Explore off-the-beaten-path locations in Paris from the seat of a Vespa scooter, discovering some of the hidden areas of the city where the Parisians go to play.

Staying away from the main monuments and usual tourist areas, you'll focus more on local neighborhoods and secret sites that are perfect for those with plenty of previous experience in Paris.  Discover destinations that even some locals don't know about!  Drive at a slow pace to keep an eye on the road and look at the sights.

You'll spend a good part of the tour exploring Montmartre, the last remaining vineyards of Paris, to the many artists that lived, worked and died there.  Montmartre has unparalleled history and romance.  You'll also explore the Latin Quartier and the historic Marais district, unique to Paris for its narrow lanes in place of wide boulevards.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Vehicle
(Per Vespa, 1 Driver Per Vespa, Ages 18+ with Valid Drivers License, Max 2 Per Tour):
$225.71
Vehicle
(Per Vespa with 1 Driver and 1 Passenger, Riding Double, Driver Age 18+ with Valid Drivers License, Minimum Passenger Age is 12, Max 2 Vespas Per Tour):
$282.39

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Tour / Activity Details

3 hours
10:00 am & 2:30 pm daily (Mid February through December)

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Complimentary pick-up and drop-off are included for Paris hotels, apartments and train stations.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Important

  • To drive a 50cc Vespa, you will need to be over 18 years or age and hold a valid automobile driver's license.
  • To drive a 125cc Vespa, you will need to be over 20 years of age and have held a motorcycle license for at least 2 years. A French law started January 2011 provides that you cannot drive a 125cc scooter without a motorcycle license.
  • To be a passenger on a Vespa, the minimum age is 12.
  • The person in whose name the tour is ordered must present a major credit card (Visa or MasterCard) in their name on the day of the tour for authorization to cover the insurance deductible. The amount of the deductible will be taken as a hold (not charged) on the credit card. The hold will be removed once the Vespa is returned in its pre-tour condition.
  • Your outfitter is not licensed to, and does not provide, scooter riding lessons.

 

Paris Off The Beaten Track Tour

Below is a typical agenda for this tour:

  • Montmartre
  • Place des Vosges
  • Ile de la Cite
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Paris Statue of Liberty
  • Bois de Boulogne Park
  • Canal Saint-Martin
  • Pere Lachaise Cemetery
  • Park and Chateau of Vincennes
  • The Elysee Palace - President's Home

 

Included

  • Start and Finish the Tour from Your Hotel or Apartment - anywhere in Paris
  • Guide
  • Vespa(s)
  • Helmet(s) as needed
  • Fuel
  • Gloves
  • Wet Weather Gear as needed
  • Top Case to store your backpack and camera
  • French TVA Taxes
  • Polaroid Souvenir Photograph

 

Not Included

  • Theft and Damage Security Deposit - taken as a "hold" on a major credit card (not charged to the card)
  • Optional Guide Gratuity

 

Vespa Scooters

Both the 50cc and 125cc Vespas are the exact same size, and are large enough for 2 people to ride together. The 125cc has the larger engine and is heavier.

 

Pricing Options

The Vespas seat two people and there are different rates for one person only as a driver and for a driver plus a passenger riding double. Each Vespa must have a driver. Maximum two Vespas per tour.

 

Helmet Sizes

Each driver and passenger must wear a helmet, which will be provided. You will be asked on the Order Form to provide helmet sizes for each member of your party. Here are sizing guidelines for the various helmet sizes:

  • Small - 21.4 inches or 54 centimeters to 22.4 inches or 56 centimeters
  • Medium - 22.4 inches or 56 centimeters to 23.1 inches or 58 centimeters
  • Large - 23.1 inches or 58 centimeters to 23.9 inches or 60 centimeters
  • Extra Large - 23.9 inches or 60 centimeters to 24.7 inches or 62 centimeters

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a international driver's license? -- There is no requirement to hold an international driver's license to drive one of the Vespas. You DO need to hold a valid license from your home jurisdiction.

Will you meet me at a Paris train station? -- Yes, complimentary delivery and collection may be arranged from any of the major train stations in Paris.

Is there complimentary delivery to and collection from CDG airport or any suburban areas of Paris? -- No, but delivery to and collection from CDG airport and some suburban areas of Paris may be arranged for a fee to cover additional travel time. To make such arrangements, a phone number will be provided on your E-Ticket.

Can we request a specific colour Vespa? -- Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee specific colours.

Is it difficult to find parking in Paris? -- No, Paris has plenty of specific scooter parking all over the city. At most of the monuments, it is directly in front...so very convenient. Though you will see many scooters parked on the sidewalks, we do not recommend doing this as it is a parking violation and you may get a ticket.

What if it rains on the day of our tour? -- The tour will be postponed and moved to a different day. If you are unable to do the tour of a different day you will be refunded.

 

48 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Complimentary pick-up and drop-off are included for Paris hotels, apartments and train stations.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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