Guided tour

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

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France

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

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 58.05 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

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Duration 1.5 hours - 135 minutes
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, Spanish, German, English, French

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
  • Guided tour of the gardens if the option "Group Tour with Access to the Gardens" is booked
  • Transfers to/from Paris
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Date

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
  • 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 April, May, June, September, and October. 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 28, every Saturday between June 11 and September 24, July 14, October 30)
  • 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 1783 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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This tour was fantastic! Our guided Barbra was great. She knew the history and the art. She spent a good amount of time on each painting and room. I knew a bit about Versailles but now I know a lot more. The rich history of the castle is profound. It was crowded, but all big sites in Paris are. Be prepared. The tour was about two hours which is a great amount of time. If you have trouble climbing stairs this might not be for you. The tour moves quickly and there are LOTS of stairs. Make sure to book the tour with the garden access!! You will not regret it. When I was there they wouldn’t selling tickets to the garden if you just walked up, it’s too popular. This tour is worth it! Don’t miss out. Enjoy Paris.

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June 23, 2022

The Palace, or Chateau, is amazing. The art, furniture, ceilings and gardens were impressive and opulent. The crowd size is a little overwhelming and you most move along at decent pace to prevent bottlenecks. The signage was available in English to explain the different rooms. Our guide provided very good commentary but his English was less than fluent but acceptable. The first 30 minutes of the tour is organizing the group, walking to the Palace, getting tickets and going through security. The gardens at the end were at your leisure.

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June 16, 2022

Laetitia very good guide. But you could improve the procedures. It took too long time to start the guidance. Check in OK but why don’t you get entry tickets at check in together with garden tickets and same applies to audio sets. Also on booking check-in time was 1 pm. Why delay it till 10 minutes later so we had to wait for others. These improvements would allow more times in garden.

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June 11, 2022

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