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Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour with Lunch in Gardens from Paris
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Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles to avoid the often-long queues. Explore the opulent palace and expansive gardens, and — in the summer — take in the optional Versailles Fountain Show. This is a great way to see this must-see attraction outside Paris.
  • Versailles guided tour from Paris
  • Great Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queens Apartments
  • Free time to explore the famous gardens
  • Option to include the summertime fountain show
  • Guide-interpreter or audio guided tour
  • Book ahead and skip the long lines
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Round Trip transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach from Paris
Lunch at the restaurant located in the park of Versailles, 3 Courses Menu with drinks included
All day guided tour Versailles castle, (with priority access)
Entrance to the Petit and Grand Trianon , to the Queen's Domain and the to the gardens.
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
22 Rue Jean Rey , 22 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.

8:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
The first part of your Versailles experience is a guided tour of the palace. During the visit, you’ll see the incredible Royal Apartments where the King and Queen — Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette — once lived and the famous Hall of Mirrors.

Then, enjoy some free time in the gardens to wander through the impeccable ‘Groves’ in summer or to bundle up for a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride in winter. Admission tickets are included if you would like to visit the Gallery of Battles at your leisure.

Take a midday break for lunch at La Petite Venise, a restaurant in the gardens facing the Grand Canal.

After your meal, take a guided visit of the Trianons, the private retreat of both Louis XV and Louis XVI. Then head for the Queen’s Hamlet, Marie Antoinette’s similarly private retreat.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:On Saturdays and Sundays from April to October and Tuesdays from mid-May through June the impressive fountains in Versailles’ garden are made even more so with a display set to music that dates from the time of Louis XIV’s court. Entry fees to the special fountain show are included with this tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Paris
To discover the Versailles estate in its entirety, choose the guided tour of the palace in combination with the Grand and Petit Trianon. Begin your day with a guided morning visit of the Great Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Bedroom. Your journey will take you through Paris and its suburbs.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Versailles
Passing near St Cloud until Louis XIV's Kingsdom; Versailles. It will take around 45 minutes to one hour (according to the traffic)
Stop At:  
Monument a Louis XIV
Spot the Statue of the SunKing on a horse before entering the Palace.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
Explore the palace of Versailles with your guide and discover the Royal Appartements during your visit.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Hall of Mirrors
One of the stunning room at the Palace.The mirrors are unusually built in such a way as to radiate the light
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
The Royal Chapel
Located in the Palace of Versailles its colorful marble flooring, large sculptures and illustrious paintings became inspirations to many other churches.
Stop At:  
Le Jardin de Versailles
Take a leisurely stroll around the Palace Park through some of the "Groves" (in Summer) or a horse-drawn carriage ride (in Winter).
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Grand Canal
Lunch is served at the restaurant "La Petite Venise" located in the palace park facing the beautiful Grand Canal. 3 courses to choose, drinks included (soft drink or glass of wine+coffee).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Trianons & The Hamlet
In the afternoon you will continue with a guided visit of the Trianons which are vast mansion style lodges where Louis XV and Louis XVI liked to work and retire from court life. Take a discovery tour of the Queen's Hamlet where from 1783 Marie Antoinette played as a shepherdess. Versailles Fountain Show Special Program: April to October (Saturdays & Sundays) and mid-May to the end of June (Tuesdays). For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court. Entrance fees are included in the cost of the tour.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Paris
Back to Paris at the end of the tour , you will be dropped at the departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not accessible by wheelchair and requires a lot of walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Strollers are forbidden in the palace and the 2 Trianon Palaces
  • Unique entrance : any exit is fina
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour with Lunch in Gardens from Paris?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour with Lunch in Gardens from Paris.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour with Lunch in Gardens from Paris?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour with Lunch in Gardens from Paris.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour with Lunch in Gardens from Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour with Lunch in Gardens from Paris.

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  • "If you’re going to Versailles, do the whole day tour." See review

