• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 4-8 hrs
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Go back in time to experience the opulence of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles on this small-group tour from Paris. Walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors and see the Royal Apartments. Admire the enormous gardens and beautiful fountain displays. Weekend visitors from April to October can see the famous fountain shows. Choose either a half-day independent tour in either the morning or afternoon, or a full-day guided tour. Pick-up and drop-off at central Paris hotels is included to make everything hassle-free.

Highlights

  • Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris
  • Hall of Mirrors and Louis XIV's apartments
  • Magnificent Fountain Show displays on Saturday and Sundays (April to October)
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tours
  • Smaller group tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Transportation and pre-purchased entry tickets included

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What You Can Expect

Versailles Small-Group Tour from Paris with Audio Guide

Versailles Small Group Day Trip from Paris

Half-Day Tour:Select either a morning or afternoon tour and depart from your Paris hotel bound for Versailles. Your host for the trip will give you recommendations about planning your Versailles visit and provide you with an audio guide for a tour of the palace and gardens. The guide is available in eight languages, so you can explore Versailles without a tour guide.

The half-day tour includes time to see Louis XIV’s Royal Apartments, the apartments of the Dauphin and Dauphine as well as the often-photographed Hall of Mirrors. The duration of the visit at Versailles is roughly two hours.

Full-Day Tour:The full-day experience starts with a 1-hour guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. See the lavish Royal Apartments, the Queen’s Bedroom, the Gallery of Battles and the famous Hall of Mirrors. After the tour, stop for lunch at La Petite Venise restaurant.

Following lunch, head into the expansive gardens of Versailles. On Saturdays and Sundays from April to October, watch a show of the garden’s fountains set to music. Make a brief detour to the Queen’s Hamlet, a private retreat for Marie-Antoinette in the 1780s. Then, join your guide for a 1-hour tour of the Grand Trianon, the private palace retreat for both Louis XV and Louis XVI.

Customer Reviews

Olga K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

jeffery w t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great Guide with only six in the Tour.

Andrea D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great tour ! Pedro was amazing with details and we could walk around after the tour itself.

Geoff B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

An excellent tour guide !!!!!! I was lucky that on this small group tour, the 2 Canadians cancelled at last moment and I got the t/guide all to myself. Communications was excellent his english better than mine ?, knowledge and history/culture all top-marks. Notable extra exhibition on at Versailles and he recommended I do it too .......was time pushed but did it. Was most worthwhile.

maggi h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our guide Christophe was great. He was on time and guided us well through the massive crowds!

Gavin A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This is a fantastic tour! We booked the full day trip and it was worth it! We arrived early enough to have a walk around the beautiful gardens before we started our tour, which consisted of my wife and I and two other couples. Our guide was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable. His enthusiasm for history was evident in the way he spoke and additional contextual information he provided to help provide a better picture of what the world was like when Versailles was the seat of power.

We then were taken to eat a beautiful restaurant on the grounds followed by a tour of Marie Antionette's private palace and farmhouse.

This tour is a must.

DISCLAIMER
Versailles is extremely popular, even in the low season so be mindful that it will be crowded.

Todd G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

our tour guide was wonderful. She had great knowledge, was very personable and incredibly flexible in getting us to desired destinations after the tour! This was one of the highlights of our visit to Paris!

Gregory R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The driver/ guide was woderful 5 stars, as was booking the pickup and drop off at our Paris Hotel. I've booked other Viator tours in England and Italy which were also great. The trip to Versailes was easy, Viator provided an audio guide that allowed us to walk in the gardens, and the meet at a designated time for our inside tour, ample time for both. We would book Viator again should our travel needs require tours.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

My husband and I took this full day tour on the last Sunday in October, which I believe was the last day the fountains were working for the season. The tour guide picked us up at the hotel promptly at 8AM before picking up 3 more passengers that were staying in hotels in the same area as us. We quickly formed a friendship that made for a very pleasant day. The guide was informative and knowledgeable not only about the Palace of Versailles but also the town. And he told us details about Paris and the areas we drove through to get to Versailles. This was a long day but well worth it. The Palace of Versailles, the smaller palaces, the fountains, the gardens, the Grand Canal and Marie Antoinette's village are unbelievable. It is hard to imagine the life the king lived even after seeing all this. We had some free time to walk through the gardens and fountains. A tasty chicken dinner at a restaurant on the palace grounds was part of the tickety price.

Stephen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amazing place! We spent the morning at the palace and gardens, and to our surprise, the tour included a wonderful lunch with wine and dessert include. Afternoon was spent at 2 smaller yet still magnificent residences, and finished with a stroll through the English garden and the hamlet built for Marie Antoinette. Only 4 in our group and we learned a lot!!

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