Guided tour

Versailles: Palace of Versailles Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France

Versailles: Palace of Versailles Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
Likely to sell out Booked 19 times yesterday

From US$ 54.04 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 19 times yesterday

Get skip-the-line entry to the Versailles Palace on a guided tour of its exquisite rooms and galleries. Admire the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, German, Italian, Spanish, French

The Original experience

Highlights
  • Travel in time and discover the impressive history of the Palace of Versailles
  • Beat the huge crowds and jump straight in with your pre-booked time slot
  • Explore the Hall of Mirrors and King's and Queen's State Apartments
  • Be guided by an expert guide through the emblematic royal Château
  • Choose between a private or a shared group tour
Full description

Discover the splendor, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on a guided tour with skip-the-line tickets. Step inside via a priority entrance and follow an expert guide through the lavish halls of this iconic French architectural masterpiece. Arrive at the meeting point to meet your guide who will give you a friendly introduction about the royal complex and lead you inside to begin exploring one of the largest palaces in the world. See the ornate King's and Queen's State Apartments and the glittering Hall of Mirrors, one of the most emblematic rooms in the Versailles Château and where many events of great historic significance took place, including the Treaty of Versailles. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XVI to his wife, Marie Antoinette. Listen as your guide brings these legendary characters to life with entertaining storytelling. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to ask questions during this interactive tour. Afterward, feel free to explore the palace or stroll through the gardens on your own. Please note that, on certain days between April and October, there may be a fee to access the gardens.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • 90-minute guided tour
  • Access to the gardens only from November to March (free during winter)
  • Access to the gardens on Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, October
  • Entrance ticket to Marie Antoinette's estate and the Trianon
  • Musical fountain shows
  • Transfers to/from Paris
  • Access to the gardens from April to October (except Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, October)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • Wheelchairs are only accommodated on private tours
  • The palace gardens are free on Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, and October and from November through March. On these days you can visit the garden for free after your guided tour
  • There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free to enter
  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM on certain dates (May 28, every Saturday between June 11 and September 24, July 14, and October 30) and from November through March
  • After the tour you are allowed to stay in the palace until it closes
  • The gardens may close without notice due to bad weather conditions
  • During peak times the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 724 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Isabella was knowledgeable about France and it’s history during the reign of Louis the 14-15 and interspersed her talk with humour. She was approachable and led the group in a timely manner leaving time for photos . I’m short she was an excellent tour guide with good English for this English speaking tour .

September 22, 2022

Our tour guide Barbara was very intelligent and knew all the stories and history of the palace! She was fluent in multiple languages and had a great sense of humor and personality. From my experiences in the past, sometimes it’s difficult to hear or understand the tour guide because the place we are touring is too loud or the headphones are problematic or the tour guide is just speaking too softly, this was not the case on this tour. Crystal clear and her voice was just loud enough to hear the whole time through even though it was noisy and packed inside the palace the day we went! I loved every minute of her tour and would highly recommend it.

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August 24, 2022

In order to avoid the long queue for admission because we are going in the middle of summer, we decided on a designated time + with a guide (English). Since we were from Japan, we still hadn't given up the custom of wearing a mask, but the guide wore a mask as prescribed before entering the tour, which was a wonderful manner in the hot weather. The entrance is expected to be a large queue. It was so crowded that we had to stand in line under the scorching sun even with a timed priority admission ticket, but the staff lined up on behalf of us. In the meantime, wait in the shade near the entrance, receive an explanation of the restroom from the guide, receive a receiver & earphone (you can hear the guide's voice using a microphone), and explain the history of the palace before entering. So I had no time to spare. When it was my turn, I was able to replace the staff who were standing in line under the scorching sun, so I was able to avoid the dizzying scorching heat and save m

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August 17, 2022

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