Versailles Palace and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour from Paris | La Vacanza Travel

Versailles Palace and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour 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 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 bus 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. 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, head back to Paris at your own convenience, or join our guide back to Paris after the introduction to the gardens.

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
  • Option 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any walking impairments that require special assistance on our group tours. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages.
  • 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

Henry_W

23 May, 2024

History stories to complement rooms and artwork was very informative. Wish we had more time to learn more.

TB555

23 May, 2024

Having finaly been able to re-book and visit, the house and gardens are magnificent. Even though very little of the house is actually seen, it is fascinating. The tour guide was not great as English was poor and did not know answers to questions.

Louis_S

23 May, 2024

Excellent tour. Melanie was very knowledgeable. The tour was perfect. Pick up place was slightly hard to locate. Otherwise everything was great.

Meander03825036336

23 May, 2024

The Versailles Palace and Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour from Paris offers a seamless, informative experience of opulent history and breathtaking landscapes, making it a must-do for history buffs and garden lovers alike.

Mark_N

22 May, 2024

Awesome tour. Our guide Julie made the history of the place come alive. She was knowledgeable and entertaining. Her gardens' recommendations were spot on.

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Worth the trip. Artwork & gardens

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Versailles, a beautiful sight

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Visiting the home of the Sun King

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Wonderful tour!!

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Beautiful palace and garden! Well worth a half day visit

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Well worth the time and money.

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Must See Versailles with a Guide! Ours was Fantastic

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