Palace of Versailles & Gardens Guided Tour
Skip the line entry to one of the world's most beautiful palaces
- Avoid long ticket queues with skip the line entry and indulge in the regal splendor of France's former royal court
- With commentary from your guide played through individual headsets, learn about the palace's rich history as you navigate the opulent rooms created by the greatest craftsmen of the day
- Enjoy free time to explore the magnificent formal gardens and discover the many surprises they hold
- Relax in a luxury, air-conditioned coach to and from Paris
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What to expect
There’s no where else in Europe that does luxury quite like Versailles. Built by Louis XIV to show off the absolute power of the monarchy, this estate remains one of the greatest achievements of French art and design- so it’s not to be missed! Your tour starts in Paris once you board the comfy, air-conditioned coach where your guide will spend the 45-minute journey introducing you to the rich history of the palace. Then, bypass the notoriously long queues and begin your guided tour straight away. Marvel at the sheer size and grandeur of the King’s and Queen’s Apartments, the Coronation Room, and the utterly incomparable Hall of Mirrors. Hidden away from the modern world and a perfectly preserved example of the French monarchy’s over-the-top extravagance, you’ll feel magically transported back to the 17th Century as you walk the gilded halls. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the dazzling formal gardens renowned for their geometry and discover: the Grand Trianon, the King’s retreat escape from strict court life, the Petit Trianon, and Marie Antoinette’s mock farm village, ideal for children to play around. Then hop back onboard the coach for a timely arrival in Paris where your tour ends.
Things to note
- We strongly advise against high-heeled shoes (because of parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
- Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
- Access to the palace is challenging for those with reduced mobility
- Photography without flash is permitted inside the palace
- Tuesday mornings are not recommended due to the high number of visitors
Q: Is it possible to stay behind at the location and not join the bus ride back?
A: Yes, if you wish to spend more time in Versailles, then you are free to do so.