Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Excellent tour guide. Highly recommend seeing the gardens. A fantastic day.
Truly awesome experience. Great guide. Glad I did the whole day and and in such a small group.
This tour was amazing! Our tour leader Celia was very helpful and gave us interesting commentary on sites on the way to and from Versailles. Our Versailles tour guide was very knowledgable and provided excellent context to the rooms and artifacts we saw. Being able to by pass the enormous line outside and to view the private rooms in a small group was an experience we will treasure. This is the way to visit Versailles! My only suggestion would be to provide more detailed directions to exit the palace as it was very confusing for us.
Very well organised with a driver who gave us full background and history on the way to Versailles. We waited a very short time before entering the palace when we left the queue was enormous! All very well ordered and everything ran to time. A great time!!
Awesome. If there's one place to see outside of Paris, it's Versailles.
Expect incredible crowds, but with a guided tour you get front of the line access. Very beautiful to see, long but worth it. The gardens, the fountains and the inside of Versailles are breathtaking. Don't expect to see every detail. It's not possible unless you spend 5 or 6 days at the site. Great guide.
We walked past massive queues to go straight in, well worth it. Enjoyable day out boating and leisurely lunch.
This tour was tremendous!! We have been to Versailles before but have never seen the King's Chambers. The private tour of the King's Bed Chambers, the Opera House and the Chapel were the best. When they say private they mean private. Our group of about 16 or so was virtually alone for much of the tour. We were alone in the Hall of Mirrors by ourselves for quite awhile before the throngs arrived. The tour included coffee and a croissant as we arrived early to begin our tour. Versailles has been and is in the process of being renovated...boy what a change with all the gold gilding glittering in the sun light. We also got to see some of the fountains in action but were somewhat disappointed in that they started turning them on at 11:00 AM and they were all off by1:00 PM. We thought that all the fountains would be operational for 2 FULL hours. The guide was good except his microphone wasn't functioning properly so he was often difficult to hear.
Amazing tour, Nicholas our guide was fabulous. I would recomend to all
What a great tour. We stopped for a hot chocolate and croissant before the tour. Then we literally bypassed the very long line to enter into the palace. While in the hall of mirrors, we were basically alone as a group which gave us time to truly appreciate the shear beauty and grander. I would highly recommend this tour. It's worth the price. The extra rooms and history are fascinating. I can't say enough about how wonderful this tour was.
Excellent tour - Our guides both our escort and the Palace guide were extremely well informed and interested. Immediate access to the Palace avoiding all queue with access to areas that the general public could not go into. Well worth the extra money.
Everything about this trip was amazing! It was incredible to see the classic sites of Giverny and Versailles first hand. The magnificence of them does not come to life until you are walking through their pathways and hallways. The lunch spot is beyond adorable and feels classically French. Plus the fresh quality and deliciousness of the food and wine doesn't hurt either! Nothing about this trip would have been as good without our wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable guide, Honoray I probably spelled that wrong. He was an endless source of knowledge and humor for us as we went about our day.
This was a semi-private tour for 4 people US w/an additional 2 people AUS added to our group at nearly 250.00 per person, we nearly spent 1500.00. In all respects this was not worth the price. Something was amiss before our guide, Etienne, arrived to pick us up at Hotel Regina next door to Paris City Tours. There were many tour vans/buses in front of our hotel as directed by Paris City Tours, we waited on the hotel steps while he sat in the van nearly 15 min before greeting us, causing a delay picking up 2nd couple. Upon meeting Etienne, his unkempt appearance was overwhelmingly disturbing....uncombed, matted hair untrimmed filthy finger nails, pinky nails extra long, torn back pants pockets. He smoked on his breaks, both when he was with and without us. His English was POOR it was EXHAUSTIVE to continually strain to comprehend him. There were very few historical facts or details that we could understand. By the time we arrived Versailles, he was presenting material by reading from the plaques in each salon...when we caught onto this, we did the same. Etienne was nothing more than a driver gotta mention the near fender-bender in the tunnel arriving Paris with a courteous disposition...he delivered us to our multiple destinations in a timely manner and navigated the expedited entrance to Versailles. As shocked as everyone all 6 in our group was, I had to ask about his experience Etienne admitted he hosts tours 'part-time'. By all standards, he is not a professional guide w/appropriate hygiene, appearance, language skills and knowledge. Please note, the overall 9 hr experience was a good one because none of us had been to Giverny/Versailles and we were determined to 'make it our own', even laughing after a couple of lunchtime glasses of wine at our misfortune. Did Etienne enhance our experience? It was a unanimous NO. Did we tip him appropriately for his time driving us, YES two2 'Wrongs', do not make a 'Right'.
