• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Immerse yourself in the opulence and drama of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from Paris to Versailles. With your ticket, breeze past the queue and join an expert guide for a fun and informative walk through the castle and gardens. Witness the extravagance of Louis XIV – the Sun King – who built up the massive 700-room complex, adorning the space with luxuries fit for the French monarchy.

Highlights

  • Half-day, small-group tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Choose to start your tour in Paris or Versailles
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines at Versailles
  • The tour also includes the famous Versailles fountain show or musical gardens on selected days
  • Chateau of Versailles guided tour
  • Stroll through the statue-filled palace gardens
  • Small-group tour ensuring a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour from Central Paris

Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles

Choose one of the three tour options (listed in itinerary below) and make your way to central Paris to central Versailles to board your transport to the palace. Upon arrival, join your friendly guide for a small-group tour. 
Once inside, explore the lavish design and ornament that adorns every room of the enormous complex. Marvel at the more than 13,000 pieces of art and fine furnishings, the sumptuous private chambers and the elaborate gardens. With your pass, view the King’s and Queen’s luxurious apartments, the Royal Chapel, the Hall of Mirrors, the Coronation Room and the Hercules Drawing Room – a reminder that King Louis XIV glorified himself as a deity.
As you walk, enjoy your guide’s colorful commentary. Hear about the eccentricity and ambition of the French monarchy from the mid-17th century until the French Revolution. Discover the exciting details of the day in 1789 when Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were dragged from Versailles by an angry mob, to be eventually beheaded in Paris. 
Finish your tour with a stroll through the gardens, covering more than 1,800 well-manicured acres. Depending on the day and your tour option, catch the Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens show before departing.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Cindy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Although Versailles was terribly crowded, our guide Nev did a fine job navigating our group through the palace. Skip the line privileges and Nevs guidance were much appreciated.

Naveed I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Great guide. Only problem was crowds made it hard to enjoy and was suppose to be back at 5pm to Paris but didn’t get back till after 6pm

Thomas E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

One Day isn’t enough to see Versailles. It would take days to see and enjoy the entire Palace. The tour guide was very informative and spoke excellent English.

Parker United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour was everything that was advertised and I highly recommend it. There was plenty of time to tour the Palace and Gardens and even walk over to a nearby pub for a beer before boarding our bus back to Paris. Two thumbs up on this tour.

Donald F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Adam was an amazing tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting and fun. I plan on doing more research about Louis XIV after taking the tour with Adam. Skipping the line was well worth it - and the palace and gardens were gorgeous. A+ to Adam for his stories, sense of humor, and great personality!!

Whitejd16 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We were able to skip a HUGE line with this tour which was quite valuable. The tour itself was full of facts and our guide was very friendly and able to answer lots of questions. Things are a bit crowded in the palace but that's expected and our guide did a nice job navigating and giving us ample time to take pictures and explore. After, the gardens were great to see but so much to cover so you either have to a plan of what to see of casually roam through. Make sure you leave enough time to return to the bus though. All in all this was an excellent tour I would highly recommend to others.

ddhofny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great tour of the palace if you are limited in time. Saw the best of the best of the palace and a ticket to the gardens to explore in your own. Guide was very knowledgeable and a wealth of information. Wish I had longer to stay.

Laurence J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Disappointing tour at Versailles - still rated it five stars, since the issue had nothing to do with the tour, but the crowds at Versailles made it difficult to enjoy the afternoon. 90 degree day and the Palace was so overcrowded that it was difficult to enjoy.

As to the tour itself, buide was knowledgeable, meeting point was easy to find, tour bus left promptly on time. Everything within the contraol of the local operator, City Wonders, was very good. I would just highly recommend a morning tour we did the afternoon maybe it is less crowded and you can actually enjoy Versailles in the AM.

Sandra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was amazing! Our guide was very respectful of other tours but made sure we got front and centre to see what he wanted to show us and his explanations were clear and entertaining. Also, skip the line is a no brainer!

Karla C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

amazing

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