Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour

Badge of ExcellenceVersailles, France

From USD 98.63

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Spend a half-day exploring the unforgettable attractions of Versailles, the extraordinary gardens and opulent palace that are both on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Follow a knowledgeable guide through the historic buildings and monuments of King Louis XIV's 17th-century residence, imagining the ornately-decorated Baroque rooms as a private home for the royal family and the nobility they entertained. Enjoy it all without waiting in the long queues, thanks to this skip-the-line admission ticket.
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Guided tour of the Palace of Versailles and its Gardens
  • Explore the King's and Queen's State apartment, the Hall of Mirrors and the Royal Chapel
  • Musical garden and musical fountain shows included on select days in the summer

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport to/from attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • GetYourGuide Versailles
    10 Av. du Général de Gaulle, 78000 Versailles, France

    Check in at GetYourGuide office, located near Café Madeleine, across the street from the train station Versailles Château Rive Gauche (RER line C). Do not go directly at the Palace of Versailles.

End point

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

What To Expect

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 travellers with back problems
  • Bring your own headphones if you have them; standard jack, not Bluetooth
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 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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Traveller Tips

If you decide to stay for the day and walk around rent the golf carts!
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Tundi was a very...
Carl_M, Oct 2022
Tundi was a very knowledgeable and interesting guide. Her knowledge of the history of Versailles made the tour extra special.
Barbara , the tour guide...
Leyany_N, Oct 2022
Barbara , the tour guide was excellent, she explained everything very well. She gave time to take pictures
nice guided tour
Andy_K, 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.
Isabelle our guide was terrific
Kelly_B, Oct 2022
Isabelle our guide was amazing. So informative and a delight to listen to. So many great interesting stories.
Our tour guide Isabella...
Thomas_S, 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!
The tour guide did not...
Joanne_L, Oct 2022
The tour guide did not speak English so it was hard to Understand her. The hall of mirrors was spectacular.
I had no idea how big the...
Shelley_M, 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.
Versailles nice tour but long
Michael_L, Sept 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
Our group guide, Barbara,...
Brian_B, Sept 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.
Entertaining Tour
Kevin_B, Sept 2022
The tour guide presented the history regarding King Louis the 14th and the creation of Versailles in intriguing and humorous ways. The perspective added by the tour guide enabled me to view Versailles in a different way that I anticipated.
Christine_B, Sept 2022
The tour guide was good, the palace was amazing and the gardens were beautiful. Take the time to walk to the fountains and canal.
Our guide, Gabriella, was...
Patricia_M, Sept 2022
Our guide, Gabriella, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about Versailles and her stories made the history come alive. The four of us fully enjoyed our afternoon in the chateau and gardens, and we felt that having a guide made all the difference. It was worth the investment and we highly recommend Gabriella.
Valerie was an excellent,...
Deborah_B, Sept 2022
Valerie was an excellent, knowledgeable guide! Thank you for bringing Versailles, the kings and queens and royal life to life!to life
Very nice!
Annette_N, Sept 2022
Our tour guide Valerie was awesome. Very knowledgeable. She made our tour fun. The gardens were beautiful and also the palace.
Amazing Versailles Tour!
Arielle_S, Sept 2022
Francesco was excellent and very engaging! He knew a lot of the palace's history. He was energetic and kept the group going. We really enjoyed having him as our tour guide! The palace and gardens are absolutely breathtaking! We would highly recommend this tour! Please note that transportation to Versailles is not included.
Too much unnecessary talking.
tom, Sept 2022
We took this tour because it was only 90 min. After 2hrs, we were only 2/3 finished, so we left. Francisco gave accurate information but he kept repeating himself and tried to be cute. A more concise presentation would have been appreciated.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Dear Tom, Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to read that the tour with Francesco did not reach your expectations. All of our guides have different personalities and that is what makes their tours authentic and unique. We will inform the guides to be more careful with the duration of the tours. I hope that you still enjoyed your visit of the Versailles Palace. Kind regards, Marion - GetYourGuide
Emily_C, Sept 2022
Our tour guide Sonia was great and very entertaining during the tour. We learned a lot and it was stunning!
A Successful Trip to Versailles
Jamie_S, Sept 2022
We missed our tour due to a medical emergency. The Get Your Guide staff was very empathetic and found a way to reschedule us so that we could visit both the Gardens and the Palace. Impressive customer service.
Great tour
daviddrook, Sept 2022
Letitia did a great job - a lot of fun - it did rain during the garden tour - but France needs the rain
A tour that tackles all the main points at Versailles
Ana_S, Sept 2022
Francesco is the best tour guide ever!! Knowledgeable and funny. He took us to the gardens under the rain and the tour was still very interesting. We only pay for museum and spend extra two hours visiting the gardens on our own after the tour ended as well as the town.