Versailles Palace and Gardens: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Versailles Palace and Gardens: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

From $62.63 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
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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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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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Private or small groups available

The Original experience

  • 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.
  • 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 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 18 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 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    • Check in at the GetYourGuide shop, on 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, next to the Café Madeleine. The shop is located across the street from the RER line C Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station • Please take into consideration that the train ride to Versailles takes 50 minutes to 1 hour

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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
    • There is a storage office at the entrance of the palace, however, only small items such as baby strollers, handbags, backpacks, food, and other small items are allowed to be stored here
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 1009 reviews

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    My wife and I took a tour of the Chateau de Versailles and gardens with our guide Isabelle on 7 July. Our guide, Isabelle was outstanding. She made the tour fun and informational. Lots of knowledge delivered in a very easy to understand way. I highly recommend Isabelle as a guide for this tour.

    July 11, 2021

    You can Skip-the-line, but you can’t skip the crowds

    It was a very good tour. Our guide was knowledgeable. We were able to skip the long entrance line for the palace which was almost the best part. Though once inside, the palace is extremely crowded. There isn’t much space in each room to really get a good look at everything and you move through rather quickly. Something else to note - when booking it says that the tour is 2 hours long, but you should plan to be with tour guide for at least 3 hours. From meeting time until the end it was a little over 3 hours for us. This meant that we only had from 4:30-6:00pm to explore the gardens and other buildings on our own. That wasn’t even close to enough time for us and was somewhat disappointing.

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    June 17, 2019

    A very busy attraction- the Gardens are worth it.

    Our “skip the line tour” was scheduled for 1pm. We were a few minutes early. Yes, we did “skip the line”, but it was nearly 2pm before we actually got into the Palace, so keep that in mind. The Palace tour was about an hour, but we spent 2 more walking the gardens. This is a very busy tour- don’t suggest doing the Palace in summer heat, as there is no air conditioning (obviously), the crowds are very heavy and not much air flow through the building, as most windows were closed. The Palace is spectacular, but hard to appreciate with so many others crowding around.

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    June 6, 2019

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