Skip The Line Versailles Palace Tour With Hotel Transfers - Paris

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Skip the lines and enter Versailles Palace and its stunning gardens without delay on a half day or full day tour from Paris. Learn about the French royal family and see the Grand Apartments, the famous Mirror Gallery, the fabulous Versailles Palace Gardens, and more.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Skip the line
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up at your hotel in Paris for the drive to one of the most famous palaces in the world on a half day tour which starts at 9 am or 2 pm or full day tour which starts at 9 am lasts 8 hours.

Your guide will lead you into the UNESCO World Heritage listed Palace of Versailles, skipping the long lines. You will be provided an audio guide that will be your source of insightful information about the French royal family, the Grand Apartments, the famous Mirror Gallery, and the Queen’s Bedroom, during your morning or afternoon tour.

Afterwards you will have the opportunity to enjoy a walk around the exterior of the palace, residence of Louis XIV, the Sun King. In addition, you will have free time to enjoy a stroll in the famous Versailles Palace Gardens.

Important: This isn't fully guided tour. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel or residence in Paris let you in the Versailles Palaces without queuing. Later you visit on your own the palace. Your driver will pick you up from Versailles Palace for your return transfer either at 12 pm or 4 pm depending on your choice. The Guided Versailles palace tour is conducted only in the Appartements of Chateau de Versailles and might be different guide from your driver guide.

Important Information:
The musical fountain show takes place in the garden in summer. During the Musical Fountain show, the garden requires admission on Saturdays, on Sundays and Tuesdays between March and October as well as on Fridays between July and September. However you can enjoy visiting the garden If you booked a full day Versailles tour option or any option including the musical fountain show.

Inclusions for Skip The Line Versailles Palace Tour With Hotel Transfers

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Audio guide inside the museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off Chapms Elysees/Arc de Triomphe(Hotel drop off provided if option selected)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • The musical fountain show (if option selected)

Exclusions for Skip The Line Versailles Palace Tour With Hotel Transfers

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

You should be ready at the meeting point 5 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

Cancellations made less than 48 hours before the tour date are not eligible for refunds.

If you book a full-day tour, it is recommended that you have your lunch before you start to explore the Petit Trianon, the Grand Trianon, Marie Antoinette's Estate, the French Pavilion, the Queen's Hamlet and the other sites.

Your driver/guide will pick you up at Versailles Palace and drive you back to Paris at the end of the day. You will be dropped off Champs Elysees/Arc de Triomphe at the end of the tour(Hotel drop off provided if option selected)

The Musical Fountain Show ticket isnt included for the half day tours dates below. on Saturdays and Sundays from March 31 to November 1st 2017, on Tuesdays from May 26 to June 30 2017 as well as on some additional dates (Friday April 3d, Friday May 8, Thursday May 14 and Tuesday July 14 2017).

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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77 reviews by the users

  • the skip the line tours were very user friendly and the guides were amazing
    but I needed more info on what to book from people who had already toured Paris

  • Absolutely incredible beauty and opulence. So thrilled that we included this trip an put it at the end like placing a cherry on top of a banana split. This is a must-see piece of history. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and through. He gave detailed information about the beautiful murals on ceiling and walls and taught us how the people viewed King Louie. Five Stars Plus!!!!

  • It would have better if it was a real guide instead of an audio guide

  • This was my first trip to Versailles. I picked the perfect 1/2 day tour. We were picked up at our hotel and Matthew explained everything to us carefully and then we skipped the line and he guided us through the chateau and gave us leisure time to explore the gardens. Then we met at a cafe before returning to our Paris hotel.

  • Tour guide is very good and showed us all the highlights. We arrived early and avoided long queues in the later hours. You really need a whole day to explore the Palace and gardens which is this tour intended. The disappointment was the fountain show on that day is very short.

  • Paid a lot of money for a full day tour of versailles ,I spent an awful lot of time deciding if half a day would be enough and following the advice of various reviews opted against the half day as apparently it is so big a full day was recommended
    I was told that the driver would arrive between 7.50 and 8.10am to collect us from our hotel ,He arrived at 7.45 which was not a problem better early than late .
    very pleasant young man but did not speak a great deal of English ,My voucher said we would be met by a guide and would be given information on route then access to the Palace as we had paid extra to jump the queue.
    My Husband and I were taken to the main entrance and the driver attempted to drop us off I explained that we had no tickets and were supposed to be taken into the palace by a guide .It was very difficult as the young man did not understand me ,eventually he rang Viator and he drove us around the back to a cafe by the gates on the side of the palace .He took a picture of us to show the tour guide and left us at 8.30am . It was raining and cold we were eventually approached at 9.30am by a guide who then took us to the other members of the group it was by now pouring with rain and we waited outside with the guide who attempted to gain access to the palace .
    At approx 9.45am we entered the palace .The guide was excellent and I complained about the fact that we had been left waiting and he apologised and was very concerned he kind of redemmed the situation with his customer service .
    unfortunatley our tour finished with him at 11.45 and we were left to explore on our own .There is little to do if the weather is bad and half a day is more than enough we opted to leave at 15.00 hrs so I feel that the whole experience is overpriced .Much of the palace is closed the restaurants are tiny .The rooms that are on show are amazing and I would never advise against going to Versailles but I would recommend half a day and get a taxi and do it on your own its a lot cheaper !!

  • very good tour, picked up on time outside our hotel and driven to versaille where was met by a friendly professional guide time to look round the palace and free time to look round the gardens, gift shop cafe etc then driven back to the hotel. excellent tour A

  • If you are limited with time this tour was amazing. We were picked up promptly from our hotel and driven to Versailles where we met up with our tour guide. Our guide took us straight through security and our tour began. Our guide was fantastic, very informative and we saw all the main attractions and then purchased a garden pass where we spent around an hour walking through the incredible gardens. When our tour concluded we met up with our driver who took us back to our hotel. The whole experience exceeded our expectations and when we saw the other visitors queuing for hours we knew we had made the right decision, great tour just do it.

  • take a full day to our Versailles otherwise you miss the other gardens

  • Versailles is amazing ,such wealth and the grounds are beautiful.We also went to The Marie-Antoinette Estates don't miss it such a contrast but well worth a visit and take the little train worth the price of the ticket ,save your legs and gives a great tour of the grounds on the way back to the Chateau, seeing small boats on the Grand Canal and there is a restaurant there we hadn't heard about.

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