Day trip

From Paris: Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour & Gardens Access

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
Day trip

From Paris: Versailles Skip-the-Line Tour & Gardens Access

Activity provider: GetYourGuide France
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From US$ 112.76 per person

Likely to sell out

Enjoy convenient skip-the-line entry to the Palace of Versailles with a half-day tour with round trip transportation from Paris. Take a guided tour of the exquisite rooms and galleries.

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Duration 6 - 9.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide


6 - 9.5 hours
  • Paris

  • Palace of Versailles (guided tour)

  • Palace of Versailles Gardens (free time)

  • Paris

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Avoid waiting in line with simple skip-the-line tickets
  • Explore the hall of mirrors and the king's and queen's state apartments
  • Follow a knowledgeable guide through the emblematic royal Château
  • Travel in a comfortable vehicle with a professionnal driver
Full description

Travel from Paris on this half-day trip to Versailles. Save time with skip-the-line tickets, a convenient return transfer, and an engaging tour of Versailles Palace and its historic rooms and chambers.

Start by meeting at a central point in Paris and transfer by bus to Versailles. Upon arrival, access the palace through a separate entrance. Then, discover the opulence, beauty, and history of the palace on an interactive guided tour.

During the 90-minute tour, 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 many fascinating historical events that took place in the palace's rooms.

After your tour of the palace, take some free time to stroll around the beautiful French Gardens. Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens or a guided tour of the gardens and Marie Antoinette's Estate if option selected. Finally, hop back on the bus for your journey back to central Paris.

  • Round trip transportation by bus from the meeting point
  • Skip-the-line tickets for the palace
  • Professional guide
  • Access to the Gardens
  • Musical Gardens and fountain shows (only from April to October on specific dates, depending on the date selected)
  • Guided tour of the gardens if option selected
  • Guided tour of the gardens and Marie Antoinette's Estate if option selected
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • From November to March, no Musical Gardens nor fountain shows
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

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Non-folding strollers
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • The gardens close at 5:30 PM on certain dates (on May 27, every Saturday between June 10 and on September 23, July 14, August 15, October 29, and October 31) and from November through March
  • The gardens are free every day from November to March. No garden tickets are needed to visit on these dates. Prices have been adjusted accordingly. There are no musical or fountain shows on days when the gardens are free
  • During peak times, the palace can be very crowded and there may be a short wait at the group entrance
  • There are no toilets on the coach
  • From April to October, the bus that returns to Paris for the morning half-day tour option leaves Versailles around 2:00 PM, and for the full-day and afternoon half-day tour option, around 6:00 PM
  • From November to March, the bus that returns to Paris for the half-day morning tour option leaves Versailles around 1:45 PM, and for the half-day afternoon tour option, around 5:30 PM
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

based on 857 reviews

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The tour was a good value for the money; there was a bit of confusion on the departure time; but that may well have been the result of the transit strikes while we were in Paris and the fact that many folks were trying to rebook this event as it was canceled earlier in the week. The guide was terrific for the guided part of the tour - very friendly and inviting of questions plus she provided great information about the Mansion and the period during which Versailles was built. One other minor issue was the guide who rode with us on the bus did not inform ALL of us on the bus where to meet specifically at the end of the tour with regard to where the bus would be located for the return to Paris - again this could well have occurred as a result of all of the tourists that were being accommodated as a result of folks having to rebook this tour due to cancelations earlier in the week. Tour is a good value - I would recommend giving it a try.

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March 27, 2023

We had an amazing time at Versailles. Our guide, Laura, was energetic and knowledgeable. She provided a wonderful tour that kept the group engaged with her. We had more than enough time to explore the palace and gardens on our own as well. An absolute wonderful experience and I definitely recommend booking this tour.

March 26, 2023

Get Your Guide offers a professional, organized, and efficient means to thoroughly enjoy Versailles. There was absolutely no confusion or chaos. We checked in at the Get Your Guide office on Avenue Suffren by showing the online voucher that had been sent to us. Each individual was checked off as we entered the bus. When we arrived at Versailles, the guide was waiting for us with our tickets. The whole process was streamlined and very efficient. Laura, our guide, was absolutely wonderful, and after the tour, we had some time to explore Versailles. I had an 8:30 meeting time on Avenue de Suffren and after the 90 minute tour, the group waited at the entrance at 1:30 to board the bus back to 62 Avenue de Suffren. Again, before we boarded, our names were checked off. The gardens were closed in March, but there is more than enough to see. I had a hot chocolate, a chocolat chaud, at one of the restaurants in Versailles and it was thick, rich, and spectacular. Well worth the 5.50 euros.

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March 18, 2023

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