Guided tour

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

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
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From US$ 59.65 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, Spanish, English, French, German


  • Travel back 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
  • Learn about French royalty, including King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
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.

  • 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

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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

  • The palace gardens are free from November through March. 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
  • Between April and October, there is a fee to access the gardens
  • 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
  • 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 860 reviews

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Our tour guide, Gabriella had a fantastic personality and did a wonderful job communicating the historical details to our group. The process for checking in at the main Get Your Guide office was seamless as was the entry into the Palace. Unlike many other tours, headsets were provided ensuring that you didn't miss out on any key information along the way. The tour length of 1 1/2 hours was just the right amount of time. Afterwards, we grabbed a drink and visited the gardens. We grabbed a sandwich and drink in town at Aux Pains De La Ferme (highly recommend) prior to the tour. Count on half a day if you'd like to take in a bit of the city and spend time exploring the grounds after the tour. These type of tours are better suited for teenagers and adults and young children will likely find it overwhelming.

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March 29, 2023

Was a great tour of the palace. Just a quick walk from the meeting place and no line up at the entrance. Laetitia took us around the main area and explained the layout and important historical events that took place - the French really knew how to do things back in the day. The tour was just the right amount of time - not too long and not too short. We were able to explore more after the tour was done, including checking out the gardens after.

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March 29, 2023

The palace is huge, but the experience just shows you the 3 main areas (Kings rooms, hall of mirrors and queens rooms). Not sure if there are many other areas to explore as well. The hall of mirrors is beautiful, and not much difference between the rooms. We could not understand the guide since her French accent was so thick that it was overcoming the English she was speaking. The gardens are beautiful, but better to visit in June/July when the fountains are working and they are in full flow. Overall, a good way to spend half a day when in Paris.

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March 29, 2023

Product ID: 398191