Versailles Palace Skip-the-line Classic Guided Tour

Badge of ExcellenceVersailles, France

From USD 60.17

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Visit the Palace of Versailles with skip-the-line admission, and avoid standing in the entrance queue before touring this royal chateau. On this 90-minute tour, follow a knowledgeable guide around the palace to see the King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and Hall of Mirrors. Then head outside independently to explore the expansive gardens at your leisure (note: an additional fee for the garden is required on days when the fountain show or musical show take place).
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Palace of Versailles with guided tour
  • Explore the chateau with a guide to learn about its royal inhabitants, from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette
  • See the Hall of Mirrors and the State Apartments
  • Visit the gardens after the tour to walk around on your own (additional fee on certain days)

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Versailles Palace entrance with priority access
  • Meeting point in our local partner's store in Versailles
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Gardens tickets during Musical and Fountain Shows (from April to October)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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 time on your voucher is the meeting time at the agency (tour departs few minutes after). In case of late arrival for the check-in, you cannot join the tour and no refund or postponement will be made.
  • The skip-the-line access can be slowed down on peak days due to various safety controls established by the Versailles Palace
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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

It's not hard to get there on your own and meet up with the group.
Also, Tuesday is a day when there are fountain shows in the gardens, and many people come to see those.
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Educational and interesting experience
Mark_H, Mar 2023
This tour was great! Laura did a great job sharing her passion for the palace. She made it really interesting and educational for our whole family.
Versailles Tour Guide
Candace_F, Mar 2023
Gabriella was a wonderful guide! Her knowledge and captivating storytelling made Versailles that even more enjoyable.
Historical and current Palace facts.
Linda_W, Mar 2023
Our guide, Isabelle, allowed us to invision what life was like in the palace because of her extensave knowledge of royal lineage and historical facts. She presented a fun and interesting program.
It's Versailles, you gotta
harry_h, Mar 2023
It was a little stuffy inside, but our guide Ann-Sophie was very knowledgeable and connected with everyone. A great tour.
Tour YES!, check in ?where?
Rich_M, Mar 2023
Tour guide Sophie was awesome! The location to check in was confusing. It’s in the same group of shops but down further from where expected, leaving us to wonder around looking if we were in the right place before stumbling onto it. A sign and some arrows would help. English signs too.
The grand palace
Mark_K, Mar 2023
Seeing versailles, it’s really a great and impressive place. I did not like the size of the group, which was very difficult at times. Although not Viators fault, there are so many other people packed into the palace that it’s impossible to see anything. Just like the Sistine Chapel, I will remove these kind of experiences from my list.
Too much of guide’s personal philosophy.
bruce_w, Mar 2023
Tour was just okay. Guide shares too much of his personal philosophy, e.g., religion is made up by humans to deal with life. He was also condescending at times, I’ll make this simple for all of you so that you can understand (mostly his personal philosophy, not historical facts).
Loved it
Lee_M, Mar 2023
Laura the tour guide was fun, witty, and very informative. Our group was small enough that we could stick together and we went early enough to beat the crowds .
Incredible tour
Brent_S, Mar 2023
Laura was an amazing tour guide. She made the experience personal with all of her stories and information. We learned so much on this tour. Thank you!
Jessica_V, Mar 2023
Such a great experience. We did have to wait a little as the palace was very busy but we got to see everything and had lots of time in the palace. The gardens were free to see because it was March. In the summer you have to pay extra for that. Definitely recommend them as they’re so calm and peaceful.
Versailles for a family with teens
Romi_W, Mar 2023
Anne-Sophie was fantastic. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The trip was great for our whole family! We highly recommend this tour!
Javier_S, Mar 2023
Gabrielle was an amazing tour guide. She provided useful data and recommendations on how to get the most out of the chateau. She spoke very fluent and clear English
Great guide
George_S, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Leteita (possibly mispelled it) was fantastic! Very knowledgable and gave us a great tour.
Highly Recommend!!
Alyssa_E, Mar 2023
I wish I could remember our tour guide!! This was my first ever guided tour and I did not know what to expect. But our guide was amazing and blew my expectations out of the water. She was funny and did an excellent job story telling.
Breath taking
Laura_W, Mar 2023
The palace itself was breath taking and our guide Laura was outstanding. I highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful guided tour with Nadia
Cristina_L, Feb 2023
Nádia did a wonderful job in guiding us ! She is very knowledgeable and gave very important information about the most famous arts in the Louvre!
Thx to Isabell
Lars_C, Feb 2023
Isabelle was fantastic and made her Job excellent! We got a very good Guide and Tour! Many good facts about Versailles
Great family experience seeing history.
Jonathan_G, Feb 2023
Laura was an excellent tour guide that did a great job of bringing the story of Palace Versailles to life.
A good tour
Barak_M, Feb 2023
Interesting place, Ruben was a good guide, he gave a lot of detail in his explanations, some issues with the earphones and loads of people in the palace building
Perfect amount of time
Dana_S, Feb 2023
Without a guide you miss out on the fascinating stories of the palace. It was just the right length and amount of information and the four guide was entertaining and easy to follow. The use of the headphones to hear him also allowed you to move around more.