Versailles Half Day Guided Tours

Half Day Guided Tours & Garden



Have you ever wondered about the famous kings who lived at Versailles and life at the French Court?

Enjoy a guided tour of the Palace with a professional guide who will bring to life and provide insight on its famous inhabitants. Hear captivating stories on Louis XIV, the two other kings who lived there, their queens, and numerous mistresses.

This group (up to 28 people) tour includes a round-trip transfer from Paris to Versailles by minivan limited to 8 people. At the Palace, enjoy skip-the-line access. The guide will also walk you through the history of this legendary residence as you visit the King’s State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Salon of Peace, the Hall of Battles and a few other rooms.

Following the tour, you will have about 2.5 hours to explore the expansive gardens on your own. If you wish to visit the Trianons (Grand Trianon & Petit Trianon), we would recommend you partake in a full day tour.

When your time is up, your driver will come and pick you up at Versailles to bring you back to Paris.

Recommended on TripAdvisor & Rick Steves’ Paris I RS10%

  • Unadapted to people with disabled access & senior citizen …( tour with the group max 28 pax )

    • Discover the Musical Fountains and Musical Gardens at Versailles

    If you’re planning to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles between April and October, then you’re about to embark on an extraordinary experience. During this period, the Versailles estate offers a captivating spectacle with its Musical Fountains and Musical Gardens.

    Musical Fountains:

    Picture yourself strolling through the splendid gardens of Versailles, where each fountain seems to dance to the rhythm of the music. The Musical Fountains provide a unique sensory experience, where water springs harmoniously with enchanting melodies resonating throughout the park. Every Saturday and Sunday, as well as certain public holidays, the fountains come to life to offer a magical spectacle to visitors.

    Every Saturday and Sunday from March 30 to October 27, 2024.

    Every Tuesday from May 7 to June 25, 2024.

    Friday March 29, Easter Monday April 1, Wednesday May 8 and Thursday May 9, Whit Monday May 20, and Thursday August 15.

    Musical Gardens:

    For an equally captivating experience, the Musical Gardens invite you to explore the lush splendors of the Versailles Park to the sound of baroque music. Classical melodies transport you through picturesque pathways and shaded groves, creating a magical and timeless atmosphere. The Musical Gardens are also available on Tuesdays from April to October, allowing visitors to discover the enchanting beauty of the estate at their own pace.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from April 2 to May 3, 2024 (except Wednesday, May 1).

    Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from May 10 to June 28, 2024.

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from July 2 to October 31, 2024 (except Thursday August 15, when Musical Fountains Show takes place).

    • ATTENTION: We would like to inform you that due to the preparations for the Olympic Games taking place in Paris starting in June, the availability for our tours will be limited. The global celebration will result in the closure of certain streets and increased demand for activities in Versailles. Starting from June-September, we will only consider reservations from clients staying in hotels or residences located in the 5th, 6th, 7th, 14th,15th and 16th arrondissements of Paris, due to the street closures. To secure your spot and avoid any disappointment, we strongly recommend booking your visit with us as soon as possible. This will ensure that you can enjoy your stay in Versailles without concerns about availability.

Duration : 6 hours (transfer time included) / 1:30 hours Guided tour & Garden Show / 28 people max

Tour Language : English.



Price per person | Visit the Palace with a guide and enjoy free time in the gardens

Hotel Pick up | Adult: 159.00 € | Child (3-17): 149.00 € | from 8:30-9:30 am & 11:30-12:30 pm (april-october )

Hotel Pick up | Adult: 149.00 € |Child (3-17): 139.00 € |from 8:30-9:30 am & 11:30-12:30 pm (nov-march )

From April to October, you will be able to fully benefit from the Musical shows. Depending on the date of your tour, you may have the chance to enjoy Versailles’ popular Musical Gardens or Musical Fountains, which feature classical music to enhance the gardens’ already enchanting atmosphere.

Attention : We regret to inform you that we will need to temporarily suspend our hotel pickup on the right bank, we can pick-up only the district : 14,15,16,5,6,7  from June to mid-September 2024 (during the 2024 Olympic Games)


Price per person | Visit the Palace with a guide and enjoy free time in the gardens

Meeting Point| Adult: 149.00 € |Child (3-17): 139.00 € |8:45 am | 10:30 am | 12:15 am |(from April – october)

Meeting Point| Adult: 139.00 € |Child (3-17): 129.00 € |8:45 am | 10:30 am | 12:15 am |(from Nov-March)

From April to October, you will be able to fully benefit from the Musical shows. Depending on the date of your tour, you may have the chance to enjoy Versailles’ popular Musical Gardens or Musical Fountains, which feature classical music to enhance the gardens’ already enchanting atmosphere.

  • We have selected 3 strategic meeting points in the city where you can easily access our services. These meeting points are located in areas that should remain accessible during the Olympic Games.Here is the list of our pickup points:
  • 47 Boulevard Raspail 75006,
  • 103 Boulevard de Grenelle 75015,
  • 19 rue du Commandant René Mouchotte 75014.
  • Pick up and Drop off at your Hotel or Residence in Paris
  • Meeting Point and be Dropped off at the Champs-Elysées or by the Eiffel Tower
  • Skip-the-line and priority access
  • Discovering the history of Versailles with a guide
  • Free time to explore the Gardens

From 149 €



Included :

• Choice between a Hotel Pick up & Drop off exclusively in Paris or the Meeting Point
• Small Group transfers in comfortable, air-conditioned minivans
• Priority access & Services of a licensed guide
• 1.5 hour Guided tour in English (max. 28 people per group)
• Visit of the State Apartments & the Hall of Mirrors
• Free time in the Gardens: 2 hours to wander independently in the Gardens
• Entrance fees: Versailles Palace and Gardens
Entrance fees included : Gardens: the Musical fountains show & the Musical gardens ( from April - October )
• Hotel or Rbnb pick-up and drop-off in Paris only districts : 1,2,5,6,7,8,14,15,16

