Morning at the Palace: Small Group Versailles Tour from Paris with Garden Show | La Vacanza Travel

Morning at the Palace: Small Group Versailles Tour from Paris with Garden Show

Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris

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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Hop aboard a private bus first thing in the morning and depart Paris for Versailles. When you get there, you’ll be among the first guests of the day to access the palace, bypassing the long lines that are already starting to form outside. After exploring the historic halls and galleries of one of Europe’s most iconic royal residences, you’ll enjoy a guided stroll through the verdant palace gardens before heading back to the capital.

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Stop At: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

Your day begins at an easy-to-reach location in Paris’s city center. Meet your guide and small group and board a private bus for the quick drive out to the palace grounds.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Upon arriving at Versailles, you’ll zip past the lines already forming outside and head straight into the palace, making you one of the first people of the day to step inside. Once inside, your guide will show you through some of the palace’s most jaw-dropping rooms. In addition to can’t-miss spots like the epic Hall of Mirrors, you’ll also discover hidden corners where few visitors venture. As you explore, your guide will regale you with unknown tales, fun facts, and the story of how King Louis XIV’s vision transformed Versailles from a humble hunting lodge into the gem of a building you see today.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jardins du Chateau de Versailles, Place d'Armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Next, it’s time to discover the gorgeously maintained palace gardens. Your guide will lead you along the most picturesque route and share the fascinating reasons behind their unique design. You'll finish your experience by enjoying the spectacular Musical Gardens show (or the Fountain Show on weekends).

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

Finally, you’ll head back to the private bus for the journey back to Paris.

Duration: 45 minutes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Versailles
  • Private round-trip transfer from Paris
  • Headset
  • Entry/Admission - Jardins du Chateau de Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Ch. de Gaulle - Étoile Grande Armée, 75116 Paris, France

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours 45 minutes

User's Reviews

Gina H

22 May, 2023

Such a nice experience. From the pick up point to the tour guide, everything was lovely. Communication was easy with the company. The tour guide’s knowledge was exceptional and she was so pleasant and patient. This tour was the perfect amount of time if you don’t want to spend all day there. Would highly recommend.


21 May, 2023

What a joke! First they rescheduled us to go in the afternoon just 2 days prior to the event and did not respond to any of my emails. Then we started late so left Paris at 2:00 which allowed us only 3.5 hours at Versailles. We were supposed to get audio-guides and wanted to walk at our own pace and see the fountain show (which is why we booked for Saturday morning!) and ride the train around the gardens. Instead we were in a small group tour and missed the fountain show and had our time wasted with silly guide commentary. We had to look at an empty fountain while our guide wasted 30 minutes telling us what it was supposed to look like. My 89 year old mother was exhausted with all the walking and we got lost and had no way to communicate with our guide since the La Vacanza Travel app was not communicating with the tour company, Take Walks. Luckily after 30 minutes they found us. We wanted to go early in the day and take our time with less crowds and have coffee and macarons but instead we were rushed through and pushed out at 6:00 so did not get to do anything we had wanted! Nothing in this tour was as advertised and I would NOT recommend this tour for anyone. It made for a terrible day in Paris and ruined our memory of Versailles.


19 May, 2023

Katrina was soooo knowledgeable and informative. I felt like our tour took a voyage back in time to the day of Louis XII-XVI. She took us to "secret areas" that most would not see unless she pointed them out. At one point we had a bystander who was fascinated by her storytelling ability and wanted to join our group! I highly recommend this tour for your first time. You will certainly not be disappointed. We visited on a holiday and were able to bypass huge lines and avoided standing in the general Public lines and avoiding the hot sun!


23 Mar, 2023

I went with friends and we envoyed it so much! Versailles and it's garden left us.. speechless. Special thanks to Violette who made it so interesting! Also , when we left and it was more crowded we really understood how privileged we were to be among the first ones entering. Thank you!!


13 Mar, 2023

Amazing tour with Carolina! She was so knowledgeable and personable and really brought the place to life. It was cool to get there early - there were so many people arriving as we left!

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Amazing first time at Versailles


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