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Versailles and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access

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Versailles and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access
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Overview

Beat the crowds at two of Paris' most popular attractions during this 8-hour tour, combining skip-the-line access to the Louvre and Versailles. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from a central Paris meeting point included.
  • 8-hour combo tour of the Louvre and Versailles from Paris
  • Skip the long lines at both popular attractions
  • Guided tour of Versailles with time to explore the gardens afterward
  • 2-course lunch near the Eiffel Tower
  • 2-hour guided tour of the Louvre's highlights
  • Free time in the museum until closing
  • Round-trip transportation from a central Paris meeting point

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Save multiple hours of wait time with special fast-track entry to both landmark attractions.
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Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Live guiding in the Chateau and at the Louvre Museum
Professional guide
Headsets when appropriate to hear the guide clearly
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
41 Av. de la Bourdonnais , 41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Point: 75007 Paris Address: 41, Avenue de la Bourdonnais 75007 PARIS (near the Eiffel Tower) Directions: Nearest Metro Station: 'Ecole Militaire' (line 8) Take EXIT 1 (Tour Eiffel), Get onto Avenue Bourdonnais Check-in Time: 15 minutes prior to departure

8:15 AM
Louvre Museum , Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
Meet your guide and group at 41, Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 PARIS at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time of 8:20am. In a comfortable tour vehicle, depart for the Palace of Versailles, located outside of Paris. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the ride. 

Skip the often long entrance lines and follow your guide on a tour of the palace, including the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel, and the golden bedroom of the King. The former residence of Louis XIV and three other French kings is surrounded by a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) garden, which you will have time to explore at your leisure. 

Return to Paris and sit down for a 2-course lunch near the Eiffel Tower, then begin the second leg of your tour: the Louvre.

Again, skip the long lines and follow your guide on a 2-hour tour of the famous museum. See collection highlights such as the Venus de Milo, Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Mona Lisa, and David’s Coronation of Napoleon. After the conclusion of your tour, you are free to explore the museum independently until closing time.
Itinerary
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Versailles
During your trip to Versailles Palace, you will drive through the City of Versailles, born out of the will of Louis the XIVth, the Sun King, in the 17th Century and the capital of the Kingdom of France for over a century, from 1682 to 1789.
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th-century French art. Former residence of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. The guided tour of the palace includes the State Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Chapel, and Hall of Mirrors, a richly decorated gallery that boasts 357 mirrors, french bay windows, and crystal chandeliers.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Hall of Mirrors
The Hall of Mirrors is a symbol of the political, economic, and artistic success of France. Take time to learn why from your guide.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Jardin de Versailles
Discover the famous gardens à la française ; a 2,000 acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains. Depending on the day and time of the year you join the tour, you will have the opportunity to have a glimpse of the Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens show before returning to Paris.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Louvre Museum
Introduction to the masterpieces of the Louvre (Venus of Milo, Victory of Samothrace, Mona Lisa, ...), learn more about the history of the Louvre Palace, a captivating tour, mixing history, anecdotes and art history.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A fair amount of walking is involved during this tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.
  • Due to uneven surfaces in Versailles, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Ticket for the Musical Fountains / Musical Gardens at Versailles is included in the price if the day of your visit corresponds to one of these events.
  • Small-Group Tour in Versailles (Group up to 16 participants during the Guided Visit)
  • XSmall-Group Tour at the Louvre (Group up to 6 Adult Participants during the Guided Visit)
  • Clients must be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and there will be no refund if tour is missed.
  • Though the access to the castle is a priority access with a time reserved, you may still have to wait on arrival, especially during peak season, period during which there is a lot of visitors.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris TRIP
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 and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access?
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 and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access?
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 and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access.
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What is the social distancing policy during Versailles and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Versailles and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Versailles and the Louvre Tour with Skip-the-Line Access.

Traveler Tips


  • "Would be very easy to expand the choices a bit since this is a full service restaurant." See review

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star-5
Good tour combo
Yang
, Jun 2022
I highly recommend this tour especially that it is "skip the line access", you don't have to through the long lines at the entrance. Our tour guide Nadia was really good and so passionate with the history and culture of Paris.
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Versailles and Louvre Tour
Relax234521
, Dec 2019
This tour was great. -1 star for the mediocre lunch. The Paris Trip office where you meet is very close to the Eiffel Tower. It ended up being a 3 minute walk from our hotel. Very easy to find. Our tour guide was also our driver, in a van that seated 9 total. We started with Versailles, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and escorted us around with no problems. The one-ear listening devices were quite helpful. We spent probably about 1.5-2hrs total at Versailles. 1hr inside, and about 30 min after for the gardens. This amount of time was perfect for me. I'm sure you could spend all day that, but that didn't interest me. The abbreviated introduction was just my speed. We headed back to the city where 4 of us went on to have lunch and 4 concluded their tour and were dropped off by the guide while we ate. Lunch was on one of the boats docked on the river by the Eiffel Tower. A nice venue, but they were confused about what we could order, since the meal was included with our tour. At first the menu looked promising, but then we were downgraded to either soup and chicken, or chicken and dessert. Not much to choose from. Would be very easy to expand the choices a bit since this is a full service restaurant. After lunch, four of us rejoined the guide and headed to the Louvre. We spent about 2hrs +/- with the guide in the Louvre catching the highlights, including the Mona Lisa. While you would need 3 months to see everything, 2hrs was perfect for me. Our guide left us at the Louvre where you could re-enter the museum or finish off the day however you wish. Our tour started at about 8:30am and concluded around 3:30pm-ish. I felt like we did a lot and saw two major sites without running ourselves ragged. A most enjoyable day that went very smoothly. The very small tour had a nice private guide feel. Would definitely recommend.
star-5
Excellent guide for le Louvre!
Srikanth_P
, Dec 2019
Stephanie Hole was an excellent guide for the Louvre. She was worldly and very knowledgeable about art and history, and had a fabulous sense of humor, which made the tour memorable, especially for my 10-year old! Thank you Stephanie!
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Excellent Tour
William_F
, Oct 2019
Our tour guide was Isabella. She was an excellent tour guide and driver. She was so informative and knowledgeable. She always showed concern for everyone’s well being. The tour helped us not to wait on extremely long lines. The lunch was enjoyable. The tour was worth doing.
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star-4
The tour was very good and being...
Aeeames
, Jul 2017
The tour was very good and being able to skip the line was fantastic as the line can be very long to get into the attractions. The lunch was in a nice location on the river by the Eiffel Tower however the food was bland and you only got one choice: chicken (which was dry) and veggies or fries.

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