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Oct052014

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Paris Shuttle Departure Transfer: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris, France

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

The shuttle was late picking us up. We were the first ones to be picked up and there were two other pickups before heading to the airport. Sharing a shuttle is normally fine, but we arrived at the airport 2.5 hours before our flight instead of the 3 hours that was recommended. We were lucky we didn't miss our flight as checking in with baggage and going through security took 2 hours. We made it to the gate for boarding with just 15 minutes to spare before the gate would have closed.

Oct042014

Tour/Activity

Paris Shuttle Arrival Transfer: Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

It was easy to use the public phones to contact the shuttle service for pickup from the arrivals hall. We waited about 5 minutes for the pickup and another 10 minutes waiting for other guests who joined our shuttle. This was fine as using a shuttle was cheaper than private taxi.

Jul222011

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

Our Canadian tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the tour of Notre Dame Cathedral. It was obvious he had a passion for the city. He offered many interesting facts and answered questions with intelligent answers. Skipping the line for the bell tower was a must, since it was the length of one side of the cathedral and we've heard it can be a long as a 2 hours wait. The view was amazing and well worth the climb, you'll get great photos from there. This is a good tour to book.

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  • Bridge the Gap
  • Gargoyle Gardians
  • Grand architecture
  • The Guide

Jul212011

Tour/Activity

Parc Asterix Tickets

Paris, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

We had tons of fun at Parc Asterix. The themes were great and performers moving about the park were enthusiastic and entertaining. We enjoyed the water show except that it got very hot since there was no sun shade over the seating area. We didn't get to go on Tonnerre de Zeus since it was broken down for most of the morning. The rest of the rides were a lot of fun and line ups were not excessively long (no more than 20 min), unlike some parks I've been to. We travelled to the park by taking the RER to Charles De Gaulle airport Terminal 1, then purchased a bus ticket at the Parc Astrix booth in the terminal which then took us the rest of the way. It was very easy and better than renting a car, and if you already have a metro pass that goes out to zone 5 (i.e. the airport), you might as well take advantage of it. If you like amusement parks, this tour is well worth it.

Jul192011

Tour/Activity

Viator Exclusive: Private Paris Tour by Citroen 2CV

Paris, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

The management that runs this tour has surprised me with excellent service. I took this tour back in July 2011 and had been disappointed in the experience. They were quick to respond to my concerns and showed genuine interest in learning what went wrong. We enjoyed riding in the little Citroen 2CV. Our guide was a friendly and skilled driver weaving in and out of Paris traffic, but I believe due to inexperience he did not provide much insight into the places he showed us. When I return to Paris I look forward to giving them another chance to give a great tour that fits their reputation.

Jul192011

Tour/Activity

Dinner and Show at the Moulin Rouge with Hotel Pickup

Paris, France

My Rating
3 star rating: Worth doing

My Review

Moulin Rouge is one of those tourist trap kind of tours that you just have to go on, even though everyone tells you not to. If you're looking to say that you've been to the Moulin Rouge, this tour is for you. Go expecting a campy, circus like show with topless dancers. It's not high calibre and of course is over priced, but it is entertaining. We choose the early show which included dinner, I would say this is the better choice since you'll be back at your hotel at a reasonable time before midnight. The food is nothing spectacular, we did the least expensive of the meals "French Can Can". In fact, the next day we were shopping in a local grocery store and saw what appeared to be the exact same appetizer "Gavroche" wrapped in styrofoam packaging for about 1 Euro. Make sure to order any drinks before the show starts, they announce that all service will be stopping once the show begins. I understand why, it's a tight fit between the tables and it would be very distracting to have waiters moving about during the show. Expect to be seated with other people, so make some friends and share your stories. Even with all the down sides, I would still recommend this tour just to experience it, and form your own opinion.

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