Your day starts with transport from Paris to Versailles by coach, allowing you to avoid the hassle of finding your own way.
When you arrive at the palace, notorious for its excesses that sparked a revolution and left Marie Antoinette behind bars, begin your tour with your guide, who tells you all about the history of this incredible estate. Wander through vast corridors and ballrooms, checking out major sights such as the Hall of Mirrors, the King's and Queenâs bedrooms, and the lounges filled with artwork, chandeliers, and ornate furniture.
Youâll also have one hour of free time outside to explore the Gardens of Versailles, which cover 1,800 acres of manicured grounds. Depending on the day and scheduling of your visit, your Versailles tour may include the Musical Fountains Show and your guide will lead you around the water features that are timed perfectly to the notes of classical music played over hidden speakers. If the Musical Gardens are on, youâll hear music while discovering some of the gardens' most idyllic spots.
On your return to Paris, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense) to fuel up for the second part of your tour: the Louvre. Because your time is valuable, your guided exploration of one of the worldâs largest and most impressive art museums introduces you to the can't-miss pieces in a group limited to 25 people in just 1.5 hours, including the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo. Learn interesting and entertaining facts about each piece as you're whisked through the endless halls and exhibits straight to the top masterpieces. No lines, no waiting, just enjoyment.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Ticket for the Musical Fountains Show is included in the price of your Versailles tour, but if your visit does not coincide with these events, a guided tour of the gardens of Versailles is provided
Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, you may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, it is strongly suggested that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
It is the responsibility of all visitors to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure; guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
Tour coordinators will be wearing blue polo shirts or jackets at the meeting point for easy recognition
This tour involves a fair amount of walking; comfortable shoes are recommended
Unfortunately, guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance are unable to be accommodated; in addition, strollers and baby carriages cannot be accommodated on group tours
The local tour operator will do everything within its power to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however, due to issues beyond control, timings and sites are subject to last-minute changes on rare occasions