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Amazing, the best thing we did while we were in Paris. Our tour guide was Lucy, she was a lovely girl and was very knowledgable, deff worth the money. I know people are saying that it's basically just someone getting in line for you and fair enough that's how it starts, there is no true way to 'skip the line' for the catacombs because it is so popular, but it is well worth the money for the guide and to hear about the history and the stories behind it, otherwise after about 10 minutes the novelty has worn off and you're just looking at bones.
It was amazing our guide Demetri was so interesting and told us all the history and purpose of the catacombs without overwhelming us with too much info and being most respectful to the 6 million buried.
One of my favorite tours that we took! The guide was very knowledgeable and was very kind. She waited in the que line early so that we could go in with her so we avoided a very long wait when they opened. Absolutely facinating!
Such an amazing experience and made more so by the tour. The catacombs are pretty spectacular but having someone knowledgeable about the history and details throughout the tunnels is the only way to do it. If we were to buy tickets and walk through a lot of subtleties would be missed. And the line to get tickets was around the block by 10 am. Our tour guide Demetry sp? was waiting at the front of the line when we got there and was enthusiastic throughout the tour. He answered questions and made sure everyone was ok. My opinion, this is the only way to tour the catacombs, it was worth every penny.
Amazing tour with all the tunnels we went through under the city. She our guide was very very inform able
Excellent! Our guide was terrific and the ossiary did not disappoint. 5 stars.
Super interesting! A little bit creepy, but overall a great experience that provided lots of French history.
My two teenage kids really enjoyed the Catacombs. There is quite a bit of walking so wear comfortable shoes. Definitely worth the money.
My trip was sadly cancelled for medical reasons! Viatar was awesome and without any difficulty my money was refunded!
Our guide was knowledge and fun. We enjoyed the excursion greatly. And truly hated saying goodbye to the guide and group!
This was fantastic. Not only by booking the tour did we not have to wait in line it was up to 5 hours by the time we entered, but we had a knowledgeable and entertaining guide who provided the history during our tour. This trip was absolutely worth it.
The only problem we had, we kept getting emails with changed times, we had no idea what time to meet and almost missed the entire group.
Other than that we got some interesting facts and the tour guide was wonderful.
Need better communication when booking online otherwise some people might come at the wrong time.
Our guide Dimitri was fantastic! I booked this tour for the kids but ended up being quite pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
First of all, YOU SKIP THE LINE. That alone makes the whole thing worth it. Trust me, on really nice days, the line goes around the block TWICE.
Second, its great to hear facts and anecdotes about the Catacombs. Our guide was very nice, informative, and engaging.
Third, its a small group! So youre not straining to hear what the guide is saying.
BOOK IT! BOOK IT! BOOK IT!
Our guide was Dimitri and he was fabulous!! The tour was all I expected and more - absolutely fascinating and Dimitri's aside comments were a welcome addition. Unbelievable part of the city's history. A must see in Paris!
Very glad I pre-booked this experience. Lucy was our guide and she queued up early on our behalf. On a cold Paris day at the end of March we met her at 9.15am and she told us to come back at 9.45am chance for a rest and to warm up again. Though close to the front of the queue maybe 30-40 ahead of us it still took until 10.30 for us to go into the site.
Lucy was very engaging and knowledgeable and took a dozen of us down the tunnels. It was good to hear about the history of the tunnels before their use as a 'burial site' to set the scene. Once we reached the Bones themselves, she told us the history and made it really come alive!. It took us an hour and a half to re-emerge at the other end. More expensive yes, but we didn't have to queue as long as many others had to and whilst down there got real sense of it - an experience which will live long in the memory. Others who weren't on the tour rushed by so you also get that for your money from the tour.
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Tour guide was very knowledgeable regarding the history of the catacombs :
Great tour of the Catacombs! I went a few years ago without a guide and, while it was a fun experience, I always wished I had learned more about it. I was talk that it was something to do with the Black Plague, which is completely wrong. The guide first explained what was going on, and then escorted us around at a leisurely pace giving us pieces of history and showing interesting bits. If this is something you plan to do while in Paris, this tour is well worth it!
Very interesting and worth going to see. The tour guide was very informative and entertaining.
This tour is great plus the guided is a bonus as we learned so much and we able to skip the long Q.