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  • Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

    1. Palace of Versailles: Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

    Marvel at the ornate State Apartments and breathtaking Hall of Mirrors inside the official residence of the French monarchy from 1682 to 1789 – The Palace of Versailles. Learn more about Louis XIV and other French royals with a complimentary audio guide. Located just 30 minutes from central Paris by train, Versailles was a sleepy village until Louis XIII began to build a hunting lodge in 1623. By the end of the century, continued expansion saw the town and castle become the symbolic center of the absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime. Louis XIV moved the royal family to the palace in 1682, and 2 enormous new wings were added during a 2nd phase of building (1678–1715). Your ticket allows you access to the ornate State Apartments built by Le Vau. Get a sense of life in the French court, and walk through the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French...

    Order in the entrance. Calm and well organized people. Beautiful place. I must come back to enjoy it more.

  • 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!!!!!

  • Skip the Line: Versailles Guided Bike & Palace Tour

    3. 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!

  • Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

    4. Versailles Bike Tour with Palace & Queen Farm Entrance

    Explore the 2,000-acre grounds of the Palace of Versailles on a full-day bike tour from Paris with a skip-the-line ticket, and discover the unrivaled opulence of the Sun King’s royal residence. Following your transfer from Paris, start the day at the farmers market in the town of Versailles. Select the produce you want for a picnic lunch later in the day, choosing from the mounds of cheeses, fresh fruits, charcuterie, and more. Then, it’s time to cycle the landscaped grounds of the Palace, cruising effortlessly from one picturesque spot to another on lightweight aluminium bikes. Your guide will take you to the outhouse chateaux of the Petit and Grand Trianon, and show you Marie-Antoinette’s private village and farm. Pedal through sumptuous landscapes, ending with a look inside the Chateau of Versailles itself. Here, you will be given plenty of time to focus on what interests you most,...

    It was the highlight of our holiday trip!!! Cecilia was our guide, super attentive to everyone taking thw tour: curious kids as well as grown ups. I signed up with my friend and had lots of fun riding the bikes, putting together our picninc basket and just learning and walking with the group. I would 1000% do this again!

  • Versailles-Giverny Day Tour with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

    5. Versailles-Giverny Day Tour with Lunch at Moulin de Fourges

    A day of unforgettable impressions awaits you outside Paris at legendary Versailles and the home of Claude Monet. Select the private option, and you'll be whisked straight from your lobby or doorstep in downtown Paris to Giverny, the village where Monet produced some of the world's most beautiful landscape paintings. See the gardens the so-called Father of Impressionism magically recreated on canvas, with their trademark water lilies and Japanese bridge. A complimentary 3-course lunch at the renowned Moulin de Fourges restaurant will provide the perfect opportunity to rest and savor what you saw along with fine gourmet food. The second part of the day takes you to Versailles, where reality might exceed your idea of how kings and queens once lived. Spend an hour wandering about the Grand Apartments of the king and queen, and the famous Hall of Mirrors. Outside discover the famous palac...

    Fred was a fantastic tour guide. Very knowledgeable about both Monet and the Palace of Versailles. Went back and forth whether to book a trip with or without lunch but so glad we booked this trip. The quaint restaurant was superb. The opulence of the palace was mind blowing however, the highlight for both of us was Monet’s lily pond/ garden and house tour. Simply amazing and the transportation was very comfortable with a great driver Florian. I would recommend Fred and this tour without reservations

  • Skip the Line Versailles Tour from Paris via Train

    6. Skip the Line Versailles Tour from Paris via Train

    Visit the stunning Palace of Versailles on a half-day tour from Paris, and stay as long as you like to stroll the chateau and gardens at leisure. There’s no need to worry about all the little details, such as arranging train tickets and navigating the grounds. Take the train to Versailles, and then skip the long lines (which can sometimes be up to 2 hours) to discover the Sun King’s opulent palace at your own pace. Inside the chateau, you will receive an audio guide with heaps of interesting stories and facts about the Hall of Mirrors, royal apartments, and more. Your guide will offer a fascinating orientation to the gardens and palace grounds. Learn about the French formal style of landscape architect André Le Nôtre, and see aspects of his splendid creations you’d otherwise miss. You are free to return to Paris in the late afternoon in your own time.

    The trip in itself was stunning. Phil was an excellent guide and was really a huge help with any questions regarding any of the gardens and had a great sense of humor. Just remember to wear some good walking shoes because I you will be walking quite a lot not only in the gardens but also in the Chateau. Would definitely do this tour again and hopefully be lucky enough to have Phil again.

  • Paris: Versailles Sunset Bike Tour with Fireworks Show

    7. Paris: Versailles Sunset Bike Tour with Fireworks Show

    Experience the magic of Versailles at sunset, and be amazed as the gardens are brought to life with lighting, music, special effects, and a stunning fireworks display. Meet your guide in central Paris and head to Versailles by train. After being fitted for your bikes, ride to the market square to buy supplies for a relaxing picnic at the bakeries and shops suggested by your guide. Continue to the grounds of Versailles, cruising along tree-lined trails and paths as you take in the majestic views. Stop at highlights such as Marie Antoinette's hamlet, as you learn the history and tales of life at the royal court from your knowledgeable guide. Pedal over to the Petit Trianon and Grand Trianon, and onwards to the Grand Canal. Stop for a picnic overlooking the sprawling palace, before visiting inside the famous landmark. Skip the lines with pre-reserved tickets and get exclusive after-hours ...

  • Versailles Full–Day Private Guided Visit with Transfer

    8. Versailles Full–Day Private Guided Visit with Transfer

    After hotel pick-up, take a short ride to Versailles and learn some interesting information on the journey. After you've arrived in Versailles, your guide will escort you inside the palace and lead you to see the King's Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and all the other surprising and beautiful rooms of the Palace. Go at a pace to suit you and hear as many details as you wish. After the visit to the palace, head to the gardens to see the stunning fountains installed by Louis XIV. Choose the parts of the gardens you want to see and to ask the guide for lunch recommendations. Visit the Grand Trianon, a beautiful marble palace with an interesting history, and the Petit Trianon, a small palace where the Queen Marie-Antoinette lived. See the English and Chinese garden full of surprises, that the Queen had built in her estate. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to Paris at ...

  • Versailles Full-Day Bike Tour + Skip-the-Line Chateau Access

    9. Versailles Full-Day Bike Tour + Skip-the-Line Chateau Access

    Pick up your bikes in Versailles and ride to the famous city market to shop for your picnic supplies. Continuing on to the 2,000 acres of tree-lined paths, enjoy a leisurely ride to visit Marie Antoinette's Hamlet and both the Petit and Grand Trianons. Next, it's on to your picnic at the end of the Grand Canal, to settle down for a royal feast. With your special access reservation, go behind the scenes to an exclusive section of the palace, closed off to the general public. Enjoy free time to take in the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors, Marie Antoinette's chambers, and the royal quarters. After visiting the palace, you can still walk around Versailles or return to Paris by train (transportation cost included).

    Awesome tour. Pack snacks and buy plenty of water at market stop. No bathrooms for first three hours. Fantastic private tour of castle.

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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!!!!!

We came on a Thursday in June, not too crowded (perhaps due to the current economic situation) Practical audio guide allowing a visit at our own pace. Very nice day!

Order in the entrance. Calm and well organized people. Beautiful place. I must come back to enjoy it more.

Great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable. Lunch was very delicious.

Our guide was great and the full day tour was perfect