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Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit

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The tour is perfect for those who prefer to explore independently. Discover the dazzling royal residence of Versailles, the largest and most sumptuous ever built by a reigning monarch and surrounded by gardens and parklands. Transfers from Paris, entrance fees to the gardens, Versailles and the Grand Royal Apartments are included.
You'll start at
2 Rue des Pyramides
2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, FranceNearest metro: Tuileries ( line 1) or Pyramides ( line 14 or 7) Facing Joan of Arc golden Statue on a horse
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  • 1
    Place des Pyramides
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by Parc de Saint-Cloud
    Pass by Monument a Louis XIV
  • 2
    Palace of Versailles
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    The Hall of Mirrors
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Le Jardin de Versailles
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Grand Canal
    Pass by Arc de Triomphe
    Pass by 1st Arrondissement
    Pass by Jardin des Tuileries
You'll return to the starting point
  • Independent Versailles tour with roundtrip transport from Paris
  • Includes priority admission to the palace and grounds and audioguide
  • Convenient morning and afternoon departures available
  • Upgrade to include hop on hop off bus tour of Paris
What to Expect
Make your way to a central Paris meet-up point that's located on a metro line, and then board a climate-controlled coach headed to the Palace of Versailles. As you enjoy views of the Parisian suburbs that surround Versailles, listen to a pre-recorded audio guide to learn a bit about life in the Versailles court and about the flamboyant reign of Louis 14th, the French "Sun King" who established the palace. Upon arrival at Versailles, you have time to explore the sprawling property on your own: walk the manicured gardens, peek into the king’s own apartments, and tour the palace itself. See designs by Le Notre, Mansart, and Le Vau. Your audio guide provides background info on each area. Following your time at Versailles, meet back up at the coach for the return trip to Paris, where this tour concludes.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • In French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean
  • Service of a multilingual hostess
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
  • Licensed Guide interpreter
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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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Yes, we had to "check" Versailles off our list, and this half day trip was PERFECT. We took the afternoon tour - everything ran smoothly, on time, small group of people, well organized. Our audio tour headsets and "pen" were just what we needed. We saw all the rooms described on
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Response from ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit
Responded 1 week ago
Bonjour LoveTravel731908, Thank you for this positive review. We appreciate your support it encourages our team to keep on the good organization. You are right Versailles palace and gardens are so worth the trip and a must. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Paris. Best regards, Laetitia
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Versailles itself was beautiful, this tour was terrible. Apparently according to palace policy, only groups of 20 may be admitted at a time per group leader. This excursion had a full coach of around 60 people (some of whom were staying for the full day and went through a
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The tour itself was fine. Versailles was nice. The self guided tour was so-so, but I knew what I was paying for. However, the voucher and website says tickets to the Louvre Museum are included. That’s one of the reasons I chose this tour. The tour guide and travel agency,
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Response from ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit
Responded Nov. 25, 2019
Dear Jody G, We are sorry to read your comment. To give you more details, There has been a misunderstanding while updating the product with our partner. The Louvre has never been included in this tour, we try to figure out how this information managed to appear on the voucher. Our team in the office and the host for the tour gave you the right information. Your tour to Versailles did not include an entrance to the Louvre. We apologize for the misunderstanding. For a refund of this portion that was not included in your tour, pealse refer to your travel agency. Best Regards, Alexia
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The skip the line was awesome, the guided part was ok. While we had individual headsets to hear the tour guide, the sound quality was poor as she too should have a headset with microphone. It’s too busy and crowded a facility to otherwise hear.
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Response from ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit
Responded Nov. 11, 2019
Dear crchynoweth, we are happy to read that you enjoyed your tour. indeed, skip the line are convenient when you don't want to stand in the line. we apologize to read about what happened with your headset and sound quality. Be assured that we value all the points mentionned above and we will do our best to improve the quality of our services. Also, we will send your review to our Marketing department. Nevertheless, we hope that you keep good memories. Best regards, Thalia
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The trip was ok. Versailles is beautiful but they had two of the rooms closed off. We also had tickets to the garden included but there wasn't enough time to see the gardens before we had to be back at the bus. Make sure you dress warm and bring an umbrella if there is a hint of
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Response from ParisCityVision, Responsable relations clients at Versailles Half Day Trip from Paris by Coach with Independent Audio Guided Visit
Responded Nov. 7, 2019
Dear iskandar1980, we apologize for the issue met during your visit of the Palace of Versailles. Please note that this tour has been created to allow our customers to discover the best of Versailles in a limited time. Usually we advise this tour for people who don't have enough time. But in your case, we advise you for the next time to choose our full day tour. Nevertheless, be assured that we understand your discontentment. we are sorry again about what happened. Best regards, Thalia
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About the operator
By: Paris City Vision
10,648 reviews
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Cruise was really good ,Eiffel tower was a amazing experience I even asked my girlfriend to marry me she said yes
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Atlanta, Georgia
Crazy Tour Guide
Pros: - Round trip transportation to and from Paris city hotels - Skip the line passes - Guided tour Cons: - The
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Hong Kong, China
Good experience with good Champagne 。
Great experience to visit Moët & Chandon with good explanation, also the small Family-run winery, the traditional
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Iris L
Worth It
I visited Paris in early November and went on an evening tour with Paris City Vision. The tour included audio in
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Short but inclusive tour.
Our guide is clear and precise. Love how the bus actually purposely drove by few landmarks in Paris so we can have
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Allo Allo
Ashford to Paris on Eurostar two hours,Metro to the Louvre about twenty minutes,nine euros for a day ticket,make
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Brisbane, Australia
Book with someone else
Tripadvisor/Viator told us that we had to go to the local tour operator's premises during the day to redeem our
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A very pleasant afternoon on the Seine
Nice food, good service and a pleasant way to spend a few hours. No need to exchange the vouchers for tickets. The
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The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was very well organised. Dress warmly in winter because even with a
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Skip the line is a must!
I’m so glad my ticket included this “fast pass” to get to the entrance. It saved a huge amount of time not having
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Soldeu, Andorra
Unbelievably bad customer service
We missed our train in Barcelona and there were no more trains till tomorrow afternoon to Paris. I contacted
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Johana R
If you want to see the whole city I highly recommend this. We came to Paris for a weekend and basically saw all we
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Very good tour of the Normandy beaches!
The tour included the Caen Museum, Point du Hoc, the American Cemetery of Vierville, Omaha Beach and other
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Gail C
Half Day was only 90 minutes!
I wouldn’t take this tour again. I'd find one with longer duration at the site (90 minutes inside, 10 minutes
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Los Angeles, California
Not worth it
The tour consisted mostly of walking to the museum from the meeting spot and than a lengthy bathroom break. The
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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