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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour to Versailles with Carlo, in late June. He explained everything very well and the tour of the gardens was stunning - very worthwhile. Our kids (15 and 12) also enjoyed the tour and Carlo maintained their interest. Thanks for a great day!
It was nice to have everything planned and organized. We also liked that we could bring any train back to Paris and had free time to shop and eat after the tour on our own.
We had a very nice tour guide Sarah who is very friendly and knowledgeable. We have with us a 6-year kid so the walking in the Gardens was a bit challenging for him as it was quite a long walk, Yet Sarah was very flexible to allow us to break from the main group, and meet them up again for the Palace tour. The Skip the Line is obviously the best part of the tour!
Well organised; our guide had a great personality as well as being informative; she was able to take us directly to some excellent views of the gardens, including the dancing/musical fountains. The palace was even more opulent than we expected; the audio guide was good, but it would have been great to experience some rooms, e.g. the hall of mirrors, with fewer people around!
Martin, our tour guide was excellent! He spoke perfect English, was very knowledgeable and communicated it beautifully! He actually stimulated an interest in history for me which is saying a lot for me! He was very personable and had a great sense of humor? I highly recommend this tour and especially this guide!
Excellent experience and good value for the cost. The tour was very well organized and easy to deal with. Our tour guide for the gardens was incredibly knowledgable, very personable and really added to the experience (great job, Jess-from Melbourne!). Very enjoyable and would do this again.
Juan Carlos was excellent as our guide. Loved the Gardens!! No waiting in line for visiting inside the Palace
was great. Enjoy this tour very much. Would recommend this tour.
Trip was great! Guide, Juan Carlos, was awesome. Well worth the money.
I loved this trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable and took us all around the groves behind the palace, describing all of the different fountains, statues and areas that we would have never known about. The line to enter Versailles was estimated to be 2-2.5 hours, so skipping that was great. Who has time to wait in line for hours while in Paris? I would recommend this day trip.
Jess (tour guide) was excellent, her knowledge and her navigation of the Palace Gardens made for an excellent tour despite the bad weather. Recommend that you visit on a weekend to ensure that you get to see all of the attraction of this tour.
The tour guide was knowledgeable, the trip was great. We ended up having to wait quite a while due delays on the train because of the strike. No problem at all. Had a great time!
The fountains were truly amazing. Make sure you go on a day when they are running. Our guide, Richard from Cambridge, was tops. Extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. My entire family enjoyed his tour of the gardens. Be warned; the crowd inside Versailles is CRAZY! But don't let that stop you!
Having lived in Paris 1960-1964, I was familiar with the Palace and had visited the gardens last year (on a Monday so the building was closed). Our guide was well informed and provided a lot of updated information in a conversational and intelligent format. The walking pace was a bit brisk and I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is not "in shape". The audio guide at the palace was difficult to hear but in general was adequate.