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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

When I booked this trip my Husband wasn't thrilled with how long it was. He loved it! Isabel was our guide. She is very knowledgable and funny. Pack your most comfortable shoes and book this tour! The time goes by very quickly and you learn so much and see so much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide, Pauline, was excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The day we were there, it unfortunately rained but this is a must do trip. Our guide Isabel showed us so many things! This is not a tour for those who can't walk far or have poor endurance. We walked nearly all day. One important note is that we signed up for a Sunday tour which is heavy with visitors. We did this because of the water show only on Sundays. However, if you've been to the Bellagio in Vegas, you've seen much better. If we were to do over again, we'd go on a Tues -- Thurs where there's less crowds. We took the metro from Paris then connected to a train. BE SURE TO GET A TRAIN TICKET and not use your metro ticket only. We didn't know and were fined 60 Euro for riding the train without the right ticket. It takes about 1 hr to get to Versailles from Paris including connection times so give yourself ample schedule time. Enjoy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

After seeing the very long queues upon arrival at Versailles we were so glad we booked the Skip the Line tour. Our guide Pauline was brilliant. She was extremely knowledgable and kept our small group totally entertained during the tour. Versailles itself is absolutely amazing and a full day is definitely required to take in the grandeur of not only the Palace but also the grounds and the picturesque Grand and Petite Trianon. No hesitation in recommending this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our tour guide was Pauline. She was fantastic. My mother particularly enjoyed the way she made everything fun and exciting with her stories of the history. We started off in the palace in the morning, visiting the different rooms and the hall of mirrors. The chandeliers were amazing. Thank goodness we had Pauline. She let us skip the line, which was great as the lines otherwise were hours long. She got us into the best spots for photographs and gave us stories in each room of the history. It was very crowded and she made sure to keep us all together. There were only a few of us on this tour, but we could have easily gotten lost. After lunch on our own, we headed to the Trianon and Marie Antionette's Estate. The farm was gorgeous and I do wish we could have spent a little more time there exploring. When we got back to the palace gardens, the fountains were on and they were spectacular. It was a lot of walking, about 5 miles over the course of 7 hours, but well worth it. I am glad we had Pauline to guide us as it would have been a very harrowing experience on our own and we wouldn't have been able to see so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

The tour was wonderful. It was a very thorough tour of Versailles. We had a very knowledgeable and accommodating guide, that took her time and was happy to answer any questions we had along the way. She was on time and didn't rush us through the tour. Great day!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

My daughter and I had a wonderful tour of Versailles with our knowledgeable, humorous and dedicated guide Paula (Paulina?). She was spirited and filled with back history and behind the door insights into life at Versailles during the period the palace was lived in by the royal families that made it all relevant to the building and grounds. It was a nine mile trek in all (Fitbit) so be sure to wear comfortable shoes...it is worth the exercise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Had been to Versailles before but had never visited gardens. The tour guide was excellent and extremely knowledgeable. Our tour was a small group of four and the only way to go! The guide was able to address our specific and individualized questions, therefore, being able to go into great depth when the occasion occurred.
Have good walking shoes and bring along an extra camera battery. You’ll need both! We walked for about six hours and literally covered the entire grounds. Exploring the grounds was an incredible adventure! Marie Antoinette’s Estate was the ” Cerise sur le gateau”

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

As a family we enjoyed the full day at Versailles. Our guide Clare was fantastic and gave us plenty of anecdotes about the Royals who lived there. It was a great extra touch when Clare provided bread for the kids to feed the ducks and fish in Marie Antoinette's garden.It was a very small tour group of our 5 plus two which made it very relaxed to do the whole day. We did it on a Sunday and the fountain display was fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

We had such a wonderful time on our full day tour of Versailles! Our guide was fantastic, engaging and took the time to answer all questions. Our morning tour had 12 people, but most had signed up for the morning only and the entire afternoon was only six people, it was wonderful! This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Tip: Wear comfortable shoes/ sneakers. There is a LOT of walking!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Very small group; our guide, Pauline, was very friendly and she shared lots of interesting information. It was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

AWESOME! All I can say is what a line... it had to be a mile long and we walked right past everyone. I felt sort of bad. Our guide was nice, fun, polite and very informative. The only thing I would point out is this is an extremely physical tour. A lot if stairs and walking. But, I'd do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Pauline was the most wonderful enthusiastic and knowledgable young lady. She told us all about Versailles Chateau and after lunch walked with us for 3 hours through petit and grand Trianon and the hamlet and gardens.
Whatever you do - do the small group tour. - more than worth it
It all came to life with her commentary

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Our guide was excellent. Spoke and understood very good English and had a good understanding of English humour.
She was very knowledgeable and informative. We were lucky enough to be in a group of only 4, so it really was a special occasion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was fantastic with only four in our group. Our tour- guide, Sophie -Anne was knowledgeable, interesting and interested so we gained the most out of our visit. Without her we would not have seen nor appreciated as much as we did. Beating the queue was decidedly an advantage of this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Outstanding experience! Guide Ariette was knowledgeable, interesting, and navigated us through the palace, the gardens, and Trianon! The August crowds were crazy, but Ariette made sure we had a great experience!

John Baillie
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Pauline was very knowledgeable about Versailles and we enjoyed the tour very much. We never could have seen all of the fountains and different parts of the chateau without her expertise and know-how of where to go and when. We saw the chateau, the Hamlet, about half of the fountains, the Petite Trianon, the Grand Trianon, and the Orangerie. We ended up walking 16 miles that day! Couldn't have seen it it all if we didn't skip the line...definitely worth the price. Pauline said the wait can be up to 4 hours on a typical day! Just to get inside!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

We had wet weather but it didn't detract from our wonderful tour. Our tour leader Sophie was great and ensured our day was a lovely memorable one. Sophie was very knowledgeable and knew all the best things to see and views of the gardens. You need to be prepared to walk and be on your feet all day but we did not find this strenuous or difficult at all. Probably not advisable for anyone who cannot spend 8 hours on their feet standing and walking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

So worth it! The lines waiting outside we're outrageous. We simply walked right past them. Our guide, Collette, was passionate about this tour and provided so many interesting details that would not be proved without a guide or using an audio guide. It was so crowded which would normally make it difficult to hear our guide. But using the transmitters and earbuds, we had no problem hearing all the information. A long day, but so worthwhile.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This tour is defn worth it, it was wonderful and our guide Isabella was very friendly and informative she knew her stuff!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

No waiting in line even though the palace was crowded. Our guide spoke fluent English. The tour was all day which was relatively grueling but at the same time energizing. Probably the best guided tour I've ever been on and I've been on scores.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The full day tour was excellent, our guide Claire was amazing and very informative. The palace was quite busy but she led us through fairly easily making sure we got to the front in all rooms to admire them. We also got to see both the petite and grand trianons and a lot of the gardens. A fantastic day!

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