Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 60.02 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 24 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

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. Please note that, on certain days between April and October, there may be a fee to access the gardens.

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)
  • Access to the gardens on Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, October
  • 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 (except Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, 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 16 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or proof of medical complications preventing vaccination

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Food and drinks
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • Wheelchairs are only accommodated on private tours
  • The palace gardens are free on Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, and October. On these days you can visit the garden for free after your guided tour
  • There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free to enter
  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM on certain dates (May 28, every Saturday between June 11 and September 24, July 14, and October 30)
  • After the tour you are allowed to stay in the palace until it closes
  • 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 264 reviews

Review summary

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    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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This was one of the best guided tours i have experienced in my life - and there were many. I have never heard a guide talk so passionately about history as Anne Sophie (i hope i wrote her name correctly). She should give lessons to all other guides on how to perform when having a tour with a group. Her knowledge, her enthusiasm and her passion made us practicaly see Ludvik 16. and Marie Antoinette dancing in Versailles pallace. She knew everything about history, paintings, furniture, people, animals, EVERYTHING. The best guide ever. Also Get your guide office is super easy to find, just accross the street from the train station. We needed 35 minutes from tour Eiffel until Versailles with RER C line. We met our guide in the office and walked 10 minutes to the palace. Visit takes approximately 2 hours and then you can stay as long as you want. You also have cafees and restaurants within the pallace. We warmly recommend this tour if you like to hear about french history.

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December 23, 2021

We had a top notch guide from our tour guide Izabelle. She knew everything about the Palace of Versailles. At some point during the guide, I thought that Izabelle was one of the architect that build the palace :) I definitely recommend her without reservation. We had such a wonderful time in Paris, love the city and everything about Paris.

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December 7, 2021

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

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