Soaking up French royal culture and history with a guided tour of the 17th-century Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, stroll through the palace's exquisitely manicured gardens, considered works of art themselves.
Sit back as you're driven comfortably to the outskirts of Paris. Upon arrival in the hamlet of Versailles, it's easy to feel as if you've stepped back in time to the days of the Sun King, Louis XIV, or of Marie Antoinette.
Venture inside the palace and discover a fantastic display of gold, marble, and mirrors. Your guide conjures up life in the palace, relating its history and royal inhabitants. Visit the Grand Royal Apartment, the Hall of Mirrors, and the King and Queen's private apartments.
Later, enjoy a relaxing stroll among the beautiful gardens' sculptures, statues, busts, and marble structures. Your guide explains how these were all made from 1661 onward by teams of sculptors led by the King's favorite painter, Charles Le Brun.