Viator Exclusive: Versailles Palace and Marie-Antoinette's Trianon from Paris

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 5 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover the highlights of Versailles on this 5-hour trip to the UNESCO-listed site, from Paris. You’ll tour Marie-Antoinette’s hamlet and Le Petit Trianon. Follow your expert guide to the Palace of Versailles where you’ll learn about its rich history and witness its magnificent opulence firsthand. From there, enjoy free time in Versailles Gardens before returning to Paris in the early evening.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Your 5-hour tour of Versailles begins with an early afternoon departure from Paris by bus. Relax on the 30-minute journey southwest of Paris.
After arriving in the town, head straight to Queen Marie-Antoinette’s idyllic hamlet. In 1682, the grounds were declared the official royal residence and Louis XIV eventually set up separate quarters for his wife, Queen Marie-Antoinette. Attesting to his elaborate tastes, her home resembles a fairytale village. You’ll have approximately an hour and fifteen minutes to explore the hamlet and farmhouse and visit Le Petit Trianon, her handsome personal palace.
Meet back at the bus and drive to the Palace of Versailles. Founded in the early 17th century, the showstopping palace was officially built as a royal hunting lodge for King Louis XIII. During Louis XIV’s reign, lavish wraparound gardens and a succession of extravagant additions to the lodge were added, transforming it into one of the world’s most decadent palaces. The sprawling Baroque chateau is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site with centuries of history to match its grandeur. Walk past the palace’s long entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and head inside for your walking tour. Explore public rooms like the chapel, the King’s Grand Apartments, and Hall of Mirrors – where crystal chandeliers hang from frescoed ceilings and the walls are covered with gilded mirrors.
Gaze at the plush interiors, and then head outside the palace to explore Versailles Gardens at leisure. Having strolled the gardens, meet your guide and travel back to central Paris where your tour finishes with a drop-off in the early evening.

Inclusions
  • Round-trip transport by Deluxe Minibus from Paris to Versailles
  • Expert, English speaking guides
  • Small group limited to 18 people or fewer
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Visit the Palace, the Gardens and Marie Antoinette's 'hamlet'
  • Musical Gardens or Fountains Show depending on day of the week
  • Complimentary water for the journey
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Trianons & The Hamlet
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Canal
  • Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for anyone with mobility problems
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Departure Point

41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France


Departure Time

1:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Courtney C

Our tour guide - MeEva was AMAZING. They do not come any better that her! She was knoledgeable, friendly, and kind. We definiitely recommend this tour and MeEva should she be available. Hands down, she was our best tour guide whilst visiting six countries and completeing MANY tours! Thank you!

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BEN F

We loved this tour and recommend a small group tour. Our guide was exceptional. It was easy to find the pickup location located in a beautiful Paris neighborhood near the Eiffel Tour. We also liked the short duration of the trip. While we did not have much time to tour the gardens, you can certainly see them and take lovely pictures from above.

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Clara R

Our tour guide Maëva was awesome, fun, knowledgeable.
We were so glad to enjoy to see the 3 differents proprieties of Versailles.
Marie Antoinette Hamlet by ourself to respect everybody rythm and interest outdoors the cute little beaver/ rat that they call Nutreas was to my oppinion an amazing attraction, my friends prefered the scenery and took pictures, the Palace of Versailles was guided by Maëva our tour guide, we have learned so much from her, she really helped us to understand history and avoiding the crowd with her magical technics and the time by ourself at the garden of Versailles is well set up to let us get some fresh air from the crowded Palace.
You really need a guided tour inside the palace to get the most of the experience. We can see that our tour guide was really skilled and experienced at doing it! She will behave always in a fair and royal way to give the best service, her role Model Beyonce would be proud of her !

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G.W.garrett

More impressive than I thought it would be. Now we know where Henry VIII got all of his ideas.

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Maria M

Highly recommend. You do not want to go to Versailles and not have a guide. This is such a busy place and to have a guide take you through the grounds and provide you with the history of the palace is well worth taking this trip.

Marie-Antoinette's Trianon was amazing. A little oasis not too far from the Palace.
The Palace itself was a Cinderella story on steroids. The opulence and decadence is beyond words.

The grounds, fountains were breathtaking. Everything about this trip was amazing.

Versailles is about 25 to 30 minutes from Paris. This tour with La Vacanza Travel is done so well. You have a professional guide, who was amazing! She knew how to traverse the Palace, she took photos for us in the Hall of Mirrors and she knew her history.

This was an exceptional tour and using La Vacanza Travel made it so great!

Recommend 100

User's Picture Gallery

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Main Palace Front Entry

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The lake in the Queen's Hamlet, note the people for an idea of the scale

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One of the buildings in the Queen's hamlet

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In the Queen's English Garden

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A section of the inner courtyard

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Top of the canopy of the King's bed

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One of the King's Chapels

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The Hall of Mirrors

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Part of the fence near the main entrance to the palace

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Lofty Dreams...

This is just a small taste of the opulence of this beautiful palace. Functional but very beautiful and the king did his best to promote the work of Italian designers and craftsmen. Even if they had to do it somewhat covertly when it came to bringing mirrors to the palace...

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Making Every Day A Great Day To Wake!

I could have been quite content to wake up each morning and look out this window at such splendor.

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A Face To Love

Coming around the corner and seeing this lovely gazebo, I was entranced by the look on the face of the subject in the photo. It speaks of a time when art and beauty were paramount.

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Le Petit Trianon Garden House

The landscape of the gardens at Le Petit Trianon were stunning. Every photo I took could easily have been a postcard and I'm not a professional photographer by any means. I loved the story that the gardens were created to give a sense of normalcy from the opulence of the Palace. It's endearing...

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Marie Antionettes Hamlett

Marie Antionette's Hamlett

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Marie Antionettes Hamlett

Marie Antionette's Hamlett

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Marie Antionettes Hamlett

Marie Antionette's Hamlett

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Marie Antionettes Hamlet

Marie Antionette's Hamlet

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Marie Antionettes Hamlet

Marie Antionette's Hamlet

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Fountain at Versailles

Perfect day.

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Hall of Mirrors

The room to see

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Wind Mill

Wind Mill and it's beautiful reflection from the Petit Trianon.

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Palace Garden

beauty and grandeur

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