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star-5
Definitely worth spending the whole day
Carol_S
, May 2022
Claire was fabulous! The use of earbuds with a small transmitter to wear, allowed everyone to hear everything she said. So knowledgeable. Definitely worth spending the day. Plus lunch was great ( quite a surprise)
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Great day
mike_V
, Apr. 2022
Wonderful guide! The palace was stunning. The gardens and Hamlet were our favorite. Each section of the garden held a hidden treasure…….. how fun and beautiful!!!
star-5
A very interesting day out.
Kevin_M
, Apr. 2022
Amaury, the guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and very easy to listen to. Alot of background information on every aspect of the tour.
star-5
Our trip to Versailles...
Beverly_E
, Apr. 2022
Our trip to Versailles was top notch from pickup to drop off. The guide brought each room to life as he described the history of the palace. Versailles was spectacular but we also thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Petite and Grand Trianons and the Queen’s Hamlet. We also had a lovely lunch in the gardens. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Just like home!!
Larry_S
, Oct. 2021
Try The whole thing!! Huge and very impressive. How did they do this? Good guide. Best part of our trip to Paris
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
A Day of Beauty
Patricia_B
, Sep. 2021
The most memorable parts of the tour were seeing the Palace, The Hall of Mirrors, the gardens, the Grand Canal, the beautiful grounds, the surprises at nearly every turn, and the lunch at the lovely inn. I enjoyed seeing the countryside and the beautiful city of Versailles. There were a few drawbacks: it was pouring rain the day we went and we had to stand outside the Palace for quite a while while our guide went in to check on something. We were soaked! One of of the women in our group was having a lot of trouble walking and we asked the guide about getting a cart for her; but he implied he couldn't do that for some reason. There were plenty of carts and drivers lined up and waiting. Two in our group got separated early on and we didn't see them until lunch. Our guide was fun at times; but impatient a lot of the time. In spite of the drawbacks it was a wonderful day and one I'll always remember.
star-5
The whole day tour is the best
Miichael_B
, Mar. 2020
This is a top tour. Versailles was great but Trianon was the highlight of this tour. If you’re going to Versailles, do the whole day tour. You won’t regret it.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Versalles and beyond
jbacon28
, Feb. 2020
If your visiting Paris the full day trip is the way to go. Begin your trip seeing the Palace which is simply amazing to imagine the culture at that time period and see the decorations, paintings and including the decorated ceilings. The day trip includes going beyond the palace. We stopped at a restaurant outside the garden grounds that used to be a horse stable. Wow.. It has been transformed but you still can see how the stable was set up. Amazing Three Course lunch with French Wine included. We then spent time over at the “hunting lodge” also where Louis’ mistress stayed. Spoiler it’s a mini palace we also saw the woods and the queens get away “another mini palace” then we saw where the queen made her “girls only” village. Very informative and full of history. Vincent was our tour guide and made it a wonderful day see if he will be doing your tour. Lastly if your attending in summer be ready for hot temps and long lines that’s why we went on the off season “Feb” was in the 40’sF just needed a jacket was great experience.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Very wonderful tourguide (Claire) and amazing company
ChenmeiJuliet_H
, Dec. 2019
Hi, we are a mother and daughter duo from Singapore. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip, especially the second half to visit Marie Antoinette’s hamlet. To be honest, the food is not amazing, but the place is, and we also met a very lovely Texan husband and wife duo. I didn’t manage to exchange email addresses with them as I was preoccupied with finding alternative accommodation in Paris, but if they see this, I just want to let them Know that if they see this, to drop me a message here, that if they ever want to come to Singapore, we will be happy to bring them around.
star-5
Full day at Versailles
Lisa_J
, Apr. 2019
Great tour although due to the size of the place quite fast paced & expect loads of people you have to be quick to snap photos
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
We had a wonderful time at...
Courtney_D
, May 2018
We had a wonderful time at Versailles. This tour was the highlight of our entire 3 city european trip. I highly recommend picking this option mainly because of the wonderful lunch we had in the garden restaurant. 5 star meal with a jug of wine on the table to make the second half of the tour more enjoyable : our guide was very informative and gave us plenty of free time to roam on our own. I can't wait to come back in the summer time!!!
star-1
I liked the Versailles tour, but...
Huraiyah A
, Jan. 2016
I liked the Versailles tour, but would rather do a private tour. If not for a tall person in my group I would have lost the tour group several times because our guide had no flag. It was a large group, and hard to ask any questions because we were moved so quickly from one room to the next.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
We both enjoyed our tour very much...
Abigail B A
, Feb. 2015
We both enjoyed our tour very much. Our tour guide was pleasant and knowledgable. We did the entire day and we both would recommend it over the half day. Our lunch was relaxing and gave us a chance to socialize with our other tour members. Delightfully, the food was very good.
star-5
Belen was a most outstanding guide...
Russell B
, Nov. 2014
Belen was a most outstanding guide for us! Our tour of the Louvre and Orsay museums were the high point of our 3 week trip. A most memorable experience! Thanks again -
star-3
Guide was not as proficient in...
Jose F
, Sep. 2014
Guide was not as proficient in English thus it detracted from experience. Should include transportation from Gardens to Little Trianon and then to bus. Extensive walking so not recommended for persons having difficulty walking or standing for 7+ hours.
star-2
Guide was nice but not clear and...
catherine_ef
, Sep. 2014
Guide was nice but not clear and didn't really make the tour come alive in any way. Then for some (probably financial reason) we were joined by Spanish speaking tourists after lunch so our guide had to speak in both Spanish and Eng. Not what we paid for. Very average. Wouldn't recommend.
star-5
For those never having previously...
Jack Kennedy
, Aug. 2014
For those never having previously been to Versailles this was a wonderful tour. The guide was kind and very informative. Having been there four times previous, I got to see far more on this specific tour than any other. I highly recommend the tour and the guide.
star-3
Very long day and unexpected long...
Christine R
, Aug. 2014
Very long day and unexpected long distances to walk. Recommend stressing proper foot wear. We had comfortable shoes but I heard grumblings from others. Guide was well versed although in a 'rush'. Restaurant meal was wonderful.
star-5
Knowing the castle and principal...
Bernardo
, Jul. 2014
Knowing the castle and principal gardens its a good experience. The tour through the Trianons although a nice place to be, I would have prefer using that time to go to Giverny which is nearby to see the gardens that inspired Claude Monet's paintings.
star-5
Eye opening opulence and grandeur...
Michael D
, Jun. 2014
Eye opening opulence and grandeur . You need a full second day to see all the gardens and grounds. Pleasant and knowledgable guide gave great insight to history and routine of palace and staff.

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