Be transported back to the Golden Age of France with an entire day to discover the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its gardens and the Trianons - including Marie Antoinette’s private Hamlet.  You'll travel between Paris and Versailles in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned coach.  At Versailles, you will be guaranteed fast-track entry, allowing you to jump the queue to marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau, transformed by King Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge.  Playground of the French monarchs, Versailles was the center of royal and political power until the French Revolution in 1789 which saw Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette forced to return to Paris.

Your audio guide will enable you to discover the State Apartments of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors - the epitome of French opulence - where three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors line the gold-adorned hall and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling.  You will also have free time to explore the famous gardens - a 2,000 acre park designed by Andre le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues and fountains.  The grounds of Versailles boast two smaller, but equally beautiful palaces which are also well worth a visit.  The Grand Trianon was built for King Louis XIV to enjoy with his mistress Madame de Montespan and later by Napoleon Bonaparte and Empress Marie-Louise.  The elegant, single-story palace with pink marble radiates coziness, sweetness and grandeur all at once.  The Petit Trianon, a small chateau in the grounds of Versailles used by Marie Antoinette for festivities and to escape the overwhelming court etiquette. You will also discover the Queen's Hamlet, a stylized Norman village and farm built for Marie Antoinette where she retreated with her closest friends to enjoy an intimately rustic life.  Completed just a few years before the Revolution, the Hamlet remains a testiment to the Queen's desire for a simpler life over the cold marble vaults of the main palace.

"Audioguided" means the guide will not accompany you inside for the visit of the Great Apartments. Audio guides are available in 11 languages for the visit on your own inside the Great Apartments.

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate
(Ages 18-65):
$99.92
Senior Rate
(Ages 66+):
$94.31
Child Rate
(Ages 3-17):
$88.70
Child - Free
(Ages 2 and Under):
$0.00

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Tour / Activity Details

approximately 7.5 hours
8:15 am - Tuesday through Sunday (April through October)
8:15 am on Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday (November through March)
(Please see Special Schedule Details)

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the convenient meeting location near the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

COVID-19 Protocols Updates

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for travelers and guides in public areas and vehicles
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Tour operator is a signatory of Caring Attitude, the health commitment charter of the city of Paris

 

Special Schedule Details

This tour does not operate on the first Sunday of each month from November through March, or on the following holiday dates:

  • January 1st (New Year's Day)
  • May 1st (Labour Day)
  • July 14th (Bastille Day)
  • November 1st (All Saints Day)
  • December 25th (Christmas Day)

 

Included

  • Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
  • Hostess in coach
  • Skip the line entrance into the Palace (Hall of Mirrors, Queen's Apartment, State Apartments)
  • Individual audioguide in the palace available in: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese
  • Access to the Gardens (Even during Water Fountain Show)
  • Access to the Trianons and the Queen's Hamlet

 

Not Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food or drinks
  • Optional gratuities

 

Musical Gardens Show

The Musical Gardens show takes place every summer in the Gardens of Versailles Palace. During this period, the access to the gardens will also be included (at no extra-cost) to enjoy the show in the Gardens.

 

Musical Fountains Show

The Musical Fountains show takes place on Saturdays and Sundays every summer in the Gardens of Versailles Palace. During this period, the access to the gardens will also be included (at no extra-cost) to enjoy the show in the Gardens.

 

Palace of Versailles

The chateau and the Gardens of Versailles which count among the most prestigious monuments of the world's artistic heritage and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th century French art. King Louis XIII's former hunting lodge was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis XIV, who installed his court and government here.

The Chateau was embellished with new apartments during the 18th century, in the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI. The royal family and the court were forced to leave Versailles on October 6th 1789, after the first days of the French Revolution. In 1837, King Louis-Philippe inaugurated the Museum in the Chateau, devoted to glorious events in the history of France.

 

The Gardens & The Park

Laid out between 1661 and 1700 by Le Notre, who leveled and drained the land and designed perspectives, groves, the canal and parterres, Versailles is the model of formal gardens "a la francaise". It is adorned with marble, bronze and lead statues, and with fountains. The antique myth of Apollo, the sun-god, is ever present. Beyond the formal gardens arranged in the Petit parc (185 acres), the extensive Grand Parc provides opportunities for pleasant strolls or long walks.

 

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required.  Tour does not include hotel pick up; the convenient meeting location near the Eiffel Tower in Paris will be specified on your E-Ticket.  Rates are per person in US dollars.  Please order online or call us in the USA at 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

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