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Palace of Versailles Guided Tour & All Access Ticket

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  • Travel to the past with these tickets which provide you with entry not only to the Palace but also to the Gardens and the Estate of Trianon.
  • Enjoy a cozy tour group experience of no more than 15 guests per tour group. What's more, you get priority access over all other groups with this ticket!
  • The Hall of Mirrors was built as King Louis XIV desired a 'power' chamber that demonstrated France’s aesthetic, political, and economic supremacy to the rest of the world. Learn interesting tidbits like these and more from your guide.
  • With access to the perfectly manicured lawns and musical fountains at the Gardens, you're sure to leave spellbound.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles with entry
  • Expert English, Italian, French, or Spanish-speaking tour guide (as per option selected)
  • 15 or less guests/tour group
  • Guided tour of the Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors)
  • Access to the fountain and musical shows (when available)
  • Access to the Gardens
  • Access to Trianon Estate

Exclusions

  • Access to the King's Private Apartments
  • Transportation
  • Tip: 30 mins away from the palace at the Estate of Trianon, you can also explore the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and the Marie Antoinette Hamlet.
  • Note: Re-entry is not possible upon leaving the premises.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Premium Exclusive: King's Private Apartments Guided Tour with Full Access to Palace of Versailles

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  • Don't spend a minute in the long crowded lines at the entrances as you make your way to the Palace of Versailles, tickets available only at Headout.
  • Get special access to the King's Private Apartments - a peek into the royal family's history from an English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide.
  • Post the guided tour, you can explore the rest of the Palace at your own pace.
  • Discover the hidden drawer once holding diplomatic papers while marveling at King Louis XV's rolltop desk, returned to the Palace from the Louvre in Paris.
  • Admire Renaissance-style frescoes and statues in the 73-meter-long Hall of Mirrors, a tribute to France's success, within the Palace's 60,000+ art collection.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles
  • Official Versailles English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide (as per ticket choice)
  • Guided tour of the King’s private apartments
  • Exclusive access to Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel (decided by the guide)
  • Exclusive access to the Hall of Mirrors
  • Access to the gardens
  • Small tour group of 25 people or less

Exclusions

  • Entry to Trianon Estate
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Tip: The most prestigious, Alain Ducasse's Ore Restaurant set in the Dufour Pavilion, offers exceptional evening dining. Don't miss out!
  • The English, Spanish, or French-speaking guide will only be accompanying you on the tour of the King's Private Apartments, beyond which you will get to explore the state apartments.
  • Your guide will decide whether to visit the Royal Opera or the Royal Chapel depending on availability.
  • Your tickets are valid for a single entry into the Palace. Once you exit the premises, you cannot make another entry with the same tickets.
  • Entry to the Gardens and the Estate of Trianon is not included in this ticket.
  • Should you wish, you can buy tickets to the Gardens at an extra cost right at the entrance of the Gardens.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Palace of Versailles Guided Tour

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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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1 hr. 30 min. - 1 hr. 45 min.
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  • Dive into European History on this small-group tour as your expert guide will enrich your experience with lesser-known facts and stories about the centuries-old Palace.
  • Explore the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments, their themed salons, and elaborate frescoes on the ceilings before making your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors.
  • Admire the ingenuity of arranging 357 mirrors in such a way that lighting a single candle would brighten the Hall with shimmering reflections.
  • Experience the royal life with the premium pass. Marvel at 60,000+ artworks at the Palace and gain exclusive access to the Gardens.

Inclusions

  • 1-hour 45-minute tour of the Palace of Versailles
  • Expert English, Spanish, French, or Italian-speaking guide
  • Entry to the Palace of Versailles
  • Entry to the Palace Gardens (optional)

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/from Paris
  • Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate
  • Access to the King's Private Apartments
  • Tip: The security at the Palace is very rigid as it sees a huge number of visitors every day. Make sure to leave large bags, suitcases, rucksacks, and sharp objects in your vehicle or hotel.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Paris: Palace of Versailles Guided Tour with Bus Transfers

