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Marc B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This tour was pretty much exactly as described. Pick-up at our hotel was on time and our driver/tour guide did a good job of describing the points of interest and history of the various areas we visited. We especially enjoyed the tasty lunch and views at the Eiffel tower as well as the chance to explore inside Notre Dame cathedral. The Seine River cruise offered an opportunity to see parts of the city from a different perspective. If you're only in Paris for a short visit, this tour provides a good overview of this beautiful city.

Harriet W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This is by far the best choice I made during my visit to Paris. Fred, the driver was so knowledgeable and friendly, he made it a lot of fun. You'd be surprised at how many relatives he has living and working in Paris. By arranging all of the noteworthy places to tour the lunch at the Eiffel Tower the River Cruise, he made it all happen like clockwork and it was totally delightful. Thank you for your delightful and efficient City Tour by Minivan. I loved it. Harriet Wenger Bradenton, FLorida

Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

Simply priceless!!!

Michelle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

I was extremely pleased with this tour. I didn't have high expectations but the guide went above and beyond. Manuel was friendly and informative. Highly recommended if you're in Paris for a short period of time and you want to get the most of your stay.

William F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

We had a great time on our tour of Paris. To see so much in one day is daunting but we did it. Herbert, our guide was great!. Lunch at Eiffel Tower was really good and the views fantastic. Our family enjoyed this tour greatly.

Boi Kui C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We started our tour with wasting 1 1/2 hours waiting for a Brazilian couple who was delayed to join the tour. But overall, we had a great time with our tour guide, Mr. Oscar Caicedo who made our tour fun, informative and enjoyable. We had a great city tour round Paris, passed through the Musee de Louvre, Notre Dame, stopped over at Arc de Triomphe to take some pictures, had a nice time at the Seine River Cruise and of course having our lunch at Eiffel Tower. It was breathe taking. Over all, it was a great tour.

jim y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

David-our guide was the perfect host. Traffic issues kept us from one drive-by site. It was frustrating for all, but he kept his cool. We rerouted our plans and made the Arch at the end of our trip to the satisfaction of all. We received full value for the day's excursion.

Margaret L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Gregory was an excellent guide . Very polite courteous knowledgeable funny and we all enjoyed his tour immensely. We would definately request him again for another tour.

Terence T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

An excellent way to get a good flavour of Paris in a day!
We shared the minivan with three American ladies who unfortunately were late at their pick up point. The minivan tour had just the right balance of stops/walking - although the driving/traffic in Paris is pretty scary!
The lunch in the Eiffel Tower was good value and service was excellent. It took us about 20 minutes from the beginning of the queue for the lift to being seated in the restaurant on the first floor. We then had about 20 minutes to explore the Tower before getting to the boat which is located nearby. Luckily the weather was hot and we were seated in the open area at the rear. The cruise passes under 20 bridges and provides excellent views of many of the Paris sites.
All in all ... a very enjoyable 'April in Paris'.

Raymond H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

We took this tour on our first day in Paris to get acquainted with the overall setting. Pedro, our guide, was such fun and very informative. We found that his comments kept returning later as we re-visited places and remembered what he had explained about them. The lunch at Eiffel Tower is surprisingly good, views wonderful. Seine boat cruise had audio guide and TV in English as we passed monuments. All went very well, and we were pleased.

Ron N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great way to start a visit to Paris. The tour provided a great overview of the city and where things were. It helped organize the rest of our vacation. The Seine River cruise and lunch at the Eiffel Tower were an added plus.

Tristan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The tour company was great, constantly advising me of changed pick up times. Only three people so it made for a lot less waiting after stops. Fred the guide was fantastic. Lunch at the Eiffel Tower was superb, excellent meal and the views amazing. Recommended!

