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Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour

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Versailles, France
Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour
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icon2 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

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
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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
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.

1:00 PM
Palace of Versailles , Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, France
  • 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
  • On Wednesdays in April, May, June, September, October the gardens are free (no entrance ticket required - no musical or fountain show). Price have been adjusted accordingly.
  • Bring your own headphones if you have them; standard jack, not Bluetooth
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Versailles Château Rive Gauche train station will be closed between July 15 - August 20, 2022. Instead, you will need to take a different route from Paris.
  • There are two options with public transport: 1. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Rive Droite" (Take line L via Saint Lazare or La Défense) then it's a 25-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop. 2. Take a train to the station called "Versailles Chantiers" (Take line N via Montparnasse or line U via La Défense) then it's a 15-minute walk to the GetYourGuide shop.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GetYourGuide
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Versailles Palace & Gardens Skip-the-line Guided Tour.

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star-5
The Palace of Gold!
Wendy_S
, Jun 2022
This grand Versailles Palace is so beautiful and decedent. The gardens were beautiful and magnificent! What a beautiful place experience life back in that century!
star-5
Fantastic tour of Versailles with interesting fun facts !
Jazmine_R
, Jun 2022
Tour was amazing ! Johanna was a great guide. Even though it was the hottest day 40 degrees C/100 degrees f. Johanna kept a smile on her face and gave us so much information at versallies. This is my second Versailles tour so I thought I knew everything but Johanna provides us with so much information I didn’t know ! Starting location was east to find taking the train. Make sure you arrive with plenty of time. The tour leaves promptly.
star-5
Great tour with a great guide (Francesco)
Louis_M
, Jun 2022
Francesco was an excellent guide. Great historical perspective on Louis XIV and his times, and the background and use of the palace, with a great sense of humor. Really got a lot from this tour and Francesco's deep knowledge.
star-5
Great tour at Versailles
Melissa_K
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Johanna was fabulous! I highly recommend using the guided tour. Make sure you check the times the palace and the restaurants close. We went at 1 pm and wish I had checked times before.
star-5
Versailles with son
Karen_B
, Jun 2022
Laura our tour guide was so interesting and patient with everyone as it was very crowded and we learned so much , we loved it !
star-4
Good tour guide, good tour
Barry_H
, Jun 2022
Good tour guide, good tour. The tour was a pretty big group so we didn’t really connect with the guide like we have on other tours but it was a good tour, well organized and and informative.
star-5
A Royal Visit
Paul_H
, Jun 2022
Barbara’s knowledge and enthusiasm was inspiring and brought the experience to life. Barbara did an outstanding job of providing a picture of what an individual’s experience might have been during a visit to the palace. And the gardens were astonishingly beautiful
star-5
Highly recommended
Thomas_B
, Jun 2022
Barbara was great guide. Gave us the history of the castle and the kings and queens. Loved the gardens
star-5
Versailles with Sophie
Mark_D
, Jun 2022
Sophie was fantastic. She was engaging and incredibly knowledgable of French and Versailles history (she studied hard during COVID). The linkup was super easy as the check-in was right across from the train station. I recommend the RER train from downtown Paris - inexpensive and a nice ride.
star-5
More than expected
Garry_N
, Jun 2022
A really nice afternoon with a truly knowledgeable guide. Barbara was fantastic and a pleasure to spend the day with
star-5
Great day!
Kristen_B
, Jun 2022
We had a great half day with our guide Isabel. She was very informative and fun. Versailles is a definite must see, especially the gardens.
star-5
Almost zero wait time to...
Mandy_W
, Jun 2022
Almost zero wait time to get into the Palace. Our guide Isabelle was so knowledgeable, kind, and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this experience!
star-5
Great tour in Versailles!
Joan_F
, Jun 2022
Ingrid was just an outstanding tour guide! I just loved this tour! She was so smart and passionate about Versailles! I learned so much!
star-5
Great tour, Letitia was a...
Jolene_S
, Jun 2022
Great tour, Letitia was a great host!! Very knowledgeable and kind in answering lots of questions. Really appreciate her expertise!
star-5
Francesco was great!
MichelleS
, May 2022
Francesco was great! He was very informative with a dose of humor. Learned a lot about the residents and architecture of Versailles.
star-5
Amazing palace visit with Laeticia
Christine_P
, May 2022
Our guide Laeticia was absolutely amazing! We even got to have a orivate tour if the gardens as the rest of the group had only picked the castle vidit. Absolutely worth it, would recommend.
star-4
Great guide
Tarmo_V
, May 2022
Our experienced and inspiring guide Laura provided us an excellent view on the history of the castle and the live of the royal families.
star-5
Fabulous guide (Laura) and tour
Christa_C
, May 2022
Laura is a fantastic guide!! The way she told the historical stories and information was captivating. She was able to answer any question that was asked at any time with so much knowledge and fact. Super smart and animated….you can tell she truly loves the history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect tour
Matt_B
, May 2022
Isabelle was a great guide, so informative! Just the right amount of history and detail, hit the right points
star-5
Wonderful experience with...
Stephanie_F
, Apr 2022
Wonderful experience with Isabelle! She was very thoughtful, helped us take group photos, and had a lovely sense of humor! 100% recommend the Chateau and gardens tour!

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