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Versailles Half Day Independent Tour with Audio Guide

Enjoy Versailles on your own, at your own pace. Your ticket includes transportation to the Palace of Versailles and your own audio commentary allowing you to freely explore the State Apartments and the beautiful French gardens.

The Palace of Versailles was originally a small hunting lodge built by King Louis XIII in 1623. He liked the building so much, that his Royal Engineer and architect, was instructed to enlarge the site.

This work was carried on by King Louise IV and what resulted was one of the most prestigious and spectacular residences in the whole of Europe.

Today, the palace remains just as spectacular and her architects and decorators, such as Le Vau, Mansart and Le Notre remain famous to this day.

With your audio tour you can discover this dazzling royal residence. Wander through the beautifully decorated State Apartments and the famous French gardens enjoying the informal commentary through your headset.

Some of the highlights include the Great Royal Apartments – bedrooms of both King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette and the Hall of Mirrors. The world-famous gardens are alone worth the visit to Versailles alone.

*Please Note: Entrance to the gardens is not included in the summer when the fountains or the Musical Gardens are playing. An additional charge of €8 must be paid locally.

Departure Location

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001. The nearest Paris metro is Palais Royal.


Tour recommences 26th March 2021. Daily except Mondays, year round. Does not operate 1st January, 1st May or 25th December.

Start Times

8.15am and 2.00pm in the Summer months (April - October).


Around 5 hours including drive from Paris City Centre.

Experience Includes

  • Priority entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles, so you can avoid the ticket lines
  • Roundtrip transportation to Versailles from central Paris
  • Individual Audioguide so you can explore the Palace on your own
  • Free time to explore the gardens of Versailles

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Refreshments

Terms & Conditions

  • Advanced reservations are required. Please detail your chosen date when booking.
  • This is an unescorted tour. At the Palace of Versailles you be given an audio guide so you can explore the site on your own
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation up to 3 calendar days before departure (Central European Time). Beyond that period, the following fees apply: 2 calendar days prior service: 50% of tour price (Central European Time). 1 calendar days prior service: 100% of tour price (Central European Time).