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Our driver picked us up right on time outside our apartment rental. He was very pleasant and the group included our family of four, along with three other people. Giverny was beautiful, but somewhat crowded the morning we were there. The crowds, however, did not detract from our enjoyment of the gardens and home. Absolutely beautiful! We then had lunch at an old mill which is now a restaurant. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere very picturesque and quaint. We then traveled to Versailles, which was definitely crowded, but we were able to see everything we wanted to see. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and communicated with us through headsets throughout our tour. We had a little time after touring the palace to visit the gardens on our own. There wasn't a lot of time left to do this, but we found it to be enough time to walk around and see the highlights. This was one of our favorite excursions the entire week we were in Paris. It was fun to get out of the city for a little while and enjoy the countryside. Overall, we would highly recommend this tour.
Our tour did not go on the June 25 2015, it went on June 26 2015 because of Paris taxi strikes. On June 26 2015 our tour guide picked us up from our Hotel and picked other two families. The tour guide was very nice explained everything, took us to Giverny where we were on our own pace going through the gardens, which were beautiful and the house which was quaint, the gift shop which i bought something and the little museum and gardens that surround it, not forgetting the poppy field in the back, everything was just exquisite. Next stop was at a restaurant, beautiful place and three course lunch with red wine, delicious.
Then we went to Versailles palace, the tour guide explained everything and we also had free time in the gardens to take pictures. At the end of the day we were all dropped off at our Hotel. It was a great and a beautiful day. I would take Viator again.
The entire day was delightful, with the possible exception of the mobs -- which is not your fault! Our guide was gracious, knowledgeable, and articulate. The sleeper event was the luncheon at the country café while traveling from Giverny to Versailles. Simply super.
This was a great day. Our guide was well informed, and helped us get through all the crowds. Giverny was a must see .
Great tour and tour guide. Only drawback was that our guide had to translate in two languages english and French which meant we had less time during the Versailles tour to see everything.
This was the very best tour I did. Our tour guide treated us like gold. He picked us up at the hotel. He gave us information, stayed right with us during the tour, getting tickets for us and good viewing spots, but gave us some free time to buy souvenirs, brought the van around to pick us up, took us to lunch at a WONDERFUL old mill with a gourmet meal. In the end he returned us to our hotel. I did this my first day and it was wonderful to have this pampering my first day while I was learning my way around Paris.
The Tour of Giverny and Versailles was wonderful. Gregory was our tour guide and he was so accommodating. He had a lot of knowledge about Monet and the Royalty of the palace. He was also very funny. For lunch we ate at this quaint little restaurant. The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend you guys, But I have to say that I did think it was a little Pricey.
It was a wonderful day, on time pick up, great lunch and good tour guides. As I am american I found the Versailles guide to talk a bit fast and sometimes hard to understand, but he was doing his best!
Loved small group and sight seeing other places outside of Paris was great.
This is a must do tour. The guides were professional and very personable. The location for lunch was just beautiful and the food very good. All in all a first class experience.
Our tour guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable, great sense of humor, excellent English and a very pleasant personality . My wife and i both felt our guide made the tour very enjoyable and a positive memory for us.
The tour was all the more wonderful due to our lovely tour guide, Danielle. She was charming and so very knowledgable. Being picked up at our hotel was an added bonus. Danielle handled the Paris traffic , no easy task, with ease. All in all an absolutely perfect day!
I highly recommend this tour. Being able to be picked up at the hotel and going with a small group tour was the best idea. The tour guide was excellent, and we did not feel rushed at any time. We visited Versailles and Giverny and enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a quaint restaurant. Best tour!!!!
We had a great day out on this tour. It would have been nicer to spend longer in the gardens instead of half an hour before the palace tour and only half an hour after. Lunch was spectacular, one of the best meals we had in France. The tour guide was lovely, very knowledgable and paced the tour well. Great to be able to see both sights in the same day, recommended!
Excellent tour! Our tour guide was a native so he was very familiar with the area and all of its history. Fell in love with Giverny--Monet's gardens are just breathtaking--and I could have stayed there all day. Lunch was quaint and very good in another picturesque setting. I really like the smaller tours. There were just six of us and we had pleasant conversations and a good time. Versailles was also impressive but very crowded. Our tour guide took us through all of the highlights and gave us time to explore the gardens on our own. I highly recommend this tour. It's a full day but an excellent way to see two landmarks and not have to worry about any of the transportation and logistics.
Awesome way to see both in one day. Our tour guide elise was so knowledgeable and gave great commentary all along the way. Loved giverny and glad to have ticked Versailles off the list :-)
Nick was awesome. Really took care of us and navigated us through the crowds. very knowledgable.
We were picked up at our hotel and joined 6 other people in this minivan tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area we were driving through and took us from Giverny to Versailles, with a stop for lunch at a quaint old mill, where a number of artists were preparing for a competition. I cannot say enough good things about our guide--he made the trip stress-free, informative and very enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Another fabulous day. Our tour guide Chris was excellent. Great day viewing Monet garden and Versailles
This was a wonderful tour especially with our guide. My only wish was to stay longer to see more of the gardens. Note, there are so many people, it can be very crowded!
This was a terrific tour. Monet's Garden and Versailles were just stunning. Our guide was extremely knowledgable, very friendly and spoke perfect english. My wife is a coeliac so the guide was able to quickly organise an alternative gluten-free lunch option. Also, whilst at Versailles we wanted to see the Ballroom Garden featured in the film 'A Little Chaos'. He quickly added that to our tour with no problem at all. All arrangement were bang on time and we arrived back at our hotel tired but very hppy! Thoroughly recommended.
Our guide, Henri was very knowledgable and answered all our questions. Hotel pick up and drop off saved us so much time. Lunch was good and we were given enough time to relax. I will use aviator in the future.