Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 3 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Skip the hassle of planning and join us on a day trip from Paris to the Palace of Versailles. We handle the round-trip train tickets, skip the line Versailles tickets and an English-speaking guide. See all the best rooms in the Palace, including the Hall of Mirrors, King's State Apartments, and King's Private Apartments. Understand what it was like to be French royalty in 17th century France. 

Itinerary
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Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

A breathtaking product of 17th-century France, the Palace of Versailles sits on top of the château, hunting lodge and original hunting grounds of King Louis XIII. His son Louis XIV eventually took over and commissioned the building of what the world now knows as the Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV even destroyed the nearby village for the expansion of the Château de Versailles. Containing over 2,000 rooms and 2,000 windows, the Palace of Versailles is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Measuring almost 70 yards long and adorned with 357 mirrors, the Hall of Mirrors is the most famous room in the palace. The mirrors in this room were designed to reflect light and protect the walls from smoke. Only a few candles were required in order to reflect candlelight throughout the entire room. The Treaty of Versailles, which marked the end of World War I, was signed in the Hall of Mirrors on June 28th, 1919.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Jardin de Versailles, Place D'armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

After touring the palace, you’ll experience the spellbinding Gardens of Versailles. Inspiring gardens all over the world, the meticulously-manicured Gardens of Versailles occupy a total area of almost 2,000 acres. Thousands of trees were transported from all over France by entire regiments of the French army to create these gardens. The gardens contain over 400 sculptures and 1,400 fountains.



Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • A professional English-speaking guide
  • An introduction to the Gardens of Versailles
  • Free time to explore the gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you and wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Our number 1 priority is for our customers to feel 100% safe during their experience with us. This is why we have implemented: -reduced group sizes, -enforce social distancing - masks are mandatory for both customers and guides - guides bring hand sanitizer with them for our customers
Departure Point

Javel - André Citroën, 75015 Paris, France


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Gardens of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Jackson608

04 May, 2022

We booked a guided Versailles tour for 6. The tour was advertised as a max. of 10 people for 2 hours. Our tour guide was nowhere to be found at the designated meeting spot. She arrived 10 minutes after the tour was supposed to start. She then advised us that our group of 6 had been added to her bus tour group of 20+ people. She told us to go to a gate where she would meet us get while she went back to her group. We now had almost 30 people in our group when we next saw her. There were small children and elderly people in this large group. The first stop was for the toilets. There were long lines and we had to wait for all those people to finish. The tour started 40 minutes late. The group was so big that often we could not be in the same room with the guide as she described important things in that room. Despite starting about 40 minutes late, the guided tour ended at about the scheduled time after 1 hour and 20 minutes instead of 2 hours. We were very disappointed as we did not get what was advertised and what we had paid for. We would never have bought the tour for such a large group. Multiple communications trying to reach the Tour Guy once we got home have been ignored. There are plenty of other tour guide options. Find a tour guide that does not misrepresent what they are selling and cares enough about customer satisfaction to respond if something goes wrong. The Tour Guy had no problem quickly taking our money when we booked. Sadly that was the last we heard from them.

Joann_K

24 Apr, 2022

Our guide, "Z" (from Croatia with a difficult name to pronounce) was excellent. We had a small group - 6 of us plus Z, and it was obvious that Z enjoyed sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for The Versailles and the gardens. Excellent tour!

greatpyr25

23 Apr, 2022

Unfortunately, the guide’s information was basic and somewhat anecdotal. We felt that the audio guide would have been more helpful. There was also a bit of a language gap, e.g. she referred to the Hall of Mirrors as the “Room of Glass”, which confused the group who felt that more was to come…only to find that we’d already quickly moved through it. We were not provided with our garden tickets so we could not renter after having lunch. If the cost has been less, that would not have been so much of an issue…but this was expensive for three people ($300!). Lastly, the train ticket provided to us didn’t work and we were required to buy our own tickets home…not the best experience.

daler632

21 Apr, 2022

An excellent excursion. Our guide “Z” was amusing and very informative. Also extremely helpful! My wife left her expensive cane in a public washroom at the departure point. The automatic doors locked and we had to leave without it. While we were on the tour Z arranged for his coworker Olga to get the cane extracted and delivered to our hotel. Many thanks!

sean j

09 Apr, 2022

Our tour guide Julia was outstanding! Knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time. 10am start was relaxing. Thanks for handling transportation!

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