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What To Expect
There is a certain magic that fizzes through the air in the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. This is Paris life at its most luxurious and just as you imagined it with gold brushed furniture, quilted four-poster beds and lush rolling lawns that stretch as far as the eye can see.
With a maximum of 20 people per group, your tour of Versailles will be intimate, unhurried and enjoyable. Your English-speaking guide will meet you in Versailles and lead you through the Gardens and Palace. We will Skip the Line to Versailles and your guide will lead you from one marvelous room to the next, pointing out where Louis XIV tormented his friends and family with long, boring ceremonies and where it was that Marie Antoinette ate her cake.
Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most beautiful castles in the world with a whopping 700 rooms. Peruse its incredible array of fine art and the intricate design of its 1250 fireplaces as you work your way through the highlights of the castle including the King and Queen's apartments, the Chapel, the Coronation Room, the Hall of Mirrors and the Salon of Abundance - how many residences can boast one of those? This list of rooms your guide will show you goes on and on, each one an entirely different and unique experience from the Peace Room to the Queen's bedchamber.
And just when you think that you have seen all that the Palace of Versailles has to offer, you'll burst into the sunlight and encounter its dazzling manicured gardens, over 1,800 acres in size. On Thursdays we'll give you a tour of the gardens and give you some free time to wander, but we suggest choosing a date when either the famous Versailles Fountain Show or Musical Gardens are running. The Versailles Fountain Show is a wonderful live concert held in the exclusive groves, designed by André Le Nôtre. Watch fountains explode to the sounds of a cello at the Fountain Show or just be enchanted by the simple beauty of classical music played in beautiful surroundings during the Musical Gardens event.
Relax and reflect on your day of luxury as the train chugs back towards Paris and back to the real world. As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
the King and Queen's apartments,
the 17th c. galleries
the Hall of Mirrors
Hercules Drawing Room
Salon of Abundance
Diana Room (with a bust of Louis XIV by Bernini),
Salon of the Nobles
Escorted travel to Versailles by train
Return train ticket for Paris
Admission ticket and reservation fee for the Palace of Versailles
Admission ticket and reservation fee for the Gardens of Versailles Fountain Show or Musical Gardens show, depending on departure chosen
English speaking tour guide
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Infants up to 1 year old travel for free and do not require a reservation.
It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points. Transportation from Paris to Versailles will be by train with a representative of the local operator.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our group tours. We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs, buggies, strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour without a flash. The use of mobile phones is prohibited.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 20 guests.
Booking modifications made within 72 hours of tour date will be charged an amendment fee.
This tour is operated in English only.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
4 hours and 45 minutes