Small Group Versailles Palace Day Trip with Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour
  • Small Group Versailles Palace Day Trip with Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour

    Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small group tour from Paris. With a maximum of only eight per group, this small group trip to Versailles ensures a more intimate experience. Hotel pickup from centrally located Paris hotels is included, taking all the guess work out of your trip. You can choose from a half-day tour (independent tour), either in the morning or afternoon, or a full-day tour (guided tour). On both the half-day and full-day tours you'll also be able to wander around the garden's groves and pools. If you visit Versailles on a Saturday or Sunday during April to October, you can see the famous fountain show in the gardens. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: 1st Arrondissement, Entre Rues Etienne Marcel, des Petits Champs, Daniele Casanova, des Capucines et Quais des Tuileries, François Miterrand, du Louvre, de La Mégisserie, 75001 Paris France

    Pick up from your central located hotel inside Paris

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Monument a Louis XIV, Place des Victoires Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

    Discover the equestrian Statue of Louis XIV standing in front of the Palace on the Place d'Armes at Versailles.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

    Half-day:

    Choose from a morning or afternoon departure from Paris. Your hostess will provide advice to help you plan your time at Versailles.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

    An audio guide is available in 8 languages. Your tour of the Palace of Versailles will be independent without a tour guide. Then enjoy the gardens by strolling the meticulous manicured lawns : a complete picturesque setting

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

    You'll take time to stroll through the gardens conceived for the pleasure of a king, with magnificent water features, grand avenues...now a world heritage site.End of the tour for those having half day option.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Grandes & Petites Ecuries, The Gardens of Versailles Avenue Rockefeller, 78000, Versailles France

    Enjoy lunch at La Petite Venise Restaurant.( if you select the full day option) After lunch, it's time to explore the palace gardens and take a visit to the Queen's Hamlet, where Marie-Antoinette played at being a shepherdess in the 1780s

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Trianons & The Hamlet, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

    Full-day:

    Your full day tour begins with a fully-guided tour of Versailles (1-hour) including the Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Queen's Bedroom and the Gallery of Battles.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Le Grand Trianon, Porte Saint-Antoine, 78000, Versailles France

    You'll then take a guided tour of the Grand Trianon (1 hour), a mini palace where Louis XV and Louis XVI liked to lead a quiet life outside the court of Versailles( when full day option is selected

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Grand Canal, Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

    Louis XIV used to sail small craft, including gondolas, on the canal.

    Pass By: 8th Arrondissement, Paris France

    At the end of the day , drop back to your hotel inside Paris.



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Please note that due to actual traffic situation in Paris the real Pick-up may take place up to 30 minutes later than the time indicated on the voucher. Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided to us at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure. Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours ( local time) prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14) ""
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Half-Day Tour: Select either a morning or afternoon tour and depart from your Paris hotel bound for Versailles. Your host for the trip gives you recommendations about planning your Versailles visit and provides 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."
    "Full-Day Tour: The full-day experience starts with a 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 tour of the Grand Trianon, the private palace retreat for both Louis XV and Louis XVI."
    "Baby strollers are forbidden inside Versailles palace"
    "Photos without flash allowed inside the castle"
    "Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
    "Unique entrance: any exit is final"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"



    • Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
      Please note that due to actual traffic situation in Paris the real Pick-up may take place up to 30 minutes later than the time indicated on the voucher.
      Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided to us at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.
      Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours ( local time) prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14) "


    • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
    • Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Included

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Audioguide in 10 languages (French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean) of the State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors
    • Half Day tour includes access to the Gardens & Priorty access to the Palace
    • Service of an experienced driver guide
    • All day tour includes access to the Trianon , Queen's Domain , the Palace & the gardens
    • Full Day Tour includes 3 Course Lunch at Versailles with drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
    • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
    • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles
    • Entry/Admission - Grandes & Petites Ecuries
    • Entry/Admission - The Trianons & The Hamlet
    • Entry/Admission - Le Grand Trianon

    Not Included

    • Gratuities
    • Food and drink, unless specified
  • 8/10

    Recommendation passengers 80%
    Rating based on 1392 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • Itpurs
      Posted on Domingo, 22 de julio del 2018

      Best driver and tour guide...Dario. On time for pick up and knowledgeable about history of Versailles.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Paul L
      Posted on Jueves, 19 de julio del 2018

      Joel was a great guide. He made the trip relaxing, fun, and informative. Very friendly - made everyone on the tour comfortable.

        General rating: 10/10
    • cooper_family
      Posted on Domingo, 15 de julio del 2018

      Highly recommend this small group tour to Versailles. You will not be disappointed. To see the grounds and the Palace of the “Sun King” was quite an experience and education in understanding why people revolt when they’ve had enough.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Pamela N
      Posted on Martes, 29 de mayo del 2018

      Excellent !!!

        General rating: 10/10
    • lanawparker
      Posted on Viernes, 06 de abril del 2018

      This tour is amazing and our tour guide was fantastic. She picked us up at our hotel in a van, drove to Versailles, gave us time to walk around the gardens for about 45 minutes. Then we got our self-guiding headphones and experienced the beautiful of the Palace before she drove us back to our hotel. On the way to Versailles, she told us the applicable history that helped the visit to be much more meaningful. This is the best!!

        General rating: 10/10
    • jimroberts1987
      Posted on Jueves, 29 de marzo del 2018

      WOW. This is a MUST SEE if you want to learn about the history of Paris.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Olga K
      Posted on Sábado, 17 de febrero del 2018

      This tour was amazing!

        General rating: 10/10
    • jeffery w t
      Posted on Viernes, 09 de febrero del 2018

      Great Guide with only six in the Tour.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Andrea D
      Posted on Miércoles, 31 de enero del 2018

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

        General rating: 10/10
    • Geoff B
      Posted on Lunes, 08 de enero del 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.

        General rating: 10/10
    • maggi h
      Posted on Viernes, 05 de enero del 2018

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

        General rating: 10/10
    • Gavin A
      Posted on Domingo, 31 de diciembre del 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.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Todd G
      Posted on Martes, 19 de diciembre del 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!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Gregory R
      Posted on Miércoles, 06 de diciembre del 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.

        General rating: 10/10
    • John C
      Posted on Sábado, 02 de diciembre del 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.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Stephen H
      Posted on Viernes, 27 de octubre del 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!!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Marilyn M
      Posted on Jueves, 07 de septiembre del 2017

      I hadn't been to Versailles in over 2 decades so this time, I decided to take more of a private tour. This meant that I was picked up at my hotel and there was only one other couple in the car. We were completely taken care of given a guide with a pen that activated information and ear plugs for the King's apartments. The driver spoke in both of our languages and made great time considering traffic in Paris. This company seemed professional and made sure that you were taken care of. We had 2.5 hours to tour the apartments.

        General rating: 10/10
    • TAMARA R
      Posted on Miércoles, 06 de septiembre del 2017

      outstanding value!! well worth the money, to save time, and physical wear and tear!! We went directly from our hotel to a group only entrance, no lines, minimal wait time. Vacationing can be physically demanding, by utilizing the pick up/drop off portion of this excursion, we saved considerable steps getting to/from. Excellent driver, gave us tips about the city etc. Highly recommend!!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Edmund S
      Posted on Viernes, 21 de julio del 2017

      Driver/Guide was superb. Provided much info throughout the tour. The small group of seven made the trip even better, even though the others spoke only Portuguese. The lunch was fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Lisa C
      Posted on Domingo, 16 de julio del 2017

      Our tour was absolutely fantastic. We booked the half day tour with audio which was great however the full day tour would have given us more time to explore the gardens. Thank you so much to our tour guide Damon who picked us up on time. He was friendly and a world of knowledge and we really learnt a lot from him. Thanks so much Damon for a great time and thank you also Viator booking with you was easy and I would have recommend you to anyone. Loved it Chris and Lisa from Australia

        General rating: 10/10
    • exprez35
      Posted on Jueves, 13 de julio del 2017

      Very convenient to have our guide drive us out to Versailles and the palace and gardens were AMAZING! Only wish we had a little longer in the garden without having the full 8 hour day.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Kirk M
      Posted on Lunes, 10 de julio del 2017

      Great guide and experience!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Marlene W
      Posted on Miércoles, 28 de junio del 2017

      Great tour. Guide was terrific, we had ha terrific morning. Versailles is wonderful, highly recommend

        General rating: 10/10
    • Marlene W
      Posted on Miércoles, 28 de junio del 2017

      Great morning tour. Guide was organised and very informative. Beautiful tour highly recommend.

        General rating: 10/10
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