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Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Gardens Access from Paris

Paris, France

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Travel back in time to the site of France’s most extravagant monarch with this 2.5 hours guided audio tour of the Palace of Versailles. Fast-track entry allows you to skip the lines at this UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ll arrive in style in a fully air-conditioned coach. Spend time exploring one of France's most famous and impressive landmarks.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Skip the line
Transport to and from Paris by air-conditioned coach
Hostess in coach
Individual audio guide in the palace available in: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Polish and Mandarin Chinese
Musical Gardens" and "Fountain Show" included on selected dates (Gardens on Tuesdays only and Fountains show on Weekends only)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is strongly advised not to wear high-heeled shoes (parquet flooring in the rooms and cobblestones in the courtyard)
  • Strollers are not permitted inside the palace
  • Musical show of the gardens of Versailles is available only on Tuesdays
  • Fountains show of the gardens of Versailles is available only Saturdays and Sundays
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Palace of Versailles Skip the Line Audio Guided Tour & Gardens Access from Paris?
This activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Have good walking shoes on because you will cover a lot of ground." See review
  • "Give yourself time to appreciate the art that is all over the place and be patient because there is going to be big crowds everywhere." See review


179 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Great tour!
, Mar 2020
We did a half-day tour and it was perfect for the time of year we went. If it was nice weather outside we would have wanted more time at the Palace to be able to walk through the gardens but since it was January we felt the half day tour was perfect! The skip-the-line lets you enter the Palace in a different entrance then the rest of the visitors allowing for more space and quiet for the first part of the Palace.
Great but rushed
, Feb 2020
Versailles is amazing, but the bus drops you off around 9, then you stand outside for a bit waiting to get in. It was 9.30 before we started going round then we had to be back at the bus by 11.40 meaning we missed out on the grounds. I think there should be 2 options for leaving - 11.40 & 1pm.
Good experience
, Feb 2020
Small group, fast and efficient way to visit the palace. Gardens are not worth seeing during winter, but we knew it.
Woeful Tour
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide was an hour late. After arriving, he tried to apologise to us, but he was unable to help himself from laughing. We then waited in queue for an hour before getting in! Throughout the tour, our tour guide spoke in truncated sentences and often trailed off. He told us if we wanted to learn more, we could go on to his website. It would have been great if we could have received these insights when we were beside the art. Most of the tour left early. The museum is great, this tour is woeful.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Bonjour Rob, Thank you very much for such a detailed feedback regarding what sounds to have been an horrible experience. Please note that I am really sorry for what happened to you that day. However allow me to ask you for some clarification. That day you had booked an Audioguided Tour of Versailles with Skip the Line Access. The tour reserved included: Tranportation by CoachA Skip the Line Access to the Palace and an Audioguide for the inside visit. Instead of that, your reservation was upgraded for a Small Group GUIDED Tour of Versailles with Transportation by Minibus. Your guide that day was a woman and not a man and we neither report a delay or an incident in the running of the Guided Tour that day. You were in a party of 9 people. Looking carefully at your review, you are clearly talking about a man when writing ("he was unable to help himself.." ). You are telling us that the Tour started with an hour late on the schedule time which means that the Tour would have left Paris at 9:20am instead of 8:20am, which is not possible as we had to be at Versailles at 9:15am to enter inside the Palace. Finally, you are talking about a Museum ("The museum is great..") en not about a Castle. To conclude I really wonder if your review was not wrongly posted. I mean, this review might be in regards with another Activity booked with another supplier. Can you please verify ? We truly care about the experience lived by of our clients on our tours. It is really of Paramount to us, so please give us more details (Booking Number, Date you took the tour) as we truly doubt that what you describe, is about what you experienced with one of our guide. Thank you, Arnaud
Nice Big Palace, Quick Audio Tour
, Dec 2019
Overall, it was nice seeing the Palace of Versailles and to have transportation (van) and tickets included. However, it was a bit pricey for a couple of hours at the palace, and we didn't really need to skip any lines. The tour guide explained about the place as we drove which was nice, but the tour of the palace is only on one floor and is self-guided. It rained when we were there so we didn't get to go out to the (huge) garden as much since it was muddy. Overall, the palace is nice to see.
Wonderful experience
Brittiney S
, Nov 2019
Our guides were kind and knowledgeable. They spoke English and Spanish which was a plus for many of us on the tour. They gave us advice about how to tour Versailles to maximize our 2.5 hours there. All in all a great value and wonderful experience.
Palace of Versailles - half day tour
, Nov 2019
The Palace of Versailles is so worth the trip! Gardens and Palace are gorgeous. Only issue was that the four hours was not enough for palace and gardens. If I ever get the opportunity to go again, I will opt for the full day.
Must see, but get ready for big crowds
, Oct 2019
A visit to the palace of Versailles is a must when you travel to Paris. It's a center piece in the history of France. Give yourself time to appreciate the art that is all over the place and be patient because there is going to be big crowds everywhere.
Horrible customer service. Viator charged us full price for this tour but the castle was under the constriction.
Suzan S
, Sep 2019
Bad bad bad Horrible customer service. Viator charged us full price for this tour but the castle was under the constriction. They dropped the group at the Versailles 10am and told us to meet 11:30am. Basically we payed $225 for the bus transfer. They are other companies about This trip from other customers.
Versailles- skip the line is way to go
, Sep 2019
We booked the morning tour which was very good as the afternoon at the chateau was extremely crowded. Our tour guide was very good but he took our group at a pace that was too fast for many people. We had a person with mobility challenges and our guide left him in the dust as the group sped away

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