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

From US$ 59.23 per person

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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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

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)
  • 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

  • Passport or ID card
  • 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 837 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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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 22, 2023

Our Guide was Gabriella and she was beyond excellent. Me and my partner got lost but the GYG team was excellent in navigating us on the phone to the meet up location. Gabriella was fantastic and her recommendations were excellent. I do hope she will guide us around another part of the castle on our next visit ! Many thanks to the whole team :)

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March 22, 2023

A great Palace worth seeing and worth listening to its history as well. A skip the line is so necessary especially if the weather is not good. A guide tries to give as much information as possible but the time is little and there is so many people that isn't easy to move easily as group.

March 22, 2023

Product ID: 398191