Traveler Reviews for Private Tour in Paris, Île-de-France, France by Tour Guide Gustavo Z.

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
Gustavo Z.
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Laura Veltman

Australia
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: May 9/18

Christopher Randall

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Nov 22/17

Gustavo was engaging and knowledgeable. I recommend him highly.

Theresa Callicott

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Oct 6/17

Gustavo was terrific! He was well informed and had lots of fun additions to add to the historical facts during our trip to Versailles. He was friendly, on time, prepared, and a good advocate for our group of seven at this very busy tourist site. I'd hire him again!!

Tom Lucido

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Sep 9/17

Gustavo did a great job with our large group. Traffic and rain stole a bit of time, which of course was not his issue, and he was able to work around the obstacles and provide us with a lovely day. His data is impressive and we all got a really grand history lesson while viewing the palace and gardens.

Myriam MacQuiddy

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Jul 25/17

Gustavo was very informative. He was very considerate of my husband's mobility limitations. He is very knowledgeable and provides important insights that made the tour very enjoyable.

Carl Simons

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Jul 18/17

Mike Smith

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Jun 9/17

Gustavo was excellent. He is knowledgeable about a very wide variety of topics. His views on history and its impact on subsequent events was particularly interesting to me and made for lively conversation as we traveled. Thanks G!

Lori Marco

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: May 12/17

Gustavo was great. Versailles was packed and he helped us skip to the front of the line. Wouldn't tour any other way.

David Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Feb 1/17

We had a lovely full day tour of Versailles yesterday. Gustavo is a great guide. He's friendly, patient and a pleasure to be with. He knows so much, and brought the places we saw to life with stories and explanations that tied together art, political and cultural histories. We asked a lot of questions and were impressed with his depth of knowledge not just about Versailles but about various semi-related topics. We really enjoyed the way he was able to tie seemingly unrelated topics together. 5 Stars

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you guys! i also enjoyed the visit with you�� have a safe trip back to Chicago! best

Lise Laquerre

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Sep 10/16

We had a great day visiting the Versaille with Gustavo. He was prompt in picking us up at the hotel. We were able to see all there was to see. A perfect day!

Ronnie Thomas

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Sep 4/16

Gustavo was wonderful. Incredibly informative and entertaining as well. He made the tour such a great experience! I highly recommend him.

Carol Liebman

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Aug 27/16

Vincent, who substituted for vacationing Gustavo, was terrific and adjusted our tour to meet the needs and interests of three generations. On our way back to our apartment he offered to drive us by several Paris sites that we had not yet been to.

Charles Funderburk

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Apr 20/16

Our guide was knowledgeable, well prepared and interesting. His knowledge of history and art history really added to the experience. We would love to have additional tours with G. as guide

Mike Piazza

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Dec 11/15

Gustavo is fantastic! My wife Julie and I spent the day with him at Versailles and it was immensely informative and fun. We had the run of the Palace as there were very few tourists the day we went, and Gustavo was able to get into great detail and provide interesting insights as we lingered from room to room without the press of any crowds. We highly recommend Gustavo and look forward to booking him for another tour on our next trip to France!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike and Julie, i will be glad to take you again somewhere else next time.

Jenkins Jerry

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Sep 25/15

Very knowledgeable. Very willing to answer any questions that we had, and he explained in detail the historical background. Money well spent!

Mary Lynn M Luy

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Sep 20/15

Our group of four booked a tour to Versailles with Gustavo. The day exceeded expectation. He is very personable and brought history to life for us, making us want to hear and absorb more. Gustavo was excellent at giving the big picture before we entered the site and was able to bring out details once we were inside. He knows his stuff and is a pleasant person as well. He was very considerate at bringing the car to us when possible (one uses a walking stick).

Helen Short

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Sep 19/15

Excellent tour. Gustavo gave us a lot of history, relevant information and covered all parts of Versailles. We thoroughly enjoyed our day.

Diana Oliver

France
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Jul 11/15

Absolutely worth it! After seeing the crowds in the queue, we were so happy we had this tour. Gustavo was extremely knowledgeable and he had a mic connected to earbuds for us so we could hear everything even in the crowds. The day flew by, was easy, and also both informative and fun (even for 11 and 19-year old girls). The tour doesn't include viewing the rooms no-one else gets too see as it's offered on Viator, but nothing can beat a private/personalized tour. Thank you, Gustavo!

Lynn McLean

La Quinta, CA, United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: May 30/15

Very informative. Excellent overview of Versailles. Car was too small for 4 guests.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback! I have decided to purchase a new vehicle to use for all my future tours which will be much larger and more comfortable.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We have discussed this with the guide and he will be soon investing in a new 8 passenger vehicle, and will post photos on his tour pages

Tim Revis

United States
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Tour: #58549, Versailles palace, gardens and Trianons ( full day) Thursday 16. Louvre guided tour on the 17th., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Oct 16/14

Gustavo is extremely well educated in his field and is able to present his knowledge in such a way as to create an understandable story of Versailles that makes the place come alive. I've visited Versailles numerous times but I think this was the first time I really understood what I was seeing. Also, Gustavo was able to accommodate our group of nine people by meeting and riding down with us on the RER. He kept the entire group - ranging from teenagers to grandparents - fully engaged.

Douglas Johnston

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Sep 9/14

Our trip to Versailles was wonderful. Gustavo's knowledge of art history gave us a greater understanding of the history of Europe.

Alfredo Rivera

Atlanta, GEORGIA, United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Aug 9/14

Gustavo took us through a very complete tour of Versailles, making it entertaining and interesting for our family. He shared little known facts of the history of the palace.

Susan Walker

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour plus horse show 3pm., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Jul 6/14

Our tour with Gustavo turned out wonderful. He was so informative and interesting. It was all we had hoped it would be. I give it 5 stars.

Jane W.

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Jun 19/14

Gustavo gives a very thorough tour! It is especially good for those interested in the economic & political history of 17th & 18th c. France. He is fluent in French, Spanish & accented English & is well connected with the staff at Versailles. We were able to get in 2 hrs before our ticket time as a result. I wish we'd skipped le grand trianon & gone straight to le petit trianon, for we were too tired to properly enjoy the charm of the latter at the end of a very long day.

Calin Pava

Australia
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Jun 15/14

Excellent tour organised by Gustavo. Prompt contact and pick up, comfortable car for transport and great info provided by Gustavo in perfect English. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in a great experience in Versailles

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Calin!

Joseph Bowers

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Apr 10/14

Gustavo gave our group an excellent tour of Versailles. He is very informative, and has great knowledge of the history of the place. I would recommend Gustavo highly, and without reservations.

Marjorie J Hebert

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: Oct 17/13

Gustavo was fabulous as a guide for a full day at Versailles. He is very well informed about the history of the palaces and answered any questions we had. We had a delightful lunch together during our visit. Marge and Paul San Diego CA

Roxanne Keller

United States
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Tour: #58549, A complete domaine of Versailles guided tour (8 hours)., Paris, Île-de-France, France    
Date: May 21/13

I recommend Gustavo for an informative day at Versailles. Although he hasn't been with this company long, he has been in the tour guide business for many years and therefore is very knowledgeable of the city and its history. He is personable and friendly. We were pleased with his driving skills (I wouldn't try driving there!) and his car was comfortable. He is modest in his bio to say he is not fluent in English. He spoke it extremely well. Overall, I would say it was a very good tour.