Had for some reason been expecting a cruise first and dinner at the tower to close the tour. However, the sequence executed was much better. Our group apparently had a strong Spanish participation, and the initial greeting on the tour bus was therefore delivered in Spanish, which threw us a little. A short hello on all the languages would probably have had all the participants better at ease.
At Eiffel Tower our group got well placed tables by the window or right next to it, and even at 58m height the view over Paris was spectacular. The pre-ordered dinner was very tasty and of good quality, but as we were all different nationalities not speaking French very well, it would have been nice to see a menu in English to fully understand what we were served.
The Seine cruise followed at a leisurly pace after the dinner, and the arrangements and particularly tour guide on the Bateaux Parisiennes boat were excellent. I particularly liked the availability of narrative in 6-8 languages, not to mention the positive and friendly approach of the tour guide to all the passengers on board.
A special thank you goes to the local tour guides, who led the group with confidence and spoke slowly and clearly, so everyone could follow their lead.
Liked: quality of arrangements and tour guides
Disliked: lack of multi-lingual greeting at tour start and menu at dinner
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