Versailles Palace Skip the line Guided Full Day or Half Day Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • 3 hours
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • 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: Jardins du Chateau 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 - Jardins du Chateau 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

Terri_G

28 Oct, 2022

While our guide was lovely, I was disappointed in the "skip the line" . The wait was crazy. The crowds even worse. Other tour guides were breaking through our group, unable to see points of interest. The headphones were sketchy. The wait for the restroom was ridiculous. If your timing groups, then let groups go thru the rooms at a specific time. When we tried to get in the gardens, our tickets were not valid and had to be resent from the tour office. Seemed to be a lot of confusion.But, the Palace itself was lovely, just wish we could have enjoyed it more.

Nancy_Y

23 Oct, 2022

Although we missed the first part of the tour in the palace because we were late, Memories of France was able to accommodate the second half of the tour of the private quarters of the king and queen, the garden, and Hamlet. Our tour guide Astrid met up with us and was awesome!! Very knowledgeable as well.

TanishaLoggins

09 Aug, 2022

Beautiful tour. Great tour guide. Really enjoyed the tour and it was a great time to beat the crowd.

Scott_R

27 Jul, 2022

The coordinator Victoria arrived 25 minutes late. She was dirty, disheveled and didn’t communicate any of the logistics. Some of the guests who she gathered in Paris were already irate with her. We finally entered the palace at 10:35. While Ed was pleasant and informative. This half day tour ended 1:15.

Nina_I

14 Jul, 2022

Caroline is a fabulous guide! Informative highlights of Versailles & the gardens. The pace was perfect!

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