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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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 by Bike and Palace Entrance

    4. 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!

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

    5. 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!!!

  • 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 ...

  • From Paris: Versailles Full-Day Trip by Train

    8. From Paris: Versailles Full-Day Trip by Train

    Your guide will meet you in downtown Paris and accompany you to Versailles by local train. Once you reach the Chateau, begin your trip through time as you gain a vivid understanding of the royal personalities who inhabited the site. Versailles was the most splendid capital in the world during the 17th century reign of Louis XIV. Your pre-booked entrance tickets will guarantee you direct access, and your friendly local guide will ensure you see all these rooms and halls have to offer. Hear about how the royal family was continuously on display, how they subjugated the proud nobles, and recaptured preeminence in fashion and art production from Italy back to France. Enjoy astonishing anecdotes about the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette, and you’ll understand how uncomfortable she was at this public palace, preferring her private domains. Upon completing your tour of the royal apartment...

    We have done a number of tours to France and this was without question the most professionally conducted, thorough and outstanding experience we have had to date. Our guide was truly knowledgeable and was able to convey his true passion for this area in an exciting and inclusive way that had us captivated. His attention to detail and the care he gave to everyone on the tour was exemplary!

  • Last Entry: Versailles Tour After the Crowds

    9. Last Entry: Versailles Tour After the Crowds

    Step inside one of Europe’s most opulent buildings on this fully-guided tour of the Palace of Versailles. From the immense fountains that punctuate Louis XIV’s gardens to the splendor of the King’s and Queen’s Apartments and the incomparable Hall of Mirrors, this tour immerses you in the sights, stories, gossip, and legends of France’s lost age of splendor. Head to the outskirts of Paris, where Louis XIII first built a hunting lodge that was later extended by his son into the royal palace you see today.  In order to retain some of the bucolic feel of his father’s lodge, the Sun King set aside nearly 2,000 acres for gardens and even sketched out a strict plan for how they should be visited. Your tour will begin these gardens, but don’t worry, you don’t have to follow Louis’ plan. Instead, you’ll learn how these came to be considered the epitome of the French style of gardens that you can...

    Excellent! Well worth going out of hours, our guide Pauline was very knowledgeable and conscious of us having a good experience even in the extreme heat! transport to and from is by train.

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What people are saying about Hall of Mirrors

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based on 5 reviews

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!!!

This tour is the best and our tour guide, Summer, made it excellent! I am so amaze with the extravagance of the monarchy of France as well as Summer’s exceptional knowledge about its history. I enjoyed the intriguing stories about the 4 Louis that lived at the Palace of Versailles Summer told us. I would definitely recommend this tour and Summer to everyone! Thank you Summer for this memorable visit to France!

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.

Summer was a fantastic guide. She knew the answer to every question and made the tour very memorable. Meet up instructions should say look for representative w City Wonders flag. It was a little difficult to realize we were at correct location.

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