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PARIS PRIVATE TOURS YOUR WAY BY WELL ARRANGED TRAVEL

We would be pleased to arrange for you to contact some of our past clients for reference.  

Here are few comments who book services with us.

 


Jacqueline,

Kathy & I enjoyed our tours very much. We took four tours, and all of the guides were knowledgeable, friendly, and professional.

We especially want to thank Jean-Michael, our guide in Burgundy. We spent two full days with him, and he took us to vineyards, wineries, cellars, and tasting rooms. The second day, we tasted 25 - 30 wines. He gave us a real education on wine-making and tasting. We'll always remember him.

We'll definitely think of your company in the future and recommend you to our friends.

Best regards,

Bill Gilmore

California

Dijon & Cote de Nuits - Burgundy Tour

Cote de Beaune Tour - Burgundy

Giverny & Versailles - Private Tour from Paris

Champagne Tour - Day Trip from Paris


BURGUNDY PRIVATE TOURS...

Jacqueline:

First, we had a great trip – and your part of the trip was the highlight!

The driver who picked us up at the Train Station in Paris was very professional, well dressed, polite, spoke excellent English, and was waiting for us with a easy to read sign. 

Our two days in Burgundy were the trip highlight.  Our guide – Jean Michel – was simply unbelievable!  We were extremely fortunate to get him. I cannot imagine how he could possibly have been any better.  He was thoughtful enough on Sunday to contact our hotel in Beaune to confirm our meeting time on Monday morning and to let us know that everything was set. We started at the shop run by Domaine de l’Ange Gardine in Beune.  We had a very nice tasting with the owner and his wife – a lovely couple.  However, we learned very quickly that tastings in Burgundy are quite different from most tastings in Napa.  We tasted 10 different wines at l’Ange Gardine.  We had to hustle thru that tasting in order to make our appointment at Domaine Olivier Leflaive in Puligny Montrachet. I think the French just do things at a slower pace – which is certainly fine when you are tasting so many different wines. 

Jean Michel really added to the tastings by giving us tips and making suggestions and pointing out differences and similarities between the various wines.  We followed that up with a nice tour at Domaine Olivier Leflaive.  The tour was conducted by Patrick Leflaive and was followed by a lovely lunch tasting – where we tasted 14 wines!  The lunch lasted a good 2.5 hours. The tour and tasting were not as intimate as our tasting at l’Ange Gardine, but were still very nice in large part due to Jean Michel’s guidance and comments. Jean Michel, Doug and I then went “off script” to visit some of the local wineries in Mersault that Jean Michel knew – I think he felt comfortable that Doug and I were very interested in the wines and learning as much as we could about Burgundy.  We had a wonderful time and got to spend some very nice, quality time with these people.  And, after spending the day with Jean Michel, we felt comfortable in telling him to feel free to change our plans for the following day to suit our tastes and the girls’ interests!  It could not have worked out better!  We started the day by touring the Grand Cru vineyards and getting out  to learn a little more about the grapes, planting, tending and harvesting.  We even got to visit two of the vineyards owned by the people that we visited next for our tastings! 

We stopped at Chantal Remy’s home in Morey Saint Denis.  That was probably the highlight of our entire trip!  We did 2 barrel tastings of their 2 grand cru wines, followed by sharing 3 bottles with Chantal, her husband and son.   A lovely day  that would not have been possible but for Jean Michel’s 30 year relationship with the Remy family! We then had a lovely lunch at a restaurant picked out by Jean Michel. We then visited Gerard Quivy’s winery – another friend of Jean Michel.  We were able to simply take the keys and tour their cellars!  Very fun. 

We then got to Dijon about 45 minutes before we needed to get to the train station so Jean Michel gave us a quick tour of some the major tourist attractions in Dijon.  He dropped us off at the station with a bottle of wine from his winery!  It was a great 2 days – I can’t begin to tell you all of the wonderful things that Jean Michel did for us.  I would tell your guests that if they feel comfortable with their guides, they might want to allow their guide to make suggestions.  I know we deviated from the schedule you had worked so hard to work out for us, but that made our trip!

Day trip to Champagne area.  Our guide was very professional, well-dressed, polite, spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about French history and the area.  He was very accommodating and helpful to our every request.   We enjoyed our tours at Moet & Chandon and Ruinart.

Bottom line, when (not if) we go back, we will be definitely using your services.  Feel free to use me as a reference if you need one in the future for your Burgundy and Champagne tours!  Thanks again.

Steve Cockriel

Burgundy private tour of Cote due Beaune, Cote de Nuits

Burgundy private tour of Dijon, Cote de Nuits & Cote de Beaune

Champagne private Tour


I want to thank you for providing an excellent tour guide (in Normandy) for us.  We have used private tour guides in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, England, Ireland and Scotland. The Normandy tour was truly outstanding. The guide's knowledge of the tour area and history is comprehensive and impressive. The Normandy tour and transfer to Paris provided exceeded our expectations.

