Versailles Guided Tour and Priority Access with Hotel Pickup from Paris - Reviews

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smsmile4ever

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Fantastic Trip our driver Pasquel was a wonderful driver especially since it was snowy conditions as I was visiting during the worst snow storm in 31 years! I did not get to enjoy the beautiful garden there as it was covered in snow, so now i must go back in the summer to enjoy the beauty.. : Our guided tour director was wonderful and such fun! Thank you again for making the tour interesting and with lots of humor! Susan

stacyikirkland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

Versailles was beautiful and we had almost a clear path the whole time. Even the hall of mirrors was empty other than our group of 7. Apparently, we travelled at the right time! The guide was great, but a little difficult to understand as English is her second language and she spoke really fast! We struggled to understand her clearly. Other than that, it was great. The hotel pick up and drop off was excellent and we met some lovely folks on the van. Easy trip out of the city and we enjoyed it very much. Wear good shoes as the concrete floors are brutal on your back, feet and legs. There is a coat check if needed for larger coats and umbrellas. The gardens are gorgeous, so make sure to spend some time there.

kvl United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

This is a must do tour if you have a couple of days in Paris and surround area. This was a skip the line tour and well worth the cost and the feature of hotel pick up/drop off. Our van driver/guide was funny and interesting telling us about the areas we drove through on the way to the palace. Once at the palace, we had a separate entry from the public line up. Don't be fooled though, the palace was PACKED with tourists, so be prepared with the crowds and watch your personal items. You will brush up against people due to the tour walkways, so just be aware of your items. Hall of Mirrors was breathtaking. The Gardens were awesome but for us, there wasn't enough time to see it all. We rented a golf cart which helped. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP YOUR ENTRY TICKET with you if you take the golf cart down to the lower gardens free/open to the public. It is needed to go back up to the palace required paid entry proof or else you will need to pay an entry fee again. One person in our party misplaced her ticket so there was a frantic 15 minute search so she could go back with us up to the palace to return the golf cart. There was a line to get the golf cart so be prepared to wait a bit. We had a walking disabled person with us and had to ask for special guidance to drive the golf cart to the area where the person was waiting. One thing we found in Paris is that there are limited disabled accommodations/paths on tours. Luckily, our person could walk with a cane so we just were slower. But the palace covers such a large area our person had to rest many times to get through the tour. Still rate this tour as a 5 star.

Caroline M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Memorable day, we had such an amazing time. Also, the tour guide was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyable, informative day, discovering history and culture. Wow!

Jane G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Great driver, excellent tour guide whose knowledge of history was amazing.

Jamie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour at Versailles palace provided by Gabrielle. She was an amazing story teller. Her story of the Kings and Madame of the palace was so vivid with great details describing each room as we toured through the amazing palace, making us feel like we were living in those time! She was the best guide I ever had.

Rania E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Our guide Anne-Sophie was excellent! Very knowledgeable, super nice and very professional. She made the whole experience outstanding.

Danielle G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Excellent Amazing Wonderful

Karen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Great to be picked up and transported quickly and comfortable. The guided tour inside the Palace was very informative and enjoyable.

Gary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Great experience and very fun tour.

Gaye F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Our driver, Pascale arrived on time, was extremely knowledgeable, and an excellent driver.
His friendly attitude, made the trip very relaxing.
Like, a previous review, I felt the 6 hour tour gave us plenty of time to enjoy the Palace of Versailles and the gardens, and having Isobel
our guide, take us through the palace made the viewing easy. She had a good sense of humour and handled the group efficiently.
Skipping the line was the way to go. Even in November, the queue was very, very long.

olivergina United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Our guide was truly amazing. The pick-up worked great with the driver being exactly on time and wonderful. We loved that there were only a few of us for pick up. Would definitely recommend half day since I feel it's ample time to see what you want. There was a little confusion with visiting the gardens since this was on our own and were not sure where to go or what to do. Unfortunately we cut that short since it poured as soon as we went outside and it was quite a bit of a walk back to the palace. We did stop for lunch in the garden. The food was amazing but the staff seemed to be a little overwhelmed with the amount of people coming at the same time. Overall this was a wonderful and well thought out experience and would certainly recommend this tour while visiting Paris.

Patrick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Excellent tour and our guide was very good, kept the tour interesting and had a great personality highly recommend this tour.

Patricia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Highly recommend this tour. Our hotel pickup was on time, the driver was a very nice and drove safely, the tour guide was excellent.

zabrina s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Great guide! Hotel pickup was a perk too!

Alison B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Awesome tour and awesome to have hotel pick up. Very professional. Our driver and tour guide were both awesome. We took or 6 year old and she did ok. Versailles is packed though. Gardens were amazing. This is a great tour

oliver f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

absolutely loved the tour

Drue S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Small tour bus picked us up at hotel and returned us afterwards, which was very convenient! Guided tour at palace was quite interesting and educational. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Palace was extremely ornate and opulent. Hall of Mirrors was highlight of tour. Ate at Angelina café, which was excellent. One of my favorite tours.

Gary L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

A very good tour - the guide was very good and we enjoyed her answers to the boy who was on the tour. He knew what he was talking about and she interacted with him very well. The pickup at the hotel was great, and the driver stayed with us until the tour guide took over and gave us very clear instructions as to 'where and when'.

Jenny A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Being transported from and to my hotel was one huge plus. Sure I was the first to be picked up and the last to be dropped off, but I got to see more of the city that way. When you arrive at Versailles and when you leave, you can't miss the incredibly long line to enter the palace. If you do nothing else, purchase a skip-the-line pass and avoid the madness. As for the tour itself, our guide was knowledgeable and didn't rush through each room, instead, she gave us a good synopsis of the history as well as time for us to take in the splendor. I chose the half day tour which didn't allow me to explore the gardens--something I'll have to return and do!

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Arrived on time to pick us up at hotel. Guide at Versailles was excellent Gabriella . Driver was a fficient and on time for return to hotel. Overall, an excellent trip

Gina R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Was a fantastic day, the driver was on time and friendly. The Versailles guide was well informed and interesting so glad to have a tour with all the history. The gardens were beautiful wished we planned more time to walk around - didn't realize how grand they were. My husband and I really enjoyed the whole experience!

info

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

A well organised and efficiently run tour. A very helpful and punctual driver collected us at our hotel and deposited us at Versailles then introduced us to our lady guide who was very knowledgeable and did well to guide us through the state apartments section which was teeming with visitors.
The avoidance of having to line up to obtain entry was great and a great relief when seeing the long queues to gain entry.
Versailles really requires more time to take everything in and get around the wonderful gardens. It would be nice to see other areas of the Palace too, so would recommend a full day tour if you have time, otherwise it is a bit rushed.
The driver was waiting for us when we came out and we enjoyed a no fuss drive back to our hotel.
Couldn't fault the tour organisation and quality of guide and driver - just a shame there was such a crowd of people in the palace!

plowstarr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

The pick-up was on-time in a comfortable van. The ride to versailles was not too long. We met our guide, who knew a great deal about the history of Versailles and took our group through at a comfortable pace. Versailles was as beautiful as expected! It began raining after lunch. I would suggest you look for the golf carts to ride around the gardens. They are beautiful and expansive. Due to the rain we did not go down to the Trianon...next time. We waited for our driver at the bistro just outside the entry and had a coffee. The ride back was comfortable and the driver was knowledgable. Even with the rain the tour was excellent.

Andrew L H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Very good trip convenient pick up and drop off with polite helpful driver.
Good tour guide

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