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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 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

murry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Tour was great largely because of the professionalism and personality of Natasha, our tour guide. There was adequate time to enjoy all aspects of Versailles lunch was very good and it was nice to avoid long lines, as our guide knew her way around.

CY Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Amazing day trip! Tour guide was very knowledgeable, the historical sights and architecture was outstanding. Lunch was another great highlight to the trip.

Fadi K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great trip

abhurji

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Zara, was very informative and highly professional courteous guide. It was the best tour we took as a family in Paris. Versailles was not open, so we spent a few minutes at the cafe. Then got our headsets and she kept us informed about each and every detail on the tour thru the headsets. We had lunch and toured the jardins and small cottage houses village. Tired but very happy with this tour, we departed for the apartment.

Adam S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our Versailles experience was wonderful. Our tour guide was very sweet and highly knowledgeable, she really brought the history leading up to the French Revolution alive for us. Well worth it, but go in the summer. Versailles is MUCH colder than Paris and is downright brutal in winter.

mpminske

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This is the way to tour Versailles. Our guide Vincent was fabulous. The tour had the perfect balance of being guided and exploring in your own.

Jill J United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We had a nice guide and I appreciated the fact that the tour started as soon as she picked us up. She had a wealth of information. The lunch was nice and we enjoyed everything about the tour. Our friends also went to Versailles on their own that day although without a guide. In the gardens you can rent a golf cart and ride around to take in the whole area as well as small boats. Just know you will not have time to do these activities on this guided tour. We did not mind however.

Shane G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I have been to Versailles many times and with many tour companies but this one was the best! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to articulate the history and background to many sites and surroundings on the way to Versailles. Once at Versailles she was a master at navigating her way around the palace and grounds. Lunch was very tasty. I would NOT hesitate to take this tour again. Great job!

KAREN L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was excellent, the tour guide was incredible, Her knowledge was incredible,
It is a must to see
Thanks again Viator,
Jim and karen

Natalia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was a great tour!

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