Skip The Line: Versailles Palace And Gardens Day Trip From Paris By Train

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1 Av. Emile Zola, 75015 Paris, France
  • Return Details :
    78000 Versailles, France
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Book your skip-the-line Palace of versailles day trip from Paris and leave the long queues behind! Meet your guide in the 15th arrondissement in Paris to board the Quick 30-minute train to Versailles. Take a guided tour of the Versailles Gardens and then explore the Palace at your leisure with an audio guide. This half-day Versailles tour includes round-trip train transport, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio guide.
Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!


Includes free admission to top local attractions

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Round-trip train fares

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Meet your guide at a cafe in the 15th arrondissement in Paris, and then walk to the train station to hop on the RER train for a 30-minute ride to Versailles.

The Palace and Gardens of Versailles are just a Quick walk from the train station. Arriving at 10am, start with a 2-hour walking tour of the beautifully manicured Versailles Gardens as your guide explains the history of Versailles, the royal family, Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.

Your tour also includes the famous Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show on selected days in the summer.

  • Versailles Fountain Display: See the magnificent Versailles fountain display, known as the Grand Eaux. Its a wonderful live concert held in the groves, designed by Andr Le Ntre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on most Tuesdays in May and June and on Saturdays and Sundays from April to October.
  • Musical Gardens Show: Be enchanted by the musical gardens show, known as Jardins Musicaux. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the lovely surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. This event runs on Tuesdays in April and May and from July to October.
After your tour of the gardens, head to the Palace of Versailles, where your guide will leave you with your skip-the-line entrance ticket, audio guide and return train ticket. Bypass the entrance lines and enjoy immediate entry to explore the palace at your leisure!
Learn about the palace's amazing history from your personal audio guide as you see famous rooms including the Hall of Mirrors, the King's State Apartments and the amazing King's Chapel.
Take your time touring the palace -- there's so much to see and admire! You can walk back to the Versailles train station at any time to return to Paris with your provided train ticket.


Professional guide for the gardens

Entry/Admission - Palace of Versailles

Entry/Admission - The Royal Chapel

Entry/Admission - The Hall of Mirrors

Entry/Admission - Tapis Vert



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

The guided part of the tour is approximately 2 hours. The length of time you spend exploring the Palace and Gardens independently is up to you.

Dress accordingly to the weather with appropriate shoes.

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

The Chteau of Versailles has decided to limit the number of guests inside the museum at one time for the remainder of 2020. Please be aware that skip-the-line entry may not be available on your tour, but our team will still ensure easy access to the palace.

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  • 07-Sep-2022

    Fantastic tour and guide. Seeing the Versailles palace and gardens in September was well worth the trip. The train ride from the meet up location was ~20 minutes. My wife and I went to the gardens on a “music Tuesday” where 17th century music played throughout the gardens. The tour guide—Rory—was also polite, knowledgeable, and helpful as we walked through the gardens (even adding bathroom breaks as needed). Once Rory left, we quickly breezed through the entry line and enjoyed walking through the palace at our own pace. Bottom line: excellent trip well-worth the price of admission.

  • 20-Aug-2022

    Our guide OJ (Olajean) was funny, informative, and gave us excellent pointers of how we could maximize our time at Versailles. We did a walking tour with OJ through the gardens before visiting the chateau, but it was OJ's recommendations that we did after that we enjoyed the most. After walking through the chateau, we biked around the grand canal, visited the Petit and Grand Trianons, and walked through Marie Antoinette's hamlet. Biking around the grand canal was my single favorite thing we did during our two week trip around Europe.

  • 08-Jul-2022

    Nick was an outstanding tour guide! He offered a lot of information as well as humor. He kept my daughters engaged.

  • 06-Jul-2022

    Absolutely wonderful day out biking around to a Versailles market for picnic supplies, biking around the Versailles park and canals, exploring the chateau, walking through Marie Antoinette's hamlet, and getting terrific historical insights from our guide Matt. He did a great job and the tour was just spectacular.

  • 03-Jul-2022

    The garden tour was the perfect way to start our visit to Versailles! Richard had many great stories to tell and gave us all the info we needed to have a great rest of the day!

  • 06-Jun-2022

    We had a tour of the gardens then we’re on our own in the palace. Our tour guide was amazing, super knowledgeable on the history and even gave us recommendations on where to get lunch after. The gardens were absolutely stunning. The palace was crowded in spots and we all agreed that the gardens were the best part! Our tour guide Chris was fantastic!

  • 26-May-2022

    This was a fantastic tour by The Tour Guy and definitely one we would recommend if you really want a great overview of Versailles. The information on meeting up with the tour was great (outside a metro stop in western Paris), and the tour guide was very organized with train tickets for everyone, which we used to get on the train and ride about 25 minutes out to Versailles. Once at the train stop, we walked about 20 minutes to the actual Palace of Versailles, where our tour guide got all of our entrance tickets and a headset, and then led us into the palace. Once inside, our tour guide, Anastasia, showed everyone how to use the headset, which was basically a little unit with headphones that allowed you to hear her commentary crystal clear when we were in crowded areas of the Palace where it would have been difficult otherwise. We then went on about a 2-hour tour of the main parts of the Palace. Anastasia was an outstanding tour guide. Very personable and engaging, with lots of detailed knowledge about both the history of King Louis XIV and the history of the Palace, as well as the various rooms and art. After the tour, we were left to explore the expansive gardens on our own, which we enjoyed because we could take our time at the many fountains, have some lunch, and just really enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The train ticket provided by the tour was a round-trip ticket, so when we were done at Versailles, we just walked back to the train station, hopped on, and went right back into the heart of Paris. We were very impressed with the organization and professionalism of this tour and would highly recommend it.

  • 24-May-2022

    Great tour!!! Nick was so informative and he even offered to take pictures of us all at any given time. We spent a lot of time in the gardens which we preferred. Inside the palace we were able to stay after the tour for more. It was a long hot morning so we left for foo. I suggest sunscreen, breakfast, and bringing a water with you! The train wasn’t bad at all. The fountain show throughout was a huge plus!!

  • 21-May-2022

    Our guide, OJ, was funny and informative and did a great job ensuring that we got the most out of our time at Versailles. While others waited on a long line in the hot sun, we had plenty of time in both the gardens and the Chateau. We never wasted a minute. Fat Tire tours is the way to go!

  • 18-May-2022

    Nick was a GREAT tour guide. He really brought the history alive. I would highly recommend. After the garden tour, you can spend as much time as you want going through the palace.

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