When you don’t have oodles of time in the French capital, make the most of it with a trip to Versailles and a tour of the best of Paris in one day. Spend the morning at the extravagant Palace of Versailles with a guide, then head back to Paris for lunch, a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River and a coach tour of the City of Lights.

Highlights

  • Combined tour includes a morning tour to Versailles, lunch in Paris, a self-guided city tour by coach, the Eiffel Tower and a Seine River cruise
  • Tour of the grand chambers of the Palace of Versailles
  • Optional Versailles Fountains Show display
  • Lunch at a central Paris restaurant
  • View of Paris' famous squares and monuments from the comfort of your air-conditioned coach
  • Panoramic views of Paris from the Eiffel Tower's second floor
  • Cruise with commentary along the Seine River

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you don't have much time in Paris but still want to get a taste of the major landmarks and make it out to the sumptuous Palace of Versailles, this day trip fits the bill. The narrated Seine River cruise is a relaxing way to end the day.

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What You Can Expect

Versailles, Paris City Tour and Seine River Cruise Day Trip

Versailles, Paris City Tour and Seine River Cruise Day Trip

Visit Versailles in the morning with a knowledgeable guide to see the Royal Apartments, the Queen’s Apartments and the incomparable Hall of Mirrors. Seeing the palace with a guide helps you travel back in time to understand what life might have been like when this was a residence.

After your Versailles tour, head back into Paris to enjoy a 3-course lunch (drinks not included) in a restaurant in central Paris. Following your meal, board a comfortable air-conditioned coach for a tour of Paris with informative audio commentary.

The next stop in your full-day Paris tour is the iconic Eiffel Tower. There isn’t time in the busy schedule to ride all the way to the top of the tower during this tour (coming back another day for the trip to the top is recommended), but you may choose to ride to the second floor for some great views. Then, head to the banks of the Seine for a 1-hour river cruise with commentary.

Enjoy seeing the City of Lights from a different perspective, including some of the most famous landmarks. The whirlwind tour of Versailles and Paris concludes after your cruise at the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
On Saturdays and Sundays from April to October and Tuesdays from mid-May through June there is a special show at Versailles during which the fountain displays in the gardens are set to music that dates from the time of Louis XIV’s court. Entry fees to this special fountain show are NOT included with this tour. An additional approximately 8 euro (adult) is payable direct.

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Customer Reviews

marian d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was a great tour. The guide was very informative and entertaining. Not only did we see Versailles, a quick tour of the city, lunch in a wonderful café followed by the Eiffel Tower, but ended with a cruise down the Seine. If you want to manage Paris and Versailles in one day, this was definitely the way to go!

Jennifer W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was not my first time to Paris, but I highly recommend the agency to see Paris properly. Very professional service, with comfortable bus and great guides that provided wonderful commentaries on the places we visited. We loved the boat ride along River Seine. We found that we got to understand Paris better through their services. Highly recommended!

Ronald J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This could not be better. It is complete tour of Paris and Versailles, well planned, most informative and avoiding the queues was worth every last penny. Highly recommended.
Ronald Joshua

Barbara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great tour to see an overview of Paris when time is limited.

Ana S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This tour was amazing!

Earl F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great day! Highly recommended!

Steven D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Skipping the line alone made this a great choice

Cheer-Sun Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

With the option of jump-the-line tour in Versailles and a quick one-hour glance of Seine Cruise, you will be amazed how much you would have missed in one day with the guidance from Viator's tourist guides. The long line in front of the Versailles makes you feel strongly that this trip is worth the money. You will never regret.

ALEXANDRA J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great tour and day

Lynn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

It was a long day, but a great way to see a lot of the area in few days we had to spend in Paris. Our guide in Versailles was wonder and kept us entertained while we waited to go inside. The lunch was about what you would expect... Left to our on devices we would have had a CroqueMonsieur at a sidewalk cafe. But it was fine and a nice break before the rest of the tour.
Save your earplugs from the Versailles tour to use on the bus tour of the city. These will work better! Make sure to sit upstairs if you are on a double decker bus to see more. After this we went to the Eiffel Tower. My husband and I chose not to go up, and instead went straight on to the boat tour of the Seine. It was a great finish seeing the city by water. Take along cab fare to get back to your hotel for a really great day!

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