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From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour

Product ID: 13990
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Experience the opulence of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles on a half-day excursion from Paris. Marvel at the spectacular interior of the palace and the manicured gardens and rolling lawns surrounding it. See the Fountain Show or Musical Gardens.
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Duration: 4 hours
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  • Skip the lines with pre-booked admission to Versailles
  • Explore the opulently decorated rooms of the Palace of Versailles
  • Marvel at the stunning manicured gardens and lush rolling lawns
  • Enjoy an intimate tour taken at a leisurely pace, with a maximum of 25 people per group
Full description
Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. Experience life at its most luxurious, in a setting of lush rolling lawns that stretch as far as the eye can see.

On this half-day tour, you’ll skip the lines at the entrance with your pre-booked admission to Versailles. With a maximum of 25 people per group, your Versailles tour will be intimate and unhurried. An English-speaking guide will meet you at Versailles and lead you through the Gardens and Palace.

Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most spectacular castles in the world, boasting 700 rooms! See the incredible array of fine art and the intricate designs of the 1,250 fireplaces as you work your way through the palace’s highlights, including the King’s and Queen’s apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, the Hall of Mirrors and the Salon of Abundance.

Head out into the sunlight and visit the manicured gardens, covering an area of 1,800 acres. On Thursdays you’ll enjoy a tour of the gardens and have some free time to explore on your own.

It’s best to book your tour on days other than Thursday, when the famous Versailles Fountain Show or Musical Gardens are running.
  • Round-trip transfers in an air-conditioned coach for tours operating from Paris
  • Admission ticket and reservation fee for the Palace of Versailles
  • Admission ticket and reservation fee for the Gardens of Versailles Fountain Show or Musical Gardens show (except Thursdays)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Headsets, to hear the guide better
  • Small group tour (no larger than 25 people)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour involves a fair amount of walking
• Photography without a flash is permitted throughout the tour
• The duration of the tour is 3.5 hours and the maximum group size is 25 people
• The Musical Gardens and Fountain Show may be subject to last-minute schedule changes that are not under the local supplier's control
• Extra security measures may be implemented at some venues. Delays are possible
• To avoid disruption, please bring only small bags

From US$ 69.86 per person

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Product ID: 13990