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Tour code: 5045VERSAILLES
Delve into the Versaille’s visionary architectural array on a comprehensive full-day tour from Paris. Travel by luxury minibus to the regal city and sail past long lines outside of the Palace of Versailles with your priority-access pass. Embark on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder and see grand chambers like the Hall of Mirrors. Absorb the botanical beauty of the palace gardens, and then head to an esteemed restaurant by the Grand Canal for a gourmet 3-course lunch. Conclude with a visit to the Queen’s Hamlet and the Grand Trianon.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Versailles from Paris with an expert local guide
  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to the Palace of Versailles with your skip-the-line ticket
  • Tour the State Apartments and gaze in awe at the Hall of Mirrors
  • Explore Versailles Gardens at leisure
  • Relax over a 3-course lunch in a restaurant near the Grand Canal
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Grand Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you want a complete Versailles experience, try this package that includes transport, skip-the-line admission and a three-course lunch. You get plenty of free time in the exquisite gardens and a chance to see the pink marble Grand Trianon, which isn't included in many other Versailles tours.

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What You Can Expect

Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris: Skip-the-Line Palace of Versailles Tour, Grand Canal Lunch and the Grand Trianon

Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris: Skip-the-Line Palace of Versailles Tour, Grand Canal Lunch and the Grand Trianon

After pickup from a central Paris location, relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan as you travel southwest to the regal town of Versailles. Receive an illuminating introduction to the region from your guide and feel suitably impressed by the classical splendor of the Palace of Versailles as you arrive at the UNESCO-listed monuments entrance.

Sail past long lines of visitors with your priority-access pass and embark on a guided tour of the resplendent residence. Listen to captivating tales of the palace’s former residents, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, as you explore incredible chambers like the Queen’s Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors.

After thorough exploration, take a stroll around the beautifully manicured gardens and see an array of distinctive water features and exotic flowers. Appease your appetite with lunch at an acclaimed local restaurant beside the Grand Canal (please see the Itinerary section for a sample menu).

Revitalized, head to the UNESCO-listed monument of the Grand Trianon, a marble palace surrounding by verdant gardens. Admire its distinct pink marble colonnades and listen to tales of extravagant emperor, Napoleon, before concluding your tour at the Queen’s Hamlet, a serene retreat replete with charming thatched-roof cottages.

Return to your minivan for the relaxing journey back to central Paris, where the tour concludes.

Itinerary

Sample Menu (subject to change):

First Course:
• Tomato and goat’s cheese salad with basil

Second Course (choice of one):

• Sirloin steak with Béarnaise sauce and creamed potatoes
• Roast salmon with butter sauce and creamed potatoes

Third Course:
• Seasonal fruit tart
• Tea or coffee

Customer Reviews

Lisa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Nabila was fantastic! She was knowledgable, enthusiastic and just full of energy. This was one place I had been waiting a long time to see and I was extremely happy with the tour of Versailles and the information we received about the history of the people and the place. Our lunch at La Flottilles was excellent! and our visit to the Petit Trianon was another highlight. Nabila made this a day to remember and I would highly recommend this tour.

JAMES H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour was fantastic. Guide was extremely knowledgeable. Lunch was good.

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Rgoodrich8

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, great lunch and visiting the small palace and gardens of Marie's hideout was certainly the highlight of the trip.

Ellen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour, fantastic guide. Small group tour made it easy to interact with the guide and other people on the tour. The tour itself was very interesting and gave time to further explore parts of the gardens and buildings. Delicious lunch in very pleasant surroundings.

JOHN J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was absolutely outstanding! A very pleasant young lady with a huge knowledge of the Palace and its environs. We had a brilliant day with her on this tour, and we can highly recommend it to anyone.

THERESA K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

REALLY ENJOYED THIS. GUIDE WAS VERY KNOWLEDGABLE. HAD SOME FREE TIME TO WALK AROUND AND RELAX. LUNCH WAS AWESOME. ITS WORTH THE TRIP TO SEE MARIE ANTOINETTE PALACE AND HAMLET.

florawhites

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

What a fantastic day at the Palace of Versailles! Everything was perfect from our guide to the lunch to the others in our tour!
Thank you so much!!

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide was great!!! He made sure that everyone of us had a great time. He had so much knowledge of the the French history. We loved the tour of the palace, gardens and the great lunch.

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