Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 60 per person

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.

About this tour

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 12 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian

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 guided 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.

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)
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

• Check in at the GetYourGuide shop on 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, 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 • Please be aware that the train from Paris to Versailles takes approximately 1 hour

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Important information

What to bring

  • 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
  • After the tour you are allowed to stay in the palace until it closes
  • The palace gardens are free every day from November to March
  • There are no musical or fountain shows between November and March
  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM between November and March
  • 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 161 reviews

Review summary

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

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This was an interesting and well-paced tour. Our guide, Anne-Sophie, was excellent at keeping our group on track- no easy feat with so much to see. My 10 year olds were fully engaged through the tour. Anne-Sophie was warm with a lovely sense of humor and deeply knowledgeable, deftly fielding questions about Versailles, French history, the monarchy and even Greek vs Roman mythology

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August 23, 2021

We visited the Palace of Versailles in optimal conditions due to the low attendance due to the health crisis and the small number of our group - reduced to two couples -. Our guide made the visit very interesting and very pleasant: good voice, good company, very good timing which even exceeded the scheduled time.

August 2, 2021

Very interesting guide, gives a global approach on the history of the castle. Small flat, I had asked when booking if private tours were included. I was told in the affirmative. It is not. We were 2 days there so we were able to book the king's private tour the next day, unfortunately for the queen no more slots. If I had known beforehand I could have changed my visit schedule and also booked the guided tour of the Queen's private apartments. But no regrets about this visit, have a good overall visit of the castle. My daughters found that sufficient.

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July 19, 2021

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