Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Tour by Minivan from Paris
being pick up from your accommodation in Paris, our guide will then take you
to Versailles for the morning. Retrace the history of this magnificent chateau
with the guide. You will have a one-hour guided visit in particular the Great
Apartments - The Queen's Bedroom, the great Apartments, the Hall of Mirros
and the Gallery of Battles. Throughout your visit, the guide will furnish you
with the history of this magical place. You will also see some traces of Le
Brun, Louis XIV's favourite painter. Portraits of the former residents can also
be found throughout the chateau.
Do take advantage of some remaining time to room the "A la Francaise"
At the end of the visit, our guide will drive you back to your accommodation
AVAILABLE: A Versailles Orientation tour. The difference would be that the
guide will not accompany you inside for the visit of the Great Apartments. Audio
guides are available in different languages for the visit on your own inside
the Great Apartments. Please click on
THIS TOUR WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED ON JANUARY 1ST, MAY 1ST, NOVEMBER 11TH AND DECEMBER 25TH Season: All year round
Scheduled days: Daily except Mondays
Departures: From 8:15 am
Duration: Approximately 3, 1/2 hours
Pick up point: From your accomodation in Paris
Return point: To your accommodation in Paris
| Feedback on 11/26/2012 from Ellen|
Our tour was wonderful. We would have never been able to get all of theinformation without the guide. Gwen our tour guide was wonderful. She was very pleasant and had a wonderful knowledge of French history. She was also a very safe driver. We enjoyed our experience with her tremendously and would love to do more tours with your company if we ever return to Paris. Thankyou.
| Feedback on 10/16/2012 from Virginia|
This minivan escorted tour was a wonderful experience shared with people from 3 other countries, a guide fluent in English and well versed in history and art. I highly recommend this personalized experience.
| Feedback on 10/10/2012 from Lillian|
Our tour guide/driver was excellent and the guided tour of Versailles was great.
| Feedback on 10/7/2012 from Carol|
Wonderful trip and the guide was very knowledgable. Fortunately the crowds were small and we were able to see everything up close. We went on a Saturday and were able to enjoy the water gardens as well. Great job!,,
| Feedback on 9/24/2012 from Angie|
A wonderful Versailles tour from the moment we headed out. Our guide provided an excellent historical overview of the period before we arrived at Versailles so we were ready for the grandeur that awaited. Room by room detailed explanations of what we were seeing, the historical relevance and even a little bit of whimsy made you feel like you were transported back in time. Excellent tour for the price, would suggest a full day tour, the gardens are too expansive to explore in half a day.
| Feedback on 9/21/2012 from Susanne|
THe guide made it extraordinary.
| Feedback on 6/17/2012 from Stephen|
This tour was taken on June 7th. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon/
| Feedback on 6/16/2012 from Steven |
Excellent.Julian was an excellent guide- both friendly and informative. Very good value for money
| Feedback on 6/11/2012 from Steve |
We had a mini van tour for eight. Very comfortable vehicle that had ample room for me ( and I''m 6''7"). Tour guide was at our hotel to pick us up on time, just as promised. Her language skills were excellent ( she guided our tour in English) and he knowledge of Paris and Versailles seemed thorough They took us close to the
venue, arranged for private & clean toilet facilities and made sure that we didn''t have to wait in line. Time was tight ( I would have liked another hour or so)
Very good trip from a company I would recommend.
| Feedback on 6/2/2012 8 from jeanne|
We recently visited Versailles on a guided tour with Honore. He was absolutely wonderful!! The trip was the highlight of our trip to Paris and we''ve already highly recommended it to friends.
| Feedback on 6/2/2012 3 from William (Howard)|
I was thrilled with every thing about the tour and I would continue to recommend it to my friends. It is absolutely first class from , the tour guide, driver, vehicle and the reasonable price. Being picked up at the hotel was a bonus and seeing how well organized the tour was was worth every penny. The length of the lines people waiting to get in was unbelievable.You saved us so much time.The timing of awesome for the Gardens and the Fountains.I really appreciate the time taken to converse in French with my 25 yr old grandson who had taken french since age 5 and yet not had a chance to use it in France. It was perfect; thank you so much
|Management response :|
Thank you William. Paul
| Feedback on 5/26/2012 from Anette|
Ricardo was our guide to Versailles, he was incredible. I would easily recomend your tours to others.
|Management response :|
Thank you for your note about Ricardo. We look forward to serving you again. Paul
| Feedback on 5/21/2012 from Michael|
Very efficient and nice tour. We enjoyed seeing the palace and the garden very much.
| Feedback on 5/18/2012 from Paul|
Excellent - very informative guide
Very personal service
Guide gave a lot of historical information about France and Paris as well as Versaille.
