Versailles Palace And Gardens With Gourmet Lunch By Chef Ducasse - Paris

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Combine a visit to the Palace of Versailles and Gardens with a gourmet lunch prepared by world-renown Chef Ducasse. See the lavish staterooms, Hall of Mirrors, and the exquisite gardens led by your expert guide. You will maximize your time by traveling via RER train from Paris, round-trip tickets are included.

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Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
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You will meet your escort at a centralized location in Paris before heading to the nearby train station. Travel to Versailles in comfort, approximately 30 minutes. Upon arrival, your English-speaking guide will be waiting to take you to the Palace of Versailles.

Marvel at the beauty of the famous palace built during the reign of King Louis X1V, the Sun King. Learn how Versailles ascended to the artistic center of Europe and at its peak the palace was host to some of the world's most notable people. Walk in the footsteps of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette as you make your way through the magnificent staterooms, Hall of Mirrors, and more.

Step outside to stroll the French style gardens were grand balls once were held. See the Musical Fountain Show that remains a staple for visitors from all over the world. Admire the meticulously groomed landscape and intricate details throughout the garden.

Feast like a king with a 3-course gourmet lunch with wine, prepared by world-famous Chef Alain Ducasse. Savor his distinctive blend of local ingredients and fine French cuisine to produce contemporary dishes that are timeless classics. Sit down to enjoy your meal inside an 18th century salon at Ore, inside the Palace of Versailles. You will be treated to an extraordinary meal surrounded by beautiful views from the palace. At the end of your day, you will be escorted back to the train station to return to Paris.

Those who have chosen to upgrade their tour with the Petit Trianon, will continue to Marie Antoinette's retreat. You will gain insight into the royal life away from public life. See the home that King Louis XVI gave to his beloved. Hear the romantic story of how he presented her with a diamond encrusted key and how she re-imagined the hamlet as a Normandy village. See the thatched cottages, English-style gardens, and elegant furnishings. Following your visit, a driver will take you to the train station to return to Paris.
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Inclusions for Versailles Palace And Gardens With Gourmet Lunch By Chef Ducasse

  • Reserved entry time to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles

  • Entrance fees

  • Musical Fountain Show (weekends and some Tuesdays in the summer)

  • Round-trip train tickets by RER train (between Paris and Versailles)

  • 3-course gourmet lunch

  • English-speaking guide

  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide

  • Fully guided visit to the Petit Trianon, Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected)

  • Chauffeur driven ride from Petit Trianon to train station (if option selected)

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Exclusions for Versailles Palace And Gardens With Gourmet Lunch By Chef Ducasse

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Fully guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet and domain (unless option selected)

  • Chauffeur driven ride from Petit Trianon to train station (unless option selected)

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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Maximum of 25 people per tour

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Featuring Cotes du Rhone Chateau Saint-Roch 2016 or Cotes du Rhone Les Portes du Castelas - Grandes Serres 2015

Skip-the-line access does not apply to security checkpoint

Wheelchair accessible

Please note the narrow cobblestone pathway in the courtyard may be challenging for those in wheelchairs or with mobility issues

Areas in the garden are not optimal for people with disabilities, specifically those using wheelchairs

The menu changes with the seasons and in order to offer you a different experience each time

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise local operator of any allergies or dietary accommodations no later than seven days prior to travel date

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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3 reviews by the users

  • If there were more stars we would give them out! This was a fabulous tour from the first meet with our guide Harve' to the last bite and sip of our wonderful lunch at ORE. Skipping lines on a pre-scheduled tour is always a plus, but it was exceptionally so today as lines snaked through the courtyard and beyond. The commentary during the tour and before, as conversation started on the train to Versailles was enthusiastic, informed and totally aimed at what the 9 of us all wanted to know. Questions were all answered! The kids were engaged and their interests and questions were attended to as well. It was definitely one of my our top 3 tours in 20 years of serious traveling, if not THE best!

  • This tour was fabulous. Our guide was knowledgable and passionate and he really brought the palace to life. The lunch was delicious and it was so nice to linger at the palace following the tour.

  • This trip was unbelievable, the best one we had in Paris! The food was excellent and Versailles is definitely a place you want to check out, even if you are in Paris only for a couple of days only. Our guide was super friendly, knowledgable, passionate and interesting to listen to. Versailles is a very big place so without a guide it can get long just figuring out where you should go. Definitely worth the money for anyone who wants to enjoy good food and quickly get to the best of what Versailles has to offer.

USD 155.33