Half Day Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour From Versailles

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Join this 3-hour guided visit to the Chateau of Versailles, the most prestigious and famous royal palace in Europe. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors in the footsteps of Kings and Queens, explore the lavish state apartments, and see magnificent gardens.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles, home of the Sun King Louis XIV
  • Stroll through the magnificent gardens with your guide
  • Skip the famously long lines with reserved entry times
  • Marvel at the incredible Fountain shows or Musical Gardens (depending on day of visit)
  • Listen to an expert, English-speaking guide

Description

Learn how the glory of the Sun King shone throughout the world on this tour. Your expert English-speaking guide will bring the extravagant lives of the royal family and the French court at Versailles to life. Small groups allow for a relaxed and intimate visit. Your guide will take you on a journey in the footsteps of the Kings and Queens of France. During the reign of Louis XIV - the Sun King - Versailles was the place to be and to be seen. Nowadays visitors from all over the world still come to Versailles to marvel at the splendours of this incredible palace. The skip-the-line access allows you to bypass the long lines that form each day, and your friendly local guide will steer you expertly through the crowds, bringing the famous figures who once inhabited this palace back to life, and making sure you don’t miss a thing. Learn how the Kings and Queens lived out their lavish lives in public, how they kept the gossiping courtiers under their thumb, and stole Italy’s thunder by making Versailles the artistic center of Europe. Discover a typical day in the life of Marie Antoinette; you’ll quickly understand why she hated the palace so much. Her opulent lifestyle here would ultimately lead to her tragic demise under the French Revolution; she left Versailles in 1789 never to return. After visiting the royal apartments inside the palace, your guide will lead you through the spectacular gardens, once the setting of balls, parties and elaborate firework displays. On fountain show days you will discover the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of Kings and Queens. At the end of your tour your guide will be happy to give you advice on further places to visit or where to enjoy a great meal in this beautiful royal city.

Includes

Guided visit of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles Expert, English-speaking tour guide Small groups of 20 people or fewer

Important Information

  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking. Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
  • You can cancel your tour up to 24 hours prior to departure and receive a full refund. Please note that refunds are not possible for missed tours.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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