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“The Two Tours you do Need to Do”

Paris Urban Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Paris Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Paris. They range from 2 hour to 1 day adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Paris. A local expert guide will provide the knowledge and lead you through a fantastic urban experience.
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“The Two Tours you do Need to Do”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

If you really want to get a feel for the culture and history of Paris these are the two tours to do and they are "urban adventures". Did both on the same day and yes it's a lot of walking but frankly that's the only way to see Paris. Tim does a brilliant job of showing his City to the rest of the world.

This is about the food, the history that's not in the tour guides, how the City grew and evolved and the culture and a lot of hidden little gems. No amount of questions was too many.

Strongly suggest you do this early in your visit because it really helps you to get a lay of the land and Tim also has some great tips.


Visited October 2013
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Buenos Aires
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“Know Paris like a true Parisien”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I did both tours with Urban adventures, the bohemian tour and the cheese and macaroon tour. Both times I ended up tipping the guide simply because I felt he deserved every bit of it and more. The guide had enthusiasm even though both days we were walking in the rain. The two tours complement each other and I would do them all over again in a heart beat.

One tour took me into the deep rich bohemian history of Paris and the other tour showed me the luxury and gastronomy side of Paris. In addition to that the guide is more than happy to answer any questions you may have that will help your personal itinerary and travel needs while here in Paris.

I guess if time travel were real this is what it would feel like. Because the tour brings to life the history of france. You stand in spots that have next to no tourist and hear info that most guidebooks don't talk about. Urban adventures has helped me know paris like a parisien and given me a more well rounded view that goes beyond just the eiffel tour. Merveilleux!!!!!

Visited October 2013
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Townsville, Australia
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“Secret Paris Tour”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

It was Anne's first time giving the tour, but she did not disappoint. She managed to walk us through many lanes and arcades away from the main tourist areas, and imparted a lot of information about Paris and its history along the way. As well as historic buildings and areas, the tour includes inside knowledge about eating and shopping in Paris, and some delicious tastings. The macaron was divine, and the shop it came from was amazing. The cheese tasting was similarly good.

You cover quite a lot of ground in 3 hours, so be prepared to walk. The only problem I found was that as we were winding our way through backstreets it was hard to know exactly where you were if you saw a shop or place you wanted to return to later. You really needed to take notes as you walked so you could return. And make sure you do the tour early in your stay so you can take advantage of everything you learn.

Visited September 2013
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“You must do this first!!!”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

We had 4 days in Paris and the tour with Tim was one if the highlights of the trip.

His knowledge of the area and the history was excellent.

Without this tour we would have missed so much of what IS Paris. All the alleys, local delicacies and so much more.

I would highly recommend the tour and will do another on our next trip.

Visited August 2013
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“Great way to see Paris and some hidden sights!”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

We did both tours, one in the a.m. and one in the afternoon, and both were great! You get a look at different parts and get to stop and get some snacks along the way. Both our guides, Maria and Marie, were very knowledgable and very nice!

Visited August 2013
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