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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Breeze past the large crowds at Versailles on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line access. Follow your guide through the palace and gardens of Louis XIV, including all entrance fees and round-trip transportation from central Paris.
  • 4-hour guided tour of Versailles
  • Skip the long lines by traveling with an organized group
  • Tour the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Chapel
  • Free time in the gardens
  • Round-trip transportation from central Paris meeting point
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Small-Group Tour (Group up to 16 participants during the Guided Visit)
Transport by air-conditioned Minibus
Local Professional Guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
41 Av. de la Bourdonnais , 41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Point: Central Paris, Near the Eiffel Tower Address: Tour starts from Paris TRIP Welcome Center 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais - 75007 Paris Directions: Nearest metro station: "Ecole Militaire" (Line 8) Take EXIT 1 (Tour Eiffel), Then get on Avenue de la Bourdonnais until reaching number 41

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to the meeting point near the Eiffel Tower at your chosen departure time. Tours are available at 8:15am and 1:40pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The meeting point address is: TRIP Welcome Center, 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris. 

Travel to the Palace of Versailles in a comfortable tour vehicle, then embark on a tour with your guide and a group of 18 people or fewer. Walk through the palace and learn its history, including the fact that it was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. Follow your guide through the Royal Chapel, the State Apartments, and the famous Hall of Mirrors. 

Following your interior tour, spend some free time in the gardens, a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) park filled with fountains, statues, and classic formal garden landscaping. You may even get the chance to see the Musical Gardens show or the Fountains Show. 

Return to your original departure point for drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage, and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th century French art. Former residence of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. The guided tour of the palace includes the State Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, a richly decorated gallery which boasts 357 mirrors, french bay windows and crystal chandeliers.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Jardin de Versailles
Discover the famous gardens à la française ; a 2,000 acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains. Depending on the day and time of the year you join the tour, you will have the opportunity to have a glimpse of the Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens show before returning to Paris.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Paris TRIP
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Lovely tour with nice weather and not crowded, guide needs to keep working on his English.
Renee_P
, Aug. 2022
This was a great experience, but not as good as others I’ve had at Versailles in the past. Our guide really needs to keep working on his English because he was extremely difficult to understand and the effort to understand him made us feel drained. He was extremely nice, very knowledgeable yet probably needs to focus more on interesting antidotes than the discussions of the architecture. Regardless, it was great to skip the lines, and we were able to spend more time in the gardens than before and that was great on such a beautiful day. I think as he gets more practice and becomes more comfortable with English, he will do a really great job.
star-5
Great tour! Our guide was...
tom_m
, Aug. 2022
Great tour! Our guide was very informative, witty, and pleasant! She provided us with interesting anecdotes about every room! I would highly recommend!
star-5
Great trip to Versailles
Kathryn_M
, Jul. 2022
This was a great and well planned out trip to Versailles. The driver as well as the guide did a very good job of explaining all of the things there. Have a great understanding of the history of Versailles what it was before the revolution and what it is after.
star-5
Paris 2022 trip
Timothy_S
, Jul. 2022
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made our trip to Versailles a memorable experience! Would highly recommend booking with Viator.
star-5
A must see!
Shannon_R
, Jul. 2022
Versaille was incredible! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared tons of great history with us! Our two teenage daughters also enjoyed! Going early in the morning was the way to go!!!
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Dawn_B
, Jul. 2022
This tour was well worth it. I think the half day experience is great because you get to see enough but still have time for another activity that day. I learned so much from Olivier!
star-5
Historic time love the history of France
Andres_H
, Jul. 2022
Our tour guy Aundry was awesome he made it not only fun but interesting as well with so much history France has it was great to hear it from someone who knows it well.
star-5
Superbe!
Rhonda_T
, Jul. 2022
The tour provided so much clarity of how the French culture has drastically influenced many other cultures. I would definitely do another tour of Versailles so I can see everything.
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience
Mou_D
, Jul. 2022
Great tour , we’ll coordinated - one of the best experiences so far. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable & helpful
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Must see Versailles!
Gevondyan_H
, Jul. 2022
Truly wonderful tour! Michelle was one of the best guides we have ever had, so knowledgeable and personable and helped ensure that the kids were also comfortable (8 and 9)! I only wish we had more time in the gardens. I was grateful we had skip the line tickets as the lines were long and it was quite crowded. Thank you, Michelle, for going out of your way to make this a memorable tour!
star-5
Royal fun
mtcummins
, Jun. 2022
Tour guide Bo was professional, funny, pleasant, informative and helpful. The use of small radios with ear plugs for each tourist made it easy for everyone to hear Bo clearly. The palace and gardens are beautiful! Our family of 7 greatly enjoyed this tour!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Go with Bo!
Thomas_B
, Jun. 2022
A knowledgeable guide always enhances a new experience. Our family really enjoyed Bo and her passion for French history. Her stories made the Palace come alive! She had so many facts and stories to relate. Bo made certain we understood where and when we had to be which allowed us to maximize our time at Versailles. We have been in Paris seven days, on many tours and she was, by far, our best guide.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
Versailles Highlights
Isabel_S
, Jun. 2022
Great tour to get a taste of the palace and gardens. But you really need more time for any serious exploration of the gardens. If you are short on time, this is a good tour.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Versailles tour
Gina_S
, Jun. 2022
Walter was very knowledgeable about Versailles. We enjoyed the tour very much. The gardens are beautiful and I wish we had more time in them.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Go with Isabel to Versailles
Dan_C
, May 2022
Isabel was fantastic! She is a very professional, educational, and clearly experienced tour guide. Isabel was also very accomodating.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Great side trip from Paris
Michael_W
, May 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable and fun. It is an easy way to see highlights of the palace in a half day.
3 travellers found this review helpful
star-5
A Great Tour
Michael_T
, Apr. 2022
Isabelle was an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable. Half day tour is nit great for exploring the gardens, but the tour of the castle was terrific!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful tour! Excellent guide!
Annie_D
, Apr. 2022
Isabel did a phenomenal job of leading the tour. We enjoyed her extensive knowledge and insights. We highly recommend this tour. The ability to skip the line made it worth the price.
star-5
Wonderful visit to Versailles
Daniel_T
, Apr. 2022
Fast convenient trip to Versailles from Paris! Our guide Michelle it was wonderful, very informative. I highly recommend
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-2
Abandoned at the palace
Jim_M
, Apr. 2022
Bus transportation was comfortable but guide talk too fast to understand much of the palace history and the guide deserted our group after the palace tour with incorrect rally point instructions to get back on the bus. We waited for 25 minutes for the bus driver to located us after emailing the tour company but they did not respond to our call for help. Felt abandoned by the guide and tour company
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Bonjour Jim, First I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to leave another review about your experience with our agency, after having sent us your first impressions comfortably seated in our Minibus taking you back to Paris. We are really sorry that you and 3 other people have misunderstood what was the exact meeting point when 14 other people made their way back to the designated meeting point on time and with no issue. Fortunately, the other participants on the tour were patient enough and helpful enough to assist us to locate you in front of the Castle, making it possible for you not to lose your ride back to Paris. As The Title of your feedback wrongly implies, you were never Abandoned at the palace, neither by the guide nor by the tour company. Thank you very much!

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