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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:4-5 hours

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

Don’t like to waste time waiting in lines? Book this half-day Palace of Versailles tour that includes round-trip train transport from Paris, a skip-the-line entrance ticket and an audio-guide. After reaching Versailles by RER train, an informative guide takes on you a pleasant 2-hour tour of the garden grounds. Then, sail past the queue at the palace and explore its stately rooms at your own pace before returning to Paris via train at a time of your choosing.

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
  • Group is limited to 20 people, ensuring 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

In the morning, meet your guide at a central location in Paris and take the RER train together for a 30-minute ride to Versailles. A short walk later, arrive at the gilded gates of the Palace of Versailles.

The gardens and forests of Versailles span 1,976 acres (800 hectares), and are crisscrossed by a network of picturesque trails and tree-lined paths. Follow your guide on a 2-hour walking tour of the grounds, and learn about the palace’s history, the royal family including Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution.

If you’re here during the summer, make sure to check out the spectacular Versailles fountain display or musical gardens show that takes places on select days (included with your tour). See below for more details.

Next, make your way to the Palace of Versailles, where your guide bids you farewell and gives you your skip-the-line entrance ticket, audio guide and return train ticket. Stroll past the entrance lines and enter the palace immediately.

See the King's State Apartments and Chapel, and walk through the unforgettable Hall of Mirrors, where the treaty ending WWI was signed. Your audio-guide takes you around the highlights of the palace and provides historical background.

Take as much as you’d like to discover the sprawling palace. When you’re ready to leave Versailles, hop on the train to Paris with your provided train ticket. 

Itinerary

Available on select days during 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.

Customer Reviews

Theodore S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Outstanding Skip the line tour. guide met us at the metro stop next to the train. Easy access and tickets read in hand. The guide was delightful. Spoke many languages and had actusally worked for a couple years at the Palace. Quite an enthusiast on the history which made the trip meaningful. Well done!

BERNABE G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour guide, she was very, very knowledgeable.

Laura W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We so enjoyed this tour. Our guide was the best. She was so sweet and made sure we had a great time. This is so worth going. I would not miss this when you visit Paris. The lines were hours long, I would highly recommend Skip the Line.

janet c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour was great - made great by our guide, Michelle. She was adorable!!

spraggspam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I would really recommend this tour. Our tour guide Sam knew what he was talking about and was really interesting and entertaining. I don't think you would get much out of visiting the gardens without the knowledge given by this tour.
When they say skip the lines, this company are telling the truth.

Winston B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a brilliant tour as it includes entrance to gardens and house with an audio guide in the chateau and guide for the gardens . Our guide Stephen was so helpful providing us with lots of useful info. We arrived just in time to see dancing fountains and you can come and go as often as you like into the gardens. We spent 8 hrs in total at Versailles so would recommend you wear comfortable foot wear- it is over 8000acres! And we didn't get to see everything. The tour was well organised and the meeting point at train station was easy to find and the journey back went smoothly. The skip the line ticket into Versailles is a must as there is a very long Queue. Thank you stephen

kelly m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide Stephen was full of interesting stories and tips which made for a very fun tour!

brian s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a wonderful day!!
Stephen was fantastic- really brought the history of The Louis to life- my daughter absorbed more history in 2 hours with tour than I would have thought possible. Strongly recommend

mannmar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

our guide, Antoine, was very personable and knowledgeable.

Rudy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen!. The tour went very smooth from beginning to end and our tour guide was great and very knowledgable, definitely recommend this.

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