Paris or the ‘City of Lights’ is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is bursting with fantastic sights and attractions. This great value full day tour combines the highlights of central Paris with a trip to the grand Palace of Versailles.
See the city’s iconic landmarks on a magical Seine river cruise, then enjoy skip-the-line access to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and experience the breathtaking panoramic views.
At the magnificent Palace of Versailles you will explore the famous rooms and gardens and discover the palace's role within French History. Built by Louis the XIV, the famous Palace of Versailles was designed to awe with its opulence. The 75 meter long Hall of Mirrors is particularly impressive with 17 huge mirrors and stucco work.
The gardens are almost as grand as the palace itself and the fountain show, accompanied by the music of one of the composers from the court of Louis XIV, is particularly delightful.
Access to the Eiffel Tower is in high demand and this tour is sold out for many dates in August and September. Should this tour not be available our best availability for skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets is our small group tour which also includes a Seine Cruise and visit to bohemian Montmarte, click here to see the details. >> , Alternatively, we have places on our most popular Versailles tour. >>
Set out from departure point in an air conditioned coach and travel to the Palace of Versailles which was built by Louis the XIV in the mid 17th century. It is the most famous palace in France and served as the political capital of the kingdom.
Explore the Royal Apartments and the Queen’s Suite and see lavishly decorated rooms with frescoes, marble, gilt, woodwork and symbols from Roman and Greek mythology. The palace was designed by some of the most talented architects like Le Vau, Mansart and Charles Le Brun. The 75 metre long Hall of Mirrors is particularly impressive with 17 huge mirrors and stucco work showing the monarch in various guises.
You can also take a stroll in the formal gardens which were designed by Andre le Notre. Almost as impressive as the palace itself are its ponds, tree lined avenues, marble and bronze statues and fountains. Watch the special fountain show held in the gardens of the palace. The display is accompanied by the music of one of the composers from the court of Louis XIV.
Enjoy a three course lunch in a restaurant situated in the centre of Paris.
In the afternoon, take a city tour of the main Parisian attractions and listen to an audio commentary about these famous landmarks. Follow it up with a one hour Seine River cruise and admire the famous bridges of Paris. An informative commentary will tell you more about the history of the city. The tour ends with an elevator ride up to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower, which offers a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Paris.
The tour comes to an end at the Eiffel Tower. The tour ends at around 1800h (6:00pm).
For a family with not much time in Paris we saw all the major spots in the one day! We would have liked another half hour or so to see more of the gardens at Versailles, they are... Anthony D Maxwell
The tour guide was outstanding..typical of what we found with this company in other cities. A guided tour takes all the worry out of dealing with crowds and seeing all the... Walter L. Pruett
Daily except Monday
Start time: 0845h (8:45am)
Duration: 10 hours
The start point for the tour is 2 rue des Pyramides, 75001, Paris.
The closest metro station is Tuileries (line n°01), Pyramides (line n°14) or Palais Royal (line n°7).
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time for check-in. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the Eiffel Tower.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
During the summer (2nd April to 29th October) the musical fountain show takes place in the gardens. During this period the entrance fees to the gardens are NOT INCLUDED in the tour cost. The dates for 2014 are:-
• Saturdays and Sundays from 5 Apr to 26 Oct + 18 Apr, 8 May + 29 May +14 July + 15 August
• Tuesdays from 1 April to 13 May and from 1 July to 28 October
• On bank holidays and exceptional days
Please note that check-in will close 10 minutes before excursion start time.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
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