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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.


  • 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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

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


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.


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.

Lloyd J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Enjoyed the tour through the Palace, viewing the art work.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

highly recommended if u r visting paris


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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