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Thank Stephanie Paul for her great tour and knowledge about Paris. We enjoyed it.
The tour guide and driver were great (a veritable history lesson and the dispatch room was a window into royal politics of the 18th century). A chance to take lunch and absorb all that we had covered was much appreciated. Well worth the extra cost of the tour.
Excellent tour, hassle free and out tour guide was wonderful. The Versailles guide had so much knowledge it was amazing.
A very informative tour, Kevin was great. Very recommended for your visit to Versailles.
The driver extremely careful. Kevin was with us all of the way helping in every way that he could. We all arrived on time so Kevin took time to show us a little about beautiful Paris. We even had time for a cup of coffee before going in. The meeting place is conveniently located at the Metropolitan metro station-easy to get to, on the Place de la Concorde.
To see Versailles away from the crowds is the only way. The history shared on the tour was amazing.
When you walk out after the tour by a palace guide with Kevin's guiding eye the crowds are unbelievable. You truly get the feel of the palace with this tour. My only suggestion would be
to meet at the end of the little green engine ride. The suggested restaurant is a hidden from view and signs obscure. When I asked the trolley driver for directions, the old man crudely blasted me in French. I did not reply, though I do speak French.
Our tour of Versailles was wonderful and so worth the price! No lines to wait on, no confusion as where to go or what to do we were so glad we chose Viator! Our guide in the palace had worked there for 31 years and his knowledge and love of the history of "the Chateau" was amazing!. We were given more then enough time to visit the gardens and enjoy the fountains. Thank you Viator for a wonderful experience!
Could have used a ride to Marie Antoinette's Hamlet. Was hard to walk to it and back by 2:15.
Wonderful, wonderful! This was the most efficient, thorough, fun, stress-free activity we did while in Paris.
Everything about this was sensational and I've already recommended it to several people.
Im so glad that i arranged this tour . The tour bus was comfortable. Was a relaxing trip to the countryside. Its about an hour drive from Paris. The real treat was to avoid the huge crowd in line. being in the tour group you have a different entrance and able to see some rooms that its not open to the public. The Palace is extraordinary and so magnificent.
Our guide, Steph, was a wealth of knowledge that she shared both in formal comentary and interspersed through convesation. Having a guide on a small number tour makes the whole experience so much richer. Getting into exclusive views was also fantastic. We skipped both the queues and the crowds. Well worth it.
Our family went on this tour recently and our tour guide, Steph, was wonderful and gave us an explanation of Versailles' background on the drive there. The Versailles tour for the rooms in the chateau was also very detailed and informative. We were quite lucky because the weather was great (even though it was winter) so we were able to enjoy the gardens. The tour guide gave us tickets for the Trianon and we visited it afterwards in our free time but ran out of time for Marie Antoinette's Hamlet; however, the tour guide and driver were lovely and gave us some extra time to explore it. Overall, a very worthwhile tour.
Tour was absolutely fantastic!! Started exactly on time, beautiful new mini-bus, good tour host on bus and to and from tour. Tour Director at Palace was excellent and the tour was amazing!!! We were in a private chapel for 20 min., a private opera that the public never sees, and many other private rooms without the public crowds. THIS TOUR WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY - THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT IF YOU CAN!!