MELANIE P

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MELANIE P

MELANIE P

USA

Jul212013

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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

The actual tour was OK but communication with the tour company was not good. First, I had set up the tour to start in Versailles not Paris because we were staying in Versailles and the tour company for some reason could not get that through their heads because they sent our several emails asking us about it and even texted my cell phone while we were in Paris saying they would meet us in Paris at the train station. I called, leaving a message that no meeting at the train station in Paris would not work since we were staying in Versailles. Secondly, I thought I had booked the evening tour of the gardens with the water show in the evening but after meeting our guide she told me that we would have to pay extra for that. The tour guide did a fine job and was very polite and met us at the statue on time and all but communication with this company that apparently is in Rome but the big company is even in a different country than Rome is very difficult to say the least in my opinion.

Jul202013

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Chateaux de Chambord, Chenonceau and Loire Valley Wine-Tasting Day Trip from Paris

Paris, France

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was my favorite tour of our entire 10 days of tours in London and Paris. The guide, Lindsey was a delight, very knowledgeable and had some very interesting stories and facts to share with us. As with many Viator tours I have been on in other countries, she is an American student studying in Paris, and in my opinion - they make the best tour guides. This was a lovely day and welcomed reprieve of getting out of Paris to travel to the French countryside. These chateau's are beautiful, especially Chenonceau. The Wine-tasting and lunch at Nitray was wonderful. The chateau owner at Nitray was a delight, the wine and lunch were both delicious. We even bought bottles of wine to take with us.

Jul182013

Tour/Activity

Paris in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Paris, France

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

This was a very good tour. First, the tour guide got us right in the Louvre, wasted no time showing us the most important pieces of art. Seeing the Louvre on your own would be difficult and take much longer because it is huge and if were to see everything, it would take days and maybe weeks. The lunch at the Eiffel tower was delicious and wonderful views while eating. In my opinion a little too much time allotted for free time at the Eiffel tower - could have easily cut at least 30 minutes off that. We then got on the Seine River to Notre Dame, which you do on your own.

Jul172013

Tour/Activity

Moulin Rouge Show Paris

Paris, France

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

We were hurried in, not greeted by waiter, crowded into a tiny space. Show was not that good for price. If you are cloister phobic this show is not for you. I didn't think I was but after being squeezed into this place and feeling like I couldn't breathe I wonder now if I am. When we came out of the show my husband wanted to take a photo of me with the sign in the background and one of the men that work there said something in French and waved us on very rudely. I do not recommend this show!

Jul162013

Tour/Activity

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review

I recommend skipping Bath and Stonehenge and just doing Windsor Castle but for a lot longer. Our guide was very efficient in rushing us in Windsor and out but I felt cheated that I was so rushed through Windsor castle. It wasn't the tour guide's fault, he had to do it this way to get us to Stonehenge and Bath and back on time. Stonehenge I could have lived without and Bath was a huge disappointment to me after seeing real ruins of a Roman bath in Israel. This one is pretty much recreated around some of the ruins. But some may like this, it was just a very long day and I would rather spent most of the day at Windsor and back to London earlier.

Jul152013

Tour/Activity

Downton Abbey and Oxford Tour from London Including Highclere Castle

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review

Our tour guide, David was a delight! Oxford College was surprisingly one of my favorite places of all the places we visited in London and I only went because it was part of the Highclere Castle tour. I loved learning about Oxford college and David's humor, knowledge, his great care of his tour made it a great tour. Highclere was a little disappointing but I still would recommend it. I had greater expectations for it and was a little let down but Oxford college and our tour guide, David made up for the disappointment of Highclere.

Jul142013

Tour/Activity

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
1 star rating: I do not recommend this

My Review

You can do this on your own

Jul132013

Tour/Activity

London Shared Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel

London, United Kingdom

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review

This was excellent. Driver was on time, polite, helpful and efficient.

Jul112010

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Borghese Gallery and Gardens Walking Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Very good, guide was great, gardens are beautiful!

Jul112010

Tour/Activity

Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

Rome, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Very good, guide was great and very informative!

Jul092010

Tour/Activity

Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

Venice, Italy

My Rating
2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better

My Review
I think Murano was OK but the other two islands were a waste of time. Time much better spent in Venice in my opinion. If you just want to see the glass blowing in Murano, then I would just recommend you taking a boat to there and not the other two boring islands. Much better prices on Murano glass in Venice.

Jul082010

Tour/Activity

Skip the Line: Venice in One Day Including Boat Tour

Venice, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
Very good, great guide and very interesting!

Jul072010

Tour/Activity

Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Florence, Italy

My Rating
4 star rating: Recommended

My Review
We loved learning all the things the guide taught us! This was fascinating and very educational on the art and architecture. Guide made it fun and interesting!

Jul062010

Tour/Activity

Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Florence, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
This was one of our favorite days of the whole entire trip! Beautiful, great food and wine at the farm...more than you can possibly eat or drink! I bought some wine very reasonably Sienna and San G. both were absolutely beautiful and fascinating! The only place we didn't care too much for was Pisa...nothing there to see but the tower. The Australian female guide was fabulous! It was a long day but worth it!!!

Jul052010

Tour/Activity

Florence Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Florence, Italy

My Rating
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

My Review
Great! On time with my name on sign. Waited patiently while I exchanged money, lifted bags and very couteous!

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