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  • Location:Versailles, France
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) and the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) on a full-day tour. As you wander through the Versailles Gardens, your expert guide will bring French history back to life and also explain the stories behind Marie Antoinette's Estate. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, take the opportunity to watch the amazing fountain show in the gardens. For a more personalized experience, upgrade your standard tour to a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

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Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Start your full-day tour of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a tour through the magnificent Gardens of Versailles, which contain about 210,000 flowers planted annually within the gardens’ 1,977 acres (800 hectares). Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the astounding 50 years of development of the gardens. Today, the Gardens of Versailles are one of the most visited sites in France.

Next, skip the long entrances lines and begin your guided tour through the Versailles Palace, where you’ll discover the palace’s history and significance. Learn how it functioned as the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. Explore the palace’s unique and elaborate interior, including the king’s and the queen’s state apartments. Walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors, which served as both a passageway and meeting place, before heading to the Royal Chapel.

If you plan your trip for a Sunday, add something special to your day with the amazing morning fountain show in the Gardens of Versailles. Enjoy the fantastic display of water fountains and classical music while strolling through the gardens.

After lunch (own expense), your guide will accompany you to the Grand Trianon which Louis XIV had built in 1670 as a retreat from the formality of palace life. Moving on through the vast Versailles grounds, you will then be able to enter Marie Antoinette's Estate with your guide and discover the Petit Trianon, the French Pavilion, the Queen's Hamlet and more.

To get a more personalized experience at Versailles, upgrade to a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people. This means your professional guide will completely focus on you to make the most of your time in Versailles!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an excellent tour. The tour guide Sophie was wonderful. She was energetic, informative and brought the history to life for us. We were so pleased with this tour and highly recommend her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

So first things first, a full day walking tour is a great way to see so much of the Chateau, the Petit and Grand Trianon, as well as the gardens, but be prepared to be sore the next day this from someone who has done a few half marathons. It is a lot of walking. Pauline did an excellent job with our small group tour spend the extra cash and get the small group. We were able to ask questions, she was very informative and funny. Loved the experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a great day. We especially enjoyed Claire ,our guide. She had many interesting stories which made the day memorable., very knowledgable but also funny. We were pleased we had done the full day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic tour. Very informative. Great guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Rail travel to Versailles was easy and trouble free. The tour operator's office was directly across from the station and provided us with a simple and pleasant checkin. Our small group tour of 8 people and a very pleasant, personable and knowledgeable guide was the only way to see Versailles. Save for a minor hiccup on entry, which took 30mins to sort out with an over officious, arrogant, obstinate entry official, we had a wonderful day. Our tour guide deserves considerable credit for managing such a difficult person at the same time as managing the small group. Being in a small group with a very smart guide got us through the large crowds easily and into the best vantage points for seeing each room and taking photos. The Palace itself is stunning with the highlight being the Hall of Mirrors. We then went on a short bus tour to learn a little of the town of Versailles before a considerable amount of walking to tour the Petite Trianon, Marie Antoinette's Hamlet fabulous and the Grand Trianon. We then toured the gardens and viewed some of the better Groves. Our guide was quite outstanding in her knowledge and management of the group because of the considerable amount of walking - toilet breaks provided. A fabulous day and an easy rail trip back to Paris although very crowded. Good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a great day! I highly recommend the tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and fun. Logistics were easy. The park tour is so big that it would have been nice to rent a golf cart earlier in the day. Next time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was excellent! Especially the part of the tour in the gardens. Natalie did a great job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Everything was on time. Isabelle was very nice. This tour requires a lot of walking in the gardens. The fountains appear to be working only on Sunday which is a shame.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We do recommend this full day tour, in addition to skipping the long lines, you get access to Marie Antoinette states where you can get lost if you don't have a guide. Claire was very helpful and friendly and very patient.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was fantastic. It is very long, but well worth it. Our guide was Pauline, and she was wonderful. I had been to Versaille before, but not the fountains or the Petit Trianon or Hamlet. She had lots of information throughout the tour and was so pleasant. If you have the time and can come on a Sunday when they turn on the fountains, I recommend it. The fountains are great, but the stories Pauline tells you about what happened at these events is very interesting.

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