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Book* by March 15, 2017 and travel until March 31, 2017 to save 15% off our previously offered price!
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Imagine how the extravagance of Versailles was part of everyday life for Marie Antoinette during a 4-hour guided tour of the palace with an optional fountain show. Take advantage of skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines at the start of your tour. Gaze in wonder at the Royal Apartments and the Queen’s Apartments, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix. Explore the expansive gardens on your own after the palace tour.

Highlights

  • 4-hour Palace of Versailles guided tour from Paris
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to beat the queues
  • Marvel at Louis XIV's and Marie Antoinette's Royal Apartments
  • Explore the drawing rooms and bed chambers of the ‘dauphin’ and ‘dauphine’
  • Discover the spectacular Hall of Mirrors with your guide
  • Gain insight into royal life in 17th- and 18th-century France
  • Stroll through the statue-filled palace gardens at your leisure
  • Optional musical fountains show

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Versailles is a must-see and this tour makes it easy with skip-the-line admission. In addition to a guided tour, you get free time to stroll the impeccably manicured gardens. And the summertime fountain shows are marvelous!

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What You Can Expect

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

Explore the spectacular Palace of Versailles

Meet your guide for either your morning or afternoon Versailles tour at the pick-up point of Pyramides in central Paris. Climb into the comfortable air-conditioned coach for the roughly 1-hour drive to Versailles.

The Palace of Versailles was originally built as a relatively modest hunting retreat for Louis XIII in 1623, but his successor — Louis XIV — expanded it and turned it into the symbol of luxury and extravagance that we know today. The palace we see today was completed in 1710, and remains one of the most famous palaces in Europe.

When you arrive, walk past the queues with your guide thanks to your skip-the-line access. Follow along as your guide walks you through the Royal Apartments where the King and Queen of France, Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, once spent the majority of their time.

Visit the apartments of the Dauphin and Dauphine — the heirs apparent to the throne. See the various drawing rooms, private studies and bed chambers where the royal family once lived, and imagine what life might have been like for them in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Continue to one of the most photographed parts of Versailles, the Hall of Mirrors, built in 1678. Look around as your guide explains its most important features. The Hall of Mirrors leads from the Royal Apartments to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix.

At the conclusion of your palace tour, enjoy some free time to explore the gardens at your leisure. Walk through the perfect gardens, studded with statues and sculptures, and admire the incredible fountains. On Saturday nights in the summer, those fountain displays are set to music that dates from the time of Louis XIV’s court for a memorable visual and auditory experience.

After your free time in the Versailles garden, rejoin your guide at the appointed location to climb back into the coach for the return drive to Paris.

Please note: Visits on the first Sunday of every month will be unguided, and you will be provided with an audio guide.

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Customer Reviews

ashton_neufeld

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. The bus was comfortable and our tour guide was great. In the winter months they do not the fountains going so the garden tour was still okay. Everything was beautiful and our guide was great.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

excelente visita. lo recomendamos 100

marciewelker

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

The tour was on time, exactly as explained in your offering. The tour representative was very knowledgeable and polite. A very good value for the money.

Jecha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This visit is very recommeded, the palace is impressive and the trip by ground allows you to see the city and architecture, our guide was amazing and explained every detail of the palace and halls, then you have some time on your own to stroll at the gardens or come back to chambers that caught your attention. This place is a very important piece of French history so either you do a guided tour or your own, you need to come here.

barb

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Guide was well informed and explained all of the highlights of the tour. Well worth the price!

Armen V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Was great

Roy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

great tour, fantastic guide, learned a lot and the Palace is beyond anyone's imagination.

thelmawillett

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The Palace of Versailles is a must see for everyone visiting Paris. It is a stunning place with a rich history. Our tour guide shared details that you don't learn in textbooks. We left the place with more knowledge that we will keep forever.

Angela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Beautiful bus ride on a clean modern double decker bus. Enjoyed the information from our tour guide. Also enjoyed the freedom to revisit or continue to explore any areas during our informal times. Very punctual. Would have loved to have had a bottle of water included on the bus ride for both travelling to and from destination.

Perry T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Comfortable motor coach departs from central Paris behind Louvre, for a relatively short trip. Getting into, or out of Paris can take some time traffic. I went to three chateaus south of Paris which were unique, but Versailles was the most opulent, with the best grounds. Of course there is a lot more people to contend with, which detracts a little. The tour is on a tight schedule entering at a specific time. Tour guide was obviously knowledgeable. There was sufficient time for photos inside, and about an hour and a half outside before entering.

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