Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour from Paris | La Vacanza Travel

Versailles Palace and Trianon Guided Day Tour from Paris

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 8 hours
  • Paris
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

The chateau and gardens of Versailles are absolute must-sees beyond Paris.
Relive history at the time of the Sun King thanks to this full day passport, accompagnied by your Private Professionnal Guide. This expert will give you the keys to understand and visualize why this building is part of the World Heritage of Humanity.

You will be amazed by Louis XIV's splendour passing through the worldwide known Hall of Mirror : host of the most important figures since the XVII° C. Admire the Royal Apartments and the Stabling facilities. Then, step into Marie Antoinette's life discovering it's Trianon and estate.

Discover the marvelous French Style Gardens imagined by the master Le Notre. You will be impressed by the work of perspective, the magnificent fountains shows and great spaces.

If you admire great work of art, sumptous baroque, history and legacy; this tour is your.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

To discover the Versailles estate in its entirety, choose the guided tour of the palace in combination with the Grand and Petit Trianon.
Begin your day with a guided morning visit of the Great Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Bedroom. Your journey will take you through Paris and its suburbs.


Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Versailles, Versailles, Yvelines, Ile-de-France

Passing near St Cloud until Louis XIV's Kingsdom; Versailles. It will take around 45 minutes to one hour (according to the traffic)

Stop At: Monument a Louis XIV, Place des Victoires Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Spot the Statue of the SunKing on a horse before entering the Palace.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Explore the palace of Versailles with your guide and discover the Royal Appartements during your visit.

Duration: 1 hour

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

One of the stunning room at the Palace.The mirrors are unusually built in such a way as to radiate the light

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Royal Chapel, Inside the Chateau Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Located in the Palace of Versailles its colorful marble flooring, large sculptures and illustrious paintings became inspirations to many other churches.

Stop At: Jardins du Chateau de Versailles, Place d'Armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Take a leisurely stroll around the Palace Park through some of the "Groves" (in Summer) or a horse-drawn carriage ride (in Winter).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Canal, Parc du Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Lunch is served at the restaurant "La Petite Venise" located in the palace park facing the beautiful Grand Canal. 3 courses to choose, drinks included (soft drink or glass of wine+coffee).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Trianons & The Hamlet, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

In the afternoon you will continue with a guided visit of the Trianons which are vast mansion style lodges where Louis XV and Louis XVI liked to work and retire from court life. Take a discovery tour of the Queen's Hamlet where from 1783 Marie Antoinette played as a shepherdess.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:

April to October (Saturdays & Sundays) and mid-May to the end of June (Tuesdays). For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court. Entrance fees are included in the cost of the tour.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

Back to Paris at the end of the tour , you will be dropped at the departure point.

Inclusions
  • Versailles Palace priority entrance
  • Versailles Gardens entrance
  • Queen's Hamlet entrance with Petit and Grand Trianon
  • Fountain shows in the Gardens (only during Summer time)
  • Professional live guide
  • Round Trip transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Entry/Admission - Jardins du Chateau de Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canal
  • Entry/Admission - The Trianons & The Hamlet
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • This tour is not accessible by wheelchair and requires a lot of walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended
  • Strollers are forbidden in the palace and the 2 Trianon Palaces
  • Unique entrance : any exit is fina
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours


User's Reviews

Sharyl_M

21 Sep, 2023

This was a terrible experience. Went from 8 hour tour to 10 1/2 hour, which made us miss our dinner reservation. The tour guide did 2 hours at the place and then left the tour group in the garden, no maps or direction was given. It was not a all day guided tour. Andre was mad that my husband had to go to the restroom and asked him why he didn't go earlier. He was irritable, seemed annoyed and did not seem to want to show the tour group anything. Stated in the garden, Lunch is over the hill at the restaurant. There were 3 restaurants and we were not told which one to go to. He did not know about any alternative transportation. "Well if you have 38 euros you can rent a cart if you want to spend the money." The train he didn't even suggest. We have taken tours on La Vacanza Travel for years and this was the worst one. We feel we should get a refund.

