• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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

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What You Can Expect

Best of Versailles Day Trip from Paris including Skip-the-Line and Lunch

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

shawna j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour company was fabulous. There was only 8 people on the tour. To see Versailles is not to be missed. It is an unbelievable palace and grounds.

Maria E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very cool trip!

benita

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Nicola - you are amazing!! Great guide with tons of knowledge plus she spoke clear and succinctly. I wasn't expecting much for the lunch, but it was also excellent! Nice small group of only 8. Versailles is not to be missed and this tour delivered everything that we wanted. Thanks!

Bill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

THE best way to see Versailles, especially if your lucky to have Nicolette sp as your guide. As a history major in college, she brings an in-depth knowledge of that era. She knows all 18 king Louis and the intimate details of Marie Antoinette's life at Versailles and beyond. As a late March visitor, we traded green lush grounds for a less crowded experience. The garden is not to be missed. We had the lunch package which was delightful and delicious. Absolutely skip the line or parachute in but don't stand with the school groups from Peoria or the busloads from Peking. Also, check your insurance to see if you are covered for selfie-stick stabbings. Enjoy!!

heidigparker11

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

My husband and I love this tour. Our tour was excellent!

Rosa V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Gina P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a lovely tour. We hit a bit of traffic on the way out to Versailles, but the day was great and lunch was very good.

Charles V W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Outstanding tour. Our guide, Michelle, was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable. Highly recommended tour.

robyn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This small tour group was great and our guide was fabulous ....so knowledgeable and answered any questions. Lunch was delicious.

joshua s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Lifetime experience............JUST DO IT :D

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