If you have your own group, or would like a custom trip designed just for you, we can help you create an unforgettable experience.
We look to get off the beaten path to discover the true character of a place as evidenced by its food and wine, culture and most importantly, its people. We believe it’s as important to take the time to “live like a local” as it is to see the iconic sites. You can read more about our Our Authentic Responsible Travel Code of Ethics here.
Have your own group? We can plan and deliver a trip for your group that’s based on one of our small-group itineraries adapted to your needs, or something completely custom. The trip can be guided by an expert, or experienced on your own using the itinerary we’ve designed and booked for you. Inquire below.
Our roots are in Paris and France, a city and country we know extremely well. If you have a few days in Paris, or a week or more to explore beyond the City of Light, our experts can help you create an experience beyond what you’ll find in a guidebook. The cost is just our time - $90/hr with a 5 hour minimum. We can suggest ideas of things to do, restaurants to eat in, organize day-trips or develop a comprehensive itinerary. We can plan; we can book. We can make it as free-form or scheduled as you want.
“Girls’ Guide provided us with stunning accommodations and wonderful excursions and restaurants in Paris. They organized for me and my partner such a special stay in the romantic city of Paris, from our arrival to our departure, and I can’t thank them enough for these remarkable memories. Not only was Katrin funny but she showed great care when I got sick myself. Above all, I am thankful for making beautiful memories, and forging wonderful new and lasting friendships in an unforgettable environment.”
Sandra S, Vancouver
In our back pocket we know of an expert in both Marie Antoinette & Josephine Bonaparte history. She can create a customized tour for you and your party so that you can literally walk in the footsteps of one or both of these intriguing royal women of France. Be queen for a day!
Learn about the history of perfume, created in France in the 18th century while making your own scents with a master. The ideal souvenir.
Visit the market with your chef and teacher, and with your purchases, take the best cooking class in town. Later, learn about and taste natural wines and sit down to a Michelin star quality meal.
Learn about French beauty with our friend and former model. Explore the best drugstores for unique French beauty brands at bargain prices. Learn how to make your own scent, and stock up on candles made by the oldest firm in Paris.
We’ll take you to two of our favorite off-the-radar small museums with lunch, visit a former artists’ squat and then finally hit the top galleries in the Marais.
Learn new skills from a professional photographer. Your Instagram feed will never be the same! And come home with pictures of yourself you actually like!
A day at the famous flea market, shopping for antiques and vintage items followed by a stop for a drink while listening to Gypsy Jazz at the bar where Django Reinhardt played.
Walk in the steps and live (for a moment) the life of the greats; from Hemingway to Colette to Sylvia Beach.
Wine and champagne tasting class from a professional sommelier followed by a stellar meal in a classic Parisian bistro with a superb wine cellar.
VIP Paris touring the Golden Triangle with fashion experts. Explore the best in haute couture and ready-to-wear luxury fashion.
Stock Shops: Designer Discounts and Outlets and we can throw in some Vintage shops too!
Jazz-era Paris makes us all swoon. From the steps in Mr. Allen’s movie, we’ll take you back to the heyday of jazz in Paris
See Paris in a way that’s fun for the whole family. Take a Segway tour, do a museum scavenger hunt, take a cooking class for the family, or find your favorite chocolatier.
Enjoy a day exploring Paris’ finest gardens and learn how to make a French bouquet. This tour is led by one of the most knowledgeable florists in Paris.
Learn about the women who have shaped Paris from Marie Antoinette to Simone de Beauvoir, with an expert history buff.
Explore the charming hipster area of Canal St. Martin with its picturesque bridges, cafes, shops, and florists.
Explore this new up and coming area and learn about the political reasons for the street art found here.
Explore on the oldest Universities in the world, see the roman ruins, take photos in front of the oldest building in the city and discover Paris of the middle ages.
Its islands and its history from the Parisi tribe to today from a female point of view.
Soak up black history in Paris from Josephine Baker to James Baldwin to Miles Davis with a long time American expat and history buff.
Skip the Eiffel Tour lines, see the Orsay museum before it opens…and many more surprises!
See the city of light through the eyes of the revolutionaries, from the Bastille to the Paris Commune to the Student Riots.
Discover the history of the Jewish population from the 10th century through the second world war up to the modern-day.
Walking or Biking from St. Germain to Montmartre discovering little shops and historical corners along the way.
Spend a day visiting Chateau de Chantilly, where the great French chef Vatel was said to have invented whipped cream in the 17th century. Head up in a tethered balloon to see their formal gardens from above.
The medieval castle is one of the largest royal castles in France. After touring the Chateau, visit the forests via horse-drawn carriage.
Visit André Le Nôtre’s Gardens at the 17th century castle of Vaux le Vicomte, just one hour from Paris. Lunch at the Chateau is available.
Just one 75 minutes southwest of Paris lies the gorgeous town of Chartres, famous for its awe-inspiring gothic cathedral.But the blue awnings, cobble stone streets and half-timbered buildings will also delight.
Tour this lovely town 1 hour and 45 minute northwest of Paris with a focus on Joan of Arc and Claude Monet who are integral to the history of this medieval Rouen.
There are so many other amazing things to do in Paris and beyond. This is but a sampling. We don’t list the classics like the Louvre, Versailles, Normandy beaches or Giverny, but our France travel planners and guides can help you arrange the best way to see these well-known sites avoiding the throngs of tourists. Having a local helps you avoid the crowds and booking a truly knowledgeable guide is priceless. Inquire today and get a free consultation to discover what will make your Paris or France trip truly magical!