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Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

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4 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more

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

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour is perfect for those short on time who want the ease of transport and skip-the-line access.
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.

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Great tour guide!
JohnCoby
, Aug 2019
The guide made this tour great!!! Very interesting. Skip the line a MUST! We saved 2.5 hours! The time at the palace and an hour in the gardens was just right.
Indispensable for a Versailles trip.
471patrickc
, Aug 2019
Indispensable for a Versailles trip.not only skip the line, but a knowledgeable guide. Christine our guide was excellent and helpful. She stood her ground when another guide got pushy. Thank you!!
Loved it - Christina was awesome
bassettsofmaryland
, Aug 2019
Our guide, Christina (Romania), was incredibly knowledgeable aboit the history if Versailles. She was exceptionally easy to understand - the best of our 4 Viator tours so far (2 were booked AAA, 2 by us - one to go in London). Would recommend her to any English speaking tour.
I gave this a 1 because Zero was not available
graciegrace2019
, Aug 2019
This summer (July 2019) I went on Vacation in Edinburgh, London, and Paris. I booked many tours through viator but after the Versailles Experience i think I may start to work locally with other tour companies moving forward. This tour was by far the worst I have ever been on, the guide was almost 30 min late, spoke english very poorly, read information about the palace off of a pamphlet and just seemed unaware of what she was doing the entire tour. There was a point in the tour where we decided to turn our headset audio dials to another guides channel because she seemed to have no idea what she was doing or saying. The name of the company was City Wonders LTD beware and after I complained directly to the people no one seem to care. Do Not use "Tania" you will be disappointed. The only part that was worth it was the fact that we were able to avoid a long line to get in but other than that they failed miserably, the "gude" was not a local and the part of the tour that was meant to be "guided" served no purpose since she new nothing about Versailles. I would love a refund since we spent over $2000 in tours through Viator. Big Disappointment
Versailles palace !
eddieh644
, Jul 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Versailles Palace with our guide Christina! She really was amazing ! I have 3 kids which were extremely interested in what she was saying about the history, the palace etc! They didn’t wine at all during the tour which is quite unlike them! Christine was a fantastic tour guide! I would definitely recommend her to anyone !!!! Unfortunately it was verrrrry HOT that day. I would recommend that you make sure to bring lots of water to keep you hydrated as the lines in the cafes can be quite long!
Wow Versailles is amazing
Worldtravler1965
, Jul 2019
We totally enjoyed our visit to Versailles, Manuel was a wonderful insightful funny guide who made our experience top notch. I would not change a thing be sure to pick skip the line tours with guides otherwise your visit will also include 3-4 hours of waiting in lines!
Versailles Palace & Garden Tour
lme4321
, Jun 2019
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we did enjoy our visit. However, it was very crowded inside the palace and we kept hearing our guide tell us that our group had paid extra to have "priority access" and that we shouldn't let those that hadn't get in front of us, or in our way. We were not about to start pushing people around to get up front, so we just milled through with our group and saw all we wanted to see.
Versailles Palace and Gardens
Trip08856714266
, Jun 2019
My wife and I joined the trip last June 8, 2019 and it was a very memorable one. We were in Paris two years ago and we weren’t able to visit Versailles at that time. The palace is very impressive and the garden is simply awesome. The 4-hour trip trip is really worth it and our tour guide, Alex, is amazing. He is very knowledgeable about the place and he shared practically everything with us. We are looking forward to another visit in the future.
Excellent overview of Palace and Gardens
Kristy K
, Jun 2019
Julia was a terrific guide through the Palace and Gardens, even with the crowds. She expertly mixes facts and humor. She had a wonderful way of making history understandable. So happy we had her for this tour.
Beautiful palace
yumm2011
, May 2019
The guide was wonderful. He was funny, kind, and knowledgeable. The palace has interesting history and anecdotes that I wouldn’t have known had it not been for our guide. It was so crowded, I can’t imagine how long I would’ve waited in line if I didn’t do this tour.

Product code: 3731VERSAILLES

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