Erik_G

11 Aug, 2023

The guide was great and she spoke English very well. We started the tour with the Palace of Versailles, then moved on to an overview of the gardens and fountains from the terrace above the Escaliers de Latone (Latone's Stairs) that gives a panoramic view of the grounds. The guide gives you hints about their favorite things to see, and then you are free to roam the grounds until your tour's assigned lunch time, when you meet at the restaurant (La Flotille) by the boat pond at the end of the long promenade between Latona's Fountain and the Apollo Fountain. Lunch was excellent and very satisfying. After lunch, you are given tickets (self guided) to the Trianon. I mention that the Trianon tour is self-guided, because one of the people in our tour group was upset because that she thought that the tour of the Trianon would be guided. Our family was glad that it was not guided because that allowed us to wander where our interests dictated at our own pace. BE WARNED; the walk from the restaurant to the Trianon is not short (but very rewarding). There are golf carts for up to 4 people available for rent if you prefer to ride to the Trianon. (You can not rent carts at the Trianon for the return trip from the Trianon back to the starting point - the carts are round trip from the starting point.) HINT: There is a free app available for your smart phone that will give you a visual / audio guide to the palace, gardens, and Trianon estate from the official Versailles website. This app can be downloaded prior to your visit and viewed offline while on site (no internet connection needed once you have downloaded the app). We did not use this app, so I can't speak to how well it works. We walked to the Grand Trianon and toured at our leisure, then went through the Petite Trianon to gain access to the trail leading to the Hameau de la Reine (Queen's Hamlet) - a group of rustic Normandy cottages around a man made lake that Marie Antoinette had constructed during her stay at Trianon. This is a real treat that is not to be missed, but it is NOT a short walk from the Petite Trianon. You can not ride a golf cart on the trails to the hamlet, so plan on walking to this site whether or not you have a cart. When you initially get off of your bus, your guide will give you a meeting place in the parking lot and let you know what time you need to meet the group at that designated spot to board your bus. Make sure you keep track of how long it takes you to get to the farthest spot that you adventure away from the starting point on the terrace so you know how much time to budget for the return trip to make it back to the departure point in time to meet up with your group. We kept that in mind, and made it back in plenty of time to use the restrooms and visit the gift shop near the entry gates before joining our group in the parking lot for the ride home. Also keep in mind that it is a slightly uphill walk from the Trianon to the grand terrace in front of the palace, so plan on a few rest stops. Overall, my family had a great time and made memories to last a lifetime! And we got in some nice healthy exercise in the mix.

Carolyn_D

06 Aug, 2023

The tour was very good. The bus was very comfortable and it was nice to know transportation was looked after, especially after a full day tour. Our guide Cecelia was very personable, knowledgeable and had some fun & interesting anecdotes! Felt a bit rushed in the Palace but I understand they limit viewing time to manage crowds and allow as many people through as possible. The set menu lunch was ok. Good value for money but also felt a bit rushed and like they wanted us out as soon as possible. This was also a good opportunity to meet others on the tour and hear their travel stories. When they said they’d pick us up at 6pm. I wondered what I’d do for 6 hours but in the end it wasn’t enough to see all the gardens & grounds. It is huge and truly magnificent!

ANN_M

05 Aug, 2023

Unfortunately, our experience on this excursion was terrible. I would not recommend this at ALL!! We could barely hear our guide through most of the tour and then once we got to lunch our guide left and did not finish the tour with us. We were left to wonder for an additional 5 hours before the bus came. In hindsight we should have taken a cab back to the meeting place. Also, the description of this tour is inaccurate as we didn’t see some of the things mentioned as the Queen’s private retreat or the fountain show. I would recommend doing only a half day tour. It’s more than enough time to see the castle. Do not waste your time or money on this tour!! Very disappointing!!

Carol_M

26 Jul, 2023

My trip was very good from the smooth bus ride to our guide being very knowledgeable about art and the history , to a very delicious 3 course lunch with wine It is such a huge property that even a whole day you can’t see everything

User's Picture Gallery

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Good Tour, beautiful day, lots of walking

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Wonderful way to see all of Versailles

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This tour is worth seeing. Be warned...

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