Guided tour

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Activity provider:GetYourGuide France
Guided tour

Versailles: Skip-the-Line Tour of Palace with Gardens Access

Activity provider:GetYourGuide France
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From US$ 76.03 per person

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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
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Spanish, English, French, Italian, German


  • 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
  • Enjoy an optional 45-minute tour through the gardens
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 an optional 45-minute tour.

  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • 90-minute guided tour of the main palace
  • Access to the gardens
  • 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

Check in at the GetYourGuide shop, 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. The train from Paris to Versailles takes approximately 1 hour. Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station will be closed between July 15 - August 20, 2022. Instead, you will need to take a different route from Paris. There are two options with public transport: 1. Take a train to the Versailles Rive Droite train station. Take line L via Saint Lazare or La Défense. Then, it's a 25-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop. 2. Take a train to the Versailles Chantiers station. Take line N via Montparnasse or line U via La Défense. Then, it's a 15-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop.

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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
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • After the tour, you are allowed to stay in the gardens until they close
  • The palace gardens are free from November to March. 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 27, every Saturday between June 10 and September 23, July 14, August 15, October 29, and October 31) and from November through March
  • During peak times the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
  • The group can be up to 27 people

Customer reviews

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based on 2457 reviews

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What a great way to see Versailles!! The meeting time wasn’t entirely clear but we made it. Ruben was such an awesome host - he gave us time to view things as a group and on our own. His insight into events and details coupled with his humor really made the tour fabulous.

June 2, 2023

Blerta was informative and entertaining. Her great sense of humor kept the tour interesting. She rightly reprimanded some children that were being disruptive and causing difficulty for the tour to hear. She also attempted to resolve a conflict with the entrance attendant who refused to let us in on time. I appreciated her attention to detail.

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May 25, 2023

Laetitia was our guide and she did a great job. She was knowledgeable, professional and had a good sense of humor. Staff throughout process was helpful and friendly. Tour was exactly as described and the booking process was straightforward. Would recommend the tour.

May 21, 2023

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