Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan

Paris, France
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From USD 154.11

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Offered in: English


Surround yourself in the grand spectacle of the Versailles palace and gardens on a small-group tour from Paris. Enjoy pickup from your Paris hotel, then breeze past the queue at Versailles and take a small-group tour through the castle’s ornate interior. Discover the rich tastes of Louis XIV, who built the enormous 700-room complex, adorning the space with extravagance and luxury. Then take a leisurely stroll in the palace gardens before returning to Paris.
  • 6-hour, small-group tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Choose a morning or afternoon start time
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles
  • Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport from Paris included
  • Stroll through the statue-filled palace gardens at your leisure
  • Take a free guided palace tour
  • Upgrade to include the Versailles fountain show or musical gardens on selected days

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Get the best of both worlds with a mix of free time and a guided visit. 

What's Included

  • Hotel or Rbnb pickup and drop-off in Paris only districts :1,2,3,5,6,7,8,14,15,16,17
  • Round-trip transfer by minivan ( 8 pax max )
  • Guided tour at the Palace 1:30 hours (up to 30 people in a group)
  • Skip-the-line access
  • For option "Full day" entrance fees to Grand and Petit Trianon
  • Agency pickup and drop-off in Paris (option B)
  • Small Group guided tour at the Palace 2 hours (up to 15 people in a group)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel or Rbnb pickup and drop-off outside Paris and Paris 9,10,11,12,13,18,19,20 district
  • Entrance fees to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon ( Half day
  • Train to the Trianons is not included

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 18 Rue José-Maria de Heredia
    18 Rue José-Maria de Heredia, 75007 Paris, France

    "Departure Point" Pick-up from our agency in Paris near the Eiffel Tower Return at Pullman Tour Eiffel.75007 Paris Option Hotel Departure : Pick up from your hotel in Paris only 1,2,3,5,6,7,8,14,15,16,17 district Please the Hotel list below

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

ATTENTION : Please note that the pick-up time is subject to change (option A), we will confirm your pick up time 1 day before the tour by email or by phone. "Hotel Departure" Pick-up from your residence or hotel in Paris only district: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,14,15,16,17 Morning Tour on Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday : Pick-up start from 8:30 to 9:30 (depend the district). Entrance at 10:30 am departure from Versailles at 1 pm, Afternoon Tour : Pick-up start from 11:15 to 12:30 (depend the district), Entrance at 01:20-01:40 pm and departure from Versailles at 5 pm, Pick-up only in Paris, your Paris Residence or hotel in zip codes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,14,15,16,17 "Departure Point" Pick-up from our agency in Paris : 18 rue José Maria de Heredia 75007 Paris (no hotel pickup even the map shows your address) Morning Tour from Tuesday to Sunday : Pick-up at 9:00-9:15 am from our Agency Entrance at 10-20 am , Afternoon Tour from Tuesday to Sunday : Pick-up at 12:15 from our Agency, Entrance at 01:20 pm , Return at Pullman Tour Eiffel ATTENTION :The cancellation policy of Versailles, allows cancellations only if done 24 hours in advance. Guides, driver and tickets were already reserved for your visite and could not be cancelled on D-Day. We advise our visitors to take insurance when they travel. We would like to take this opportunity to advise our customers, to not book a tour on the same day as your arrival in Paris. In case of flight delay, or flight cancellation, we will not be able to cancel your tour.

