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This was a fantastic way to see Versailles. For people with a limited amount of time - the direct bus ride out and knowledgeable guides made it very pleasant - even though it was raining. I have been to Versailles before - took the Metro, walked the 10 minutes to the gates and waited for over an hour to go through the doors. The "skip-the-line" tour was a fantastic and interesting way to see parts of Versailles that I have never seen. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave a well-paced and informative history of the palace. However, I was disappointed in that the fountains were only running on the week-end - and it had been advertised that they were also on Tuesdays - the reason for us booking that day. And - considering how big Versailles is - next time I would probably want to go for the whole day - walk through the gardens a bit, take the train for their guided tour ride - and have some time to sit and have a lunch and soak up the beauty and ambiance of the palace. With a young teenager in tow, this was the perfect timing and tour to introduce him to such an impressive place - especially considering it was raining and too cold to appreciate the gardens - something that is definitely more suitable for a warm, sunny day. I would certainly recommend this kind of tour to anyone who wants to be introduced to the beauty and history of this incredible place, especially if they have a limited amount of time to take in the many sights in Paris. One consideration - considering the bus ride is at least 40 minutes - could the guide point out interesting landmarks along the way - give a bit of a history preamble about Versailles along the way - basically to prime the uninformed tourist who has no knowledge of the palace. Thank you
The day of our tour of Versailles, it was POURING rain! Our tour went on regardless and our tour guide was a trooper. She gave those who chose to go indoors the option to do so, and walked on with the rest of us in rain, mud and all! Nevertheless a Great Tour.
It is worth taking this tour if you really want to see the palace interior. This saved us so much time by skipping the horrible line in the entrance. I cannot imagine my family doing this without taking this tour package.
The tour was enjoyable because of the beauty of the palace and grounds but also due to the courtesy of the bus driver and knowledgeable tour guide. It was very crowded but the guide managed to keep us together.
Excellent tour, the Palace and gardens are amazing. We got to see a lot more than if we tried to do this by ourselves. The guide was very knowledgeable and knew how to fit the most in to the limited time we had. Don't miss this attraction if you are in Paris
Excellent tour. Carine, our guide was very good. She was fun, friendly and effective as a guide. Got full value for our money and time.
We were pleased with our tour to Versailles. The coach left on time and arrived back early, which is a rare thing after having done many bus tours. Our guide, Pauline, was wonderful -- she was a wealth of knowledge about Versailles. Wish we'd had more time to explore the gardens, but for someone who doesn't have the time in their trip to devote more time at Versailles, then this tour length is perfect.
Great tour. Unfortunately, a lot of difficult walking. From where the bus parks up to the Palace, it's all cobblestone and difficult. You have to keep your head bent to see where you walk and it's uphill all the way. But the palace is magnificent. The rooms are unbelievable. The crowds are also unbelievable as well. Lots of shoving and pushing just to see the sites and take pictures (no flash). But I'm glad I did it.
A wonderful day! Very comfortable bus drive and wonderful tour guide. I would highly recommend using Viator.
Our guide was fantastic, easy to find location to start tour. best thing we did in Paris
Wery well organized, everything was on schedule, no surprises. All other activities in Paris were scheduled via Viator as well and everything worked out just as planed. Thank you Viator!
Visited on 6th May 2014. The tour guide Marion was super excellent. The tour was exactly as promised. The bus was not overcrowded and Marion kept the tour very interesting. Visit to Paris is not complete without visit to Versailles. This tour is a must.
It was worth the purchase. It was so very easy to find the spot. They were all very helpful. The tour was informative and honestly I thought it was plenty long. We did the half day morning tour and it was perfect.
Have to see it to believe it. A must see attraction if you are visiting France.
It was an excellent tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. She also kept an eye out for my youngest daughter who stuck to her like glue. There was time afterwards to walk the property and gardens. The coach bus was very comfortable. I would do it again without hesitation.
Loved our guide John Louie . Was knowledgable, entertaining and made the beautiful trip to Versailles even better!
A beautiful over the top experience. Only regret was that the fountains were not operating on the day we visited.
The tour was fabulous and the weather was perfect. Bus and tour guide were really informative and prompt.
Fantastic tour, really enjoyed this. Taken by bus from central Paris, dropped at the gates of the Palace, where the audio guide fitted us out with earpieces. We then went through this spectacular Palace, our guide giving us an informed and interesting background to the excessive lifestyle of the former inhabitants. This place is quite stunning, and this tour a good way to see it. It gets crowded later in the day, so an early tour is best, although our guide said it wasn't crowded at all?? A couple of bottlenecks between rooms as different tour groups go through, but was pretty good. Glad we didn't queue up to get in, that would have made it a really long day. Highly recommended.
This was an excellent tour and the gardens and musical fountains well worth the money. The tour guides were professional and very organized. I especially appreciated this as I could not believe how many tourists were visiting the palace of Versailles. Their ability to keep all running smoothly was quite impressive.