Versailles Castle & Chartres Cathedral Day Tour
Enjoy a private day tour to Versailles & Chartres from Paris by visiting these two essential historical sites located one hour away from Paris.
Discover the palace of Versailles, the magnificent last residence of the french royalty where the famous Sun King Louis XIV lived with the royal family and his court: private guided tour of the castle of Versailles included.
Stroll around the French style Versailles gardens with your licensed guide.
You will then on your tour, drive from Versailles to Chartres.
The cathedral of Chartres is world-known as one of the top three references in France for its architecture. It contains the world's largest surviving collection of medieval stained glass with 152 early XIIIth century windows that survived many conflicts throughout history.
Understand why Chartres used to be for centuries a very important pilgrimage destination during the Middle Ages and admire the amazing collection of statues and its outstanding stained-glass windows from the XIIIth century and find out about the story of veil of the Blessed Mary (a reliquary containing a fragment of the reputed veil of the Virgin Mary).
Designated "a masterpiece" and a reference by the UNESCO, the Cathedral of Chartres has loomed over its surroundings for almost a thousand years, with the "incomparable silhouette of a great vessel of stone and light, above an ocean of wheat", that can be seen 25km around, according to the poet Charles Péguy.
Your tour guide will show you the three portals, the statue columns, the two towers (outside view) and will explain you about the typical Gothic architecture and how to read some of the stain glass, then you will be able to tour the remarkable interior of the Chartres cathedral with its wide nave, its renovated and cleaned interior walls and the famous (and rare) labyrinth in the center.
Your guide will recommend a place for lunch.
He will also have skip the line tickets ready for you in advance.
You will then drive back to Paris admiring the beautiful countryside.
When you book a tour with us, we guarantee the following:
• Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Paris (hotel or apartment)
• Private transportation in a luxury air conditioned van
• Private guided tour with a licensed tour guide
• Skip the line tickets (Versailles castle)
What is not included:
• Meal and personal expenses
• Gratuities (discretionary)
Tour duration : 8 hours from pick up to drop off
This tour is not available on Monday (Versailles is closed) and Sunday morning (mass)
All tours and transportation are subject to availability.
Please contact us before booking online to make sure we have the availability.
As a reminder, we only give private guided tours.
If you have a special request or need more information:
You can call us at +33 624 892 412 / Toll-Free # (USA/Canada) 1 888 988 7766