Versailles Audioguided Half Day Small Group Tour with Hotel Pick-Up

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Discover Versailles in this convenient package that includes hotel pick-up and drop-off. Appreciate the grandeur of classical French architecture and extravagant decoration of this former home of Kings.

Highlights
  • Discover the palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Audio guided visit of the State Apartments (Hall of Mirrors, King and Queen's Apartments)
  • Pick-up from and drop off at your hotel in Paris
  • Book a minibus - 8 passengers max - and enjoy a private tour

Description

Discover Versailles Palace, a reminder of the grandeur of classical French architecture. The extravagant decoration and layout of the entire site reflect the will of King Louis XIV, known as the Sun King. Accompanied by our driver-guide, you will appreciate the magnificent park and the wonderful exterior views of the Trianons. Then, explore the State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors by audio guide.

During the summer (on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from April to October), delight in the magic fountain display in the Gardens. The musical fountain display revives the reign of King Louis XIV. He ordered remarkable works in order to provide the fountains and the ponds with 1,333 gallons of water necessary for a one-hour fountain display.

Itinerary

  • Pick up from your hotel

  • Guided visit to the Versailles Gardens

  • Visit to the State Apartments

  • Return to your hotel

Available Languages

Summer (April to October)

Morning departure:

English and Spanish: every departure

Portuguese: Thursday

French: Friday and Saturday

Afternoon departure:

English and Spanish: every departure

French: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

Winter (November to March)

Morning departure:

English and Spanish: every departure

Portuguese: Thursday

French: Friday

Afternoon departure:

English and Spanish: every departure

French: Wednesday

Portuguese: Saturday

Includes

  • Admission

  • Transportation fee

  • English audio guide
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Small Group: Versailles Palace Half-Day Shared Tour from Paris with Audio Guide
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Enjoy a half-day excursion to the Palace of Versailles from Paris by a luxury, air-conditioned minivan in a small group with a maximum 8 participants. Explore the palace at your own pace with an audio guide, see the Royal Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors and stroll around the beautiful French gardens.

Duration: 4 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission Transportation fee English audio guide

Our guide was informative and spoke very good English. Just wish we had had more time in Versailles iteself. We had just enough time for the audio tour and a brief walk around the top of the gardens. We loved it!

Richard

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Schedule

Starting time: 08:00 - 13:15 (Show more)
  • 08:00

    Pick up at Select Hotels in Paris

  • Depart from Paris

    Hop on a luxury air-conditioned minibus and travel to the Palace of Versailles. Get a real taste for the sumptuous lavishness of the home of French kings. A symbol of French political might and classic French art, this overly luxurious palace was built on a mind-blowing scale.

  • Palace of Versailles Audio-Guided Tour

    Travel back in time to the days of Marie Antoinette and the Sun King, Louis XIV. Discover the palace's most beautiful rooms as your comprehensive audio guide navigates you through the King's Grand Apartment, Queen's Apartments and more!

  • Versailles Palace Gardens

    You will have ample time to explore the beautiful French gardens before heading back to Paris. Admire the 386 works of art from luxurious fountains, ponds, flowerbeds and trees.

  • 12:00

    Drop off at Select Hotels in Paris

  • 13:15

    Pick up at Select Hotels in Paris

  • Depart from Paris

    Hop on a luxury air-conditioned minibus and travel to the Palace of Versailles. Get a real taste for the sumptuous lavishness of the home of French kings. A symbol of French political might and classic French art, this overly luxurious palace was built on a mind-blowing scale.

  • Palace of Versailles Audio-Guided Tour

    Travel back in time to the days of Marie Antoinette and the Sun King, Louis XIV. Discover the palace's most beautiful rooms as your comprehensive audio guide navigates you through the King's Grand Apartment, Queen's Apartments and more!

  • Versailles Palace Gardens

    You will have ample time to explore the beautiful French gardens before heading back to Paris. Admire the 386 works of art from luxurious fountains, ponds, flowerbeds and trees.

  • 17:15

    Drop off at Select Hotels in Paris

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Flash photography is not permitted inside the palace.

  • Strollers are not allowed.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Guests with a limited range of movement are not permitted to participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

Additional Note(s)
  • Please note that the skip-the-line access is subject to the Palace of Versailles' security measures.

  • You will need to pay an additional fee (+€8) to enter the Palace of Versailles' Gardens on the following days: - Musical Fountains Show (Saturdays and Sundays from April 1 to October 29, 2017) - Musical Gardens (Tuesdays from July 4 to October 31, 2017, and Fridays from March 31 to October 27, 2017)

  • The audio guide is available in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 8.

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Reviews

Our guide was informative and spoke very good English. Just wish we had had more time in Versailles iteself. We had just enough t...ime for the audio tour and a brief walk around the top of the gardens. We loved it! more

Richard

It was perfect made our trip memorable.

Kelly

The Palace of Versailles was fantastic and the host for the drive was great.

Bernard

Our Driver was very prompt and very courteous. He informed us, in english and spanish for the other couple on the bus, everything ...we needed to know about our visit to Versailles. I will use City Discovery every time.....Thank you very much.
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Colleen

Very good!

