We went on the classic walk with Tamara while in paris. She was the sweetest girl who made a point to talk to each little group separately within the whole group, apart from, of course, having decent knowledge about the places she was taking us to. she was considerate and patient too as she waited for another 15-20 minutes, before starting, for people who might be getting late in joining us. the meeting point was not difficult to find..paris metro anyway makes commuting very easy (if you can read complex metro maps!) Although after reaching the designated spot we could not find her after looking around for sometime. eventually had to call her. she was not far from us but was difficult to spot because her city free tour t shirt was not visible from under her jacket. smilingly she showed us the city free tour bag instead!
she was interesting enough to make people listen to her rather than just tagging along with wandering eyes. At the end of the tour she obliged everybody's requests for pictures and took a couple of great ones of me and my husband. I was happy with this experience of free walking tour though we did pay a handsome tip too..out of sheer satisfaction.
Before starting from India only we had booked two tours from this group. the other was the Notre Dame Tour with Chris, the next day. Even though we reached on time at the right meeting spot (Their web site says "by the statue of Charlemagne (riding a horse)") we could no where find chris. we tried hard to spot their City free tour t shirt or bag and loitered their for about half an hour but he was no where to be seen. Now there is only one statue riding the horse (and its quite a big one!) in front of the notre dame so i wonder how wrong we could have been, if at all!
we did not have Chris's number somehow so we eventually had to lose hope and ended up walking around the place on our own and visiting the cathedral. but we would have really liked to go on this tour.
So finding these guys can be a little tricky and you have to be careful, dont rely on their t shirts alone. do carry their phone numbers from the website. we were not carrying chris's by chance.
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8 May 2012
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Thank you for your review and we are very happy to see such a nice words about Tamaras tour. Tamara is a great tour guide and I am so glad that she joind me with her tours. I am so sorry for the Notre Dame tour. We were waiting for you till 1.40 and then we started. Too bad you didnt take my phone number with you and that it was hard for you to see us. I have to say that we were standing just next to the statue in front of it. When you come next time in Paris, I would be pleased to have you on my Notre Dame tour.
Once again, big thank you and all the best,
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