Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour

Versailles, France
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From $97.04

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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

Palace of Versailles

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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

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Traveler Tips

If you decide to stay for the day and walk around rent the golf carts!
I teach my kids that money doesn't buy happiness, but it gets you to the head of the line .


413 reviews
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Katie_W, May 2023
This was amazing!! Hiromi was informative and entertaining!!! It added so much insight to what you were seeing! 100/10
David_S, May 2023
Tour was excellent. Our guide was so knowledgeable, we learned so much. We did an afternoon tour, very crowded, earlier tour probably better.
Versailles, what a place
David_S, May 2023
Being able to experience the history of Versailles. Beautiful architecture and compelling, tragic and often brutal historyUnderstand that Marie Antoinette was not necessarily as history portrays her. And then there is the amazing gardens…
Cool history and beauty in Versailles
Darlene_d, May 2023
Our tour guide, Laetitia, was fantastic. So knowledgeable and also humorous. Versailles is like no other palace, absolutely worth the visit. And the gardens were gorgeous.
Versailles Tour
Mario_C, May 2023
The tour guide Gabriella was amazing, her knowledge and funny jokes made our day. We had great time I would definitely recommend it.
And then there was Versailles
Judy_B, May 2023
Milan was our guide and he was so knowledgeable and funny. It made the tour exceptional. The ground are unbelievably large and inside the palace is spectacular. Worth every penny but only because we had Milan as our guide. Without a guide it’s less expensive but if your into history or just like to know about it, a guide is the way to go. In my opinion
Perfect tour! Highly recommend.
Melisa_M, May 2023
This experience was amazing! Our guide, Anne-Sophie gave us an incredible history lesson, mixed with political intrigue, art history, architecture and more! We felt so lucky to be in her group! We saw highlights of the palace and had a beautiful tour of the gardens. It was a lovely time and an excellent way to pack in as much as possible in a half-day!
Great guide!
TracyB, Apr 2023
The tour guide, Blerta, was amazing! She is cute, funny and kind! We loved her stories! It was very easy process and even though it was crowded, we were able to stay together and hear everything that she said.
Versailles- springtime in Paris!
Gloria_M, Apr 2023
We loved our tour of the Versailles Palace and Gardens. Blerta was our tour guide and she did a great job explaining the history and traditions of King Louis. We learned that Blerta is an artist - her passion for the arts made our tour so much more enjoyable. After the tour, we rented a golf cart to do more exploring of the beautiful gardens- so much fun! Look for the red coffee cart selling Italian coffee …molto bene!!
Great experience
Mike_R, Apr 2023
The guide service was very good. We were late due to train issue and they called me and made a special arrangement for us to meet the next scheduled tour. Very nice and thoughtful people.
Everything and more we thought it would be, simply amazing
Karen_W, Apr 2023
Reuben our guide was extremely informative and we toured the palace and gardens. The living areas of both the King and Queen were wonderful and the mirrored hallway was magnificent. The gardens breathtaking and the music and fountain was an experience to see and enjoy.
Delightful Tour
Sarah_B, Apr 2023
A day trip to Versailles is well worth it. Our guide Marie-Sophie was interesting and well prepared. Enjoyed the tour and highly recommend adding the private garden tour after. Beautiful day! Highly recommend!
Tour guide made Versailles even more memorable!
Beth_P, Apr 2023
We loved our tour guide, Blerta. She provided so many interesting details about the exhibits and engaged the children (and adults) in the group. We bumped into her the next day at the Louvre and she remembered our names... so impressive!
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.

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