Golden Versailles Palace and Garden Tour

The Royal Day Trip from Paris

Experience true luxury with a trip to the Versailles Palace and Gardens. Our small group Versailles Palace tour provides transportation from Paris and takes you through this opulent royal palace with a professional, English-speaking guide.

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This tour is pretty leisurely, but you will be on your feet for a few hours, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Versailles
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.

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