Versailles Guided Tour With Optional Fountain Show - Paris

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Step back in time to Queen Marie Antoinettes reign and marvel at the opulent luxury of the Royal Courts on this 4-hour Palace of Versailles guided tour with optional fountain show. 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 palaces immaculately manicured gardens during your leisure time at the end.

Highlights

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

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Choose from a morning or afternoon half-day tour then head to Pyramides in central Paris, hop aboard your air-conditioned coach and set off through the city for the 1-hour journey to the famous Palace of Versailles.

Louis XIII of France first ordered the construction of Versailles as a hunting lodge, but it was his successor Louis XIV whose ambition turned it into one of the largest and most opulent palaces in the world. Construction took place between the years 1664 and 1710, and the Palace of Versailles stands today among the most beautiful buildings in Europe.

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. The apartments were the private residences of King Louis XIV and Queen Marie Antoinette, and the part of the palace where they would have spent most of their time.

Explore the apartments of the dauphin and the dauphine (titles given to the future heirs of the French throne) and admire their stately majesty. Marvel at the drawing rooms, bed chambers and private studies, and gain insight into life as heir to the throne in 17th- and 18th-century France.

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. Constructed from 1678, the Hall of Mirrors is the palaces central gallery and links the Salon de la Guerre and the Salon de la Paix with the King and Queen's State Apartments.

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: The first Sunday of each month the visit will be unguided, you will be provided with an audio guide.

Inclusions for Versailles Guided Tour With Optional Fountain Show

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entrance fees into Palace
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter (except first Sunday of each month where an audio guide will be provided)

Exclusions for Versailles Guided Tour With Optional Fountain Show

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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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  • I had been forewarned not to go to Versailles in the winter. They were wrong. Versailles in the winter is just as stunning, without the crowds and we had a beautiful morning strolling through the gardens after out tour eating Macarons and admiring the grounds. The tour guide was quite funny and the only hitch in the day was that when we arrived we were told that there was a strike and the tour was going to be an hour and a half late. Our tour guide did not cut out time short and instead extended the tour time for us which was wonderful. Versailles in the winter is a must if you are interested in actually hearing what your guide has to say and want to be able to get a decent photo of the hall of mirrors without someone in the way.

  • Versailles is very crowded (like most of these big tourist attractions), the tour guide just moved along, and didn’t really try to keep the group together. We weren’t able to get a hold of them, or the office, when we got lost in the gardens and missed the bus back. Communication could be better.

  • Great tour! Short and to the point with enough time to wonder on your own.

  • Loved this tour. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Would definitely recommend.

  • This was an amazing tour. One of the highlights of our Paris trip. It is a must see and do for everyone.

  • Really great tour. Tour guide was excellent. Well worth it.

  • Our English speaking guide was very nice.
    The staff members at the office were not nice! When you are in a great city like Paris as a TOURIST you need a smile.... you need an outgoing staff who is willing to help and answer questions. We didn't see that on there faces.
    All we want to say is REMEMBER THAT YOU WORK AND A TOURISM AGENCY AND EXTRA KINDNESS IS A MUST.
    We had a better experience with another company with which we had a tour at Eiffel tower.

  • The tour was very informative, our guide was nothing short of amazing with her knowledge of French history.

  • I have booked the tour with a guide. My family and I did not enjoy the visit recently to Versailles, it was way too crowded even it was off peak season in Dec 2017. Our guide has to rushed through the whole walk through and we are unable to take a second longer to appreciate the palace. This is no fault of the guide but the palace guard that keep pushing all tour groups to move from one room to the other due to the narrow pathway leading from one area to the other.

    However when we stepped outside to th garden, 3 quarter of the garden area is under renovation, as well as the Queen's chamber area. There were no information about the upgrade work and the closure of Queen's chamber while we booked the tour in October 2017.

    I felt short change and disappointed and never will recommend any one to visit Versailles.

  • The tour was very nice. Disappointed that the Queens apartments were under renovation so were unable to view. It was very cold out so there was no foundation show.

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