Day Trip to Versailles Palace by Train

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From November 01, 2016 to March 31, 2017 is at

What To Expect

Travel to the Versailles Palace where 18th century French monarchs resided. Visit the grandiose rooms of the palace in an audioguided tour. Visit the vast gardens of the palace.

Highlights

  • Travel to Versailles Palace by train and discover the French historic site with a tour guide

  • Roam around the Versailles Palace's 800-hectare garden

  • Visit the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments of the King and Queen at the Versailles Palace

Specifications

Type:
Day Tour at the Versailles Palace by Train
Departs From:
Paris
Meeting Point:
ParisCityVision Pyramides Agency
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
daily except Monday at 9:00 AM
Product Code:
12974
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Take a trip down to 18th century France by participating in this tour around the Versailles Palace and its gardens. This tour is perfect for participants who would like to discover the fancy life of the French monarchs in the past.

A 45 minute train ride from Paris to Versailles will mark the start of this tour.

A guided tour around the Versailles Palace will be enjoyed by the participants of this trip. Visitors will be given a chance to visit the Hall of Mirrors. Given its name, this particular room in the palace features mirrors as tall as its walls. These mirrors were designed in the 18th century to illuminate the hallways with minimal candles required; this way, the smoke will not be able to cause damage to the walls and ceilings of the hall.

Another interesting part of the trip is the visit to the separate State Apartments of the King and Queen. The grand apartment of the Queen consisted of 4 large rooms including her bedchamber as well as 3 more rooms where the late Queen Marie-Antoinette would entertain her guests, play music, or tend to her children. The grand apartments of the King however had 7 huge rooms which are open most of the week for both foreigners and French people back then. The King had 12 separate interior apartments for varied purposes.

Roam around the lush Versailles Palace gardens on the allowed free time. These gardens as well as chateau were subjected to expansion once Louis the 14th moved his court to Versailles. Due to the onset of expansions, the garden had covered 800 hectares of land.

This tour will end with a train ride back to Paris.

Includes

  • Return train ticket from Versailles to Paris

  • Licensed multilingual tour guide

  • Skip the line entrance tickets to the palace of Versailles

Excludes

  • Entrance fee to the gardens on musical garden/fountain display dates

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 2 years old are free of charge

  • Use of camera flash is strictly prohibited inside the Versailles Palace

  • Comfortable walking shoes are highly suitable for this tour

  • This tour is not suitable for participants with walking difficulties. Wheel chairs are not allowed inside the Versailles Palace.

  • The musical gardens and fountain display attractions are will run on selected dates in the summer. On these dates, entrance to the gardens is not included.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): 3 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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