Palace of Versailles Self Guided Tour with Gardens Access & Transfers from Paris

Paris, France
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From $83.38

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Travel back in time to the site of France’s most extravagant monarch with this 2.5 hours of the Palace of Versailles. Fast-track entry allows you to skip the lines at this UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ll arrive in style in a fully air-conditioned coach. Spend time exploring one of France's most famous and impressive landmarks.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money

What's Included

  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Tickets with timed entry for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Priority Access
  • Live Guide

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 41 Av. de la Bourdonnais
    41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

    Departure Point: 75007 Paris, near the Eiffel Tower Address: 41, Avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 PARIS Directions: • Nearest metro station: Ecole Militaire - line 8 • Take EXIT 1 (Tour Eiffel), Get onto Avenue Bourdonnais • Check-in Time: 15 minutes prior to departure

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is strongly advised not to wear high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Musical show of the gardens of Versailles is available only on Tuesdays
  • Fountains show of the gardens of Versailles is available only Saturdays and Sundays
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • The Official Palace of Versailles APP now offers Audio Tours. Make sure to bring your earplugs along with your mobile device.
  • For Official Palace of Versailles, possible to have audio guide for self guided visit for extra cost.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Have good walking shoes on because you will cover a lot of ground.
Give yourself time to appreciate the art that is all over the place and be patient because there is going to be big crowds everywhere.
245 reviews
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Nice Tour
Jessica_S, Mar 2023
Does not include an actual guide. You are pretty much just paying for a ride and an entry ticket. I perhaps did not read all the details or maybe they were updated but I was expecting some commentary along the way and at the site.
I Liked My Trip Nonetheless But..
Daniel_C, Feb 2023
This tour included a pickup from Paris, however it did not include a guide inside the palace. The Palace of Versailles is a magnificent place but I recommend travelers wanting to go on this experience to take the Rer train.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Bonjour Daniel, You are right! The tour only includes: - Transport to and from Paris - Tickets with a timed entry for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens The tour does not include: - Hotel pickup and drop-off - Priority Access - Live Guide When reserving this tour, you get transportation from Paris to Versailles and back to Paris. You spend about 2,5 hours in Versailles, you visit the palace by yourself with an audioguide that you can either download (FREE) on your mobile device (iPhone or Android). Audioguide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian. Or you can also rent (5 Euros) a Physical Audioguide at your destination when you enter the Palace. You are also right People should simply Buy 2 Train tickets as well as Entrance Tickets for the Palace. That way it would come up cheaper! One thing you cannot say though is that you were misled since the Product Description was clear enough, providing clear inclusions and Exclusions. Thank you, Arnaud
A Must see
Lori_B, Feb 2023
The tour was amazing, howver i am not a fan of crowds so and the entire palace had crowds every where. I would have like to see a VIP line nd a VIP line for the train, i would have paid extra for this just to avoid the massive crowds.
Amazing experienxe
Jealyn_d, Jan 2023
Our driver was amazing and had lots of great information and tips to share. Very comfortable transportation to and back the pickup location. Definitely a place to visit in France.
Amazing place
Lauren_K, Jan 2023
Versailles is an amazing place that left us awestruck by the grandeur of it all. The drive through Paris was great as we had different landmarks and monuments pointed out to us.
Excellent Would definitely repeat and recommend to all
Penelope_D, Jan 2023
Ride out and back was relaxing Tour perfect amount of time to see quick view of palace and gardens Our experience with everyone very pleasant
I would not recommend...
Teddy_Z, Jan 2023
I would not recommend this experience per se to friends. You should go to Versailles for the day. There is so much to see and enjoy that the half day trip is really not enough.
Excellent orientation in...
Onix_S, Jan 2023
Excellent orientation in the process, give strategy to skip the lines, Versailles so nice place with nice history.
Skip the Self Guided Tour
Jorge_N, Jan 2023
This was not a a good purchase spending $150+ on this “self guided” tour. Versailles is huge and the self guided app the tell you to use is useless unless you know where you are or starting the tour. Something this tour company should at least help with. I feel all I got for this tour is transportation and an entry ticket, which is around 20 euros. An Uber is about $30 each way. So I could have had the same experience for about $100. I would recommend going on your own and hiring a guide once there or do some research before going to have a strategy on a route to take when you get there .. then maybe an app guiding you may work.
Exactly as advertised
Freddy_T, Dec 2022
This is a neutral review I’m giving for once. I really don’t have anything positive or negative to say. The tour was what you’d expect, they delivered on what they advertised. Nothing went wrong, nothing above and beyond
Was absolutely amazing ,...
GracielaCollazo, Dec 2022
Was absolutely amazing , totally recommended ,and if you come in winter get ready for the cold 🥶, this place is not only a marble is also a must when visit France
Must see for Paris. Be...
Katie_H, Dec 2022
Must see for Paris. Be aware that you depart from Paris and don’t meet at Versailles, we made that mistake. We still met up with our guide and all was well. It’s an excellent your. Highly recommend
H thank you know, a stunning and beautiful experience
David_M, Nov 2022
Our tour guide was fantastic. She was knowledgeable, fun, and a delight. The property is stunning. Absolutely incredible. And the architecture and grounds were some of the most incredible we have ever seen anywhere. Well worth a half-day trips out of Paris.
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Margarita_R, Nov 2022
I will.only say that the office is well organized and the tour guide was good. Lenght of stay should be at least 45 minutes longer.
Fantastic Trip
sarahwalsh2012, Nov 2022
Our journey to Versailles was really interesting and our host had a wealth of information he shared as we drove through Paris! A great few hours.
Great experience.
Tanya_M, Nov 2022
Great way to see versailles on your own. If you don't like tour group this probably a tour you want to try. It's basically skipping the hassle of driving to versailes from paris and back but be able to explore the grounds on your own. No need to stay with a group the whole time.
Always all very well organized , great team of professionals
Manuel_L, Nov 2022
I had used Viator before in Rome , had a good experience, therefore decided to do it again in Paris , all went very well and organized , overall a good experience
Best tour group
Rachel_G, Sep 2022
I have completed many trips to Versailles across the years and this tour group was by far the best. The communication leading up to the event and the process for everything went smoothly!
OK. Many areas closed to public.
Jennifer_W, Sep 2022
Far too many people inside building. Maybe if other areas had been opened it would have been less congested. Line up for food was unorganised and crowded.
Our driver Erick was...
Caroline_S, Sep 2022
Our driver Erick was fantastic. Helpful, kind and knowledgeable. He really went the extra mile. Would 100% recommend - especially for a nervous traveler