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I was skeptical when my wife booked this tour but I am happy to say it was worth it. Quick pick up in Paris and it took a quick 35 minute ride to Versailles. The tour guide was very informative with the small group I was in. Great sit down lunch with the other group. Just be prepared for a lot of walking around the gardens and to the other chateaus. The pace wasn't too bad but it dragged on after 3pm. I highly recommend this tour since everything was taken care of. I was with my 8 year old daughter and it kept her busy looking around.
This tour is worth seeing. Be warned there will be a lot of walking in case you're not capable of walking on long periods, but other than that, the guide was very informative and knows what they're talking about. We also had a great lunch and this is also included in the tour. I suggest you do this tour if you ever come to Paris. Definitely worth the money!
Excellent tour! Small group and informative and friendly tour guide made the trip both memorable and highly enjoyable. The lunch option was of an excellent standard
Loved this tour, the Palace and it's ground were absolutely amazing. You definitely need the whole day tour and more to take it all in. Our guide was great and very good in making sure that all were accounted for. The lunch was perfect especially after the morning walk. It is a long day of walking so for some it was too much. I did hope that the Company was able to find an interpreter for the family from Italy, it's a lot of money to spend and not have or get the full experience of the Palace.
This tour was excellent! Even my sixteen year old daughter was engaged for the entire day! Our guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to give extra details and interesting facts about The Louis' as well as Marie Antoinette and other nobility of Versailles. My only suggestion would be that if the tour happens on a hot day, as ours did, the guide should build in some rest stops along the way as the walk is extensive. But we thoroughly enjoyed the tour!
We had a wonderful visit. The fountains were working with the music playing.The palace was just beautiful, the gardens looked gorgeous, our lunch was lovely and the venue just right. We walked to the farm and the fruit wasa ripe on the trees and the Theatre was opened during the afternoon and we were able to go in - such an unexpected opportunity. And 1 of the gardeners picked some fruit for us which we ate as we walked. Could it get any better ?
Guide was a character, knew all the Versaille people was informative and fun. Thoroughly enjoyed myself and recommend the trip
The fountain show, Trianon's, & Marie Antoinette's village were great. Versailles was way too crowded! Our guide was excellent. Lunch was wonderful. We had plenty of time to tour as well as some free time for shopping.
information given, time taken, comfort and respect - all in the excellent category - wonderful experience Skipping the queues is essential.
Visiting Versailles was a good trip to make right before our French Revolution Tour. then we we heard how the ordinary people revolted at the wealth of the monarchy we knew exactly what they were talking about. The gardens were spectacular.
We had trouble locating the tour bus turns out that the bus was leaving from the next block but once we got to Versailles it was the start to an exciting day. The combination of an extremely knowledgeable tour guide and a variety of sights made the day truly memorable - highly highly recommended!
More than a building tour as it is not the original furniture but a recreation of that period... Overall impressive day tour...
Was a very nice tour, the lunch was exceptional for food normally served during a tour. The guide was excellent she was very informative about some details most people wouldn't have mentioned. Highly recommended!
Our guide was really knowledgeable and quite funny, and the afternoon walk through both trianons was fantastic. Visitors should know that there is significant walking on this trip, and if they need motorized transport, they should request in advance.
The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. He provided very in depth knowledge about each part of the tour. The lunch was good and adequate time was given to eat. However, the afternoon walking tour needed a few short breaks. I would recommend telling everyone ahead of time they would be walking for approx. 3 hours and they might want to bring water with them.
Excellent tour. I would warn elderly people and anyone that has difficulty walking distances of up to 6 miles that they will have difficulty visiting all of the locations on this tour. The experience is well worth the time and effort. The buildings and furnishings give an insight into a period of history that otherwise would be lost to the masses. The level of restoration that has taken place is remarkable! You almost expect to see someone in period costume walk into the room. The afternoon visit to the smaller castles on the property is very interesting, especially the king's summer palace. Worth the time and effort if you like history.
The guide that took us around was really excellent and the whole experience was better than I anticipated. We found you on the internet from New Zealand.
We were so pleased we booked the full day instead of the half day. The half day does not have time for Marie Antoinette's palace, the full gardens, and other buildings. You haven't seen Versailles until you've seen it all. It was a magnificent day.
Versailles was definitely worth seeing. The tour went like clock work and we had a very knowledgable and enjoyable tour guide. We went on a Saturday and saw the fountains. I would love to go again.
This full day tour was worth every dollar spent! Our tour guide was fabulous, she knew her history and was so fun to listen to! Stay for the full day. I did not purchase the lunch so I had some nice quiet time by myself to grab a sandwich on the grounds and browse. The gardens and fountains were stunning!
This was a great tour, with far more information than we would have gotten on our own! I definitely recommend the full day tour, there is so much more to see than just the main chateau! Just be prepared for a lot of walking.