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This is a must see site when visiting Paris. There was a train strike while we were there but was still able to get to Versailles by metro and bus. The guide was knowledgeable and was able to give a lot of information. We really enjoyed the gardens and fountains. We also were able to see other parts of the palace that weren't included in the tour when we had a break for lunch. This is an all-day tour that I would highly recommend.
First - BOOK EARLY. If you want an English speaking guide this is the only way to go - don't try to show up at the Palace early and wait to get in, or get a tour guide. Second - If you can do this in 2 days instead, I recommend that because this is a grueling pace and a LOT of walking aka - miles/kilometers/40K steps. I'm in excellent shape...this was exhausting.
Third - Expect crowds. The guides give you headsets so you can hear them clearly, and they move QUICKLY through the rooms. Lines for food and restrooms are 20 mins long.
Buy the box lunch/picnic. We were given a lunch break - but the lines were so long - no one got lunch, or water, or restrooms in the time allowed. In fact, we didn't stop for a restroom break at all, ever. Our guide did let us get some orange juice in the Hamlet, thank goodness! we wanted the lunch, but check in took so long they could not give it to us...so check in a LOT EARLIER than they say!
Marie Antoinette's apartments are closed for renovation until 2018. Do the Princesses' Apartments instead, they're beautiful and hung with master works by Jean Marc Nattier. More than the Louvre here.
Musical fountains were great - the guide is your best way to see them as they know which ones are on at what time - so you don't waste more walking.
Great guides, excellent knowledge - If I only had 1 day, I'd do this. But it's better in 2 days. But please Viator - BATHROOM BREAKS!
This was the best day of my WHOLE trip. Oue tour guide was unbelievable and I wish I had taken a tour with her every day! xx
Fabulous tour! Definitely a recommend!
The detailed information our tour guide provided about Versailles, the Grand and Petit Trianon and the garden was incredible. I had toured Versailles on my own many years ago and would highly recommend this tour. Well worth the investment to be able to appreciate the grandeur and understand the history.
Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited on a day with the fountain show and I would highly recommend it.
So worth it!! Tour guild was very knowledgeable and even though there were some hiccups, the guilds got us through it without too much trouble. Would highly reccomend as they navigate you trough the gardens so you can get so much out of this massive estate. The hamlet was even more than expected!
What an amazing place...definitely do this one. Great guide and we spent the whole day there!
Our tour guide I believe was named Anne Sophia. Wonderful tour guide, very passionate and knew her history. I loved that she was French, but spoke english very clearly. Thankyou Anne Sophia for enhancing our full day tour in Versaille!
The guide was full of knowledge and seeing the WHOLE palace and the gardens with a guide is a MUST!
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