Paris Versailles Excursion Reviews

Even though the Chateau de Versailles has been known as the epitome of indulgent luxury for centuries, seeing it in person is a jaw-dropping experience, a must-see site!
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Sail Date: June 2016
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Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
A pricey excursion.
Sail Date: June 2016
A pricey excursion. I thought we would have seen more but it is amazing!
A pricey excursion. I thought we would have seen more but it is amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Over the top!
Sail Date: June 2016
Over the top! No wonder the populace revolted.. We toured the kings' private chambers - very interesting!!!
Over the top! No wonder the populace revolted.. We toured the kings' private chambers - very interesting!!! Read Less
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It was raining and we were unable to fully enjoy the gardens of Versailles.
Sail Date: May 2016
It was raining and we were unable to fully enjoy the gardens of Versailles. The rooms in the palace are more than you can possibly imagine. They are ornate with ceilings that take your breath away. Jewelry and furnishings are ... Read More
It was raining and we were unable to fully enjoy the gardens of Versailles. The rooms in the palace are more than you can possibly imagine. They are ornate with ceilings that take your breath away. Jewelry and furnishings are historically beautiful. The tours are terribly crowded which inhibits your ability to fully embrace it's surroundings. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Excellent guide provided excellent information about Versailles.
Sail Date: May 2016
Excellent guide provided excellent information about Versailles.
Excellent guide provided excellent information about Versailles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
After a long wait to gain admittance to the Palace grounds we got a good look at the court of three ...
Sail Date: May 2016
After a long wait to gain admittance to the Palace grounds we got a good look at the court of three of the King Louis'. Grand and grandiose.
After a long wait to gain admittance to the Palace grounds we got a good look at the court of three of the King Louis'. Grand and grandiose. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
First Palace we have ever visited.
Sail Date: April 2016
First Palace we have ever visited. We could not believe just how royally the Kings and Queens lived.
First Palace we have ever visited. We could not believe just how royally the Kings and Queens lived. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
What an amazing palace - so much luxury.
Sail Date: April 2016
What an amazing palace - so much luxury.
What an amazing palace - so much luxury. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Beautiful garden, lots of walking, but so worth it.
Sail Date: April 2016
Beautiful garden, lots of walking, but so worth it. Marie Antoinette's place was adorable.
Beautiful garden, lots of walking, but so worth it. Marie Antoinette's place was adorable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Versailles is unbelievable - what a beautiful palace - the paintings - ceilings - gardens - you ...
Sail Date: April 2016
Versailles is unbelievable - what a beautiful palace - the paintings - ceilings - gardens - you have to see it to believe it!
Versailles is unbelievable - what a beautiful palace - the paintings - ceilings - gardens - you have to see it to believe it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Not as comprehensive as a Road Scholar/Elder Hostel tour, in large part because of the time ...
Sail Date: April 2016
Not as comprehensive as a Road Scholar/Elder Hostel tour, in large part because of the time available. We did get to see the highlights, and the guide was very knowledgeable and provided a good overview of what we saw.
Not as comprehensive as a Road Scholar/Elder Hostel tour, in large part because of the time available. We did get to see the highlights, and the guide was very knowledgeable and provided a good overview of what we saw. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We went on our own to Versailles and it worked out well.
Sail Date: April 2016
We went on our own to Versailles and it worked out well. It took more time to get there, but financially, it was the best value for the money.
We went on our own to Versailles and it worked out well. It took more time to get there, but financially, it was the best value for the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The tour guide made the visit educational and fun.
Sail Date: April 2016
The tour guide made the visit educational and fun.
The tour guide made the visit educational and fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was very interesting, but immense with not enough time to absorb all of it.
Sail Date: April 2016
This was very interesting, but immense with not enough time to absorb all of it. Time to sit and contemplate would make it less a fairy tale and more a memory.
This was very interesting, but immense with not enough time to absorb all of it. Time to sit and contemplate would make it less a fairy tale and more a memory. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Very awesome in size and beauty.
Sail Date: October 2015
Very awesome in size and beauty. However, it's extremely crowded.
Very awesome in size and beauty. However, it's extremely crowded. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
I have been to Catherine's Palace in Pushkin and it is difficult not to compare each.
Sail Date: September 2015
I have been to Catherine's Palace in Pushkin and it is difficult not to compare each. Versailles has a certain opulence that the other lacks. Perhaps it is the gardens with all those fountains or maybe the rich fabrics and gilded ... Read More
I have been to Catherine's Palace in Pushkin and it is difficult not to compare each. Versailles has a certain opulence that the other lacks. Perhaps it is the gardens with all those fountains or maybe the rich fabrics and gilded furnishing. Versailles is certainly impressive. Read Less
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: We paid 79 Euros each for the Viking-provided Versailles tour.
