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 Booked 33 times yesterday

From £46.47 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 33 times yesterday

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 - 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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Participants

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 2128 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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Letetea was an excellent tour guide. The process was very easy and the front desk staff at the Versailles check in were great. The whole process was smooth and she was very accommodating with the whole crowd. She had so much information to share with all of us and we leaned a lot. Thanks for a gray your.

17 August 2022

Loved this tour! not only because it’s a guided tour, it takes you directly to the Palace skipping the long line. Our tour guide was Isabel. She was wonderful and knowledgeable. We arrived late. Isabel and the group waited and accommodated us. My advise is to arrive an hour early in Montparnasse station and purchase your train tickets. It takes 25-30 mins to get to Versailles station from Montparnasse station and another 15 minutes walk to GetYourGuide your office. You may consider taking Uber to the meeting place outside Versailles GetyourGuide your office. My family paid 40-50€ for the Uber. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water bottle if you want to visit the Palace Gardens. Thank you GetYourGuide.

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16 August 2022

Arrived early so were put on earlier tour. Excellent guide think it was Madelaine and she was excellent and managed very well despite heaving crowds lovely sense of humour. Gardens suffering from lack of rain like everything else but were still good, music and fountains were lovely. Very hot day and plenty of shade thank goodness.

16 August 2022

Product ID: 398194