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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

Step back in time to Queen Marie Antoinette’s reign and marvel at the opulent luxury of the Royal Courts on this 4-hour Palace of Versailles guided tour with optional fountain show. Enjoy skip-the-line access and beat the queues to begin your tour. Marvel at the King and Queen’s luxurious Royal Apartments. Stroll along the stunningly beautiful Hall of Mirrors to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix. Wander among royal statues and busts in the palace’s immaculately manicured gardens during your leisure time at the end.


  • 4-hour Palace of Versailles guided tour from Paris
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to beat the queues
  • Marvel at Louis XIV's and Marie Antoinette's Royal Apartments
  • Explore the drawing rooms and bed chambers of the ‘dauphin’ and ‘dauphine’
  • Discover the spectacular Hall of Mirrors with your guide
  • Gain insight into royal life in 17th- and 18th-century France
  • Stroll through the statue-filled palace gardens at your leisure
  • Optional musical fountains show

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Versailles is a must-see and this tour makes it easy with skip-the-line admission. In addition to a guided tour, you get free time to stroll the impeccably manicured gardens. And the summertime fountain shows are marvelous!

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What You Can Expect

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

Explore the spectacular Palace of Versailles

Choose from a morning or afternoon half-day tour then head to Pyramides in central Paris, hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and set off through the city for the 1-hour journey to the famous Palace of Versailles.

Louis XIII of France first ordered the construction of Versailles as a hunting lodge, but it was his successor — Louis XIV — whose ambition turned it into one of the largest and most opulent palaces in the world. Construction took place between the years 1664 and 1710, and the Palace of Versailles stands today among the most beautiful buildings in Europe.

On arrival at Versailles, enjoy skip-the-line access to beat the queues and begin your tour. (Visitors to Versailles have the option of seeing the summer fountain shows on certain days too, so plan ahead to make the most of your trip!)

Follow your guide through the impressive splendour of the King and Queen's State Apartments and gaze in awe at the luxurious decadence the monarchs enjoyed. The apartments were the private residences of King Louis XIV and Queen Marie Antoinette, and the part of the palace where they would have spent most of their time.

Explore the apartments of the dauphin and the dauphine (titles given to the future heirs of the French throne) and admire their stately majesty. Marvel at the drawing rooms, bed chambers and private studies, and gain insight into life as heir to the throne in 17th- and 18th-century France.

Continue through to the spectacularly beautiful Hall of Mirrors — widely considered to be the Palace of Versailles’ most remarkable feature — and listen as your guide describes its many significant fixtures and fittings. Constructed from 1678, the Hall of Mirrors is the palace’s central gallery and links the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix with the King and Queen's State Apartments.

Enjoy a little free time at the end of your tour to stroll through the beautifully manicured palace gardens at your leisure. Admire the many royal statues, busts and sculptures you come across, and take the time to capture the scenery on camera. Every Saturday night during the summer months, visitors can also enjoy the Versailles fountain shows, during which magnificent displays reveal the skill and artistry of three centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.

At the end of your time at the spectacular Palace of Versailles, hop back in your coach for the short journey back to central Paris where your tour will come to an end

Please note: The first Sunday of each month the visit will be unguided, you will be provided with an audio guide.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very good organised!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour had a long cue although we had skip the line tickets...but it was worth the wait.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Had been to Versailles a few times prior. This was first on guided tour. EXCELLENT and well worth the price. The guided tour of the gardens and fountains was particularly good. Saw fountains I hadn't seen before and appreciated the backstory provided by the guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome. If there's one place to see outside of Paris, it's Versailles.
Expect incredible crowds, but with a guided tour you get front of the line access. Very beautiful to see, long but worth it. The gardens, the fountains and the inside of Versailles are breathtaking. Don't expect to see every detail. It's not possible unless you spend 5 or 6 days at the site. Great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely amazing, could not believe what we saw at Palace of Versailles.Our Guide was extremely knowlegable on the history of the Palace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A half day tour wasn't enough to see the gardens

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Palace of Versailles is magnificent, a must see! The tour was very organized, the bus was new, clean and comfortable and our guide was very informative!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A trip to Versailles is a must when visiting Paris, and having the fountains on the guide told us this only happens on Tuesdays and the weekends when it was the busiest, with the musical water display made this tour a treat for the family we will remember.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great guide. She provided a great deal of history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

To not see Versailles on a trip to Paris would not be forgivable. The tour guide was very forthcoming with interesting bits of history which made this tour stand out in our memories. Touring here requires more time that was allocated, so that was a little disappointing. Never the less a very good tour.

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