Sail Date: August 2015
: We paid 79 Euros each for the Viking-provided Versailles tour. We arrived on the Viking bus around 2:45 p.m. The Palace at Versailles was huge, and the crowds were even bigger. They told us that the gardens covered 750 acres - ... Read More
: We paid 79 Euros each for the Viking-provided Versailles tour. We arrived on the Viking bus around 2:45 p.m. The Palace at Versailles was huge, and the crowds were even bigger. They told us that the gardens covered 750 acres - that's big. This place was the king's hunting lodge! The reflecting pool was a mile long - that's big. The first thing you notice is gold; gold on the gates, gold on the roof, gold on the statues, and that's before you even get into the building. Once inside past the metal detectors, there is gold on all the walls, gold on all the furniture, golden clocks, golden sculptures, golden lamps, gold on the chandeliers, gold on the ceilings, gold woven into the fabrics, and the place is littered with priceless paintings and other sculptures. No wonder the starving masses staged the French Revolution. We had timed tickets for 3 p.m. and our guide got us in the door a few minutes before 3 so we were just a little ahead of schedule. Once inside, we (again) lost 20 minutes for a potty break. Then we became part of a traveling beehive of humanity that swept us along the halls and rooms like a huge mass of logs heading down a river toward a sawmill. The camera on my battery died after 300+ pictures that day, just before we got into the Hall of Mirrors, so I had to switch to my iPhone for the remainder of the day. Our tour guide described the incredibly staggering opulence enjoyed by the king, queen and several thousand of their closest friends at Versailles while we viewed the endless rooms, chambers, halls, and a chapel that looked like a small version of the Sistine Chapel. After our guided tour ended, it was "hello gift shop", and then we had an hour or so to visit the gardens (they required a separate Viking-provided ticket). The fountains, sculptures and reflecting ponds were endless and literally breathtaking. We noticed two soldiers carrying assault rifles while we were there; the first time for that. In Paris you will see police with pistols, some on rollerblades, some on motorcycles, most in cars, but Versailles was the only place we saw assault rifles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
My son visited Versailes - I had been there years ago and chose visiting Conflans, a very ...
Sail Date: July 2015
My son visited Versailes - I had been there years ago and chose visiting Conflans, a very delightful little town, cobblestone walks, wonderful pastry shops, cafes, old barges converted to a church, homes, etc. My son was very pleased with ... Read More
My son visited Versailes - I had been there years ago and chose visiting Conflans, a very delightful little town, cobblestone walks, wonderful pastry shops, cafes, old barges converted to a church, homes, etc. My son was very pleased with Versailes - including the beautiful gardens. Read Less
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Short bus ride to Versailles and our guide worked us in to be the first group into the palace.
Sail Date: July 2015
Short bus ride to Versailles and our guide worked us in to be the first group into the palace. Very opulent! Such history happened here! Very impressive. Only had an hour in the gardens following the palace tour. I think that you could be ... Read More
Short bus ride to Versailles and our guide worked us in to be the first group into the palace. Very opulent! Such history happened here! Very impressive. Only had an hour in the gardens following the palace tour. I think that you could be here for days and not see it all. Nice gift shop. So glad that we went! Read Less
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Viking had our group time at the opening of the Chateau which helped as the crowd grew as the ...
Sail Date: June 2015
Viking had our group time at the opening of the Chateau which helped as the crowd grew as the morning went on. Our guide was excellent and we were there during the brief time the fountains were working. A memorable experience.
Viking had our group time at the opening of the Chateau which helped as the crowd grew as the morning went on. Our guide was excellent and we were there during the brief time the fountains were working. A memorable experience. Read Less
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We would rate this higher, but not possible.
Sail Date: June 2015
We would rate this higher, but not possible. Way to crowded, and pushed together, and were it not for our guide, Denise, it would have been worse. She is a native Parisian and knew how to handle the situation. We bought the DVD so I can ... Read More
We would rate this higher, but not possible. Way to crowded, and pushed together, and were it not for our guide, Denise, it would have been worse. She is a native Parisian and knew how to handle the situation. We bought the DVD so I can really get to see and understand what we are seeing. Read Less
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Overwhelming opulence, but certainly a sight to see.
Sail Date: June 2015
Overwhelming opulence, but certainly a sight to see. Unfortunately, our guide was not a good as other guides we had experienced on other excursions during the cruise.
Overwhelming opulence, but certainly a sight to see. Unfortunately, our guide was not a good as other guides we had experienced on other excursions during the cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Could have spent a lot more time as I know we did not see all of the gardens and outbuildings.
Sail Date: May 2015
Could have spent a lot more time as I know we did not see all of the gardens and outbuildings. Opulence at its peak! Lovely tour.
Could have spent a lot more time as I know we did not see all of the gardens and outbuildings. Opulence at its peak! Lovely tour. Read Less
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Very nice, but crowded.
Sail Date: May 2015
Very nice, but crowded. vantage did have a tour that was not as crowded. took an hour bus ride because we were not based in Paris.
Very nice, but crowded. vantage did have a tour that was not as crowded. took an hour bus ride because we were not based in Paris. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Vantage Deluxe World Travel
Very crowded and again, not enough time to enjoy the extensive gardens.
Sail Date: April 2015
Very crowded and again, not enough time to enjoy the extensive gardens. Crowds can't be controlled, more time should be given to explore or relax. Some of the other tour groups were very rude, Vikings were very professional.
Very crowded and again, not enough time to enjoy the extensive gardens. Crowds can't be controlled, more time should be given to explore or relax. Some of the other tour groups were very rude, Vikings were very professional. Read Less
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