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  • Travel hassle-free to the Palace of Versailles with this round-trip bus transfer from Paris and also get to skip the long queues with this ticket.
  • Follow your guide through the Palace and Gardens of Louis XIV, with a group size limited to 25 or fewer as you get deep insights into the lifestyle of French royalty.
  • Jules Hardouin-Mansart was the architect behind the construction of the marvelous, Hall of Mirrors, which took 6 years to complete. Want to know more about it? Your guide on this tour will share more such insights.
  • Hear about the lavish life of Marie Antoinette and tour the Gardens and enjoy either the beautiful Musical Gardens or the Fountain Show (depending on the day of the week).
  • Tailor your visit to either a classic tour of Versailles or a half-day tour from Paris.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Palace of Versailles
  • Skip-the-line access to the palace
  • Guided tour of the gardens (optional)
  • Expert English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Round trip transfers from Paris
  • Headphones (optional)
  • Tip: Make sure to enjoy the many fountains and bosquets – formal plantation of trees in the Gardens.
  • From Apr to Oct, tickets include entry to Musical Garden shows (Tue, Fri) and Musical Fountain shows (Sat, Sun).
    Note that the following are not allowed during this experience: large purses, bags, backpacks, or high-heels
  • Leave your furry friends behind. Pet dogs are not allowed in the Palace, Gardens, or the estate of Trianon, but they are allowed in the park.
  • The Palace is not suitable for wheelchair users or specially-abled people as there is no personal assistance.
  • Strollers or baby carriages cannot be accommodated on group tours.
  • Guide dogs with proper proof are allowed throughout the estate.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Royal Escape: Versailles & Marie-Antoinette's Domain Guided Tour with Paris Transfer Option

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2 hr. 30 min. - 9 hr.
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  • Spend a full day exploring the stunning Palace of Versailles, and its gardens and making your way to the enchanting private estate of Queen Marie Antoinette.
  • Meet your guide in central Paris and hop on to the RER train to Versailles. Reach the Palace of Versailles and walk like a royal through the State Apartments and the sparkly Hall of Mirrors.
  • Go on an enriching escapade through the day, and learn more about the royal family, daily life in the royal courts, and the lavish lifestyle of Marie Antoinette.
  • With these direct-entry tickets, visit the gardens and make your way to the Queen's Petit Trianon, her exquisite private palace, designed luxuriously.
  • Get a sneak peek into her private theatre, fondly known as the 'jewel of Versailles', and explore the Normandy village for its vineyards and farms.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line tickets to Palace of Versailles
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Access to Queen Marie Antoinette's private estate
  • Tickets to 'Petit train' from Petit Trianon
  • Fountain Show in the palace gardens (optional)
  • Musical Gardens Show (optional)

Exclusions

  • Transport to and from central Paris on the RER train
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • The palace is open on all days except Monday.
  • Entry to the Gardens is free from November to March.
  • There is a pre-reserved entry time for the skip-the-line tickets allowing you to use a different access.
  • Access to the garden is included in these tickets.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
Versailles TicketsGuided Tours

Paris, the city of love and light, is on every traveler’s to-do list. Neighboring the city is a French icon that resonates well with the glamorous, a la mode history of the French - the Palace of Versailles. Only 16km from the city of Paris, the Palace is a grandiose symbol of the French monarchy, power, and the history of France. 

Today, what was once a royal residence stands as the Museum of the History of France and no trip to Paris is complete without a visit to this grand gateway to a glorified and bloody time in the nation’s history. The guided tour to Versailles must not be missed as it brings you ever closer to the lives of King Louis XIV and, successively, King Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette.

Why Take A Guided Tour to Versailles?

Versailles Guided Tour
  • Navigating foreign public transport can be an arduous task. To make your trip to Versailles effortless, go for a guided tour that includes transportation. Opt for escorted trains or private coaches from Paris to Versailles, avoiding confusion and language barriers.
  • With a guided tour ticket, you can easily bypass up to 90-minute long queues, maximizing your time to explore the palace's attractions without delay. Use the time you save to explore the palace in-depth and learn about its history and architecture.
  • Guided tours offer you a chance to uncover the captivating stories of the French Monarchy. Learn about the tales of banquets, court life, and the grandeur of Versailles' gardens with expert hosts.
  • Optimal for cost efficiency and time management, guided tours offer priority entry, tickets to the Musical Fountain Show, Paris-Versailles transportation, and expert guides. You can choose from audio or expert-led tours.



Highlights Covered on Your Versailles Guided Tour

Versailles Royal Apartments

Royal Apartments

The Versailles Royal Apartments were the living quarters of the French monarchy. Open to the public today, they reveal insights into royal life. The Queen's Apartments mirror the King's State Apartments, featuring the Queen's Guard Room in 17th-century splendor. The King's State Apartment hosted official ceremonies, while the Private Apartments, with the Golden Service Room and Louis XVI's Library, show personal and ceremonial facets of Versailles.

