Versailles Palace Guided Tour With Gardens & Fountains Show From Paris

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:45am for the morning tour, 2:00pm for the afternoon tour and afternoon tour with Fountain Show
  • Departure Details :
    2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Book this 4-hour Palace of Versailles guided tour and it will take you back in the time of Queen Marie Antoinette's reign! Marvel at the opulent luxury of the Royal Courts. Enjoy skip-the-line access and beat the queues to begin your tour. Marvel at the King and Queens luxurious Royal Apartments. Stroll along the stunningly beautiful Hall of mirrors to the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix. Wander among royal statues and busts in the palace's immaculately manicured gardens during your leisure time at the end of the tour. The tour includes return transportation from Paris. What more, you also have the option of viewing the fountain show!


  • Informative, friendly, and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Book the Palace of Versailles tour from Paris and get the opportunity of stepping back in time. A short tour which can be upgraded to include the fountain show, it is a treat for all the history buffs. You have the option of choosing between a morning and an afternoon half-day tour of the Versailles palace.
Your tour includes transport in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. You must head to Pyramides in central Paris to board the coach which will take you through the city on a 1-hour journey to the famous Palace of Versailles.
On arrival at Versailles, enjoy skip-the-line access to beat the queues and begin your tour. (Visitors to Versailles have the option of seeing the summer fountain shows on certain days too, so plan ahead to make the most of your trip!)
Follow your guide through the impressive splendour of the King and Queen's State Apartments and gaze in awe at the luxurious decadence the monarchs enjoyed. Further, explore the apartments of the Dauphin and the Dauphine (titles given to the future heirs of the French throne) and admire their stately majesty.
Continue through to the spectacularly beautiful Hall of Mirrors widely considered to be the Palace of Versailles most remarkable feature and listen as your guide describes its many significant fixtures and fittings.
Enjoy a little free time at the end of your tour to stroll through the beautifully manicured palace gardens at your leisure. Admire the many royal statues, busts, and sculptures you come across, and take the time to capture the scenery on camera.
Every Saturday night during the summer months, visitors can also enjoy the Versailles fountain shows, during which magnificent displays reveal the skill and artistry of three centuries of French garden design and engineering. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.
At the end of your time at the spectacular Palace of Versailles, hop back in your coach for the short journey back to central Paris where your tour will come to an end
Please note: On the first Sunday of each month, the visit will be unguided; you will be provided with an audio guide.


  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter (except first Sunday of each month where an audio guide will be provided)



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Jan-2020

    First of all Versailles is beautiful and is worth the time to go see it. I gave this tour a poor rating as in the tour description it states a "4 hour tour of Versailles from Paris" I called Viator to specifically ask if the tour of the Palace was 4 hours or did the 4 hours include the drive time. I was told the tour of inside Versailles was 4 hours and the drive time was not included as part of the 4 hours. There is no narrated tour from Paris just a bus ride there and back 1 hour each way. I feel the tour description and the Viator sales person was very misleading. We arrived at Versailles at 10:00 am and the guide gave us a quick 1 hour and 30 minute tour and then told us to be back on the bus by 12 noon for the return trip back to Paris. I fell the guide cut the tour short as she had another tour she had to give. I would have booked a different tour had I known how short this tour was. We did not even have the chance to see the gardens and just a quick glimpse of them . I feel ripped off for the price we paid and very upset and disappointed that we were given wrong information when we specifically called about the length of time the tour of inside Versailles was.

  • 02-Dec-2019

    Tour guide was excellent. He knows all details in the chateau. Very entertaining. Booking was easy. Staff at CityVisionParis was very nice and courteous.
    It was a very good experience.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Have been visiting Versailles for over 50 years. Came back this year to see the improvements and refurbished rooms. Glad the Government is taking care of this national treasure. It looks very good. Unfortunately like many other places Versailles has become a circus with visitors. Highly recommend to implement a system where there is no crowding and you are able to actually see anything. Maybe Disneyland can help? :-)

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Our Tour guide Stephanie is perfect. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and professional. Her detailed explanations helped us understand the history of the palace profoundly. Would recommend this tour and tour guide Stephanie to everyone who wants to explore Palace of Versailles.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Wow, what a monstrosity...thank goodness for our guide to try and make some sense of the madness...our guide...btw...was friendly and passionately conveyed the history of the Palace...he was great!

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Our tour guide was wonderful. However, beautiful Versailles was so crowded that it was difficult to see anything.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Absolutely superior guide. Everything went smoothly entire day was well worth the effort.. Highly recommend to e everyone.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    We are so glad we did this tour. It was well organised and on time. Special mention to our guide , Marion who made you feel as though you were actually there in the past with her story telling and wealth of knowledge. You can easily spend more than the 3 to 4 hours but the 1/2 day tour was enough to touch on the most important features.

  • 18-Jul-2019

    Good excursion, however, too full and for this reason I lost a lot of the details stated from the guide. He tried to explain everything as clearly as possible, but the crowd surrounding it was difficult to hear. The palace did provide clearly the environment during the time. It is worth going and definitely I enjoyed.

  • 11-Jul-2019

    I loved it . I wish i were able to spendmore time there and see more with the tour we booked. But with one person in our group that could not walk far so we could not see the gardens