Versailles Palace and Musical Gardens with transfer from Paris
Excursions & day trips

Versailles Palace and Musical Gardens with transfer from Paris

based on 16 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Varied
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the history and beauty of the Palace of Versailles with an expert guide
  • Take the stress out of your visit to Versailles as everything is organised for you
  • Soak up the beauty of the Palace of Versailles while it is less crowded on this more exclusive visit
What to expect

There’s a certain magic that fizzes through the air at the Palace and Gardens of Versailles. Hidden away from the modern world, this majestic European castle on the outskirts of Paris is a perfectly preserved example of the reckless extravagance of the French monarchy. It really is Parisian life at its most luxurious!

This tour will allow you to step back in time and soak up the history and beauty of Versailles as you follow your expert guide from one spectacular room to the next. Marvel at its incredible array of fine art and the intricate architecture as you work your way through the highlights of the castle including the Coronation Room and the Hall of Mirrors. And just when you think that you've seen all that the Palace of Versailles has to offer, you’ll step outside and see the famous manicured gardens that surround the castle which are over 1,800 acres in size.

If you want to make your visit to Versailles extra special, book your visit on one of the days that the famous Versailles Fountain Show or Musical Gardens is running (check the dates in the When section). The Versailles Fountain Show is a wonderful musical event held in the exclusive groves, designed by André Le Nôtre. Watch fountains erupt to the sounds of a cello at the Fountain Show or just be enchanted by the simple beauty of classical music played in beautiful surroundings during the Musical Gardens event.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Fountain show or musical gardens ticket and reservation (if selected)
    • Escorted train travel from central Paris and roundtrip train ticket
    Reduced price
    • Infants (aged 0-1): Free
    • Children (aged 2-14)
    Where

    Cour du Havre, 5 Rue d'Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide in the middle of the Cour du Havre, 5 rue d’Amsterdam. The Cour du Havre is the square located just outside the Gare Saint-Lazare. Your guide will be waiting next to the clock statue called “L’heure de tous”, opposite Burger King.

    Arriving by metro: Take metro lines 3, 12, 13 or 14 to Saint-Lazare, take exit number 8 “rue d’Amsterdam”, when you exit the station turn left and you’ll see the clock statue.

    Arriving by taxi: Ask to be taken to the Cour du Havre, 5 rue d’Amsterdam.

    What to remember
    • Please note that from July 21st 2021, all public venues in France will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present a 'Health Pass' and a valid ID, proving that you are fully vaccinated (with an EMA-approved vaccine), OR that you have been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48 hours, OR that you have recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than 6 months old. Passes can be digital or in paper form (proof of vaccination or test result). They must be presented in English or French
    • Please note that all visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a mask in the Palace of Versailles. Please make sure to bring your own mask to the meeting point or access will be denied
    • Social distancing rules and preventive measures must be respected
    • This service ends at the Palace of Versailles. You will be provided with a return train to Paris
    • This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended
    • This tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments
    • Photography is permitted throughout the tour without a flash
    • The use of mobile phones is prohibited
    • Please note that Musical Gardens and Fountain show may be subject to last minute schedule changes that are not under our control.
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    When

    The tour can include the fountains show and musical gardens depending on dates.

    Tour without show

    • 02/11/2020 - 20/12/2020: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday (9.45am)
    • 21/12/2020 - 03/01/2021: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (9.45am)
    • 04/01/2021 - 31/03/2021: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday (9.45am)
    • 01/04/2021 - 31/10/2021: Wednesday, Thursday (9.45am)

    Tour with Fountain Show

    • 01/04/2021 - 31/10/2021: Saturday, Sunday (8.45am)
    • 01/04/2021 - 31/10/2021: Sunday (1.00pm)

    Tour with Musical Gardens

    • 01/04/2021 to 31/10/2021: Tuesday, Friday (9.45am)
    • 01/04/2021 to 31/10/2021: Tuesday (1.45pm)
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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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