Versailles is amazing. I had no idea it was an actual town! Petit Trianon and the gardens are just amazing a dwell worth visiting first to help put Versailles in perspective. Actual Versailles is so big, so over the top and so many people it is very hard to take it all in. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. A great day.
This is a spectacular trip and a must to do if in Paris for a few days. Our guide was excellent and you really need their expertise to get the most from a visit as there is so much to see. Excellent addition of the gardens especially if the weather is OK.
Very comfortable transportation and knowledgeable guide. The tour of the palace and was very informative and being there on a Sunday was especially nice since the garden fountains were all operating. I recommend this excursion to all Paris visitors.
The palace is amazing - a must see. Comfortable small bus, good guide. Only 'criticism' is that we were somewhat rushed through a lot of the rooms. It was a Sunday so maybe that happened as it was vey busy. Wold do it again but would maybe look at a full day tour of the place, it needs a full day.
This was a little rushed, Michelle our guide was very informative. Versailles was amazing. Worth he trip out of Paris proper. Enjoyed our day.
Our tour guide was amazing! She even got a wheelchair for someone struggling with the stairs. She was also super fun and knowledgeable. We've been there before on a tour and this one was much better.
Because our pickup was near the Eiffel tower, my daughter and I seized the opportunity to arrive early and ride the cable up to the first platform. It was definitely an unexpected opportunity. The staff at the office of Paris Tours were so friendly and gave us information that was so helpful about securing a taxi when we returned so we could get back to our hotel.
The tour guide Yaell sp was so friendly and sparkling. She had a lot of information to offer and shared it freely. She kept track of us very carefully since it was quite crowded, as expected. She was very knowledgeable about the Palace and gave us good information about paying attention to where we were when we moved on to Le Petit Trianon. It was a web of paths that led to so many wonderful sights, my eyes were filled at the end. We didn't have much time for the fountains in the gardens and I was sad about that. It was really much to large to make even a small dent. We were only able to see the fountains which were in plain view as you walked to the garden. We missed the musical show which was part of our tour due to timing and lack of time. I was disappointed in that...
This was the best tour of my three weeks in Europe! Our guide was terrific. She was personable, knowledgeable, and prepared. She brought along her own ipad to use during the tour to enhance it for us. On the bus with our small group, she made a point to speak to each of us and was truly interested in where we were from.
The highlight of this tour for me was Marie Antionette's Hamlet. I will never recommend going to Versailles without also seeing the Hamlet. Unfortunately, the Hamlett site is HUGE, and there are dozens and dozens of unmarked trails to explore, but there is next to no signage to guide you. They do give you a map, but without street names it's very hard to navigate. This isn't the guide's or the tour company's fault - it's what I think is a failure on the Versaille site's part. Our guide gave us very clear instructions and guidance before letting us explore, but be aware that you'll still be easily lost of you don't pay close attention. If I go again. I'll use my smart phone and drop a pin before I set out from the entrance.
At the palace, it was VERY crowded, and the line to get in was long. Thanks to being part of this tour. we were able to skip the line with our group, but we still had to wait with the other groups for our turn. It took us about 20 minutes. DON'T try to go without being on a tour OR buying the Paris pass, which also lets you get into the Louvre and ab out 50 other sites wthout a wait.
My one and only complaint about seeing Versailles is that I didn't feel like I had enough time after the palace to really explore the vast gardens. The tour offers a good way to get to the town of Versailes and travel between the palace and the Hamlet, but I would have enjoyed having another hour to explore on my own. That being said, I felt that I easily got my money's worth.
Amazing palace and grounds! We were able to see the main palace, gardens, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's hamlet. Our guide was very informative and spoke English perfectly! We had a four hour tour, my only wish was for a little more time to see the gardens more.
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