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Papeete, French Polynesia
Papeete Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Enjoy a half day of exploring the capital of French Polynesia with a local guide, on this walking tour of Papeete. Your guide will tell you stories about the city’s past, and you’ll get a glimpse into local life and culture. Visit places that you might miss if traveling independently. This is an ideal trip for travelers who want to learn more about the country before or after a relaxing beach vacation.
  • Sun umbrellas and fans are provided for your comfort
  • All activities are included
  • Learn about the capital of French Polynesia from a local guide
  • Visit gardens, markets, churches, and more
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Tahiti Tourisme , 98714 Bd de la Reine Pomare IV, Papeete 98714, French Polynesia

Departure Point: Tahiti Tourism desk on the sea front of Papeete

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shoes for walk
  • Hat or cap
  • Bottle of water
  • Sunglasses
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the social distancing policy during Papeete Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "Recommended If you need a shorter 2 hour city tour on foot." See review
  • "It was great to get a customized tour of the city especially on my first real day there." See review


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Most knowledgeable guide in Papeete
, Apr. 2022
My favorite part of the tour was listening to Christian's passion for Tahitian history and culture. My second favorite was the stunning street art. 100% recommended. -- Ma partie préférée de la balade etais la passion de Christian pour l’histoire et la culture tahitiennes. Mon deuxième favori était le "street art" magnifique. 100% recommandé.
A gentle walk around Papeete
, Mar. 2022
Guide was professional and friendly. Went at a good pace for two 75 year youngsters. Shared interesting information about the history of Tahiti, politics, religion, social life, etc. hotel needs flyers about this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar. 2022
It was a big pleasure to meet both of you. I hope you've enjoyed your cruise in our islands and wish you a nice back trip to US.
Papeete in half a day
, Jun. 2021
We took the Papeete walking tour with Christian. He was very knowledgeable and informative. It was nice spending time with him and learning about the history of Tahiti.
icon Response from Host , Jun. 2021
Ia Ora Na Gail, Thank you some much for coming visiting our Capital. It was a big pleasure to spend time with you and family. Hope you'll be back one day. Mauruuru roa Kind regards.
Marvelous history and landmark tour
, Mar. 2020
Christian was patient and gave a thorough, informative and interesting tour of Papeete. A must do to learn the history of French Polynesia.
A tour not taken
, Mar. 2020
I was not able to find the guide. I did not, in the end, actually take any tour of Papeete. This tour was a replacement for another tour which was canceled by the tour operator.
Papeete Walking Tour with Christian
, Jan. 2020
Booked Papeete Walking Tour at the suggestion of my partner, and so glad I did. We had a great time. Christian showed us the highlights of downtown Papeete. He is very pleasant and knowledgeable. If we find ever find ourselves back in Tahiti, we will definitely look Christian up. Thanks so much Christian! Ivory & Will
icon Response from Host , Feb. 2020
'Ia Ora Na Ivory and Will. I hope we will meet again, for more adventures together. Enjoy your flight back home. It was really cool to share time and make you discover more about our city and islands. Mauruuru roa. Christian.
Christmas Eve
, Dec. 2019
Christian gave us a personal tour. He is quite an historian and we had an overview of Papeete past and present. Also he knew where to get presents for the grandkids plus a bottle of wine. Recommended If you need a shorter 2 hour city tour on foot. The starting point is the tourist office by the ferry.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2019
'Ia Ora Na Margareth and David, I hope you had a pleasant flight back home. Thank you for coming visit our city and see next time for a little road train tour and even more. Happy new year 2020. Kind regards. Mauruuru roa Christian.
Papeete Walking Tour.
, Aug. 2019
The guide did not turn up. We later found out that the company doing this tour had ceased to trade approximately two months ago. We tried their telephone number and it was not accepting incoming calls. I will be looking for Viator to reimburse the cost of the tour in full as soon as possible.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2019
'Ia Ora Na Yvonne, We apologize for the inconvenience. We 've proceed for a refund for you. Kind regards. Mauruuru roa. Christian.
Walking tour of Papeete
, Jul. 2019
It was great to get a customized tour of the city especially on my first real day there. Christian was super friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks to him, I now know the history of many places in the city and how to get to many places.
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2019
'Ia Ora Na, Thank you for your coming in our city. It was a real pleasure to share experience and knowledge with you. I hope you doing well and happy new year 2020. Kind regards. Mauruuru roa. Christian.
Exceptional knowledge
, Jun. 2019
We had a fantastic experience with Christian who is the Owner/Guide. A very comprehensive 3 hours where we visited the Marina, Gardens, Protestant Cathedral, Catholic (Notre Dame) Cathedral, Government buildings, Presidential Palace, Central Market along with many other sights. Christian was very knowledgeable and shared with us his extensive knowledge of Papeete and Tahitian history. We highly recommend this tour. Christian, thank you for an excellent tour on Friday 28 June. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. Best wishes Tom and Jill New Zealand
icon Response from Host , Dec. 2019
'Ia Ora Na Tom and Jill, I hope you doing well and happy new year 2020. Thank you for your coming to visit our city. Maybe next time for a little road train tour when it will operate again. Kind regards. Mauruuru roa Christian.
Little Train Walking tour.
, Sep. 2018
I happened to be the only tourist on the 1:00 P.M. tour. It turned out to be all on the little train on wheels and no walking. I saw the majority of Papeete. I was scheduled for the 9:00 A.M. tour which did not happen, however the owner made up for it by getting me to the cruise pier after the tour and presenting me with a few local cosmetic gifts. If I travel to Papeete again, I will book the walking tour.
1 traveller found this review helpful
Our guide was the best!! He took us...
Carol A
, May 2018
Our guide was the best!! He took us to so many places that we had never heard of and never saw advertised anywhere. He was an expert!! Beautiful city and wonderful and warm people. Thanks to Viator and our guide. Worth every penny!!!

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