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Skip-the-line Small Group Excursion to the Palace and Gardens of Versailles (Afternoon)

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Highlights
  • An afternoon trip the Palace of Versailles and its beautiful gardens
  • A small group tour of a maximum of 8 people
  • Priority entrance tickets to Palace of Versailles
  • See the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Apartments and the stunning gardens
  • Mini bus shuttle from your hotel in Paris
Description
The minibus shuttle will pick you up at approximately 1:15pm from your hotel to take you to the Palace of Versailles. Journey time is around one hour. The driver guide will give you a personalised tour.

Palace of Versailles – On arrival to the palace, explore the majesty of the Palace of Versailles and its most beautiful rooms. The palace's Baroque architecture, extravagant decorations, art work and furniture were all created by skilled craftsmen. Guide commentary will be played through individual headsets.

Covering an area of over 721000 sq. feet, the Palace of Versailles has more than 700 rooms. Your guide will take you straight inside the palace with your priority access tickets. Enjoy the beautiful rooms; the Kings and Queens Apartments, the bedroom of Marie Antoinette and the seven elegant salons – The Hercules Salon, The Abundance Salon, The Venus Salon, The Diana Salon, The Apollo Salon, The Mars Salon and The Mercury Salon, each dedicated to a different god.

Explore the Hall of Mirrors, a massive room that has a 40-foot ceiling. It is about 240 feet long and 34 feet wide. On one wall around 357 mirrors stretch from the floor to the ceiling and on the opposite wall, 17 large glass doors offer breathtaking views of Versailles' sprawling gardens. The Hall of Mirrors was designed to include three key themes – political achievements, economic achievements and artistic achievement, as directed by Louis XVI.

Palace of Versailles Gardens - After your visit to the palace, you can explore the beautiful formal gardens at your own pace. There are about 200 statues, fountains, flower beds, ponds and trees.

At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel in Paris.
Additional Information
Please Note:
  • Important: The Queen’s State Apartment is currently closed for renovation works.
  • High-heeled shoes are not recommended (Versailles has parquet floors in its rooms and cobblestones in its courtyard)
  • Strollers are not allowed inside the palace
  • The skip-the-line access is subject to the Versailles Palace procedures: Security control or an unforeseen crowd can slow down the entrance.
Inclusions
  • Priority access ticket for the Palace of Versailles and its gardens
  • Services of a driver-guide from our team
  • Minibus transfers to and from your Paris accommodation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Anything which is not mentioned above
Golden Tours World act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.