• Location: Versailles, France
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Make the most of your visit to the incomparable Versailles Palace and Gardens with a full-day tour. Stroll through the Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles) with your guide, who helps bring the history of the UNESCO-listed site to life and offers insights into Marie Antoinette's Estate. Tour the opulent Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles). Visitors on Sunday can take advantage of the weekly spectacular fountain show in the gardens.

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Begin your full-day exploration of the UNESCO-listed Versailles with a walk through the expansive Versailles Gardens, one of the most visited places in the country.

The huge space, covering 1,977 acres (800 hectares), blooms with roughly 210,000 flowers planted each year. Learn more about the history of the gardens and how they were used from your expert guide.

Take advantage of skip-the-line access to avoid waiting at the entrance to the Versailles Palace, where you'll go on the next stop on your guided tour. Learn how this extravagant place was both a private home for the royal family and the center of political power from 1682 until 1789. Walk through the king's and queen's apartments, the fabulous Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Chapel.

Visitors who are at Versailles on a Sunday get an added bonus of seeing a fountain show in the morning in the gardens. The ornate fountain show is coordinated to a classical music soundtrack, which makes a morning walk through the gardens even more delightful.

Take a break for lunch (own expense), then follow your guide to the Grand Trianon. Louis XIV had this lodge built in 1670 to offer respite from the formal palace. Next, visit Marie Antoinette's Estate, where you'll see the Petit Trianon – the queen's private retreat – along with the French Pavilion and Queen's Hamlet.

Customer Reviews

Diane P France

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Our tour guide, Anne Sophie, was very knowledgeable about the history of Versailles. She transported us back in time with lots of fun facts about each of the Louis'. She kept us all together and made sure we didn't miss anything. The fountain show was beautiful. We were very happy that it was a cool day. There is a lot of walking, and the palace could get very warm in summer months. I would highly recommend this tour.

Paul W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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.

keeleycollins037

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

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!

Kyle T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

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

Gina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Fabulous tour! Definitely a recommend!

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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.

Kathleen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We visited on a day with the fountain show and I would highly recommend it.

rwilcox13

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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!

Helen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

What an amazing place...definitely do this one. Great guide and we spent the whole day there!

MARIA M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

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!

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