The guide from Algeria spoke English with a very difficult accent to understand....
He was late picking us up so the tour of the gardens was rushed
He told us where to go in Gardens then left us to find it ourselves. We were all confused and did not even have time to see the water gardens.
lunch was terrific...yummy food and great location
the van was comfortable
The tour of Versailles was our supposedly highlight of the day.
We had to wait our turn...no problem
We asked our guide for headsets to hear him and he said no he spoke loud enough. It was very crowded and noisey. This I believe is normal with all of the tourist visiting. We could not hear him talk and he kept taking us away from the exhibits so he could talk, therefore we could not view it properly. I also feel we were rushed through. when it was over he gave us time to walk around outside....why when we needed the time inside to see everything.
It was an expensive tour that the three of us took and we were very disappointed as we were looking forward to this highlight in our Paris visit
This tour was awful! The advertised 4 hours included travel time 2 hours AND waiting in the security line to get into the palace. In addition, the description of the tour said admission was included for the palace, gardens, and apartments. When we decided to skip the security line for entering the palace and just see the gardens, we learned our ticket did NOT include the gardens, and we had to pay an additional 20 to see the gardens. I do not recommend this tour at all. If I could, I wouldn't give it any stars at all, but couldn't submit the review without selecting at least one star.
Doing what: Versailles Independent Day Trip from Paris
too many people too hot too wet. couldn't hear the guide
Great guide. She provided a great deal of history.
A trip to Versailles is a must when visiting Paris, and having the fountains on the guide told us this only happens on Tuesdays and the weekends when it was the busiest, with the musical water display made this tour a treat for the family we will remember.
Great tour guide.
It was amazing. My mom and I really enjoyed it. The guide was great and very knowledgeable. We have also enjoyed the lunch that was included in the tour. Thank you for an incredible experience.
Truly amazing. Had a lovely magical night here.
Exceptional! The tour guide was/is very knowledgeable and informative. The only way to see Le Palais de Versailles-otherwise, the alternative is a 3 hr line to get in and that's a self guided tour w/o the exceptionally knowledgeable guide detailing history, etc...
Guide was very knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend.
Very convenient. Driver/guide was on-time. Drove and told us some history and also pointed out landmarks. Went to the gardens first. I brought my elderly parents and they walked a bit before resting. We were given about 45 mins i think in the gardens. Then waited about 15 mins before he managed to get us through the queues. We took the audio guide and wandered around by ourselves. Time was just about enough. After the tour, he showed us a bit of versailles town itself before driving back to the hotel. Highly recommend this tour if you want a hassle-free, quick tour or if you are bringing elderly people.
From the very prompt pick-up at our abode, and the guides descriptions of places on the way to Giverny we knew we were in safe hands.At Giverny his knowledge about Monet,his extended family and the gardens made our stay memorable. The luncheon place was well chosen and the food and wine were superb.Finally when we reached Versailles and met with crowds ,that was when we felt we were fortunate to be wired-for-sound in the hands of a masterful guide whose knowledge of the place was awesome. All in all a memorable day.I am sure that our fellow travelers three Singaporeans, and three from the U.S would agree with we two Australians That this a memorable day.
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