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Versailles Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris

Paris, France
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape the city of Paris for a day, and go on a tour to Versailles, which is known for its magnificent regal architecture. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Versailles, which takes the stress out of organizing transport. Conveniently, an entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles is included, so you beat the crowds. Your guide enriches your experience with stories about the area’s royal history.
  • Beat the crowds—entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles included
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan from Paris
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • Qualified and passionate guide at your disposal
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance Ticket at Versailles and its gardens with priority access
  • Guided tour of the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the magnificent gardens, etc.
  • Round trip transportation from Paris
  • Small Group Tour up to 15 people
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off in Paris

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rue Jean Rey
    Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

    Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Paris (Pass By)

Domaine National de Saint-Cloud (Pass By)

Monument a Louis XIV (Pass By)

Palace of Versailles

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

The Hall of Mirrors

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles (Pass By)

Grand Canal (Pass By)

Paris (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers are forbidden inside the palace
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not suitable for clients with walking difficulties
  • Pictures without flash are permitted inside the palace
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I would recommend going on the tour in the morning as crowds get very big and the rooms can be small.
If you manage no traffic you get to spend more time in the gardens
Perfect amount of time unless you want to wander/explore the gardens in which case you would be short on time .


128 reviews
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Many things promised, few delivered
Kenneth_F, May 2023
Not a mini coach to location as advertised, but on a double decker bus with multiple groups.. Small groups once at location. The English speaking guide wasn't very clear, hard to understand. Guided tour was supposed to include gardens, it did not.. Had to do the gardens on our own. Not worth the price paid for the tour.
Architect’s Experience
Walter_D, May 2023
Great tour guide Very knowledgeable about the history Unbelievable architecture I am an architect so I appreciated every detail
Versailles day trip
george_a, May 2023
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was excellent and informative. Pickup and return were on time, and it was a short, comfortable bus trip. It was a great way to see one of the spectacular not to be missed sites in Paris.
Great experience
Keesha_O, May 2023
Great service. Everything was very easy to navigate and very organized. Only issue, we could not hear the lady on the tour due to the head pieces having so much static. She was able to fix them about half way through by changing her mic. Everything else was perfect!
Good tour. Versailles is gorgeous.
Jay_S, May 2023
The tour guide, Julienne, was very good. He gave us a very knowledgeable explanation of the various rooms, art,and history of Versailles. The Departure process, however, should have been more organized with better signs explaining who we needed to see for our check in process as there were several tours in the same area.
Real teacher
Donna_S, Apr 2023
Clémence was outstanding. The information she provided made it possible to remember all the details for a very long time. She prepares and does not just read a script. Her kindness and clear direction made this an absolute pleasure.
Janelle_W, Apr 2023
This tour was extremely disappointing. The tour guide didn’t have the tickets so we waited outside for 50 minutes. The tour guides translation into English was poor. Most of the tour left the guide and looked around themselves.
Do the whole day tour.
Robert_B, Apr 2023
Good tour, but would recommend doing the full day tour. Half a day is just not enough time to appreciate the entire property.
Not a small group tour
Joan_W, Mar 2023
This trip was to be the highlight of our Paris excursions. We had chosen the small group tour to accommodate my hearing impairment by being able to stand in proximity to the guide as the audio devices do not have bluetooth technology to pair with Cochlear implants. The group was not capped at 15 but 26 visitors in our group. For us it was an expensive tour given the entrance fee to Versailles is 18 euros. The small group advertisement was not true for our experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Everything was done on...
Nerita_R, Mar 2023
Everything was done on time, Julian our tour guide was very kind and patient. We Were in the middle of a strike and he made everything to go as smooth as possible
Great Versailles tour
Lynn_R, Feb 2023
Fabulous tour! They take the guesswork out of what you should see while you’re there and show it to you. Highly recommend 😊👍
History lesson
Wayne_S, Feb 2023
The tour happened to also be my louvre guide as well. Very informative and knowledgeable about site and artwork and as it pertains to French and religious history
Worst tour guide!
Michelle_C, Jan 2023
It was the worst tour we have ever experienced. We were just there this December 2022 and it was cold of course. We were left by our tour guide in the cold for almost half an hour. We arrived earlier than the other group of tourists but we ended the second of the last group to get inside. Due to the delay, the tour was rushed and was not even allowed to use the restroom before heading back to Paris. It was a half day tour. The whole experience was just rushed that you cannot enjoy or appreciate. We felt that the tour guide did not care of the tourists experience. It was just a job he had to finish. What a shame! Not worth the money.
Nice Trip to Versailles
Edward_S, Nov 2022
