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!
- 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.
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Standard Tour English 1:15pm
Standard Versailles Half-Day Tour with a maximum of 30 people and an English-speaking guide. From April 1, 2016, departure at 1:15pm.
Standard Tour with Garden Show
Maximum of 30 people and English-speaking guide. Entrance tickets to the musical gardens and musical fountain show. .Departs at 10:15am until March 31, 2016. From April 1, 2015, departure at 1:15pm.
Skip the Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour
- Admission ticket to Palace of Versailles
- Professional guide
- Entrance to the garden shows (only if option selected)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport to/from attractions
- 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.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Kelleye B, USA, November 2016
I have to admit, that while we took this tour in 2012 and LOVED it, we were unable to make it to this tour this time due to a terrible mishap. The company however was GREAT about it, and when we explained we'd had to miss it as we were at the US Embassy they were very understanding. So the tour was wonderful in 2012, and the tour company was outstanding in 2016.
Reviewed by: Michelle R, November 2016
Amazing tour worth the expense to see the real Versailles given by passionate citizens. Was late for first tour due to lateness of flight and company adjusted tour time. Highly recommend!