Palace of Versailles Tour from Paris
Explore the palace's highlights and gardens with transportation included
The lines outside of the Palace of Versailles can last for hours, especially during peak summer months. Luckily, our skip the line tour allows you to cruise past the lines and enter promptly.
What you will see on this tour
- Transportation by Train
- Palace of Versailles
- Skip the Line Tickets
- The Grand Rooms
- Hall of Mirrors
- Professional English-Speaking Guide
- Gardens of Versailles
- Free time
- Return to Paris
Are you feeling fancy? Take a trip to the Versailles Palace and Gardens and experience true luxury. Our small group, Versailles Palace tour takes you through this opulent royal French palace with a professional, English-speaking guide. Don’t stress yourself out with planning your trip, booking your tickets and figuring out what to see once you arrive. We’ll take care of all the details. You’ll feel like royalty as your tour guide escorts you by train from Paris to Versailles, then paints a picture of life as a 17th-century French monarch through storytelling. This 3-hour tour features:
- A professional English-speaking guide
- Train tickets from Paris to Versailles and back.
- Skip the line tickets to the Palace of Versailles
- An introduction to the Gardens of Versailles
- Free time to explore the gardens
Witness the History of Versailles
A breathtaking product of 17th-century France, the Palace of Versailles sits on top of the château, hunting lodge and original hunting grounds of King Louis XIII. His son Louis XIV eventually took over and commissioned the building of what the world now knows as the Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV even destroyed the nearby village for the expansion of the Château de Versailles. Containing over 2,000 rooms and 2,000 windows, the Palace of Versailles is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
As you approach this exquisite palace, you’ll understand why over 7 million people visit each year. This extraordinary feat of French Baroque Architecture has inspired many palaces across Europe during the same time period. If you thought the exterior of the palace is incredible, wait until you see the lavish decorations, art and furnishings inside.
The Hall of Mirrors and Grand Apartments
Measuring almost 70 yards long and adorned with 357 mirrors, the Hall of Mirrors is the most famous room in the palace. The mirrors in this room were designed to reflect light and protect the walls from smoke. Only a few candles were required in order to reflect candlelight throughout the entire room. The Treaty of Versailles, which marked the end of World War I, was signed in the Hall of Mirrors on June 28th, 1919. With thousands of rooms to explore, navigating the Palace of Versailles on your own is a challenge. A guided tour is the best way to cover the must-see highlights of the Palace of Versailles including the King's State Apartments and Louis XV's daughters' Apartments.
Palace of Versailles Gardens
After touring the palace, you’ll experience the spellbinding Gardens of Versailles. Inspiring gardens all over the world, the meticulously-manicured Gardens of Versailles occupy a total area of almost 2,000 acres. Thousands of trees were transported from all over France by entire regiments of the French army to create these gardens. The gardens contain over 400 sculptures and 1,400 fountains.
After touring the palace gardens, you are free to find a place to relax in the sun or continue exploring Versailles on your own. Once you’re finished basking in the glory of the beautiful Gardens of Versailles, you’ll make your way back to the train station. As you head back to Paris with your return train ticket (included in the price of the tour), you’ll know that you’ve experienced a true bucket list moment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
Outside of exit 1 (sortie 1) of the Javel-André Citroen metro station. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.
What to bring?
We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you. We always highly recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved, especially if you want to spend extended time in the gardens.
Q: Is a guided tour of the gardens included?
A: Before your guide says "Au Revoir", they provide you with a thirty minute explanation of the gardens. Then you may explore on your own at your preferred pace.
Q: Are train tickets included in the price of the Versailles tour?
A: Yes, round-trip train tickets are included in the price of this small group Versailles tour.
Q: What if I have limited-mobility?
A: If you have doubts about your mobility, we recommend you take our private tour of the Versailles Palace and Gardens.
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Palace of Versailles
Our tour with Z was fantastic! We had a small group so he was able to share extra stories and information with us to make the tour more detailed. He has a great personality and adds the right amount of flair to all the historical information. Our day was very easy with his guidance
Great half day tour with The Tour Guy and Z
Z gave us a very informative and well paced tour of Versailles. He was incredibly clear and enthusiastic about the content and managed to keep our small group of 16 together despite the crowds and chaos of Versailles. The tour does an excellent job on the logistics and the palace itself. Then with a brief introduction we were set free to roam about the amazing gardens which should not be missed. Z gave good tips and most of all cared about the success of the tour. Will definitely do another tour with this company!
Our tour of Versailles with The Tour Guy was awesome! Erica met us at our meeting spot and coordinated our tickets and introductions to our guide, Z. From there Z escorted us on the train to Versailles, giving us some background historical information about Versailles while we travelled to make our tour more understandable. Z navigated the check-in process so we didn’t have to, making our trip very low stress, no lines, easy! Z was very knowledgeable and his stories made Versailles come alove