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We really enjoyed this tour and our guide, Richard. Though the weather conditions were not optimal, Richard adapted our day perfectly and still made the tour one of the best we've ever taken.
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!!!!
Richard was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and kind. He really knew his way around Versailles village and Palace. I would highly recommend this tour and company. They delivered what they promised.
Absolutely fabulous is all i can say. From meeting our gorgeous guide Niamh at the train station to the very end of the day we had a wonderful experience. Our visit to the market was fantastic, we really enjoyed strolling through all the stalls. We headed down to the Palace to being our exploration of the gardens. Niamh was extremely knowledgeable and made the era come alive. Our lunch by the water was great and then we entered the Palace for a self guided tour. After we finished we once again met our group and hopped back on the train to Paris. All in all a very memorable and wonderful experiemce. Great Thanks
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.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Versailles with the Viator tour guide, Ellen. The French Market was a treat. We indulged in the best crepe ever while picking up fresh fruit to go with lunch. Ellen did an excellent tour of the gardens. We were impressed with her knowlege of French history and her ability to put a human face on all of the Louis' and their lives at Versailles. The weather was not the best but the Grand Canal Picnic was fun and tasty. I highly recommend the small group tour experience provided by Viator Tours.
It was a fantastic day. Our tour guide Naeve ( sorry if spelling is incorrect ) was amazing,funny and full of great information. The whole day was easy from start to finish, apart from the fact when we left the group we headed in the wrong direction for the train and had a slight problem finding where to go. Maybe a little map for those travelling back on their own after the tour would be great. I highly recommend this particular tour.
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.