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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Versailles, Paris City Tour and Seine River Cruise Day Trip

If your time in Paris is short, why not see Versailles and the highlights of Paris in one full-day tour? You'll visit the Palace of Versailles in the morning, return to Paris for lunch and take a Seine River cruise and Paris city tour in the afternoon.


  • 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

At Versailles your guide-interpreter will bring the history of the Palace of Versailles to life. In particular, you will discover Versailles' Great Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartments.

On your return to Paris, your three-course lunch (drinks not included) will be served in a central Paris restaurant. In the afternoon, you'll take a self-guided city tour of Paris' main monuments by air-conditioned motor coach. You will also have the opportunity to ride the elevator to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to enjoy the amazing panoramic views of Paris. There is not enough time allocated for visitors to go to the "top" of the Eiffel Tower. Queuing can take a long time, therefore it is suggested to return on another day.

The tour comes to a close with a one-hour Seine River cruise, with commentary. You'll admire the famous bridges crossing the Seine and learn more about the history of Paris on your cruise. Your whirlwind day tour of Versailles and Paris ends at the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
April 3rd to October 31st (Saturdays & Sundays) and May 18th to June 29th (Tuesdays). For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.

Note that entrance fees to the Versailles Fountain Show Special Program are NOT included. A supplement of approx. 8 euros (adult) is payable direct.

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Customer Reviews

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great day! Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Skipping the line alone made this a great choice

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great tour and day

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Well organised. Very efficient. Nice comfortable coach ride to Versailles. Good, informative guide. Drive around Paris covered all the sights. Good way to see all the famous landmarks of Paris. Very efficient getting everyone up the Eiffel Tower and finally Seine Cruise. All good. Complaints about lunch are unfounded. It's a refuelling stop not haute cuisine. Quick in and out and filling. No probs. I would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

The trip to the Versailles Palace was wonderful the gardens were amazing, our guide was very informative and a very nice person kept our group together at all times .

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