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4.5 star rating: Recommended 121 Reviews

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  • Location: Versailles, France
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Once we overcame our `misreading' of the correspondence of what to do on arrival we found the trip extremely good. Our guide Elizabeth was excellent. My husband is deaf but he found the headphones very satisfactory and we loved the point that it was our guide speaking, not an audio cassette, so no turning it off and on to hear about each room. We would recommend this the best way to learn about the history of Versailles with all the little extras that a good guide gives. Sorry no photos because too intrigued to hear from our guide. Plenty of books with beautiful pictures!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Our guide was very knowledgeable about the royalty and the order in which they reigned. That was very helpful in understanding the site. She also provided a lot of background and stories that we would have missed had we not taken the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Very personable and knowledge above and beyond expectation...way to go!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Anne Sophie was an incredible guide. She was full of interesting informationa DMSO enthusiastic about all of it. A top notch tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Excellent tour and guide. It lasted just under 2 hours and we were free to continue or visit the gardens which we did.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Isabelle was very knowledgable and was able to answer our questions.it was really worth doing the group tour with only 10 people. I would give it the maximum rating excellent !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

At the time of our visit, there wasn't much of a line to get in. But you still need the guide to get the most out of your experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

We were met punctually by our guide Ann Sophie who took us on the tour. She was friendly and knowledgable. Not only did she give us vivid historical facts and descriptions of the rooms and buildings, Ann Sophie was able to name many different designers and architects from the chateau's history. Our tour ran a bit overtime in fact, due to our engaging conversation about Versailles. I would not hesitate recommending this tour to those who are interested in the chateau and discovering more about the generations of royals who lived with in it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Loved the tour Xavier was very knowledgable the palace was way over the top but still enjoyed it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Very well organised, the company even rang in the morning to check if we needed any directions to the meeting point. Excellent tour guide. Just the right amount of historical content. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

We like to plan ahead so we booked the tickets 2 months before our tour of Versailles. On the day of our tour we caught the wrong train and arrived at the ticket desk in Versalles 20 minutes late. Fortunately, Stephania was there to greet us and save the day! She said, " Yes, that tour has already left. Do you realize that your tickets are for tomorrow? But but let's see what we can do. I know when traveling, it's easy to get your days confused. Ok, here we go, would you be able to join a tour leaving in 45 minutes?" I almost kissed her!" We enjoyed coffee and carrot cake nearby and before we knew it we were called for our tour. Since we had our tickets, we were able to skip the lengthy line where hundreds waited to enter. Another saving grace was the earphones handed out by our tour guide. We were able to hear about the palace with ease. The Palace and gardens were magnificent but the crowds were shoulder to shoulder inside. I've submitted a few photos of my favorite areas. Thanks again Stephania for saving our day at Versilles!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Excellent tour! It was worth the money by just being able to skip the line! Very informative and beautiful grounds! We opted for the 10 or less group, and that just made everything so much easier to maneuver around. Also, enjoyed our lunch at Angelina!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

It was an exceptional tour. Liked every aspect of it. Skipping lines is the best! The tour guide was very informative and she was extremely knowledgeable of the subject area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Great tour guide and beautiful grounds

Michelle E
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Amazing and so concise!
Was a bit unorganised to begin with, but the guide was terrific and we saw everything despite the heavy crowd traffic.
Excellent.

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