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.


12 December 2015

I highly recommend Paris Luxury Tours for travelers seeking a comprehensive touring program not just in Paris but throughout France. I hired Paris Luxury Tours – Shahin Akhavi to create/ execute/ lead a tour throughout Alsace Lorraine for 12 couples and we were all extremely pleased with the package. Shahin was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning stage, demonstrating strong knowledge about the region and eagerness to accommodate all of our logistical preferences, desired activities, restaurant choices, etc.

We are an upscale group of very well traveled friends who like good food and wine, require 4-5 star hotels and a combination of cultural, artistic, historical activities each day. Shahin recommended a very fairly priced, comprehensive package that met or exceeded all of our requirements. We then had the pleasure of Shahin personally escorting our group for the entire week’s program. He was very attentive and diligent, blended in well with our group, was extremely generous with his time, special additional treats such as wine tastings and restaurant selections, and was very interesting/ fun as a traveler with us.

                                                                                  Bergheim, Alsace

My friends and I have traveled together as a group for the past 17 years with me putting together each week’s program, working with a local travel company in each country. Paris Luxury Tours ranks at the top. I anticipate that we will have the pleasure of working again in the future with Shahin – Paris Luxury Tours on another French destination.

 Sue Denison                                                                                                                                                                        New York City, New York


August 1, 2015

Dear Shahin:

Thank you for being a wonderful guide and source of information on our trip through Bordeaux, Normandy, and Paris. [Six day custom tour: Bordeaux Right Bank, Three Allies Normandy D Day Tour from Honfleur, combined Giverny and Domaine of Marie Antoinette Versailles Tour and three days in Paris.]

St. Emilion

Saint Emilion

We all enjoyed the background information you provided for every site we visited.  The Itinerary was exactly what we wanted.  I especially want to thank you for walking with me when I lagged behind. That was very kind.

On behalf of Tom, Julia and myself, I hope we see you again, soon.

Best Personal Regards,

Chris Giblin
St. Petersburg, FL


27 July 2015

Hi Shahin,

Thank you for organizing my trip to Normandy [Four Day Tour]. The best part of the experience was being with Darius. He is highly knowledgeable, flexible, and so well mannered. You have an incredible son.


Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches

We will look forward to another tour with Darius! (The Loire valley and Versailles).


Brigitte B.


July 24, 2015

On June 24th, Paris Luxury Tours provided our small three-person group with a tremendous day long tour from our hotel in Paris out to the battlefields and beaches of Normandy. I want you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed that experience! Your expertise and historical knowledge of the places and events at the locations we visited was exceptional. From Pegasus Bridge to Sainte Mere Eglise and everything in between, we enjoyed your narration and explanations of the D-Day events and have favorably reflected upon that trip many times since our return to the States.

Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge

And I especially appreciate your having a wheelchair in the trunk of the vehicle for my use where walking about at particular sites proved difficult given my physical limitations. Thank you, so very much for that.

If you have a web site where client endorsements may be posted, please feel free to place this communication among what I presume are many other expressions of appreciation and recommendation. I highly recommend you and your company to anyone contemplating engaging a private tour while visiting France.

Again, please know we thoroughly enjoyed our day at Normandy as a client of Paris Luxury Tours.

Robert A. Perry
Virginia Beach, Virginia


July 11, 2015

Thank you again for a wonderful tour yesterday [US Sector of Normandy D Day sites]. You were above and beyond our expectations!

Jim Benson
East Gull Lake, Minnesota


June 8, 2015

My wife and I just returned from a two week vacation in France and we began our trip with an absolutely great three day tour of Normandy with Paris Luxury Tours, which we would highly recommend without reservations. Our tour was first class, including our tour guide, Shahin, picking us up at Charles de Galle airport an hour early as our flight arrived early and we expected to have to wait to meet our guide, which we did not.

From there, we toured Rouen and Honfleur and our tours were educational, interesting and well planned. On our second day, we toured as many of the of the WWII sites as we could squeeze into a day, and, once again, the planning and pace of the day was letter perfect. In addition to seeing the sites we wanted to see, Shahin offered expert insight and background at each and every site. He even mentioned that if we were “overwhelmed” with details that we could say so and he would back off a bit, but his clear and concise explanations left us wanting to learn even more. On our third day, we went to Mont St. Michel and also saw the Bayeux tapestry and again enjoyed this day immensely.

Bayeux Tapestry

Our guide was an excellent and safe driver, he willingly altered each day’s plans as needed to accommodate our wishes, and I would highly recommend this tour group. In addition to choosing outstanding restaurants for lunch every day, Shahin also made dinner recommendations and reservations for us each evening and always asked if there was anything else he could do to make our visit more enjoyable.

If you want to see Normandy and really get a feel for the area, including the historical WWII sites, I would highly recommend Paris Luxury Tours.

Yes, you can see the same sites on a tour bus for a lower price tag, but if you are interested in a personal and independent tour, I cannot imagine a more perfect tour and I would use Paris Luxury Tours again without reservation. All in all, an A+ experience.

Charles Brenner
La Quinta, California


10 March 2015

Dear Shahin,

What a fabulous, exciting and informative trip [Paris Overview Tour & 2 day Normandy tour]. You gave me so many great memories and a love for Paris.

A million thanks.

Kathleen Ladd


10 March 2015

We all cannot thank you enough for all the care you have taken of us! There have been so many changes and false starts [flight cancelled, arrival one day later], but in the end you made our tour [Two day Normandy tour for four, including Lyons la Foret, Rouen, Thatched Norman Cottages, Honfleur & Beuvron en Auge] a great success.All our thanks!

Gia Ghilarducci
Sonoma, California