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From Paris: Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour & Gardens Access

1. From Paris: Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour & Gardens Access

Travel from Paris on this half-day trip to Versailles. Save time with skip-the-line tickets, a convenient return transfer, and an engaging tour of Versailles Palace and its historic rooms and chambers. Start by meeting at a central point in Paris and transfer by bus to Versailles. Upon arrival, access the palace through a separate entrance. Then, discover the opulence, beauty, and history of the palace on an interactive guided tour. During the 90-minute tour, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Hear about the many fascinating historical events that took place in the palace's rooms. After your tour of the palace, take some free time to stroll around the beautiful French Gardens. After some time exploring the gardens by yourself, hop back on the bus for your journey back to central Paris.

From Paris: Versailles Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

2. From Paris: Versailles Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

Join an expert interpreter-guide on a half-day tour of the exquisite Palace of Versailles, and get priority, skip-the-line entrance. You will be led through the history of the Palace, one of the most important monuments in the world. Meet your guide in front of the Pullman Hotel in Paris. Board your luxurious air-conditioned coach, sit back, and relax on the short ride to Versailles. Once home to Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, you will relive the glory days of Parisian royalty. Gaze in awe as you are guided through the most beautiful rooms of the palace, including the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's and King´s Private Apartment. After experiencing the grandeur of the interior, enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the Palace of Versailles’ gardens, filled with statues, busts, and marble vases that date back to 1661, when teams of sculptors were led by King Louis XIV's official painter, Charles Le Brun.

From Paris: Palace of Versailles & Gardens w/ Transportation

3. From Paris: Palace of Versailles & Gardens w/ Transportation

Stroll the expansive royal gardens, see yourself in the 357 mirrors of the glittering Hall of Mirrors, and learn about France’s monarchical history on this visit to the Palace of Versailles. Skip the hassle of getting to the palace from Paris with pre-booked transportation and admission.  Imagine yourself a member of the French court as you peruse the ornate state apartments that housed the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789. Get the details on palace gossip and France’s revolutionary history with an included audio guide. Spend hours exploring the legendary gardens. Admire the pristine fountains, sculptures, and beautifully manicured lawns. Discover Marie Antoinette’s private estate and controversial hamlet by choosing the full-day option.

Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens Ticket and Audioguide

4. Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens Ticket and Audioguide

Explore the Palace of Versailles with this ticket and audioguide. Enjoy a comfortable roundtrip journey from Paris to the palace, visit the glittering Hall of Mirrors, and relax in the Palace Gardens. Meet your driver at one of 2 departure points in Paris and head to Versailles on a comfortable bus. Upon arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monument, a trilingual host will first escort you to the château. You then will discover more about the site from the informative audio guide available in 11 languages. Delve deep into the heart of court life and learn how the Palace of Versailles grew from a hunting lodge for Louis XIII before his son Louis XIV transformed and expanded it, moving the court and government of France to Versailles in 1682. Explore the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and the opulent State Apartments. Follow in the footsteps of Louis XIV ("The Sun King"), and stroll among gardens designed by André Le Notre at your own pace. From May to October, your ticket includes the legendary Musical Fountains & Gardens Shows. Watch as the water features light up in a dazzling spectacle to complete your day in Versailles before returning to Paris by bus.

From Paris: Full-Day Guided Tour of Versailles with Lunch

5. From Paris: Full-Day Guided Tour of Versailles with Lunch

Discover the Palace of Versailles and Trianons in their entirety on this full-day tour of the formal royal residences just outside Paris. Be transported back in time as your guide shares tales of love affairs and an assassination attempt within the palace compound.  Start your guided tour of Versailles in the ornate state apartments. Enjoy visits to the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's Bedroom, and the Reception Halls. Hear incredible stories about the Sun King and life at court as you explore the palace grounds and outbuildings.  Enjoy a noontime lunch, then head to the Grand Trianon. Here, you will learn why Louis XIV built this private residence for himself and his mistress Madame de Montespan. The tour continues to Marie-Antoinette’s picturesque retreat and ends in majestic gardens, which you can explore at leisure.

Paris: Versailles Palace Self Guided Tour & Gardens Ticket

6. Paris: Versailles Palace Self Guided Tour & Gardens Ticket

Travel in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned bus from Paris city center to Versailles, home of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette until the French Revolution in 1789. Your host will be on board the bus and ready to answer any questions you may have.  Be transported back to the Golden Age of France with a trip to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and emblem of French royalty and extravagance. Marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau, transformed by the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge.  Your audio guide, available in 11 languages, will enable you to discover the State apartments of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, the epitome of French opulence; three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors line the gold-adorned hall and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. After explore the famous gardens of Versailles with access to the Grand and Petit Trianon, and the Estate of Marie Antoinette. Depending on the day and option booked, you will also be able to see either the Musical Garden or Fountain Show. After your visit, you will be taken back to Paris by air-conditioned bus.

