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Versailles Palace and Marie Antoinette’s Estate: Skip-the-Line, Audio Guide – from Paris

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Monday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Tue, Sat & sun

  • Start time
    8:15am
  • Duration
    9 hours approx.
Inclusions
  • Return Transportation by air-conditioned coach from Paris
  • Skip-the-line entrance to Versailles
  • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese
  • Access to the gardens
  • Marie Antoinette’s Estate Entry Ticket

Key Highlights

  • Visit the Palace of Versailles with this self-guided tour
  • Explore Marie-Antoinette’s private estate, which she used as her escape from regal duties
  • An audio guide will help you explore the royal chambers, gardens and the estate
  • Marvel at the ornate decoration in the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Chambers and the Grand Trianon
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach from Paris to Versailles

Overview

Enjoy a day out from Paris and discover the intriguing royal history of King Louis XVI and his queen Marie Antoinette with a tour of the Palace of Versailles, as well as Marie Antoinette’s own private estate.

The Palace of Versailles is a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its exquisite royal chambers and verdant formal gardens, private royal estates, and fountains and pools spreading across 800 hectares. Built by Louis the XIV, it served as the seat of the royal court for more than a century.

The tour of the palace and the queen’s private estate is a memorable experience. You will be astonished by the abundance of art and impressive architectural styles used to build the palace and the grounds beyond.

Avoid standing in long queues with a skip-the-line ticket to the Palace of Versailles. An audio guide will assist your explorations around the vast property, providing significant details about the palace.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Monday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Tue, Sat & sun

  • Duration

    9 hours approx.

  • Start time

    8:15am

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way along with your voucher to Paris Trip Office: 41 avenue de la Bourdonnais Paris 75007. So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 20 minutes early.

    Meeting Point: See on map

  • Ending Point

    The tour concludes at the original point of departure

Itinerary

  • Set off from Paris to the Palace of Versailles in an air-conditioned coach and enjoy skip-the-line entry into the palace premises. Collect your audio guide from the entry gate, walk into the palace and admire the extravagance of King Louis XIV’s intimate chambers, the striking halls lined with statues, and the wonderful gardens beyond. Explore the Grand Apartments, King’s Apartments, Queen’s Apartments, Hall of Mirrors and the Hall of the Battles during the course of the tour. Stroll through the lush formal gardens, taking in the beautiful groves and the remarkable sculptures, waterways, royal residencies. Continuing your tour, visit Marie Antoinette’s private estate, from the Petit Trianon, and pass by the Queen’s Hamlet to the Queen’s Garden. The estate gives greater insight into the private life of the queen where she often enjoyed the pleasures of rural pursuits, away from the pomp and splendour of the Palace of Versailles. After completing your Versailles tour, you will be taken back to the original departure point in Paris.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Return Transportation by air-conditioned coach from Paris
  • Skip-the-line entrance to Versailles
  • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese
  • Access to the gardens
  • Marie Antoinette’s Estate Entry Ticket

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Live Guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

No modifications to the tour will be entertained, 5 days prior to the departure date.

Strollers are not permitted inside the palace.

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Customer Reviews

  • Enjoyable and Easy!
    Alexis M Wagner, United States 09/26/2016

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