1409861980 gargoyles tickets
4.4 / 5 Rated by 219 members
Review from Kcin Andrex

Great

reviewed Jul 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sharon

Knowledgeable guide. Need to suggest tourists bring binoculars for this tour. It was difficult to see all the gargoyles and grotesques.

reviewed Nov 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Patrick M

The tour is very interesting. I actually thought it was a neighborhood tour but it is the grounds and exterior of the National Cathedral. Bring binoculars.

reviewed May 15 2016 report as inappropriate
Review from Helene Toye

Very interesting, but not for younger children (our son is 6 and didn't like it). Guide knows a lot about it. BINOCULARS ARE A MUST, as is a jacket. We didn't have both and left the tour early, frustrated that we didn't see the gargoyles that well...continued

reviewed Mar 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from k

Although you could only see the west and north side because the other sides were fenced off due to the earthquake damage, the tour was quite good and very interesting. Mark, our guide, was very knowledge of architecture, gargoyles, and religion...continued

reviewed Nov 26 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from C K

Great insider information on a landmark that I've visited many times. The low-key guide was full of information on the individual features. Great for folks with "inquiring minds"!

reviewed Aug 09 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from karen

Very interesting tour; I was glad I did it even though the cold windy day made it a bit unpleasant. My camera zoom helped me to see but good binoculars would have been better. Starting in the sun side would have been better.

reviewed May 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from CAJ

Excellent tour with a knowledgeable guide. Fun to see the wide array of gargoyles as well as "grotesques." Another type of stone decoration. Would recommend...very interesting and well done.

reviewed Oct 06 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Annette

Great tour. The tour guide was very informative and very willing to answer all of your questions.

reviewed Sep 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Barbara Jeffe

It was a great tour, albeit walking outside on the coldest day in January, 2010. I should probably have chosen the tour in a warmer month, but you do catch unusual colors and reflections (with the sun's winter position) both inside and outside the...continued

reviewed Jan 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathleen Canedo

Mark (the tour guide) knew a lot and presented a lot of information during the tour in a very interesting way. Unfortunately, we had the worst rainy weather we've had in a long time, but 20 people still showed up and Mark was a trouper -- showing...continued

reviewed Mar 06 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathleen Canedo

Tour guide was knowledgeable and made it interesting, educational and fun. Highly recommend.

reviewed Sep 14 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Judy

It was a lovely evening and our guide was excellent.

reviewed Jun 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandy

Enjoyed this. I have suggestions to provide future participants: BRING BINOCULARS--very immportant--& don't forget your camera.

reviewed Mar 11 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Roger Miller

Mark was an informed, engaging, patient guide. The tour itself is funny, inspiring, thought-provoking, and thoroughly enjoyable. I've been to National Cathedral at least a dozen times, but I had no idea that the exterior is embellished with...continued

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy F.

I enjoyed it very much and found the guide to be good.

reviewed Jan 27 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Hilary

The guide was very knowledgeable, and the gargoyles were fascinating. Don't forget your binoculars, and do some neck stretches beforehand to get yourself ready. Also consider bringing a picnic to enjoy before/after the tour, as the Cathedral...continued

reviewed Aug 10 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary

Bring binoculars! This was a great tour - January may not have been the best month to go due to the coldness, but Mark did a great job letting us warm up now and again. He has endless knowledge and can answer just about any question.

reviewed Jan 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Lilygreenberg

Our guide, Mark, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He came with visual aids which added to our experience. He also had a camcorder on a tripod, so we had great views of the gargoyles that were high up. His anecdotes about the carvings...continued

reviewed Nov 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea

The tour itself was very interesting and informative. The group was too large, though, so sometimes it was hard to hear the guide or to see where he was pointing. It would have been more helpful if he could have described where we should have...continued

reviewed Nov 27 2010 report as inappropriate