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Versailles Palace Half Day Audio Guided Tour with optional Access to Musical Fountains and Gardens – Tour from Paris

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from US$ 65.22 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Explore the Palace of Versailles with an informative audio guide to assist
  • Visit the spectacular Royal Apartments and the famous Hall of Mirrors
  • Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the royal gardens
  • See the dazzling musical fountains show on operating days
  • Travel from Paris to Versailles in an air-conditioned coach
  • Overview

    Visit one of the top attractions from Paris, the Palace of Versailles, known for its exquisite royal chambers and lush gardens spreading across 800 hectares.

    Choose between a morning tour and an afternoon tour and enjoy skip-the-line tickets to the palace. You will be provided with an audio guide (available in 11 languages) that will describe the sights in detail as you tour the Hall of Mirrors, Royal Opera, Marble Staircase, Mars Drawing Room, Venus and Diana Drawing Rooms, and the Royal Chapel.

    The beautiful gardens are almost as impressive as the palace itself. Designed in an impressive formal style, they boast marble and bronze statues, fountains and geometrically aligned terraces.

    On operational days, you may see the Musical Fountain Show and witness the extraordinary sight of Versailles’ fountains coming to life as they dance to classical music.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Versailles Skip the Line Audio-Guided Tour:
    From 31 Mar 18 - 31 Oct 18:Wednesday & Thursday
    01 Nov 18 - 30 Mar 2019 Daily except on Monday and the days when Versailles runs the Musical Fountains and the Musical Gardens
    Versailles Skip the Line Audio-Guided Tour with Musical Gardens/ Fountains: 27 Mar - 31 Oct: Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays


    4 hours approx

    Start time

    8:15am and 1:20pm

    Meeting Point

    Please bring your voucher to Paris Trip Office located at 41 avenue de la Bourdonnais Paris 75007 20 minutes prior to your visit time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Meeting Point: See on map

    Ending Point

    The tour concludes at the original point of departure


    Travel from Paris to the Palace of Versailles in an air-conditioned coach. Avoid long queues at the entry gates with your skip-the-line Versailles ticket. Collect your audio guide, and enjoy learning the fascinating facts, anecdotes and stories about this 17th century UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Enter the royal chambers of King Louis XIV who built the palace in the mid-17th century when he moved court from Paris. He constructed expansive Versailles to be large enough to house his entire court and aristocracy.

    Be enamored by the extravagance of King Louis XIV’s intimate chambers, the decadent halls lined with statues, and the wonderful gardens. One of the major highlights of Versailles is the spectacular Hall of Mirrors, where the historic Treaty of Versailles, ending the World War I, was signed in June 1919.

    You can also stroll in the formal gardens which were designed by Andre le Notre. Almost as impressive as the palace itself are its ponds, tree lined avenues, marble and bronze statues, fountains, and the secondary royal residences including Marie Antoinette’s rural retreat, the Queen’s Hamlet.

    You may also see the Musical Fountains and the Gardens and enjoy the fanciful histrionics of Versailles’ water fountains accompanied by musical compositions from Lully, Desmarets, Gluck and Rameau.

    At the end of the tour, you will return Paris by coach. Upon arrival, you must make your own way back to your accommodation.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Transport by air-conditioned coach from Paris
    • Skip-the-line entrance to Versailles
    • Access to Musical Fountains and the Musical Gardens (on operational days only and if chosen)
    • Audio guide available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese
    • Access to the gardens including the fountain show


    • Hotel transfers
    • Live Guide
    • Meals and drinks
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

    No modifications to the tour will be entertained, 5 days prior to the departure date.

    Strollers are not permitted inside the palace.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
    • We really enjoyed this tour with our 2 teens. Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and feee time was provided to explore the amazing gardens....

      Donna Carnicelli, Canada, 26/Jul/2017
    • Good tour , value for money

      This tour was well worth taking. It was a very wet day and so we did not have a chance to go into the gardens. However the whole thing went smoothly, our guide Isabelle was very...

      MRS DUNNE, United Kingdom, 08/Mar/2017
    • Great Deal For An Awesome Versailles Tour

      My wife and I had a great time with the trip. It was worth the money we paid for. Had enough time to see many of the important highlights of the tour. Would strongly...

      Herminio Prospero, United States, 06/Dec/2016