Skip The Line: Versailles Half-Day Tour

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    1:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Guidatours Versailles, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Return Details :
    Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Palace of Versailles and Gardens of Versailles on a half-day tour. Your expert guide will bring French history back to life as you walk through the Palace of Versailles, where King Louis XIV officially settled his court and government in 1682. Soak in the palaces Baroque architecture, admire the rooms full of art and see how some of the most infamous members of nobility really lived. Plus, avoid the long entry lines with this skip-the-line ticket!


  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Skip the line

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Start your half-day Palace of Versailles (Chateau de versailles) tour with a walk through the magnificent Gardens of versailles (Jardins de Versailles), which contain about 210,000 flowers that are planted annually within the gardens 1,980 acres (800 hectares). Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about the development of the gardens, which are one of the most-visited attractions in France.

Next, bypass the queues with your skip-the-line admission into the palace! Enjoy a guided tour through the Palace of versailles, where youll learn about the palaces history, including its function as the center of political power in France from 1682 to 1789. Explore the palaces unique interior rooms, including the Kings State Apartments and The hall of mirrors, which served as a passageway and meeting place.

Choose to visit Versailles on a Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday and your ticket will also include entrance to the musical gardens (Tuesday and Friday) or musical fountain shows (Saturday and Sunday). Take some extra time after your half-day guided tour to watch the wonderful fountain displays set to classical music and discover the gardens at your own pace.


Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel

Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The musical gardens (Tuesday and Friday) and musical fountain shows (Saturday and Sunday) only take place during the summer. If you select this option, you will be able to watch the shows after your half-day guided tour has finished.

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  • 25-Oct-2019

    I teach my kids that money doesn't buy happiness.... but it gets you to the head of the line . We were very very happy to go to the head of the line be whisked inside as hundreds of people were waiting two hours to get in .Do yourself a favor and spend a few extra bucks and be treated like King Louie

    Our Guide Rubin was very personable and knowledgeable and did a great job on the tour providing interesting and amusing tidbits about the history and the bios of the people who lived here

    We did the garden add on which was also as amazing as well do it you will enjoy it

    We were very lucky to have Rubin and our only disappointment of the day was to notice how many cheapskates were in our group who were to tight to provide a well deserved tip ..Shame on you tightwads !!! bad karma people!!

    BTW I get it that Euros and Asians dont think its necessary( BS) but most were Americans

    Take care of the people who take care of you !!

  • 18-Oct-2019

    We took the English speaking tour. We were glad to have Phillip as our guide. He was easy to understand, thorough, and move the tour at a comfortable pace. Versailles is very impressive!

    We also had Phillip for a garden tour. The garden is large and filled with water features. Glad Phillip showed us the garden highlights.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    We had the opportunity to have a couple hour tour inside and then we got to see the garden show which was fabulous. We were lucky to come on a day where all the fountains were functioning. Gabriella was AWESOME!

  • 16-Aug-2019

    Our tour guide Gabriella was amazing. She was extremely knowledgable and efficient. She had a good sense of humor too. After our tour we walked to the Petit Trianon which we recommend. We wish we would of signed up for the full day tour including the Trianon. If you decide to stay for the day and walk around rent the golf carts! I wish we had since there is so much to see.

  • 05-Aug-2019

    Tour guide was great. We learned a good deal of history and enjoyed seeing the beautiful palace, paintings, sculptures, and gardens. Our guide was very informative and warm. He made the tour even more enjoyable.

  • 16-Jul-2019

    We LOVED this tour! Well worth the price alone for the skip the line (which would have been a 4 hour line). Our tour guide, Ruben, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We got to see so much of the palace and the gardens for the 3 hour tour, and then you are free to do as you like; we spent another 3 hours self touring the massive gardens. We were lucky enough to be there on a summer weekend so we got to see the fountains turned on, and with the music. It was so amazing!!! Ruben knew so much about the royals, the castle, what else was happening at that point in history, he really brought the history to life! He answered all of our questions and even took pics for us all in the Hall of Mirrors. We especially loved how Ruben told us about how Louis set up the rooms leading up to the Hall of Mirrors, the hall's significance down to the last detail, and how nobles would have to leave backwards to not be rude! We will forever remember Ruben and this wonderful tour. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Worth every penny, thank you so much!

  • 22-Jul-2018

    Versailles is definitely a must go for first time visitors, maybe a once in a lifetime visit to check off your bucket list, it is such a beautiful palace and garden to visit, but HUMONGOUS...prepare to walk a lot so wear comfortable shoes. And if you're going there in the summer, make sure you're ready to sweat because there's no AC inside the palace. Our guide, Gabriella I think?, was very informative, she knows her stuff inside and out so if you're into history or art, you'll enjoy this tour. The only thing I would recommend is if there are areas for photos, it'll be nice if the guide can give us some time to stop and take pictures especially if it's an area we cannot go back into we found out that once you're out of the palace, there's no going back inside. Also since both areas are so big, it's a waste of time having to go back and forth. Please also do not bring tripod, you cannot take it inside the palace.

  • 16-Jul-2018

    I'd been once before and loved it. Was so excited to bring family members through. Everything about this tour ran late. Too many people were allowed in, I basically looked at a peoples backs as long as I could stand it. Half way through we left our group. It was so crowded we could not enjoy a single thing. Went outside to see the very last of the water shows. Such a disappointment this time. We even went on a Tuesday!

  • 10-Jul-2018

    We enjoyed this. I do recommend getting the garden pass. It is more of a heavily treed area with paths and fountains and not so much a garden, but very nice.

  • 15-Apr-2018

    Versailles is beautiful and worth a visit. Unfortunately during our visit, our voice transistors which allow you to hear the tour guide stopped working. Overall, a very good tour.

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