We really enjoyed our tour. We had a great guide. Sorry, I forgot his name. I had made a mistake in booking the tour, and the Viator operators were very helpful in helping me get a date that would work for us. Initially, I was disappointed to get a Monday tour date, as it meant the Louvre was closed, but we had a great trip. There was a small group of us on the Eurostar, and we got to know one another a bit which was a bonus. Security was very tight for the Eiffel tower, with some recent changes, but the guide helped all go well. The Musee d'Orsy was unexpectedly closed by a strike, but the guide gave us some alternate ideas, including visiting a lovely pastry shop a block away, and/or walking the grounds of the Louvre. All agreed that we had more fun than a museum would have been. The guide made good use of all of our bus travel time through Paris, pointing out many historical sites of interest and giving plenty of information. My husband agreed it was well worth the money for the guided tour.
I traveled from London to Paris on the train on a Saturday back in late July of 2017. I believed the tour guide's name was Michael, a tall man with a beard. He was a good host and informative. Everything mentioned in the tour description was available and done. Paris is a city you'll have to visit more than once to capture a lot of things. I was satisfied with my tour.
SUGGESTION!!!!!! When people arrive at the Paris train station, it'll be best to have everyone walk to a platform number like 3 or 5,...... because it'll be easier to find instead of saying walk to the end of the platform or whatever. Pretty much have a more noticeable meeting point. Have the host holding a sign with a stick.
Started early, taking the 613a eurostar train at St. Pancras to Gare de Nord station. From London St. Pancras, we were greeted by
a representative from Golden Tours and given our tickets and brochure. The Eurostar train was relaxing with free wifi onboard. The rustic
view of both London and France countryside were refreshing, getting out of my usual Northern NJ city, hustle-and-bustle lifestyle. At Gare
de Nord station, we were greeted by Florence our energetic tour guide and boarded our comfortable bus to the city of Paris. While
viewing the city and her highlights inside the bus, Florence gave us the historical account of the city, its famous statutes, boulevards,
arch, river, Louvre, and of course the grand Eiffel Tower. We spent a good two hours on the Louvre and another two hours in Eiffel Tower.
The scenic Seine river cruise was about an hour. Another two hours inside the bus driving around the majestic view of this great city. I would recommend this trip with Florence and Golden Tours. A nouveau a Paris.
My trip to Paris for a first timer was amazingly too short, but it was a day trip. Michael my guide was very proud of his country and knowledgeable with information shared during our tour. The bus driver was a very good driver to be able to maneuver his bus safely into such a busy traffic. the museum was amazing, so much rich art and so much history short time didn't get to see half of it. but it was worth the trip. Will travel with Viator again.