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Versailles Palace from Paris: Skip-the-Line, Guide, Half-Day Tour

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr  - 31 Oct  : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

    01 Nov  - 31 Mar  : Daily except Monday

    (Please refer to please note section for more details)

  • Start time
    1 April 18 - 31 Mar 19: 8:45am and 2:00pm
  • Duration
    4 hours approx.
Inclusions
  • Transportation in luxury air conditioned coach from Paris
  • Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (except on certain dates for the gardens)
  • Driver/guide
  • Individual headsets
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Key Highlights

  • Discover the spectacular Palace of Versailles
  • Marvel at the ornate decoration in the Hall of Mirrors, King’s Grand Chambers and the Grand Trianon
  • Explore the extensive formal gardens used by Marie-Antoinette as her escape from regal duties
  • Transport from Paris in a luxury coach
  • Learn about France’s colourful history on an informative guided tour
  • Tour operates in three languages – English, German and French

Overview

Embark on a day out from Paris and discover the history of France on a Palace of Versailles tour. Travel in a luxury, air-conditioned coach to the awe-inspiring palace and witness its magnificence and pomp. This guided tour from Paris is conducted in three languages – English, German and French.

The Palace of Versailles is the most famous palace in France and draws tourists from across the world to explore its richly decorated interiors and formal gardens. Built by Louis the XIV, it served as the seat of the royal court for more than a century. A tour of the palace is a memorable experience and offers a glimpse into the extravagant lifestyle of the French nobility. The King’s Suite is particularly lavish with frescoes, woodwork and marble and gilt embellishments. The Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon are two smaller palaces built by Louis the XIV for his family.

You may also visit the beautiful gardens which are almost as impressive as the palace itself. Designed in the formal style, they have marble and bronze statues, fountains and geometrically aligned terraces.

The grandeur of the Palace of Versailles and its splendid gardens will stay with you forever.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr  - 31 Oct  : Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

    01 Nov  - 31 Mar  : Daily except Monday

    (Please refer to please note section for more details)

  • Duration

    4 hours approx.

  • Start time

    1 April 18 - 31 Mar 19: 8:45am and 2:00pm

  • Meeting Point

    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.

  • Ending Point

    The tour concludes at the original point of departure

Itinerary

  • Accompanied by an English/German-speaking guide, you will travel in an air-conditioned coach from Paris 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.

    The guide will lead the tour and take you around the vast palace. Visit the Royal Apartments, the King’s Suite and Queen’s Suite and see lavishly decorated rooms with frescoes, marble, gilt, woodwork and symbols from Roman and Greek mythology.

    You will have free time to explore the beautiful Gardens of Versailles at your own pace. In the summer, take a walking tour through the groves and in winter, take a small train ride and admire the breathtakingly beautiful gardens.

    After spending quality time at Versailles, reboard your coach for your journey back to Paris. The tour ends at original departure point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in luxury air conditioned coach from Paris
  • Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens (except on certain dates for the gardens)
  • Driver/guide
  • Individual headsets
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

The entrance fee to the gardens is NOT INCLUDED in the tour price on the following days:

Pushchairs are not allowed inside Versailles palace.

Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

Pictures without flash are permitted inside the palace.

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.

During winters (Nov to Mar), languages are available as per days:

At 8:45amEnglish : Daily except Monday

French : Sat

German : Tue, Fri

Italian : Wed, Sun

Japanese : Tue

Portuguese : Thu

Spanish : Daily except Monday

At 2pm, Chinese : Fri, Sat

English : Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat

French : Wed

German : Sat

Spanish : Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat

Queen’s State Apartment will remain suspended due to enhancement activities taking place at the moment.

High-heeled shoes are not recommended due to parquet flooring in the rooms.

Skip the line access is subject to Versailles palace procedures, including the Vigipirate plan, security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow the process.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Nice Tour of Versailles
    Shannon Knecht, United States 06/11/2017
  • Excellent guide, very informitive and clear. Every thing ran on time
    ROBERT H DAVIES, United Kingdom 08/15/2016
  • This tour is the best way to see Versailles!
    William B Roane Jr, United States 03/22/2016

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