What To Expect

Palace of Versailles

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please be ready on time at your pickup point (your hotel reception or outside your apartment), or you will miss your tour and will not be refunded
  • Skip-the-line access is subject to palace security procedures; security control may slow down your entry
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children accepted starting 6 years old.
  • Unadapted to people with disabled access & senior citizen ...( tour with the group max 30 pax )
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Our vehicle is not equipped for people with disabilities and we do not have a trunk for wheelchairs.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Do be very careful with your money and belongings in these Parisian attractions and around the out side of them as well.
I recommend you take your kids between the ages of 8 and above, just because they will understand most of the information.
The skip the line for this tour is a must!
442 reviews
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Great driver , pickup &...
Raul_T, Mar 2023
Great driver , pickup & return to our hotel. Guide Isabel was very knowledgeable and was very easy to deal with it.
Tour is great but wish pick up in front of hotel
Kristy_N, Mar 2023
Palace is beautiful. Love the option of picking up at hotel site. Our guide Nils was well expalined history and palace and funny with jokes. However, our driver picked us up and droped off us across our hotel where no cross walk available. Didn't like that.
Terrific experience-will dev use again
Tracey_P, Mar 2023
This is such a good way to get to Versailles from Paris. Our driver was so knowledgeable and gave us some great information before our arrival at Versailles. Our guide was terrific as well. Just the right amount of information, with some humor to keep everyone engaged.
Excellent tour!
Nancy_H, Mar 2023
The hall of mirrors is out of this world! Isabel was very knowledgeable and was thoughtful about the whole group. Thank you viator for a great experience!
Great trip!
Jason_S, Mar 2023
Anne Sophie was very knowledgeable! Great trip and very educational. Very busy but our guide was able to navigate easily.
Save your money
George_E, Mar 2023
Continued to change te pick up time and then said it was our fault when we were late to their changed pickup The actual tour at palace was 1 1/2 hits with a group of fifty people difficult for guide to answer many questions actual ride is less expensive by taxi for our small group of three people
Response from Host, Mar 2023
I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our tour. We believe that you are the only customer who found the tour to have 50 people, which is not possible. For guiding at Versailles or in other museums, the maximum group allowed by the Palace of Versailles is 20-25 pax maximum. I also believe that you did not check the title of our tour, which clearly states that it is for a group of 30 pax. It is not honest of you to make such a claim. Regarding the pick-up time, we apologize if there were any changes made. However, it is important to note that we always make sure to inform our customers in advance of any changes to the pickup time. If you were late, it is not our fault, especially if we had already informed you of the change. Furthermore, we believe that our tour is priced fairly and competitively. While it may be cheaper to take a taxi for a small group of three people, our tour offers a unique experience and access to knowledgeable guides who can answer any questions you may have about the palace and its history. We regret that you did not have a positive experience with our tour and hope that you will give us another chance in the future to provide you with a more enjoyable and memorable experience.
Excellent Tour
Bryan_C, Mar 2023
Very well-organized tour with great communication from Driver. Our tour guide was super sweet and knowledgeable.
Lovely tour of Versailles
Elaine_P, Mar 2023
Our drive to Versailles was quick and comfortable. He was parked exactly where he told us. Our tour was delightful with Isabelle. She is so knowledgeable. We thought 4 hrs was not enough, but it totally was if you don’t walk entire garden. Versailles is beautiful.
Kristylynne_G, Mar 2023
Our guide, Sophie, made our experience wonderful. She knows all about the palace and the history of France. She was aware of who was in our group and made sure we enjoyed the tour.
Our guide was wonderful...
Sue_H, Mar 2023
Our guide was wonderful and funny. She had wonderful stories about the king and queen and, as a resident of Versailles herself, was very proud of her heritage. Great tour!
Highly recommend! Laura was the best
Keena_S, Mar 2023
Laura! She was funny and engaging! She told many stories to bring the experience to life. She was so knowledgeable and fun.
Not with the money
Francesca_R, Mar 2023
The guide was excellent but what was disappointing was that you spend 3 hours picking up and dropping off other people and arriving at Versailles. The tour is only 1.5 hours. Had I known, I would have taken the train or Uber for €35 each way and opted for a guided tour. Would have been much much less than the cost of this tour.
Unforgettable ❤️
Helen_L, Mar 2023
From our Driver Pasca to our guide Laura we had a wonderful experience. It’s so lovely to see and hear the passion of Paris’ history. Unforgettable ❤️
Exceptional Tour Guide
JimThomas, Mar 2023
The guide, Anne-Sophie was exceptional. She has a thorough knowledge of the history of the palace and is very entertaining.
highly recommend!
Astrid_S, Feb 2023
The drive was very relaxing, the driver was personable and fun, and our guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. Extremely well organized and enjoyable!
PARIS WEBSERVICES and the Versailles Tour was very good!
Lisa_S, Feb 2023
PARIS WEBSERVICES was very good! It was a great tour, my only recommendation would be that the drive to Versailles should include a driver that is conversational and points out important landmarks.
Sophie was a great. Tour...
Colleen_M, Feb 2023
Sophie was a great. Tour guide Pascale was our shuttle driver he was fantastic the tour was well worth time and money
Very nicely done by...
William_C, Feb 2023
Very nicely done by everyone need some seats we had a very good time Sophia was especially knowledgeable about the site
Versailles Journey
Rochella_F, Feb 2023
This trip was wonderful. We were picked up at our Airbnb right in time. The trip to Versailles was pretty quick. We opted for the half day tour and that was the perfect amount of time. The palace can get pretty full but using the headphones to hear the guide worked quite well. Unfortunately since it was winter the garden fountains were off and the statues were covered. We did enjoy the Louis XV exhibit after our tour. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Paris.
This was a great tour...
Harrison_C, Feb 2023
This was a great tour most informative tour I have been on in life. I recommend this to everyone when they visit.