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

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.

Highlights

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles with a guided tour of the Palace and orientation tour of the Versailles Gardens
  • Explore the King's and Queen's State apartment, the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Chapel
  • Discover the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon and Marie Antoinette's Estate with your guide
  • See the spectacular morning fountain show (optional and on Sunday only)
  • Upgrade to a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people, ensuring a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

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 2014

Our 'skip the line' tour of Versailles Palace and Gardens was simply superb. In our party of 4, three had never been there before and were blown away by the whole experience. Our tour guide, Sophie, was sensational, opening up a side of the Palace we all found fascinating to learn about. We also appreciated that the Palace deserved a full day tour. A half day would never have done it justice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Pauline was fantastic, she was extremely knowledgeable , quite hilarious at times. She included everyone in the tour in an individual way with the things we were viewing. There is a fair bit of walking, but well worth the time and effort. Pauline clearly is superlative guide, her humour and knowledge set her apart.

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