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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Book your skip-the-line Palace of Versailles day trip from Paris and leave the long queues behind! Meet your guide in the 15th arrondissement in Paris to board the quick 30-minute train to Versailles. Take a guided tour of the Versailles Gardens and then explore the Palace at your leisure with an audio guide. This half-day Versailles tour includes round-trip train transport, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio guide.

Numbers are limited to 20 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!


  • Versailles day trip from Paris with round-trip train transport
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the Palace of Versailles, with an audio guide included
  • Tour the spectacular Versailles Gardens with your expert guide and explore the Palace of Versailles at your leisure
  • Watch the famous Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show on select days in summer
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Skip-the-line entrance to world-famous Palace of Versailles makes this a stress-free experience. And if you go in the summer, you might also get to see the famous dancing fountain show!

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What You Can Expect

Best Skip the Line: Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Trip from Paris by Train

Explore the vast Gardens of Versailles on your tour from Paris

Meet your guide at a cafe in the 15th arrondissement in Paris, and then walk to the train station to hop on the RER train for a 30-minute ride to Versailles.

The Palace and Gardens of Versailles are just a quick walk from the train station. Arriving at 10am, start with a 2-hour walking tour of the beautifully manicured Versailles Gardens as your guide explains the history of Versailles, the royal family, Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution.

Your tour also includes the famous Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show on selected days in the summer.
  • Versailles Fountain Display: See the magnificent Versailles fountain display, known as the Grand Eaux. It’s a wonderful live concert held in the groves, designed by André Le Nôtre, where you can watch the fountains explode to the sounds of music. The show runs on most Tuesdays in May and June and on Saturdays and Sundays from April to October.
  • Musical Gardens Show: Be enchanted by the musical gardens show, known as Jardins Musicaux. Enjoy the simple beauty of classical music played in the lovely surroundings of the Versailles Gardens. This event runs on Tuesdays in April and May and from July to October.
After your tour of the gardens, head to the Palace of Versailles, where your guide will leave you with your skip-the-line entrance ticket, audio guide and return train ticket. Bypass the entrance lines and enjoy immediate entry to explore the palace at your leisure!

Learn about the palace's amazing history from your personal audio guide as you see famous rooms including the Hall of Mirrors, the King's State Apartments and the amazing King's Chapel.

Take your time touring the palace -- there's so much to see and admire! You can walk back to the Versailles train station at any time to return to Paris with your provided train ticket.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Ben was our tour guide and was extremely knowledgable about the palace, its gardens and the history. We went on a very hot day and Ben was very accommodating of everyone in the group. 100 percent recommend this tour and hope that you get Ben as your guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was great very well organised, Melissa the tour guide was very informative and went out her way to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves as much as could be done in the terrible weather, lovely morning/day out :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour - a must do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Really enjoyable with knowledgable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved our guide and the tour of the gardens. The gardens are massive and we would never had seen so much without the guide. She explained the meaning of the fountains and the history of the kings that lived in Versailles. We really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was very entertaining, helpful, knowledgeable. He truly made this tour a wonderful experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide, Paul, was friendly and extremely knowledgeable walking through the gardens. Versailles is gorgeous and the audio guide was easy to use and informative. My granddaughter and I had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend this tour!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The Skip the Line Tickets are a must if you plan on visiting Versailles! Our guide Danni was perky and full of useful suggestions. The walk through the gardens was a bit long...maybe head down to the boats on the canals instead of in and out the maze of bushes. The audio guide was a nice idea but with the crush of people we had to maneuver through, lost its purpose. Awesome paintings adorned every space available at Versailles. The real lesson learned was It is good to be King!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great meeting place, across the street from train to Versailles, nice breakfast in the café, lovely waitress even though we can't speak French and her English was as goo as our French, she understood what we were having for breakfast and she smiled a lot.

Versailles is beyond description, so I will not even attempt it. JUST GO!!
And Sam the tour guide was the best guide ever

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide is very knowledgeable. Very beautiful place to relax.

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