close by. What we've done in the past is take a bus tour that makes a loop and we can just stay on to get our borings of what we'd like to visit more later. I haven't read great reviews of the HOHO's as they stop so much and there's a lot of waiting at each stop to start up again. Plus they don't seem to make a circle loop. We don't really want to hire a private driver but can't seem to find something in-between. We are planning on booking a couple of walking tours and using the metro to get to various sites we'd like to explore in depth. I've read various review and researched some links provided but can't seem to find the one I'm looking for. If anyone has any recent luck with this type of sightseeing, I'd be interested in hearing about them.