Richard

Georgia

Private Tour of Normandy


Hi Jacqueline

I have just returned from France and wanted to thank you so much for arranging our tour of Versailles. Our tour guide was most pleasant and informative. Versailles is much as I remembered it – with the exception of the appalling crowds. I would pay a great deal more to be in the company of a great deal less humanity, but the gal I was traveling with had never been there so it was a first time experience for her.

In any event, I do not recall ever seeing the Grand and Petite Trianon’s so that was a real bonus for me.

Thank you for organizing this for us on such short notice. It was greatly appreciated!

Stevie Mitchell

Private Tour of Versailles


Our Normandy tour guide was so fantastic that we still talk about him and the wonderful time we had that day. In addition to being a pleasure to spend time with, he offered the most fascinating information about the history of the battle and the region. He truly made it an unforgettable experience

Chrissy Dooley

Private Tour of Normandy

 


Hi Jacqueline - 

We have returned and wanted to let you know how happy we were with our Paris tour guide Jean and our day trip to Versailles and Giverny!  It was a really great day and everything worked out beautifully. Jean was very knowledgeable and easy to be with so we would definitely recommend you to our friends.

Thanks

Kaye

Private tour of Giverny & Versailles


"My husband and I are finally settling back in at home, so I had to write to let you know how the transfers and private day-tours that you arranged for us worked out.  In short, they made our Paris trip an extraordinary, over-the-top experience, the memories of which we will cherish forever!

Even the airport transfers were enjoyable, with the charming Phillipe as our driver.  He is just delightful! So personable and funny and very much in tune with the passenger's needs and moods. His English, as well as that of ALL the driver/guides, was wonderful, too.  He also went above and beyond the call of duty. The Mercedes sedan was beautiful, spotless, and very comfortable. It also accommodated our extensive luggage quite nicely.

The 12-hour Loire Valley tour with Paul was nothing short of incredible. He is a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge regarding the chateaux, the royalty and their many intrigues and escapades. His in-depth knowledge of French history wove a dimensional tapestry for us, filled with living, breathing residents for each chateau we visited, that allowed us to envision what life was like in the days when people actually lived in, rather than just looked at, these magnificent castles... these treasures of France.

And our afternoon at Giverny, with our tour guide and drive was absolutely spectacular. We felt like we had a friend in Paris who was taking us out to Monet's exquisite country estate. As with both Phillipe and Paul before him, Sal was exceedingly knowledgeable. He anticipated our questions more often than not. He was extra-ordinarily personable, witty and totally accommodating. He made our afternoon at Giverny a time we did not want to end and a memory we will always treasure.

All in all, Ning, I am so very glad that I found you online. In all honesty, I had my concerns initially, since this was a very special trip for us and I wanted it to be perfect in every way. Never having done business with your company before, and not knowing anyone who had, I was very apprehensive. But you and your partners in Paris far exceeded my expectations in every possible way. I would not hesitate for an instant to recommend you and Well Arranged Travel to anyone." 

Claire Padelford

Giverny Tour from Paris

Loire Valley Tour from Paris



"My husband Dave and I used your services to arrange a personal tour of Versailles and were very impressed and pleased with our tour! The tour guide we had was phenomenal.  She provided us with exactly the right amount of detail and flexibility that we needed to make this trip and our niece's first trip to London and Paris absolutely enjoyable. In fact, Dave and I have recommended your tour services to others that we know travel to London and Paris as well as our travel agent.

Dave and I are planning another European trip in October. This time we are going to Rome. We are very interested in pricing information for a full day private personal tour of Rome. We look forward to receiving your information and working with you again."

Kristine and David Tomzik

Private Tour of Versailles


"We had a fantastic time in Paris. Thank you for all your help.  Our guide was "Jeff" (apparently short for Jean-Francois) was superb.  He was extremely polite, spoke excellent English, and accommodated our every request. He customized the tour for us, showing us exactly what we wanted, and then more. He took us precisely where we wanted to go, then showed us some extra sights, and also found a fantastic place in Montmartre for us to have lunch. I admire people who are good at what they do, and Jeff is definitely great.  Thank you for arranging this for us.  Please once again send our thanks to Jeff for giving us a day we will always remember."

- Loren Rolak & Family

Private Tour of Paris


"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our private tours in Paris. We were just delighted with Aurelie. My traveling companions had not had the pleasure of touring a museum with a private guide. After our tour, they were amazed by the thoroughness of her knowledge. We have two new converts to the word of custom guides!  She was able to turn the visits into meaningful educational experiences. Our time with her was a true delight.

When my travel plans take to Italy or France, I will be sure to contact you for our guides. Again, thank you and your team for a truly exceptional museum experience. "

Craig Branan

Private Guided Tour of Louvre



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