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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!

Highlights

  • 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

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 July 2015

This was a great tour. Our guide, Sam, was awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour. Great guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was just amazing! So nice to meet a guide at a cafe and have them assist you onto the Metro
station. IF you do not speak the language or are familiar with the area
The place is over over- whelming... A guide is really helpful! The entire family learned SO much.
If only History teachers were that interesting!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Sam was a fantastic guide! This tour was well worth the skip the line feature alone! Sam's knowledge and personable demeanor was the icing on the cake! Definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

ben was awesome. He did a great job and was fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Best way to explore Versailles! The structure of the day works really well - gardens first allow you to hear about the history of the palace before entering. It is incredibly crowded inside the palace, so it works well to have the audio guide and go at your own pace. We were grateful that we booked this tour after considering navigating Versailles on our own. Just the skip the line alone is worth the price!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was great
Melissa was excellent. She was organized, engaging and knowledgable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Perfect to travel to Versailles by train it is quick and easy and our tour guide is great. He is with us at all time. Job well done!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I truly loved the tour that Dani sp gave us. The information and little stories that she told were very good and I was impressed with her knowledge of the history of Versailles in light of the fact that she has only been doing this job for a couple of months. I would definitely suggest this company to anyone. It was worth the price just to be able to skip the line to get into the castle. I especially like the size of the group. A small number of people is so much easier to deal with and be able to hear the guide then if we were 50 people. Unfortunately I did not take any photos.

Dani, thanks again for a wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We liked it! We got a lot of good information about the history of Versailles from our guide. We were able to tour the gardens with the group, skip the line, and tour the palace at our own pace. Guide was friendly and energetic. Would recommend!

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