Versailles Palace & Garden Tour w. Skip The Line Entry from Paris

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Especially in peak season, the lines at the Palace of Versailles can be hard to believe. Skip them—without waking up at the crack of dawn—on this eminently civilized guided train trip from Paris. Your guide will show you the most magnificent of the 2,000 rooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, the King’s State Apartments, and the King’s Private Apartments, then introduce you to the magical 2,000-acre (800-hectare) gardens.
  • Explore the Palace of Versailles, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a guide
  • Marvel at the 240-foot (73-meter) Hall of Mirrors, with its 357 mirrors
  • Enjoy free time in the palace’s spectacular formal gardens
  • Travel by train round-trip from central Paris

What's Included

  • Round-trip transportation by train from Paris to Versailles
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Palace of Versailles
  • Guided tour of the Palace
  • Introduction to the Gardens
  • Free time to explore the gardens and Trianon Estate
  • A local, English-speaking guide
  • Small group of 18 or fewer people
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food & Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Javel - André Citroën
    75015 Paris, France

    Please arrive 10 minutes early. Your guide will meet you outside of exit 1 (sortie 1) of the Javel-André Citroen metro station. A representative will be there holding a sign with The Tour Guy on it.

End point

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

    Clients can stay at Versailles to explore gardens on their own after the tour is completed, or have the guide explain

What To Expect

Palace of Versailles

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

The Hall of Mirrors

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you and wearing a pair of comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking involved
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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94 reviews
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A very efficient way for to see the best of Versailles
Brinda_S, Jun 2023
Our guide, Catherine, was fabulous! She gave very interesting details that kept us all engaged. The tour was the perfect length and so much more convenient to ride the subway than sit on a bus for hours! And we had flexibility to explore the gardens as long as we wanted…and ended up staying an extra 3 hours!!! Loved this tour!
Great guide, challenging site.
JamesWesley_P, Jun 2023
Our tour guide Carolina was excellent! She was knowledgeable, patient, and funny! I highly recommend her tour! However, Versailles was incredibly crowded, and it made it very difficult to even move through the palace. I would look into the best times to visit.
Great way to see Versailles with ease
Joshua_B, Jun 2023
Our guide (Irini??) was great, thorough without being boring. Very engaging and informational, and this was the third time in my life I’ve visited Versailles! Helped with the RER transfer, and the earpiece greatly helped us be able to hear her descriptions in the very crowded palace.
Carolina was an amazing...
Ali_B, Jun 2023
Carolina was an amazing tour guide, really brought the story to life. Even my seven year old was blown away!
The history we learnt...
David_O, May 2023
The history we learnt from the guide It was very busy as it was a public holiday Our guide was very knowledgeable and knew a lot about the palace
Thank you!!
Juli_T, May 2023
Iris was a wonderful tour guide and took us to all of the major attractions in the Louvre! So pleasant to not have to wait in line!!
Great tour of the important pieces
Kristen_B, May 2023
Our guide was wonderful and insightful! We loved our tour We visited the most important artworks and she had a great narrative
A Must See!
Loretta_M, May 2023
Anastasia was a fabulous tour guide! Very personable and friendly. She knew her history and gave us wonderful information along with entertaining stories about the kings and queens.
Versailles Tour
Sarah_L, Apr 2023
Our guide Catherine was very knowledgeable and kind. She made sure our entire group was together the entire time, ensured time for rest rooms, answered questions with thorough knowledge and offered to take pictures for the group members. She even figured out the best stop for my family to exit train station so we were closest to our destination. I would highly recommend this tour.
Great Trip!
Brent_R, Feb 2023
Our guide was great and with the lower crowds we were able to make our way around the grounds timely. Definitely recommend anyone that has never been to add this to their itinerary.
Excellent tour operator.
EddieBirman, Aug 2022
I did not know that the tour included a transfer via bus from Paris to Versalles, so I took a cab to get there. Contacted tour operator and they were AMAZING. They helped clear things up in a minute, and I was able to catch the whole group at the entrance. Our guide (Anastasia) was superb. She told us so many different stories and secrets, our twin teens (12) were extremely interested. Definitely a tour to book; please bare in mind that transfer IS included.
Terrible logistics - completely unacceptable experience
Bhaskar_A, Jun 2022
For a tour for which we paid almost 300 Euros for a family of 4, this was a complete letdown. the tour guide does not take you inside the palace and instead takes you around the gardens. The logistics were terrible overall. the expectation at the last minute from the tour operator was that the tour starts at 10:00am and the entry to the palace was scheudled for 4pm. This was supposed to be a 3 hour tour. thanks to our tour guide, who managed to get us in at 11:30am, we were able to get back to paris for our other appointments later in the day. For a tour that costs the operator 18Euros to enter the palace and about 7 euros for a train ticket, the price charged for the service was a rip-off.
Manny is the best!!!
Elizabeth_S, Jun 2022
Our guide Manny was amazing. He was enthusiastic and knew many great pieces of history that made our tour better in the 100 degree heat that day. If you can request him, do so!!!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for joining us on this tour and for taking the time to leave us this review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Manny! He truly is a spectacular guide and really knows his stuff! We're glad he made the 100-degree weather bearable cause no one can control that! We hope to see you again soon!
Excellent tour
Jim_P, Jun 2022
Our guide Alexandra was excellent. Versailles is amazing and she took the time to explain it to us and show us around. Only downside to me was that the tour operator cancelled our original booking time at 10AM and moved it to 2PM after we were already in Paris and therefore we almost missed the communication alerting us. We had also booked a trip to Triannon at Versailles and did not really get to explore that well because of the time change. The lateness of teh change did not allow for a changed tour/date
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Jim! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for joining us on this tour! We're so excited to hear you enjoyed your time with Alexandra. She really is excellent and does a great job of explaining everything. We're truly sorry for the time change but thanks for your understanding. In rare situations these are necessary and we appreciate your flexibility. Sorry, it impacted the Trianon but glad you had a great time! We hope to see you again someday soon.
Our guide, "Z" (from...
Joann_K, Apr 2022
Our guide, "Z" (from Croatia with a difficult name to pronounce) was excellent. We had a small group - 6 of us plus Z, and it was obvious that Z enjoyed sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for The Versailles and the gardens. Excellent tour!
Very WOW the snow in Versailles.
John_B, Apr 2022
The actual tour of which Anastasia was our guide. Very easy going and very informative. Answered every question with appropriate information and in a very professional manner.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi John, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review! We strive to always offer the best guides and service and we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with Anastasia on our Versailles Tour! We hope to welcome you again soon on one of our tours! The Tour Guy Team
Highly Recommend!
Jack_S, Feb 2022
We had the pleasure of touring with Veronique. She was extremely knowledgeable and made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. Thank you Veronique!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Jack, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a great review! We strive to always offer the best guides and service and we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience with Veronique on our Versailles tour! We hope to welcome you again soon on one of our tours! Thanks The Tour Guy Team
Excellent tour
Roger_S, Oct 2019
October 16, 2019 took tour to Versailles with Veronique. She was absolutely excellent. So much information she made history come alive. Her English was perfect and she knew how to keep the group moving on schedule. I would definitely recommend her and will request her again.

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