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
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  • Cancellable


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.

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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

  • 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
  • Round-trip transfers from Paris in an air-conditioned coach
  • Musical Fountain Show or Musical Gardens (on selected days)
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

  • 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
  • • Please note that on some occasions, return transportation to and from Versailles will be provided using a comfortable and modern train.
  • 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 24 hours before the activity starts
Departure Point

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

Traveler pickup is offered
** Pick up is ONLY available if PRIVATE OPTION is selected. Please make sure you contact our customer care, at least 48hours before departure, by phone 0033 1 70371426 or email 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.


4 hours

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

User's Reviews

Jay C

21 Nov, 2021

Our guide’s name was Alex and he was excellent, very knowledgeable, witty, and got us through the crowds without an issue. Our group was small with six people and they were also pleasant. I thought we were going to ride from the meeting point to Versailles in a small coach bus but they stopped that with COVID. Instead we took the train, which worked out well because it gave us more confidence to use the train to get to other destinations throughout Paris. If I did the tour again, I’d probably do the morning timeframe. We did the afternoon tour which met at 1:30pm (13:30) and actually entered Versailles at 3pm (15:00). So, we had two hours to go through all of the rooms. I felt like this was enough time but by the time we arrived at the gardens, it was dark and cold. We just took a few pictures of the palace at night, which was cool, and pictures of the grand fountains and parks. Again, I would probably do the earlier tour but then again it wouldn’t have been more crowded. Overall, it was a great day and learning the stories and history of Versailles is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy!!


15 Nov, 2021

Very historical place. Wonderful to walk thru the palace and soak in the history but This tour takes you in the local train. There is no tour bus. So not value for you money at all. The tour guide is very knowledgeable though. And very helpful . It was not her fault that the tour company did not provide good transportation

marty g

13 Nov, 2021

The Versailles tour was one of the best tours I have ever taken - largely due to our guide Maxim. Maxim appeared to be a born teacher, storyteller and orator. He began the tour by setting the cultural and political background of Europe and wove that into the 17th century political landscape in France. From there he went into Louis XIIIV political ambitions, his personality and his diverse methods of achieving his political end by consolidating his power in Europe. He then wove all that information into his explanation of the architectural plant, physical use and symbolism of the tapestries and art in Versailles. The most amazing part is that he was also very entertaining and the tour was not just fascinating but also highly enjoyable. At the end of the tour, one had an excellent understanding not just of the opulence and physical structure of Versailles, but also of Louis 14th personality and his goals in the design and building of such a structure.


10 Nov, 2021

Our tour guide is very informative and patient ,we skip the line go direct to the palace.we all happy.


07 Nov, 2021

I didn’t see nothing. Because you didn’t wait us only ten minutes later And your meeting point isn’t clear . I went at 107 rue de l’Université and after at the metro

User's Picture Gallery




Hall of Mirrors


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


Crowd admires one of many inspiring pieces




The most spectacular fountain!!


Water Fountain



Versailles Garden



Versailles Gardens

The family in the gardens. It was beautiful!


Room of chandeliers

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


All that glitters is Gold

My husband and I at the Golden Gates of Versailles


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.


Family at Versailles

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


Eiffel Tower

Our first stop on the tour


Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles

Hall of Mirrors - Palace of Versailles


Louis XVI Garden - Palace of Versailles

Sweeping view of the gardens


Hall of Mirrors




Amazing gardens



Entrance to the castle


2013 our lounge

Party room before hand...hall of mirrors


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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