Skip the Line: Versailles Audio-Guide Tour with Private Transport

Skip the Line: Versailles Audio-Guide Tour with Private Transport
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$490
Duration: 6 hours
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Description

Skip the ticket line at the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) and its famous French gardens with this pre-booked admission that includes an audio guide and private transportation from Paris for you and your party. Instead of the hassle of driving yourself or taking public transport, you can enjoy the comfort of traveling to Versailles by private minibus. Depending on the date selected, you have the option to also attend the Musical Gardens or Musical Fountains show in the summer months. Select either the 6-hour or 8-hour tour when booking.

Your tour to Versailles starts with hotel pickup in Paris in either the late morning or midday, depending on whether you select the half-day or full-day tour when booking. Hop aboard your private minibus, and head out of the city to Versailles.

When you arrive, you have priority access to enter the Palace of Versailles (about one hour after your pickup time in Paris). Receive your audio guide, and begin your independent exploration of this sumptuous royal residence, the center of the French monarchy, court, and government for 107 years. Your audio guide leads you through the King's State Apartment, a richly decorated space where the king lived continually in public, seen by all the court. Continue with the Hall of Mirrors, an extravagant gallery devoted to the glory of the king, overflowing with mirrors, marble, and a painted ceiling that represents the reign of Louis XIV.

Then head outside to stroll through the French gardens designed by André le Nôtre, including fountains, the Orangerie, and roughly 200 statues. You can also visit Marie Antoinette's Hamlet and the Petit and Grand Trianon—the queen's escape from formal life in front of the court, with all its rules and traditions. At this small private farm in the countryside, she had parties with friends and grew vegetables. Goats, ducks, geese, and pigs welcome you to her respite.

Your tour ends with pickup at Versailles in the early evening for the 1-hour drive back to Paris for drop-off.

Dates for musical shows
Musical Gardens Show:
Tuesdays from March 31 to May 19 and from July 7 to July 27

Musical Fountains Show:
Tuesdays from May 26 to June 30. Saturdays and Sundays from March 28 to November 1, April 3, May 8, and May 14

Skip the ticket line at the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles) and its famous French gardens with this pre-booked admission that includes an audio guide and private transportation from Paris for you and your party. Instead of the hassle of driving yourself or taking public transport, you can enjoy the comfort of traveling to Versailles by private minibus. Depending on the date selected, you have the option to also attend the Musical Gardens or Musical Fountains show in the summer months. Select either the 6-hour or 8-hour tour when booking.