Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace & Gardens from Paris with Optional Fountain Show
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Stop At: Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles France
Arriving from Paris in a comfortable private bus, accompanied by your expert guide, you’ll strut past the lines outside the Palace of Versailles in true royal fashion. As your guide shows you around a carefully curated selection of the palace’s 700 rooms, you’ll hear stories of the Sun King, Louis XIV, his successors, their queens, mistresses, and courtiers – including Marie Antoinette and other notable figures. Versailles had its heyday in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the Sun King elevated Louis XIII’s humble hunting lodge into the official seat of the French court – and 300 years later, the palace has lost little of its glamorous excess.
The Gardens of the Palace of Versailles were designed by master gardener André Le Nôtre and court painter Charles le Brun, not as a respite from the palace, but as an extension of it – with every bit as much opulence (and intrigue) as the interior. Depending on the day, your tour of the Gardens may include the Musical Fountain Show (where fountains dance in perfect time to classical music) or Musical Gardens (where music accompanies your tour through the idyllic glades). Even if not, with your guide’s help, you’ll discover fountains, statues and secret groves scattered throughout the vast French formal estate.
Following the guided tour, you’ll have a free hour to revisit the most captivating sights – or find new ones just for yourself. Surrounded by luxury, the only hardship is deciding how to follow an experience this spectacular.
Duration: 2 hours
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Small groups tour
- Local guide
- Escorted round-trip transfer by bus
- Small groups tour : maximum passenger capacity per tour is 25 passengers.
- Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
So very pleased we did this tour, as it included fast-track entry into the Palace. Be prepared for different guides as you progress through - both in the coach, and at the Palace. Our guide at the Palace was knowledgeable and knew the routine of the visit which made it easier for us as we waited our turn to enter. The interior of the Palace was magnificent, and the gardens were wonderful. However, we were fortunate to have a different guide in the coach on our way home - this lady lived and breathed Paris and showed us the many wonderful sites we passed on the way home. Highly recommend this tour.
Very good tour. Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable. The village of versailles is a beautiful place too
Sad, when we got there there was no headphones for us to do the tour.. we had to wait out in the could for like 30min then the tour guide finally said we had to start the tour without headphones.. is crazy because with the amount of people inside is impossible for a group of 22 people to hear someone talking inside is was very difficult to collect information.. Victoria the tour guide did what she could I guess.. city of Wanders was not ready with our stuff. The tour was very fast and not enough time to do much
I would say pass on this one. The house is ok but the tour is brutally dry. Really needed some humor was just fact over fact and the place was so packed it was not a good time. The garden is really cool. Probably because we went off on our own without a guide. The guide was nice and knew a ton but boring so boring. For the rest of our trip when we had would you rathers this was an option like would you rather spend 1 hour in the metro bathroom or 3 days straight do the Versailles tour.
We were never picked up for our visit to Versaille. Upon calling Viatore about this, we discovered they are just middlemen and basically have nothing to do with any problems a tour might incure. The real tour operator, City Wonders, would give us credit for the tour but recharge an additional 20%. My suggestion is to book all tours through your hotel concierge, price is the same and no problems.
Highly recommend! Tour was excellent. Guide was very well informed about Versailles and was entertaining as well. Flawless from start to finish with comfortable transportation to and from the venue.