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

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$125.3

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.
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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Itinerary
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Stop At: 1st Arrondissement, Entre Rues Etienne Marcel, des Petits Champs, Daniele Casanova, des Capucines et Quais des Tuileries, Francois Miterrand, du Louvre, de La Megisserie, 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.

Departure:

Departure point:

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) "

Departure time:

8:00 AM

Duration:

4 to 8 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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Itpurs

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

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Paul L

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

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cooper_family

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.

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Pamela N

Excellent !!!

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Mark B

Hotel pick up was on time. There were 7 of us and it was a hot day. We had time to walk around the gardens before our skip the line start time, which was 10am. We actually got into the palace about 10:50 as there were other groups a head of us. Just beware that there are massive amount of people inside the palace all trying to do the same thing, which is take pictures and slowly shuffle along.

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Joanna P

They picked us up from our hotel in a nice van. We were seated in back since we were the last pick up. Paris was having record high temperatures and the back of the van did not cool off at all. Because they do not have a lot of hot weather there, no one seems to know how to operate the AC correctly we are from Texas. It was extremely hot and uncomfortable the whole ride there. The palace is beautiful and the audio and headsets were nice. But it was so hot, it was oppressive. There was no way to cool off in any way. I recommend going any other month than July. The palace is stunning, but are thousands of tourists are there with you, so know that going in.

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Trixie

I opted for the half day tour without a guide. The driver was great and gave us some valuable information. If you only want an overview of the palace and gardens, this is fine. Several of the group felt as though they were rushed especially those who paid for a personal guide. It was quite crowded, but still amazing to see. As a member of the older generation, I cannot understand spending 99 your time taking pictures which will be mostly unidentifiable later when you could actually use your eyes to take in the opulence. Buy a book with better pictures and text to explain the location and history of each one!

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Dot H

We were meet by the Tour at the pick up point, but from the moment our driver picked us up, he had a very unpleasant demeanor. He saw some of the group had a few snacks, and stated there was to be no drinking or eating in his vehicle. There were two other passengers, and he did not say one word about anything we were driving past on the way. On arrival he separated the two groups, and told us, he would not be doing any explanations or giving any comments. We requested to pay extra for a guided tour and he said NO.. would not discuss it. there were few people at the location so if he had wanted he could have arranged it. We offered to pay to join the other couple, again NO, NO,NO

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Kenrick H

I booked a whole day tour which included the palace of Versailles, le petit Trianon, le grand Trianon, the hamlet, and gardens. The driver came on time and confirmed our reservation but when he dropped us off he said he would be back in 2.5 hours to pick us up. I showed him our confirmation for the trip which included everything and he said no that he couldn’t stay that long- there was a mistake. He was going to message the office and I sent a message to Viator and no response! Rip-off!!!!

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Sarah.hill2379

We booked what we thought would be a relaxing afternoon at Versailles. We booked a tour where the driver would pick us up at our hotel. As this was the last day of a busy trip we decided to sleep in a little. Woke up with plenty of time to grab a quick bite from one of the local shops and head back to the hotel to be picked up in the lobby. We waited in the lobby for almost 40 minutes.Called the tour agency and they said that the time had been changed and that they are on time.We were not notified. Had we been we would have enjoyed a much more relaxed morning with a nice lunch at a local brasserie. But not knowing we had extra time we just had a quick sandwich. Not what I would have liked to have had on my last afternoon in Paris. The


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

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.

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$125.3

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