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.
November 27, 2016
Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday! We all loved it. [Custom tour of Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Chateaux for four]
We hope to return soon,
Jennifer Chaitman New York City, NY
The castle of Fontainebleau
October 17, 2016
Though we did miss seeing and spending time with you, Darius was a worthy pinch-hitter: knowledgeable, charming, relatable and easygoing [Custom Loire Valley Day Tour from Paris of Chenonceau and Cheverny Chateaux, plus a wine estate visit and tasting at Huet l’Echansonne in Vouvray]. Our Loire adventure was a success! I suppose the only downside was there was so much to see and do and time seemed to pass too quickly.
Brooke and I are already planning for a return visit to Paris next September. Seems this may become a yearly travel experience. We are thinking of the Provence tour next time. We would be thrilled to have Darius or you plan our excursion.
Please let Darius know how much we enjoyed his company.
All the best,
Newton Square, Pennsylvania
The castle of Chenonceau
October 6, 2016
Alice and I want to again tell you how impressed we were with the services supplied by your firm and you personally. We had worked out details in advance and they were accomplished beyond my high expectations. The one day trip we took with you personally to Normandy from Paris was wonderful [American sector of Normandy D Day Tour]. We did so much in a day covering three beaches, the cemetery, as well as the German fortifications, was unhurried. But with your personal guidance you were knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs so we never felt rushed or tired.
Thanks to you it was a day we will always remember. The beautiful little restaurant where we enjoyed the fresh Dover sole was an added delight.
I would recommend your services to anyone considering an intimate, first class experience. Your perfect English and worldly knowledge make it all happen with complete ease. We have planned this Normandy trip for some time. You made it happen to our fondest expectations.
Chuck and Alice Kepler
WN10 at Utah Beach
June 13, 2016
I just wanted to thank you for providing us a once in a life time excellent tour of both Normandy, Mont Saint-Michel and later Provence [Tours of Normandy and Provence, each for 2 days].
In Normandy, you managed to give the relevant background and interesting details so that we could actually internalize the obstacles and the intensity of the invasion, culminating with the Normandy memorial. On the way home in the plane both Nick and I had to re watch “Saving Private Ryan” and of course this time it had such new meaning.
The next day on the way to Mont Saint-Michel you again provided the history that made the Mont Saint Michel tour in our minds a must see if you are in the Normandy area. It was so much more meaningful than if we had just gone on our own or in a large group.
The selections of restaurants and lodging was perfect and how nice to be picked up in a very comfortable vehicle for transport to and from. After a full day at the Mont Saint-Michel, the textile museum, and a gourmet lunch, not having to go back to Paris seemed like a wonderful idea!
Your guidance and recommendations in Provence worked wonderfully as well. Our guide [Marlene] was extremely knowledgeable on the all the local nuances and was able to point out historical background, stores, and restaurants that made the tour perfect.
I would highly recommend Paris Luxury Tours to my family and closest friends.
Janice and Nicolas Armandi
Mont Saint Michel, high tide
June 1st, 2016 [Three day Normandy Tour, 6 persons]
You are a natural! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and perspective with us, you have great spleen!
We will contact you in November if Trump becomes President, as we will move to France! (if you will have us) Thank you for everything.
The sights were amazing and the food -Oh my God- Thanks for everything.
Thanks for educating us on the wonders and beauty of France! Best wishes.
Thank you for your knowledge and time over the past few days. I very much enjoyed having you.
“Desmond” – Endless thanks, I have learned so much in Normandy throughout the tour. Glad to have met a fellow musician with martial arts knowledge as well! Remember Jimi Hendrix -South Saturn Delta- Thanks again, merci!
May 23, 2016
We are back stateside and I have access to all of my emails now. Thank you for providing such a relaxing and informative trip through Normandy [day tour from Paris of Normandy D day sites]. The spots you brought us were perfect and the insight into what happened was very helpful. We also thoroughly enjoyed the lunch, one of the highlights of our trip. If we get a chance to go back to France soon we will definitely contact you. I would love a trip to one of the wine regions next.
Chappaqua, New York
March 30, 2016
This letter is long overdue [Paris Overview Tour and 4 Day Tour of Normandy, performed in July, 2014 for 2 persons]. In writing a letter of recommendation, there are so many accolades I can confer on Paris Luxury Tours—more accurately on YOU—that I just don’t know where to begin.
I am certain you will remember me and my now-husband John—if not for the innumerable emails we exchanged and infinite changes I kept making to our itinerary prior to meeting you (has anyone else before or since asked you so many questions or made so many requests?)—then definitely for the amount of time you dedicated to us on our trip to Paris and Normandy in the summer of 2014.
We were so lucky to have you help us not only with the planning but to accompany us throughout our stay.
I recall one of our first conversations, when I asked if you could accomplish the impossible—to arrange a trip that would keep an art lover AND a “war lover” both happy! Well, you certainly met the challenge. Your vast knowledge of both subjects was awe-inspiring; more importantly, you shared that knowledge in your easy-going style—never pedantic, always patient—with a wry sense of humor as well. You seemed to always sense when we were just at the point of information overload.
Thanks to the relationships you have obviously cultivated over the years, your clients are privy to many unique experiences. One of my fondest memories of the trip was a private tour you arranged with the aristocratic but unpretentious owner of a small organic apple orchard that produces calvados [Chateau de Brouay]. Every time I take a sip from the handcrafted bottle, I am transported back to that incredible day.
I really appreciated your attention to every detail (being an obsessive-compulsive type). Not one item was overlooked. Everything went smoothly nearly every step of the way. And even when it didn’t (like the day we had to drive 45 minutes in traffic back to our hotel for our forgotten coats), you maintained your calm and always kind demeanor.
Your aesthetic values made the trip particularly enjoyable. Every property or eating establishment you recommended was carefully selected for its sense of place, beauty, and pleasing taste.
We have travelled the globe almost continuously these past two years, but our trip with Paris Luxury Tours was by far the best thanks to you.
Please feel free have potential clients contact me should they have any questions.
Donna K. Raggio, M.D
New York City, New York