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I would strongly recommend this tour. It is the only way to see Versailles because it was so crowded and apparently always is.. A small group is the only way to go. i was very privileged in that I was a solo member of the tour and received very special info from Stephanie, who was the guide to and from Versailles, and Alex (I hope I have her name correct) who was such a very special person and so very well informed about the Palace, its occupants and history. Alex told me about items in the royal quarters in detail without dragging info out and made the tour that much more exciting. They were 2 very special guides at a place that I have always longed to see.
I will always be grateful to them and not forget them as historians and individual personalities. Versailles itself is unforgettable as well--a must for anyone interested in history,
An excellent VIP tour with a guide who was an engaging and outstanding communicator of the best of the highlights.
Our tour guide, Stephanie was amazing. She was knowledgeable, considerate and funny. The tour was worth every penny. We skipped the long lines and saw many rooms. We highly recommend this tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Palace of Verailies. It was especially valueable to have the VIP tour to skip all the lines at the beginning. Our guide and bus driver were very good. We took the tour on the day Tour de France was ending with many street closures and traffic jams. Our guide did a wonderful job of trying to accommodate everyone when we returned to Paris, the prime ending time of the Tour de France. We were taken right back to our hotel. Knowing this was taking place, I am surprised Viator booked excursions for this day. They had a difficult time contacting people on later excursions to change their meeting place. This would have been a dire circumstance for us since we did not carry a cell phone for future contact.
Steff, our guide, was also on top of everything and and an endless source of information. Vy well-organized and if you're going to Versailles the private tour is the ONLY way to go. Full marks once again!
other than minor logistics at pick due to Tour de France, we highly recommend this tour and experience. We were spared long frustrating lines, it was exciting to view special rooms without the crowds. Excellent tour guides.
This tour was AWESOME! Stephanie (Viator tour coordinator) was wonderful as well as our Versailles tour guide (can't remember his name). ALOT to see - if you have the option and ability to take alternate transportation back to Paris so that you can stay to see everything, do it. We arrived shortly after 9:00 am and the tour van left at 1:30pm ... not quite enough to see everything. But, if you decide that you want to leave at 1:30, the tour still packs in enough to get a reallly good tour of the location and gardens. My only drawback, is for this amount of money, they really should pick you up at your hotel, like the less expensive Louvre tour did.
Excellent tour and guide. Well worth it and you see a lot of extra rooms and the line of others is Soooo long.
Rent the golf cart through the gardens.
Can not say enough about STEPH, she had a lot of info and very knowledgable
AWESOME - AMAZING - UNFORGETTABLE ! just some of the words that attempt to describe this experience.
tour guide was amazing. Stephanie should write a book about French history. She was so entertaining. She was the best guide our family ever had. My teenage girls loved her also.
This is the best carefree way to go! Just show up at the bus and have fun listening to the stories. The Guided Tours of Versailles are the way to get to see rooms where the public is not admitted and tips on times to see the music coordinated with fountains just like the royals did!
AWESOME TOUR! highly recommended - we got to see a lot of behind the scenes places and also skip the line which is HIGHLY WORTH IT. Hall of Mirrors along with the gardens were my favorite highlights. this tour even though expensive is worth it though, so much to see that one can easily get lost.