Catherine was excellent! She has a pleasant voice tone, very knowledgeable and well pace. Bus coach very comfortable.
the tour Guide was excellent
Herve was the best guide for this tour. He totally made the history of the palace very interesting and even sparked an interest to research it even further.
Fabulous Tour! Our guide Pauline was a tremendous Palace Historian. We learned so much while being entertained with stories about the French people and the King Louis'.
Skip the Line is the only way to go. Wonderful experience.
The Salmons, Calif.
Unfortunately we missed the tour but we spoke to the company and they were very helpful and kind in making sure we didnt lose the money.
Lots and lots of walking. Great guide
This was a great tour. It's very crowded and the guide still managed to give us a great tour. Note that you will see the gardens for about 30 minutes at most. We left the tour at that point and did not take the tour bus back to Paris.
Instead we went down to the canal, rented bikes and rode around the Versaille gardens including visiting the Petit and Grand Trianons.
The tour guides tried to scare everyone off from doing this by saying it is a 45 minute walk to the trianons. That might be true but what they don't tell you is that there is a shuttle similar to the ones at Disney that you can take from the canal all the way to either Trianon.
You can also rent boats and row around the canal. There are several cafes down there with decent food of course not cheap prices but what do you expect.
Our time down in the gardens was well worth having to walk to the train station and find our own way back to Paris after we were done.
The skip the line tickets aren't actually skip the line. It's move into the group queue and get in together. The rooms are ok. nothing spectacular except for the hall of mirrors. the grounds, which are not, for the most part, guided are incredible. you should spend 4 hours here at least. don't wait in line. but do the palace quickly and grab a golf cart and do the grounds. yes, they're that big.
Best of all
Very happy with our tour. There was a mix up at first because we booked through Viator and we didn't get set up with the pick up in Paris and had to make our own way to Versailles. So, make sure you call and check where you are supposed to meet your guide well before the day of the trip. We took the metro and RER out and it was fine. When we got there, City Wonders offered us a place on the bus going back to Paris but we wanted to stay and see the Petit Trianon. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. It was really interesting to hear all of the details and glad to have a guide through Versailles as it can be a bit crowded and overwhelming. I recommend going with a tour guide just to skip the lines as well as to have someone explain to you what you are looking at. I thought City Wonders did a great job and were super helpful. The gardens of course are the best part!
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