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John C S
This was the Highlight of the trip. This tour is a must if you are planning a 4 day trip to Paris. Our tour-guide Richard could not been more perfect. Informative, experienced, a real Gentleman. The Market, the Gardens, the palace, in a single word exquisite!!!!
The tour starts by catching a train. This was not a problem as our guide and the rest of the touring party were easily located. My wife and I immediately felt comfortable because our guide was also Australian. Jess lives and works in Paris. She was terrific in that she was attentive to ALL of her guests, so I didn't think anyone should have felt left-out or irrelevant. The market we went to was our first ever, so it was very interesting for us and an eye-opener in terms of what was available. Immediate access to the gardens was a relief. For me the gardens were the highlight of the tour but that may be because I'm from an area where we have a bit more space and the gardens provided that relief from the crowds. Lunch by the lake was delightful; helped along by members of our touring group (not Aussies) who were all ready for a chat and to share the wine that had been purchased previously at the market. The palace buildings were amazing, but it was warm and crowded; don't expect to have the luxury of admiring its wonders alone. At the end of the tour Jess escorted us back to Paris and made sure we got off at our appropriate stops. Be prepared to walk and, to get full value from the experience, start with an empty belly.
A terrific guide, knowlegable and attentive to all needs. Really enjoyed the day.
The entire tour was wonderful. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. We all enjoyed ourselves very much.
This tour was well worth the price. Richard, our guide, (who was English) was very knowledgeable about Versailles and French history. The visit to the Versailles town market was an added bonus. The pastry in the bag lunch, was THE BEST I had while in France. The train ride was a nice way to get to Versailles. Lots of walking.
The whole day was terrific and tour leader Jessie made the group act as a team and it was a very friendly group. We could not fault and give it a 10 out of 10.
Jessie was fabulous.
Bob and Jeanene Ayles
We would recommend this tour without hesitation. Our Guide Jesse was great and should be paid more (she asked us all to say such things... :-)). The train ride, short walk to the French Market and tour through Versailles was an amazing experience and we do do it again. We especially enjoyed the lunch.
A shame jesse wasn't allowed to accompany us through the Palace where clearly other groups had a tour leader/commentator. It would have made the tour just that much more special.
As we have said though - would recommend this trip without hesitation.
Wonderful tour guide Jessie was just so comprehensive with her knowledge and sense of French history that although we walked further than I would have expected, it was still immensely enjoyable.
It was an awesome experience. I really enjoyed myself and plan to visit again in the future.
The tour was EASYPASS tours our guide was Melanie and she was awesome!! This tour is a LOT of walking so be prepared but the picnic at the canal was lovely! Melanie was very knowledgeable.
My family's worked in the tourism industry for years, and I can say without hesitation that Jess is an amazing tourguide! She was kind, PATIENT, knowledgeable, attended to individuals and the group, and handled possible disasters with ease and a positive attitude. She was the best!! :-)
A lovely day! Excellent tour guide named Connor. I enjoyed the gardens very much and we had a lovely day for a picnic.
San Diego Fab 4
A GREAT TOUR...BIG THANKS!!! - Our guide (Jess from Melbourne) was just wonderful. She kept a nice pace and just the right amount of interesting facts during the garden portion of the tour, plus gave good direction to those who wanted to venture out on their own. And we would probably still be waiting to get into the palace if not for your system and her charming moxy. THANK YOU JESS!! THANK YOU STL!!
Fantastic tour and our guide Melanie was very entertaining and informative. The grounds were just as amazing as the Palace. A great day all round.