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Delve into the Versaille’s visionary architectural array on a comprehensive full-day tour from Paris. Travel by luxury minibus to the regal city and sail past long lines outside of the Palace of Versailles with your priority-access pass. Embark on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder and see grand chambers like the Hall of Mirrors. Absorb the botanical beauty of the palace gardens, and then head to an esteemed restaurant by the Grand Canal for a gourmet 3-course lunch. Conclude with a visit to the Queen’s Hamlet and the Grand Trianon.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Versailles from Paris with an expert local guide
  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to the Palace of Versailles with your skip-the-line ticket
  • Tour the State Apartments and gaze in awe at the Hall of Mirrors
  • Explore Versailles Gardens at leisure
  • Relax over a 3-course lunch in a restaurant near the Grand Canal
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Grand Trianon and the Queen’s Hamlet

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you want a complete Versailles experience, try this package that includes transport, skip-the-line admission and a three-course lunch. You get plenty of free time in the exquisite gardens and a chance to see the pink marble Grand Trianon, which isn't included in many other Versailles tours.

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What You Can Expect

Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris: Skip-the-Line Palace of Versailles Tour, Grand Canal Lunch and the Grand Trianon

Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris: Skip-the-Line Palace of Versailles Tour, Grand Canal Lunch and the Grand Trianon

After pickup from a central Paris location, relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan as you travel southwest to the regal town of Versailles. Receive an illuminating introduction to the region from your guide and feel suitably impressed by the classical splendor of the Palace of Versailles as you arrive at the UNESCO-listed monuments entrance.

Sail past long lines of visitors with your priority-access pass and embark on a guided tour of the resplendent residence. Listen to captivating tales of the palace’s former residents, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, as you explore incredible chambers like the Queen’s Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors.

After thorough exploration, take a stroll around the beautifully manicured gardens and see an array of distinctive water features and exotic flowers. Appease your appetite with lunch at an acclaimed local restaurant beside the Grand Canal (please see the Itinerary section for a sample menu).

Revitalized, head to the UNESCO-listed monument of the Grand Trianon, a marble palace surrounding by verdant gardens. Admire its distinct pink marble colonnades and listen to tales of extravagant emperor, Napoleon, before concluding your tour at the Queen’s Hamlet, a serene retreat replete with charming thatched-roof cottages.

Return to your minivan for the relaxing journey back to central Paris, where the tour concludes.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Gary N United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We highly recommend this tour, led by Lucile. She picked us up on time, navigated the traffic, and provided clear instructions about the day's tour. Her background knowledge of French history was thorough--she was able to field all of our questions expertly. It was a great getaway day trip from Paris.

HELEN W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A wonderful day. Our guide Natasha was bright and bubbly and full of information. Her instructions were clear re meeting places etc. and she was always close to guide us and was very knowledgable. Lunch was an added bonus. Would thoroughly record this our

Barbara K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Interesting and beautiful. The lunch was amazing.

Wstrain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fabulous experience. Would do again Lucille, our tour guide was a wealth of information.

Tara Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

THE BEST. All I can say is that if you are a fan of Versaille, just do it. Our tour guide was amazing, lunch was delicious, our group was fun.....it was worth every penny and for sure a highlight of our trip. It was my birthday as well. Our tour guide was understanding when my husband wandered off and held us up for about fifteen minutes too which we greatly appreciated. A long day wear comfortable shoes and a hot day, but amazing to see.

Ann ...  Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is a must visit site. Highly recommend this tour. Great guide and wonderful lunch

Lady C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide, Vincent, was beyond charming and accommodating. Super friendly form the onset, you could tell he had a passion for the history and beauty and enjoyed sharing it with others - he was a perfect host. When my mother needed to stop for a break, he did not hesitate to make her day more comfortable and enjoyable. Versailles, the Gardens, Petit Trianon and Hamlet were just gorgeous and we enjoyed every moment!

Terri S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Being picked up and dropped off back at my apartment was the first benefit - especially after such a big day. Skipping the line was the second benefit. We were a small group of eight delightful people and the tour felt very personal. Lunch was included, in a beautiful setting and was terrific. Our guide Sarah spoke excellent English and was very knowledgable. Plenty of interesting stories and history. Had a great day and would highly recommend this tour.

evanecko

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

excellent tour guide - very nice

Janet J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was excellent! Natalie our guide was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. The day was enjoyable and included a delicious lunch at a lovely French restaurant by the Grand Canal. There is a lot of walking so plan to wear comfortable shoes.

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