Versailles Guided Tour With Optional Fountain Show - Paris

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Step back in time to Queen Marie Antoinette’s 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 Queen’s 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.
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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 palace’s 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.
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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)
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Exclusions for Versailles Guided Tour With Optional Fountain Show

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

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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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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  • Fantastic

  • The tour Hyde was great but the crowds were erroneous. Personally the extra money I paid for the fountain show was a waste. No fountain show just some music you could hear from afar.

  • We broke off as we wanted to stay to visit the gardens. Great guide though with excellent information. People at the tour desk in Paris were impertinent but that's nothing new. If you break off to stay there is an RER pretty close about five blocks to get you back. Also, if you want to see the Petite Trianon take the tram if its hot. It costs but you will have more time. Lots of cute restaurant/cafes hidden in the woods too! Get off a stop or two early so you can have a little walk back to see the fountains.

  • Versailles is amazing! I would recommend this tour to anyone with a passion for art, architecture, history, or if you're a crazy person who loves crowds, then go for the crowds. We had to go to the ParisCityVision office which is located across from the Louvre museum, near the Joan of Arc statue it's a gold statue, you can't miss it. When I booked this tour, the description just said to meet at Pyramides, central Paris and when I Googled where that was, it came up at the Louvre, because in the courtyard of the Louvre is a big, giant pyramid -what else was I supposed to think? so I think they should be more specific for people like me who are easily confused. But, now I know, and so do you. My sister and I walked a good 30mins from our hotel to their office in the morning that's when I could book, but we were also early, which turned out for the best because we were the first ones in line for our tour and we were on a double-decker bus and we got to go on top, in the front, which was the coolest thing! Seriously, arrive early in case you get that chance! Our bus driver drove past the Arc de Triomphe on the way to Versailles and needless to say, my photos were amazing because of where we were sitting on the bus. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and having been a fan of Marie Antoinette, I had done my share of reading about her life before ever going to Paris, so I knew much of what she was saying and was able to listen to her but also focus more on my surroundings in the Palace. We were given stickers for our English-speaking group, so we knew which to stay in, and our guide had an umbrella with a matching sticker on it, which she held up so we wouldn't get lost. Sadly, Marie Antoinette's chamber was under restoration, so we didn't get to see it, so the tour was over within an hour after arriving. It was cold and rainy the day we went, in October, but it was warm inside the palace so a light jacket may all that's needed for that type of weather. All in all, it was a fantastic tour, and I'd do it all over again!

  • Lovely tour such a vast place - one really needs to spend a whole day here!

  • Beautiful palace but way too many people..could hardly walk. the hall of mirrors was so packed our tore guide took us half way thru than did an exit. Its a beautiful palace and grounds but felt rushed

  • Hot and crowded. Still had to queue

  • Excellent visit with beautiful views and guide tour was good thank you.

  • Wonderful tour, except 1 the fountain show was not available, so we got to tour the gardens and 2 you only see about 8-10 room of the Versailles Palace which has 2000 rooms. Very crowded on the day we were there.

  • excellent.

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