Versailles Palace
Beautiful view of the Garden in Versailles
Guided visit outside Versailles Palace
Fountain show in Versailles
Mirrows room inside Versailles
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Versailles Palace Tour with Entrance Ticket to Gardens

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Tue to Sun
Several Departure Times

  • Meet your guide at Versailles allowing for complete flexibility, and enjoy Skip the Line access to the beautiful Palace of Versailles as well as a guided tour with an English-speaking expert in the subject.
  • Admire this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site and let it take your breath away as you explore the Hall of Mirrors, Grand Apartments and more
  • Enjoy a self-guided experience of the Gardens of Versailles. From April to October, you'll receive all-inclusive tickets to the Gardens of Versailles, and enjoy the exploration of this vast outdoor oasis at your leisure. 

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets and reservation fee for the Château de Versailles
  • Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Gardens of the Palace of Versailles (Self-Guided)

Few regal residences capture the essence of monarchy like this seemingly limitless palace. From its 700 rooms to nearly 2,000 acres of gardens, this massive chateau that reached perfection under the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, still evokes the same astonishment that it must have over 300 years ago. Our Versailles tours cover the best of this acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site in 3 hours starting directly from Versailles, including the Grand Apartments, State Rooms and Hall of Mirrors.

You will go straight past the lines to explore and enjoy the lavish Gardens of Versailles, conceived as an artistic masterpiece themselves. Designed by the landscaper André Le Nôtre and court painter Charles Le Brun in the 1660s, this extensive formal garden symbolizes harmonious mastery over nature, all with the Apollonian twist that characterized the reign of the Sun King.

Please note that the visit to the Gardens is a self-guided experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of this historical landscape at your own pace.

From April to October, your visit to Versailles will include immersive musical experiences. These delightful presentations may showcase fountains synchronized to classical melodies and charming tunes, enhancing your exploration of the grounds' scenic highlights. Should these events not be scheduled, you are welcome to leisurely wander and enjoy the gardens.

When it’s time to enter the palace, you will stand in awe of its grandiose adornment. Enjoy absorbing commentary on its history and inhabitants including Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, their queens, and concubines, as you walk in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette and other famous historical figures. Discover who they were, and how they spent their time here as you witness the golden age of Versailles, from the rise of France as Europe's greatest power to the demise of the ancien régime during the French Revolution.

Considered among the finest examples of 17th and 18th century art anywhere, this extensive dwelling had much humbler beginnings as Louis XIII's hunting lodge in the early 1600s and was embellished over the following century. It became the official seat of the court from 1682 to 1789, as Louis XIV gathered courtiers around him in an effort to make sure they stayed loyal to him.

This tour has been carefully crafted to make sure you get an in-depth look into both must-see aspects of Versailles. And this is just the beginning of our extensive collection of world-class experiences. Check out our full list of Paris tours, or opt for a Versailles tour from Paris.

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