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Royal Gardens of Versailles Walking Tour from Paris

Highlights
  • Half-day tour from Paris to the Gardens of Versailles
  • Ride the train from Paris with included round-trip fare
  • Explore one of Europe's most famous gardens with a guide
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Royal Gardens of Versailles Walking Tour from Paris
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5-hour excursion to the Royal Gardens of Versailles from Paris with an English speaking guide.
US$38.42
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5-hour excursion to the Royal Gardens of Versailles from Paris with a Spanish speaking guide.
US$38.42
Overview
Walk in the footsteps of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, and other famous French royals on a tour of the extravagant Gardens of Versailles. Ride the train from Paris with included fare, and then stroll through the UNESCO-listed landscape while a guide shows you the most elaborate fountains and statues and shares tales of palace intrigue, elaborate court customs, and the sparks of revolution. If you like, visit the remarkable Palace of Versailles on your own after the tour.
What to Expect
Versailles is world famous for its awe-inspiring, extravagant palace and breathtakingly beautiful gardens. You will experience the excitement and wonder of cosmopolitan Paris on a journey back in time. Revel in the over-the-top decadence, harmonious open spaces, and luscious splendor of an intricately-landscaped paradise just a short ride from the capital.

Walk around and through these enchanted grounds and reveal the stories of the shamelessly self-indulgent kings, queens, and consorts of 17th and 18th century France. Unravel the glory of the Sun King, the stifling court etiquette, and the scandals that rocked the monarchy and ignited the Revolution. Hear the fantastic myths and legends behind the statues and fountains and explore the hidden corners you wouldn’t find on your own.

The tour operates at 9am on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Learn about:
  • View of the Château
  • Walk the Gardens of Versailles
  • The Treaty of Versailles
  • The Affair of the Diamond Necklace
  • The Women's March to Versailles
  • Enceladus & the War of the Giants
  • Latona & the Peasants of Lycia
  • The Abduction of Persephone
  • The Sun King
  • The Grand Canal
  • Little Venice
  • The Orangery
  • French Absolutism
  • The Fountains of Versailles
  • The road to Revolution
  • Marie Antoinette’s downfall
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice experience!

We took this tour with Sandemans and our guide was Esteban (from Colombia living in Paris for 6 years!). It was a nice tour, very informative and Esteban has great knowledge about this place and is also able to communicate it in a nice way...More

Thank ashni s
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
All I wanted from Versailles I got from this tour!

I loved this tour from start to finish. This is mostly due to the amazing tour guides that Sandemans New Europe Tours offers. A place is always the same, but what a tourist gets out of it varies a lot. I’m extremely happy with this...More

Thank Jacob W
Reviewed 1 June 2018
Walking Tour of Paris with INGA

Incredible tour of Paris - we covered so much ground in 2 hours, from the Latin Quarter, Notre Dame to the Lourve. Inga was captivating- she has such a passion for the city and has a wealth of knowledge providing accurate and informative descriptions on...More

Thank alissabrad
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile
Don't need to get intobthe palace when you have a guide for the gardens!

Great tour with Alberto! He's nice and super knowledgeable. I think you don't even need to get inside the palace if you do a tour of the gardens. I learnt plenty of stuff about the french history and the way people were living during the...More

1  Thank solenepicq
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile
Uffda! Loved this tour!

Esteban was amazing! I would have never learned anything if I were to visit Versailles on my own. Loved the in depth explanations of the symbolism and history behind the gardens. Have fun in Minnesota Esteban!

Thank Amy W
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Response from 834md | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We took the train direct from Paris, very reasonable price and very simple to understand. A pleasant 5-10 min walk from train station to gardens at most.
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