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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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Breeze past the large crowds at Versailles on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line access. Follow your guide through the palace and gardens of Louis XIV, including all entrance fees and round-trip transportation from central Paris.
  • 4-hour guided tour of Versailles
  • Skip the long lines by traveling with an organized group
  • Tour the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Chapel
  • Free time in the gardens
  • Round-trip transportation from central Paris meeting point
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Headsets to hear the guide clearly
Small-Group Tour (Group up to 16 participants during the Guided Visit)
Transport by air-conditioned Minibus or Coach
Local Professional Guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Departure Point: Central Paris, Near the Eiffel Tower Address: Tour starts from Paris TRIP Welcome Center 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais - 75007 Paris Directions: Nearest metro station: "Ecole Militaire" (Line 8) Take EXIT 1 (Tour Eiffel), Then get on Avenue de la Bourdonnais until reaching number 41

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the meeting point near the Eiffel Tower at your chosen departure time. Tours are available at 8:15am and 1:40pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The meeting point address is: TRIP Welcome Center, 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris. 

Travel to the Palace of Versailles in a comfortable tour vehicle, then embark on a tour with your guide and a group of 18 people or fewer. Walk through the palace and learn its history, including the fact that it was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. Follow your guide through the Royal Chapel, the State Apartments, and the famous Hall of Mirrors. 

Following your interior tour, spend some free time in the gardens, a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) park filled with fountains, statues, and classic formal garden landscaping. You may even get the chance to see the Musical Gardens show or the Fountains Show. 

Return to your original departure point for drop-off.
Stop At:  
Palace of Versailles
The chateau and gardens count among the most prestigious monuments of the world’s artistic heritage, and are certainly the finest and most complete achievement of 17th century French art. Former residence of the ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV, this sumptuous royal palace was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. The guided tour of the palace includes the State Apartments of the King and Queen, Royal Chapel and Hall of Mirrors, a richly decorated gallery which boasts 357 mirrors, french bay windows and crystal chandeliers.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Le Jardin de Versailles
Discover the famous gardens à la française ; a 2,000 acre park designed by André le Notre with its magnificent groves, statues, and fountains. Depending on the day and time of the year you join the tour, you will have the opportunity to have a glimpse of the Fountains Show or the Musical Gardens show before returning to Paris.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
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

  • "Highly recommend the guided tour, as it affords the chance to ask questions." See review


19 Reviews
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Best. Tour. Ever.
, Jan 2022
A guided tour of the palace is a must for any visitor. So much to see and learn. Small group was perfect for us. Our tour guide Oliver was the best!!!
Wonderful experience!
, Dec 2021
Our guide Oliver was great! Versailles is a visual and historical treasure! Definitely worth seeing!
Well worth it
, Sep 2019
We had three days in Paris, and we really wanted to see Versailles. Highly recommend the guided tour, as it affords the chance to ask questions. We had free time to explore the gardens and a non hurried pace through the palace. Our guide, Isabelle, was terrific.
Not enough time to see the gardens
, May 2019
Versailles is beautiful, but based on the timing of the transportation of this tour we did not have enough time to appreciate the gardens
1 traveler found this review helpful
Michaela was our guide and she was...
Kathryn S
, Mar 2018
Michaela was our guide and she was great! She specialized in military history and was VERY knowledgeable. She did a great job of navigating our group through the crowds, and was kind enough to drop us off at Musee D'Orsay afterwards due to the rain! Highly recommend her for this tour.
Very easy transportation to and from...
James R
, Dec 2017
Very easy transportation to and from Paris and plenty of time to tour the grounds. Our guide was great, too.
I loved my tour guide - she was...
, Dec 2017
I loved my tour guide - she was knowledgable, funny and witty all at once - thx again great job!!! was worth getting in ahead of the line up -for sure
This is a great tour...
, Nov 2017
This is a great tour. Unfortunately, the weather was rainy and cold so we did not get to see much of the gardens. However, the tour of the palace was breathtaking.
My sister was in a wheel chair and...
, Oct 2017
My sister was in a wheel chair and the driver was amazing! The tour was through Parisd TRIP. Sorry I cant recall his name but he was a gentleman, sensitive and caring. The other tour members were also. Our booking was BR-627769670. This made our tour even more interesting because he was so knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
great tour. On our way to the tour they...
, Sep 2017
great tour. On our way to the tour they gave us historic of Paris. Love it.

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