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This tour allows you to explore Versailles independently, and includes round-trip transportation from Paris. Skip the hassle of figuring out your own transport and settle in for the ride, listening to recorded audio commentary about the French landmark as you relax. All entrance fees included; pickup and drop-off at a central meeting point in Paris.

Highlights

  • 4-hour independent tour of Versailles
  • Transportation from central Paris
  • Entrance fees to the palace, the gardens, and the Grand Royal Apartments
  • Audio commentary in 15 languages during the journey
  • Multiple departure times to suit your schedule
  • Book the early morning departure to beat the crowds

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What You Can Expect

Versailles Independent Tour with Transportation from Paris

Discover the Hall of Mirrors

Begin your 4-hour tour to the Palace of Versailles with pickup at a central Paris location (Metro Pyramides). Board a comfortable tour vehicle to the French landmark, located about 13 miles (22 km) outside of Paris. 

During the relaxing ride, listen to recorded audio commentary that will introduce you to the history, art, and architecture of the palace. Commentary is available in English, French, Mandarin, Danish, Japanese, Greek, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Swedish, Dutch, Portugues, Italian, German, and Spanish). Learn about the origin of the palace, built under orders of King Louis XIX in 1661. Famous architects and decorators including Le Notre, Mansart, and Le Vau worked together to construct the opulent building. The palace became one of the most prestigious residences in Europe, and its splendor is still on display for visitors today. 

Once you arrive on the premises, you'll be equipped with the knowledge gleaned during your trip to spend a few hours on a self-guided tour. Explore the palace, the gardens, and the Grand Royal Apartments, which are all included in your entrance fees. 

Relax on the return trip to central Paris, where you'll be dropped off at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

kathy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We did the half day 4 hour trip and it wasn't long enough! I recommend the morning as it can get crowded VERY quickly throughout the Palace. When we visited the gardens weren't in bloom but the palace itself takes an entire day to see.

Gene F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The morning tour was perfect for what I had planned that day. We were back in Paris before 1pm and that gave me plenty of time to see the Army Museum and parts of the Le Jardin des Tuilerie that I missed the day before.

Gene F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Just perfect. The morning trip was ideal for me as I had plans to see the another landmark. The bus ride was less than 1 hr and we got there before many of the other tour buses which gave us plenty of time to tour the place. We were back in Paris by noon and still had the rest of the day for other sites. If you want to see the garden and spend more time there, this tour would not be enough time, but perfect for viewing the palace.

Nancy I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a perfect day.

Sanjay S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The start was delayed due to a strike but the guide kept us informed. The palace and garden is a must see

Marcelo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very good, but too short, we decided to stay longer. Versailles is amazing, must do!

greths

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We left Paris on time. Our guide is really efficient and see us through until the bag-scanning area. This is must trip for everyone traveling to Paris. The chateu is really awesome... be fascinated.

JEREMY D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Well worth a visit. A good idea to spend the day there, unfortunately we did not have the time!

Edmound o

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very nice.

brunimj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very accommodating to our needs and answering all our questions. It was a self guided tour so we were on our own. We did the 8am tour and very happy we did because the 12 noon looked very crowded. We went mid July.

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