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Versailles Palace from Paris: Guide, Half-Day Tour – Add Fountain Show

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Versailles Skip the Line Audio-Guided Tour:
    31 Mar - 31 Oct: Wednesday & Thursday
    1 Nov - 30 Mar: Daily except Monday and the days when Versailles runs the Musical Fountains and the Musical Gardens.

    Versailles Skip the Line Audio-Guided Tour with Musical Gardens/ Fountains:
    27 Mar - 31 Oct: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Duration

    4 hours approx

  • Start time

    8:15am and 1:20pm

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way along with your voucher to Paris Trip Office located: 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

Key Highlights

  • Explore the Palace of Versailles with an informative audio guide to assist
  • Visit the spectacular Royal Apartments and the famous Hall of Mirrors
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the royal gardens
  • See the dazzling musical fountains show on operating days
  • Travel from Paris to Versailles in an air-conditioned coach


Visit one of the top attractions from Paris, the Palace of Versailles, known for its exquisite royal chambers and lush gardens spreading across 800 hectares.

Choose between a morning tour and an afternoon tour and enjoy skip-the-line tickets to the palace. You will be provided with an audio guide (available in 11 languages) that will describe the sights in detail as you tour the Hall of Mirrors, Royal Opera, Marble Staircase, Mars Drawing Room, Venus and Diana Drawing Rooms, and the Royal Chapel.

The beautiful gardens are almost as impressive as the palace itself. Designed in an impressive formal style, they boast marble and bronze statues, fountains and geometrically aligned terraces.

On operational days, you may see the Musical Fountain Show and witness the extraordinary sight of Versailles’ fountains coming to life as they dance to classical music.


  • Travel from Paris to the Palace of Versailles in an air-conditioned coach. Avoid long queues at the entry gates with your skip-the-line Versailles ticket. Collect your audio guide, and enjoy learning the fascinating facts, anecdotes and stories about this 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enter the royal chambers of King Louis XIV who built the palace in the mid-17th century when he moved court from Paris. He constructed expansive Versailles to be large enough to house his entire court and aristocracy. Be enamored by the extravagance of King Louis XIV’s intimate chambers, the decadent halls lined with statues, and the wonderful gardens. One of the major highlights of Versailles is the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, where the historic Treaty of Versailles, ending the World War I, was signed in June 1919. You can also 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, fountains, and the secondary royal residences including Marie Antoinette’s rural retreat, the Queen’s Hamlet. You may also see the Musical Fountains and the Gardens and enjoy the fanciful histrionics of Versailles’ water fountains accompanied by musical compositions from Lully, Desmarets, Gluck and Rameau. At the end of the tour, you will return Paris by coach. Upon arrival, you must make your own way back to your accommodation.


  • Transport by air-conditioned coach from Paris
  • Skip-the-line entrance to Versailles
  • Access to Musical Fountains and the Musical Gardens (on operational days only and if chosen)
  • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese
  • Access to the gardens including the fountain show


  • 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.

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

  • 4
    07/26/2017 Donna Carnicelli, Canada
  • 4
    Good tour , value for money
    03/08/2017 MRS DUNNE, United Kingdom
  • 4
    Great Deal For An Awesome Versailles Tour
    12/06/2016 Herminio Prospero, United States

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