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 43 times yesterday

From US$ 56.76 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 43 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 2078 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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Our Guide Jonaah was good but we felt a bit rushed through the tour. it's a really crowded place inside . Gardens are vast and beautiful and can take a full day . Palace is extensive and the rooms are phenomenol with paintings all over ,including the roof . just spectacular artwork.

August 11, 2022

While our experience was good and our tour didn’t have many people, I didn’t expect the palace to be so crowded. Nonetheless, it is a must do experience for the bucket listers. During the summer you need to bring a hat to walk the gardens. Umbrella in case of rain. About 3+ hours are needed for the gardens.

August 3, 2022

Plentiful easy parking within short distance of meeting point & palace entrance. Convenient cafe Madeleine whilst waiting for start of tour Knowledgeable guide, smooth process, headset commentary worked well in a very crowded verging on claustrophobic venue. We only did am. tour of interior - which was quite enough. Very pleasant wander round the gardens thereafter.

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July 27, 2022

Product ID: 398194