• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: Before April 1st, 2017 : 4 hrs; from April 1st, 2017 : 3.5 hrs
    (Including Transfer from Paris) (approx.)
From EUR 69.00

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Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small-group tour from either Paris or Versailles (the choice is yours)! Enjoy skip-the-line access, and then explore the palace and gardens in a small group. There is a certain magic that fizzes through the air at the Palace of Versailles. Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy.

The famous Palace of Versailles is Parisian life at its most luxurious, with gold-brushed furniture, quilted four-poster beds and lush rolling lawns that stretch as far as the eye can see. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the most beautiful castles in the world with an astonishing 700 rooms.
This small-group tour is the best way to see the palace. This tour gives you skip-the-line access, so you won’t have to wait in the long lines.

Inside the palace, peruse its incredible array of fine art and the intricate design of its 1,250 fireplaces as you work your way through the castle, including the King and Queen’s apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, Hall of Mirrors and the Salon of Abundance. Your guide will talk you through the rooms as you pass them, each one entirely different from the next. And just when you think that you have seen all that the Palace of Versailles has to offer, you’ll burst into the sunlight and encounter its dazzling gardens, more than 1,800 acres in size.

Versailles Palace + Gardens

Entrance to the Palace. The Fountain shows and Musical Garden shows take place in the Versailles Gardens on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays.

Versailles Palace + Show
Entrance to the Palace plus
  • Versailles Fountain Display - See the magnificent Versailles Fountains Display, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on Tuesday (8, 15, 22-26 and 29 May), and Saturday, Sunday (01 May - 28 October). No show on Thursday.
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  • Musical Gardens Show - Be enchanted by the musical gardens event – Jardins Musicaux, as it’s known. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. The musical gardens event runs on Tuesday (01 - 15 May and 03 July - October 23. No show on Thurs, Sat or Sun.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Paris
Duration:
Before April 1st, 2017 : 4 hrs; from April 1st, 2017 : 3.5 hrs
(Including Transfer from Paris)
Return Details:
Concludes in central Paris

Pricing information

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Palace & Fountains - Morning
Code: FOUNTAINSPARISAM

Tour departs from Paris and starts at 8:45am (arrive strictly at 8:30am).

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EUR85.00
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Palace & Fountains: Paris
Code: FOUNTAINSPARIS

Tour departs from Paris and starts at 1:15pm. Arrive strictly at 1pm. Starting April 2017, tour departs at 1pm. Arrive strictly at 12:45pm.

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EUR85.00
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Palace & Gardens: Paris
Code: PALACEGARDENPARIS

Tour departs from Paris and starts 8:30am. Arrive strictly at 8:15am. Starting April 2017, tour departs at 8:45am. Arrive strictly at 8:30am.

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EUR69.00
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Palace & Gardens Show: Paris
Code: GARDENSPARIS

Tour departs from Paris and starts at 1:15pm. Arrive strictly at 1pm. Starting April 2017, tour departs at 1pm. Arrive strictly at 12:45pm.

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EUR85.00
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Palace & Gardens Afternoon
Code: PALACEGARDENAFTERNOON

Tour departs from Paris and starts 1:15pm. Arrive strictly at 1pm.

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EUR69.00
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Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Versailles Palace Walking Tour

Inclusions:
  • Entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • Entrance ticket to the Gardens of Versailles
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Small groups tour
  • Local guide
  • Escorted transfer to Versailles by train 
  • Return train ticket for Paris 
  • Small groups tour : 20 passengers. Please note that starting April 1st, 2017, the maximum passenger capacity per tour will be 25 passengers.
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note that the transportation from Paris to Versailles will be by train with a representative of the local Operator
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour
Itinerary:
Versailles Palace Walking Tour includes but is not limited to:
  • Palace of Versailles + Gardens – King and Queen's Apartments, the Chapel, the 17th century galleries and the Hall of Mirrors, Hercules Drawing Room, Salon of Abundance, Venus Room, Diana Room (with a bust of Louis XIV by Bernini), Mars Room, Mercury Room, Apollo Room, War Room, Peace Room, King's bedroom, Queen's bedchamber, Salon of the Nobles, Coronation Room, Royal Chapel
  • Palace of Versailles + Fountain Display – See the magnificent Versailles fountain show, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the exclusive groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. No show on Thursday.
  • Palace of Versailles + Musical Gardens Show – Be enchanted by the musical gardens event –the Jardins Musicaux, as it’s known. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the beautiful surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. The musical gardens event runs on Tuesday. No show on Thursday, Saturday or Sunday.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: James H, November 2016

Very good informative tour. Just the right length to see all the main rooms and much of the gardens Very informative and interesting guide who had incredible knowledge of the history of the palace, with many interesting stories giving a real insight to how they lived back in those times. Recommended

Reviewed by: Steven B, November 2016

Highly recommedended. Save time and money. Guides were terriffic