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Paris Day Trip Tours

#371 of 1,326 Tours in Paris
Paris, France
About Paris Day Trip Tours
Paris day trip provides private guided tours and excursions from paris to the outskirts. Our guides are seasoned, experienced and licensed, these are the essentials to work for us. Obviously versailles and city tours are the most solicited ones but we provide also some off the road excursions like chantilly or la malmaison. We also provide airport and station pickups and drop-offs.
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Private Full-Day Palace and Park of Versailles Guided Tour

Set out from Paris for a full-day private tour of Versailles, complete with hotel pick-up. Your drive/guide will meet you at your lodging and bring you directly to the iconic château, where you'll enjoy skip-the-line access to this former home of French royalty. Step back in time as you explore such rooms as the opulent Hall of Mirrors the Queen's Grand Apartment, all the while learning the fascinating stories of the château itself and the legendary figures who once frequented here.The tour also includes a visit to Versailles's exquisite gardens.
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7 to 9 hours
from US$600.74

Private Day Tour: Normandy Landing Beaches from Paris

Explore World War II history and visit key battle sites on this private 12-hour Normandy Landings tour from Paris. Travel to the Normandy Landing Beaches as a private guide sheds light on the struggles and sacrifices of June 6, 1944. During your tour, see where Allied soldiers claimed an important German battery during battle. Visit Omaha Beach and admire monuments honoring battalions including the National Guard of the United States. Pay your respects at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, then explore important battlegrounds in Arromanches and Juno Beach.
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12 hours
from US$824.76
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eslagel wrote a review Jan 2020
Ironton, OH5 contributions3 helpful votes
This hassle-free tour with private transportation ended up being a Godsend with the transportation strike and train schedules to Versailles being seriously "iffy." Who knows if we'd even made it there without Gustavo picking us up in his comfortable van? Once there, skipping the enormous line also proved worth the extra penny as Paris and sites like Versailles are growing in tourist numbers. Gustavo was interesting, polite and willing to answer all questions related to history, French culture and attitudes. He even set up a private tour of the apartments per our request. It's a long day, but Gustavo didn't overwhelm us with information overload and by the end of the tour, we felt we had made a new friend.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Michael A Corradino wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions6 helpful votes
This trip was chosen primarily for an interest in a Medieval City and secondarily due to the employees' statewide strike. The bus ride was comfortable and tour guide while on the ride was informative. Arriving at our destination, the tour guide not only walked so very fast she RARELY had the group with her she was so far ahead of us. She would speak of a historic site while the group was not close to where she was. She was the worst tour guide. I don't recommend this tour with her as your guide.
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Date of experience: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
AltheaTina wrote a review Nov 2019
Charlottesville, Virginia1 contribution
Wonderful! The guide could not have been better. He knew his stuff. I am a senior adult. He helped me in every way. From getting tickets, parking the car close by; evading the line, negotiating the stairs. We walked arm in arm like we were old friends. So very pleasurable. I would hire him again in an instant! Kudos
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Date of experience: November 2019
Leo M wrote a review Oct 2019
NY, NY674 contributions321 helpful votes
We had always wanted to visit Versailles and the opportunity to see it with our kids before they headed off to college made the trip essential. Having a very well informed guide to shepherd us around the lines and through the galleries made the experience that much more enjoyable. It also meant that we instead of fighting for food on the grounds we were taken into town to have a delicious lunch in a lovely French cafe in town. Then after lunch he took us back and showed us the other less crowded parts of Versailles - Trianon, the Queen's village, etc. And having a nice car pick us up at our hotel and then drop us off at the end of our day in Versailles was very, very pleasant and relaxing - no muss, no fuss. As for the price, for a family of four it was perfectly reasonable and the value was exceptional. I'm not sure I would choose this tour if I were just a couple (or solo).
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Date of experience: August 2019
Trude D wrote a review Oct 2019
Tampa, United States87 contributions34 helpful votes
This tour was perfect! The guide was knowledgeable and personable. The tour manager let us know he might be a few minutes late, and he was -- exactly the 5 minutes predicted. The guide went ahead of us to secure our pre-paid tickets, so NO LINES! He made sure that our tour of the palace and the gardens accommodated the weather and our pace of walking through rooms or stopping to notice fine points of some of the paintings. He knew the history but not the "art appreciation" points that we noted, and he expressed interest in those "artsy" points, rather than being impatient to just get through each room (which we observed the group tour guides do). He suggested lunch at the reasonably priced brasserie just outside the Versailles gates rather than in the over-priced and *crowded* places on the palace grounds. Our all-day tickets got us right back onto the grounds after lunch. We learned, we laughed ... and we had a comfortable ride back to our Paris apartment afterward. HINT: Don't take photos inside Versailles or on the gardens. You can find excellent photos online. Spend your time EXPERIENCING being in rooms of that scale and luxuriousness, and learning how royalty conducted the business of the country at that time! Then you'll understand why the royalty "needed" the simpler Trianon buildings a kilometer away. "Working from home" wasn't for them, then, what it is for some of us now.
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Date of experience: September 2019