Not Included :

• Food and drinks
• Pick-up Paris
• Pick-up and Drop-off outside Paris
• Entrance fees to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon
• Train to the Trianons
• Hotel or Rbnb pick-up and drop off outside Paris and Paris 3,4,9,10,11,12,13,17,18,19,20, districts


Minimum age: 6 years old days

• Special Discount for Rick Steves readers: -10% by entering your promo code. If you forget to enter your promotional code when making your booking, you must cancel your first booking and make a new one to benefit from your promotional code's discount. Please remember to enter and confirm your promotional code at the "Promotion code" stage of your booking or when viewing your basket.
• Please be ready on time at the meeting point (in front of your hotel, outside the apartment building, or at the Meeting Point), or you will miss your tour, and it will not be refunded. No delays will be accepted. • Please note that entrance tickets and transport are included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue. • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
• Skip-the-line access is subject to the Palace's security procedures, which may slow down entry.
• For preferential rates related to age, proof of identity will be required. Access may be refused in case of non-compliance with age limits.
• Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility.

Days with garden shows (from April to October): On Saturdays and Sundays - Musical Fountains from Tuesdays and Fridays - Musical Gardens
Tour operated by Paris Webservices
We would like to inform you that our company is not responsible for the traffic between Paris and Versailles, which can sometimes exceed an hour of travel time. That's why we only accept pickups in the western part of Paris and select districts to avoid long journeys in our vehicles.
To make your life easier and reduce your travel time, we recommend the following steps:
Departure to Versailles:
We advise you to choose a meeting point in the western part of Paris. This way, the driver will have more time to get to Versailles, ensuring that you don't miss your guide at Versailles.
Return to Paris:
If you find yourself in the middle or east of Paris, we also recommend selecting a meeting point in the western part of Paris, such as near the Eiffel Tower. You can then use the metro to reach your destination. By opting for a strategic meeting point, you can optimize your journey to or from Versailles. We provide additional time for the driver to reach Versailles because we understand the importance of not missing your guide at Versailles. If you need specific advice on meeting points or metro routes, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to help make your trip as enjoyable as possible.

Covid safety Face masks required for guides in public areas Gear/equipment sanitized between use Social distancing enforced throughout the experience

Unadapted to people with disabled access & senior citizens...(tour with a maximum of 16 participants) 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.

MENU ( for lunch or dinner )

MENU 1 :

Lunch is not included



Departure (from your Hotel or Residence in Paris)

Morning Tour: from: 8:30-9:30 am   Afternoon Tour: from: 11:15-12:30 pm

Return from Versailles : 

Departure from Versailles: 2:00 pm  Afternoon Tour departure : 5:00 pm


Morning Tour: 8:45-9:30 am

Afternoon Tour: 11:45-12:30 pm

Return from Versailles to Champs-Elysées or Eiffel Tower

Morning Tour: Departure from Versailles 2:00 pm

Afternoon Tour: Departure from Versailles 5:00 pm


Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation from us via email under 48 hours.

If a minimum of 4 participants is not reached at day - 7, Paris Webservices can cancel the tour and you will be refunded.

In the event you cancel your booking, cancellation fees will be charged as detailed below : 1) More than 5 days prior to the event date, you will be charged a 0% cancellation fee 2) 4 days prior to the event date, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee 3) From 3 days prior to the event date, you will be charged a 100 % cancellation fee ( No show )

Payment Processing

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Payment stays on hold until the services are confirmed: 3D Secure (3DS)

What is the 3D Secure payment system?
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3 steps:
1. Place your booking and enter your bank card (debit or credit card) information.
2. If the security system is activated for your card, a 3D SecureTM window will open. Your bank will ask you to verify your identity by entering an authentication code. In most cases, this is a single-use security code that is sent to you by SMS. Warning: after 3 failed authentication attempts, your transaction will be canceled and a hold will be placed on your card. In this case, you will have to contact your bank.
3. Once you enter the correct security code and your payment is accepted, your booking will be confirmed by e-mail. This system is designed to limit the risk of online fraud and identity theft. With this system, you are the only one who can use your bank card (debit or credit card) online!
Please remember that Paris Webservices never asks for your bank account information by e-mail. This information is only entered on the payment page of our websites and/or your bank's payment page for authentication codes. Also note that certain banks will not process 3D Secure payments from a country other than your country of residence.

Occasionally our suppliers and / or service providers make changes to tour dates, prices, inclusions, coverage, age requirements, etc. As a result, PWS reserves the right to deny or accept your payment. Under this agreement, the processing of payments remains on hold until the services are confirmed by our reservation center. After this, you will receive a personalized email for each tour, event or service booked and paid, or a notification that we could not retain your payment. Please wait for our reply. If the tour is available, we will confirm within 1 business day and your credit card will be charged 100% of the cost of the tour, show, or other services (including tax), plus the booking fee indicated, if any. This amount will be debited in Euros. The rates shown include all taxes and VAT.

Any interruption of the tour or service during its delivery, at the client's request, shall not give rise to any refund. Any customer who arrives after the starting time of the excursion shall be considered a "no show". He won’t be refunded or be able to postpone his tour, whatever the reason for his tardiness. The organizer reserves the right to cancel or modify certain tours without notice if the client’s comfort or safety so requires. This could happen in a force majeure case, during a strike or demonstration, an administrative decision or exceptional closure...


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