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Time4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
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

Versailles Palace Walking Tour includes but is not limited to:
  • Palace of Versailles + Gardens – King and Queen's Apartments, the Chapel, the 17th century galleries and the Hall of Mirrors, Hercules Drawing Room, Salon of Abundance, Venus Room, Diana Room (with a bust of Louis XIV by Bernini), Mars Room, Mercury Room, Apollo Room, War Room, Peace Room, King's bedroom, Queen's bedchamber, Salon of the Nobles, Coronation Room, Royal Chapel
  • Palace of Versailles + Fountain Display – See the magnificent Versailles fountain show, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the exclusive groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. No show on Thursday.
  • Palace of Versailles + Musical Gardens Show – Be enchanted by the musical gardens event –the Jardins Musicaux, as it’s known. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the beautiful surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. The musical gardens event runs on Tuesday. No show on Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.

Reviews

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A
, Oct 2018

Palace and gardens were beautiful as expected, but Adam, our tour guide, made Versailles come alive!

P
, Oct 2018

The tour was a nice addition to our trip, bus was clean and punctual our guide Lucia was very knowledgeable and courteous, very cordial and took good care of us. Enjoyed the experience wry much

L
, Oct 2018

Contrary to the title of the tour, you will still have to wait in line for the timed entrance to the palace. We had tickets for a 10:45 entrance and did not get into the palace until 11:10. Numerous other tour groups had tickets for the same time and some were even allowed entry with a 10:50 time before our group.

j
, Oct 2018

We were never picked up for our visit to Versaille. Upon calling Viatore about this, we discovered they are just middlemen and basically have nothing to do with any problems a tour might incure. The real tour operator, City Wonders, would give us credit for the tour but recharge an additional 20%. My suggestion is to book all tours through your hotel concierge, price is the same and no problems.

C
, Oct 2018

Wow !!! what a tour, what a place and what a good guide it is a can't miss if you are in the neighborhood !

L
, Oct 2018

Highly recommend! Tour was excellent. Guide was very well informed about Versailles and was entertaining as well. Flawless from start to finish with comfortable transportation to and from the venue.

M
, Sep 2018

This could have been a much better tour had the tour guide spoke slower and allowed the entire group to gather before moving on the the next room. There were several of us between 68 - 90 and I personally asked her twice to slow down but she didnt do that.

l
, Sep 2018

Skip the line tour is the only way to go. Our guide was knowledgeable. She knew which rooms to visit and told us about all the Louis'. I would have been easier to understand if we were given a family tree on the bus before we arrived at Versailles. Also, we had a bit of trouble finding the meeting place before getting on the bus.

P
, Aug 2018

This tour was just okay. It was extremely crowded (there were times we were literally pushed through the rooms), the radios they provided only worked sporadically and although our guide was knowledgeable, he focused on historical facts, and really didn't share much about the palace. There wasn't much explanation about the rooms or what they were used for, which would have been interesting. This tour is probably worth it, simply to skip the long lines (although we still spent about 30-40 minutes waiting before getting in), but honestly, I'm not sure the palace is even worth it. If I had it to do over, I'd skip the palace and spend the day at a museum instead.

C
, Aug 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.


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