Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

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  • Location: Versailles, France
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5460VERSAILLES_DAY

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.


Highlights

  • 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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Versailles
Departure Time:
10:15am
Return Details:

Returns to original departure point


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Standard Tour in English
Code: ENSTANDARD

Standard Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour with a maximum of 30 people and English-speaking guide. Tour departs at 10:15am.

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$110.48
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Standard English: Fountain
Code: ENSTANDARDFOU

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

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$124.30
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Small-Group Tour in English
Code: ENSMALL

Small-Group Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour, with a maximum of 10 people and English-speaking guide. Tour departs at 10:15am.

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$138.10
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Small-Group English: Fountain
Code: ENSMALLFOU

Small-Group Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour, with a maximum of 10 people and English-speaking guide. Tour includes the Versailles fountain show and departs at 10:15am.

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$151.92
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Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Skip the Line: Versailles Full-Day Tour

Inclusions:

  • Admission ticket to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles and Marie Antoinette's Estate
  • Professional guide
  • Fountain show tickets (Sunday only)

Exclusions:

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


Additional Information:

  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Emily G, August 2014

Pauline was very knowledgeable about Versailles and we enjoyed the tour very much. We never could have seen all of the fountains and different parts of the chateau without her expertise and know-how of where to go and when. We saw the chateau, the Hamlet, about half of the fountains, the Petite Trianon, the Grand Trianon, and the Orangerie. We ended up walking 16 miles that day! Couldn't have seen it it all if we didn't skip the line...definitely worth the price. Pauline said the wait can be up to 4 hours on a typical day! Just to get inside!

Reviewed by: Michelle C, August 2014

We had wet weather but it didn't detract from our wonderful tour. Our tour leader Sophie was great and ensured our day was a lovely memorable one. Sophie was very knowledgeable and knew all the best things to see and views of the gardens. You need to be prepared to walk and be on your feet all day but we did not find this strenuous or difficult at all. Probably not advisable for anyone who cannot spend 8 hours on their feet standing and walking.

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