Chartres and Its Cathedral: 5-Hour Tour from Paris with Private Transport
Visit the town of Chartres with a private driver and guide on this 5-hour tour from Paris. The main attraction is Chartres Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site that dates back to the 12th century and is famous for its French Gothic architecture and stained-glass windows. With your private guide, explore the cathedral inside and out, and then have some time to walk around town.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Bottled water
- Private driver
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks
- Your tour starts with pickup at your hotel in Paris for the 1-hour drive in a private vehicle to Chartres. Located about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Paris, the town is best known for the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Chartres, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world.
Ornamented with more than 4,000 sculptures, the cathedral has been an important destination for travelers since the 12th century; many pilgrims come to see its relic the Santa Camisa, said to be worn by Mary at the birth of Jesus, and others come to admire the 176 stained-glass windows that create a relatively dark but richly colored interior where light filters through the many narrative and symbolic panes.
The labyrinth, in the center of the nave, and the crypt beneath the cathedral are two other can't-miss features you'll see inside before heading outside to focus on the structure itself: its towers built in different styles, its facade with detailed sculptures and statues, the astronomical clock from the 15th century, the flying buttresses, the bishop's garden where you can enjoy a view over the old town, and the labyrinth garden from the 18th century.
After your visit of the cathedral with your private guide, you can enjoy a stroll around town before heading back to Paris, where your tour ends.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :Your preferred time
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.