Versailles Palace Skip the Line Guided Tour

Versailles, France
From Versailles Skip the Line Guided Palace with Optional Fountain Show

From USD 70.95

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Offered in: English


Versailles, with its splendid gardens, magnificent interiors, and political significance, is a must-see for lovers of French history and decorative arts. This tour helps you make the most of your time with a skip-the-line entrance ticket plus guided visit to the Palace, where you’ll learn about the history and artistry contained within those walls. You’ll also receive an entrance ticket to the Trianon domain, which you can explore at your own pace along with the estate’s gardens and fountains.
  • Explore Versailles on a guided tour of the palace
  • Save time with a skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Individual earphones ensure that you can hear the tour guide
  • Enjoy the fountain show included during the summer

What's Included

  • Entrance ticket to the Palace with priority access (timed entry)
  • Entrance ticket to the Trianon domain (Petit and Grand Trianon, Queen's Hamlet...)
  • Service of a devoted licensed guide at Versailles' Palace with commentaries in individual earphones
  • Discover "on your own" the Marie-Antoinette's estate and Trianon
  • Free time to visit the Gardens (priority access) even on Musical Fountains' day
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Place d'Armes
    Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

    Meeting time 15 minutes prior to the departure, CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES, Place d'Armes 78000 VERSAILLES - Meeting point under the statue of Louis XIV, find our representative with a Paris CityVision sign.

End point

  • Palace of Versailles
    Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France

    After the guided visit of the Palace, enjoy the Garden at your own leisure.

What To Expect

Versailles (Pass By)

Palace of Versailles (Pass By)

The Hall of Mirrors (Pass By)

The Trianons & The Hamlet (Pass By)

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Apollo Fountain (Pass By)

Grand Canal (Pass By)

Latona Stairs (Pass By)

Le Grand Trianon (Pass By)

