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We had a great day with Charlotte. She was a great tour guide. It was a big group and she was very knowledgeable. We had a fun day and loved it. It's a lot to try to do in one day. It was pretty rushed but she did the best that she could with the time that she had to work with. We enjoyed the river cruise and the lunch at the Eiffel Tower. The Louvre just really needs to have a week to itself but she showed us some highlights and I enjoyed what she showed us. Loved Charlotte! She was a lot of fun.
Excellent !!! I'm glad picked the scorted 'cause we got the best tour guide ever: Samy from Evan Evans !!! He took care of us all the time, got us tickets to Eiffel Tour, and wen't to the second level in a few minutes, then lunch, boat tour on the River and Notre Dame. Hotel was excellent as well.
My 2 day rail trip to Paris was really great. Our guide did a phenomenal job getting into places easily and keeping us on the go all day. My only disappointment was not going onto the Eiffel Tower. The line was several hours long and we would have spent too much of our tour in line. My wife and I travelled to Versailles the second day and truly enjoyded the palace. We would not have been able to see all that we did on our own.
excellant, wonderful guide, Sam, loved Paris. Hotel great, everyone friendly and helpful. fitted in so much in such a short period of time.
make sure you get Euros before you travel and if staying overnight, pack into a small backpack only, sensible shoes a must
An excellent way to see Paris on a short time frame. Our guide "Sammi", was attentive to our needs, providing additional support for directions, accommodations, transportation, etc. The hotel for the overnight was good.
Thanks every thing went as expected. The hotel booked in Paris was excellent. Thank you.
Very good tour. We were happy with how almost everything went. Sami was great as a tour leader. Things we were not happy with were minor and in the big picture, not terribly important. Tour went just as we anticipated when we booked, and made our Paris visit memorable.
The guide was very helpful. We had an excellent guide. Paris was wonderful.
The only wrong thing was the hotl. Mercure is subpar. Very dark hallways and breakfast not the best. Sammy the tour guide was great.
Our trip to Paris worked out well,good tour and guide.However,we were very disappointed with the hotel as it was very far from the station and we had to take a taxi which cost us 30 euros.The following morning.we again had to take a taxi back to the station to store our luggage so we could go on the hop-on,hop-off bus which was another 30 euros.When I phoned in advance to let the tour people know that we would be there,the man I spoke to told me that our luggage would be dropped off at the hotel before the tour started.Of course this wasn't possible and our tour guide told us that we had to store it at the station which cost us 10 euros on the 1st day and another 10 euros the 2nd day.Therefore between the 2 taxi rides at 30 euros each and the 2 storages at 10 euros each,we spent 80 euros which we had not planned on.
We also met 2 other women who had booked a 2-day Paris trip from London and their hotel was 2 blocks from the station,saving them taxi money.We also saw many hotels in the area around the station,so we didn`t know why we were so far away.If we had known all this,we wouldn`t have gone or we would have taken the 1-day tour which the other people in our group had done.
Guide was quite a character, but he made sure we could find our hotel and that we were picked up when promised to get back to Gare du Nord.
The tour was organized and went according to plan. Our tour guide was funny and very attentive. We had a great time!
Tour was great and helpful. Tour Guide was Funny and knew a lot information. Hotel was nice.
Very well organized and we saw all the top sites without waiting on long lines - priceless. Can't sing high enough praises for Sammy our guide - he was terrific! Highly recommended.
Booking through Viator was the best thing we could have done. I had to phone them as my hotel in London was not on the list as a pick up point. The agent couldn't have been any nicer. She arranged for a car service to collect us from the hotel and drop us off at the train station. An agent from the tour company was there to greet us, with documents in hand. Our tour guide Sammy, greeted us upon arrival. Everything was as smooth as it could be. The hotel selected for us was located in Montmarte. It was a very nice hotel in a perfect location. Sacre Couer was about a 10 minute walk from the hotel. I deducted one star from the review because of seating on the Eurostar. I requested the standard train trip versus first class on the Eurostar. I felt like I was in a cattle car. The seats chosen were the worst of the worst. They need to work out a better system with Eurostar; choose seats for their tour passengers well in advance. Don't wait a week before departure. If you can afford the extra money, I advise upgrading to first class. All in all I had nothing too major to complain about. It was a wonderful 2 days laid out by the tour company. I will most definitely use them again for future tours.
Viator was great, Paris... not so. Arrangements were handled well, including prompt hotel pick-up in London. We had escorted tour and our tour guide was the best! The guided tour itself was well arranged and we were able to see a lot. Again, our guide was the best. The hotel was actually quite good. Large room (by European standards), good amentities, nice breakfast included. Hotel was conveniently located. Unfortunately, we find Paris a dirty city and the traffic congestion made the bus tour very slow for the most part. We opted to upgrade to first class for the return train trip, which was a bit of splurge, but it was nice to have more comfortable seats and beverages and a mice meal as we relaxed on the trip back to London.
Overall well organized...The tour guide did not know which hotel we were assigned to stay overnight, but thankfully we knew, and he was then able to direct us to it...We enjoyed Paris immensely
Overall it was a lovely trip with the escorted tour on day 1, and free time on day 2. The hotel was located in Montmarte and just around the corner from Moulin Rouge. We walked to the artist area and visited the Dali museum - Montmarte is a beautiful place. The only drawback was when the tour guide brought us back to the Le Gare Du Nord at the end of day 1 and explained the departure procedures for those on the day trip only, and was prepared to head off without explaining to those of us staying overnight. And later we realized the tour guide did not hand us the hop onoff ticket valid on the second day too. Left a message in mobile voice mail but didn't get a response. Luckily we spent day 2 in Montmarte and didn't need to ride the tour bus.
This trip had a few glitches train seat with no window! tour guide showed up at 800 at train station while everyone was told to be there at 745 causing a bit of panic for some. Hotel was great, within walking distance to a metro. We did the independent trip which was perfect for us. We felt the sightseeing bus Cars Rouges was not as good as the Big Bus tours in London. Overall, trip was a good exposure to Paris sights.