What People are Saying

The comments below are those of Paris Luxury Tour clients who have experienced our private Paris tours, day tours from Paris, France guided tours and wine tours in France. Most are willing to share their experiences directly with prospective clients by phone or email, if you would like to contact them directly. Let us know who you would like to reach and we will request their permission to provide you with their telephone number or email address.


16 October 2004
Dear Shahin,
Paris Luxury Tours provided a phenomenal experience on our visit to France. The service [for tours of Mont Saint Michel, Chartres, Giverny and Versailles] could not have been better. Our guide was always punctual and treated us with the utmost respect. His knowledge of the historical significance of the locations we visited enabled us to have a much deeper appreciation for the sights we were seeing.
In addition, special requests for side trips and stops along the way were always honored. One of the major factors for our choosing Paris Luxury Tours was that our vacation time was limited, and no other tour enabled us to accomplish all that we wanted in a manner that was as efficient, yet still relaxed.
Most important, an intimate, personalized tour makes the trip more of a true cultural experience. The ability to blend into the culture, gain some understanding of life in a foreign land with such a rich history, and visit local sights and restaurants [that are] ignored by larger tour operators truly made for an unforgettable experience.
Without question, [this was] one [experience] that we will never forget. In addition to highly recommending your services to others, we will undoubtedly contact Paris Luxury Tours when our plans include a return to France. Once again, thank you for all you have done.
Tamara and Emil Abdulhayoglu
Columbia, SC


26 September 2004
We had the pleasure of spending the day with Shahin in the Champagne country. He organized a first-rate day for us, with many personalized and special features that we would never have been able to experience on our own [visit at Bollinger]. Shahin himself is very competent, knowledgable, and very pleasant. We were well satisfied with our experience and definitely recommend his services.
R.W.
New York City, NY


29 September 2004
My wife and I have recently returned from our first trip to Paris. When asked by friends and co-workers ‘how it was,’ we both respond a positive and energetic “WONDERFUL!”, and give much of that credit to Shahin and Paris Luxury Tours. Having never visited the city, and knowing little about it, it’s history, what to see, or even where to begin – I contacted Shahin via e-mail to arrange our trip. Though at the last minute (I wrote him one week before we arrived, during a time when most of France was on vacation), he was able to construct a personalized program for us based on what WE wanted to do and see that that allowed us to have 1) a complete overview and introduction to the city, 2) a first-hand and personal introduction to the Champagne region of France, 3) a guided tour and historic lesson on several of the most important Cathedrals in and around Paris [Amiens, Beauvais and St. Denis].
Shahin was amazing from the first moment. He met us at the airport promptly and guided us through the maze of other travelers to our waiting car. He then whisked us off to our tour, expertly guiding us each step of the way. He was knowledgeable and gave us detailed history about all that we saw. If we inquired about something or some place, he researched it for us immediately. We could ask as many questions as we wanted without feeling “stupid” and could stop for further discussion/photo opportunities as we liked. He was kind, accommodating and just plain wonderful to be with. We could never have discovered Paris to the depth we did without our own personal “expert” by our side and will use him again on all of our successive returns.
David and Desiree Abele
Minneapolis, MN


24 August 2004
Dear Shahin,
We truly enjoyed our trip with Paris Luxury Tours to Normandy. The itinerary you suggested was perfect for our family’s needs since we were able to see both US landing beaches, the cemetery at Colville and the various monuments. We had a full day but did not feel rushed at any of our stops. You were the perfect tour guide, you answered our questions, provided us lots of information on Normandy and French culture, but you were not intrusive when we wanted time to reflect on the places we were visiting. We especially enjoyed your lunch recommendation, everything was delicious and it was great to experience a different regional cuisine in Normandy from what we were having in Paris. We are still talking about the Normandy butter and the fabulous apple tart. The best part of having you as our guide was knowing you have experienced both American and French culture. You could easily relate to us as Americans, but because you have lived in France for so many years you have a wealth of knowledge about France. Please feel free to use us for a reference at anytime and give out our e-mail or telephone number to prospective clients.
Ellen and Chris Patton
Aaron, Jeremy and Matthew


14 July 2004
Dear Shahin,
I wanted to thank you again for the tour of the Normandy landing beaches. As a military historian and student of the Normandy campaign for over 25 years, it was fantastic that we were able to leave from Paris and see all of the sites on my wish list all in one day. It was perfect! As a guide you were both knowledgeable and entertaining. I know my wife enjoyed your company very much as well. Given we only had one day we could allow for a trip to Normandy, I cant thank you enough for making it a trip I’ll never forget! We’ll call you when we get back to Paris.
Sincerely,
John T. Jones


17 May 2004
Dear Shahin,
All three of us had a wonderful experience last week!
The cost was easily justified because, to see the things that you showed us [in one day], we would have been required to spend at least three additional days in Paris. The stress of getting around in Paris was removed and the anecdotes and history that you provided were icing on the cake!
All three of us would highly suggest using your tour for any visitors: in particular on the first day of a week long visit. I think we all liked most the historical trivia you shared with us as we saw the sights. Like the man [Violet le Duc] turning around [on the roof] at Notre Dame!
I will forward a picture or two in a couple of days.
Thanks again for a great day.
Brenda, David and Mike


09 March 2004
Dear Shahin,
As you are aware, my recent visit to Paris, was a surprise Valentine’s gift from my boyfriend, Douglas Calder. I feel I must write to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the incredible attention to detail, you personally paid, whilst arranging this for us.
From the moment our driver collected us from our London Hotel and escorted us to Heathrow, for the first leg of our journey by helicopter to Farnborough, I honestly felt as if I was dreaming. Our private jet to Paris, five day stay at the incredible Paris Ritz, evening of entertainment at the world famous Moulin Rouge and informative tour of the historical sights with our exceptional tour guide, made this trip truly, ‘the holiday of a lifetime.’ I must also say that I did feel like a bit of a celebrity, being chauffeur driven in our very luxurious, top of the range Mercedes. Words cannot desribe what this trip meant to me.
As you can probably guess, I have received an abundance of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from family and friends alike who have seen our photographs and I have pleasure in informing you that we have already passed your contact details on to quite a few very good friends, who would love a similar experience. Paris now holds a very special place in my heart!
Thank you so much for making my dream come true.
Regards
Lesley Ritchie