Versailles Gardens Walking Tour From Paris

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Overview

Experience Frances most dramatic gardens, at the Palace of Versailles. Travel by train to see the gardens of Versailles, where youll explore the grounds as your expert guide reveals bits of enchanting insight and history along the way. There is an option at the end of the tour to stay and explore the palace on your own and immerse yourself deeper into its history. No trip to Paris would be complete without seeing this iconic, awe-inspiring spot.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in central Paris and then take the train to Versailles to see one of the most magnificent and famous gardens in Europe. Dating back to the 17th century, the palace began as Louis XIII’s hunting lodge and housed three French kings before the French Revolution. The gardens are among the chateau’s most stunning features, reflective of the time and effort it took to create and expand them over hundreds of years.

Follow your guide into the gardens surrounding the Palace of Versailles. Stroll the grounds and admire the beds of manicured plants and aromatic flowers, originally planned by the famous French landscape architect André Le Nôtre. Discover the scandals, secrets, myths and legends the garden has kept since it was commissioned by Louis XIV in 1661. Explore hidden corners, lakes, statues and more. Walk the road to revolution and Marie Antoinette’s downfall. Witness the vast original perspective of the grounds, developed by Le Nôtre by widening the Royal Path and digging the Grand Canal.

Learn just how much manpower creating these gardens required. Obscene amounts of dirt had to be displaced to create the flower beds, the Orangerie, the fountains and the canals. Previously, the land was woods, grassland and marsh, but thanks to the dedication and work of many people, it was transformed into a beautiful wonder. At the end of the tour, you will have the option to purchase tickets for the palace, which you can explore at your leisure. Alternatively, return to Paris by train with the rest of the group.
Please note: On Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from March to October (plus select other dates) musical garden and musical fountain shows take place in the afternoons. These are not included in the tour.

Inclusions for Versailles Gardens Walking Tour From Paris

  • Guide
  • Entrance to the gardens of Versailles (excluding fountain and musical garden shows in summer)
  • RER return train tickets from Paris to Versailles

Exclusions for Versailles Gardens Walking Tour From Paris

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Entrance to the musical fountains and musical garden shows on select days in the summer

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The cost of train tickets for children under 13 is not included. You will need to buy these on the day of the tour.

Entrance to the Palace of Versailles, as well as the musical fountain and garden shows in the summer, is NOT included

If you choose to stay and explore the palace at the end of the tour, there may be a long queue. You will need to make your way back to Paris independently.

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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2 reviews by the users

  • The guide was very very informative and easy to understand. As for the gardens, I was a little let down. Grass was dry and not all green. Saw more weeds in that garden than in my yard.

  • Excellent guide lovely day out...would recommend

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