1409861980 gargoyles tickets
4.4 / 5 Rated by 219 members
Review from Allison Marie
9 events 2 reviews

This tour gave GREAT information about the gargoyles, including how to look for the different stone-carvers' styles and a good bit of interesting history. We saw a lot of different carvings, and now can't wait to go back on our own to hunt for more!

reviewed Jan 27 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Sarahjune
25 events 8 reviews

My husband and I would follow our tour guide, Mark, ANYWHERE. He is very well-informed and is happy to answer questions and give interesting responses. We went with a couple who have lived for over thirty years just a few blocks from the Cathedral...continued

reviewed Oct 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from jill tanenbaum
20 events 9 reviews

This was a fun tour. We heard interesting stories about the gargoyles that surround the National Cathedral and saw details that we would not have seen if it had not been for the tour

reviewed Oct 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Tim Gavagan
Red Velvet 70 events 12 reviews

The tour guide never showed up. Waited 40 minutes. What a waste of time. Will never ever do anything like this again. Drove total of 65 miles with my daughter for a monumental disappointment. Requested a refund from Goldstar and still waiting for...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Mel C
11 events 2 reviews

I thought this would be an indoor and outdoor tour, but did not realize gargoyles were only outdoor fixtures, so it was a long tour during a hot day, but the tour guide was very knowledgeable and had great insight. You absolutely need binoculars...continued

reviewed Sep 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from overdueb00k
8 events 3 reviews

There was a mix-up involving Mark, our tour guide, and he arrived one hour and fifteen minutes late. Although the phone number provided through Goldstar kept us in communication with him, he kept telling us that he was "15 minutes away." From...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth Martin
7 events 2 reviews

Interesting and entertaining!

reviewed Jan 27 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Margaret R
19 events 13 reviews

Interesting summary and engaging guide. A small group; easy to ask questions, which added to the enjoyment.

reviewed Jan 21 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
6 events 3 reviews

Great tour. Mark is well informed, thoughtful, helpful and will share his binoculars. He is a fountain of info. Can't wait to go back and look at more of the exterior of the cathedral as well and the grounds and the inside too. A fascinating...continued

reviewed Jun 20 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard Zeman
6 events 2 reviews

As other people have said, the guide Mark was late, claiming that Goldstar had mis-scheduled the event ("supposed" to be the next day) yet his own web site (http://www.tourguidemark.com/tours/cathedral/gargoyle.html) has the same Saturday date and...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Annmarie W.
3 events 2 reviews

The weather was hot and the tour guide was sensitive to it and kept us in the shade the best he could. I've lived in this area all my life and have never closely observed the gargoyles on the Cathedral and everyone in my group was pleasantly...continued

reviewed Sep 14 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from W Mazzoli
1 event 1 review

The tour gives you a high level knowledge of the buildings construction and architecture. Very informative in regards to the gargoyles function and background on the artists who carved them. Take a strong pair of binoculars to see the details...continued

reviewed Oct 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from sondra
25 events 14 reviews

Mark was great and knew his stuff about the Cathedral and gargoyle's I would take his tour again, thanks for offering it

reviewed Sep 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Ginoreo
17 events 8 reviews

We had a gorgeous day to walk around the Cathedral and learn many interesting facts about the gargoyles as well as the grotesques. We received an excellent history lesson along with a great understanding of the various artisans who have worked on...continued

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy Richter Griffin
12 events 6 reviews

Mark is a wonderful tour guide. He has amazing information, is educational, has funny stories, and teaches you how to enjoy the cathedral on your own. The tour is all outside so be prepared for the weather. I went on a cold day and by the end I...continued

reviewed Feb 28 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Laura Naide
19 events 6 reviews

This was a fun and interesting way to learn about the National Cathedral. Mark has an encyclopedic knowledge of the gargoyles, grotesques, and other carvings on the exterior of the Cathedral. Suggest you bring good binoculars and a camera with a...continued

reviewed Jul 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Seemooreph
8 events 5 reviews

Our experience is hard to rate. There was a mix-up on the day/date and Mark thought it was on Sunday, but 40 people were there on Saturday. He did come, bless him, an hour late - but was certainly
flustered. We enjoyed the tour after it...continued

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol
12 events 4 reviews

The tour is 1.5 hours walking around the Cathedral and learning about the gargoyles and grotesques. The guide was very knowledable about the history behind the sculptures and honest when he didn't know or where there is confusion about a...continued

reviewed Aug 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 3 reviews

This is such a fun tour. The guide had a lot of information to share. He discussed the different styles of carvings and how that changed from when the church was first built through to present day. Definitely bring binoculars (you can buy an...continued

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from bob
9 events 2 reviews

Guide was very informative. Saturday turned out to be a very warm day but that's not predictable.

reviewed Sep 13 2008 report as inappropriate
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