Versailles Palace and Gardens Skip-the-Line Half-Day Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Versailles

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles on a half-day tour. Your expert guide will bring French history back to life as you walk through the Palace of Versailles, where King Louis XIV officially settled his court and government in 1682. Soak in the palace’s Baroque architecture, admire the rooms full of art and see how some of the most infamous members of nobility really lived. Plus, avoid the long entry lines with this skip-the-line ticket!
Start your half-day Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) tour with a walk through the magnificent Gardens of Versailles (Jardins de Versailles), which contain about 210,000 flowers that are planted annually within the gardens’ 1,980 acres (800 hectares). Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the development of the gardens, which are one of the most-visited attractions in France.Next, bypass the queues with your skip-the-line admission into the palace! Enjoy a guided tour through the Palace of Versailles, where you’ll learn about the palace’s history, including its function as the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. Explore the palace’s unique interior rooms, including the King’s State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors, which served as a passageway and meeting place. Choose to visit Versailles on a Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday and your ticket will also include entrance to the musical gardens (Tuesday and Friday) or musical fountain shows (Saturday and Sunday). Take some extra time after your half-day guided tour to watch the wonderful fountain displays set to classical music and discover the gardens at your own pace.

What’s included

  • Admission ticket to Palace of Versailles
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the garden shows (only if option selected)

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport to/from attractions

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Skip the line
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