Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) and the Versailles Gardens (Jardins de Versailles) on a full-day tour. As you wander through the Versailles Gardens, your expert guide will bring French history back to life and also explain the stories behind Marie Antoinette's Estate. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, take the opportunity to watch the amazing fountain show in the gardens. For a more personalized experience, upgrade your standard tour to a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.
- All entrance fees included
- Skip the line
- Led by a local guide
Start your full-day tour of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a tour through the magnificent Gardens of Versailles, which contain about 210,000 flowers planted annually within the gardens’ 1,977 acres (800 hectares). Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the astounding 50 years of development of the gardens. Today, the Gardens of Versailles are one of the most visited sites in France.
Next, skip the long entrances lines and begin your guided tour through the Versailles Palace, where you’ll discover the palace’s history and significance. Learn how it functioned as the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. Explore the palace’s unique and elaborate interior, including the king’s and the queen’s state apartments. Walk through the famous Hall of Mirrors, which served as both a passageway and meeting place, before heading to the Royal Chapel.
If you plan your trip for a Sunday, add something special to your day
with the amazing morning fountain show in the Gardens of Versailles.
Enjoy the fantastic display of water fountains and classical music while
strolling through the gardens.
After lunch (own expense), your guide will accompany you to the Grand Trianon which Louis XIV had built in 1670 as a retreat from the formality of palace life. Moving on through the vast Versailles grounds, you will then be able to enter Marie Antoinette's Estate with your guide and discover the Petit Trianon, the French Pavilion, the Queen's Hamlet and more.
To get a more personalized experience at Versailles, upgrade to a small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people. This means your professional guide will completely focus on you to make the most of your time in Versailles!
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Standard Tour in English
Standard Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour with a maximum of 30 people and English-speaking guide. Tour departs at 10:15am.
Standard English: Fountain
Standard Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour with a maximum of 30 people and English-speaking guide. Tour includes the Versailles fountain show and departs at 10:15am
Small-Group Tour in English
Small-Group Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour, with a maximum of 10 people and English-speaking guide. Tour departs at 10:15am.
Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour
- Admission ticket to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles and Marie Antoinette's Estate
- Professional guide
- Fountain show tickets (Sunday only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A considerable amount of walking is involved. Not recommended for people with difficulties walking or standing for long periods of time
Reviewed by: Chezcole, September 2014
AWESOME! All I can say is what a line... it had to be a mile long and we walked right past everyone. I felt sort of bad. Our guide was nice, fun, polite and very informative. The only thing I would point out is this is an extremely physical tour. A lot if stairs and walking. But, I'd do it again.
Reviewed by: melly, September 2014
Pauline was the most wonderful enthusiastic and knowledgable young lady. She told us all about Versailles Chateau and after lunch walked with us for 3 hours through petit and grand Trianon and the hamlet and gardens.
Whatever you do - do the small group tour. - more than worth it
It all came to life with her commentary