Hotel pick up and return in a comfortable car ! (not coach or minibus) and just the two of us as "guests"
| Feedback on 5/5/2012 4 from Gregory|
The pick up at our hotel was on time. The minivan was very nice. Our guide was knowledgable and extremely personable.
Overall, my wife and I feel that our trip to Versailles was a wonderful experience.
| Feedback on 11/14/2011 from Linda & Jerry Thatcher|
Loved everything about the trip out to Versailles and the guided tour. Our tour guide was fantastic. Sorry, I don''t remember her name, but she mentioned in passing she was 39 or 40 (but didn''t look it!). Felt as tho'' she took extra special care of us and we got to enjoy the whole tour of Versailles. Love the comments going & coming back, the commentary was personal and refreshing and funny. Thank you so much for your kindnesses and care. So glad we chose your company!
| Feedback on 11/6/2011 from Lourdes from Rio de Janeiro|
Fantastic! We had a nice half day. On time, confortable. Our guide was a nice lady. She explained everythiog about Versailles. I really recomended this tour with Paristrip.com.
| Feedback on 11/4/2011 from Linda|
Your company was recommended to us by friends in Houston, Texas, USA. They took six tours with you and said each one was expertly managed by delightful and knowledgeable guides. We took two tours with you and felt the same way. We will be recommending you as well. Thank you!
| Feedback on 7/23/2011 from Wayne|
| Feedback on 7/21/2011 from John|
Hello I was impressed with the tour,your tour guide Isabelle gave a good clear informative narrative through out the tour and was very helpfull.
| Feedback on 5/17/2011 from Yury|
Well-prepared guide was telling about with details, she also organized a good route over Versailles.
| Feedback on 4/27/2011 from Theron|
Probably most thorough guide we had. Enjoyed the info.
| Feedback on 4/22/2011 from Colby|
Easy pickup, nice tour of the palace and grounds, guide was fluent in English. I would recommend this tour to my friends.
| Feedback on 4/21/2011 from Alan|
We enjoyed trip and thought our guide was excellent
| Feedback on 4/19/2011 from Kim Caswell & Kristen Harvey|
Had a wonderful time and out tour guide was excellent! This was a wonderful outing and a real highlight to our Paris trip. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgable.
Next time we come back to Paris I hope we can take the trip out to Versaille and also add more time to visit Marie Antionette''s gardens.
This was a truly lovely day we will remember for a long time.
| Feedback on 1/11/2011 from Gelena|
We liked The trip ,wich was organized by Your company . Next time we will be glad to use your services.
| Feedback on 12/8/2010 from gail rizzo|
My trip to Versailles was excellent. The driver and guide was knowledgeable and very charming. I would definitely use you again on my next trip to Paris.
| Feedback on 12/8/2010 from Krishna|
We were completely satisfied with our tours of the Eiffel Tower and Versailles. Our guides were pleasant, prompt, and knowledgable! We would certainly recommend your company to anyone travelong to PAris!
| Feedback on 10/11/2012 from Gerard|
Guide was excellent and we were able to skip a long line and go right into the Palace. Our guide made sure we were comfortable on the tour accommodating those who needed assistance and was very courteous. Because this was only a morning tour, I would suggest less time outsdie the palace at the beginning of the tour which would allow more time at the end to spend in the gardens. Quite frankly, I think the gardens are a wonder of the world and much better than the actual palace.
| Feedback on 10/3/2012 from Ross|
Best way to see a very crowded site. From the hotel pick up to the pre organized tickets all the arrangements went as well as a very popular tourist spot could be. The drive through Paris traffic was an education.
| Feedback on 8/25/2012 from D. Hogan|
Versailles was a wonderful, but busy place, so we really appreciated the fact that we got to skip the queue on this tour! The guides were great, and it was nice to have the headset to follow along with. Thank you.
| Feedback on 8/14/2012 from Malcolm & Susie Bay|
We are very glad indeed that we booked onto this tour. It was a pleasure to be collected by minivan from our hotel and driven to Versailles. Although we arrived early-ish in the morning, the queues to ''pay-at-the-door'' for entrance to the Palace were already VERY long. It was another great pleasure to bypass that queue, altogether, and enter the palace by a door reserved for tour groups such as ours - involving no queue! Our French driver/guide, Olivier, spoke excellent English and his commentary through the public rooms of the Palace was very informative. We got one loo break, but time didn''t allow a stop for refreshment - and only a couple of minutes for the gift shop, which was rushed. At the end of the tour Olivier drove us back into Paris. By now it was a hot day - and we really appreciated the air-conditioning in the minivan! Our tour concluded with taking Lunch with a delightful Canadian couple who had been on the tour with us. If you are reading this, Serge & Natalie, thank you both for a fabulous time together. It was, as we Brits say, the icing on the cake of a great day!
