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.


December 24, 2008

Dear Shahin,

Thank you so much for making our day with you such a pleasure. It was a fantastic history lesson on the Kings of France and a splendid way to see Versailles and Vaux le Vicomte. You even managed to get us some blue sky as well. We look forward to our next visit to France, and will certainly hope to engage your services again. It was like having a very knowledgeable friend showing us around.

Best wishes from the Connors and the Lachermeiers – including baby Logan.

Debby Connors
Great Britain


22 December 2008

Hi Shahin,

We wanted to thank you immensely for organizing our visits to the Gosset and Bollinger champagne houses, especially as Bollinger do not normally permit members of the public to visit them so this made it even more special. [Classic Paris Luxury Tours Champagne Tour] Our hosts at both houses made us feel very welcome and were extremely knowledgeable – they were more than happy to answer all our questions thereby enabling us to learn a lot about their particular champagne. We have never seen so many bottles of champagne in one place (champagne heaven!!) and being able to sample some of them was a bonus. When we have a glass of champagne now it will always remind us of the fantastic day we had in Ay. Also, we would definitely recommend the bistro in Epernay you took us to for lunch as the food was excellent, reasonably priced and the atmosphere friendly.

As this trip was to celebrate my 50th birthday, I would like to thank you personally for making it such a special day as it would not have been possible without your assistance and contacts. I now have fond memories (and photos) of the day that will stay with me for a very long time.

Hopefully our paths will cross again in the future.

Kind regards

Su and Kevin Ivory
Great Britain


10 November 2008

Hi Shahin,

Our clients were delighted with the services you provided for their 6 day tour of Brittany. They were very impressed with the professionalism and experience you showed to them and they especially enjoyed the intelligent conversations throughout. They would personally recommend them to anyone and would even love to use your services again if they need to visit some other areas of France in depth. I must mention that they are very experienced travelers and have already been to many parts of France. The service they received from your company far surpassed that of any other.

Jennifer Lynas
Senior Consultant
Travel Concepts
Milton, Queensland


16 October 2008

Letter to travel agent, Travel Exchange, in Troy Michigan

Normandy tour was excellent. [tour of US sector of Normandy Landing Beaches] Guide was knowledgeable – the owner, I think. His English was perfect…. He was easily contacted by phone upon our arrival….The best thing: he made sure we saw everything and was patient and accommodating at every site. He never rushed us and accompanied us to every monument and bunker (a lot of walking on a blustery day) to answer questions and make comments. We left Paris promptly at 7:00 a.m. expecting to return by 7:00 p.m. It was actually after 9:00 – making it a 14+ hour day – no extra charges.

Nancy Farrell
Ypsilanti, Michigan


September 28, 2008

Bob and I truly enjoyed our day in Normandy with Philippe [Normandy Landing Beaches Tour]. His expertise as a driver and guide certainly made our day extraordinarily memorable. Philippe’s knowledge of the area and the history, along with his engaging personality, enhanced a truly moving and emotional experience. There was a lovely restaurant that he wished us to experience which was unfortunately booked for a private party. Hopefully the next time we are in the area we will have that opportunity.

Bob and I will be back in Paris from 23 November through 27 November. I will check out your other itineraries to see if there may be another tour which we might enjoy on this upcoming trip.

Best regards,

Carol and Robert Calder
Stuart, Florida


September 26, 2008

Luxury beyond belief! Luxury beyond compare! Paris Luxury Tours exceeded all of our expectations!!

[4 day tours from Paris: Loire Valley Chateaux, Giverny & Impressionism in Ile de France, Custom Chablis wine Noyers sur Serein & Vezelay, and Classic Champagne]

Nancy & Aaron Strefling
Los Altos, California

Nancy and Aaron in Giverny

Nancy and Aaron in Giverny


25 September 2008

We did have a wonderful time indeed…it was a pleasure to meet you. You were, as they say, as advertised and more…you are very knowledgeable and we were pleased with your tours. [Day tour of Canadian contribution to WWI, including Vimy Ridge, and a day tour of the Normandy Landing Beaches with accent on Canadian sector.] We felt that you went above and beyond the call of duty…it was a great two days….Thank you.

Mary and Ray Harris
Richmond Hill, Ontario


22 August 2008

Now that we’re back at home, want to express, once again, our appreciation for a wonderful tour of Paris [Paris Overview Tour] and Chablis [Day tour from Paris of Chablis wines]. It added immeasurably to our total experience. Maybe we’ll see one another again in the future.

Norm [Porges]

Modesto, California

[Also see Norm’s testimonial from his first tours with Paris Luxury Tours in October 2005]


August 4, 2008

My husband, myself and our 2 year old daughter, recently embarked on a private tour of the Somme and Villers-Bretonneux with Paris Luxury Tours. Our emails back and forth with Shahin, leading up to the day of the tour, ensured that we wasted no time throughout the day and saw exactly the sights we wanted to see (as we are from Australia we had a special interest in visiting the Australian memorials, cemetery and Villers-Bretonneux, rather than the British and Canadian sights that most other tours offered).

