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Joanne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

John was an excellent tour guide. Interesting facts. No wait in queue and we got to see a few areas not open to the general public. One of the best things I've done in Paris so far

Sally W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Unbelievable to see and know that someone was once employed as a decorative bone stacker underground. Felix was our informative and helpful guide. Please be aware this is a walking tour and a degree of fitness is required. Not for those who dislike small spaces or narrow stairs which there are many coming back out of the catacombs.

Don P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Well organized tour into semi-private areas of the Catacombs. Very knowledgeable and enjoyable guide

Dana P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

We met with the city wonders rep outside the entrance. When our group had all arrived we met our tour guide, Alberto. He was funny, charming, and charismatic. The history/ stories were great. It was fun to be allowed behind locked doors that the public does not have access to...this was my first trip to Paris/Catacombs and it was incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. This was our second tour through viator and I would 100 recommend this guide/tour. Also, for those worried about the physicality of the tour- it was not that bad. The stairs were manageable and the halls were tall/wide enough for regular people to navigate. Also, at the end of the tour you can go into the gift shop and they recommend a local bar to go to. We went to the bar and enjoyed some good drinks-I recommend that place too.

violettezdjelar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Took this tour on Wednesday afternoon with Alberto, an Italian living in France, whose English was very good. He made the Catacoombs come alive for us, with his witty and knowledgeable commentary and thanks to having booked this tour, as opposed to queuing up for hours outside and only seeing specific areas, we walked straight in at our allocated time and saw parts that are generally closed to the public. So very glad I took this tour, as what I had read about the Catacoombs before coming to Paris just didn't do them justice. Would recommend this to every single person who has ever even had a moment's thought about doing it. It wasn't cheap, but then again neither was the experience. Word of warning though- at the end when you start to climb towards the surface it is extremely hard going as there are many steps and they are high. I really struggled and am not in bad shape, so if you have dodgy knees or feet, or a heart condition I really wouldn't recommend it! Violette

Sarah R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Visiting the Catacombs is a must when you are in Paris and our guide Alberto was fantastic. Glad we booked this tour... not only did we skip the 1hour line to get in but it was a great way to learn about some of the history of Paris and of course explore some additional tunnels of the Catacombs which we otherwise would not have had access to.

Lance L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

UNEXPECTEDLY TERRIFIC. AMAZING STORY AND VERY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE. TOUR GUIDE WAS OUTSTANDING

Alexander F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Great experience. Guide was on time and very knowledgeable and friendly. We were here in April and the line ups were not long at all but having a guide made the cost of these tickets worth it. We also got to go into areas where the general public was not permitted. Totally cool tour!

Roderick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Alberto was our guide and his knowledge of the Catacombs was incredible. I also liked the fact that he mentioned the movie, and #34;As above, so below and #34; which is based on the catacombs of Paris, not necessary a true story but was impressed he knew about it. I highly recommend this tour!

rglovett United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Not to be missed. The was amazing and creepy. You definitely want to skip the lines because a long line had formed when we got there, and we just went right in. But you also get the benefit of a knowledgeable tour guide. Our guide was great. She gave us lot of insights on both the history of the Catacombs and the current activities in the Catacombs. She might even have participated in a few recent activities!

Sharon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Great tour guide - informative, interesting, fun! My 10 year old son thought it was awesome!

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

The Guide was very informative

Michelle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great tour

Dharmesh P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Great tour. Very educational.

Kim L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Our guide was super funny and told really interesting stories. The tour was great despite the tight space and I would definitely recommend it.

Kelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

2nd time I've been on this tour, and it was even better this time. Fantastic!

Skye T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

Alberto was a super friendly, really knowledgeable and entertaining guide, and it really was a 'skip the line' tour - we missed 2 hours of waiting as a result of this! English wasn't his first language, but he had such a great grasp on it :
It was great value for money, especially as only at the start and end of the tour/tunnels could any information be found regarding the geology of the place, and there was nothing about the bones or the signs you could find along the way. Highly recommended this tour!!

stephrn01

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

I'm still amazed how skulls and bones can be so beautiful!

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Just as every tour we have taken with Viator, it was outstanding! Our guide was personable, knowledgeable and fun! We definitely think the tour was worthwhile because we heard so many interesting facts that we would have missed had we gone on our own...in addition to the skip the line feature...worth every penny! The only criticism we have is that because of the tight spaces you travel through the group should be smaller. You had to stay right up by the guide to be able to hear everything and that wasn't always possible. A smaller group would let everyone hear and participate.

Laura W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide was very informative.

Faizan Hassan United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was an absolutely amazing tour. The catacombs are truly something to be experienced in person.

Michael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Soooooo happy we skipped the line. And the tour guide was fun as well.

Abowes441

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Fascinating tour, well worth the time and money,, tour guide was excellent

Darcy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Great tour for learning the history of Paris! Daniel our tour guide was outstanding! Very knowledgeable and witty!

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Fascinating and fun underground tour of Paris. Our guide Randa did an exceptional job of leading an informative and entertaining tour.

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