Versailles Express Motorcoach Trip from Eiffel Tower

Versailles Express Motorcoach Trip from Eiffel Tower

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      Paris, France
      4.5 Hours
      Moderate
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      $ 58
      • We’ll take you there: Avoid the hassles of public transportation with a convenient, comfortable, and air-conditioned roundtrip bus ride to and from Versailles. Meet your bus on the banks of the Seine, right across from the Eiffel Tower, and sit back for the ride south east to the suburb of Versailles. Your driver drops you off near the entrance to the palace so you can spend half a day checking out the sights at your leisure. 
      • Walking through history: You can tour the palace itself, listening to engaging audio commentary as you walk in the footsteps of kings and queens in the lavish apartments and the ornately gilded Hall of Mirrors. 
      • Explore the estate: Step onto terraces that hosted elaborate Renaissance parties in centuries past, and spend some time wandering among the fountains and lawns of the expansive gardens. You might make your way out to the corner of the grounds to visit Marie Antoinette’s fairy tale hamlet, where a working farm is dotted with whimsical décor and faux peasant homes. 
      • No ticket no worries: If you choose not to purchase a ticket to Versailles, you can still visit the public areas of the park and admire the elaborate edifice from a distance. Venture into the heart of the village to scope out antique shops and the traditional market if you’d like before meeting back up with your bus for the return ride to Paris.
       

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to your meeting point by the Seine & the Eiffel Tower to meet your representative.

      Helpful hints

      Entrance fees are not included but can be purchased on the day. As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind.

      Getting around

      A moderate amount of walking is involved, greater than one mile, over inclined cobblestone streets. Travelers with limited mobility must be able to get on/off vehicle without assistance or with the aid of a companion.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Scenic

      Transportation used

      Motorcoach.

      Included amenities

      Transportation from central Paris to Versailles.

      Languages

      English

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-FRA-PARI-EN-2169

      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.

      King Louis XIV was a man of enormous appetites who loved supersizing things. Take the Palace of Versailles. Originally planned by his father King Louis XIII in 1624 as a hunting lodge, Louis XIV expanded the estate with three different building sprees. Ultimately, Versailles grew to 700 rooms on a 17-acre site. 

      In addition, the Sun King took full advantage of all the perks and fawning that came with being the royal leader of France. That meant two ceremonies each morning honoring him doing the remarkable achievement of waking up in the morning, and one each night feting him for going to sleep, while members of the court vying for his attention.

      The perks also included getting to eat whatever he wanted. During the day, the king, who lived to eat, ate a lunchtime feast ironically called le petit couvert, the little service. He dined in his bedchambers, part of the Royal Apartments that can be seen on this tour. A typical light lunch on the menu would include four types of soup, a whole stuffed pheasant, mutton, boiled eggs, and dessert.  

      Dinner was even grander. Le grand couvert, aka supper, started at 10 p.m. This included more pheasant, seafood, hare stew, scallops with oyster liquor, foie gras, and salmon served on a fish-shaped block of salt, with Dom Perignon as an accompanying champagne. Commoners could watch the king eat, but no talking was allowed.

      For he's a jolly good Rockefeller

      In the 1920s, Versailles had been neglected and had fallen on hard times. That is, until American billionaire John D. Rockefeller, Jr. visited in 1924 and offered to help, donating millions for restoration efforts. One day, the self-effacing Rockefeller visited the palace at closing time, but the guards did not recognize him and turned him away. He thanked them and returned to the hotel, not making a fuss. When the story got out, the French were impressed by his grace, and he became a beloved figure in France.

      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
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
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      Wear light clothing

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