Paris
3 hours
Varies
18

Highlights

  • Explore Versailles with an expert guide.
  • Enjoy a spectacular show in the gardens.
  • Sit back and relax on roundtrip train transport.
  • Explore in small groups for a more intimate experience.
  • Use free time to discover Trianon Estate and more.

Tour description

Olympics Advisory: The Paris Olympics & Paralympics are expected to cause significant travel delays throughout the city from July 14–September 9, 2024. To ensure you arrive at your tour meeting points on time, we strongly advise you to plan your journey with extra time to account for potential traffic and transportation delays.

Avoid the hassle of getting to Versailles yourself with the help of a local guide and roundtrip train tickets included

Your tour begins in the center of Paris where you'll meet your guide and small group of travelers. You'll board a train together for a short ride into the countryside, so you don't have to worry about making your way to Versailles all by yourself.

Discover Versailles with skip-the-line tickets and insight from your expert guide

Once at Versailles, you'll skip the line and head right into the Palace. Alongside an expert guide, you’ll visit the incredible gilded palace chapel, the King and Queen’s private apartments and of course, the phenomenal function rooms including the iconic Hall of Mirrors. As you walk, your guide will bring the palace to life with stories of courtly intrigue and royal plots, while also giving you insight into the everyday lives of the people who lived here.

With your guide leading the way, they'll give you an introduction to the extravagant Palace Gardens and allow you to wander them on your own. Depending on the day you’ll see either the Fountains Show, where the beautiful fountains come to life to music, or the musical Gardens Show.

Use free time to discover the lesser-known sights on the grounds

In the afternoon, you'll have free time to explore the rest of the royal domain, such as the Gallery of Coaches (open weekends and public holidays) or the Trianon Estate where Marie Antoinette enjoyed her private moments at palaces like Petit Trianon and the Queen's Hamlet. With a roundtrip train ticket to Paris included, enjoy the flexibility of returning to the City of Lights when you wish.

This tour takes the hassle out of finding your own way to Versailles with roundtrip transportation and skip-the-line tickets. With so much ground to cover and history to unpack, an expert local guide will reveal the stories and secrets that took place within the Palace's walls. There's no better way to experience one of France's must-see monuments.

Sites visited

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • King's State Apartments
  • Queen's Apartments
  • War Salon
  • Peace Salon
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Trianon Estate
  • Petit Trianon Palace
  • Queen's Hamlet
  • Grand Trianon Palace
  • Gallery of the Coaches

Included

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Michelle

Jul 19, 2024

Nazli, our guide was fantastic! At a very crowded Versailles, she always made sure our group got the best viewing area in each room. The information was informative and interesting (it held the attention of my teenage sons) plus she gave us helpful tips to extend our stay at Versailles. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

Pamela

May 12, 2024

Booking a “skip the line” tour of Versailles does not go as advertised. There’s only one security checker with hundreds of groups trying to get through. Very poorly designed. And our tickets to the Marie Antoinette train were not honored either. Bogus!

Jonathan

May 04, 2024

Steph was truly a professional. She was so good that I saw other customers in a different tour literally take off their headsets to listen to her. Thanks so much for the tour!

Brenda

Oct 29, 2023

Great tour, nice small group. Tour guide was very educated on the subject.

Shelley

Sep 28, 2023

Our guide Claire was a super guide. She made the tour interesting and fun. While it can be quite crowded inside, the time spent in the gardens is lovely. I highly recommend this tour.

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