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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.


  • 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.


Sample Menu (subject to change):

First Course:
• Tomato and goat’s cheese salad with basil

Second Course (choice of one):

• Sirloin steak with Béarnaise sauce and creamed potatoes
• Roast salmon with butter sauce and creamed potatoes

Third Course:
• Seasonal fruit tart
• Tea or coffee

Customer Reviews


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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A great way to see Versailles. A short wait to enter the palace with a guide to show us interesting features. Self guided tour through the gardens followed by a nice lunch. After, we walked to Marie Antoinette's smaller home for another tour and then walked through the farm areas with sheep and rabbits back to the bus. A nice stress free day.

Philip S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We loved this day. Our guide was the best and ensured that we did not have to queue. She was also knowledgeable and good fun! We also enjoyed the company of the others on our tour. Meeting people from other countries is always a bonus. The tour was fabulous - loved it all.

Rajiv P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

worth every penny if for no other reason than to avoid the ridiculous line of people waiting to get in!!
our tour guide was awesome!
highly recommend save yourself the hassles and let them take you on your excursion.

Charles S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great trip and guide. Everything was wonderful. The only part that I felt wasn't good was the tour of the farm at the end.

Carol B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our day was wonderful. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. It was very nice being in a smaller group - just seven of us. The lunch was delicious. We appreciated the pick-up and drop-off at our hotel. I wouldn't change anything.

Pamela J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was fantastic. Comfortable transfer from Paris to Versailles, small group of 6 and guide was extremely knowledgable. The lunch near the Grand Canal was great and we were impressed included wine however not so impressed when 2 young ladies in the group had far more than their share!
That was the only criticism, otherwise the tour is highly recommended and the Queens Hamlet was magical.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very knowledgeable guide. Excellent job!

Ryan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

excedllent tour of the palace and the gardens....nabila was an excellent guide!!

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