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  • Skip-the-Line Half Day Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

    1. Skip-the-Line Half Day Versailles Guided Tour from Paris

    Join an expert interpreter-guide on a half-day tour of the exquisite Palace of Versailles, and get priority, skip-the-line entrance. You will be led through the history of the Palace, one of the most important monuments in the world. Once home to Louis XIV, also known as the Sun King, you will relive the glory days of Parisian royalty. Gaze in awe as you are guided through the most beautiful rooms of the palace, including the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen's and King´s Private Apartment. After experiencing the grandeur of the interior, enjoy free time to explore the beauty of the Palace of Versailles’ gardens, filled with statues, busts, and marble vases that date back to 1661, when teams of sculptors were led by King Louis XIV's official painter, Charles Le Brun.

    Great information, walked us around to the major artworks. Loved skipping the line. I’d highly recommend.

  • From Paris: Full-Day Guided Tour of Versailles with Lunch

    2. From Paris: Full-Day Guided Tour of Versailles with Lunch

    Discover the Versailles grounds in their entirety on this full-day tour of Versailles Palace and the Trianons from Paris. Begin your visit to Versailles in the State Apartments. Enjoy visits to the Hall of Mirrors, the Queen's Bedroom and the Reception Halls. Hear interesting stories about the Sun King and those who resided within the palace as you explore the palace, its grounds, and outbuildings. After your guided tour of the palace, you will have free time to stroll through the picturesque French formal gardens. Around noon a lunch is scheduled, followed by a visit to the Grand and Petit Trianon, two smaller castles that enabled French royalty to escape the stifling court etiquette of the main palace. Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan let their love flourish at the Grand Trianon. While at the Petite Trinon and the Queen's Hamlet, Marie-Antoinette enjoyed living the simple life of a ...

    This entire tour was absolutely amazing! Our tour guide Fabio was very knowledgeable about Versailles and its history as well as the history of Paris and France! Our lunch was totally divine, and we enjoyed every bit of it! This was a wonderful trip and the experience is and was priceless! We are so glad that we purchased the full day at Versailles because we were able to experience so many more things than those who only purchased a half day! I highly recommend the full day tour at Versailles! I promise you will not regret it! It was fabulous!!!!!

  • From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour

    3. From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace and Gardens Tour

    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. Experience life at its most luxurious, in a setting of lush rolling lawns that stretch as far as the eye can see. On this half-day tour, your English-speaking guide will meet you in Paris and escort you by train to Versailles. You’ll skip the lines at the entrance with your pre-booked admission to Versailles, where your guide will lead you through the gardens and palace. With a maximum of 25 people per group, your Versailles tour will be intimate and unhurried. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most spectacular castles in the world, boasting 700 rooms! See the incredible array of fine art and the intricate designs of the 1,250 fireplaces as you work your way through the...

    Our English-speaking guide (Alex??) was friendly, engaging, and very interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour. The buildings and gardens are so enormous I know we would not have gotten nearly as much out of our visit without his help and expertise.

  • Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour with Gourmet Lunch

    4. Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour with Gourmet Lunch

    Meet your guide in central Paris and enjoy a short, escorted train ride to Versailles. On arrival, start 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 splendors of this incredible palace. Your 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. 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 see the amazing waterworks, still run...

    Our guide was phenomenal. Extremely knowledgeable. Courteous. Funny. Attentive to detail. We had a wonderful time!

  • Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Tour by Train from Paris

    5. Skip-the-Line Versailles Palace Tour by Train from Paris

    Visit the Château de Versailles, the royal residence of Louis XIV. See the Hall of Mirrors and the lavish state apartments, where the royals received the elite. Your English-speaking guide will make life at Versailles come alive. Meet the guide in central Paris and travel to Versailles by train. At the Château, skip the lines and begin a 3-hour journey through time in the Château and its gardens. Hear how the royal family recaptured France’s preeminence in fashion and art. Hear about the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette. Tour the magnificent gardens with your guide, and enjoy either the beautiful Musical Gardens or the Fountain Show (depending on the day of the week). After your tour, your guide will be happy to provide you with return train tickets and instructions for the easy journey back to Paris on the train.

    Herve was a great tour guide. He knew so much and his stories were fantastic. Very engaging

  • From Paris: Versailles and Giverny Full-Day Trip

    6. From Paris: Versailles and Giverny Full-Day Trip

    Get insight into some of the most famous figures in French history, their lives and how they liked to live. Giverny and Versailles are less than a 1 hour drive west of Paris, so combining them both into one day trip is easy and relaxed. This tour starts with the calm and almost other worldly beauty of Claude Monet’s Home and Gardens in Giverny. Learn about the famous Impressionist artist and then enjoy free time to explore inside his vibrantly colored home, stroll along the charming paths of his flower garden, and admire the water garden with the little green bridge and lake full of his famous water lilies. In the afternoon the guide will share the scandals surrounding the French Revolution and Marie-Antoinette during your visit to the Royal Domain of Versailles. You will enjoy Skip-the-line access into the Palace itself and have free time to explore inside with an audio-guide. Visit t...

    Olivia was a fun and energetic guide. She clearly loves what she does. She was a great driver, too! This is a long day but it’s interesting to experience the differences between the wild gardens of Monet and the structured gardens at Versailles. Enjoy!

  • From Paris: Versailles by Bike and Palace Entrance

    7. From Paris: Versailles by Bike and Palace Entrance

    Before meeting your guide at 8:45 AM at Le Peloton Café in Paris, take time to grab a craft coffee or delectable waffle to start you off. After meeting your enthusiastic guide and the rest of your group members at the café, you'll take the train together to Versailles. Upon arrival, the first stop will be at the Versailles farmer's market, one of the best in France. Get all the best recommendations on what to buy from your guide, and sweet talk the vendors for some delicious food. After the market, you'll ride into the amazing royal grounds and experience the legendary gardens of Versailles. Walk through the often-missed peasant village created for Marie Antoinette, and the Petit Trianon, which was her personal castle and residence. Stop next for a picnic through the gardens along the Grand Canal. Set your bike aside and sit in the grass to enjoy the view of the swans and castle. You'l...

