Skip-the-Line Small Group Versailles Tour with Minibus Transportation

Skip-the-Line Small Group Versailles Tour with Minibus Transportation

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      Paris, France
      4 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 136
      • Expert led: Your interpreter-guide invites you to experience the history of the palace of Versailles, one of the world’s most famous monuments to royalty. 
      • No need to wait: Your guide will take you straight in, without standing in line, and lead you through the most beautiful rooms, like the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors and the Queen’s private apartments. 
      • Lavish lawns: Free time is planned at the end of the tour for a walk in the French-style gardens, which are full of magnificent statues, busts, and marble vases.

      Meeting point

      Pick-up is included. Please specify your hotel name and location during check-out. Meet in the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

      Helpful hints

      Tour must be reserved at least 3 days prior to departure. Languages - Portuguese available only on Thursday. Tour not available the first Sunday of the month during winter months, or on May 1, Jul 21, Dec 25 and Jan 1.

      Getting around

      Walking is at your own pace in town; the amount is at each person's discretion. Expect steps, inclines & cobblestones. You must be able to get negotiate the travel path without assistance or with the help of a companion.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Scenic

      Transportation used

      9-seat Mini-bus

      Included amenities

      Priority entrance tickets to Palace & gardens.

      Languages

      English, French, Spanish, Italian

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-FRA-PARI-EN-2096

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      One of the world's most illustrious monuments, the Palace of Versailles, was the official residence of French Kings Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI and their royal courts, spanning from 1682 until the French Revolution forced the latter to flee. Your guide helps you to experience what life was like in this symbol of the power of an absolute monarchy.

      The palace covers about 680,000 square feet and 2,300 rooms. Follow your guide straight to the front of the line to visit the most beautiful, like the King's Grand Apartments, a series of increasingly ornate rooms, and the Queen's Grand Apartments, which echo those of the king and include the Queen's bedchamber, once occupied by Marie Antoinette, among others.

      Marvel at the sparkling Hall of Mirrors, a breathtaking reception room in which to see and be seen, dreamt up by the celebrated architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Bedecked in marble and gilded bronze to dazzle the Sun King's visitors, this stunning space was where courtiers and visitors met and waited daily, as well as celebrated sumptuous diplomatic receptions and royal wedding balls.

      Take advantage of a fabulous opportunity to stroll the stunning gardens on your own. In 1661, Louis XIV commissioned Andre Le Notre, landscape architect and gardener to the king, to lay out this area, one he considered as important as the palace itself. Meander Le Notre's masterpiece, admiring the magnificent formal gardens and lush grounds, with their 221 sculptures and their splendid pools and fountains. Ahhh, luxurious moments truly befitting a queen or king.

      Please do stand so close to me

      A clique of courtiers, most of them nobility, smothered – er, surrounded – the Kings of France endlessly. On any given day, the Palace of Versailles hosted between 3,000 and 10,000 people. In order to earn his favor, courtiers needed to spend time in the King's residences, sticking to the strict etiquette applied to all, regardless of rank in the stated hierarchy. The constant hovering paid off splendidly – in gifts, financial allowances, a spot on party guest lists, and accommodations in the Palace.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Paris, France
      Paris, France
      Great photo opportunities
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