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.


31 October, 2010

Shahin and Paris Luxury Tours were an incredible experience. My mother, sister, and I had an 8 hour tour – which was a nice combination of walking the city, and driving [Paris Overview Tour]. Shahin is a superb historian, and the tour is very engaging and educational. Paris Luxury Tours is very flexible and can build a tour around any specific agenda or preferences. I have visited [Paris] more than 10 times but it is wonderful to get a different perspective of Paris, a city that is so beloved all over the world.


Erin Kim Cowan
San Francisco, California


10 October 2010

Dear Shahin,

Bonjour ! It’s Arrington Walcott, whom you took to Champagne recently with my mother, Virginia, and our close friend Elizabeth [Classic Paris Luxury Tour of Champagne]. I certainly hope this letter finds you happy and well. First of all, thank you very much for treating us to such a wonderful tour of Champagne. It was truly magnificent. The food, the wine, the countryside, the people—it was indeed an occasion I hope never to forget.

Additionally, I would like to thank you for taking the time to contact me with information on Domaine Soumade. Do you know Claude, the owner of the wine shop in the 1st [district of Paris] who had the wine in stock? He was quite a character. I suppose I’ve jumped ahead of myself—I bought a bottle of Domaine de la Soumade “Rasteau” 2007. It was 16 euros, and the cheapest [Rasteau] in the store. Fortunately, you made an excellent suggestion (not surprisingly), and I thoroughly enjoyed every drop.

Thank you again for everything. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed simply listening to you talk, and I sincerely hope it was not the last time. In any case, thank you again, it was a pleasure to meet you and I wish you the very best.

Arrington Walcott
Paris, France


29 September 2010

Dear Shahin,

I want to thank you for a wonderful experience on our recent day tour of Champagne [Classic Paris Luxury Tour of Champagne]. The whole experience from start to finish was absolutely perfect, mostly the result of your hospitality and expertise! Of course, the wines and the beauty of the region don’t hurt, but your professionalism, knowledge, and personality are what put the experience over the top.

It is always difficult to know exactly what one is getting into through internet research and email communication. In your case, everything exceeding our expectations. If and when I have the chance to visit France again, I will most certainly call on you for assistance! I hope that it is sooner rather than later.

Thank you again for everything.


Elizabeth Caldwell
Tuscaloosa, Alabama


August 27, 2010


I just wanted to thank you again for our tours of Paris [Paris Overview Tour] and Versailles [Versailles Chateau and Park Tour] – they were everything you promised, and more. I feel like we not only saw some of France but also took a crash course in French history. And your restaurant recommendations were all top notch- every meal was excellent. If I ever get back to France I will certainly use Paris Luxury Tours again.

Jason [Cohen]
New York City, NY


July 31, 2010

Dear Shahin,

We all thank you for the interesting tours of Paris [Paris Overview Tour] and Versailles [Versailles Chateau and Day Tour]. Personally I had the good fortune to attend private family tours in Belgium in the past, but nothing compares to the experience that you gave us. Although we had visited Paris before, your guidance made it unforgettable. Bill tells me we should have done this a long time ago, and I cannot agree with him more. We were just very lucky to have found you on the internet. Besides your profound knowledge of the city, you also included a taste of the French culture by choosing authentic French restaurants, interesting neighborhoods, streets, market places, sometimes off the beaten track. The next day we visited the Louvre and saw the foundations [of the medieval Louvre fortress] that you recommended which were indeed the most memorable of the whole visit, and we did miss you.

Hopefully we return to Paris one day to take another guided tour. We can wholeheartedly recommend your services to anyone.

Warm regards,

Rita, Bill, Matthew and Christopher Van Antwerpen
Las Vegas, Nevada

P.S. Marlene showed us Aix-en-Provence and the Luberon region. [One day tour of Provence.] We enjoyed the tour and her very much.


8 July 2010

Dear Shahin,

Francie and I cannot thank you enough for our most amazing tour of the Champagne Region of France [Two day and one overnight tour of Champagne]. I do not believe we could have enjoyed ourselves more, learned more or shared company with a more pleasant companion.

