Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles on a half-day tour. Your expert guide will bring French history back to life as you walk through the Palace of Versailles, where King Louis XIV officially settled his court and government in 1682. Soak in the palace’s Baroque architecture, admire the rooms full of art and see how some of the most infamous members of nobility really lived. Plus, avoid the long entry lines with this skip-the-line ticket!
- Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles
- Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles and orientation tour of the Versailles Gardens
- Explore the King's and Queen's State apartment, the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Chapel
- Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to only 10 people
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Start your half-day Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) tour with a walk through the magnificent Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles), which contain about 210,000 flowers that are planted annually within the gardens’ 1,980 acres (800 hectares). Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the development of the gardens, which are one of the most-visited attractions in France.
Next, bypass the queues with your skip-the-line admission into the palace! Enjoy a guided tour through the Palace of Versailles, where you’ll learn about the palace’s history, including its function as the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. Explore the palace’s unique interior rooms, including the King’s and the Queen’s State Apartments, the Royal Chapel and the Hall of Mirrors, which served as a passageway and meeting place.
For a more intimate tour of Versailles, upgrade to the small-group tour. This option is limited to just 10 people, meaning you’ll receive personal attention from your professional guide so you can make the most of your time at Versailles.
Reviewed by Richard B, May 2013
We were pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to find your office in Versailles and by our tour guide Aurora. Skip the line was right! There were long lines at the palace gates but we walked straight in. Aurora was friendly and very informative about both the gardens and the palace, and despite the crowds inside the palace, she managed to communicate with our tour group and keep us together fairly well. We would not have gotten even half as much out of seeing the palace, without also doing the guided tour.
Reviewed by Deborah M, May 2013
Great informative tour, definitely the way to see Berlin