This tour was an amazing experience, and it is one not to be missed. We did this the same day we arrived in Rome, and it was a good way to relax and learn about the surrounding area without having to rent a car. It also introduces you to the local wine. This was my third time visiting Rome, and I am super glad I did this tour.
This tour was one of the best I have ever taken, and I have taken a lot of tours throughout Europe with Viator in countless cities. This is a local tour where a Parisian expert walks you through St. Germain-des-Pres and introduces you to high-end chocolatiers as well as boulangeres. I had no idea we would sample as many items as we did and then discuss the various awards the owners had and how they differ from each other. This is no ordinary tour; it is quite extraordinary. Our guide, Myriam, was superb. Our entire group agreed she was an amazing teacher who knew her food and shared her expertise. All of us were so thrilled, every one in our group reached for tip money immediately following the tour and were pleased to give it to her. If you are a foodie or a person who just wants to learn the area and about how passionate the French are for quality ingredients, take this tour. It will be a highlight of your trip. It is also a wonderful way to peel back a layer into how the Parisians live. I can't say enough good about it.
I loved this tour. First, you get to skip the hours-long line to get in. Second, you get a guide who teaches you the history of the tower and shares facts and stories you wouldn't normally know. for example, we were taught how the tower survived Nazi occupation - fascinating story. Our guide was an American who was studying at the AUP for her Master's degree. She was personable and knew everything not only about the tower, but also about the city. You learn a lot more than trying to just do the tour on your own. This tour is awesome.
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