Palace Of Versailles With Skip The Line Audio Guided Tour And Access To The Queen's Hamlet - Paris

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:15am, Tuesday through Sunday
  • Departure Details :
    75007 PARIS, near the Eiffel Tower
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to original departure point

Overview

You will be transported back to the Golden Age of France with a Day Trip to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site and emblem of French royalty and extravagance. You will be guaranteed fast-track entry, allowing you to jump the queue and travel in comfort on one of our fully air-conditioned coaches. You will also be given extra time to explore the famous gardens à la française and the grounds of Versailles.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Let us transport you back to the Golden Age of France with an entire day to discover the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's gardens and the Trianons which includes Marie Antoinette's private Hamlet.

You will be guaranteed fast-track entry, allowing you to jump the queue and travel in comfort on one of our fully air-conditioned coaches. You will marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau, transformed by the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge. Playground of the French monarchs, Versailles was the centre of royal and political power until the French Revolution in 1789 which saw Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette forced to return to the capital.

Your audio guide will enable you to discover the State apartments of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, the epitome of French opulence: three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors line the gold-adorned hall and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling.

You will also have free time to explore the famous gardens à la française ; a 2,000 acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains. The grounds of Versailles boast two smaller, but equally beautiful palaces which are also well worth a visit.
The Grand Trianon was built for King Louis XIV to enjoy with his mistres Madame de Montespan and later by Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Marie-Louise. The elegant, single-storey palace with pink marble radiates cosiness, sweetness and grandeur all at once.

The Petit Trianon, a small chateau in the grounds of Versailles used by Marie Antoinette for festivities and to escape the overwhelming court etiquette. You will also discover the Queen’s Hamlet, a stylised Norman village and farm built for Marie Antoinette where she retreated with her closest friends to enjoy an intimately rustic life. Completed just a few years before the Revolution, the Hamlet remains a testiment to the Queen’s desire for a simpler life over the cold marble vaults of the main palace.

Inclusions

  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Hostess in coach
  • Skip the line entrance into the Palace (Hall of Mirrors, Queen's Apartment, State Apartments)
  • Individual audioguide in the palace available in: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese
  • Access to the Gardens (Even during Water Fountain Show)
  • Access to the Trianons and the Queen's Hamlet

Exclusions

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not wheelchair accessible

It is strongly advised not to wear high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)

Strollers are not permitted inside the palace.