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

6 h
Popular
With guide
Pick up
About this activity
Your driver picks you up at your Paris hotel by minivan for the drive to Château de Versailles, where you'll meet your guide at the entrance of the palace to start your group tour.( 30 persons max )
In total, spend four hours or 6 hours exploring both inside the palace and the gardens and the Trianons(full day option), split between time with your guide and free time (tour the palace with your guide for about 1.5 hours, and then enjoy about 2 hours or 4 hours to wander independently). Your guide explains the history of Versailles as you visit some of the 700 rooms that compose it, such as the King’s State Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors, the Salon of Peace, the Hall of Battles (featuring 33 military paintings), the Hercules room and its painted ceiling, and the crusades room.
Option : Versailles Private apartment guided tour. Special access to the Royal Quarters Explore the fascinating history of life at the royal court with the Licensed guide and will give you a full picture of both private and public life of the kings. Get priority access to the palace and start with the unknown private rooms of the kings. Enjoy the privacy of these apartments that are not accessible to the general public, after visiting the Palace, you will explore the massive French Gardens on your own . ( only in English , Tues, Saturday & Sunday Half day tour, 2 hours )
When your time is up, your tour ends with return to Paris for hotel drop-off.
Musical shows (April to October) only the afternoon tour .
Depending on the date of your tour, you may have the chance to enjoy Versailles' popular Musical Gardens or Musical Fountains, which feature classical music to enhance the gardens' already-enchanting atmosphere.
Saturdays and Sundays: Musical Fountains from 3:30-5:00 pm (only the afternoon tour )
Tuesdays: Musical Gardens 2:30-4:30 pm
Fridays: Musical Gardens 2:30-4:30 pm
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Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Paris
  • Round-trip transfer by minivan
  • Guided tour at Versailles (up to 30 people in a group)
  • Skip-the-line access
  • If option selected: Musical shows in gardens (seasonal; depends on the day only the afternoon tour
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Paris
  • Entrance fees to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon ( Half day
  • Train to the Trianons is not included
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Infant seats available
  • Please be ready on time at your pickup point (your hotel reception or outside your apartment), or you will miss your tour and will not be refunded
  • Skip-the-line access is subject to palace security procedures; security control may slow down your entry
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Age Minimum : 3 years old
  • Unadapted to people with disabled access & senior citizen ...( tour with the group max 30 pax )
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Features
Tourism
90%
Cultural
85%
Reviews
4.5
159
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Kai Ho Patrick L
5 | 2019-07-25

English-speaking guide Sophie was great and everyone enjoyed the visit. Of course one of the best parts was skipping all the lines.

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Norman H
5 | 2019-07-15

The pickup driver, the guide, and the return driver DO NOT COMMUNICATE with each other and so we were dropped off with NO GUIDANCE OF OUR PREPAID TOUR. After spending $$$ on foreign telephone calls we finally knew about our guide. We were notified that our pickup was 20 minutes earlier and yet we had to wait 30 minutes for the guide to show up. Instead of an efficient company, they piece meal the segments and each segment DOES NOT HAVE answers about the other two. WE WILL NEVER USE VIATOR AGAIN. We like one stop shopping where the entire tour is handled by the same people and who know what is going on. Our experience was a cluster #$%^; however, once we got inside for our tour things went well. HOWEVER, finding the tour guide was a very frustrating experience. Why get picked up 20 minutes early when you had to wait 30 minutes in a location for hopefully the guide to show up. The driver knew nothing except where to drop us off. HE KNEW NOTHING ELSE and had no communication with the tour guide. As I said before, it was a big "cluster $%%^".

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figment14
4 | 2019-07-03

Our pickup was great and the guide was very informative. Only suggestions would be to inform a little better on meeting times based on tickets (there was some confusion based on those with garden tickets vs. those without) and inform everyone about the train and the ability to rent bikes and golf carts. Thanks.

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Ramsey A
5 | 2019-07-03

Our pick up was right on time and we made it to the venue with time to spare. Gabriella was super knowledgeable and kept a good pace through a myriad of people. I would highly recommend this service!!

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amazon284
5 | 2019-05-13

Having a van pick you up your hotel and return you at the end of the day was fantastic. Our tour guide, Laura (sp?), was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and very personable. We chose the full day option with Gardens access, and you are picked up at 5pm rather than 2pm. It was worth it. I only wish we'd known about the golf cart rentals so we could have covered more ground in the Gardens. There are also bicycle and scooter rentals to help you cover more ground in the massive Gardens, and you can also take the Petit Train (a shuttle) to Marie Antoinette's estate.

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sandy_mcfarlane404
5 | 2019-04-03

Was picked up on time from our hotel, was informed that they would be a little later than first booked but was on time. The trip to Versailles was informative with the driver showing us some of the Parisian sights on the way. Arrived at Versailles and was met by our tour operator who promptly took us into Versailles and once we were given our tickets she took us in and gave us head sets so that we could hear what she was telling us. She was very knowledgeable and interesting as she took us around the palace. We went for just the afternoon session but really needed a whole day day to be able to see the whole of the gardens which are massive. Once we had been taken around the palace by our tourer we were free to stay and look around the palace further, then Lyn the gardens. You can get a train from the gardens to take you further down the garden, the ques are long, you can also get a golf buggie to drive yourself again ques to get one and they are an extra cost for both of these. Versailles is very busy and lots and lots of people going around, so miss if you hate crowds, although the gardens give you relief from the crowds. Don’t let the crowds put you off going though as it was amazing afternoon and worth the trip. It is quite a way from the centre of Paris with a long drive. Do be very careful with your money and belongings in these Parisian attractions and around the out side of them as well. Can’t be more pleased with booking with this company

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Thomas F
4 | 2018-12-31

The skip the line for general admission was worth the price of the tour. You couldn’t hear the guide at all times even w the headphones. But that was primarily because we would get a bit separated from the guide due to the crowds. Would still recommend

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Letha E M
4 | 2018-10-18

The hotel pickup was great and priority access is a must. There were 3 hour waiting lines for those without the tour access. Our tour guide was great and the use of microphones for communication was amazing given the number of people and the noise inside. Highly recommend this tour as a good way to see Versailles.

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