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

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

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icon6 to 9 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Get the best of both worlds with a mix of free time and a guided visit. 
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Hotel pickup and drop-off in Paris only districts :1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,14,15,16,17
Round-trip transfer by minivan
Guided tour at the Palace 1:30 hours (up to 30 people in a group)
Skip-the-line access
If option selected: "Musical shows" in gardens (seasonal; depends on the day only the afternoon tour
For option "Full day" entrance fees to Grand and Petit Trianon
For option "Private tour" entrance fees ( Palace + Garden ) 2 hours guided tour
Agency pickup and drop-off in Paris (option B)
Food and drinks
Hotel 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
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Paris Webservices , 12 Rue de l'Exposition, 75007 Paris, France

Option B (only) Pick-up from our agency in Paris near the Eiffel Tower Return at our agency address : 12 rue de l’Exposition 75007 Paris

Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel , 16 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris France
This activity will end right where it started.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. Option A : .................................................................................................... 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 Morning tour on Saturday : Pick-up start from 8:30 to 9:30 (depend the district). Entrance at 10:15 am, departure from Versailles at 1 pm, Afternoon Tour : Pick-up start from 11:00 to 12:30 (depend the district), Entrance at 01:20 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 Option B :....................................................................................................: Pick-up from our agency in Paris near the Eiffel Towerb(no hotel pickup at the hotel, even the map shows your address) Morning Tour from Tuesday to Sunday : Pick-up at 8:45 from our Agency Entrance at 10:10-20 am , Afternoon Tour from Tuesday to Sunday : Pick-up at 12:15 from our Agency, Entrance at 01:20 pm , Return at our agency address : 12 rue de l’Exposition 75007 Paris 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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 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 travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY PARIS WEBSERVICES
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 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Palace Priority Access Guided Tour Optional Show - Pickup by Minivan?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Do be very careful with your money and belongings in these Parisian attractions and around the out side of them as well." See review
  • "I recommend you take your kids between the ages of 8 and above, just because they will understand most of the information." See review
  • "The skip the line for this tour is a must!" See review

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star-5
Easiest way to see Versailles
Abigaill_C
, Jul 2022
It was one of the best tours I’ve ever been on in my life, pick up was super easy and the driver was amazing about giving tips and tricks, when we arrived at Versailles we met with our tour guide Francesco, who was amazing. He put the most interesting and humours twist on the story of the French Revolution and he deserves a million thanks
star-1
Attention required to improve
Debra_T
, Jul 2022
The day before our tour they changed the time and pick up location. After several emails , messages and calls throughout the entire day it finally was agreed upon they would pick us up I must say it honestly ruined my entire day. We had planned early and this was such a stress. Then we were picked up in the morning. After arriving at the site the tour guide was very nice but too nice. He allowed waiting for people who only 1 in five arrived so more time was given. Therefore 30 minutes of our 3 hours was gone. We then get another tour guide at entry who also was too nice. She had us wait 15 minutes for another couple to join us. As we begin our tour 1 hour after arrival we had about 30 people in our group of which one couple asked her to repeat and explain constantly which she did gladly but again too nice time constantly lost for all the others. They asked her very basic question like explain what is velvet when she brought us through the velvet wallpaper room. I have 7 tour with Viator. Most had little hiccups but this was an expensive tour to lose so much time and money. I will be following up once we arrive home.
star-5
Great tour of Versailles- just the right length with time to explore other parts of the castle or gardens.
Christine_S
, Jun 2022
The tour was incredible. There were little details about history that were fascinating in addition to the typical history of the Sun King.
star-5
Well worth the trip
FloraJayne_S
, Jun 2022
Absolutely breathtaking. I would do it again in a minute. The guide was wonderful, she took time to answer our questions. Be sure to get skip the line tickets.
star-5
Perfect
Heidi_B
, Jun 2022
We had the perfect tour guide. The history was presented with so well. The hotel pickup was fantastic.
star-5
Wonderful experience
Anita_N
, Jun 2022
Comfortable ride to Versailles. Tour guide was absolutely amazing and shared interesting stories and information that gave life to each room.
star-4
Convenient and stress free tour
Monica_S
, Jun 2022
Overall was a great tour and super convenient having the driver pick us up at the hotel. My only complaint was that they moved the pickup time back half an hour but left the return time the same, and out tour didnt start until 35 mins after we got there, so we lost over an hour of time there. Guide (Barbara) was excellent, told the history of the palace in relatable terms, kept it interesting for everyone.
star-4
The guide was very...
John_M
, Jun 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy sharing France history with our group. Isabelle was pleasant and friendly.
star-3
Disappointing visit
Sue_H
, Jun 2022
Driver did not introduce himself or speak during journey. Had to wait 15 minutes at Verseilles for guide to arrive with other tourists. I thought we would be a small group, as we travelled as a group of 5 not the 30 that took part.
star-5
Versailles
Sharon_S
, Jun 2022
Easy hotel pick up —Gabriel was a wonderful guide - the palace and grounds were amazing - a must see.!
star-5
Great Tour, Great Guide, Timeless Chateau
Benjie_C
, Jun 2022
Pickup from our hotel is very straightforward. We are a very crowd of 4 people and the driver. Once we got to Versailles, we met our guide. She is pretty intense and I admire her passion. Everything pretty smooth-sailing. The live commentary is just enough for me. I wasn't overwhelmed. This is not my first visit to the chateau. She kept my attention. I am not known for a long attention span. Great job there!
star-4
Versailles tour
Phillip_R
, Jun 2022
Mini-van pickup was easy way to see this tour, super guide knowledge of palace. Nice time in the garden.
star-3
Lacking unlike previous Viator trips
Phyllis_M
, Jun 2022
Palace was beautiful but Viator could have ensured that we had a lunch available instead of waiting in a long line & missing most of time available for the Gardens. And should have arranged a pick up at our hotel. We were the only ones in the group who were NOT picked up at our hotel! Also would have been helpful to be escorted to the Gardens.
star-5
Great half-day tour, could have stayed longer.
Kirk_H
, Jun 2022
The friendly local driver picked us up at the hotel and dropped us off a hundred meters or so from the front gate of Versailles where our friendly local tour guide met us. We skipped the ticket line, went through security and were on our way. We toured inside Versailles with the tour guide and the gardens on our own. The driver and the tour guide were both very friendly and really enjoyed sharing their knowledge with our family. It was like spending a day with friends. The tour guide made the tour interesting and fund for all ages. Would I do it again? Without a doubt.
star-5
Wow
John_D
, Jun 2022
A must see landmark. We were in Paris. This tour made it easy for us. Pickup and drop off at your location. Expedited entry with a guide to explain everything you’re looking at. Time allotted is good for overview, but if you want to see everything book the 8 hour tour
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great guide, small group
JanieAnn_S
, Jun 2022
Well versed guide on the history of the palace and all the many Louie’s! Beautiful palace. I would recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I only complaint would be...
John_K
, Jun 2022
I only complaint would be that after the tour of the castle, the guide who we really enjoyed, could have helped us plan the afternoon in the gardens better. We were lost in the afternoon.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Ok
James_p
, May 2022
Wish we had more time at the palace. Valerie was a great guide. Half the 6hrs was commuting…………………..
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Visit
Joseph_M
, May 2022
Our guide was great. She explained the history beautifully. We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for a great day
star-4
Good history lesson from France’s monarchy
Nav_G
, May 2022
Convenient and good guide. Too crowded though. Had a memorable time. Polite and professional people.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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