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From Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens - Full Acces Ticket & Audio Guided Tour

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From Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens - Full Acces Ticket & Audio Guided Tour

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Gain entry to the famous Palace of Versailles without waiting in line with this 5-hour skip the line tour from Central Paris. With priority access to the UNESCO World Heritage site, don your audio tour (available in eleven languages) to listen as you walk through the legendary State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors. Stroll through the lush gardens, designed by André Le Nôtre, and learn about Louis XIV, the flashy king who once inhabited this opulent residence. Round-trip transportation from 3 departure points in Paris via air-conditioned bus is included.
  • Skip the line for priority access to the Palace of Versaille
  • Listen to an audio guide in your choice of 11 languages
  • Pickup at 3 central locations in Paris
  • Travel via air-conditioned coach
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Multilingual tour escort/host for the departures
Transport by air-conditioned coach from several departure points in Central Paris
Visit with an informative audio guide available in 11 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese)
Musical Gardens" and "Fountain Show" included on selected dates (Tuesdays, Fridays, Weekends and special dates)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 83 Rue de Maubeuge , 83 Rue de Maubeuge, 75010 Paris, France

    Gare du Nord:83 rue de Maubeuge-Next to the bakery-10:10

  • 11 Rue Auber , 11 Rue Auber, 75009 Paris, France

    Opéra:11,rue Auber - Next Louis Pion-10:30

  • 2 Av. Foch , 2 Av. Foch, 75016 Paris, France

    Arc Triomphe/Etoile: 2,Avenue Foch-Next to the traffic light-10:50

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Musical show of the gardens of Versailles is available only on Tuesdays and Fridays (Not available from November to March)
    • Fountains show of the gardens of Versailles is available only Saturdays and Sundays (Not available from November to March)
    • 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
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Daily except Mondays and 14th of July
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Magic Ways
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during From Paris: Versailles Palace & Gardens - Full Acces Ticket & Audio Guided Tour?
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    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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    Traveler Tips

    • "Choose a day that the fountain show is available , hint it’s not available on Wednesday." See review
    • "Skipping the line is highly recommended and so is this tour." See review
    • "Bring earphones to plug into the portable audio guide so you don't have to continually stick the device to your ear." See review


    195 Reviews

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    , Nov 2021
    Tour guide never showed up, tried calling the phone number listed and no answer. Be aware of scammers! Allan Galeano Park City, Utah Obviously I lost my money! No refund!
    , Sep 2021
    The “skip the line” was completely false We had tickets and a Viator guide and we had to stand in line for an hour to be allowed entrance… The guide was just a person on the bus …he did Not do any guides at all …Hr sent us into the palace and said …go …you are on your own What a waste of money!! The other trips were good but the one to Versailles was a total scam
    Missed trip due to tour transportation
    , Sep 2021
    We were at the designated meeting spot a good 20 minutes before time for pick up. We never saw anyone, or any identifiable transportation & ended up missing our ride to Versailles. We took a taxi & went out on our own, trying to use the proof of purchase as a ticket for entry (ticket was w/transportation driver). This was not accepted & we had to buy additional tickets. I emailed the tour operator to explain the situation & ask for a refund, and never even received a reply. Very frustrating & an expensive trip.
    Over and above.
    , Aug 2021
    Not having are COVID vaccination documents and the tour guide taking us to a nearby pharmacy for a rapid test. Pharmacist was on lunch break and after hearing our situation took time to rapid test us and enable us to go inside the palace. Disaster turned into wonderment!!!
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    The huge place
    , Aug 2021
    I expected the palace and the garden to be big, but they are huge. It is amazing. I can't describe, you must to visit.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great idea
    , Aug 2021
    Having the tour helped cut down on wait times significantly. We were still able to do our own thing at Versailles with round trip transportation. Worth the money because the lines at Versailles are insane.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Job well done
    , Aug 2021
    On time and according to planned. Safe driver and the guide, Ana, did a very good job of coordinating everybody’s visits to the garden and chateau. Job well done!
    OK day
    , Jul 2021
    Versailles and the gardens were beautiful. The tour company was very disorganized. The bus picks you up at 3 locations but they aren't clear on where to pick up the bus. Also, at end of day, we were told to meet in parking lot. Larking lot is huge so we were confused on where exactly we needed to go. it was pouring down rain and you would think bus would be a little early. However, it was late. We could see the bus was parked down the street but they made us stand in the rain for an extra 10 minutes. It ruined a lretty good day since the whole bus was angry.
    Unforgettable experience. Viator/Magic Ways was not clear re: bus being included!!
    , Jul 2021
    Our guide Theo to and from was personable and extremely kind and helpful. I’d rate the gardens as a 4 … many fountains were not working but the gardeners are doing a good job of keeping hedges pruned.
    Waste of money
    , Jul 2021
    This “tour” was nothing more than transportation to and from Versailles. You’re much better off with tickets and an Uber
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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