We have no regrets in choosing Paris Luxury Tours as they were fantastic. They responded to all my emails on the same day, offered extensive knowledge on the area we wanted to visit before we had even made a commitment to booking with them and then worked with us via email for over a month to fine tune our perfect tour to ensure my husband got to visit all the war memorial sights he wanted to see, my 2 year old got her much needed breaks along the way to run around and I kept my sanity and actually got to relax and take in the French country side knowing that someone else was looking after us for the day (much like visiting friends or family in another country).

I have no hesitation in recommending Shahin and Paris Luxury Tours and I will definitely be booking with them again for another tour in Paris the next time we are over there. Shahin, we loved the tour and your extensive knowledge of the Somme area, we could not help but fall in love with Paris, due to the obvious love you have for your home and “the most beautiful city in the world” as you put it! We enjoyed your company through out the day, it was very easy and relaxing to tour with you and I know we speak for most Australians when we say, that is exactly what we we were looking for in our tour. THANK YOU!

Helen West
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia


27 July 2008


Just a short thank you for the beautiful Normandy day trip [Charming Villages of Normandy Tour] you took us on during Bastille Day.

Maria and I greatly appreciated the opportunity to see the [Bray] countryside with the added bonus of being informed about a whole range of historic and cultural events that allowed us to fully appreciate the experience.

We also enjoyed lunch at the traditional French restaurant and eating at the other city restaurants [in Paris] that you recommended.

Best wishes,

John & Maria Chortis

Perth, Australia


9 June 2008

Dear Shahin,

Once again, thank you for a wonderful trip. You asked for a comment on your firm and the itinerary [Six day custom tour of Normandy and Brittany]. Firstly, as you know, we have traveled extensively and have used private driver/guide individual tours in several countries, all of which we have enjoyed. This trip surpassed all the other experiences with the pleasant, responsive and professional service. Our emails allowed us to tailor the trip to exactly what we wanted. Our accommodation was superb, the only less than ideal hotel was the one we chose! The timing, pace, lunch arrangements, adaptability to weather, traffic and other changes were outstanding. We did, of course, have the extra bonus of your company.

We would strongly recommend your firm and will use it on any return trip to France.

Warmest regards,

Alistair and Mary-Pat Cowen

Brisbane, Australia


28 January 2008

Hi Shahin,

How do we distill it all into a few sentences, our delight at the fabulous service you provided while we were in Paris last week [Paris Overview Tour, Paris Museums Tour, Versailles Chateau and Park Tour, and Paris Gastronomy Tour]. The fastest way I can think of is to say that on a scale of 1 to 10, your service was a 15!!!!!!! Our Paris Overview Tour was complete enough to give us, very quickly, the sense of Paris the “village” instead of a big bewildering city where we didn’t speak the language! The Museum tour was absolutely delightful and detailed enough to satisfy but not overwhelm. The patience in which you showed in our gourmet foods and everything else in between day was also outstanding!!! We shall definitely return again for another visit with you as soon as we can, and would most certainly recommend your company and services to one and all. THANK YOU very much for making a special trip to Paris even more memorable!

All the best,

Bernice and Wee Kit Tang


20 January 2008

Dear Shahin

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful arrangements which you arranged for my-self and my partner, Gwen Walters and our friends Bernard and Yvonne McMahon for the tours of the wine regions in Champagne, Burgundy and Bordeaux in August 2007. Although we are all experienced international travellers we were all greatly impressed with the thoughtful preparation of the itineraries and the attention to detail appearing in those itineraries but also with your flexibility in dealing with our particular requirements both before and during the tours.

There are too many highlights of the tours of each region to identify them all. The visit to the cellars at Ruinart near Reims and the opportunity to stay at Le Cep in Beaune were very memorable. The opportunity to visit some of the wineries of Burgundy (especially Clos de Vougeot and Chateau de Pommard) and the wonderful restaurants which you suggested, was greatly appreciated. We all particularly enjoyed the opportunity to visit the town of the Chablis and the winery of William Fevre where we had a wonderful and entertaining individual wine tasting followed by a great lunch at the adjoining restaurant.

Our tour to Bordeaux was equally as impressive and the train journeys to and from Paris were very well organised and trouble free. The variety of the countryside in the Bordeaux region is wonderful and the lunch in Pauillac on the river was special. The Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a unique experience as was in the case with Chateau Leoville [Las Cases] at St Julien where we received individual attention from an enthusiastic staff assisted by your translation skills.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Paris Luxury Wine Tours to anyone who have not done so. In particular, we wish to thank you for your personal contribution and your ability to impart your great knowledge of France and the regions we have visited, but also generally for your excellent company on our tours.

We look forward to arranging another tour with you in France.

Yours faithfully

Stephen Godding
Clontarf, NSW, Australia

January 1, 2008

Diane and I loved our day with you in the Loire Valley [Loire Valley Wines Day Tour]. A great highlight of our visit! Nothing but spectacular reception from each, and great information and learning. Both wineries [Henri Bourgeois in Chavignol and Ladoucette at the Chateau de Nozet in St. Andelain] were unique in their own ways….. Warm regards,

Janie O’Connor
Washington DC