Golden Versailles Palace And Garden Tour - Paris

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:30am
  • Departure Details :
    At the souvenir kiosk outside the Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel metro station, located at the corner of Avenue de Suffren and Quai Branly. , Your guide will be waiting there holding a sign reading "The .. read more
  • Return Details :
    The tour includes a round trip ticket by train. After the tour is over, you can stay inside and explore the gardens before hoping back on a train to Paris.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Feeling fancy? Then a trip to the Palace of Versailles is right up your alley. Our Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour takes you there, without any of the hassle of trip planning. On this Versailles half day tour with skip the line tickets, you'll feel like royalty as our passionate tour guide escorts you from Paris to Versailles by train, then helps you understand exactly what it was like to be a French king or queen in 17th century France. The tour is 3 hours long, including the time spent traveling with our guide from Paris to Versailles and a two hour guided tour of the palace and gardens.

Know More about this tour

The Palace of Versailles and gardens are a breathtaking product of 17th century France. Originally the hunting grounds of King Louis XIII, his son Louis XIV took over and created what the world over now knows as Versailles. Louis XIV destroyed the nearby village for the construction of the palace, or Chteau de Versailles, and it contains over a whopping 2,000 rooms and 2,000 windows! It is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site and a protected piece of French and royal history. 
The Hall of Mirrors is the most famous room in the palace, running almost 70 yards long and adorned with 357 mirrors. The room pays tribute to the political, economic and artistic successes of France. It is said that the mirrors were used in this room to both protect the walls from smoke and to reflect candle light. Only a few candles are needed to illuminate the whole room! Also, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall of Mirrors on 28 June 1919, ending the First World War.
Every room has its own story to tell, and our tour guides are thrilled to share as many as possible as you make your way throughout the palace. With over 2,000 rooms in the palace, our guided tour is the best way to cover the most magnificent and important rooms, maximizing your time at the palace. Besides the Hall of Mirrors, the King's State apartments and the King's Private Apartments are included on the guided Versailles tour. See where the so-called "Sun God" used to get his beauty sleep. 
After touring the palace, explore the magical formal gardens of Versailles. These iconic gardens were copied around the world, most famously by the Czar in Russia. The gardens are monumental and extremely manicured, taking up a total area of almost 2,000 acres. Thousands of trees were brought in from around France to create the gardens; entire regiments of the French army were used to transport the trees and level the ground. The scale is so monumental that in order to maintain the garden's unique design, the entire garden needs replanting every 100 years. After an introduction to the gardens you are then free to explore on your own, or simply find a place to relax in the sun.

Inclusions

  • A professional English-speaking guide
  • Train tickets from Paris to Versailles and back
  • Skip the line tickets to the Palace of Versailles
  • An introduction to the Gardens of Versailles
  • Free time to explore the gardens

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you and wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved