Guided tour

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

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France

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

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
Likely to sell out Booked 35 times yesterday

From US$ 52.85 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 35 times yesterday

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
Live tour guide
Italian, Spanish, German, English, French

The Original experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Choose between a private or a shared guided tour
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 a 45-minute tour.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • 90-minute guided tour of the main palace
  • Gardens access ticket (on days where access is not free)
  • 45-minute guided tour of the gardens (if "Guided Tour of the Gardens" option selected)
  • Entrance ticket to Marie Antoinette's estate and the Trianon
  • Guided tour of the gardens if the option "Group Tour with Access to the Gardens" is booked
  • Transfers to/from Paris
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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

  • After the tour, you are allowed to stay in the gardens until they close
  • The palace gardens are free on Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, and October. 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 28, every Saturday between June 11 and September 24, July 14, October 30)
  • During peak times the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2452 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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We arrived late due to delays getting through airport. We were switched to the next tour with no hassle. You meet at their office in the mall across from the train station and walk to the the palace and begin your tour. Entry to the palace was very quick. Any holdup is due to security check. Our guide Gabriella was great, very knowledgeable and entertaining. She provided good grasp of the palace construction and royal family that built it to the fall of the monarchy. Palace itself is spectacular and grounds are magnificent. Because we arrived mid afternoon we only got do see the gardens next to the palace but that was sufficient to appreciate the size of the estate. We also purchased the night light show/firework. You have to leave the grounds when it closes at 5:30 then return for lightshow after 8:30 so went to our hotel for a quick nap. Getting around on train system is super easy. Fireworks were great, light show was not as we expected being just a bunch of strobe lights.

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September 27, 2022

My family of five went to Versailles in mid September. It was our first time booking with Get Your Guide and our experience was phenomenal from beginning to end. The explanation on how to pick up the tickets was straightforward and our tour guide, Ruben, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Versailles and made the tour very interesting. Even my 7 year old son was intrigued and was kept engaged throughout the entire tour. I highly recommend booking through Get Your Guide and if you ever go to Versailles make sure you request Ruben. You won’t be disappointed!

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September 26, 2022

We were stuck in traffic and couldn’t make our original tour time, but the GYG team was very helpful and responsive and let us join the next tour time instead. Johanna was a wonderful guide! Very fun, personable, and knowledgeable. It was a crowded day at the palace but our tour guide helped us make the best of the situation.

September 26, 2022

Product ID: 398194