    Aly, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of Versailles. We had a nice time exploring the grounds. Biking with a guide is the way to visit the outside of Versailles. You can see and do more this way! Thanks for a lovely experience!

  • Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

    8. Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

    Explore the miraculous Palace of Versailles on a full-day sightseeing tour by bike. Meeting at a central location near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, your guide will take you to the nearest RER station, for the quick train trip to Versailles. Once at Versailles, visit the village market to buy baguettes, cheese, ham, wine, or whatever you desire for a picnic lunch, to be held later in the Chateau's gardens. You will then spend most of the day riding in a relaxed fashion through the tree-lined gardens and near the Grand Canal. The average Versailles tourist often doesn't realize that they will only visit a small fraction of the gardens if they go by foot. But on this 8-hour tour, you will see it all. The tour includes round-trip train tickets from Paris to Versailles and back, and all necessary bike equipment, including children's seats, should you require them.

    My mom and I loved everything about our day in Versailles! It was easy to meet the group, hop on the train and pick up our bikes. Before heading to the gardens, we had time to browse a local food market and pick up fix-ins for a picnic, which was lots of fun! We then spent the rest of the morning and afternoon exploring the sprawling landscape of Versailles by bike (we saw so much and were able to cover a lot more ground than had we traveled by foot!), pausing along the way to learn about the history of this landmark from our informative guide*. We certainly earned our picnic, which was delightful. At the end of the cycling portion of the day, we skipped the line and were able to experience the rest of the Versailles palace at our own pace. Great value! *I cannot remember our guide's name, but he is English, running the 2019 NYC marathon, and works as a translator for business professionals. Hopefully that will identify him and earn him credit for a wonderful experience!

  • Paris: Giverny & Versailles Small Group or Private Tour

    9. Paris: Giverny & Versailles Small Group or Private Tour

    Visit Claude Monet’s house and its magnificent gardens in Giverny. Be dazzled by the beautiful flowerbeds and see the famous water lilies and weeping willows in the water garden. Afterwards, explore the quaint village that attracted several Impressionist painters. Visiting Sainte-Radegonde Church where the artist is buried, and stop for a drink in a local coffee shop. Continue on to Versailles Palace visit the Sun King’s home – one of the most important French artistic achievements of the 17th century. A captivating guided tour will reveal the history behind this majestic Palace of Versailles. Here you will witness classic and baroque architectural styles. Explore King Louis XIV’s court and get lost within the magical Hall of Mirrors. Visit the outstanding designs at Grands Apartments and the beauty of the French gardens designed by Le Nôtre. Everything in Versailles inspires elegance,...

    One of the most amazing tour. Highly recommend anyone. Our guide was spectacular too.

  • From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Bike Tour & Guide

    10. From Paris: Skip-the-Line Versailles Bike Tour & Guide

    Meet your guide in Paris before traveling to Versailles by train where your bikes will be waiting upon arrival. The royal grounds are an expansive 2,000 acres. Your bikes are super comfortable and easy to ride which means you’ll really get to see it all, far more than you ever could by foot. Have a professional guide inside the château or have the option to explore at your own pace. French history is full of personalities, from the high heel wearing, ballet dancing Sun King, and Marie Antoinette, to the legend that was Napoleon. Your licensed guide’s lively commentary will be fun and interactive - this is no history lecture. A day trip to Versailles can be a holiday highlight or a complete disaster and this tour is designed to keep you away from the crowds. It’s all about how you do it. The stress will be taken out of your day so that you can sit back in your bike saddle and enjoy your ...

    Don’t miss this tour! Stu & Niki go above and beyond to make sure their tour guests have all their expectations met! With all the difficulties and changes associated with traveling during COVID, they were so patient and helpful in answering our many questions long before the trip even began. They were very responsive and made a number of accommodations from helping us with private transportation to offering to hold our luggage during our tour. Once we arrived in Paris the bike tour, visit to the market, picnic lunch on the Grand Canal and guided tour of Versailles exceed our expectations! Our tour guide Nichola, was simply amazing. So informative and funny all in one. I have traveled all over the world and this is not a tour you want to miss! If only Stu and Niki could operate all the tour companies in Paris! They know how to do it best!!!

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Don’t miss this tour! Stu & Niki go above and beyond to make sure their tour guests have all their expectations met! With all the difficulties and changes associated with traveling during COVID, they were so patient and helpful in answering our many questions long before the trip even began. They were very responsive and made a number of accommodations from helping us with private transportation to offering to hold our luggage during our tour. Once we arrived in Paris the bike tour, visit to the market, picnic lunch on the Grand Canal and guided tour of Versailles exceed our expectations! Our tour guide Nichola, was simply amazing. So informative and funny all in one. I have traveled all over the world and this is not a tour you want to miss! If only Stu and Niki could operate all the tour companies in Paris! They know how to do it best!!!

Our English-speaking guide (Alex??) was friendly, engaging, and very interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour. The buildings and gardens are so enormous I know we would not have gotten nearly as much out of our visit without his help and expertise.

Olivia was a fun and energetic guide. She clearly loves what she does. She was a great driver, too! This is a long day but it’s interesting to experience the differences between the wild gardens of Monet and the structured gardens at Versailles. Enjoy!

Great information, walked us around to the major artworks. Loved skipping the line. I’d highly recommend.

Our guide was great and the full day tour was perfect