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Versailles Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris

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Versailles Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Escape the city of Paris for a day, and go on a tour to Versailles, which is known for its magnificent regal architecture. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to Versailles, which takes the stress out of organizing transport. Conveniently, an entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles is included, so you beat the crowds. Your guide enriches your experience with stories about the area’s royal history.
  • Beat the crowds—entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles included
  • Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan from Paris
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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Qualified and passionate guide at your disposal
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Entrance Ticket at Versailles and its gardens with priority access
Guided tour of the Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the magnificent gardens, etc.
Round trip transportation from Paris
Small Group Tour up to 15 people
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off in Paris

Departure Point

Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France

Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the departure, in front of the HOTEL PULLMAN PARIS TOUR EIFFEL 18 avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris - Meeting point 22 Rue Jean Rey with our representative with a Paris City Vision sign, outside the hotel.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers are forbidden inside the palace
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is not suitable for clients with walking difficulties
  • Pictures without flash are permitted inside the palace
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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 Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris?
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
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Small-Group Guided Tour from Paris.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I would recommend going on the tour in the morning as crowds get very big and the rooms can be small." See review
  • "If you manage no traffic you get to spend more time in the gardens" See review
  • "Perfect amount of time unless you want to wander/explore the gardens in which case you would be short on time ." See review

Reviews

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78 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-2
Trip is NOT what is described
Heather_d
, Jan 2022
We splurged on this ticket because we wanted a more intimate experience. We were promised transportation in a minivan, less than 15 people in the group, vip access with an English speaking guide. They showed up with a huge charter bus with around 30 + people and a guide (super nice) but with an accent so think we couldn’t understand. We stood out front of Versailles for about 20 minutes watching other groups cut in front of us while our guide dealt with another upset person on the tour (who I believe was told would have a Spanish guide and there was no Spanish guide for her). By the end of the tour, most of our group had wandered off from the guide. I would assume because they couldn’t understand her English either. At this point, we didn’t even have an audio guide so we paid (after refund) $115 each to wander around Versailles unguided. The tickets to enter were around $18 Euros and we could have got a taxi for Much cheaper. Maybe this excursion would have been ok (if you have the patience to decipher English with a super thick accent) AND we’re expecting an inexpensive tour on a charter bus, if that’s what you wanted. This was NOT what we paid for.
star-1
DO NOT GO WITH PARIS CITY VISION
David_E
, Dec 2021
As a former tour operator, this trip is simply not worth it. Trust me. They do not deliver on what they promise. By that I mean, "Maximum of 15" is in reality however many people book it for that day. In my case, this was about 40 or so people, a far cry from a maximum of 15. "Private transportation in a minivan" is in reality putting all of the people who were gullible enough to sign up into a mega-bus. During a global pandemic, this is not only bad business but also unsafe for those with pre-existing conditions. Completely unacceptable in my opinion. Additionally, no hand sanitizer on the bus, no sanitization of the shared audio systems before or after use, and no enforcement of the mask policy. Truly embarrassing given the times. I would strongly encourage anyone interested in visiting Versailles from Paris to NOT USE PARIS CITY VISION. They do not deliver on what they advertise, and the guides are inefficient with time, not very informative, limited English, and generally disinterested. I requested a refund and they tried to tell me they initially told me they hadn't done anything wrong. To me, this shows that my experience was business as usual. Viator was helpful, but Paris City Vision is, in my opinion, a completely worthless organization.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Facinating historical palace
Sheryl_N
, Dec 2021
Magnificent palace...history facinating..guide was veerrrry knowledgeable..quick bus trip..small group
star-1
Guides were not prepared...
Clinton_A
, Oct 2021
Guides were not prepared and wasted valuable time. Should have been there at 9, didn't enter until 10. Paid for small group but was 28 people in size and very chaotic. Guide didn't know much and didn't give clear directions.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Poor value
Maryann_W
, Oct 2021
Crowded bus. It was a group of 26 or more, not 15 or less. Late with lots of waiting. The guide seemed bored.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good small tour
David_S
, Sep 2021
Really loved being able to get a bus to Versailles and have a small intimate tour. Would recommend. Would probably get the longer tour next time
star-5
Versailles for the uninitiated
Bob_H
, Aug 2021
Francois was eager and full of information to help us see the way the aristocracy lived as only our history books have barely touched.
star-1
Take a cab and do it yourself.
Carl_P
, Aug 2021
It's not a semi private tour they load of a large buss with numerous different tour groups to take you there..... The gardens was the best part and your guide doesn't come with so ask for the best way to get everywhere because your on your own for half the tour. Complete overpaid tour.... You can take a cab there and back for 100 and admission is 30 dollars a person... So compare that with the costs.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Jennifer_K
, Aug 2021
Florence was a excellent guide. My husband and I both really enjoyed it! I would recommend this tour to everyone.
star-5
Must see when in Paris
Marwan_A
, Aug 2021
Nice all around. The place is a must see. Dominique was excellent. She was informative and went at a good pace.

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