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
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From US$ 57.19 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 11 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
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, Spanish, 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
  • Access to the gardens (except in July and August when a ticket is needed)
  • 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

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 all months except July and August. 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 2728 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 had a great experience. Our guide was Milan, and he was very good. We started on time but from the meeting point to the palace is about 10-15 mins walk. It was raining good thing my jacket had hood. There were street vendors selling umbrella for $10 which is crazy lol. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and go to the restroom before the tour because you will only get to do it after the whole thing. Thanks to our guide, Milan, we learned a lot from the tour and he even took a great picture of us at the hall of mirrors.

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November 23, 2022

Tour was extremely professional and perfectly executed. Instructions were clear and she made the whole experience easy from start to finish. The palace was still extremely crowded but I never felt like that was a problem with our guide leading the way. The mile long line for tickets made me so glad to have booked ahead. Definitely recommend.

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November 20, 2022

From booking to ending the tour was very straight forward. The train ride from Paris to Versailles is very easy on the C line costing 7.30 euro return. Just ensure you get on the train going to Versailles Chateau! The GetYourGuide office is very close to the train station at Versailles. The staff were great explaining the meet time & location for the guide. We had time to have lunch walking the streets of Versailles before the tour. Versailles is very clean & much quieter compared to Paris. The tour guide Gabriella was excellent with a great sense of humour & happy to poke fun at the French!. Gabriella was very knowledgeable about the French history & her passion for it. The Palace is opulent and it shows even in the past humans liked to show off! The only downside was that the garden s were being refurbished and the outdoor statues were all covered up assuming they had been cleaned and were getting ready for the Olympics in 2024. The fountains were not working either - a real shame.

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November 10, 2022

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