Gregory C USA
Our Guide was excellent. She knew the history of both places and knew how to navigate us through Versailles despite the crazy crowds. While we enjoyed seeing Versailles the hit for us was seeing Giverny and Monet's home and gardens. Just beautiful. Wished we had even more time to explore the little village a bit. The lunch between the two stops was excellent in taste and presentation and they did not skimp on the wine either. We met people from all over. It was an excellent value an done of our favorite days.
This was a great trip. Really loved both destinations and the restaurant at lunch was so gorgeous!! I loved our tour guide, I sadly cannot remember his name as we did a lot in our time there. The downsides were that our lunch was very rushed and as we were the last table seated and served it meant we could not enjoy the food as much as perhaps others on the tour. We also had a little less time at Versailles then we had hoped but overall, I would recommend this tour.
The day trip was awesome. Giverny was beautiful and tranquil. The drive was nice as well leaving the city. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. We had time to do the gardens on our own which I liked. I was expecting a boxed lunch on a picnic table but instead we received a three course sit down meal. The food was great but it was also nice to meet the others on the tour. Versailles was breathtaking. It was a little too crowded as the tour progressed and hard to keep up with our group but overall I would recommend it. There wasn't much time at the end for the gardens but the fountains were not on and there were few flowers. All in all, a great day.
Giverny was the highlight of my trip. The gardens were beyond beautiful. I am a big Money/Impressionist fan and even though I have been to Paris quite a few times, had never gone to Giverny. I am so glad that I finally was able to visit. Tour guide was excellent. Versailles was so crowded you could hardly enjoy it. The restaurant was beautiful but the salad was not something Americans could enjoy - I think a better choice should be offered.
Giverny is a beautiful and garden and very interesting to see where Monet painted. Lunch was wonderfully relaxing. The Versailles tour was unfortunately a bit rushed. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job inside Versailles. I wish we had more time in the gardens which are extensive. Overall, I highly recommend the trip!
We eapecially enjoyed our visit to Giverny. I love Monet and his lily ponds and gardens were amazing. The tour guides were fantastic. Their multi-language skills were very impressive and they were informative and responsive to the group. Lunch was good in food quality and atmosphere.
A well organized tour - timely, excellent guides and fun! A perfect way to see both Versailes and Giverny in one day with all the travel details taken care of for us.
Was great going to Giverny first as it wasn't so crowded. Loved the setting and lunch at Fouges and we were delighted to see a group of painters there, also a vintage car rally. Versailles was SO crowded but loved the fountain display. Great guides too who did their best for us.
Our guide was excellent, although it would have been nice if she had told us that there are a bunch of shops close to Monet's garden so we could have spent the extra time we had there instead of sitting on the couch in the gift shop at the gardens. The lunch they served on the tour was surprisingly good. Versailles was jam packed so it was nice to be able to get in with a tour and not have to stand in line forever to get in. The tour moves at a comfortable place and you have plenty of time at each stop.
The trip was well organized and although the weather wasn't perfect we enjoyed both destinations. We especially enjoyed the guide at Versailles.
This was by far the best part of my trip to France! Everything about the tour from the great tour guides to the amazing places we visited. It's a must do... Enjoy!
Good trip. Good guides. Nice weather. Surprisingly good lunch. A nice value tour. Giverny is a must see stop.
Lovely trip. The windmills were picturesque. The village of Volendam and Market were very charming though a bit touristy. Our guide was very helpful and entertaining.
Lunch was terrific
Thanks so much
Early morning arrival in Giverny was perfect. Monet garden is lovely in May. Enjoyed hearty lunch at picturesque rural auberge where we sat at tables for 8 and talked with other tour guests. At Versailles our guide did her best to inform us while moving us through shoulder-to-shoulder crowds.
I may have submitted my review noting the wrong guide. It was Leonora. She was very knowledgable of the history, culture of both the countryside and both landmarks. On a personality scale, she was attentive and caring of our needs and also led us well. She ensured that we were given all of her great information to absorb. Thank you for a lovely trip.
Wonderful experience. Very well organized. Of course you could spend all day, or several days, at both places but if your time is limited this is a very good option. Don't expect too much from lunch. No options, food just ok.
This tour was fantastic. Our tour guides were excellent especially Pauline. A wonderful day. The best day of our entire trip