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$ 54.92 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 24 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 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 2507 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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Our guide, Gabriella was fabulous! She was knowledgeable and fun and clearly loves her work as a guide. We did both the palace and gardens tour, which I highly recommend. We (family of four with two teens) absolutely loved the gardens in part because of Gabriella’s excellent guiding and deep knowledge of their history. Try to plan to go when the fountains are on (we went on a Saturday). It’s really spectacular to see some of the lesser known fountains and gardens.

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October 3, 2022

Our Versailles walking tour was excellent! It was so crowded but our guide did a great job of keeping the group moving and telling us entertained with details about Versailles and the royals who lived there. Definitely recommend adding the Gardens access and give yourself time to go to the gardens! There's a Café within the Versailles Palace museum, so my recommendation would be to book the walking tour earlier in the day and then grabbing a quick lunch in the café and then entering the gardens to explore. You can even rent a golf cart for an hour to get the maximum bang for your buck and see even more of the gardens! The skip the line tickets are well worth it because -- as of noon on that Saturday in September -- the line to get in was crazy long. The palace also does evening concerts / events in the gardens with fireworks, so that's something else to keep a lookout for. Parking in Versailles was paid, but easy to find and it was easy to get in and out!

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October 3, 2022

It was wonderful Tundi did a great job but I wish your directions for train information was better for us that don’t speak French The term right bank (rive gauche) confused me it might be better to just say go to the end of the RER C AT VERSAILLES. WE got off at rive gauche flay But as we arrived late your office was wonderful to put us on the next group. Great tour and excellent service. Merci

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September 29, 2022

Product ID: 398194