Versailles Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

The Hall of Mirrors in France's Palace of Versailles epitomizes the nation's political and artistic prowess. Spanning 73 meters, it showcases 30 paintings by Charles Le Brun, narrating Louis XIV's early reign. Reflecting economic power, its 357 mirrors mark France's rise in mirror manufacturing. This grand hall witnessed historic events, including the Treaty of Versailles signing in 1919, and remains a prestigious venue for official receptions.

Gardens of Versailles

Gardens of Versailles

The Gardens of Versailles, spanning 800 hectares around the Palace in France, are a masterpiece by André Le Nôtre. These formal French gardens feature manicured lawns, sculptures, and the iconic Grand Canal. Maintained by skilled gardeners, they house over 400 statues, making it the largest open-air sculpture museum globally. A UNESCO site, it offers amenities like refreshments and bicycle rentals, drawing millions of annual visitors.

Trianon Estate at Versailles

Trianon Estate

The Trianon Estate at Versailles includes the Grand Trianon, Petit Trianon, and Queen's Hamlet amidst enchanting gardens. The Grand Trianon features a central colonnaded gallery built in 1687 as Louis XIV's private retreat. The Petit Trianon, completed in 1768, offered privacy to Louis XV and Madame Du Barry. The Queen's Hamlet, a rustic model village built in 1783, reflects a fascination with rural life.

King's Private Apartments

King's Private Apartments

The King's Private Apartments offer an intimate look into the lives of French royalty. Each space reflects monarchs' tastes and features Louis XV's Dogs' Room, Louis XVI's ornate Clothes Cabinet, and Madame Adélaïde's Golden Service Room. The Queen's Guard Room's preserved marble and the Queen's Bedchamber's historical receptions and births reveal Versailles' rich history on guided tours.

Royal Opera of Versailles

Royal Opera

The Royal Opera of Versailles, designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel and opened in 1770 under Louis XV, stands among Europe's premier 18th-century opera houses. It served as a venue for diverse performances until the royal departure in 1789. Restored by Louis-Philippe and reopened in 1837, the opera now hosts operas, concerts, gala evenings, and ballets, offering a rich array of musical experiences.

Royal Chapel of Versailles

Royal Chapel

The Royal Chapel of Versailles, completed in 1710 during Louis XIV's reign, is the palace's final chapel. Consecrated to Saint Louis, it hosted Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's wedding and boasts a mix of traditional and modern architecture. Adorned with masterful paintings and sculptures, its Robert Clicquot organ and richly decorated interior continue to enchant visitors with concerts featuring sacred and secular music.

Guided Tours vs Non-Guided Tours of Versailles

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Frequently Asked Questions About Versailles Guided Tour

Can I book a Versailles guided tour?

Yes, there are guided tours to Versailles that you can book.

How can I book a guided tour of Versailles?

You can book your Versailles guided tour online or on-site. We recommend purchasing the tickets online to cut down on your wait time in front of the attraction. You can buy the tickets here.

How much does a Versailles guided tour cost?

The price ranges from €38.49 to €161, depending on your ticket type. You can buy the tickets here.

What are the different types of Versailles guided tours?

There are four types of Versailles guided tours – Versailles guided tour & all-access ticket, premium exclusive guided tour to King's Private Apartments and full access to Versailles, Versailles guided tour with bus transfers, and guided combo tours.

In what languages are the Versailles guided tours?

The live tour guide usually speaks English, Spanish, and French. On the other hand, audio guides are offered in 11 different languages.

What does the Versailles guided tour cover?

Versailles guided tour usually covers the Castle, the Royal Apartments, the King's Private Apartments, the Garden, the Trianon Estate, the Royal Opera, and the Royal Chapel.

How many people can go on a Versailles guided tour?

A Versailles guided tour can only accommodate 25 people or less.

Is a Versailles guided tour worth it?

A guided tour explains the significance, history, architecture, and culture of the Palace of Versailles. You will learn deep insights about the historical site, making your trip well-rounded.

Do the Versailles guided tours include skip-the-line access?

Yes. With a guided tour ticket you can enter through a dedicated entry Gate B, and skip past the long waiting times.

Can I cancel a booked Versailles guided tour?

Depending on your chosen ticket, you can cancel your guided tour tickets 24 hours before the commencement of the tour. Make sure to read the cancelation policies thoroughly before buying your ticket.

How long is the Versailles guided tour?

Depending on your guided tour ticket, it can last from 1.5 to 10 hours.