We talked once and had a few emails and the trip was planned but after reviewing the trip, I had to go back and correct some things that we had already talked about. Would have preferred that they come back to me beforehand and let me know that by adding to my budget I could get the private tours I wanted. That being said, once that was corrected, it was a great trip. The tour guides they selected were amazing. The hotel selection was perfect, and with the exception of one tour mix-up all the tickets were exactly what we wanted. The biggest problems with the trip centered around demonstrations and protests in Paris which were no fault of the travel agent. Even with the time difference, with any issue I had, I emailed our trip planner and he was always available to assist. I was mailed a packet of travel information and vouchers prior to my departure that was very well laid out and organized, which made the trip very smooth. Would definitely recommend, just make sure you provide a range of budget to get the most out of the trip.
Our trip was really short so we only hit the highlights in each city. Be prepared to walk, ALOT, in either city!!!!LONDON: The hotel in London was phenomenal - great location and accommodations! A couple of really good restaurants in that area - The restaurant for Fish & Chips and try the french steakhouse but you will have to be there before they open to get in line. We had a private guide who was absolutely amazing. If you are a history buff, definitely worth finding a well trained guide and paying for the private tours. Need to definitely take a day trip to Oxford and Windsor - we skipped out on Stonehenge. PARIS: The hotel I picked in Paris was on the outside of the city center - would have preferred being in the 6th Arrondisemont or closer to the Eiffel Tower. If you plan to visit the Eiffel Tower, make sure you get the front of the line tickets, otherwise you will be waiting ALL day. Versailles is a must - try to take a small group tour and get the front of the line tickets. Better to visit the Louvre early in the morning or in the evening - otherwise it gets very crowded very quickly. Loved the evening dinner cruise which gave us an up close view of the Eiffel Tower lights at night. Definitely take the Hop-on-Hop-Off bus for a cool view of the city!
As I said before, our trip was very short so we only hit the highlights. Would have loved to spend more time in Paris in the art museums - not just the Louvre. Would have loved to spend more time at Versailles and maybe take a drive through the French countryside. Would have liked to have stayed in a different part of the city. In London would have loved to spend more time so we could tour Buckingham and Kensington Palaces. Spend more time at the Tower of London. Many of the museums are free to enter, we just didn't have the time.
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Please accept our apologies. We pride ourselves on our service and attention to detail during the planning process as we attempt to understand the budget range of each customer so that we can offer solutions that fit. With your feedback, we will be updating our process of offering alternative solutions during the planning process so that each customer understands the full array of possibilities when planning their trips.
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