Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    01:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    GetYourGuide Versailles, 10 Av. du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Return Details :
    Palace of Versailles, Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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!

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

Professional guide in the Palace and in the Gardens

Entrance ticket to the gardens (Musical show during the week or Fountain Show during the weekend)

Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Versailles Palace entrance with priority access

Meeting point in our local partner's store in Versailles

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Entry/Admission - Le Jardin de Versailles

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The tickets for the Musical Show or Fountain Show are included. You will be able to watch the shows during the tour and stay in the gardens after your half-day guided tour has finished.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

On Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, October the gardens are free (no entrance ticket required - no musical or fountain show). Price have been adjusted accordingly.

Bring your own headphones if you have them; standard jack, not Bluetooth

Most travelers can participate

Versailles Chteau Rive Gauche train station will be closed between July 15 - August 20, 2022. Instead, you will need to take a different route from Paris.

There are two options with public transport: 1. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Rive Droite" (Take line L via Saint Lazare or La Dfense) then it's a 25-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop. 2. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Chantiers" (Take line N via Montparnasse or line U via La Dfense) then it's a 15-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Oct-2022

    Took an audio guided tour through Versailles Palace and extended it with free time in the magnificent gardens. Our tour guide Marion was knowledgeable and kept an easy pace, giving us really interesting information whilst managing to expertly navigate us through the crowds. Audio was clear and bus ride to and from Paris was easy. We took the 1pm tour and were rewarded with great afternoon skies in the gardens with enough time to explore. I would highly recommend, even if a bit pricey. The skip the line was also worth it on this particular day (Saturday).

  • 11-Oct-2022

    Tundi was a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. Her knowledge of the history of Versailles made the tour extra special.

  • 10-Oct-2022

    Barbara , the tour guide was excellent, she explained everything very well. She gave time to take pictures

  • 10-Oct-2022

    It was a nice guided tour. Our guide kept the tour funny by telling many interesting background information on French history. Duration of the tour could be a bit longer, e.g. 3 hours on the palace + 1 hour on the garden but all in all I think it was very good experience for us.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    Isabelle our guide was amazing. So informative and a delight to listen to. So many great interesting stories.

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Our tour guide Isabella was great. She was funny, knowledgeable and very personable. We had a good time. Will be coming back for sure!

  • 03-Oct-2022

    The tour guide did not speak English so it was hard to Understand her. The hall of mirrors was spectacular.

  • 02-Oct-2022

    I had no idea how big the palace actually is. The opulence was amazing and hard to put into words. The gardens and fountains were beautiful and I especially loved all the little side “rooms” hidden within the garden.

  • 28-Sep-2022

    The hall of mirrors and artwork But the tour guide was too detailed and the tour took too long. Our tour group was so large that she was distracted and had difficulty remembering my few questions. She took too many long breaks and the 3 hour tour took more than 4 hours

  • 28-Sep-2022

    Our group guide, Barbara, was great. She went through so much history of the palace and grounds in just a few hours and spoke both English and Spanish, which aided our group since we had some Spanish speakers as well. Despite being pretty crowded, the palace was well worth the visit and the gardens were amazing.

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