Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) and see a spectacular night fountain show on this half-day tour. Your expert guide will bring French history back to life as you enjoy skip-the-line access to the palace and wander through its magnificent interior. At night, you'll witness the magnificent fountain show in the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles).
- Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles
- Take a guided tour of the King's and Queen's State apartment, the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Chapel and more
- Enjoy free time to explore the palace independently
- Admire the spectacular fountain show at night in the Versailles Gardens
- Upgrade to a small-group tour (maximum of 10 people) for a more personalized experience
What You Can Expect
Start your half-day tour of Versailles by leaving the queues behind with this skip-the-line ticket. Join your guide and tour the Versailles Palace as you discover the palace’s history. Learn how this magnificent palace served as the center of political power in France in the 17th and 18th centuries. Explore the palace’s extravagant interior including the Royal Chapel, the King’s and the Queen’s State Apartments and the awe-inspiring Hall of Mirrors, which served as a both a passageway and a gathering place for royalty.
After your guided tour, your guide will provide you with the tickets for the magnificent night fountain show. Before the show, take your time and explore the Versailles Palace independently or visit the city of Versailles with its wide boulevards, antique shops and fabulous boutiques. Enjoy an authentic French dinner (own expense) at any of the outstanding restaurants.
Then, return to the Versailles Gardens to enjoy a spectacular display of fountains exploding in synchronization. Wander independently through the expansive gardens as a symphony of light, music and water transforms the gardens into a fairy-tale wonderland. Thousands of lights will illuminate the fountains and flood the gardens with a romantic light, with classical music playing in the background. To enhance your experience, bring some cheese and wine for a picnic while you enjoy the show.
For a more personalized experience in Versailles, upgrade to a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people and enjoy undivided attention from your tour guide.
The skip the line part was awesome, as the lines were very long. The tour was excellent, especially the headsets which allowed you to hear the guide no matter where you were standing. I didn't like the empty time between the fountain show and the tour which ended at 5, but we got a chance to buy the best chocolate covered cherries I have ever had from the chocolate shop across from the train station. Better be sure you have round trip train tickets back and don't miss the last train at midnight. You'll miss some of the fireworks just to be close to the entrance or you will miss that train back to Paris. They let you in at 8 to see the fountain show, but don't start the fountains up until 9, which means an hour of milling around doing nothing and waiting while all the gardens are locked and guarded. The fountain show is fabulous, and worth the trip.
I thought our guide was very thorough and informative and did a great job. I would have given a higher rating, but the customer service person (telephone) I purchased the tickets from did not understand anything about the tour and timing, resulting in us not being able to see the gardens as we were told.Closure of the palace between events and timing of last train were never explained until we were on the tour, thus causing a bad experience. The website and support staff need to provide more detail.