Temple of Love (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Meet your guide at Versailles 15 minutes prior tour departure
  • This Passport allows you to discover the Sun King 's Kingdom during the day. Start by the guided visit of the Palace and then discover at your leisure the whole Estate such as Trianon, The Queen Hamlet....
  • Strollers are forbidden inside the palace
  • This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties
  • Pictures without flash are permitted inside the palace
  • Unique entrance at the Palace: any exit at final
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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29 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Missed opportunity
75shx4zjzy, Sept 2023
Oddly nice customer service but no resolution. My friend hurt her back the morning before our tour, so I reached out to both Viator and the tour company to inquire about one day further our (to give her time to rest her back). Both places told me that they’d love to help and confirmed that the next day was, in fact available, however they could not authorize the change without the other party’s consent. I had both, but they didn’t talk to one another so I ate the cost of both tickets. Definitely believe the fine print on changes within 24 hours of your booking
Great tour
Corwin_H, Aug 2023
The guided tour was about 75 minutes. The guide was very informative. The rest of the time you are free to explore the gardens on your own. Very good tour, though the approx four hours given is way off (thankfully)
Well worth it!!!
Aaron_G, Aug 2023
Our guide Armond was sensational. Very engaging! A real treat! We would recommend this tour to anyone while visiting France. Is an extraordinary location and extraordinary experience.
Frustrating and very dissapointed
sharon_m, Aug 2023
Terrible organised tour Arrived at the palace 2pm For 2.45pm tour Tour guide was not organised As we did not get our audio sets until 3.30pm Was left outside waiting in the hot sun No shade Missed our spot to be let through Did nit get into the pace till near 3.40 pm Ran put of time to see the gardens and the hamlet Was rushed through everything Will be taking g this further to claim a refund
Jacqueline_S, July 2023
Great place and a lot to do. Alot of walking. Gardens are beautiful. Will definitely go again maybe in few years
AnaY_R, June 2023
This tour is 100% a SCAM, BEWARE!!! I paid almost 80 euros to visit the Palais Versaille with a guided tour from “Paris city vision” and when I tried to contact the organizer I did not get any reply. Also, there was no one at the meeting location that was indicated. I asked around extensively but there were no signs with the name of this tour company. I walked all over for one hour under the heat unsuccesfully. I tried to enter the palace on my own with the “voucher” that was provided to me but it clearly says “this is not an admission ticket”, so I could not get in and I had to leave. The so called “organizer” holds the tickets, so he might be re selling them for a profit. I called Viator overseas for help but the representative was clueless and unempathetic. She emailed me another copy of the useless “voucher” that I already had. It took me more than 1.5 hours to get there and the same to come back. This was a complete waste of my time and a rip-off. I do not recommend these scammers to anyone.
Greg_L, June 2023
With out a doubt the worst tour I have ever taken....we booked the early AM to avoid the crowd were on time as we're 25 other people... our guide was 2 hours late.. said that due to the strike.. ok you've got 25 people waiting for you take an uber.the skip the line feature was actually 45 minutes long. The main entry was 5 min very poor communication.....never again...
aimeewilliams576, Apr 2023
Our tour guide Kate was fantastic!! She was knowledgeable, efficient, and very friendly. The tour could not have went more smoothly. I highly recommend this tour.
Great experience, great guide, great memories
Elena_C, Apr 2023
Blondeau was our guide and overall she did a wonderful job at giving us a great tour and overcoming some obstacles. The tour gave us a GPS meeting point that was unfortunately 10 mins away from were we actually had to meet. Fortunately a local was able to point us the right way and mentioned that a lot of people get that wrong GPS direction a lot. After finally meeting up with Blondeau, she did mention that France was currently going through a national strike and unfortunately for us Thursdays are their national strike day. This meant that the Versailles Palace opening was delayed by an hour. Blondeau kept our spirits up and once we were able to get the tour started, she did her very best to get us through the tour knowing we now had less time and because of the delay everyone was entering at the same time. The palace itself was grand, beautiful, opulent and over the top. Hall of mirrors is spectacular and the gardens is well worth the upgrade. Definitely worth a visit. One tip I would offer is to look for a tour that includes the transportation to and from versailles. We opted for a tour where we had to find our own way to versailles from Paris. While only about a 50 minute trip, it did include multiple transfers and multiple modes of transportation. In retrospect being a first tome visitor I would have opted to meet in Paris and get transported from there, but if you have experience it should be easy enough to handle on your own.
Pick your date carefully or view the photos online.
Larry_P, Apr 2023
Our guide was very informative. But the venue was too crowded and it was difficult to enjoy the spectacular rooms on display. Skip the line? We were waiting for a long time as multiple groups were queued to enter.
Versailles Visit
Rosellen_D, Apr 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the history of the castle enjoyable and entertaining. Plus we had access to the amazing gardens. I would definitely take the tour again.
Impressive as expected
Gina_S, Mar 2023
I enjoyed learning the history and commentary about life in the palace and the political implications. I was a little disappointed because there was no tour of the gardens or the cottage. Tickets for the cottage were included but we had to walk there on our own and by the time we got there they wouldn't let us in. Closes at 6 and it was 3 mins past 5 which was the cut off. I am feeling a little ripped because of that, I paid to see the cottage Pavilion and didn't get to.
Good morning from Greece! A few months ago, I booked through my agency in Greece a visit at the Versailles with skip the line (priority access) included for me and my husband. I had specifically asked and thought that Ι got a visit at the Versailles with guide, not whole of course but a big part of it, and access to the fountain show, to the gardens and to petit and grand trianon. What we got was a small tour at the palace maybe 10 rooms, a stood up, the tour didn’t start on time because you had the rendezvous point only in French written and the guide was late. At the end of the tour, the guide told us that there is no time for the petit and gran trianon (with a bad manner!) you should visit only the gardens. We tried to enter the gardens and the security told us that they close up early and all the agencies have been informed, because of the fountain show, we had the tickets for the gardens, but the tour for the palace had started 45 minutes later. What is the point to pay a skip the line ticket if you lose time. The people with no skip the line ticket entered the palace earlier than us. We try to get to the fountain show and the told us the we had to pay extra! The highlight of our experience was the remark from the tour guide: if you wanted to see everything you should take the morning tour! As if we know! So you sell something that is not possible to achieve? And when someone is asking for a whole visit you do not inform him that this is not possible to the afternoon tour and that everything closes at 5 pm especially when they have the fountain show!
Disappointing and disheartening
Amy_P, Jan 2023
We were lost on the way to the tour and called, texted and emailed Viator for help. The woman who finally answered the phone told us “too bad” and “next time be on time.” She did not offer any help or communicate any concern at all. Nor did we receive any response to our email begging for some accommodation. Very disappointing and a turn off to ever using Viator again. We have been a valued customer for years, but no more.
Victor is bad. The dont answer our questions! I will never buy tickets from them again!
Alipio_R, July 2022
Bad. Viator has provided me The worst trip! They care about money! The dont care about People! Horrible! I recomend tourists to avoid Viator!
Será posible reprogramar?
Carlos_F, Sept 2023
No logré llegar los trenes en Paris se retrasaron se debería poder reprogramar para usar en otra fecha…
patriciae_G, July 2023
Excelente y rápida respuesta...tuvimos un incidente a la llegada y por teléfono nos guiaron hasta unirnos con el grupo que nos espero.
Palacio de Versalles
Luisa_H, June 2023
Todo estuvo muy interesante tanto dentro del palacio como los jardines y la guia nos explico muy bien .
Niet waard
Ronald_N, May 2023
Meer dan €300,- voor 5 personen (gezin). De kaartjes voor Versailles en de tuinen kosten nog geen €100,- voor ons.Dus €200,- voor de gids.Voor dat geld krijg je uitleg bij een kamer of 7 en ben je een goed uur onder de pannen. Ik vind het dat absoluut niet waard. Mijn advies,koop gewoon lekker alleen kaartjes en loop de kamers door met Wikipedia op je telefoon. Scheelt een hoop geld.
Trate de contactar a los...
Daniela_D, Aug 2022
Trate de contactar a los que ofrecen el tour, nunca se comunicaron, perdimos el tour y nunca nadie se comunico con nosotros Esperamos más de 2 hrs una respuesta y fue imposible contactarlos. Tuvimos un problema que nos ocasionó u. Retraso a la llegada pero avisamos y nadie nos asistió…

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