A pending strike put a damper, on the tour. With an overload of tours, the palace still shone.
Apparently, my ticket did not include the gardens, fountains et al. I was not going to spend an additional 8 euros per person on it. I do not believe that this was properly communicated. The price was high enough to start off with.
Nice tour of Paris by bus, followed by lunch at 58 Tour Eifel Restaurant, followed by Seine River Cruise, proved to be an enjoyable afternoon. The real plus of the tour, with or without lunch, is circumventing the crowds, at the Eifel Tower.