Svein Erik

Fantastic guide called Manuell who was very amusing and entertaing,We thorughly enjoyed our trip and thought it was excellent val...ue for money more

Jo

The driver was prompt picking us up and was friendly and informative. He organised the entry tickets and guide and was waiting fo...r us at the designated spot after our visit of Versailles. He kindly dropped us off at the Eiffel Tower. A good experience. more

MARGARET

This tour is not skip the line for all lines just the ticket line. You still have to wait in a long line to enter the Palace.
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> Our driver seemed surprised that we had to wait also but he added more time to make up for the long line wait to enter.

Another surprise is the driver/guide does not guide you through the Palace. He leaves prior to entering the Palace and the rest is an audio/headset tour.

We still loved it and the convenience of having a driver picking us up and dropping us off to where we wanted was a bonus. He was also very informative, courteous and stayed on schedule.
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Venessa

Our guide was very congenial and informative, going out of her way to give us a really good tour with lots of bits and pieces of i...nformation along the way. It was a pleasure going on this tour. Will definitely do it again in 2015. more

Anna

time schedule was unreliable, we had to phone to get the exat date of the pick-up at the Hotel

Armin

Perfect tour to Versailles! Our guide Fabiana was wonderful. She shared lots of information on Versailles and on Paris on our way ...to and from the Palace. The tour was wonderful, highly recommend not to miss visiting the Palace. Tour was on time, perfect length, 4 hours. Easy to purchase the tour over the internet. more

Judith

Excellent tour. Guide was very good. My only negative comment is that not enough time was allowed to see the Chateau and the Garde...ns more

Jeremy

No issues. Great job.

cerida

We visited Versailles in July 2014. We found the City Discovery morning tour excellent. Our guide collected us from the hotel an...d with his help we didn't have to queue long on what was a very busy day. I would suggest though that to see both the Chateau and Gardens properly it would be best to book the day tour.
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Clayton

Wonderful tour and driver. Showed us sights as we left and returned to the city. Was able to drop us off in town at our next att...raction to see, instead of going back to the hotel.
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William

Our guide was excellent and charming

Terence

Picked up on time by informative driver. Avoided the long lines to get in. Length of visit was adequate. Audio guide worked well

ANNE

The guide Kristoff, was on time for pick up and picked up a total of 8 guests for Versailles.nHe made sure we knew where he would ...meet us and ensured we were in the right place at the right time. There was also some time for ourselves.nIt was a shame the guided tour was of only 1.5 hours but the drive time ate into the total time.nHe was happy to drop off guests either at their hotel or at a different location if that suited better more

julie

I missed the tour of the Palace interior in my last trip to Paris but was pleasantly able to tour the ground in its entirety! It w...as great to have the full service assistance of CitiDiscovery this time around as I was taking the tour by myself. Along with the prompt pick-up from and delivery back to my hotel, skipping the super long queues at the palace, and the priority entrance access is of course the best of all!! The tour guide driver Aziz (hope I spelled his name correctly), was very nice, and courteous, and gave us enough information to get ourselves going with the tour. more

Marianne

Guide could not have been better.

Steven

Necessary to book a tour in order to get to front of line - massive crowd.

Sue

This small van tour with four tourists, plus driver/guide was very good with hotel pick-up and drop-off. Access to the gardens/p...alace was quick that Sunday, October morning, compared to the long lines experienced by the hoards arriving on huge bus tours. This venue overwhelms with its excessive display of grandeur and reminded me of why the French Revolution occurred. It's worth the tour and our guide offered expert historical information and the audio portion was adequate for those wishing to absorb one moment in the history of France. I recommend. more

Mary

We had heard so much about Versailles and were not disappointed. The grounds are beautiful as are the rooms with their ostentatio...us decorations. Out guide was wonderful and told us many tales which personalized the experience. The only disappointment might have been the fact that we did not get to see the fountains working. We were too late in the season and were told that they would only be engaged on specific weekend days. Otherwise it was a great tour and I highly recommend the hotel pickup as it ensured the timeliness of the start of the tour and made it a smooth experience. more

Marilyn

Great tour - bus was late on pick-up which cut down time in the garden, but time in the Palace with the autoguide was perfect. Dr...iver was very pleasant. more

Margarita

Really enjoyed our tour and guide friendly & informative.

Federico

The driver /guide was great - really friendly and informative

Philip

Our guide was excellent and provided a very good commentary during the trip to Versailles and back to Paris.

Tony

Driver was helpful and polite.

Michael

The provided audio guide that comes with the ticket was very informative, rich in historical info and insights.

Fernando

Once at Versailles, we were left on our own to tour the palace and gardens. We were to meet back for a ride back to our hotel. The...re was n ot enough time to take the self guided tour and visit the gardens before meeting back with the guide. more

Ronald

Needed more time to take the entire tour... There was alot of traffic getting to Versailles so some of our time was taken up with... driving. The tour is self-guided and would have been better if there had not been such a crowd at the Palace... It was hard to get around all the people and listen to and follow the audio recording.
All in all, it was worth seeing.
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Karen

Driver was very nice and informative. Vehicle was good and it was easy to get picked up from hotel.

