Versailles Palace Guided Tour With Gardens & Fountains Show From Paris

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Key Details

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:45am for the morning tour, 2:00pm for the afternoon tour and afternoon tour with Fountain Show
  • Departure Details :
    22 Rue Jean Rey, 75015 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Step back in time from Paris 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.The tour includes a return transportation from Paris.

Highlights

  • 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.

Inclusions

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)

Gardens and Fountains Show ( when operating )

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors

Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at 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

The Fountains Show is only operating during the Summer

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Three types of measures are taken:1. At the agency : Staff wearing masks, hygiaphones, marking on the floor, cleaning2. During ctivity : Guide/hosts wearing the visor, audio phones, cleaning vehicles3. For your peace of mind:** Please bring your mask. Wearing a mask is mandatory**"

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  • 11-Sep-2022

    The tour guides were great and very informative. Unfortunately the trip was too short and we found ourselves running around to try and see the gardens. The bus driver wasn't very good and made us feel a bit sick by jerking the bus all the time. Personally if I was to recommend Versailles to anyone I would suggest they hire a car and take their time to enjoy the palace with the audio book the palace provide

  • 11-Sep-2022

    The guided tour was really good. The bus was comfortable and quick. Definitely worth going. Tripadvisor want me to say more to reach the minimum

  • 11-Sep-2022

    Well managed, tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging. The transportation to and from Versailles was easy, the bus was clean the meeting place was very accessible. The check in process was easy once we arrived at the pick up location . All around very pleasant experience and would use the tour company again.

  • 10-Sep-2022

    Pick up was relatively straight forward. It was well organized and we were able to find our tour guides and bus without issue. The bus itself was comfortable. Our guide, Sindi (sp?) was great. Lots of interesting information and a sense of humor.

  • 10-Sep-2022

    Easy to find meeting spot and bus to Versailles was air conditioned and comfortable. It was a very hot day so the skip the line part was perfect. However that is where the positive experiences ended. Within 10 mins we lost radio contact with our tour guide and had no way to find them. Unlike other guided tours I have been on, the guide did not wear anything to make it easy to find them, nor carry a small flag that could be easily seen above the crowds. This was so disappointing as we basically missed all the narrative. The only way to contact Paris City was an email address found on the ticket - sent an email right away to see if they could help reunite us with the guide - but never got any reply from them. We happened to bump into our guide just as they were finishing the tour and when we told them what happened they said the tour company wouldn't let them carry any sort of flag. The gardens are beautiful but there was not nearly enough time allowed to explore them. This was advertised as a 5 hour tour starting at 2pm, yet we had to meet the tour bus by 5pm for 5:20 departure back to Paris. We arrived back at the starting point at 6 pm. Also, there is no "Fountains Show". There are fountains - I think only 4 of the larger ones operate in the summer but you'd likely only see them in operation by accident as they activate every 15 mins or so but the gardens are so big it would be very easy to miss the timing of the fountains. Versailles is beautiful and we will plan to go back on our own so we can have more time. This was not worth the $538 paid for 4 people.

  • 09-Sep-2022

    Fabio was a very good tour guide. He brought the lives of those who lived at Versailles to life. He made it fun and kept everyone engaged in the information he was giving. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 08-Sep-2022

    We could enter the Palace without waiting in a queue. there was no delay for the coach. It would be nice if the tour was much longer. We could have seen more.

  • 08-Sep-2022

    We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, but the tour needs to be longer. We were allowed only 20 minutes for the gardens which was not a sufficient length of time. Traffic was bad which took part of our time-need to be more conscious of the time dealing with traffic.

  • 08-Sep-2022

    Unfortunately this experience doesn’t reveal that you must start at the meeting point in Paris before going to Versailles. My group and I were running late so we decided to take the train to Versailles. Upon arrival the “voucher” was not an entrance ticket. We had to put yet again to actually go inside. This $100 voucher was a complete waste of money.

  • 07-Sep-2022

    There was misrepresentation about this tour. We have paid guided tour but we had a guided only in the palace, No guide in the gardens and there were now fountains show since it’s only on weekends. Why to charge that so much if you can’t provide this tour in full capacity.

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