On this private half-day tour to the Palace of Versailles, enjoy comfortable transportation from Paris and skip-the-line admission to the iconic chateau, allowing you to avoid waiting in the ticket queue. Once inside, explore the palace with a private guide to see the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments. Then head outside to wander through the expansive gardens. Following a 1pm pickup at your Paris hotel, travel out of the city to the Palace of Versailles to begin your 5-hour tour. Built by King Louis XIV in the 17th-century, the Palace of Versailles is widely considered to be the most impressive of France’s many palaces and castles. On arrival, head past the entrance queues with your private guide and start exploring. Stroll through the corridors and suites, and admire the 17th-century features for which the palace is famous. Visit the State Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors, and learn of the members of French royalty including Louis XIV, Louis XVI, and Marie Antoinette who once called the palace home. Afterward, head onward into the beautiful gardens — designed by famed landscape architect André Lenôtre. When your palace and gardens tour comes to an end, return in comfort to your Paris accommodation to conclude your 5-hour tour.