| Feedback on 5/24/2012 from Harold|
Great enjoyed very much and was a beautiful place
| Feedback on 5/24/2012 from Elizabeth|
Our tour guide was lovely. Very knowledgeable I don''t think enough time was banked due to crowds. I wish we had been told it was extra to get into the gardens.
| Feedback on 5/8/2012 4 from Violetta|
| Feedback on 5/3/2012 7 from Mary Ellen and Leo Cornelius|
We had a wonderful driver and guide who did a great job despite the bad cold rainy weather. It was a crowded venue because of a holiday, but she managed to get us inside in a reasonable time.
|Management response :|
Bonjour Mary Ellen,
Your guide Michelle surely is a good guide and I am glad you had a great experience of Versailles. The guided tour is actually the good option when it comes to avoid spending too much time in the line as it allows you to get inside in a reasonable time.
We look forward to welcoming you again when you come back to Paris. Best Regards, Paul
| Feedback on 1/11/2012 from Weng Soon|
Excellent palace and totally enjoyable. Great tour.
| Feedback on 7/21/2011 from ANN|
A lovely trip to Versailles. But we did not have enough time to visit the gardens because the staff at Versailles delayed the entry of our group, even though we were all assembled at the appointed time - not the fault of Paris-Trip. However, the guided tour was very interesting and informative.
| Feedback on 6/27/2011 from Sheryl|
Fred - our guide - was very informative. Enjoyed his talk and appreciated the easy ride to Versailles.
| Feedback on 6/11/2011 from Elizabeth|
Enjoyed our tour to Versailles with our driver/guide Julian. He gave us good information and history. He also recommended a restaurant near our hotel which we booked and had a wonderful meal. Would use your services again.
| Feedback on 5/27/2011 from Birger Hebo|
Nice tour. Ofcourse too many people inside the Versailles, but we enjoyed.
Very good guide and driver.
| Feedback on 5/13/2011 from Marjorie|
Good tour. Guide was a little random in her explanations of what we were seeing, but we appreciated her assertiveness and aggressiveness when fighting the crowds at Versailles.
| Feedback on 1/7/2011 1 from Cristena |
My husband and I were very happy with the tours we signed up for. My only critique is that I did not appreciate Lionel, tour guide, interjecting his political opinions regarding Sarkozy as much as he did. Otherwise; all went well and would recommend to friends.
| Feedback on 5/4/2012 1 from Lackram Bodoe|
| Feedback on 7/20/2011 from Les and Lyn|
Our trip to Versailles was a mixture of good and disappointing - because of the crowds(which would be quite common) our trip was too rushed. We did not have time to see the gardens. The guide was excellent, he knew the history quite well and was interesting to listen to. I would recommend that another one and half hours are required. The driver of the vehicle was also knowledgeable of how to get through the traffic and where to park. Regards Lyn and Les Tod
| Feedback on 8/21/2012 from Jean|
This would have been a much better tour if we had a better tour guide. I don''t recall his name but he was too quick and didn''t give us time to look at anything.
|Management response :|
Thank you very much for your time. I am glad you took the time to tell us about your experience as it gave us the opportunity to address the matter with the guide. Paul
| Feedback on 8/7/2011 1 from Carolyn|
I took this tour as part of a package with Monet''s Garden. Didn''t really want to go inside the Palace as some of us had already been there. Wanted to go to Marie Antoinett''s Palace at the back of the Estate but not enough time.
Too many people and so stuffy in the palace. Good to see but would never go back - only if I could do Marie Antoinette''s Palace.
| Feedback on 5/19/2011 from Peter|
Disappointing, we had to endure a 1 hour drive through Paris for a further 2 Pick-ups, then another 20 mins to Versailles. The tour of Versailles was manic,too many people made it difficult to maintain pace with the tour guide (no fault of the guide).This is the second time (the first was many years ago) that I have been to Versaille and my observation was that the interior requires some intense cleaning/maintenance
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Versailles - Tour Preview
"The Palace of Versailles"
The chateau and the Gardens of Versailles which count among
the most prestigious monuments of the world's artistic heritage
and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th
century French art. King Louis XIII's former hunting lodge was transformed
and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who installed his court and government
extract from the orientation guide of the Chateau of Versailles.
Gardens & The Park"
Laid out between 1661 and 1700 by Le Notre, who levelled and
drained the land and designed perspectives, groves, the canal and
parterres, Versailles is the model of formal gardens " a la francaise
". It is adorned with marble, bronze and lead statues, and with
fountains. The antique myth of Apollo, the sun-god, is ever present.
Beyond the formal gardens arranged in the Petit parc (185 acres),
the extensive Grand Parc provides opportunities for pleasant strolls
or long walks.
extract from the orientation guide of the Chateau of Versailles.