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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 9 more


This tour allows you to explore Versailles independently and includes round-trip transportation from Paris to help make things easier for you when traveling. Skip the hassle of figuring out your own transport and settle in for the ride to Versailles, listening to recorded audio commentary about the French landmark as you relax on the way over.
  • 4-hour independent tour of Versailles from Paris
  • Explore the palace, the gardens, and the Grand Royal Apartments
  • Choose between multiple departure times to suit your schedule
  • Round-trip transportation is included
  • Audio commentary is available in 15 languages
Begin your 4-hour tour of the Palace of Versailles with pickup at a central Paris location (Metro Pyramides). Board a comfortable tour vehicle to the French landmark, located about 13 miles (22 km) outside of Paris. 

During the relaxing ride, listen to recorded audio commentary that will introduce you to the history, art, and architecture of the palace. Commentary is available in English, French, Mandarin, Danish, Japanese, Greek, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Swedish, Dutch, Portugues, Italian, German, and Spanish. Learn about the origin of the palace, built under orders of King Louis XIX in 1661. Famous architects and decorators, including Le Notre, Mansart, and Le Vau worked together to construct this opulent building. The palace became one of the most prestigious residences in Europe, and its splendor is still on display for visitors today. 

Once you arrive on the premises, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to spend a few hours on a self-guided tour. Explore the palace, the gardens, and the Grand Royal Apartments, which are all included in your entrance fees (except during Fountain Display and Musical Gardens’ days, entrance fees to the gardens are not included).

Afterward, relax on the return trip to central Paris, where you'll be dropped off at your original departure point.


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, Jul 2018

Comfortable air conditioned coach. Guided through the entry process....very fast and efficient....thanks to the tour operator.. Plenty of time to marvel at the wonder this palace is.....massive beautiful gardens.....hard to comprehend that someone used of such a work of art as a home.....something everyone should see in their lifetime if they have the opportunity to do so. It was another unbelievable day that helped to make this bucket list checkmark well worth the experience.

, Jul 2018

The bus was late arriving at Versailles at 10:20am instead of 9:30m We has to wait 4 minutes under full sun, because our group was late. When we started the visit at 10:45, we only had one hour instead of 2, and therefore did not have a chance to see and do the gardens. All the bus passengers complained to Paris City Vision upon return, but they showed no concern at all. This was a very expensive booking for 5 people, for what was a terrible experience!!!
You should not contract with Paris City Vision, or they should plan their tour differently not to cheat tourists in this fashion! They seemed not to care at all!!!

, Apr 2018

Our headset did not work and we could not find the guides anywhere to exchange them. Not a good experience

, Mar 2018

Tour is great but be prepared to squeeze through the crowds.

, Mar 2018

If you want to check Versailles off your list - than book this tour. Getting in took forever and we were off season - and then we only had 1.5 hours. No choice as to what to see - just the King's apartments and Hall of Mirrors in other words, the packed places. The RER is easy to navigate so if you really want to see Versailles - take the RER and spend the day at your own pace.

, Jan 2018

It's was a good trip, the guide was informative.

, Dec 2017

Great staff, very friendly and many languages spoken. The four hour tour advertised isn't exactly true, after the hour bus ride there and back we had 1:45 on site so just be aware you will only have two hours. There was a long site induction and instruction brief that really should have been done on the trip out they just needed to sit the different groups together on the bus to do this.
It's a good trip and it gets you in as quick as possible.

, Dec 2017

Easy and reliable

, Nov 2017

Great short half day trip and easy to see the palace and grounds on your own. Great options for lunch are available, just ask if you don't see the signs.

, Nov 2017

This is a great tour - very informative and wonderful experience.

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