Begin your 4-hour tour of the Palace of Versailles with pickup at a central Paris location (Metro Pyramides). Board a comfortable tour vehicle to the French landmark, located about 13 miles (22 km) outside of Paris.
During the relaxing ride, listen to recorded audio commentary that will introduce you to the history, art, and architecture of the palace. Commentary is available in English, French, Mandarin, Danish, Japanese, Greek, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Swedish, Dutch, Portugues, Italian, German, and Spanish. Learn about the origin of the palace, built under orders of King Louis XIX in 1661. Famous architects and decorators, including Le Notre, Mansart, and Le Vau worked together to construct this opulent building. The palace became one of the most prestigious residences in Europe, and its splendor is still on display for visitors today.
Once you arrive on the premises, you'll be equipped with the knowledge to spend a few hours on a self-guided tour. Explore the palace, the gardens, and the Grand Royal Apartments, which are all included in your entrance fees (except during Fountain Display and Musical Gardens’ days, entrance fees to the gardens are not included).
Afterward, relax on the return trip to central Paris, where you'll be dropped off at your original departure point.