Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour with Gourmet Lunch by Chef Ducasse

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 5 hours
  • Paris
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Overview

Combine a visit to the Palace of Versailles and Gardens with a gourmet lunch designed 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.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

You'll meet your guide in central Paris and they will escort you on the short train journey to Versailles.

Once arrived, you'll skip the often long lines and marvel at the beauty of the famous palace built during the reign of King Louis XIV, the Sun King. Learn how Versailles became the artistic center of Europe, and at its peak 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.

After your tour, 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 a wonderful French meal surrounded by beautiful views of the palace. 


Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Marvel at the magnificent Hall of Mirrors and stroll through this glittering rooms as Kings, Queens and courtiers once did.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Step outside to stroll the French style gardens were grand balls once were held. If you have selected a day when the fountains are running, your guide will ensure you are in just the right spots to enjoy the Musical Fountain Show, running now as it did in the time of Kings and courtiers. Admire the meticulously groomed landscape and intricate details throughout the garden.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Le Petit Trianon, Porte de la Reine, 78000, Versailles France

If OPTIONAL Add On selected: If you wish, choose to extend your visit and spend the afternoon in the beautiful private estate of Queen Marie-Antoinette. See her gorgeous private mansion the Petit Trianon, the tiny theater built just for her (and known as 'the jewel of Versailles') and her replica Normandy village, where she would escape the constraints of the court and enjoy the simple pleasures of country life.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions
  • Fully guided visit of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • 3-course gourmet lunch with wine in the restaurant in the palace run by Chef Ducasse
  • Guided visit of the Musical Gardens or Fountain Show: weekends & selected days April through October
  • Fully acredited English-speaking guide
  • Headsets when appropriate so you can always hear your guide
  • Fully guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Petit Trianon

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Guided visit to the Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette’s hamlet (unless option selected)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Lunch:
  • 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
  • The minimum drinking age in France is 18 years. Participants under 18 will not be served wine with lunch.
  • Please note that for infants aged 0-3 who are free of charge on this visit, a meal will not be provided for them at the restaurant. If you wish to purchase any food for your infant you may do so on the spot.
  • Please note: You will need to wear a mask when on the train to and from Versailles.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • We are compliant with international, government and local protocols and have received the stamps of approval: ‘Safe Travels’ Global Tour Operator protocol, ‘Caring Attitude’ Paris Tourism Commitment Charter. Our guides are informed of all measures that should be implemented during our visits.
Departure Point

1 Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France


Return Details

Chateau de Versailles, 78000 Versailles, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Joyce_K

10 Aug, 2022

Thank you Marion for making our trip to the Palace of Versailles and petite Trianon a memorable and informative visit. Your guided tour was so thoughtful and thorough and we couldn’t imagine having gone through this palace without you! Lunch was decadent and highly recommended. After all, how often do you get to have lunch at the Palace prepared by a Michelin star chef 💫.

Lucy_H

31 Jul, 2022

Great tour and host. The only thing. I did not like was the bad customer service from La Vacanza Travel regarding this tour. They were no help. I ended solving my problem on my own with the tour company itself. La Vacanza Travel is losing their reputation with me. I should have book directly with the tour company instead. They were reputable.

michaelmelo

25 Jul, 2022

Umberto was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and great stories. Very accommodating to the people on the tour. He was great!

James N

30 May, 2022

Top notch service from beginning to end. Thorough chat, relaxed and very enjoyable! The lunch was fantastic. Guide was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.

Sandy_B

11 May, 2022

The palace and gardens are breathtaking. Our guide was nice, but not as knowledgeable as one would hope. Did not expect to arrive and then wait another 40 minutes for others to join us.

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