City walking tours

A Paris walking tour from Context Travel (Photo Ainsley DS Photography,,  @ainsleyabouttheworld, courtesy of Context Travel)
A Paris walking tour from Context Travel

Guided walks are a fabulous way to bring a city to life and learn its secrets and its history

There’s no better way to bring a city’s culture and history to life than through a professional guide’s anecdotes, character sketches, jokes, and tons of background details. And the easiest (and cheapest) way to get one is to sign up for a guided walking tour.

Guided specialty walking tours can run the gamut, including:

For some walks, you must reserve in advance. For others you just show up at the specified place and time and pay the guide the fee (might be anywhere from $10 to $60). has partnered with both Context Travel and, which both provide a variety of walking tours you can sign up for ahead of time (Viator also offers advance booking for skip-the-line tickets to major sights). 

You can pick up brochures on all sorts of walking tours at local tourism offices in France, or book ahead via one of our partner sights:

Activities, walks, & excursions