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From Paris: Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour & Gardens Access

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France

From Paris: Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour & Gardens Access

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
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From US$ 91.93 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 16 times yesterday

Enjoy convenient skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles with a half-day tour with round trip transportation from Paris. Take a guided tour of the exquisite rooms and galleries.

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Duration 6 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

The Original experience

Itinerary
6 hours
  • Paris

  • Palace of Versailles (guided tour)

  • Palace of Versailles Gardens (free time)

  • Paris

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Avoid waiting in line with simple skip-the-line tickets
  • Explore the hall of mirrors and the king's and queen's state apartments
  • Follow a knowledgeable guide through the emblematic royal Château
  • Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a professionnal driver
  • Choose between a shared group or private tour
Full description

Travel from Paris on this half-day trip to Versailles. Save time with skip-the-line tickets, a convenient return transfer, and an engaging tour of Versailles Palace and its historic rooms and chambers.

Start by meeting at a central point in Paris and transfer by bus to Versailles. Upon arrival, access the palace through a separate entrance. Then, discover the opulence, beauty, and history of the palace on an interactive guided tour.

During the 90-minute tour, 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 many fascinating historical events that took place in the palace's rooms.

After your tour of the palace, take some free time to stroll around the beautiful French Gardens. After some time exploring the gardens by yourself, hop back on the bus for your journey back to central Paris.

Includes
  • Round trip transportation by bus from the meeting point
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the palace
  • Professional guide
  • Access to the Gardens
  • Musical Gardens and fountain shows (only from April to October on specific dates, depending on the date selected)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket to Marie Antoinette's estate and the Trianon
  • Guided tour of the gardens
  • From November to March, no Musical Gardens nor fountain shows
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please check-in at the GetYourGuide shop on 62 Avenue de Suffren 75015 Paris. The nearest metro is exit 5 of La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle (on metro lines 6, 8, or 10).

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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
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM on May 28, July 14, October 30, and every Saturday in the summer months between June 11 and September 24
  • The palace gardens are free on Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, and October and every day from November to March. No garden tickets are needed to visit on these dates. Prices have been adjusted accordingly
  • There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free
  • The guide will not accompany you to the gardens
  • During peak times, the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
  • There are no toilets on the coach
  • High season (April to October): For the morning tour, you will depart from Versailles back to Paris at around 2:00 PM. For the afternoon tour, you will depart at around 6:00 PM
  • Low season (November to March): For the morning tour, you will depart from Versailles back to Paris at around 1:45 PM. For the afternoon tour, you will depart at around 5:30 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 707 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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Excellent experience with this company, we heard about it from a YouTube video by a couple that travels they are called the other side, the young lady that escorted us from Paris to Versailles was very professional, I believe her name was Loula, I’m sure I’m not spelling it right, the ride to the palace was very smooth and in a very nice and clean bus but the star of the day aside from the actual palace was Gabriella the tour guide that met us at Versailles, she was incredibly knowledgeable, patient and friendly, she answered all of our questions and she actually seem to enjoy explaining the history to us, you can tell she loves what she does. Thank you!

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November 26, 2022

Versailles is an amazing palace a wow factor Isabel our tour guide offered great communication explaining everything with a touch of artistic flair and interpretation so well done Isobel well worth the money paid Only thing I could say is you need more than a 1/2 day to visit the whole palace as well as the beautiful gardens it is enormous but is saying that 5 hours was enough to stay as we were well tired we did around 12,000 peds Also while you are there visit the stables it’s worth it for the spectacular coaches used in the 18th century definitely coming again in the future maybe summer to see the gardens in all there splendour

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November 22, 2022

We loved our tour with Laura. It was incredibly easy getting on the bus to and from Versailles. Laura took us around the palace and gave us tons of information about the history while still being interesting and fun. After the guided tour, we had plenty of time to explore the palace and gardens by ourselves. I would definitely recommend this experience!

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November 20, 2022

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