Stuart

Really wonderfull experience. Great Guide.

Bernadette

The driver was amazing and very humorous. We unfortunately had a couple of drunk Finnish people on the tour which prevented the gu...ide from going into too much detail. However, the way the guide handled them was excellent and ensured everyone still had a good time. more

Richard

Perfect!

MARIA JOSE

Taxidriver, who worked also as a guide, told interesting facts on the way to the mansion. That was very helpful and we did get mor...e out of the visit more

Merja

Very Good tour. definitely worth looking at. Half day was definitely enough time.

Michelle

Our group of four was very pleased with the tour and driver. He arrived promptly at our hotel and drove us to Versailles. We wer...e given a little time to explore the gardens before meeting him for the entry into the palace. His information was very good and he led us well. It might have helped had he had something to show his location as the palace was very crowded and many people were shoving and pushing their way through, so it was somewhat difficult to follow him immediately. We also would have preferred a little more time to explore the gardens of the palace. We were able only to see the fountains immediately in front and did not have enough time to look any further. The fountains are not activated until 10:00 am, so to see them, we had to rush after the tour. There was not enough time allowed to be able to do that. I would recommend allowing all the extra time excluding the palace tour to be added at the end of the tour, so that visitors can enjoy the gardens more. more

Sandra

Fred was our guide,driver,he was very good,got everyone to the front of the queue to enter. My daughter and i thought it was very ...expensive for a bus ride and we would have preferred to have longer at Versailles. more

Gregory

This Versailles tour was expensive but something we really wanted to see and do, so we were happy to pay the price. We were collec...ted conveniently from our hotel lobby at the specified time in a lovely air-conditioned mini van with 3 other couples. It was a very hot summer day in Paris so the air-con was much appreciated!

Versailles was extremely busy on the day we went. We were given entry tickets from the driver and allowed time on our own to tour the palace and gardens. We thought a guided tour might be included in the price, but unfortunately it was not. Self-guided audio tours were the only option for us on this day. The palace was great, but you are only allowed into see a few rooms which was disappointing for us. There is no shade in the gardens either, so we roasted out in the sun! Bring a hat, sunscreen or even umbrella!

Something to remember - you must call the agency to confirm you booking at least 24 hours in advance, even if you have booked & confirmed everything online, otherwise you might miss out!
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Jesica

Didn't have enough time to see gardens at Versailles. Tour was listed as 4 hours. We were pickedup at hotel at 1340. We had t...o meet the driver at 1630 to return to hotel. We were back at hotel at 1715. We actually had 2 hours to see the palace and the gardens. more

James

Loved Versailles. Totally disappointed in this tour. It was booked as a tour not just a ride. Everyone in the ban expected a live... tour guide. The last trip I took to Versailles with a paid tour two years ago had a live guide. VERY disappointing more

charisse

This tour would be more interesting if not done on a public holiday as the crowd is tripled the amount on a regular day. Two hours... is also not enough time to wander throughout the entire complex. Worth a visit otherwise. more

NOAMI

It started with problems to park the car . Long wating Before entering Versailles .
The time for visit the garden was redic...
oulus short, we run thruw the garden.
We do understand that the timee to go to Versailles takes time. But when you are there, need to be much longer time.
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Hans

The best part of the tour was the hotel pick up and drop off and talking to the others in the van, The driver was good and gave g...ood information on the way to and from. He did confuse us with the arrangements for the group entry at the specific time and became quite annoyed about that. Not good. Unfortunately a rainy day and very crowded but still enjoyable. more

Carol

It was great to be picked up from my accommodation and escorted into the Palace in a timely way. The stop at the Grand Canal and T...rianon was really interesting and blissfully uncrowded. Our guide was knowledge about the area and provided a good commentary along the way. The time at the Palace was sadly not long enough to take everything in or linger over objects of real interest. The Palace is beautiful, however, so crowded that it often takes time to get close to something to be able to fully appreciate it. The gardens are vast and would surely take half the day to explore! I had time to see the two groves which were on my wish list. I was disappointed that I was not able to see the one painting that I had gone there to see - Napoleon crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David. Next time! more

Joanne

versailles was beautiful, but a little expensive.

Danielle

the hotel pick up was excellent. the Versallies tour was rather disappointing and not worth the price when compared to others tour...s in Rome, Italy. more

Y T Lui

Driver was not friendly or informative. Dropped us off , walked us to the entrance, and we were on our own. Drive home, even less ...approachable.
We had been on four other tours, and they were five star.
Very disappointed.
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JoAnne

We got the Portuguese guide and she was TERRIBLE for a couple of reasons: she arrived earlier from the scheduled to our hotel and ...said that we should leave right away because we were late however that was NOT the time scheduled / as we got to Versailles she said that we had only 40 minutes to visit, she did not made de tour with us and also said that we should CUT THE LINE otherwise we wouldn't have time to see anything, very inappropriate! Versailles is very nice but after all the guide made our experience unforgettable for the wrong reason. more

Julia

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