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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  From Paris: 4 hours - From Versailles: 3 hours
Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from either Paris or Versailles (the choice is yours)! Enjoy skip-the-line access, and then explore the palace and gardens in a small group of no more than 20 people. There is a certain magic that fizzes through the air at the Palace of Versailles. Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy.

The famous Palace of Versailles is Parisian life at its most luxurious, with gold-brushed furniture, quilted four-poster beds and lush rolling lawns that stretch as far as the eye can see. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the most beautiful castles in the world with an astonishing 700 rooms.

Highlights

  • Half-day, small-group tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Choose to start your tour in Paris or Versailles
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at Versailles
  • The tour also includes the famous Versailles fountain show or musical gardens on selected days
  • Chateau of Versailles guided tour
  • Stroll through the statue-filled palace gardens
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people, ensuring a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles

This small-group tour is the best way to see the palace. Not only is the tour limited to 20 people, meaning you’ll experience more personalized attention from your guide, but it also gives you skip-the-line access, so you won’t have to wait in the long lines.

Inside the palace, peruse its incredible array of fine art and the intricate design of its 1,250 fireplaces as you work your way through the castle, including the King and Queen’s apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, Hall of Mirrors and the Salon of Abundance. Your guide will talk you through the rooms as you pass them, each one entirely different from the next. And just when you think that you have seen all that the Palace of Versailles has to offer, you’ll burst into the sunlight and encounter its dazzling gardens, more than 1,800 acres in size.

Versailles Palace + Gardens

Entrance to the Palace. The Fountain shows and Musical Garden shows take place in the Versailles Gardens on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.

Versailles Palace + Show
Entrance to the Palace plus:-
  • Versailles Fountain Display - See the magnificent Versailles Fountains Display, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on Tuesday (8, 15, 22-26 and 29 May), and Saturday, Sunday (01 May - 28 October). No show on Thursday.
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  • Musical Gardens Show - Be enchanted by the musical gardens event – Jardins Musicaux, as it’s known. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. The musical gardens event runs on Tuesday (01 - 15 May and 03 July - October 23. No show on Thurs, Sat or Sun.

Itinerary

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace Walking Tour includes but is not limited to:
  • Palace of Versailles - King and Queen's Apartments, the Chapel, the 17th century galleries and the Hall of Mirrors, Hercules Drawing Room, Salon of Abundance, Venus Room, Diana Room (with a bust of Louis XIV by Bernini), Mars Room, Mercury Room, Apollo Room, War Room, Peace Room, King's bedroom, Queen's bedchamber, Salon of the Nobles, Coronation Room, Royal Chapel
  • Fountain Display: See the magnificent Versailles fountain show, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the exclusive groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on Tuesday (8, 15, 22-26 and 29 May), and Saturday and Sunday (01 May - 28 October). No show on Thursday.
    Musical Gardens Show: Be enchanted by the musical gardens event –the Jardins Musicaux, as it’s known. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the beautiful surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. The musical gardens event runs on Tuesday (01 - 15 May and 03 July - October 23. No show on Thurs, Sat or Sun.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We joined the trip in Paris and caught the train with the group which was easy. We split up into 2groups of about 12 people which made it easier to get around. Going in mid September was great as although crowded, we kept moving through the palace. Our guide said in peak time you could wait up to 40 minutes go get to just another room. Be aware that from now, the queens bedrooms will be closed for renovation until 2017 which is unfortunate however they were already stunning. Going on a tour was best, however we did get a bit rushed looking at the garden, but in saying that, you were given your return train ticket and you could spend your own time in the gardens and return later. The gardens are a must, they are breathtaking. Getting back on your own is easy so if you can, stay and enjoy the gardens. Take good walking shoes!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Great tour! Travel by train was great and because of John, our trip guide, my husband and I felt safe and comfortable.Our guide in Versailles was absolutely great!!! I think his name was Harve (pardon - if this is not his name). He was passionate about the French history, extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, charming. Versailles Palace is definitely must see when in France. Very impressive, very beautiful. It was a memorable afternoon.

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