Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris with Audio Guided Visit

Paris, France
Likely to Sell Out

From $90.78

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


This tour allows you to explore Versailles independently and includes round-trip transportation from Paris to help make things easier for you when traveling. Skip the hassle of figuring out your own transport and settle in for the ride to Versailles, listening to recorded audio commentary about the French landmark as you relax on the way over, with priority access admission to the palace and gardens included.
  • Explore the palace, the gardens, and the Grand Royal Apartments
  • Choose between multiple departure times to suit your schedule
  • Round-trip transportation is included
  • Audio commentary is available in 10 languages

What's Included

  • Entrance ticket to Versailles Palace (priority access)
  • Entrance ticket to the Gardens with priority access, even on Musical Fountains' days
  • Audioguide available in 10 languages via mobile app
  • Service of a multilingual hostess
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Licensed Guide interpreter

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Rue Jean Rey
    Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

    Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Begin your tour of the Palace of Versailles with pickup at a central Paris location (Métro Bir Hakeim). Board a comfortable tour vehicle to the French landmark, located about 13 miles (22 km) outside of Paris. 

During the relaxing ride, listen to recorded audio commentary that will introduce you to the history, art, and architecture of the palace. Commentary is available in 10 languages. Learn about the origin of the palace, built under orders of King Louis XIX in 1661. Famous architects and decorators, including Le Notre, Mansart, and Le Vau worked together to construct this opulent building. The palace became one of the most prestigious residences in Europe, and its splendor is still on display for visitors today. 

Once you arrive on the premises, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to spend a few hours on a self-guided tour. Explore the palace, the gardens, and the Grand Royal Apartments, which are all included in your entrance fees.

Afterward, relax on the return trip to central Paris, where you'll be dropped off at your original departure point.

Paris (Pass By)

Meet up in Paris to redeem your voucher and board the coach. Meeting time 30 minutes prior to tour departure.

Domaine National de Saint-Cloud (Pass By)

After one hour drive through the suburbs of Paris (15 miles away approx.), you will enter Louis XIV's Kingdom.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Baby strollers are forbidden inside Versailles palace
  • This tour is not suitable to clients with walking difficulties
  • Photos without flash allowed inside the castle
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You will receive by email your visit kit giving you access to your digital experience of the Palace of Versailles. Your email will contain a link to your personal access to download the application and your e-ticket.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 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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Palace of versailles
HollyLouise_P, Mar 2023
Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances due to a strike in paris. And the palace of versailles was closed. As were many oc the museums and sight seeing places due to the partner and I was very disappointed but they said they would refund our money back 3-5 working days. We plan to go at another time. We did make the best of our day and went sightseeing on foot around the city and took lots of photography instead in the end we still had a great time in paris. We have given five stars as we know the palace of versailles is a beautiful historic place and it's a definite must see at some point. Thank you to the tour guide for letting us know it could not be helped at this time.
Less than expected
pascalemassaad, Mar 2023
Visit Time is short and not enough to enjoy all the interesting parts of the castle. We were there on a rainy day, we could barely see the portraits in the rooms and no lights were on until only half of the visit. Will need to visit again to meet my original ambition from this trip.
Easy Way To See Versailles
Anthony_S, Mar 2023
We had a great time visiting the palace! We learned all about the history and the transportation made everything simple!
Versailles is a must see
Jessica_N, Feb 2023
Versailles is a must see and doing it as a tour makes the day easier to manage. Having a transfer to Versailles to/from as well was great.
Saturday at Versailles
Lisa_W, Jan 2023
Pickup in Paris and the drive to Versailles was smooth. Finding the bus for return to Paris was slightly chaotic especially if you’re an inexperienced traveler. It needs a bit more organization. The palace and gardens were amazing.
Christine_F, Dec 2022
If you’re looking for transportation to and from Versailles this might get you there and back if you’re able to find the right bus, however expect nothing else including the noted “audio tour” which you have to supply yourself on your phone. It would have been SUPER HELPFUL to let us know what we needed to download beforehand as getting the app once there was next to impossible for half our group. Expect NO information about Versailles on the way there and expect a pile of chaos from the operators who while present on the bus are not present in any other way.
Bad communication
melissahimich, Dec 2022
I felt a bit mislead. We received no audio tour. What we were given was a QR code to scan which I couldn’t do without cell service and I’m from the US. So my kids had no clue what was going on. We also reached out 2 times two days before regarding my injury and the need for a wheelchair. We showed up and it was ok, but not receiving a response caused me unneeded stress in an already bad situation. I felt this tour was outrageously overpriced especially given that my kids were given 2 free tickets into Versailles. So well over $200 for transportation is ridiculous.
Do not recommend.
Amy_F, Dec 2022
Very poor - basically a bus ride. No instructions on how to enter. We ended up Ubering home because the experience was so frustrating.
First time to Versailles
Samantha_B, Sep 2022
This was a great way to get a trip to Versailles in quickly. Be sure to download the app and bring headphones for your phone for the audio tour. The palace and gardens did not disappoint.
Do not pick this
Claudia_A, Sep 2022
The guides where rude. Only gave us 3 hours because they were late. Want my money back!!! The bus was uncomfortable and the guides coming back were awfully rude to everyone.
Opulent Versailles
Cynthia_A, Aug 2022
Versailles was amazing. So much history. It was a very busy day there as it was sold out but we moved through the rooms at our pace.
Save your money.
Karin_L, Aug 2022
Save your money and take an Uber instead. There was no guide for this tour. It was just a bus dropping us off.
Beautiful tour
David_N, Jul 2022
Very beautiful would only do a half day with kids it’s very long and tiring. Tour guide was very informative
Great experience at Versailles
Ergetu_M, Jul 2022
It was a beautiful day, great tour bus ride to Chateau de Versailles and back. The architecture, paintings and the gardens were outstanding. The communication with
Getting to Versailles was...
Kathryn_M, Jul 2022
Getting to Versailles was great. We have been here before and had a wonderful time. The downfall was the time of year. It was insanely crowded. We could not see anything. This is Nit Viator’s fault. I would never come back in the summer.
Wonderful experience
Richard_J, Jul 2022
The audio guide in my opinion was a little weak, mainly because Versailles didn’t really have clear markers for the locations. Other than that, I wish we booked the full day there because 4 hours wasn’t enough time. This place screamed opulence throughout!
Awful. Waste of money.
Amanda_W, Jun 2022
Versailles itself was great but the tour was awful! Viator said it was English only, it was in fact in Spanish. I would have booked a different tour. Like the tour operator that picked us up spoke in Spanish. They gave us no direction. Like “pick up the better maps after security”. “You’ll still have to go through a line for the audio guides”. “Keep your tickets for the garden”. We also ended up with only 2 hours at Versailles, so it’s hardly a half a day tour. I ended up taking a taxi back to enjoy it and make up for a crappy morning.
Make refund policy more fair
Bruce_V, Jun 2022
Our family of 6 was very much looking forward to the Versailles expedition, but two of us came down with covid on the day of the trip, so we couldnt go. Viator and the excursion company refused a refund
Tour very disorganized....
Susan_M, May 2022
Tour very disorganized. Had to wait on bus for almost 30 minutes when leaving Versatile. Do not know why?? Paris Vision did not seem to know what they were doing from start to finish.
The time the place and...
Louis_D, May 2022
The time the place and the independence are correct. Love the tour with the electric cars. The place is "magnifique."