Paris: Louvre and Versailles Guided Day Tour

7. Paris: Louvre and Versailles Guided Day Tour

Embark on a guided tour of two icons of Paris on a full-day guided tour of the Lourve and the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line tickets. Discover world-famous artworks, exhibits, and explore the lavish State Rooms of the Palace. After meeting with your guide, skip the entrance line to the Lourve and admire the greatest masterpieces within the famed walls. Wander through the endless halls and exhibits straight to the top masterpieces. Marvel at the Mona Lisa, the world’s most famous painting, see the Venus de Milo and the Winged Victory of Samothrace and hear the stories behind these priceless paintings and sculptures. Next, go to the Palace of Versailles and walk through rooms covered with gold leaf, furniture quilted in the finest velvet, and clothes crafted from only the best silk and handmade lace. Explore the excesses that sparked a revolution and left Marie Antoinette behind bars. With a guide, you’ll learn all about the history of this incredible palace. Be led through vast corridors and ballrooms to see the best areas of the Palace such as the Hall of Mirrors, the King and Queen’s bedrooms, and the incredible lounges, filled with stunning artworks, chandeliers, and ornate furniture. Before returning to Paris, you’ll also have some free time to enjoy the outdoors and wander the Gardens of Versailles (at your own expense). Covering 1,800 acres, these manicured grounds are the crown jewels of Versailles, with ornate fountains, orange groves, rolling lawns, and stunning water features stretching as far as the eye can see.

From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Private Full-Day Trip

8. From Paris: Giverny and Versailles Private Full-Day Trip

Your tour starts in Paris, where you will be picked from your accommodations and hop aboard a minivan for a one-hour drive to the Palace of Versailles.  Here, you will explore the opulent palace, once home to King Louis XIV, King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. On your tour, you will view the famous Hall of Mirrors, the Grand Apartments and the Queen's Apartments, as your guide helps bring history to life. Enjoy some free time to wander through the expansive gardens behind the palace.  After touring Versailles, take a midday break for lunch and continue your journey to Giverny, the long-time home of Claude Monet. When you arrive at Monet's House and Gardens, take some time to wander through the rows of vibrant flowers and stroll over to the water lily pond and Japanese bridge. You can view his workshop and house, where you can admire Monet's collection of Japanese prints on the walls before heading back to Paris.  

Versailles-Giverny Day Tour with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

9. Versailles-Giverny Day Tour with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

A day of unforgettable impressions awaits you outside Paris at legendary Versailles and the home of Claude Monet. Select the private option, and you'll be whisked straight from your lobby or doorstep in downtown Paris to Giverny, the village where Monet produced some of the world's most beautiful landscape paintings. See the gardens the so-called Father of Impressionism magically recreated on canvas, with their trademark water lilies and Japanese bridge. A complimentary 3-course lunch at the renowned Moulin de Fourges restaurant will provide the perfect opportunity to rest and savor what you saw along with fine gourmet food. The second part of the day takes you to Versailles, where reality might exceed your idea of how kings and queens once lived. Spend an hour wandering about the Grand Apartments of the king and queen, and the famous Hall of Mirrors. Outside discover the famous palace gardens, the marble Grand Trianon palace retreat and Marie Antoinette's Hamlet.

From Paris: Versailles Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

10. From Paris: Versailles Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Ticket

During this half-day tour you will see the best that Versailles has to offer without having to wait in line ! We will take you back to the Golden Age of France with an afternoon at the Palace of Versailles. The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage, and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th century French art. Former residence of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. The guided tour of the palace includes the State Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, a richly decorated gallery which boasts 357 mirrors, french bay windows and crystal chandeliers. At the end of your visit there is free time to discover the famous gardens à la française ; a 2,000 acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains.

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Fabio was a great tour guide. No complaints. We were shown all the “important stuff” and then given about an hour of free time to explore the gardens. Very well structured and very informative. Perfect if you don’t want to spend all day there. I do wish we had just a little more time to explore the gardens or maybe stop at a cafe in the gardens for a bite to eat. If this spot ranks high on your list, and you want the luxury of time to explore, maybe opt for something else. But this tour was perfect for our needs. We saw the regal apartments and hall of mirrors, then went straight to the golf carts and toured the gardens. Golf carts are slow - I would recommend renting a bike instead (but bike rental was not near the gardens entrance). Overall I was extremely happy with this tour and I highly recommend!

The trip was absolutely amazing. I would have to say that if you wish to see everything, you would have to rush the garden tour which is not ideal since there is plenty to experience there as well. Overall, we were very happy with our tour!

The bus was comfortable and made it easy to visit outside the city, stress free. The tour guides were friendly and approachable with questions. Make sure to rent a golf cart when touring the gardens so you have time to see it all.

Qell organised, good communication, our guide Barbara was informative and fun. She was always helpful, the staff in Versailles were also engaging and helpful.

Unfortunately traffic delayed start but tour guide was great.