Versailles Palace & Gardens Guided Tour from Paris with Optional Fountain Show

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 4 hours
  • Paris
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

There’s only one way to visit the extravagant Palace of Versailles: in style. All tours, access and roundtrip train transfers are included, so all you have to do is enjoy your travel through time on this one-of-a-kind tour developed for you. Explore the Grand Apartments and State Rooms, the famous Hall of Mirrors and Gardens in a tour designed for refined tastes.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Palace of Versailles in true royal fashion. As your guide shows you around a carefully curated selection of the palace’s 700 rooms, you’ll hear stories of the Sun King, Louis XIV, his successors, their queens, mistresses, and courtiers – including Marie Antoinette and other notable figures. Versailles had its heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the Sun King elevated Louis XIII’s humble hunting lodge into the official seat of the French court – and 300 years later, the palace has lost little of its glamorous excess.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Visit the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside Versailles while our passionate English-speaking guide marvels you with stories of the excesses of royal life, peaking under the Sun King, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Royal Chapel, Inside the Chateau Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Visit the opulent Royal Chapel during your tour of the Palace of Versailles.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

The Gardens of the Palace of Versailles were designed by master gardener André Le Nôtre and court painter Charles le Brun, not as a respite from the palace, but as an extension of it – with every bit as much opulence (and intrigue) as the interior. Depending on the day, your tour of the Gardens may include the Musical Fountain Show (where fountains dance in perfect time to classical music) or Musical Gardens (where music accompanies your tour through the idyllic glades).

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Palace of Versailles
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Gardens of Versailles (if option selected)
  • Small group of 25 people or less
  • Expert, English speaking guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Escorted train travel from central Paris and round-trip train ticket
  • Musical Fountain Show or Musical Gardens (on selected days)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 25 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination (with an EMA-approved vaccine), proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test(PCR or antigen) taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
Departure Point

Invalides (Métro), 107 Rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note we provide pick up and drop off only from hotels located in Paris ONLY IF PRIVATE OPTION IS SELECTED.
Make sure you contact our customer care, at least 48hours before departure, by phone 0033 1 70371426 or email info@citywonders.com to advise exact pick up/drop off location.


Return Details

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

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 hours

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

User's Reviews

Scott M

15 Aug, 2021

The tour guide Ferret was awesome! He really explained the palace, it’s history, and the beautiful gardens in a fun and memorable manner. Thank you Ferret!

Tamara

05 Aug, 2021

The most memorable part of the tour was the Wall of Mirrors and the Garden. It was Breathtaking!!! Our private tour guide Katrina was pleasant, knowledgeable, and informative. What an AMAZING Day!!

Vidhi G

12 Nov, 2019

Great tour led by Manny! Only issue was waiting in the rain for the Skip-the-Line tickets, but I believe it was due to the fault of the palace staff. Manny was excellent and would definitely recommend this tour to others!

Steve G

21 Oct, 2019

Our tour guide, Christina, was excellent. She got us through a crowded venue with ease. Her knowledge of the palace was impressive and her stories very entertaining. We highly recommend her

Patrick C

13 Aug, 2019

Indispensable for a Versailles trip.not only skip the line, but a knowledgeable guide. Christine our guide was excellent and helpful. She stood her ground when another guide got pushy. Thank you!!

User's Picture Gallery

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Hall of Mirrors

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Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.

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Crowd admires one of many inspiring pieces

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Amazing!

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The most spectacular fountain!!

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Water Fountain

myself

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Versailles Garden

myself

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Versailles Gardens

The family in the gardens. It was beautiful!

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Room of chandeliers

This was one of the most striking rooms because of the many, many chandeliers.

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All that glitters is Gold

My husband and I at the Golden Gates of Versailles

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Spectacular indulgence - gardens and palace

A great walking tour through this magnificent palace and gardens. Experienced and informative guide made a big difference to take in so much this magnificent palace and garden had to offer.

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Family at Versailles

On the Viator tour. Thanks to our guide for the photo.

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Eiffel Tower

Our first stop on the tour

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Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles

Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles

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Louis XVI Garden - Palace of Versailles

Sweeping view of the gardens

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Hall of Mirrors

Versailles

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Versailles

Amazing gardens

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Versailles

Entrance to the castle

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2013 our lounge

Party room before hand...hall of mirrors

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Appolo Baths

This is a watering hole for the horses, basically, it is down a small path in the gardens not far from the palace.

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