Fascinating look at the interior of the Palace of Versailles
Opulent residences of kings & queens in the State Apartments
Frescoes, chandeliers & gilded statues in Hall of Mirrors
Leisure time to explore the expansive Gardens of Versailles
Intriguing commentary about royal families from your guide
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided visit of the Royal Apartments of the Palace of Versailles
Entrance ticket to the Castle (priority access)
Round Trip transportation from your Paris accommodation
Entrance ticket to the Gardens (priority access)
Licensed driver-guide with individual earphones.
What you can expect
Stroll through the opulent residences of 17th-century royalty, catch your reflection in mirrors beset by gilded sculptures and marbled columns,wander past the fountains and pools of stunning gardens. Explore the Palace of Versailles with an informative guide on this half-day excursion.
Enjoy a quiet ride out of Paris' vibrant core after you get picked up from your hotel. When you arrive at the opulent entrance of the Palace of Versailles, hop out and head past the waiting lines to get direct access to this legendary chateau. Follow your guide through the State Apartments, where kings and queens hung their crowns between 1682 and 1790, and then continue on to the Hall of Mirrors to examine floor-to-ceiling mirrors flanked by stunning frescoes and crystal chandeliers.
After your royal residence rendezvous, head outside for some fresh air and leisure time to meander around the Gardens of Versailles before you head back to the City of Light. Snap photos of fountain-fed ponds, reflect on quiet forest paths, and relax near the waters of the Grand Canal as you uncover the variety of French Garden styles at play in this 1,977-acre (800-ha) green space.