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 2006
I strongly concur in everything Pat Rink wrote in her recent email to you. We were very pleased that you were able to conduct our visit to the Alsace region of France [Four day tour of Alsace and Champagne]. Your proposed itinerary was excellent and the changes we made together once we began our individually tailored tour were perfectly suited to our interests. Thank you for being attentive to our wishes and flexible in the execution of the very well planned itinerary. We three sisters hope to have an opportunity to visit France again in two years. Again, thank you for the very excellent service provided by Paris Luxury Tours.
Nancy Rink Carter
15 October 2006
We have only been home a few days, but we are already talking about our next trip to France. Nancy, Ellen and I had a wonderful time. Paris is always a joy, and now, thanks to you, we have discovered the beauty and delights of Alsace and Champagne. I don’t think we could single out one favorite place – we enjoyed Colmar, Riquewihr, Strasbourg, Reims, and Epernay. The tours and tastings at Hugel and Ruinart were, of course, highlights. We were very happy with your hotel and restaurant selections. Although we didn’t make it to all the sights on the original itinerary, that wasn’t a problem for us. As you probably gathered fairly early in our four days together, we are not manic sightseers. We appreciated your flexibility and ability to meet our particular interests as our visit progressed. Thank you.
We were tired Sunday evening when we returned to Paris, but it was too beautiful to stay in. We walked to Deux Magots for a light dinner and enjoyed a bottle of the Claude Daguenau Pouilly Fume you recommended as we watched the full moon rise over the tower of St.-Germain-des-Pres. The wine was excellent. (The waiter told us it was a good choice when we ordered it.)
We loved our week in France, especially our visit to Alsace. We send our best wishes for the continued success of Paris Luxury Tours.
Pat, Nancy and Ellen
23 September 2006
[Regarding] the day that we spent with you [custom tour of Giverny, the US Normandy Landing Beaches and Honfleur]… it was a thoroughly marvelous trip and exceeded our expectations on all levels. We wanted a private tour with a guide who knew the locality and the history of what we were going to see, so we could appreciate it to the fullest extent. You satisfied both of those objectives 110%. We were particularly pleased that English is your native language, so communications was easy and we were able to get the most of the information that you provided.
The tour that you put together was timed accurately, so we were able to see all that we wanted, and we never felt rushed. I had relied upon your expertise to gauge how long each site would hold our attention, plus the travel time between each area. This worked out completely, so we were able to fully take in each of the sites that we visited, and still got back to the hotel at the time we had expected. Your suggestions for restaurants also suited our taste for food and ambience.
Different people value different things, but I think no matter how you score value or enjoyment, your trip with us received an A+. Take care and thanks for a wonderful day.
21 September 2006
It’s Wednesday morning here and we are still recovering from jet lag. First of all, I want to tell you how much we enjoyed seeing Paris with you… we saw the best of Paris with you! We will always remember our time with you and consider you more than a guide for the short time we spent together. Now we have a friend in Paris!
Thank you again.
Judy and Ben Hofheimer
21 August 2006
Just a short note to express my appreciation for your excellent tour of the architecture and historical sites of Paris. Your knowledge of the city and its buildings was superb, and the interesting anecdotes made their history come alive. Both Lauren and I commented after the visit how fast the day went and the ease with which you presented your city to us. We would also like to thank you for arranging for our “short” notice tour of Versailles [requested and arranged the day before it was performed]. Without your assistance our visit there would not have been so comprehensive and enjoyable. I would highly recommend you and your organization to anyone touring the area. Once again thank you..
Freehold , New Jersey
26 May 2006
Mary Ellen and I wanted to thank you again for the two super tours you provided during our visit to Paris [Mont Saint Michel and Chartres, and a full day tour of Versailles]. The trips were first class and were highlights of our visit! We felt well taken care of, and accomplished our purposes in each trip. The croissants on the early morning trip to Mont St. Michel were a nice touch and the lunches [at “Potager du Roy” in Versailles and “Le Grand Cerf” in Ernée] were extraordinary….Thanks again….you’ll see us again on our next visit to Paris.
Mary Ellen and Richard Stieglitz
May 8, 2006
My husband Frank and I can’t thank you enough for making our trip to Paris an unbelievable experience. We were in Paris for a full week and that one day that we did our tour of Champagne with you was our best day by far. The day started off stress-free with a chauffeured ride to visit the Champagne country. We loved not having to worry about where to go or how to get there. The door to door service was well worth it and helped to make the day relaxing.
The drive to Champagne was and hour and a half long but felt like it went by so quickly. The conversation was great. Once arriving in Reims, seeing the Gothic cathedral was an incredible introduction to the country. Frank and I really enjoyed hearing about the history behind the cathedral and the town itself.
Upon arriving at “Ruinart” [the oldest Champagne house in Reims], we were automatically greeted with a woman who was extremely friendly and very professional at the same time. We enjoyed her passion for Champagne and the knowledge that she gave us. What we experienced that day was something that we would have never gotten to experience here in America. Learning the complete production of how Champagne is made, learning the history behind the underground caves, and having such a wisdom-filled tour guide was superb. We especially liked the personal attention of a private tour rather than being in a large group where it becomes impersonal. Tasting all the various types of Champagne at the end of the tour was a delightful ending to our journey.
Our lunch [in Reims at the Brasserie Boulingrin] was not only a nice break, but you also gave us a ton of information about French culture. That alone helped us out for the rest of our trip in France.
When we arrived at “Bollinger” we enjoyed the different type of tour. We got to see where Champagne begins its journey through the vineyard itself. We pretty much got to see the process from beginning to end. Here again, we enjoyed that our tour guide had such an extreme passion for Champagne.
Overall, we can’t thank you enough for such an amazing day in Champagne country. We are definitely going to refer you to tons of our friends here in the U.S. We now feel that we have a great friend in Paris. Keep up the great service and we hope to come back to Paris to enjoy a wine tour!
All the best,
Caryn and Francesco Tutino
New York, NY
April 26, 2006
We would like to thank you for all your kindness and determination to make our experience in the wine region of Bordeaux [one week tour of Margaux, St. Julien, Pauillac, St. Estephe, Pomerol, St. Emilion, Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux, Barsac, Sauternes and Graves] and Champagne [day tour from Paris] unique and unforgettable. Those seven days were amazing. Thank you for the excellent program, the elegant restaurants and above all, thank you for the polite and kind manner which you treated me and my family.
Lino, Jeane and Camille Da Silva
March 27, 2006
We arrived home safe and sound after a wonderful week in Paris–the highlight of which was our day with you [Paris Fashion Tour]. I cannot thank you enough for all the effort you made into making Stephanie’s birthday such a success. From the wrapped Chanel DVD, the amazing behind the scenes tours at Scherrer and Dior, a lovely lunch at L’Avenue, and your knowledge of all the sites I could not have asked for a more delightful day. It will be a memory she has for years to come!!!
March 20, 2006
I can not thank you enough for the amazing tour and time you spent with us on Friday. You truly helped make a dream for me come true, showing my parents the Paris I love! [Paris Overview Tour] I know we may not have been the most “history” focused bunch, but the little anecdotes we do remember and the places you took us to will forever bring a smile to my face as I think about what you “gave” me and my family.
I appreciate your patience with us and opening my eyes to a new side of Paris I hadn’t seen before.
New York City, NY