Nice trip despite some cold and rain. Bus trip out was quick and easy and our guide very knowledgeable about Versailles. I’d recommend this trip to anyone interested in visiting this great French landmark.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Got everything we wanted
Joseph_B, Nov 2022
The half day tour was perfect for us. You get to see the palace and have about one hour to walk around the gardens. Even though this was a half day, it was very thorough. We got everything we were looking for. Kate is a great tour guide!
Good, but not a small group
Rakesh_C, Nov 2022
Your was good, guide was engaging but it was not the small tour advertised. We were loaded onto a double decker bus with 3 groups. We did split into smaller groups at Versailles but we had about 21 people in the group. It worked fine but not what I was expecting.
Must do!!
Teesha_G, Nov 2022
This tour was a lot of fun. Our guide Francis was amazing! He definitely knew his stuff. The history lesson and views were one in a million!
Exceptional tour!
Marygrace_P, Oct 2022
Everything was as described. Our tour staff was exceptional. An all women group including the driver! Our Guide was sooo knowledgeable and made the tour of Versaille so interesting. She was a phenomenal guide
This tour was in a great...
BRIDGET_D, Oct 2022
This tour was in a great pickup and drop off location. It was organized and on time. We skipped the line when we got to Versailles and had a great tour guide in the palace. We were then given time to roam the gardens freely and also do some shopping. It was the perfect amount of time to explore Versailles and we were back in Paris on time.
Brian_V, Oct 2022
Absolutely loved Versailles!!! Magical... From the Palace to the De Jardin (garden) this is a truly unique beautiful place!
I’m not sure the 2pm time...
svetanzrus, Oct 2022
I’m not sure the 2pm time should be offered, as 2 hours is simply not enough time to see both the palace and the gardens. I virtually ran through the garden to see most of it. No directions given for the best way to see the garden efficiently. If you don’t have a lot of time in Paris, then do it, it’s better than not seeing Versailles at all.
Amazing place.
Kathleen_M, Oct 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable. Transportation was by bus filled with multiple groups needing different languages. One guide fell and injured herself resulting in a delay entering the palace, so skipping the line to enter didn’t occur. Crowds made it difficult to hear even with vox devices. Despite these issues the palace was impressive and our guide Carine was wonderful.
Jill_O, Sep 2022
I specifically book small group tours to avoid the hassle of large groups of people (waiting to get checked in, getting people on buses, etc). This tour by Paris City Vision disappointed. While the guide was great, the small group experience was not. We were loaded on a big bus with the large group. It was a mess getting people checked in. Two people checking in 7 or 8 tours and sending them to big buses. We left late because of the chaos and people not showing up, got in traffic. So the 3 hours allowed was actually only 2 hours and 20 minutes. And, there was no difference between our small group and the big group except for the channel they listed to the guide on. We traveled right along with them the whole time. If you chose this tour by Paris City Vision, save the money and book the large group tour.
Tour Guide Clemmons was great
Eleanor_P, Sep 2022
I gave it one less star because I think the tour company could’ve made the groups much smaller which wouldn’t make me feel like this tour was overpriced. You are charging $302.00 per couple for a 30minute bus ride from Paris. Our tour guide Clemmons however was worth the money. She was very knowledgeable and kept it cool when one us got snappy with her(really weird lady with long blonde hair) got all snippy out of nowhere, weird! If it’s your first time in France and in Paris and not confident about doing Versaille on your own and have the money spare, then I recommend this tour.
Versailles is truly amazing but so crowded
JannetteBartlett, Aug 2022
Unfortunately we went on one of the busiest days of the year so it’s almost impossible to really see or appreciate the inside of this spectacular palace. I lost the tour guide in the huge crowds and was never able to find her again. And the guides do not stop to make sure everybody is still in the group. The audio dropped out so it was not even possible to locate her. The guides are on a mission to get tours through as quickly as possible and tend to give the minimum amount of information for each selected location (not every room) I would recommend that if you want to really understand the rooms hire an audio from the venue and stroll through at your own pace and hear far more than the guides have time to tell. The gardens are spectacular I had to buy another ticket as the guides only hand them out later.
Donna_M, Aug 2022
Negative experience. From the moment we checked to bring placed in the wrong group meaning a large group when paying for a small group to an unengaged tour guide
1 traveler found this review helpful
Pretty good though not as promised
Brian_R, Aug 2022
Tour was great. But we were told we would have a private car but ended up in a big coach with many other groups.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Beautiful day at Versailles
tracey_m, Aug 2022
Francois was extremely knowledgeable on the chateau and all of the art within. He expertly guided us through the crowds and made it feel personal. His passion about the history was very clear and nice to see!
Great tour and tour guide
Donna_D, Aug 2022
The tour guide was excellent. It was all around a great visitl. We will definitely tell friends and family and come back.
Versailles tour
Sarah_H, Jul 2022
The bus ride to Versailles was short and comfortable. The guides gave plenty of good introductory information on the ride to Versailles. The groups were not too large and we were able to hear the guide. We did have to wait a little bit to enter the palace but not nearly as long as at the regular non group entrance. The palace was crowded and as such we could not linger long. In addition we did not get nearly enough time to explore the gardens with the half day tour.


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