Guided tour

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
Guided tour

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
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From US$ 59.64 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Versailles Palace and visit its beautiful royal gardens. Skip the long lines and enter through a separate entrance alongside an expert guide.

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Duration 1.5 hours - 135 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian


  • Explore Versailles Palace on an 90-minute guided tour with an expert guide
  • Visit the grandiose royal gardens and admire the opulent fountains
  • Learn about the figures of the French monarchy and important historical events
  • Beat the huge crowds and jump straight in with your pre-booked time slot
  • Enjoy an optional 45-minute tour through the gardens
Full description

Discover the opulence, beauty, and history of Versailles Palace on an interactive guided tour. Access the palace through a separate entrance to begin your tour and then you head off to the famous gardens with a guide or on your own. During the 90-minute tour of the main palace, see the State Apartments, the King's Bedroom, and the emblematic Hall of Mirrors. Learn about the main figures of the French monarchy, from King Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette. Hear about the fascinating historical events that took place in many of the palace’s rooms, before stepping out to explore the vast gardens complex with your guide or on your own. Marvel at the gardens' grandeur, its bronze statues, and ornamental basins accompanied by rows of large trees. If visiting with a guide, gain fascinating insights about the garden on an optional 45-minute tour.

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • 90-minute guided tour of the main palace
  • Access to the gardens
  • 45-minute guided tour of the gardens (if option selected)
  • Entrance ticket to Marie Antoinette's estate and the Trianon
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Check in at the GetYourGuide shop, located across the street from the RER line C Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station. Take the Avenue de Paris exit at the train station and find the office across the street next to the Café Madeleine. The train from Paris to Versailles takes approximately 1 hour. Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station will be closed between July 15 - August 20, 2022. Instead, you will need to take a different route from Paris. There are two options with public transport: 1. Take a train to the Versailles Rive Droite train station. Take line L via Saint Lazare or La Défense. Then, it's a 25-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop. 2. Take a train to the Versailles Chantiers station. Take line N via Montparnasse or line U via La Défense. Then, it's a 15-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • After the tour, you are allowed to stay in the gardens until they close
  • The palace gardens are free from November to March. Prices have been adjusted accordingly. No garden tickets are required to visit on these dates
  • There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free
  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM on certain dates (May 27, every Saturday between June 10 and September 23, July 14, August 15, October 29, and October 31) and from November through March
  • During peak times the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
  • The group can be up to 27 people
Customer reviews

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based on 2976 reviews

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Just finished the tour and was lucky to be guided by the great Anne-Sophie!! She was so knowledgeable, personable, and kind that I was caught in all the beauty and history of Versailles, losing track of time and just left in awe! Definitely a must see, and the tour makes it way more accessible for others, including families!

March 26, 2023

Gabriella from GetYourGuide was absolutely amazing. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and clear passion for her job and Versailles as a place was amazing. She lit the room up and our entire group loved her tour. I'd specifically request her as a guide if you can! We loved the experience.

March 23, 2023

What a great tour especially having Laura as our tour guide! Our original tour got cancelled so we had to book something last minute which was this tour - and so glad we did! From beginning to end, Laura made it so easy to understand the history and create an incredible story for us that was captivating. She knew SO much information and could answer all of our questions. She even gave us recommendations on places to see at Versailles at the end of the tour. It was 90 minutes long and flew by!

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February 21, 2023

Product ID: 398194