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
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From US$ 59.80 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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

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
  • Enjoy an optional 45-minute tour through the gardens
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 an optional 45-minute tour.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Palace of Versailles
  • 90-minute guided tour of the main palace
  • Access to the gardens
  • 45-minute guided tour of the gardens (if option selected)
  • Entrance ticket to Marie Antoinette's estate and the Trianon
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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

  • After the tour, you are allowed to stay in the gardens until they close
  • The palace gardens are free from November to March. 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 27, every Saturday between June 10 and September 23, July 14, August 15, October 29, and October 31) and from November through March
  • During peak times the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 2870 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Great way to skip the queue. Sophie was a great guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Note that this tour you only see a very small part of Versailles. It was disappointing that we didn't have a guide or audio for the rest. I would have like to have known that before booking so I could book an audio tour for the reminder.

January 14, 2023

The guide was great! She had a lot of information and we were able to use a side entrance. She used a flag so we could see her and our group was able to see the main rooms up close to the main pieces. The only thing that I wish they would provide is a map to each participant. I never saw a location to access one. My guess is that it was at the regular entrance, but there were no maps available at our group entrance.

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December 31, 2022

Overall the guide was very good - the skip the line was SO helpful and we even got free lockers for our items since we were with a group. We went to the key areas and that was nice since the museum is so large. Our guide did talk about some very famous paintings, and I do think that they bring you to some of their favorites too which is neat. We did get small personal speakers to hear the tour guide since it gets quite loud inside. Only complaint was that the ear buds weren’t loud enough, partly because our guide wasn’t always taking close enough to his mic - so I feel like we missed maybe 20% of what was said. Nevertheless, it was definitely worth it!

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December 31, 2022

Product ID: 398194