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

Catherine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Super lunch, plus tour of the palaces were great. havae a fabulous time.

Evelyn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our hotel pick up was right on time in a spotless minivan. Our driver and guide Michelle was just fantastic.
We spent the day getting overwhelmed with her information, liveliness and friendliness. And of course with the Versailles Palace. We had a wonderful lunch, and saw more than expected. Would recommend this tour anytime. We will use this service again on our next visit. Thanks, Michelle!!

davidcoath

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is an excellent tour and includes everything you need for a great day out - including lunch !
We were picked up at our hotel on time and driven via 2 other hotels to pick up other guests. We then drove to Versailles and had a very informative tour of the Chateau. After an excellent lunch, we visited the Grand and the Petit Trianon and the Marie Antoinette farm.
Please be aware that there is a fair amount of walking involved !

dmwalk06 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide was Zara and she did a great job. We were able to beat the crowd getting into the Palace. She was very knowledgeable. Having a van was nice. It was just us and another couple. My wife and I would do this again. We also now feel better about using this app too.

Katie F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Really good day out - tour well organised. Money well spent!

Tony

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Nabila was wonderful , informative and attentive , very friendly and accomodating

Margo S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our day at Versailles started out cold and drippy, but turned out fantastic. Our tour guide Michelle, was the best! She was so passionate and knowledgeable about everything, including not only Versailles, but also Paris. She made the history come alive with stories about the people who lived in Versailles, the conditions of the country, and the reasons behind the revolution. She gave us a driving tour of Paris on the way out of the city, and then coming back. She showed us many landmarks while explaining the history behind them. She was extremely knowledgeable about the palace of Versailles, the people who lived there, the gardens, and the surrounding town. She really fueled my motivation to learn more about the history of France and she gave recommendations for books to read to increase my knowledge. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. The tour company was very well organized. When they closed the gardens, Michelle called the company to make sure we got tickets to see them. She also brought us to several areas of the palace that were not open to everyone. She seemed to know the people who worked there and to have special treatment to visit those areas. This tour exceeded my expectations. I really believe that Michelle went out of her way to make it a really special experience.

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Michelle, our guide, was fantastic. She was very knowledgable and very pleasant to spend the day with. She navigated the lines and we were inside Versailles quickly and efficiently. Great value and far better than waiting in long lines. Merci!!!

Robin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Got picked up at my hotel on time. Tour was excellent. Restaurant was excellent. Our guide Nabila was excellent.

Jeremy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Versailles is an amazing place with lots to see. Make sure you bring you walking shoes.

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