Skip The Line: Château De Versailles Murder And Mystery Tour From Paris

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Overview

Explore one of Frances famous castles and hear tales of scandal and revenge on this quirky, yet family-friendly, Chteau of Versailles tour from Paris. Enjoy skip-the-line entry, and then head inside with a guide to enjoy commentary thats tailored to all ages. Hear stories of the daring feats and plots that have unfolded within the castle walls, and marvel at the Royal Chapel, War Room, the Hall of Mirrors and more. Cap it all with a stroll around Versailles Gardens.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in the morning in central Paris, and then hop aboard one of the city’s RER trains for your journey to the Château of Versailles. Built for King Louis XIII, the castle dates back to the 17th century. If the walls could talk, who knows what secrets they would reveal.
On arrival, bypass the lines with your fast-track ticket and enjoy a 2-hour tour with a difference. Listen as your guide shares the story of the so-called ‘great poisoning,’ ‘the necklace affair’ and other tales of conspiracy, intrigue and romance, and gain insight into the noble classes who jostled for power throughout history.
Stroll through the castle to view the Royal Chapel from the entrance gate, and explore the Hall of Mirrors, Hercules Drawing Room, Salon of Abundance, Mars Room, Peace Room, Salon of the Nobles and the luxury apartments of the King and Queen. Discover the part of the castle that sits above a cemetery, and see where the ghost of Marie-Antoinette is said to walk at night.
At the end of your tour, enjoy free time to explore the castle’s gardens and admire its grand statues. Perhaps enjoy the Fountain or Musical Garden show, and then hop back aboard your RER train to Paris. You can board the train at a time that's convenient for you.

Inclusions for Skip The Line: Château De Versailles Murder And Mystery Tour From Paris

  • Round-trip transport by RER train
  • Skip-the-line ticket at the Palace of Versailles
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance to Versailles Gardens - including free attendance to Garden show and Fountain show when running

Exclusions for Skip The Line: Château De Versailles Murder And Mystery Tour From Paris

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Good walking shoes suggested

ID for children is needed for proof of age on the day

Minimum age: 6 years old

Please be aware that this tour contains historic accounts of sex, violence, and murder that may be considered adult, or graphic. Participant discretion is advised.  

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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7 reviews by the users

  • Great to skip the line, fabulous guide, not sure it is appropriately named. The trip was quick and easy, and the Chateau was wonderful to visit. A personal guide made it much more interesting and kept my children engaged. The gardens are a must see....many hidden treasures with interesting stories amidst the winding paths.

  • This was a very interesting and informative tour. The best experience was our guide Roberto, amazing story teller and very nice person.
    We learned lots of hidden details about royal life in Versailles, as well as nuances of political and cultural events of that time.

  • This turned out to be the most amazing tour due to our guide, David Lambret! We met him at the metro station and took the RER out to Versialles. What I thought was going to be a four hour tour turned into 7 hours of great fun. David was extremely prepared, giving us information on more than just Versailles, but the history of France complete with maps and illustrations. Although we didn't get a lot of the murder and mystery, we got way more than that and would absolutely do this tour again.. as long as we had David as our guide. He gave us a fabulous tour of the palace, including getting access to a room with a scale model that no one else had access to. Then he gave us an extensive tour of the gardens, as well as taking us to the Grand Trianon and Petit Trianon. Perfect tour!

  • Excellent guide. Lots of helpful historical information. He really knew his stuff. Spent quite a bit of time with us. Really a nice guy.
    Only down side was that the tour was advertised as a murder and mystery tour, and this was strictly a basic tour.

  • Our tour guide Melissa was a lovely young lady with a passion for French history! It was a pleasure listening to her rendition of the history and stories of Versailles. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Versailles. There are tour guides and there are tour guides but Melissa was exceptional! Thankyou

  • Had a great time and would recommend to anyone.

  • The only issue with this tour was the transportation strike. Our tour guide was wonderfully intelligent and knowledgeable about the art and history. Lunch after the tour would have made this a better tour.

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