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Immerse yourself in the opulence and drama of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from Paris or 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

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

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 or 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

James H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Very good informative tour. Just the right length to see all the main rooms and much of the gardens Very informative and interesting guide who had incredible knowledge of the history of the palace, with many interesting stories giving a real insight to how they lived back in those times. Recommended

Steven B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Highly recommedended. Save time and money. Guides were terriffic

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour, great tour guide.

Susan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was well worth the money! Versailles is beautiful, but there are so many details we would have missed without her knowledge. The stories she told really made it special.

Annie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our guide was good. The palace was very crowded. The gardens were splendid even in the pouring down rain!

Bajor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour!!

Pamela Anne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great Tour!

Kailing G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Simple, no-fuss tour that saves time and effort navigating the huge compound.

michele189

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was wonderful. It was a beautiful place even in the pouring rain. Our guide was very fun, lively and knowledgable

deb.stevelucas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was sheer opulence and beauty. The gardens were amazing! The two Louis' had quite a vision for that palace.

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