From Versailles: Skip-the-Line Royal Palace of Versailles and Gardens Tour

Explore the famous palace grounds, the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Apartments, and more with a guide

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Experience the life of luxury and grandeur of French royalty on this tour of the Versailles Palace and Gardens. Meet your expert guide in Versailles for a journey through the Hall of Mirrors, Royal Apartments, and more.

Tour Details
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Grand Rooms
  • Hall of Mirrors
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Free Time to Explore
  • Skip the Line Tickets

Do you want to take as a trip back in time to an era of unchecked royal power? Were the shocking charges leading to Marie Antoinette's execution true? Why was Louis the XIV called the Sun King?  Guided through the stunning palace and lush gardens, you will take a journey through the history of Versailles. The crowds here can get pretty bad, but with skip the line tickets you'll cruise right past them like a VIP.  On this two hour tour you will receive:

  • An English-speaking storytelling guide,

  • Palace of Versailles skip the line access

  • Access to the Versailles Gardens with introduction

  • Free time to explore the gardens

Experience the Grandeur of Versailles

Formerly the hunting chateau of King Louis XIII, the stunning Versailles Palace and Gardens were built in the 17th century. UNESCO declared this place a World Heritage site, and it's easy to see why. The elaborately decorated and expansive palace became the seat of French power during the reign of King Louis XIV. 

A stunning work to behold from the inside and out, the Versailles palace encompasses over 2,000 rooms, with about as many windows looking out at the immense gardens. The richly decorated interior holds countless works of art and precious artifacts, so it's easy to see why over seven million people visit the chateau each year. 

The Hall of Mirrors and Grand Apartments

Perhaps the most celebrated room in the entire palace is the Hall of Mirrors. Named for the 357 mirrors that line the hall, it was designed with more than just beauty in mind. The intensive reflections required only a few candles be lit to illuminate the entire corridor. It was also the place where the signatories of the Treaty of Versailles made their final and consequential decision: ending World War I. The immensity of the palace can be pretty intimidating,  but with an expert guide you will receive an in-depth walk-through of the Palace's treasures. These include stunning sights such as the Apartments of Louis XV's daughters, and the King's State Apartments. 

Palace of Versailles Gardens

Just because your palace tour is over doesn't mean you've seen everything. Take a walk through the preciously maintained gardens spread across the immense Versailles property. They are simply some of the finest gardens in the world, built to such a scale that the King enlisted an entire legion of troops to bring in the trees and statues. The grand fountains are a huge draw, featuring fantastic water shows in the summer. You'll receive an introduction to the gardens from your guide, and then it's time to explore on your own!

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I did this tour with my whole family and we loved it! Our guide was one of the most knowledgable I have ever had and we have done a lot of traveling. She knew all the little details and had great stories to share with the group. We also really liked this option since it started at Versailles as were staying nearby for a few days visiting family. It's a great value and would do it again if we ever went back!

Beautiful day in Versailles
13 February 2020
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My husband and I took this tour and it was perfect. The tour of our palace took our breath away, and we found the gardens to be even more beautiful. After the tour we stayed in the gardens and explored on our own because we just couldn't get enough. Visiting Versailles was the highlight of our trip to France!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

At the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in the Place d'Armes. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

If you'd like, we recommend bringing a bottle of water. We always highly recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as this is primarily a walking tour. After the tour you are welcome to explore the gardens further as well.

What if I have limited-mobility?

If you have doubts about your mobility, we recommend you take our private tour of the Versailles Palace and Gardens.

Are train tickets included in the price of the Versailles tour?

Transportation is not included on this tour. If you are interested we do offer a tour of Versailles which also includes train transport from Paris

Is a guided tour of the gardens included?

On this tour your guide will provide a 30 minute overview of the Gardens. After the tour you are welcome to greater explore the gardens on your own

What to bring?

If you'd like, we recommend bringing a bottle of water. We always highly recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as this is primarily a walking tour. After the tour you are welcome to explore the gardens further as well.

Where to meet?

At the equestrian statue of Louis the XIV in the Place d'Armes. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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