As the original pioneers of the Layover Tour, we are aware of how important your time is while on transit. Whether it be that you only have a few hours in between journeys or that you just want the safety and comfort of a Paris Magical Tour after a flight or train journey, we can help.
With our meet and greet service, the tour begins from the moment you arrive in Paris. You will be welcomed at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly Airport or Gare du Nord (for Eurostar train arrivals) by a representative carrying a Paris Magical Tours sign before being chauffeur driven to your destination for the tour. Following the tour you can be returned to a central Paris hotel or if on a layover, back to the airport or train station to continue with your journey.
Simply choose from any one of our Paris Tours, including our visits to the Palace of Versailles and Disneyland Paris, all of which are available as a layover option.
Tours from Charles de Gaulle Airport
Collection is available directly from your terminal of arrival, returning to your departure terminal following your tour. The terminals at Charles de Gaulle Airport are numbered 1, 2 and 3, with Terminal 2 being subdivided into a complex of seven sub terminals lettered A through to G.
Tours from Orly Airport
Collection is available directly from your terminal of arrival and return to your departure terminal at the end of the tour. The terminals at Orly Airport are called South or West.
Tour from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Orly Airport (or vice-versa)
Tours are also available if you have a mixed airport layover, that is where you arrive at one airport and depart from another. Collection is also directly from your arrival terminal at one airport and return to your departure terminal at the other following your tour.
Tours from Eurostar Gare Du Nord
Eurostar trains to/from London and the rest of Europe arrive at Gare du Nord Station. As a guideline, allow 10 minutes to clear Immigration and Customs on arrival. Check in time for trains to Europe is approx. 1 hour before the scheduled departure time.
As a guideline for either airport, allow approx. 40 minutes to clear Immigration and Customs to begin your tour. Check in for flights to Europe is at least one and a half hours before your scheduled departure time and two hours for long haul flights. Our customer service team is happy to advise on the best option according to your schedule.
Passengers on layovers will normally have their luggage forwarded to their final destination by their airline, meaning you will only have your carry on bags in Paris. Passengers are able to bring one item of carry on luggage each with them onboard the tour vehicle. If you will have greater luggage requirements please let us know and we will be happy to advise accordingly.
Upgrade to the VIP levels: Gold, Platinum or Platinum Plus for extra benefits, including a professional tour guide and extra chauffeur team*, upgraded vehicles for extra space & comfort and exclusive experiences.
Prebook a meal at one of our selected historic Paris restaurants to save time. Free cordial drinks and priority service, exclusively to Paris Magical Tours clients.
Visiting with children aged under 16? Include the Magical Children's Programme option to add a fun and engaging range of activities to your tour.
Daily throughout the year. Tour times are offered to best suit your flight or train schedules and our dedictated team are happy to advise accordingly. Outside working hour services are also available for late arrivals.
Tour prices are quoted in both English and French languages. Tours are also available in most languages through our specialist multi-lingual guide team, including Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese. Language surcharges may apply.