Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris | La Vacanza Travel

Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Versailles
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  • 3 hours
  • Versailles
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Are you planning a day trip to Versailles from Paris, but worried about the logistics of getting there and navigating the popular attractions? Let us take care of it for you with our half-day small group tour. With the help of our expert local guide, we'll whisk you away to Versailles and get off at the optimal stop. Best of all, you'll skip the long lines at the palace and have more time to explore the stunning palace, gardens, and Trianon Estate. Get the most out of your trip to Versailles and leave the hassle to us!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Paris, Paris, Ile-de-France

Meet your guide in Paris and enjoy a train ride to Versailles alongside of them. once arrived at Versailles following a short walk to the palace, your guided tour will begin.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France

Time to discover the grandeur of the French monarchy. Originally a hunting lodge, King Louis XIII transformed the site into the iconic Versailles Palace and Gardens in the 17th century, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you skip the line with your guide to enter the palace, you'll discover over 2,000 rooms, each adorned with exquisite art and treasures, offering a glimpse into the opulence of the French royal court.

This estate served as the epicenter of French power and luxury during the reign of King Louis XIV, who spared no expense in his pursuit of perfection. Your expert guide will share fascinating tales of the court's lavish lifestyle and the notorious scandals that rocked Versailles during its heyday. The palace's stunning design also offers breath-taking views of the manicured gardens.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Hall of Mirrors, Chateau de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

The Hall of Mirrors
The Hall of Mirrors is undoubtedly the most renowned room in the entire Palace of Versailles, measuring almost 70 yards in length and featuring an astonishing 357 mirrors. Originally designed to reflect light and protect the walls from smoke, the mirrors created an enchanting effect by reflecting candlelight throughout the room.

The Treaty of Versailles
On June 28th, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles, which marked the end of World War I, was signed in this iconic room. With thousands of rooms to explore, a self-guided tour of the Palace of Versailles can be overwhelming. A guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide is the perfect way to make sure you see all the highlights, including the opulent King's State Apartments and the apartments of Louis XV's daughters.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Jardins du Chateau de Versailles, Place d'Armes A l'Ouest du Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles France

Your journey through Versailles doesn't stop at the palace - you'll also discover the legendary Gardens of Versailles with your knowledgeable guide who'll share the garden's captivating stories. Afterward, you'll have free time to wander and explore the gardens at your own pace. Covering almost 2,000 acres, these immaculately tended gardens boast over 400 sculptures and 1,400 fountains, and have inspired countless other gardens around the world.

But your tour doesn't end there! With your ticket, you'll also have access to Marie-Antoinette's Trianon Estate, a separate palace-like complex located within the larger Versailles grounds. Feel free to explore this estate at own pace, and when you're ready to head back to Paris, simply use your included return ticket.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Round-trip transportation from Paris to Versailles
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Guided tour of the Palace
  • Introduction to the Gardens
  • Free time to explore the gardens and Trianon Estate
  • A local, English-speaking guide
  • Small group of 18 or fewer people
  • Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you and wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

4 Pl. de la Prte d'Auteuil, 75016 Paris, France


Return Details

Gardens of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours


User's Reviews

Norma_L

03 Mar, 2024

Nadia was a very nice and informative tour guide. From pickup point in Paris to the Palace we were lucky to have her share the most interesting points of the Palace. Much recommended!!!

Kendall_S

03 Mar, 2024

I booked this tour months ago and they sent me the wrong location to meet with the group, so I was unable to take the tour. Their customer service was helpful when I asked for a refund, however, I am now weary booking with them for fear this will happen again.

Aaliyah_W

01 Mar, 2024

I went on this tour on a free day from my study abroad program. I really enjoyed it. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and we had ample time to listen and take pictures. Only thing I would change is more time to explore the gardens before having to be back at the coach bus.

Nora_D

29 Feb, 2024

Our group guide was excellent. Extremely well informed and very friendly. She catered to everyone in the group. The skip the line tickets with the tour are definitely the way to go. Our guide knew how to negotiate the crowds and kept us moving. La Vacanza Travel is highly recommended for a reason!

Claire_S

27 Feb, 2024

Veronique was great!! Super informative; didn’t drag on for too long about anything, and seemed to know just about everything about the palace. She showed us all the major stuff and I think it was well worth the money. Skipping the very long line out front alone is worth it

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