Excellent tour with 2 very interesting Chateaux. Tour Guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
Instead of doing Versailles we chose to see two chateau's. Glad we did the tour from the beginning it was fabulous. The tour bus was new and modern which had a moon roof and seats very comfortable. The Vaux le Vicomte was my favorite as it was stately and in the country. Lunch at Vicomte was terrific but you need to allow time as you can't do all the gardens and include lunch so budget your time. The Chateaux de Fontainebleau is endless and at times boring but you can choose where you want to go. I would split my time and do some of the gardens which we only had a small amount of time as we didn't know better. This is a full day as we left at 9:00 am and arrived home at 6:30 pm. Viator I have used in New York and Chicago and for the price it is quality all the way.
This was one of my favorite places Vaux le Vicomte. It was such a great day of history and exploration. The sheer beauty of the chateaux and gardens were beyond belief. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great driver! Very congenial and well informed! Not enough time to really enjoy Chateau de Fontainebleu When we finished the self guided tour it was time to leave without seeing the gardens or other areas
This was a wonderful tour I enjoyed both the Chateauxs and could spend enough time at each.
A very informative tour. Better than visiting three chateau in the Loire Valley with a much shorter trip and less tourists. Recommended highly
If I could give this tour a score of 6 out of 5 I would do it! It was exceptional. There was no time wasting so we had plenty of time to explore each chateau and their gardens as well. Both Vaux le Vicomte and Fountainbleau are places that should not be missed. Highly recommended tour - I would happily do all over again.
This was a great day. Vicomte was superb however it was a pity that a lot of Fontainebleau was under renovation. Also the self guides at Fontainebleau were not working correctly. They should be ckecked!
On Thursday July 16, 2015 we arrived at the tour center and took the air-conditiioned coach to Vaux le Vicomte. This was our first experience with Viator.
Following the tour of that castle, we went by bus to Fontainebleau. However, the air-conditioner on the bus did not work during that trip. The driver and company representative were told that a new bus should be obtained for the return trip to Paris. There was plenty of time to do that during the time allotted to tour the castle. When we arrived at the bus for the return trip to Paris, we had the same bus and the air conditioning still did not work. This made for a very uncomfortable trip to Paris since the temperature reached 100 degrees. What was irritating was the driver and the company representative did not seem concerned in fact, the representative made light of the passengers discomfort.
The palace tours were great.
This was an excellent way to see two exciting Chateaux in one day, but don't expect anyone to guide you. One is given written directions when to get back to the bus when boarding, but that is about it. The bus driver drove us to the Chateaux without a word. There was some confusion where to pick up our audios,etc., but with a little common sense it wasn't difficult.
I suggest bringing a snack and eating it between the drive to the second Chateaus as one won't have time to eat if you want to see everything that's in these Chateaux. You will have to decide what is more important to you - eating or viewing everything ...
This is a full day trip, from 9:00 until after 5:00, and do get there early as there are a number of day trips starting at the same place !
These two chateaux are astonishing, and well worth the day trip. A coach takes you there, and then you have free time to visit on your own. Maybe take a picnic lunch to have in the gardens of Vaux le Vicomte. Great day.
Really enjoyed this day! Make sure you hire a buggy , that way you will get to see all of the garden otherwise it's a long walk and the tour probably won't allow you to explore beautifully kept gardens at Fontainebleau if you walk. They aren't expensive, you'll enjoy the gardens more, plus there fun to drive. You will see little brooks and streams, lovely. The woods are beautiful, very peaceful and pretty.
Mixed feelings on this one. No commentary at all when starting out, on drive or throughout the day except for the audios at the properties. Vaux lt Vicomte very good.
However did not know at Fontainebleau whether could do the bedchambers or the museum or both.
Both chateaus were very interesting. Jean Louis was an excellent guide, keeping us informed about times and locations to meet. It made our trip very manageable.
This tour sounded great on paper, but was too much to cover in the time allotment. I would recommend taking a tour of the chauteaux that has the most interest, as it is hard to cover both in one day.
The instructions for the audio that covered the first chateaux, was easy to use, when walking through the chateaux. It was nice to be able to return to a specific room and replay the audio for that particular room, if one missed some information from the audio the first time around. The instructions for the audio of the second chateaux, however, was not as clear. It was a bit more confusing.
The garden areas for both chateaux were breath-taking at a glance. One did not really have enough time
to really go out and wander around the gardens.
The tour was exactly as advertised, very efficient and friendly service. Highly recommend Vaux le Vicomte - an under-advertised gem of a Chateau. Fontainebleau is bigger and more famous, but Vaux le Vicomte gives you a better idea of the elegant lifestyle.
My wife and I were very pleased with the service. It was an amazing experience, it may not the most economical way to visit two beatiful chateaux in one day it was well worth money experience. Transportation was comfortable, on-time and service was very proffessional. I would highly recommend this tour again.
I would not recommend this tour to anyone as there was no tour. It was just transportation to the Chateaus and back to Paris.
I guess it was fine since I hate listening to useless trivial information from tour guides.
A DELLIGHTFUL DAY...VAUX LE VICOMTE EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS...HOUSE AND GARDENS TRULY MAGNIFICENT...AND A LOVELY DRIVE OUT IN THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE AS WELL.
CHATEAUX FONTAINEBLEAU SOMETHING OF A DISAPPOINTMENT...IT ISN'T BEING KEPT UP VERY WELL...CHANDELIERS ARE DUSTY AND LOTS OF STUFF NEEDS A COAT OF PAINT...A DISAPPOINTMENT BUT LOVED ROAMING THE LITTLE TOWN OF FONTAINEBLEAU AND MIXING WITH THE NATIVES...
Enjoyed the flexibility to walk around on our own instead of being guided every step of the way. The tour guide was full of information on the bus ride out of and back into Paris, she also knew a lot about where we were going. Beautiful chateau's.
This was a wonderful tour! We had all day between the two chateaux but they were so beautiful we could have stayed even longer. The guide was helpful and there was a restaurant to eat lunch at that was quite good. The bus was comfortable and the ride was a lovely little voyage outside Paris. The Vaux le Vicomte was a wonderful surprise and so outstanding to see for the first time! I would highly recommend this all day independent tour with audio go at your own pace devices to anyone wanting to see something new and different from the Paris tourist attractions.
Loved seeing both chateaus, they were great. My only complaint is that the description said we would have an audio guide at Fontainebleau, but we did NOT. We would have had to get in line with the other tourists, which would have made is not skip the line, and pay 3 euros to get the audio guide. The line was long enough that our foursome decided to not do that, so we missed out on hearing what each room had to offer and the history. There were descriptions posted in each room, but again, with the number of tourists there and with the darkness in some rooms, sometimes it was impossible to read them. We did get the audio guides at Vaux le Vicomte, so that part was great.
We nearly didn't make this tour but the company operators made sure we did, many thanks to them. Fontainebleau is staggering on your senses, the Chateau rooms are more overwhelming than any others I have seen. There was so much to see inside that we didn't get a chance to see the gardens. I would do this tour again.
Very well organised. Couldn't have done it without the tour. Fontainebleau was fabulous and Vaux le Viscomte was a wonderful surprise. Just what we needed: transport and guidance. Great tour.
Day trip was great. There was no audio guide for Fontainebleau. This was a little misleading. The add read like you would get one at both. The line was very long which prevented you from getting an audio guide. Enjoyed the tour at your own pace. Bus driver was very nice and helpful. Amount of time allocated at both was good.
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