Travel by air-conditioned bus from Paris and discover Versailles, residence of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Skip the long lines and enjoy an audio-guided tour of the palace. At the end of the tour you even have time to explore the beautiful gardens.
What to Expect
Your tour begins at the tour agency located next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris city center. From here you will travel in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned bus from Paris to Versailles for a half-day trip exploration of the palace. Your host will be on board the bus and ready to answer any questions you may have.
Be transported back to the Golden Age of France with a trip to the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and emblem of French royalty and extravagance. Fast-track entry is guaranteed, allowing you to jump the queue and travel in comfort a fully air-conditioned bus. You will marvel at the breathtaking royal chateau, transformed by the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV in the 1660s from a hunting lodge. Playground of the French monarchs, Versailles was the centre of royal and political power until the French Revolution in 1789 which saw Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette forced to return to the capital.
Your audio guide, available in 11 languages, will enable you to discover the State apartments of the King and Queen, the Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, the epitome of French opulence; three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors line the gold-adorned hall and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling.
You will also be given time to explore the manicured grounds à la française, which mirror the splendor of the interior. Designed by the French landscaper André Le Nôtre in 1661 for King Louis XIV, the 2,000-acre park is an architectural expanse of perspectives, parterres, fountains and groves that since its inception has defined what a French garden should be. After your visit, you will be taken back to Paris by air-conditioned bus.
- Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
- Hostess in coach
- Skip the line entrance into the Palace (Hall of Mirrors, Queen's Apartment, State Apartments)
- Individual audioguide in the palace available in: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese
- Access to the Gardens
What's Not Included
- Hotel pick-up & drop off
- Food & drink
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water in order to make the most of your visit.
It is strongly advised not to wear high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
Strollers are not permitted inside the palace.
Booking the full day tour option will give you enough time to make the most of your visit.