Mona W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This tour in one word "FABULOUS"! We chose the Mini-Van (fits 8) and the Van was new, comfortable, clean and spacious. We had the best Tour Guide, Fred (from Paris), who was friendly, humorous, informative, kind, spoke excellent English and very patient. Fred gave us an excellent City Tour of Paris, complete with historical facts and interesting stories, Fred has a great personality and was also helpful in providing information beyond our tour i.e. favorite places to eat, bus/metro info. The Eiffel Tower was amazing and lunch at the Tower was very delicious, service excellent and staff polite and courteous. Fred stopped at the best spot for a photo op of the Eiffel Tower and let us snap away at our leisure - we never felt rushed during this tour. We ended the evening with the Seine River Cruise, which is a must to see the city of Paris from the water was magnificent! Viator was very helpful from the beginning planning stages (US Staff was awesome to work with) to the end of our tour. We were staying outside of the City (Van couldn't pick us up at our Hotel) and Viator gave us options to meet up with our group and assured us we would not be left behind :). The Paris staff was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, professional and patient. I would definitely use Viator again! Thank you for making our short stay in Paris so wonderful! ~San Diego, Ca.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Wonderful all-inclusive way to see highlights of Paris. Guide just a bit hard to understand but our group was just the two of us so manageable. Lunch at Eiffel Tower was perfect inclusion to this day trip. Will use Viator definitely again!

DENNIS B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The bus arrived on time for pick up and the driver very informative. The lunch on the Eiffel Tower was nice and served with efficiency and the view amazing. No waiting to get up the tower our driver took us straight to the front of the queue. The river cruise was really nice and relaxing to see a different view of Paris. Our bus driver was waiting to take us back to our hotel as promised. Perfect day with all the stress taken out of it. Great way to see alot of Paris in one day.

Daniel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

My tour guide was excellent. Even though it rained all day, he made it a good tour. What an honor it is to have lunch in the Eiffel Tower. I felt on top of the world. The service at the restaurant was very good. And whatever you do in Paris, you must take a Seine River cruise. It's one of the best ways to see the city. Our particular boat played charming French music as we sailed through French history, passing by the Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower and the many historic bridges of Paris.

Joel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The tour was as advertised. Small group of six people. Happy with the tour and guide.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Our guide Paul was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable about Paris spoke English perfectly and was interested in us. We got into the Eifel tower for lunch with no mishaps. Didn't have to wait in a long line. The Seine cruise was very good. Absolutely no complaints. I will recommend and use Viator again.

Dawn J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This was a great way to see the highlights of Paris in one day! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very personable, and loved having the "small group tour" experience. Highly recommend to anyone trying to maximize a short visit to Paris, or for someone trying to get an overview of the city prior to exploring on their own.

Ramiro M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Timely pick up and the tour was superior! The lunch was also excellent!

Kathie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Excellent tour guide; very knowledgable and personable. Kept up a relaxing pace while still keeping the group on schedule. Very responsive to tour group members; happy to answer any questions. Provided very interesting information as we toured Great guy! Very professional and committed to his job and his tour members- again, wonderful to have a Parisian guide.

Would be nice not to have to line up for lunch at the Eiffel Tower.

James D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Wonderful tour. Our guide was a delightful gentleman who was helpful in every way. Lunch at the tower was, for a tourist facility, quite good. We also enjoyed time to visit Notre Dame.

Linda Sailing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

The tour was everything and more that I expected. Our tour guide was the best! We only had 1 and half days in Paris and this was the best way to see and do as much as can be done in that time. I highly recommend this tour!

Tennessee Girl USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Great tour was able to get out at the major sites and visit. The lunch was perfect at the 58 Restaurant picnic style but very good. The Seine River Cruise was beautiful and a very different view from the water .

Judy USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

I don't remember the driver's name but he was very informative pointing out various tourists attractions with brief history. He was the one driving the electric van. The tour gives you a very nice view of the city's best attractions and a little time to get out and explore on your own. I recommend this tour because it is more individualized and you can ask questions. Lunch at the Eiffel Tower was fun as well as the Seine River Cruise. The driver gave us the choice of being dropped back off at our hotels or a specific point we'd spotted to do some shopping. He also took the time to give me detailed directions to get back to my hotel. Very good tour! Excellent tour guide!

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