Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

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  • Location: Versailles, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5460VERSAILLES

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles on a half-day tour. Your expert guide will bring French history back to life as you walk through the Palace of Versailles, where King Louis XIV officially settled his court and government in 1682. Soak in the palace’s Baroque architecture, admire the rooms full of art and see how some of the most infamous members of nobility really lived. Plus, avoid the long entry lines with this skip-the-line ticket!


Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Skip the line

Start your half-day Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) tour with a walk through the magnificent Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles), which contain about 210,000 flowers that are planted annually within the gardens’ 1,980 acres (800 hectares). During the summer your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the development of the gardens, which are one of the most-visited attractions in France. In winter, you are free to explore the gardens at your own pace, without a guided tour.

Next, bypass the queues with your skip-the-line admission into the palace! Enjoy a guided tour through the Palace of Versailles, where you’ll learn about the palace’s history, including its function as the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. Explore the palace’s unique interior rooms, including the King’s and the Queen’s State Apartments, the Royal Chapel and the Hall of Mirrors, which served as a passageway and meeting place.

Choose to visit Versailles on a Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday during the summer (April to October) and your ticket will also include entrance to the musical gardens (Tuesday) or musical fountain shows (Saturday and Sunday). Take some extra time after your half-day guided tour to watch the wonderful fountain displays set to classical music and discover the gardens at your own pace.

For a more intimate tour of Versailles, upgrade to the small-group tour. This option is limited to just 10 people, meaning you’ll receive personal attention from your professional guide so you can make the most of your time at Versailles.


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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Versailles

Departure Time:
April 1 - October 31: 9:30am
November 1 - March 31: 10:15am
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point


Pricing information

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Standard Tour in English
Code: ENSTANDARD

Standard Versailles Half-Day Tour with a maximum of 30 people and an English-speaking guide.

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AUD41.93
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Standard Tour with Garden Show
Code: ENSTANDARDGAR

Standard Versailles Half-Day Tour with a maximum of 30 people and an English-speaking guide. Entrance tickets to the musical gardens and musical fountain show included.

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AUD75.63
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Small-Group Tour in English
Code: ENSMALL

Small-Group Versailles Half-Day Tour with a maximum of 10 people and an English-speaking guide.

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AUD71.89
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Small-Group with Garden Show
Code: ENSMALLGAR

Small-group Versailles Half-Day Tour with a maximum of 10 people and an English-speaking guide. Entrance tickets to the musical gardens and musical fountain show included.

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AUD105.58
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Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

Inclusions:

  • Admission ticket to Palace of Versailles
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the garden shows (only if option selected)

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport to/from attractions

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The guided tour of the gardens is only available during the summer season (April to October)
  • The musical gardens (Tuesday) and musical fountain shows (Saturday and Sunday) only take place during the summer. If you select this option, you will be able to watch the shows after your half-day guided tour has finished.

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Paul B, September 2014

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Marcia H, September 2014

Our Versailles trip was perfect, thanks to our tour with Amandine. The small group was a perfect size to make the tour more conversational and personalized. Amandine shared lots of interesting history, as expected, but also shared insights and stories. When we went inside the "chateau," our group would sometimes get split up in the crowds. But Amandine's voice heard clearly through the blue tooth speaker system into our earphones kept us informed and eased us back together in each of the rooms. A really good system! At times, we had to listen carefully to understand her French-accented English, but that was a minor point and far overshadowed by a great tour. I highly recommend this way of seeing Versailles.

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