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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 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.


Customer Reviews


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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

It was a great tour!

James A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Wonderful. Well worth the day'

Margaret S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was the best tour and our driver/guide was spectagular very informative, we throughly enjoyed her. It was raining that day, we where lucky because when we toured the gArdens the rain stopped for a while. The gardens were beautiful with the fountains and the music playing. I hope I can come back someday when it is not raining. The queens little village was something totally unexpected and for me one of the best parts of the tour. I highly recommend this tour.

Christina W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Isabel was an amazing guide. The small group tour made the day extra special. Had a great time and learned many new things. Would do it again!

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Exceeded all expectations!!

Shannon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had an excellent tour day with Vincent! From the moment he picked us up at our hotel to the moment we were dropped off, Vincent kept up a dialogue of funny and insightful comments about the history of Versailles and its inhabitants. we learned much more than we would ever have learned if we had done the tour on our own. He took what could be an overwhelming place and pointed out the details we might have missed, identified the best views of the gardens and the outbuildings, drove us to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's village and gave us narrated tours of each. The lunch that was arranged as part of the tour was very nice as well, and it was a treat not to have to worry about what, where and when we would have lunch. We appreciated the small size of our group - only 6 of us - and the fact that in the palace and Petit Trianon Vincent used discrete microphone which we listened to on our headsets. I definitely recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was incredible and was a highlight of our trip to Paris. Rosemary was a great tour guide - super friendly and extremely informative, she was awesome! If you're debating between doing a half or whole day tour splurge on the whole day, it's worth it. We saw so much of the gorgeous palace and then we were able to wonder through the vast gardens, Grand and Petite Trianon and the hamlet. The only drawback was not being able to see the Queen's apartments because they are currently being restored. Otherwise the pick up at our apartment, the tour, lunch and return ride - getting to see a little bit of the picturesque town of Versailles - was something I couldn't have planned on my own and so glad I decided to do this tour. You won't regret it either!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and made this Versailles tour a most memorable one.

Denise D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved this tour. The Palace is beautiful but I loved Marie Antoinette place the best. The lunch was wonderful in a little quaint restaurant and the food was good. I would definitely recommend this tour but there is a lot of walking.

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