Versailles Palace Skip the line Guided Tour from Versailles

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • 3 hours
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
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  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors, see the State Apartments and stroll through the manicured gardens with an expert local guide to bring the Palace and its royal inhabitants back to life. For your convenience this tour starts in Versailles.

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

Meet your guide in Versailles and journey in the footsteps of the kings and queens of France! During the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, Versailles was the place to be and to be seen. Nowadays visitors from all over the world still come to Versailles to marvel at the splendors of this incredible palace. Your skip-the-line access allows you to bypass the long lines that form each day, and your friendly local guide will steer you expertly through the crowds, bringing the famous figures who once inhabited this palace back to life.

See the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the royal bedrooms where the king and queen would go to bed and get up daily in front of a large audience. Learn about life at the royal court - there was even a ceremony for the King putting on and taking off his hunting boots! - the glory of the Sun King that was symbolised by this magnificent palace, and the tragic downfall of King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Stroll through the glittering Hall of Mirrors, as Kings, Queens and courtiers once did, as your guide brings the daily life, ceremonies and scandals of the royal court to life.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

After visiting the state apartments inside the palace, your guide will lead you through the spectacular gardens, once the setting of balls, parties and elaborate firework displays, the symbol of the King's power over nature. Discover hidden groves and on fountain show days you will see the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of kings and queens. The fountains run according to a very precise schedule, and your guide will ensure you are in exactly the right spot at the right time!

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Fully guided tour of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Guided visit of the Musical Gardens or Fountain show: weekends & selected days April through October
  • Fully accredited English speaking guide
  • Headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Limited groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
  • Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors
  • Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/drop off
  • Transportation to/from Versailles
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour involves a reasonable amount of walking. Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Infants aged 0-3 years are free of charge and do not require a booking.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • We are compliant with international, government and local protocols and have received the stamps of approval: ‘Safe Travels’ Global Tour Operator protocol, ‘Caring Attitude’ Paris Tourism Commitment Charter. Our guides are informed of all measures that should be implemented during our visits.
Departure Point

equestrian statue of Louis XIV, 78000 Versailles, France


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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

MariaCeleste_C

11 Jun, 2022

Although I had visited Versailles in the past, this guided tour was worth booking. We had the privilege to be guided by the awesome, Roman, who made the tour super interesting, captivating our imaginations and keeping our kids involved and enagaged during the entire day. I can’t stress enough how excellent Roman was. He totally made our day. Versailles and its grounds, including the Petit Trianon are spectacular by themselves, but absorbing them with a great guided tour is a super plus. Thank you Roman!

Jane_N

17 May, 2022

The tour of Versailles was excellent! Our guide met us on time. He was so enthusiastic! He brought history to life. There is a lot to see and I felt he got us to the highlights. It was well worth it to experience this historic palace and gardens with a guide.

Pamela_R

11 May, 2022

Ed was our guide and shared so much about Versailles that we didn’t know. This was my third visit to Versailles and he showed us things I had never seen before! Bravo, Ed! Pam R.

z3shutter

10 May, 2022

Did a 1/2 day tour, and it was a great experience. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable about the palace, art, history, and context of that time's French history and culture. As well as the difference between royal vs commoner life. So it was a very immersive experience. Well-paced tour and we got to see most of the relevant sections, artifacts, and gardens. Did not have to deal with any lines. Overall we did 3 tours w the same company, Memories France, and all tours and guides were excellent. We did not go to Marie Antoinette's estate as we did a 1/2 day tour and then spent free time exploring the massive gardens and fountains, and that was a good idea than trying to pack a full day tour.

Laura_L

06 May, 2022

Our tour guide, Valerie, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Versailles including the chateau and the gardens. At the end of the trip she helped us find a great area for lunch outside the chateau and provided us with information about other available Versailles tours.

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