Best Of Versailles Day Trip From Paris Including Skip-the-Line And Lunch

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:20 AM
  • Departure Details :
    41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the highlights of Versailles in one day on this comprehensive trip from Paris. After traveling to the town by luxury minibus, skip past the entrance lines with your priority-access ticket and then head inside the Unesco World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles. Tour the State Apartments, see the incredible Hall of mirrors, and then explore Versailles Gardens at leisure. Enjoy a 3-course restaurant lunch by the Grand canal and visit the estate of Trianon with Petit trianon and the Queens Hamlet.

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line access
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

Leave central Paris and head southwGare de l|est by luxury minibus to the historic town of Versailles, roughly 25 miles (40km) away. Famous as the home of King Louis XIV, the town's palace, gardens, and memorials all attGare de l|est to the sheer grandeur of his ruling era.
First stop is the Palace of Versailles, the towns sprawling palatial compound where Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, once lived. At the center of French royal power throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the building oozes royal elegance and, as such, draws visitors from all around the world.
Head straight past the long lines of visitors outside the palace with your skip-the-line ticket, and head inside to experience the history and opulence of it. On a tour led by your expert guide, discover the stunning State Apartments that comprise the Hall of Mirrors and Queens Apartments. While walking, your guide will enthrall you with tales of the kings who lived there.
After an hour of touring Versailles Palace, stroll out into the gardens to explore them at your leisure. Every bit as grand as the palace, the French Baroque-style gardens took nearly 40 years to complete with magnificent features like the Versailles fountains and the Orangery. After strolling around, meet your guide for lunch at a restaurant, close to Versailles' Grand Canal. Please see the Itinerary below for your sample menu.
Your afternoon is spent at the Grand Trianon, the Unesco-listed marble palace in the middle of the gardens. Admire its distinctive pink marble colonnades with your guide and hear tales of Napoleon who re-styled it after Louis XIV and his family left. Marie Antionettes Queens Hamlet is nearby, and this is the last Versailles sight to be seen before your journey back to Paris. Designed by the popular French architect Richard Mique, the retreat features a charming thatched-roof cottage, lakes, streams and even a little farmhouse.
After exploring the Queens Hamlet, head back to your luxury minibus for the return journey to Paris.

Itinerary:

Sample Menu (subject to change):

First Course:
• Tomato and goat’s cheese salad with basil

Second Course (choice of one):
• Sirloin steak with Béarnaise sauce and creamed potatoes
• Roast salmon with butter sauce and creamed potatoes

Third Course:
• Seasonal fruit tart
• Tea or coffee

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned minibus

Live guiding in the Chateau

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible

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