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Versailles and Trianon Guided Full Day Trip from Paris

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Versailles and Trianon Guided Full Day Trip 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.
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

Departure Time

8:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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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
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Passing near St Cloud until Louis XIV's Kingsdom; Versailles. It will take around 45 minutes to one hour (according to the traffic)
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Monument a Louis XIV
Spot the Statue of the SunKing on a horse before entering the Palace.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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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
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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
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The Royal Chapel
Located in the Palace of Versailles its colorful marble flooring, large sculptures and illustrious paintings became inspirations to many other churches.
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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
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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
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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
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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
  • Travelers 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 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Versailles and Trianon Guided Full Day Trip from Paris?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles and Trianon Guided Full Day Trip from Paris?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles and Trianon Guided Full Day Trip from Paris?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Versailles and Trianon Guided Full Day Trip from Paris?
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

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The whole day tour is the best
, 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.
Versalles and beyond
, 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.
Very wonderful tourguide (Claire) and amazing company
, 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.
Full day at Versailles
, 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
We had a wonderful time at...
, 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!!!
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.
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.
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 -
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.
Guide was nice but not clear and...
, 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.

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