Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris: Skip-the-Line Palace of Versailles Tour, Grand Canal Lunch and the Grand Trianon. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Michelle was an excellent tour guide - so much knowledge! Loved every minute - Highly recommend!
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Ricardo was professional, nice and very informative. We enjoyed the tour very much. The restaurant's food was not great, it was convenient, but quality was sub-par. Salmon/steak offered... the steak was inedible. My only suggestion would be to perhaps cater in higher quality sandwiches for a Versailles picnic. Thank you!
Excellent, the guide did a fine job in making this a fine tour.
The tour was one of the best we've been on - our tour guide Jean was so knowledgeable about the subject - we learned facts we never would have just touring ourselves. We a very small group which made it very pleasant and sure to catch every word he spoke. Jean was very organized and on -time for every part of the tour. We would highly recommend this tour and GUIDE!
What an awesome tour. Our guide Nabila was energetic, knowledgeable and fun. She made the tour even more interesting with all her tidbits of fun facts. She was also very considerate of those on the tour who had some physical limitations and accommodated their needs without question. Julian our driver was also great. I would highly recommend this tour as the perfect way to see Versailles.
Excellent tour and lunch. Ask for Michelle, she was an outstanding tour guide. She even gave us heads up on how to see the Louvre at less crowded times. She was excellent. Really the only way to go!
Absolutely excellent. Zara hope I spelled it correctly was very knowledgeable. She did a wonderful job of explaining what we saw and giving us a historical background when necessary. We were picked up at our hotel and dropped off at the end of the tour making everything very simple.
Skip-The-Line is the best way to see anything! Disappointing not to have been able to spend more time at Marie Antoinette's farm which for me was more interesting and beautiful than the palace, but our guide was lovely, the palace grounds were lovely and the lunch was good.
This was a lovely, full day trip in which we saw so much it was almost too much to absorb. The Palace of Versailles is spectacular and well worth a visit, the sheers extravagance is quite breathtaking. We then had some free time to wander in the grounds before meeting up for a very nice lunch just outside the grounds. After lunch we visited Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon and then spent some free time in l'Hameau de la Reine the Queen's hamlet, a retreat built like a small rustic, Norman style village around a lake with a small 'farm'. Unfortunately there was a torrential downpour just as our guide left us for our free time so we all spent most of that time running round trying to find the exit to get back to the minibus! The fact that there were only eight of us made the trip more enjoyable and I would definitely recommend this tour
Was a little upset by the Graffiti defacement of one of the sculptures at Versailles. The tour was very complete with visual historical artifacts and info about French a Royalty. Highly recommended tour but try not to go on a Sunday too many pushy tourists on that day.
A wonderful day-trip from Paris. Michelle was a marvel of information, organization, energy, and fun. She managed to get us through crowds with ease, and showed us incredible amount of art, architecture, and history, without ever making us feel rushed. Versailles is a palace not to be missed, but this tour is certainly the way to see it. Michelle shared her delight in these landmarks at every turn. Her enthusiasm was contagious.
After touring the palace proper, we had the opportunity to stroll on our own through the gardens to the Grand Canal.
We reassembled for lunch at a charming restaurant by the Grand Canal. Our meals were very good, and the atmosphere was a delight. The service was very friendly.
From lunch we continued our tour on to the Grand Trianon and the Queen's Hamlet. Since these were less crowded the pace slowed, but the interest and beauty did not flag in the least. Michelle continued to give both overviews and point out fascinating details of architecture, art, and history. These lesser-known areas were a great way to finish a delightful day.
Everything was just perfect.....Thanks to our tour guide Gwen... she was just perfect sweet and friendly... Exact pick up time from the hotel. The flow of information from the time you step in the van till you go back to your hotel. You would not be able to cover the Versailles and its gardens without such guidance. The lunch was amazing too in perfect restaurant. Thanks Viator for a great tour... and thank you Gwen.. highly recommended.
This was the most wonderful tour that we have ever had the pleasure of taking. Lucille was a fabulous tour guide. She was down to earth, personal and really funny! We are picked up on time and every detail was planned for. I always dreamed of touring Versailles and this tour exceeded my expectations of the experience! I highly recommend this tour. It was informative, fun and easy! Way to go Viator! Lucille deserves a raise!
Ricardo was an excellent guide , driver, and host for our group. The day trip to Versailles was so interesting and there were only 8 of us which made it so nice. He told interesting side stories and was a perfect guide!
Would recommend this trip to anyone!!
Wonderful day at the palace. Our guide was excellent and being picked up and returned to our hotel well worth it.
Amazing place. A must see and best day in Paris. The guide was so good!!!! Really worth every penny.
Our guide Zara was punctual picking us up at our hotel. She was very interesting and despite the rude and pushy crowds in the palace she gave us an excellent tour. The gardens of Versailles are beautiful even in the rain.
Our lunch was in the quaint and elegant boathouse with fine linens and beautiful roses.
The tour of the smaller residences and Matie Antoinette's little town were a wonderful part of the tour
Great tour. Learned a ton of things we would never have known had we just gone by ourselves.
Of all the tours I took in France this was the best. The guide was wonderful, the food was wonderful for the lunch and being picked up on time at the apartment and delivered back was a great plus. No traffic to worry about, no connections to train or bus or waiting in line at the palace, to say nothing of the outstanding guide's commentary.
Very crowded but so beautiful. It is hard to believe they were able to build this so many years ago. Natasha was a wonderful tour guide. This is not to be missed.
We enjoyed our Versailles tour very much, Lucille is one of the best tour guides we have ever had. She was very understandable and attentive. A true delight.
Just could not have done it on our own. Our guide Lucille was most important and very knowledgeable. We were absolutely delighted to have her. This was a very positive experience. Thank you all!
A great way to see the Palace of Versailles, especially for the first time. The tour guide was knowledgeable and the lunch was very good.