Guided tour

Half Day Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour From Versailles

4.8 / 5

13 reviews

Half Day Versailles Palace & Gardens Tour From Versailles

Activity provider: Memories France
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From US$ 90.91 per person

Join this 3-hour guided visit to the Chateau of Versailles, the most prestigious and famous royal palace in Europe. Walk the glittering Hall of Mirrors in the footsteps of Kings and Queens, explore the lavish state apartments, and see magnificent gardens.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles, home of the Sun King Louis XIV
  • Stroll through the magnificent gardens with your guide
  • Skip the famously long lines with reserved entry times
  • Marvel at the incredible Fountain shows or Musical Gardens (depending on day of visit)
  • Listen to an expert, English-speaking guide
Full description
Learn how the glory of the Sun King shone throughout the world on this tour. Your expert English-speaking guide will bring the extravagant lives of the royal family and the French court at Versailles to life. Small groups allow for a relaxed and intimate visit. Your guide will take you on 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 splendours of this incredible palace. The 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. Learn how the Kings and Queens lived out their lavish lives in public, how they kept the gossiping courtiers under their thumb, and stole Italy’s thunder by making Versailles the artistic center of Europe. Discover a typical day in the life of Marie Antoinette; you’ll quickly understand why she hated the palace so much. Her opulent lifestyle here would ultimately lead to her tragic demise under the French Revolution; she left Versailles in 1789 never to return. 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 discover the amazing waterworks, still running today as they did in the times of Kings and Queens. At the end of your tour your guide will be happy to give you advice on further places to visit or where to enjoy a great meal in this beautiful royal city.
  • Guided visit of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Transportation to and from Paris
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At the bronze statue of King Louis XIV on horseback directly in front of the Palace of Versailles.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking.
  • Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

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We took a guided tour of Versailles and our guide was Sylvanie. She was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. She was on time at the meeting location and introduced us all so that we knew the group we were with. Good quality headphones were provided that worked incredibly well throughout the tour. Without the guided tour, we wouldn't have covered the key areas of Versailles and learnt as much. Many thanks to Sylvanie!

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October 3, 2021

De Exursie met Quintin was geweldig !!!! Veel expertise, kennis en een rustige manier om alle informatie door te geven. Quintin had aandacht voor elk persoon van onze groep (12-14 mensen uit verschillende landen) en alle onze vragen waren beantwoord. In de drukte van Versal tijd genomen en gewacht op mensen die naar de wc moesten (dat deed andere gide bij Louvre niet en wij moesten dan achter de groep rennen / zoeken en tuurlijk misten de informatie). Veel leuke verhaaltjes betreft Versal / koninklijke familie enz toegevoegd tijdens exursie en veel tips gegeven. Attractieve jonge man die onze tijd in Versal heeft onvergetelijke gemaakt. Vraag me af of bij de volgende bezoek van Parijs kun je van te voren aangeven met welke gide zou je de exursie willen gaan doen ...

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December 7, 2019

The best tour ever with a great guide

This tour was a great experience of the history of Versailles, the life in the court of the king and the wonderful gardens. Our guide Hervé was the best we ever had, he was very knowledgeable and had all the dates and facts present. And he presented everything in such a lively and entertaining way, that you could almost feel the presence of Marie Antoinette and King Louis himself. Next time we are in Paris we will definitely book another tour with this company and Hervé

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June 5, 2019

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