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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Our tour was a private tour due to low season winter but our guide was A++ and took us on plenty of extras throughout the day - he made the day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Our tour guide Isabell was very knowledgeable and the trip was efficient and well run. They picked us up right at our apartment at Place de BASTILLE, and dropped us there as well. The included lunch was good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

I m so glad I booked it this way. Saving us lot of time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was a bit of a splurge for our family...but well worth it. Our guide was kind and knowledgeable. She picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off at night. She gave us a full tour of the premises (the main palace and trianon and included the farm animals as well to delight the children. The lunch was great. No complaints at all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

I was picked up on schedule as arranged with the office. The day was well paced and the continuing commentary was both interesting and professionally presented. Michelle was wonderful - respectful and professional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great way to see Versailles and learn its history. Our guide Vincent was an excellent storyteller. It was a small group so we were all able to ask questions. Skipping those long lines (even in the winter) was a definite plus.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Isabella was a wonderful tour guide for this particular tour, and was able to give us wonderful and fun facts about the Royal family, and the palace itself. She went into great detail about the design, interior and the palace furnishings, which was incredibly insightful. She was also able to keep us entertained driving through Parisian traffic to Versailles. They are true to their word with small groups - there were only 5 people in my group!

I was picked up from the place I was staying at with no problems in the morning, and it didn't take long to pick up the other guests and head to Versailles. The palace is a wonderful place, and you can really take in the extent of the opulence and wealth of the upper class and nobility. In the tour you are able to view the royal apartments, the gardens (which are beautiful even in winter), Marie Antoinette's chateau, the chapel where Marie Antoinette and King Louis were married, the hall of mirrors (which is stunning), and other small rooms. Isabella gave detailed descriptions and information about each place we visited throughout the tour.

Lunch was average, but delicious - salad for starters, salmon or beef for main, and a fruit tart for dessert. You also do get a complementary glass of wine. I was able to get to know the rest of my group during the lunch, which is always an added plus for these guided tours.

I would definitely recommend a visit to Versailles -- it is a must see if you are planning on a visit to Paris! If you end up getting Isabella as a guide, you're in for a real treat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Excellent guide. Well worth the detailed tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The content and execution of this tour was perfect but it was the guide, Lucille, who balanced historical narrative with wit and humour to produce an exceptional tour. Lucille's engaging delivery and astonishing insight into Versailles was appreciated by all members of the family but it was her anecdotes and witty tales that won the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

We decided to do a tour with a more personal touch and we were very happy with the tour and our guide Michelle. So at first glance this tour might seem expensive but you are paying for a dedicated and knowledgable guide and driver for the day. Having the minivan for the day also means we got around to see a lot of the park, we would never have been able to do this on foot as day visitors. We were very happy with the day and feel that we gained a lot of new knowledge about French history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

What a wonderful day. Vincent our Guide was punctual, informative and a pleasure to deal with. The tour was excellent and I am so pleased we didn't have to wait in the ques Lunch as perfect, with great food and a truly French atmosphere. All in all a great day and a fantastic way to see the Palace. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Our first day in Paris and a terrific beginning to our holiday. Our guide Nabila spoke very good English and was a bottomless pit of interesting information. The small group was definitely the best way to see the Palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

A brilliant tour. Our guide picked us up at our hotel and was a fount of information as she drove expertly through the streets of Paris to pick the other participants up. Our guide led us expertly through a still crowded Versaille Palace. We were treated to a lovely lunch and had time to get to know the other members of our tour. The visit to La Grande Trianon was very interesting and the visit to La Petite Trianon was a dream come true. Being able to walk through Marie Antoinette's little farm and garden was the best garden experience we had in Paris. All in all this was a lovely day with a great guide. I recommend this to anyone wanting to experience Versaille and Paris with a lovely Parisiennne.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

While Versailles is crowded and we spent most of our time in buildings (the gardens are amazing!), this was a very worthwhile trip. Our guide was excellent!

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