Shahin and Francine

Shahin and Francine

Your ability to gain access to and selection of Champagne Houses to visit was remarkable for several reasons: access and quality of the tours provided by the Houses, stylistic differences of the wines from grape to bottle, and for the history of the region which tells so much about what we enjoy with so little thought but great pleasure. You could not have set the stage better during our drive from Paris and we both enjoyed the flexibility you provided in catering to our wishes.

Shahin, Christian and Ken

Shahin, Christian and Ken

I should note that the touring and your service from arrival to departure were just as Francie predicted. As a returning and satisfied customer based on the great day in Paris you provided she and our daughter, Rachael in December of 2008 [Eurostar Tour of Paris], I now understand her confidence in you. And, how did you arrange the fine weather? We will be back. Thank you!

Ken Beckman
Houston, TX.


2 July 2010

Dear Shahin,

I apologize for my delay in thanking you for the wonderful tour of Versailles that you gave to our family. You are obviously extremely well-versed in the history of France, and you are also a wonderful story teller of that history. You had not only my husband and me on the edge of our seats, but our two teenage daughters were eager to hear more! We so much enjoyed our time with you.

Dear friends of ours are visiting France beginning August 4-19. They are interested in touring Normandy and I highly recommended you. [They] will be contacting you next week. I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Thanks again.


Anne [Baer]
Greenwood Village, Colorado


9 June 2010

Dear Shahin,

Bonnie and I thank you for your excellent services while we were in France. We had a fabulous time with you.

John Phillips
Reno, Nevada

[Paris Overview Tour, American Normandy D Day Tour, Loire Valley Chateaux Tour and combined Tour of Giverny and Versailles]

21 May, 2010

Another successful trip [to France] with your help. [Paris Overview Tour, Loire Valley Chateaux Day Tour, American D Day Tour, combined Giverny & Versailles Tour, for four.] We all had a delightful time, as are the sentiments of the Phillips as well. Take good care of Leia.

Norm Porges
Modesto, California

[See Norm’s testimonials from August 2008 and October 2005.]

May 16, 2010


My greatest thanks for the fabulous travels you personally provided for us three Haddons! I am truly so appreciative. The phone calls and the reminiscing have begun — and they are still starry-eyed with the many locales and events. For Skip it was Normandy of course. For Linda it was every bit and piece, as it unfolded.*

See you very soon.

Peggy [Haddon]
Minot, North Dakota

[Third booking: Two day tour of Normandy, Paris Overview Tour, Giverny & Versailles day tour from Paris]


4 January 2010


Our visit was a success [US Normandy D Day Tour, from Paris to Bayeux by train]. Nicole did an excellent tour and we saw and heard everything that we had hoped to. We were impressed with her knowledge and explanation of the actual facts. Also she is a most enjoyable person to be with and speak with. We would recommend Nicole to anyone for a tour. We appreciate all that you did to make this happen and wish you and Nicole a happy and healthy new year.


Michael and Bobbie Talerico
West Palm Beach, Florida


3 January 2010

Hi Shahin –

I am sorry it has taken me several months to write and tell you once again how wonderful our two days we spent with you were in Paris and Versailles [Paris Overview Tour and Versailles Chateau and Park Tour]. Joelle (my now 13 year old daughter) can still be heard sharing bits of French history she learned from you during our trip and, I am happy to say she chose French as her language of study, thanks, in large part, to our very successful trip.

Shahin, you made our visit everything I wanted it to be for me and my daughter. I felt like we had a semester’s worth of history while we were there, and you delivered it in a way that was both enjoyable and able to be retained. I am already dreaming of my next visit to France and hope to introduce you to my husband and son, who would also benefit from your stories and tutelage.

Thank you again for instilling a love of France in Joelle and awakening that love in me. Have a happy, healthy new year and hopefully we’ll see you in 2010!

Warm regards,

Sara Lou Sherman
Newton, Massachusetts