Guided tour

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

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

From US$ 61.75 per person

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.

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 - 135 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, French
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

Highlights
  • 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
  • Choose between a private or a shared guided tour
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 a 45-minute tour.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • 90-minute guided tour of the main palace
  • Gardens access ticket (on days where access is not free)
  • 45-minute guided tour of the gardens (if "Guided Tour of the Gardens" option selected)
  • Entrance ticket to Marie Antoinette's estate and the Trianon
  • Transfers to/from Paris
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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 72 hours before the activity starts

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Prepare for the activity

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 take into consideration that the train ride to Versailles takes 50 minutes to 1 hour • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the activity starts

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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

  • After the tour, you are allowed to stay in the gardens until they close
  • The palace gardens are free on Wednesdays in September and October, and every day from November through March. Prices have been adjusted accordingly
  • There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free
  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM every Saturday between June - September, and on bank holidays (14 July, 15 August, 31 October)
  • 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 1221 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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That experience in Versailles Castel was just amazing ! Our guide did a perfect job, make you feel like you were living in the 17th century during the tour. You have to do this tour once in your like ! Cette expérience au sein du château de Versailles était incroyable. Notre guide nous a transporté dans le 17ème siècle au fil de notre tour. Visiter le château est à faire absolument une fois dans sa vie !

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October 18, 2021

Versailles is a must-see when visiting Paris. It is an unbelievable palace with a rich history and amazing views and architecture. Both inside and out. The gardens are a tour in themselves. The trip is well managed by the educated and humorous guide and was one of the highlights of our Paris visit.

October 11, 2021

I really enjoyed my visit to this marvelous palace, they mentor Ms. Anne Sophie was really great and full of knowledge for the french history and palace history. She is amazing i couldn’t thank her enough for the unforgettable tour!. It was one of the best experiences i ever had. 10/10

September 8, 2021

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