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We joined the trip in Paris and caught the train with the group which was easy. We split up into 2groups of about 12 people which made it easier to get around. Going in mid September was great as although crowded, we kept moving through the palace. Our guide said in peak time you could wait up to 40 minutes go get to just another room. Be aware that from now, the queens bedrooms will be closed for renovation until 2017 which is unfortunate however they were already stunning. Going on a tour was best, however we did get a bit rushed looking at the garden, but in saying that, you were given your return train ticket and you could spend your own time in the gardens and return later. The gardens are a must, they are breathtaking. Getting back on your own is easy so if you can, stay and enjoy the gardens. Take good walking shoes!
This was one of the highlights of our trip. Amazing. Everything well went, our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Great tour! Travel by train was great and because of John, our trip guide, my husband and I felt safe and comfortable.Our guide in Versailles was absolutely great!!! I think his name was Harve (pardon - if this is not his name). He was passionate about the French history, extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, charming. Versailles Palace is definitely must see when in France. Very impressive, very beautiful. It was a memorable afternoon.
The tour coordinators (3 of them) met us outside the Invalides station, had our train tickets ready to go for us (which were included in the price) and gave us our audio guides before we got to the palace. The tour guide, Chloe, was knowledgeable and gave us great insight into the history of the time of Louis XIV and the building of the palace. The fountain show was fun to watch but the gardens themselves were a bit plain, just a lot of tall hedges and a few statues here and there. The view from the back steps of the palace is spectacular, as are the rooms inside the palace itself. Definitely get a nice picture of the hall of mirrors from the entrance! We only had about ten minutes to go through the gift shop since we wanted to leave with the tour coordinators, but we had the option of just getting our return train ticket from them and taking our own time to go back to Paris. We felt very well-taken care of!
Our guide Catherine was very knowledgeable and conscious to take our group to a quiet spot for her talks. A fun tour for sure!! East access via the train from Paris.
Fantastic tour and both tour guides who met us at each end of the tour were great and made sure we caught the correct trains. Highly recommened while you are in Paris.
Tour was great. The company reps and the tour guide were awesome.
Versailles Palace and Gardens are a must see.
Recommend this to anyone that has limited time to see the main attractions in Paris. We have used the 'skip the line' tickets on many occassions and would highly recommend these on any tour occassion.
All of the main attractions in Paris have queues that could have you standing in a line formup to 2 hours just to purchase the ticket.
Having a guide helping you to avoid the queues is well worth the little extra cost of the ticket.
Went with the tour on Tuesday 29 July. 2 guide tours take us from Paris by train to meet local guide over there. They are very friendly and polite. Especially the lady who guide us around Versailles, she is so friendly explain every bit of details. Thank you for the good day.
By coincidence we had Caroline to guide us through Louvre and Versailles on consecutive days. Her knowledge of art, art history and both sites was astounding! Great tours with a great guide through unbelievable crowds not controlled by the actual sites.
Our guide was great!! He was very knowledgeable, moved slowly through each room, and was keenly aware of each group member's whereabouts so that no one was lost.
Outstanding! Very organized and very clear on how we were going to proceed. Had the freedom at the end to split off from the group and roam around the grounds at our leisure. Train tickets were provided for our return. The Palace is a must see on any trip to Paris and being able to bypass the lines on this tour was great. Our guide was wonderful and took what we realized was our only family photo.
Chloe took us back in time with her commentary about this beautiful site. It's incredibly crowded there, and she did an excellent job helping our group negotiate the masses in order to have the best experience possible. In addition, the two greeters at the Metro were wonderful--very friendly and welcoming.
Our tour guide was fantastic! Our guide knew her stuff, and she paced the tour to those in the tour. We are so glad that we took the tour and would recommend it to anyone going to Paris.
Great tour, we got upgraded to VIP tour but kind of wish we hadn't . It was very long and hot. All worth seeing for sure but make sure you are hydrated and under 50 if you do the long tour. Very long day. Guides were wonderful.
The tour was excellent and we particularly enjoyed the chance to go to Versailles by train. That added a lot to the experience. The Paris end guides were very friendly and knew all of the tricks for the best train trip. The guide at Versalles was equally good. We would recommend the tour. Going on your own would be a nightmare and not nearly as enjoyable or informative.
This was an excellent tour! The tour people who met us and took us around were clear communicators and always wanted to be sure we understood where to meet them,etc. It is a huge, packed place, so that kind of care was quite helpful; they had this tour down to a science.
Our tour guide, Katherine, was very knowledgeable! We met the tour in Versailles which led to some confusion when the group traveling from Paris was late; we weren't sure if we had missed the beginning of the tour, which led to some anxious moments.