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Versailles: Palace of Versailles Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Versailles: Palace of Versailles Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Discover the splendor, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on a guided tour with skip-the-line tickets. Step inside via a priority entrance and follow an expert guide through the lavish halls of this iconic French architectural masterpiece. Arrive at the meeting point to meet your guide who will give you a friendly introduction about the royal complex and lead you inside to begin exploring one of the largest palaces in the world. See the ornate King's and Queen's State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors, one of the most emblematic rooms in the Versailles Château and where many events of great historic significance took place, including the Treaty of Versailles. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XVI to his wife, Marie Antoinette. Listen as your guide brings these legendary characters to life with entertaining storytelling. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to ask questions during this interactive tour. Afterward, feel free to explore the palace or stroll through the gardens on your own.

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Versailles Palace & Gardens: 2-Hour Guided Tour

2. Versailles Palace & Gardens: 2-Hour Guided Tour

Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European palace on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the extravagance of the French monarchy. Dive into Parisian life at its most luxurious with gold-brushed furniture, quilted four-poster beds and lush rolling lawns. Meet your English-speaking guide in Versailles where you'll begin your tour. With a maximum of 20 persons per group, your tour of Versailles will be intimate, unrushed and enjoyable. Skip-the-line with a pre-booked entrance to Versailles where your guide will lead you from one marvelous room to the next, pointing out where Louis XIV tormented his friends and family with long, boring ceremonies and where Marie Antoinette ate her cake. Marvel at the sheer size of the Palace of Versailles, one of the largest and most beautiful estates in the world with 700 rooms. Peruse its incredible array of fine art and the intricate design of its 1,250 fireplaces as you work your way through the highlights of the palace. Stand in awe of the King and Queen's apartments, the chapel, the coronation room, the Hall of Mirror and the Salon of Abundance. Following the interior tour, burst into the sunlight to encounter the ground's dazzling and manicured gardens with over 1,800 acres. On Thursdays, you'll have a tour of the gardens and some free time to wander or, when booking, choose a tour date when either the famous Versailles Fountain Shows or Musical Gardens are running. Watch the fountains explode to the sounds of a cello for the Fountain Shows or be enchanted by the simple beauty of classical music during the Musical Gardens event. The ticket to these shows will be included in your tour price. When you're ready to leave, hop on the next train back to the city. As the train chugs along, reflect on the day of pure indulgence, slowly bringing yourself back through the centuries to modern-day Paris.

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

3. 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.

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

4. 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 shepherdess.

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Versailles: Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

5. Versailles: Palace Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Learn more about Versailles palace with a 90-minute group tour with no more than 16 people. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines with skip-the-line tickets. Meet your local guide at Versailles at the foot of the Equestrian Statue of the Sun King, Louis the 14th. Visit the Royal Apartments. Walk through the palace and learn facinating information about the history of the palace from your expert guide. Following your interior visit of the palace, spend some free time in the gardens, a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) park filled with lovely fountains, statues, and classic formal garden landscaping. See the Musical Gardens show if visiting Versailles on a Tuesday or a Friday. View the Musical Fountains Show if taking the tour on a Saturday or a Sunday (from March to October).

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Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

6. Paris: Photo Shoot with a Private Travel Photographer

Get a unique souvenir of your time in Paris and take part in a photo shoot of your trip at locations tailored to your personal requirements.  Work with a professional photographer to create magical moments, and capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style. The photographers are hand-picked, highly experienced local experts who will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Receive a link to your own, password-protected, online gallery within 5 working days to download your professionally edited images for free.

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Paris: Eiffel Tower, Versailles & Arc de Triomphe Combo Tour

7. Paris: Eiffel Tower, Versailles & Arc de Triomphe Combo Tour

Optimize your stay in Paris by visiting the most impressive monuments in France with this combo tour. Discover the Eiffel Tower in the morning with a local guide. Go up to the summit and be amazed by the panoramic view of Paris. Next, visit the Arc de Triomphe and explore the monument and its museum at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the amazing views from the terrace. In the afternoon, head over to the Château de Versailles, a symbol of the French monarchy. Marvel at the luxurious royal apartments and French gardens on another self-guided tour. All entrance tickets for the day are included.

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Versailles & Marie Antoinette's Estate Full-Day Private Tour

8. Versailles & Marie Antoinette's Estate Full-Day Private Tour

Meet your guide and enjoy a full day at Versailles with your family or friends for an unforgettable and enriching experience. Have the entire day to appreciate the beauty of this location. This tour includes a complete guided visit of the Estate of Versailles. During the morning, discover the Palace of Versailles, which is among the most famous palaces in the world and one of the most beautiful achievements of the 17th century. Explore the gardens aboard the Little Train. Visit the intimate spaces of Estate of Trianon where Marie Antoinette took refuge from the court life. This visit can be customized to your needs and it will allow you to discover the whole Estate of Versailles.

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Versailles : Private Guided Tour of the Palace

9. Versailles : Private Guided Tour of the Palace

Listed for 30 years as a World Heritage Site, the Palace of Versailles is one of the finest achievements of French art of the 17th century. The former hunting lodge of Louis the 13th was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis the 14th, who installed his court and his government there in 1682. Until the French Revolution, kings succeeded each other, embellishing the castle each to their own. This private 2-hour tour introduces you to the wonders of this iconic palace of the French kings. Hear about the history of this place and its inhabitants, its evolution through the centuries, and its place today in the tourist market. Discover the rooms and objects making this castle an essential place of the French monarchy during your visit to Paris, including the breathtaking Hall of Mirrors and the queen's and king's apartments.

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Versailles: Private Half-Day Guided Tour from Paris

10. Versailles: Private Half-Day Guided Tour from Paris

Discover the beauty and glory of Versailles, a world famous location, on a half-day private tour from Paris with an experienced guide. You will feel like you travel back in time on this fascinating journey to discover this world famous site, a symbol of absolute monarchy and its impressive and turbulent history. Walk straight in without waiting in line and learn about and explore old French grandeur. You will be able to follow your experienced guide through the majestic rooms, the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private apartments. After the tour, you will be able to enjoy a relaxing stroll through the astonishing French-style gardens at your own leisure. You will be returned back to your hotel accommodation at the conclusion of the tour.

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What people are saying about Palace of Versailles

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Excellent guided tour of the palace of Versailles, very interesting and informative, as well as a great service through GetYourGuide! All around awesome experience.

Vladina was excellent! I wish we had more time to explore the rest of the Palace, but we were short on time. I’ll definitely do it again next time!

Very nice guide Anne-Sophie, very pleasant to listen to her stories :) Meeting place for departure not very easy to find when you arrive by car.

Alain was so friendly, professional, and creative! One of our favorite experiences so far! Thank you so much!

Our tour was well organized and our group guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable.