Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

4 Absolutely loved it! 613 Reviews

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050VRS_VRG
Throughout the tour your guide-interpreter will bring back to life the history of the Palace of Versailles where, from 1682, Louis XIV officially settled his court and his government. In particular, you will discover the Great Royal Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's Apartments.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included
Take advantage of some free time at the end of the excursion to stroll through the French gardens surrounded by sculptures (statues, busts, marble vases) made from 1661 by teams of sculptors initially supervised by Charles Le Brun, the King's favorite painter.

Versailles Fountain Show Special Program:
April 3rd to October 31st (Saturdays & Sundays) and May 18th to June 29th (Tuesdays). For a selected time you have the option to see the magnificent fountain displays, which reveal the skill and artistry of 3 centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.

Please note:
The first Sunday of each month the visit will be unguided, you will be provided with an audio guide.




Recent Photos of this Tour


Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pyramides, central Paris.
Departure Time:
8:45am or 2pm
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

AM tour in English
Code: VAMEN

Morning tour departing at 8:45am with English speaking guide, including entry and guided tour through Palace of Versailles. (1st Sunday of the month via audio guide)

From
$107.94
Pricing details
PM tour in English
Code: VAPEN

Afternoon tour departing at 2pm with English speaking guide, including entry and guided tour through Palace of Versailles. (1st Sunday of the month via audio guide)

From
$94.28
Pricing details
PM Tour in English & Fountain
Code: VSEN

Afternoon tour departs at 2pm (English guide). Tour includes Palace of Versailles entry & guided tour. Also, the Versailles Fountain Show Special Program (approx. 8 euros per adult) tickets included.

From
$118.87
Pricing details

Pricing information

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

Versailles Guided Tour with Optional Fountain Show

Inclusions:
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entrance fees into Palace
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter (except first Sunday of each month where an audio guide will be provided)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
Voucher Info:
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Anna-Lynn, July 2014

This was a fantastic way to see Versailles. For people with a limited amount of time - the direct bus ride out and knowledgeable guides made it very pleasant - even though it was raining. I have been to Versailles before - took the Metro, walked the 10 minutes to the gates and waited for over an hour to go through the doors. The "skip-the-line" tour was a fantastic and interesting way to see parts of Versailles that I have never seen. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave a well-paced and informative history of the palace. However, I was disappointed in that the fountains were only running on the week-end - and it had been advertised that they were also on Tuesdays - the reason for us booking that day. And - considering how big Versailles is - next time I would probably want to go for the whole day - walk through the gardens a bit, take the train for their guided tour ride - and have some time to sit and have a lunch and soak up the beauty and ambiance of the palace. With a young teenager in tow, this was the perfect timing and tour to introduce him to such an impressive place - especially considering it was raining and too cold to appreciate the gardens - something that is definitely more suitable for a warm, sunny day. I would certainly recommend this kind of tour to anyone who wants to be introduced to the beauty and history of this incredible place, especially if they have a limited amount of time to take in the many sights in Paris. One consideration - considering the bus ride is at least 40 minutes - could the guide point out interesting landmarks along the way - give a bit of a history preamble about Versailles along the way - basically to prime the uninformed tourist who has no knowledge of the palace. Thank you

Reviewed by: Lorelei C, July 2014

It is worth taking this tour if you really want to see the palace interior. This saved us so much time by skipping the horrible line in the entrance. I cannot imagine my family doing this without taking this tour package.

From $94.28

View price calendar



1.

Select Travel Date

Flexible date guarantee


2.

Enter total number of travelers:

What's this, and can I change it?

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 2050VRS_VRG

  • Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings.

  • Close Message