Pick up and drop off at your ship in Rouen Cruise Port

Drive to Versailles and Visit the Palace & Gardens

Tour Conducted by English speaking driver

Trip Details


€1,200 per group of 2 to 7 persons.

  • If you want to share your tour with others, you can put it on Cruise Critic. Most of the time this gives good results. You must do this yourself as we are not accepted on their site as a professional business.
  • Internal PA system with live commentaries and descriptions during driving time. Audible for everyone, wherever you are seated.

For larger groups don’t hesitate to contact us.


Departure time will depend on Cruise Ship timing – TBC at time of booking


10 Hours (approx.)

Trip Style:

Full Day Shore Excursion from Rouen Port of Call.
Minimum 2, Maximum 8. Larger groups please contact us.

Meeting Point:

Pick up and drop off at Ship – Rouen Cruise Port

  • Services of English speaking driver
  • Small Group Private Shore Excursion limited to 8 persons
  • Itinerary can be customized
  • Transportation in A/C vehicle
  • Bottled water

  • Entrance fees or tasting fees unless mentioned
  •  Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

Please note that it will be possible for you to book the desired Versailles Palace entrance fees adapted to this tour during the booking process.

Embark on a vibrant Shore Excursion from Rouen Port of Call to the palace of Versailles!

Departing from Rouen Cruise Port, this Normandy full day private shore excursion will take you to the breathtaking Versailles Palace.

First we will come and pick you up at your Cruise Ship in Rouen. 

Your driver will be waiting for you outside the terminal with a sign bearing the lead travelers name. You will then be taken to your A/C minivan where it will be time for presentations and a recap of your Versailles full day trip to come.

Your drive to Versailles from Rouen port of call is about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Of course it will be possible to stop on the way for a small break. Please note that all our vehicles are equipped with an internal P/A system that allows the driver to make commentaries during driving time. All our vehicles are also equipped with wi-fi so that you will be able to catch up with family and friends during this time.

Reach Versailles after your driving time. 

Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1979 , the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest architectural treasures of France. Residence of the French Monarchy from Louis XIV to Louis XVI, the Chateau de Versailles has been transformed over the centuries from a small hunting lodge built by Louis XIII to one of the most extravagant palaces wanted by his son Louis XIV.

Upon arrival you will be taken by your guide to the entrance where your visit to the Palace will begin. Please note that we do not include any tickets on the day of the tour. You must purchase your entrance tickets during the booking process as there are many different options of visit available.

Depending on the tickets that you will have bought, your tour will include the visit of the main features of the Palace such as the Hall of Mirrors and the Petit Trianon building or you can purchase tickets that will allow a more in depth visit including guided tours to the King’s and the Queen’s State Apartments.

If you are uncertain of which ticket to purchase don’t hesitate to contact us and one of our travel advisers will be happy to suggest the best possible option

After the visit, return to Rouen port of call and drop off at your ship. 

This private tour can accommodate a maximum of 8 persons per minivan. The tour can be fully customized depending on your wishes. If you would like to add a visit that is missing from this description, do not hesitate to let us know! We also organise tours from Le Havre Port of Call and other important sites from Rouen include Monet’s house and gardens visit, as well as the City of Rouen where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

Good to Know

As we have limited space on board the vehicles we use for this tour, we are sorry, but it is not possible to carry in our vehicles any of the following:

Wheelchairs (including fold up types)
Mobility scooters
Walking frames

English speaking shore excursion.

  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.
  • Prices are per group of 2 to 7 persons.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.


Domaine de Versailles

Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)

Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’  Paul C. (UK)

Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)

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